Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Economic Development
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 5
GMAT/GRE score: 328
Undergraduate GPA: 3.5/4.0
Admitted to: HBS, Harvard Kennedy School, SAIS (School of Advanced International Studies)
From the beginning, I was really impressed by Square One Prep’s organized, systematic approach as well as my adviser’s thoughtfulness and professionalism. However, one thing that I did not realize going into the application was that the introspective process of crafting your story and perfecting your essays is actually the first step in the career and personal development process that I had hoped to achieve in business school, NOT in the application process! Square One did a fantastic job guiding me through this journey of self-discovery and forcing me to maximize my personal development. My adviser was great at maintaining a balance between listening to what I was saying and infusing an outside perspective into my own personal beliefs. In addition, as a joint-degree candidate (MBA/MPP) I was able to extract a lot of value out of my experience by getting input on both the business and policy school applications. I felt secure knowing that my adviser had also pursued a similar degree.
I highly and wholeheartedly recommend Square One. Thank you so much, guys!