Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: PhD/Teaching/Research
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 6
GMAT/GRE score: 680
Undergraduate GPA: 3.84/4.00
Admitted to: Columbia
I was talking with a friend at CBS about applying to the school and he said I HAD to call Square One. I called the next day and was over-the-moon impressed with the consultant I talked with (she was actually the owner); I totally understood why my friend had been so emphatic. We began working together right away and I cannot imagine what I would have done without her help.
My consultant had a genuine interest in getting to know me and was equally invested in the process and my success. Her direct and no-nonsense style coupled with her McKinsey-like ability to brainstorm and help me think strategically about my background and goals helped me write essays that better and more authentically told my story. When I called, I had already written my essays and resume. By the end of my first call, I knew that I would be starting over. Instead of feeling defeated, I felt rejuvenated. I knew I’d made the right decision when I called her.
I only applied to Columbia and somewhat late in the rolling admission schedule. My consultant helped instill the confidence and direction that I needed and was just as thrilled as I was to hear that I was accepted to CBS a few weeks ago!
Do you want to succeed with the process? If so, I’ll tell you what my friend told me: You HAVE to call Square One!