Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Finance Analysis
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 11
GMAT/GRE score: Waived GMAT
Undergraduate GPA: 2:1
Admitted to: Judge
Initially I was apprehensive about using a consulting service; there seemed to be a lot of choices on internet…how would I determine the right company for my needs?
From the moment I did my free consult with Square One Prep’s owner, my doubts were put to rest. She was highly engaging, helpful and able to answer all my questions. We had a lengthy discussion about my background, motivations for applying for an MBA (Judge Business School, Cambridge) and career goals. She listened to my concerns and not once tried to do a ‘hard sell’ or tell me that our call was running long – we talked for close to two hours. After this call she matched me with the advisor she thought would be my perfect partner.
In short, my advisor was excellent. After an initial 3 hour conversation where we got to know each other and talk about my work experience, achievements and future goals, he produced the ‘Square One Assessment’ that formed the backbone of my application, providing me with all the materials needed to craft great essays. Throughout the essay writing process my advisor was there, ensuring that I stay focused and offering me advice on how to structure and produce compelling narratives that really helped me find my voice and stand out with the admissions committee. He turned essay edits around within a day and was available on the phone whenever I needed someone to bounce ideas off. He has that rare talent of being able to take the best out of you and translate this into your writing. After submitting the essays, I was invited to interview. My advisor carried out a number of mocks with me, using role plays and scenarios which were invaluable in building up my confidence and preparing me for the real interview. Soon after, I received an offer!
I would not hesitate to recommend Square One Prep. The whole process was highly professional, delivered results and was excellent value for money. Square One Prep understands the admissions process thoroughly and will work tirelessly to get the best out of you, and for you!