Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Various roles in Media
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 10
GMAT/GRE score: 650
Undergraduate GPA: 2:1
Admitted to: INSEAD
I still can’t believe I got into INSEAD! This is a dream come true, for sure. When I first called Square One, I didn’t believe I had what it takes to get into a top school. I just wanted to get confirmation of that, as it has always been a dream, but one I was content with abandoning if I was directed to do so by an expert. Square One gave me a free consultation and listened to me tell my story for several hours. The owner of the company then told me what I never expected to hear – that I certainly had an uphill battle, but that with hard work, introspection, and trust in their process, I could make this dream come true. She said they were ready to work with me to make sure I took each step in this battle steadily and strategically.
They did just that, guiding me with the utmost expertise, care, and sincerity. I freely admit that I struggled with every aspect of the application process. Although I can express myself well in speech, I lack the ability to translate that ability onto paper, but that was okay because my advisor was there to guide me and help me develop that skill. It’s a skill that I will now use extensively at INSEAD. A gift I didn’t expect out of this process. Another gift is that my advisor has become a trusted friend.
I recommend Square One with all that I have.