Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Banking
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 3
GMAT/GRE score: 670
Undergraduate GPA: 3.5/4.0
Admitted to: Sloan
As you embark upon your journey towards your dream MBA, you may or may not comprehend the bewildering tasks that lie before you. When I first approached Square One Prep, I was enamored by the idea of business school but unsure of much more beyond that. My consultant, equal parts warm and firm, skillfully cultivated my voice and narrative while keenly keeping a tactical view of the adcoms’ perspective and potential critiques . My consultant helped me delve into my past and rediscover experiences and anecdotes that I might not have touched on without her. This proved crucial in the recalibrating of my resume and the crafting of each personalized essay. Unbeknownst to me, my creative edge had dulled with the onset of a banking career, and my consultant played a pivotal role encouraging me to explore all aspects of myself to flesh out a compelling case for admission. In addition, Square One Prep’s approach to both the Letters of Recommendation (much trickier than I anticipated ) and interview made two potentially ominous parts of the journey much easier to handle.
In short, Square One Prep was an invaluable guiding light through the minutia of a potentially overwhelming couple of months in my life. My consultant was always there for me, offering encouragement, honesty, and discipline to successfully fulfill my dream. I’m off to Sloan in the fall and couldn’t have done it without Square One Prep!