Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Consulting/International Development
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 5
GMAT/GRE score: 750
Undergraduate GPA: 3.82/4.00
Graduate GPA: 3.67/4.00
Admitted to: Booth
The first thing that struck me about Square One Prep was their personable nature yet efficient, no-nonsense approach! Throughout the application process, my consultant never minced words or hesitated to challenge me, be it by identifying weaknesses that I needed to address, tearing apart my resume to showcase more impact, or going through 10+ iterations on my essays to convey the right ideas and emotions. She was always committed to helping me perfect my applications regardless of how long they took to craft!
My consultant was also a great fit for me given my working style and professional commitments – I had a grueling and unpredictable work schedule, travelled 80% of the time, and was in a time zone 10.5 hours ahead of her. Despite all this, her turnaround time for essay reviews was amazing, and I often felt like I was her ONLY client! Finally, the nuanced feedback I received during mock interviews proved invaluable when I went through the real thing!
Thanks to Square One, I am now headed to the Windy City in the fall!