Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: IT/Banking
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 6
GMAT/GRE score: 690 (V: 41 Q: 44)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.75/4.00
Admitted to: Stern, McCombs
As an Ivy League English major and son of a professional editor, I have had occasion to work with many editors over the years, and I can say unequivocally that my consultant at Square One Prep was the best yet. In fact, she wasn’t just an editor; she was a strategist.
She helped me with applications to five schools that in total required over 20 essays. Our essay topic calls were colorful and made me dig deep. Her comments and questions on my drafts, combined with her deep knowledge of the admissions process and the schools themselves, pushed me to hone my message until, in each case, I was clearly articulating what I wanted to do with my MBA studies, why I would be successful in b-school and, most importantly, why I was a perfect fit for each target institution. I learned that it is about a lot more than showing fit through my profession and goals. My consultant’s attention to detail, pulse on what committees are seeking, and excellent writing skills were immensely helpful. In the end, with each school, I put together a collection of essays that captured who I was as a person and told a compelling, memorable story. As a happy camper who is heading to my dream school, Stern, next year, I would recommend Square One Prep’s services to anyone determined to succeed with the application process.