Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Business Development/Marketing
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 6
GMAT/GRE score: 730
Undergraduate GPA: 3.9/4.0
Admitted to: Tuck
Square One Prep has an incredible ability to help you find your voice. When I first approached the process, I was worried. I had worked in several industries and worn lots of hats. I truly was about as nontraditional as one could be. Additionally, although I had lots of ideas about what I wanted to do in the future, I didn’t know where to begin with telling my story in a way that would make me seem like someone who’s been working toward getting my MBA. I didn’t know how to explain the career transition I was eager to make.
My consultant was indispensable. Without her, I can’t imagine crafting a story as clear and compelling as my application turned out. I applied only to my top choice school, Tuck, and they admitted me in the first round.
After speaking with me for four hours–my initial assessment call, my consultant was able to help me strategically pick out key elements in my background to highlight in my resume and essays. She knew exactly what would resonate with the admission committee. She also knew how to bring focus to my various career visions and help me develop a career narrative that brought together all of my seemingly disparate work experiences. It didn’t happen overnight. But my consultant was by my side, guiding me the entire way. She was not only thorough, smart, and available 24/7, but she was also incredibly friendly. I thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with her.
I would recommend Square One Prep to anyone who wants to take the mystery and fear out of the application process, enjoy what is supposed to be daunting, and is serious about getting into their top choice program.