Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Supply Chain in Construction Industry
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 6
GMAT/GRE score: 750 (V: 44 Q: 49)
Undergraduate GPA: 2.94/4.00
Admitted to: Ross
I am a reapplicant. A few months after I received rejection letters, I still did not know how should I tackle my next applications. I contacted Square One Prep and a few other admission consultants to help me figure things out. Kathryn, SOP’s founder, responded to me right after I submitted the free consultation form on SOP’s website. It was the most insightful talk by far, compared to those with other consultants. Her advise during the free consultation was far beyond my expectations. She addressed all my concerns, told me how to address other concerns I’d not thought of, and made me confident to apply to business schools again. But they were expensive so I didn’t move forward with them even though I wanted to.
Then Kathryn reached out to me a month later and told me that her firm was doing a Three Schools free competition – that it was tailored for people just like me who deserve the best shot at getting into a top school but may not have the money to pay for their level of service. I applied (was a very easy app) and was stunned when I was selected as one of the three winners.
We began with an agreement on our framework, schedule and school selection. Suyash was my advisor. He is also a top school MBA alumni , like Kathryn, so he is very knowledgeable about the process. He pushed me to draw a clear picture of my goals, which is one of the most important pieces in an application. In fact, he, Kathryn and I worked together on defining my career vision. We then went through numerous drafts of my resume and then essays for each school. Throughout the process, he pushed me to think more deeply about myself and turned that into content in the application. Kathryn also followed up the application and directly gave her comments on all the final works. As an international applicant, I also needed a lot of work to prepare for my business school interview. Suyash helped pointing out flaws and gave comments that greatly benefitted my interview prep. I had far more confidence in my application this year, compared to last year. As a result, I am going to my dream school Ross this fall.
I encouraged everyone who is seeking help from an admission consultant to contact SOP. Thank you SOP, Kathryn and Suyash for all the work. I couldn’t have done it without you.