Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Asset Management
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 6
GMAT/GRE score: 730 (V: 38 Q: 41)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.4/4.0
Admitted to: Haas, Johnson, Tuck
Square One Prep was instrumental throughout my application process! I started the applications under an extremely tight timeline and extra pressure from transitioning into a new job. Actually, when I was talking with various consultant companies. I lost my job with no warning. I was going to give up on applying this year consequently because I was sure I’d have no shot with a gap in my employment and with having just been in a job for 2 months before losing it. Firms echoed my fears. I knew I wanted to apply for b-schools during round 1, but was very lost and had no idea how to achieve my goal. Kathryn convinced me that submitting my applications during round 1 was possible, crafted a detailed game plan and gave me a lot of confidence about myself. Not only is she amazingly knowledgeable about every step of the application process, she is also passionate about admissions consulting and stepped out of her way to support me throughout the process (including the pep talks that I’m so grateful for!). She served as a soundboard as I sought other jobs – this was not her job. She did it because she cared about my success outside the application process as well as within it.
John was my advisor and was also fantastic to work with, as he is a talented story-teller and really helped me to reflect and present my own story to the adcom. He was also amazingly calm, patient and approachable throughout the stressful application process. I couldn’t imagine applying without SquareOne’s support. Thanks to their partnership, I am now happily looking forward to attending a top b-school, with a partial scholarship! I’m forever grateful.