Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Teach for America/Educational Entrepreneurship
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 5
GMAT/GRE score: 730 (V: 44 Q: 47)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.97/4.00
Admitted to: Wharton-Lauder
I never envisioned working with an admissions consultant but I did interview several of them to get a sense of my strengths and weaknesses. Talking with Kathryn was the most refreshing conversation I had about applying to business school. She was direct, challenging and yet very generous with her time. From that point on Square on Prep and in particular my consultant Joey Siesholtz were extraordinary in helping me craft application essays, prepare for interviews and address any points of concern I had throughout the process. I can say for certain I would not have been admitted to Wharton without their help and guidance.
As someone with a non-traditional MBA background I found that working with Square One Prep was invaluable when I needed to craft a clear case for why an MBA would be useful to me. Joey forced me to dig deeper and, beyond getting an acceptance to business school, understand how best to articulate what I want and hope to achieve in my life and career.
I would recommend my consultant and Kathryn and Square One Prep to anybody looking to get into a top school. They were truly a great team and well worth it!