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Joined: May 17, 2019
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Working with Square One has been a pure joy! Everyone was very personable and helpful throughout the process of gaining clarity in why business school was the right next step and how to communicate "my why" effectively, determining which schools were the best fit for me, crafting my resume' and essays, and preparing for interviews. I value their one-on-one approach and thoroughly enjoyed working with my personal coach, Afiya Bediako. She added a lot of experience and insight into the process, was very accessible, and made the process fun. Most of all, I appreciate that the team saw past the "dings" on my profile, saw my potential, and genuinely believed alongside me that admittance was possible. That said, they also did a good job of keeping me grounded in reality and helped me find ways to highlight my strengths and develop my weaknesses. After everything was said and done, our collective hard work landed me a seat in Kellogg's Class of 2022 Cohort!
I cannot adequately express how excited I am for this next chapter and how thankful I am that I chose to work with Square One!
Joined: Nov 27, 2019
I decided to go with Square One Prep after my free consultation call with Kathryn. She didn’t make empty promises like many other consultants had previously done. She told me clearly that due to my lower than average GPA, getting into my dream school (Stern) would be an uphill battle but that she would help me in every way she could. When applying to business school, having someone to give you thorough and candid feedback is extremely important and I wanted that attitude from the consultant I decided to work with. From the beginning, Kathryn was open and honest and gave constructive criticism when she felt like an aspect of my application could be better. She, along with the entire team helped me navigate the stressful application process and helped me organize all of my applications and deadlines which was very useful, especially while working a full time job. My consultant, Afiya, was always available when I needed her, either via text, email, or phone. Because of her, I was able to put forth my best self to the six business schools I applied to. SOP’s entire team truly want their clients to succeed and I am so happy that I selected them.