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Joined: Jun 06, 2019
I have only positive things to say about Square One Prep. I was a re-applicant to business school and recognized how important SOP would be to my success. My experiences were sort of all over the place and my team, consisting on Kathryn and Darcy, really helped me craft a good narrative.
SOP really is a finely tuned machine. They are incredible at giving honest and essential feedback and do so in an extremely timely manner. I think Kathryn and Darcy truly cared about my success and helped me in all facets, not just my application but in my confidence as well.
I really am in debt to SOP and their team for helping me throughout this process. The MBA application process is a beast but SOP made it feel like it was very manageable through a very regimented and structured process.
I can’t thank Darcy and Kathryn enough for working with me. I really had no confidence prior to this process and now I’m ready to soar into my MBA.
Thanks for everything team SOP.
Joined: Oct 26, 2018
Square One Prep was the key that determined my success in the MBA application process. Going in, I felt very insecure about my application due to my average GMAT (680) and the highly competitive programs I wanted to apply to. Kathryn and Darcy were both supportive and demanding, a combination that led me to build confidence and work hard to craft the best application possible. They asked the right questions that led me to understand and effectively communicate my personal narrative. This was not only crucial for my MBA applications, but also for my personal growth. I felt that the time and resources I invested with Square One Prep were worth it beyond getting into my two dream schools. I came out of the process more certain about my values and convictions.
I highly recommend Square One Prep to anyone who wants to maximize their chances of getting into a top school. I got into stanford and Harvard and could not be happier. I heard from Square One Prep because 2 students I knew at GSB had hired them and had great results. Their track record is unbeatable.
Joined: Nov 16, 2016
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I started working with Square One Prep this summer in order to apply for part time MBA programs at both Kellogg and Booth. I have recently been accepted into both programs, and I would highly recommend Square One Prep to both full-time and part-time applicants who are looking for ample one-on-one attention and a personalized approach to the admission consultation process.
I chose Square One Prep specifically as I could tell from my initial phone call with them that I would not be overlooked or lost in the shuffle, which was my hesitation with choosing a large scale company. My cousin also used Square One Prep last year and was accepted full-time into Booth, so I knew they had a successful methodology.
My application had its own set of unique challenges. I was a re-applicant, had a low quant GMAT score, and recently made a significant industry change in my career. Within the week of choosing Square One Prep, I was paired with a consultant that specifically focused on my application. While she was my primary point of contact, I also had access and was helped daily by the owner of the company, an essay specialist, a career narrative specialist, among others who have all been actively involved in the admission committees at top tier business schools.
Together with this team, we took a deep dive into my prior experiences, spanning from my professional to personal life. They helped me identify my strengths and develop essays that would truly make me stand out as a candidate. Most importantly, the team at Square One Prep was never afraid to challenge my pre-conceived notions in the application process. For example, many of the topics I thought I would write about in my applications were ultimately not used, as we found better and more unique experiences that crafted a much stronger narrative.
In conclusion, I would highly recommend Square One Prep to anyone looking for a highly personalized approach to the admissions process.