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November 25, 2016
Ward2012

Joined: Sep 13, 2011

Posts: 572

Kudos: 146

Self-reported Score:
720

School suffers from lack of direction

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This review is for Ross Michigan

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2016

Experience during the program

The school tries to please everyone and offers a buffet of options. However because of that resources are scarce and the school doesn't give a lot of support to certai groups of students. People say that if you're not interested in consulting or marketing, you're on your own, and I would agree with that.

Also the school needs to do something about having to share everything with the undergrads. Had I know this would be such an issue I probably would have picked another school.

Finally I was a little disappointed with the caliber of my classmates. Lots of smart people but they quickly regressed to frat type parties. It got old pretty quickly.

Suggestion for future applicants: I interviewed candidates and saw some amazing resumes from amazing people who didn't get accepted. I'd say the most important thing is to really understand how Ross will help you.


Overall BSchool experience (3.0)
Schools contribution (2.0)
Classmates rating (3.0)

Strengths of the program:

Alumni Network
Access to rest of university

Best fit at this program:

Consulting
Marketing

Can be improved:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Career opportunities provided by school
Location
Brand/Ranking
Facilities


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March 12, 2015
Ward2012

Joined: Sep 13, 2011

Posts: 572

Kudos: 146

Self-reported Score:
720

Square One Review -- Highly Recommended

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I would like to recommend Square One Prep, which is owned by Kathryn Lucas, a Wharton MBA. Kathryn runs a tight ship and is very organized and encouraging, but honest. During our consultation, she immediately provided structure and examples from her own application experience as well as other clients with whom she has worked to show me how I could put my best foot forward and succeed.

         There are many excellent admissions consultants out there, and I think it’s impossible to name a “best” admissions consultant because every applicant has unique needs and different personalities can mesh in different ways. But one thing that stood out to me with Square One Prep is the structure that they provide.

Immediately after my free consultation (done on a Saturday!), Kathryn sent me a calendar with every day scheduled between my consultation call and the deadlines. As I was applying to several programs, this structure resonated with me.

         The organization, support, knowledge, and skill at listening didn’t stop with the owner. My consultant was also excellent. In addition to having a top MBA, he has a background in teaching writing and also in psychology. His edits on my essays were always probing and thoughtful. He also brought in a lot of business concepts but made them relatable so that they were expressed better in my essays. He was extremely responsive, even during the craziness of the hurricane on the East Coast in October – he and I both reside in New York City.

         Another thing that is unique about Square One Prep is that they have developed a system to streamline the recommendation process, which my recommenders loved. I did too, because the recommendations were stronger for it.

         I talked with over 20 consultants in my process, and worked with two others before calling Square One. When I started my partnership with them, I finally felt calm. I knew I was in good hands.

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