Fortuna Admissions

MBA Recommendations for Stanford GSB & Harvard Business School: Strategy & Tips

By - Oct 10, 06:32 AM   Comments [0]

If you’ve set your sights on both Harvard Business School and Stanford GSB, you’re not the first. They are indisputably the two most exclusive b-schools in the world. Since your letters of recommendation are the only part of your MBA application not written by you, they...

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Free, live webinars in October: Behind the scenes of MBA Admissions with “The Committee”

By - Oct 9, 12:22 PM   Comments [0]

Discover the discussions that take place ‘behind the curtain’ in MBA Admissions Committees. Join Poets&Quants Editor-in-Chief John A. Byrne for a series of in-depth strategy sessions that take you behind-the-scenes to look at how MBA admissions decisions are made. Listen in as the Fortuna Admissions team...

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Tips for Writing the HBS Post-Interview Reflection

By - Oct 3, 06:22 AM   Comments [0]

The HBS Post-Interview Reflection is a distinctive element of Harvard’s evaluation process, and you’ll have just 24 hours to submit it the admissions committee after your interview. At first blush, this might feel like a timed test version of the HBS essay (‘what more would you...

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HBS interview invites out today: How to get ahead

By - Oct 1, 07:53 AM   Comments [0]

Word is out: Harvard Business School releases round 1 interview invites today, Oct. 1, with a second wave going out on Thursday, Oct. 4. If you, along with many of our clients, are among the fortunate few to receive an invitation to interview, it’s a tremendous...

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Common Mistakes in MBA Etiquette & Top 5 Tips for Written Communications

By - Sep 28, 13:06 PM   Comments [0]

When you’re busy with a million urgent details, a person can get hurried (especially pecking out a late-night thank you from your iPhone). But your attention to detail – particularly in written communications with alumni, student ambassadors and anyone else connected with the MBA admissions process...

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8 Essential MBA Admissions Tips from the Gatekeepers at UCLA Anderson, Cornell

By - Sep 24, 18:13 PM   Comments [0]

Did you know that the Admissions Directors at UCLA Anderson and Cornell often read MBA resumes from the bottom up? Or that WashU Olin assigns a personal recruiter-advocate to every MBA applicant’s file? From tips on overcoming a weak GMAT score to advice for international students,...

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Tips On The MIT Sloan MBA Video Statement

By - Sep 20, 09:18 AM   Comments [0]

There’s a video component to the MBA application at an increasing number of schools – INSEAD, Kellogg, Yale, Rotman and MIT Sloan, to name a few. Fortuna’s Brittany Maschal offers a terrific take on how to ace the video statement for MIT Sloan, which has a...

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MBA Requirements: Advice for Non-traditional Applicants

By - Sep 19, 12:15 PM   Comments [0]

Gone are the days when the serious MBA contender had to possess a certain academic and career pedigree. At a time when business schools are aggressively seeking diversity in their candidates, key MBA requirements include your leadership experience and potential. “You don’t need to have studied economics...

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8 Tips for Student Loan Refinancing

By - Sep 17, 11:54 AM   Comments [0]

Everyone loves a good deal, whether we’re talking about student loans or anything else. MBA students, in particular, tend to be money-savvy, and don’t want to pay more in interest than they need to. Is student loan refinancing, then, the best way for MBA students to...

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Make Me Forget About Your GMAT Score – Q&A with Kellogg’s MBA Gatekeeper

By - Sep 16, 09:23 AM   Comments [0]

Ahead of the CentreCourt MBA Festival in Chicago, Fortuna Admissions Director Matt Symonds catches up with Melissa Rapp, Director of Admissions for the full-time MBA program at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management Melissa Rapp, to share her insights and admissions advice. If we draw back the curtain...

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