Fortuna Admissions

How Uncertainty Around H-1B Visa Reform is Affecting MBAs, and Recruiters

By - Aug 9, 12:17 PM   Comments [0]

By Judith Silverman Hodara, Director, Fortuna Admissions President Donald Trump’s decision earlier this year to curtail the “expedited option” for H-1B visa processing times – which previously had promised a turnaround time of 15 days at a cost of $1,225 – promises to impact many sectors...

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LBS & INSEAD: Q&A from a Live Strategy Session with Admissions Insiders

By - Aug 7, 10:34 AM   Comments [0]

By Caroline Diarte Edwards There are a lot of good reasons to consider an international MBA. For one, five of the top 10 schools in the FT Global MBA Ranking 2017 are European programs. At the same time, unique factors abound when crafting a winning application. Two...

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6-min Vlog: How to mitigate a weak GPA or GMAT score

By - Aug 3, 09:23 AM   Comments [0]

If you’re worried about low GRE or GMAT scores or GPA, there are still a few things you can do. This 6-minute conversation between Fortuna Director Caroline Diarte Edwards and Expert Coach Jessica Chung, former UCLA Anderson Associate Director of MBA Admissions, explores strategies for mitigating or fixing a lower-than-desirable academic...

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Maximizing US Tax Breaks When Financing an MBA

By - Jul 17, 16:36 PM   Comments [0]

By: Shannon Vasconcelos, guest writer and Director of College Finance, College Coach Getting an MBA is expensive. A typical 2-year full-time program is likely to run you over $100,000, with many of the most selective programs costing in the $200,000 ballpark. And we haven’t even accounted...

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7-min MBA vlog: Is Age Just a Number?

By - Jul 14, 08:02 AM   Comments [0]

Transcript Judith: I’m Judith Silverman Hodara, a founder and director at Fortuna Admissions, which is a boutique MBA admissions consulting firm. So excited to have with us today Cassandra Pittman. Cassandra has both an MBA at Columbia Business School, has worked as an Assistant Director at...

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MBA Class of 2020: Your 100-Hour Application Strategy

By - Jul 13, 20:58 PM   Comments [0]

  By Matt Symonds, Director, Fortuna Admissions The world’s top business programs have announced MBA admissions deadlines for the Class of 2020 (and if that isn’t futuristic-sounding…). This year, Stanford led the dance, confirming Sept 19, 2017 to be its Round 1 deadline. Wharton’s is the same...

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Inside an MBA Strategy Session

By - Jul 5, 19:20 PM   Comments [0]

By: Judith Silverman Hodara, Director, Fortuna Admissions Let’s talk strategy: Top MBA programs have just announced deadlines and essay requirements for the 2017/18 cycle. Poets & Quants’ John A. Byrne recently hosted three coaches from Fortuna’s team of former MBA admissions directors and insiders in a...

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VLOG: International MBA vs. US? One year vs. two? How to choose what’s right for you.

By - Jun 30, 07:15 AM   Comments [0]

When it comes to applying for your MBA, there’s a lot more to consider than school reputation. What about international versus US schools? And how does a one-year program compare to two years? In this 8-minute vlog, Fortuna’s Judith Silverman Hodara speaks with expert coachCassandra...

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VLOG: International MBA vs. US? One year vs. two? How to choose what’s right for you.

By - Jun 30, 07:15 AM   Comments [0]

When it comes to applying for your MBA, there’s a lot more to consider than school reputation. What about international versus US schools? And how does a one-year program compare to two years? In this 8-minute vlog, Fortuna’s Judith Silverman Hodara speaks with expert coachCassandra...

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MBA Fair Dos And Don’ts: Stories & Strategy from Former MBA Insiders

By - Jun 29, 20:49 PM   Comments [0]

By Matt Symonds I was escorted out of my first-ever MBA fair for unruly behavior. It was at a GMAC event in Paris nearly 25 years ago, where organizers didn’t approve of us talking with on-site business schools about the fledgling franchise that we had started...

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