Fortuna Admissions

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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MBA Admissions Advice From The Kellogg 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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MBA Advice for the Entrepreneur: INSEAD Grad Mike Davis

By - Sep 13, 06:04 AM   Comments [0]

Mike Davis was running three successful startups from a rented office in Manhattan when he decided to pursue the MBA. Before co-founding the student lender MPOWER Financing, where he’s currently Chief Investment Officer, Davis founded more than a dozen startups, served as Director of Innovation...

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Advice on a Non-traditional Path to an MBA: LBS Grad Paul Heslop

By - Sep 12, 05:32 AM   Comments [0]

In his role at the United Nations (UN), London Business School grad Paul Heslop is responsible for peacekeeping efforts in 17 countries, clearing thousands of mines and other explosives, and defending multi-million dollar budgets to the UN Security Council. While his story is as unique...

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Essential MBA Admissions Tips From The Gatekeepers At Stanford GSB, Berkeley Haas

By - Sep 11, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

“What I’m really looking for is what have you done and how has that mattered in any organization you’ve touched,” says Stanford GSB Admissions Director Kristen Moss. “I like to get practical – some people aren’t great test takers. So, what have you done with...

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