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Fortuna Admissions is a unique team of former MBA Admissions Directors and senior MBA admissions staff from top tier business schools, including Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, Wharton, INSEAD, Chicago Booth, LBS and many more.

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     By kchung3 16 10

Fortuna is a relatively new name to the admission consulting scene. Its selling point of having a team of former admission directors on board was what got me signed up for their services.

I started off with an introductory phone call with Matt, the founder. Matt was very knowledgeable on all the top business schools, describing the characteristics of each school's admission process relative to their traditions and geographic locations.

Fortuna assigned both a senior coach and coach to assist with the application process. Overall, both coaches did a great job in helping me to map out my ideas and tailor my essays and applications. In terms of interview preparation, Julie also gave great advice on articulating my story and answers.

However, the idea of having 2 coaches at once would sometimes lead to confusion and seemingly miscommunication among the 3 of us. Therefore, it would be better if there were a clear division of responsibility and communication from the get-go.

Nonetheless, I believe being able to see through the lenses of former admission directors is what make Fortuna unique, and I would definitely recommend them.

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Strongly Recommend
January 02 | 2017
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     By RohanJ5 6 5

I signed up for a Comprehensive School Package covering two schools - INSEAD and Tuck. I was admitted into both.

The team at Fortuna Admissions played a significant role in helping me achieve this. My lead consultant was Caroline Diarte Edwards and Jessica Chung was my expert coach.

The first step of the program was a comprehensive strategy questionnaire, containing questions that kick started my process of self reflection. The questions guided me to think carefully about my values and key experiences, and this formed the core of all essays that I wrote.

Both Jessica and Caroline were always very quick to respond to my questions. Jessica consistently ensured that I was on course to complete my applications on time. I found the frequent conversations and brainstorming sessions with Jessica to be extremely useful in helping me pick the right experiences and personal qualities to focus on in my applications. I really liked that there was no spoon-feeding during the process, and instead the focus was always on helping me think in the right direction, therefore ensuring that my essays were completely authentic and reflected my own story.

The team was always supportive and encouraging, giving me the confidence to express myself in my application. As a result of their guidance, apart from having admits from my dream schools, I also have a better understanding of my own strengths and weaknesses, and what areas of growth I should focus on in the months leading up to my MBA.

I strongly recommend working with Fortuna Admissions for your MBA applications.

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     By whot 0 0

Thanks Sharon for prepping me for the interviews. I got admitted to UCLA Anderson, UC Berkely Hass, Yale SOM and MIT Sloan. Some of them offered almost full or half scholarship.

When I contacted Sharon for interview preparation, the deadline was approaching and I have nearly zero knowledge about the interview. Thank Sharon for the quick response and talking with me on such a short notice.

I truly enjoyed the 2-hour conversation with Sharon. She was able to provide insightful feedback and suggestions during the conversation, and also answered my follow-up questions via email with great patience. She gave me a good start on my interview preparation by identifying my strengths and weaknesses.

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July 14 | 2018
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     By Rei 0 0

Yes, as mentioned in previous reviews, Melissa certainly has unparalleled insight into the admissions process which is clear in her invaluable feedback on the essays.

However, I believe that Melissa's true strength as a coach was her ability to get me through the self-doubt, writer's block and the numerous other obstacles that had almost caused me to give up on the application entirely.

Melissa showed a balance of patience and persistent encouragement, intuitively knowing to send amazing motivational videos and mental hacks that helped me work through the things that were holding me back.

With her support, I actually ended up enjoying the application process and was very proud of the final result. I also got admitted into my dream school!

I could not have asked for a better coach.

She genuinely cared, was very insightful and knowledgeable, and showed diligent attention to the slightest detail.

Melissa, it was wonderful to work with you. Thank you so much!

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     By jenjen876 0 0

I could not have asked for better experience working with Jessica. We focused on my top choice only and I ended up being admitted to the school. Throughout the few months we worked together, Jessica was always responsive, discerning and honest. She provided valuable insight of what the program’s admissions committees are looking for, which helped me keep my essays in the right direction. I also appreciated her providing clear timeline of how the application should move forward and making sure I was on track. With Jessica’s help on my interview skills, I was able to walk into the actual one feeling confident.
I would highly recommend her to any future applicants. Thank you Jessica!

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     By vdsekhon 0 0

I can’t imagine what the application process would have been like without the Fortuna team. They made everything tangible, and much more enjoyable even from the first call. The entire process was an adventure in itself and helped me gain a better understanding of myself including my strengths and weaknesses as well as my goals. I worked with both Melissa Jones and Emma Bond- a great duo. They are both extremely professional and helpful, had great insights on the process, paid great attention to detail and knew how to position my profile in the best way possible. They went above and beyond to help me prepare for my interviews and always available for questions. I know I was successful with my applications because of Fortuna and am extremely thankful I made the decision to work with them. I highly suggest working with them.

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     By whartonscool2020 0 0

Cannot speak highly enough about Fortuna! Throughout my application process, Julie was supportive and provided excellent guidance. She helped me refine my "story" and weave it throughout each of my applications in a way that would appeal to each school. She is very knowledgeable, dedicated, and keeps things fun! I would strongly recommend Julie to anyone looking to apply to top-tier schools.

One of my favorite aspects of working with Fortuna was the mock Wharton interview. I was fortunate to do two mock group interviews before my real one, giving me the confidence I needed.

Thank you, Julie, for all of your help!

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Best choice!
June 13 | 2018
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     By MaMz1989 0 0

I worked with Amy during the second round applications, and I’m now MBA 2020 student for London Business School. I was also accepted by INSEAD.

Amy was an outstanding coach, but I would like to highlight three specific aspects, that let Amy be the best choice for everyone searching for an advisor:

1) She is realistic: She always says what she thinks, even if you would dislike it. She will be your rational eyes during stressful situations. This is an invaluable aspect during the admission process

2) She is super organized: Amy has the capacity to be always well organized both in her mind and in her notes. She prioritizes your work in the most efficient way, saving you a lot of time

3) She is great with human interactions: Amy has a deep understanding of the human psyche. You will never feel overwhelmed by her comments or requests for changes. She knows how to speak and deal with stressed people. You will always feel comfortable with her requests

If anyone who is reading has already “joined the battle” for an MBA admission, she/he would perfectly understand, through my comments, why I voted her 5 stars.

I would also like to add that Fortuna Admission has a team of great professionals, it was really a beautiful experience.

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So grateful!
June 13 | 2018
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     By INSEAD2019D2 0 0

Fortuna helped me to achieve my goal to get into my dream school INSEAD. Nicola, Caroline and Matt were incredibly helpful and I would always choose Fortuna again.

The whole procedure was very fast forward and structured and all of them were constantly available for support and questions. They also pushed myself to new limits - things I would not have done without their guidance and support. The great thing was that we started in well advance with all the preparations of the application process, so we had enough time to create a great overall application.

One of their biggest strengths is their huge experience of all the top tier schools and Programmes. You have all the inside knowledge on hand and can rely on a vast amount of expertise.

I am sure that they were a very important pillar of my admission and I am absolutely grateful for that. THANK YOU FORTUNA!

I can only suggest to everyone who seriously considers to apply to the top 20 Programmes to at least sign up for the free consultation of Fortuna: get convinced of their excellence by yourself.

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     By INSEADAdmit2019 0 0

Nonie did a terrific job supporting me throughout the entire application process and really took the time to dive into my story.

First and foremost, she was a real pleasure to work with. Her input is thoughtful and honest. She wont hesitate to help you brainstorm if you get stuck and has great experience with the application process. Nonie was also flexible to schedule meetings during times that suited me, which unfortunately was often on Saturday & Sunday evenings.

Moreover, the online platform that Fortuna use is intuitive and helpful to structure your thinking around the application process.

I had a fantastic experience with Nonie and would certainly recommend her, as well as the wider Fortuna Admissions service, on to friends.

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