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Joined: Oct 17, 2016
I found out about INSEAD in October, and decided to apply by the following spring. If it had not been for this great team, I think I will still be contemplating whether to go for it or apply a whole year later. I had the pleasure to work with Nonie, who helped me through drafting the essays within an extremely short schedule and I am very grateful for all the attention she gave to the work that had to be done. Although I found out about Fortuna Admissions Team from a search engine, I felt extremely confident from the beginning as all my questions were answered with great speed and sincerity by Matt. From start to finish, I enjoyed working with the team and I thank them all again for the full support I received in my application process.
Joined: Oct 16, 2016
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After speaking to several admissions consultants and not being able to differentiate between them, I became weary of spending so much money for what seemed to be merely essay reviews.
But when I had my initial consulting session with Matt, I was blown away by his in-depth understanding of the MBA programmes I wanted to apply for. Unlike other admissions consultants, Fortuna was the only one that proactively suggested I apply for the INSEAD MBA programme earlier (which was very helpful for my employment situation). I instantly knew that I wanted to work with them.
With the deadline less than a month away, I doubted my ability to get an application in on time. However, having one call with Caroline enabled me to draft all my essays with points I knew would appeal to INSEAD adcom. Over the next two weeks, Melissa was a joy to work with - she responds within 24 hours (I was impressed with how responsive she was on weekends). I have a tendency to write too much in my essays, and Melissa always knew exactly what to emphasise on and what to cut out. Even when I felt that my essays, application form and CV were complete, Melissa generously offered more reviews.
If it were not for Fortuna and Melissa, I definitely would not be starting at INSEAD in three months'! Thank you.
Joined: Nov 12, 2014
Without ever doing the work in my place, Fortuna pushed me to do it at my best. They really helped me synthesise my achievements, and choose which ones to present to best serve my stated goals. As I knew nobody among my friends, relatives or even acquaintances who had already applied to an MBA, working with Fortuna also helped me understand the hidden rules of this universe. It was also great to count on them for proofreading, as a non native English speaker. Finally, I appreciated the "team spirit", timeline, feedback and encouragement.
The storytelling work that Nonie helped me perform was also useful to me later for job applications.
Joined: Apr 29, 2015
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Working with Fortuna Admissions is probably the best decision I made during my MBA admission journey. I have a pretty competitive profile (Consultant / IT / Male / 30) and my GMAT was not stellar (680, well balanced) so I really needed someone to put my story in the best perspective as possible. Thanks to this collaboration I have been admitted to a top MBA! I had several free consultations with other competitors but I have to say that Fortuna made the difference since they took time to study my profile prior to our call and gave me meaningful advice even before we started working together.
I chose the full package (essay + interview + scholarships support) and I was assigned to Melissa. She is really a great coach and gives useful advice. She perfectly knows what to say and not to say, how to say it, which is in a perspective of writing essays, priceless! She was very available (2 days in average for a full review of your essays depending on the quality) and I did not feel any uncomfortable situations, I could ask any questions I had, and she is really honest with you.
The full package includes a full review of your file from Caroline Diarte Edwards, former director of admission at INSEAD, and her feedback was really important to ensure that your story is compelling enough and you did not miss anything important.
Joined: Nov 15, 2012
I was successful on the first attempt with both my applications, to INSEAD and LBS, the former even offering a scholarship. Without the tremendous support from the Fortuna team I could not have achieved this. I was not at all familiar with the application process and work involved, but they explained very clearly what was expected of me and guided my every single step, from the initial timeline planning all the way to the interviews and choice between programs. I used their comprehensive package for two schools, and I would highly recommend them for their professional approach, responsiveness and patience.
Joined: Apr 05, 2015
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My experience with Fortuna Admissions was absolutely delightful all the way from the initial free consultation call with Matt to the application package editing and interview preparation with Melissa and Caroline. They all are great professionals and wonderful people, who are honest, responsive and serious about their commitment to helping you reveal your best for the school and for yourself. I was admitted to INSEAD, and I am positive that this achievement would not have been possible without Fortuna’s assistance. My case was not easy in any way - besides apparent weaknesses of my profile such as age a few years higher than average for the school, I had 4 days old daughter when I started working with Fortuna, and I had exactly six weeks before the application deadline. Originally I had planned to apply to two schools, and I am so happy that I followed Matt’s advice to focus on just one school, INSEAD, which was better for my future career plans. For me, a technically inclined person, writing seven essays in a foreign language was challenging. Those six weeks were hard at times, but Melissa’s and Caroline’s determination and support gave me confidence to persevere. Their comments to my essays had always been insightful and thorough. I highly recommend Fortuna’s team to any applicants to a top school. This will be an amazing experience!
Joined: Sep 07, 2015
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"INSEAD was my goal and with the help of Fortuna team that dream came
true. Susanne was a tremendous help, she not only helped me with my
essays but also kept me motivated throughout the application process.
One of the best qualities about Fortuna team is that they encourage
you to tell your story in your own words. I learnt a lot about myself
as well in the process. I would recommend Fortuna without a doubt to
anyone who is struggling with essay questions or even confidence. They
will guide you towards your goal and will be your biggest cheerleader.
I would like to thank Susanne and the entire Fortuna team with all my heart. "
Joined: Aug 11, 2016
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I started the MBA Admissions process early in the year, and I spent a great deal of time researching the best Admissions consultants in the industry. I ended up choosing Fortuna Admissions. In hindsight, I could not be more pleased with my decision. I had a tremendous experience working with Dina and Judith at Fortuna Admissions. With Dina and Judith's guidance, I was able to submit a whopping 9 applications in Round 1, and was ultimately accepted to my dream school, Columbia Business School via early decision.
Dina and Judith soared far above my expectations. Whenever I asked them for feedback, I heard back from them within 24 hours. They provided me with very constructive feedback and worked with me until each of my applications was in the best shape it could possibly be. Their passion for their consulting work was clearly apparent - they were dedicated to helping me reach my admissions goals. Dina and Judith (and the rest of the Fortuna team) are unique among other consultants because they have extensive experience working in business school admissions at top MBA programs. I found their insight to be valuable throughout the application process. They pushed me to develop my thoughts when writing my essays and they gave me advice that helped me brainstorm effective ideas. If you're applying to business school, Fortuna Admissions is an absolute must.
Joined: Sep 14, 2016
I am very satisfied with the coaching Fortuna provided me. I came with very little knowledge of the business school world and without their help, I wouldn't have been successful. The most useful part was the momentum Fortuna enabled me, given all the things I had to do, not just the application. Of course, their expertise was key, helping me to understand how to communicate more effectively. I appreciated the ability to talk directly in order to clarify points and fully understand expectations. We did it and it was great! Now I am at INSEAD and I love it, thank you Fortuna !
Joined: Jun 02, 2015
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I started my free consultation with Matt, the founder of Fortuna. He is very knowledgeable about B-schools, and I think their edge is that all the consultants have working experience in top business schools. Then he recommended Karen to me, who are from the admission team of my dreaming school. First we worked out a very detailed and feasible plan for the applications. She is always prompt to reply my emails and very patient in giving advice to my essays, personal statement and video pitch. Karen also helped a lot in mock interviews, she managed to arrange two mock interviews and provided valuable feedback. I applied to two schools and got offer from one of them. With Karen's consultation, the whole process went much more smoothly.