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Dinged in Round 1? What’s next?


Have you been dinged in your Round 1 MBA application? Without receiving direct feedback from the school, rejected applicants are left speculating what on earth went wrong? It can be challenging to figure out what next steps to take if you don’t know why you were unsuccessful in the first place. You need to think about what to do next and move on, but first, you need to realize what you can learn from this failure. Read on for how to conduct a do-it-yourself ding analysis.

MBA Application Round 2 Countdown: 5 Tips for the Home Stretch


The countdown to Round 2 MBA application deadlines is on… Harvard, Booth, Kellogg, Columbia, Tuck, Duke, and LBS are all waiting to hear from you by January 4, 2017. If you haven’t begun your application yet, you had better get started. At six months out you had the opportunity to carefully craft your profile, but at about six weeks it’s all about packaging and presenting it. Fortuna’s team of former senior admissions staff have put together five tips for prioritizing your remaining time and making the most of your effort.

You’ve Interviewed – now what?


You may have just finished your first interview for business school. What’s next? As former Admissions Directors who have interviewed many candidates over the years, we recommend taking a few important next steps at this stage. Read on for our recommendations…

The Best U.S. Business Schools of 2016 – The Ranking Of MBA Rankings


Hear Matt Symonds’ take on the 2016 BusinessWeek Business School Rankings

Wharton Interview Team-Based Discussions – What To Expect And How To Prepare


Wharton recently announced their round 1 interview decisions, and as former Director of MBA Admissions at Wharton, I can share my understanding of what the school is looking for in the team-based discussions (Wharton’s interview style) which will begin soon. Also to help you prepare I’m offering an online simulation on Nov. 10 and 13… read on for more details.

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