The directors’ circle
Caroline Diarte Edwards
INSEAD former Director of MBA Admissions
Caroline Diarte Edwards is a Co-Founder and Director of Fortuna Admissions. She was Director of Admissions, Marketing, and Financial Aid for the INSEAD MBA program from 2005 until 2012. She holds an MBA from INSEAD (2003) and is a graduate of the University of Cambridge. She has previously worked as a Management Consultant for Andersen (UK, France) and as a Business Development Officer for the International Finance Corporation (Indonesia). Caroline is a sought-out expert on admissions strategy and business school trends, and is regularly featured or quoted by the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, CNN, the Economist, the Times of London, China Economic Review, Spiegel, and the New York Times.
Caroline’s family is of British, French, and Mexican origin (hence the ethnically confused name) and she has lived in the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Canada, and the US. She is currently based near Palo Alto, California. Caroline is passionate about promoting access to business education for today’s globally minded young business professionals.
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I truly felt that Fortuna went above and beyond what was promised; they were generous with their time, their network, their advice, and their experience. I would consider them more than coaches, but friends, and recommend the Fortuna team 100%, wholeheartedly!
Admitted to Stanford GSB with full scholarship, MIT Sloan with $110,000 scholarship, and Wharton with $60,000 scholarship
Still can’t believe it, I got in at INSEAD! Fortuna’s advice was invaluable in helping me craft my application. With timely and thorough feedback, I was able to draw upon the right experiences that allowed me to put my best foot forward. I would highly recommend this experience to any prospective applicants.
S.V., Ottawa – Admitted to INSEAD
You have first-hand knowledge of the admissions process (and not in a secondary role as many others) and can leverage that experience.
You are also a fun team to work with. Working for months on your applications can be stressful so this makes a difference.
J.F., Philadelphia – Admitted to Stanford GSB
Working with Fortuna is like having Warren Buffett as your personal financial advisor.
D.B., London – Admitted to HBS
I have been admitted to Stanford! This would never have been possible without your help. Beyond helping me correct the structure of the essays you helped me push my thinking especially on the ‘what matters most to me’ question.
A.B., Paris – Admitted to Stanford GSB