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How to Ace Your MBA Video Questions

Nov. 16th, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

The video statement isn’t only a challenge – it’s a valuable opportunity to bring your application to life. More business schools are adopting a video component in their applications than ever before. This year, MIT made the move from optional to mandatory, and last year Rotman, Yale and INSEAD adopted the practice. While programs have […]

Yale SOM Video Advice

Tailoring Your MBA Application to Yale SOM

Nov. 14th, 2017 | by: Fortuna

If you’re serious about Yale SOM, make sure your application is specifically tailored to its unique mission, values and culture. Any business school, for that matter, wants to be your number one choice. That means cutting and pasting isn’t going to win hearts and minds. But what does it take to effectively customize your MBA […]

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LBS & INSEAD: Q&A from a Live Strategy Session with Admissions Insiders

Aug. 7th, 2017 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

By Caroline Diarte Edwards There are a lot of good reasons to consider an international MBA. For one, five of the top 10 schools in the FT Global MBA Ranking 2017 are European programs. At the same time, unique factors abound when crafting a winning application. Two directors from our team of former MBA admissions […]

Weak GMAT

6-min Vlog: How to mitigate a weak GPA or GMAT score

Aug. 3rd, 2017 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

If you’re worried about low GRE or GMAT scores or GPA, there are still a few things you can do. This 6-minute conversation between Fortuna Director Caroline Diarte Edwards and Expert Coach Jessica Chung, former UCLA Anderson Associate Director of MBA Admissions, explores strategies for mitigating or fixing a lower-than-desirable academic record. View the Full Transcript: Caroline: Hello everybody, my name […]

Vlog: You’ve Been Waitlisted. Now What?

May. 15th, 2017 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

You’ve been waitlisted at your dream school, but you have offers of acceptance elsewhere. What do you do now?

How To Ace (Or Fail) Your MBA Video Essay

Sep. 12th, 2016 | by: Matt Symonds

This year, more than ever, business schools are including video essays as part of their application process. While each MBA will ask varying questions and allow for different lengths of time for your answers, at the core of the video essay is the opportunity for adcoms to get an authentic and unscripted outlook regarding your personality, passions, maturity, and motivations. Read this article to help you prepare for your video submissions.

How to Stand Out in the MBA Applicant Pool

Feb. 23rd, 2016 | by: Matt Symonds

The following is an edited transcript of a video interview between two of our Directors: Judith Hodara, former Wharton Director of Admissions and Caroline Diarte Edwards, former INSEAD Director of Admissions, and John Byrne from Poets and Quants. Watch the full video Question to both Judith and Caroline: Probably 80% of the applicant pool at […]

Insider Tips For Applying To The Wharton MBA

Aug. 4th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

Former Wharton Director of MBA Admissions, Judith Silverman Hodara, offers her expert insider advice for applying to the Wharton MBA program For more videos with Fortuna’s dream team of former Directors and Associate Directors of MBA Admissions from the world’s top business schools visit our YouTube channel

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