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Heather Lamb Friedman
Harvard Business School former Assistant Director MBA Admissions

Heather Lamb Friedman, Harvard Business SchoolHeather served as an Assistant Director of the HBS MBA Admissions Board in Boston, MA for two years, helping to select the incoming class through the evaluation of written application materials and interviews with applicants.

She was also involved in the design of the Early Career 2+2 program, a deferred admission process for current students enrolled either in college or full-time Master’s programs. The program is comprised of two years of professional work experience followed by two years in the HBS MBA Program.

Heather moved from Boston to serve as an Assistant Director for the HBS MBA Admissions Board out of London and served in this role for over three years. She worked independently out of London, covering recruitment for the UK and Europe, with some responsibilities in Asia. She also spent some of her time working on behalf of HBS Career Services and The Global Initiative to represent HBS in the UK & Europe.

Prior to working at HBS, Heather served as a recruiting coordinator for the Boston Consulting Group in the Boston office. She was responsible for corporate communication, interviewing, and hiring consulting staff. Her target schools included HBS, Sloan, and Tuck.

Heather holds a BA from Boston College and a M.Ed from Boston University.

Heather has two boys. When not working, she keeps herself busy chasing them around the house (literally).  She enjoys running, exercising, and being outdoors.

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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

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