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Julie Ferguson
Chicago Booth former Senior Associate Director of Admissions

Julie FergusonJulie spent four years at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as the Senior Associate Director of Admissions. In this role, she coordinated admissions events across the country, interviewed applicants, advised the admissions committee, connected prospective students with current students and alumni, and managed the marketing communications for the program.

Julie began her career in higher education with the Lauder Institute at The Wharton School. After moving to the west coast, she worked remotely for Chicago Booth coordinating projects for the EMBA program.

Born and raised in Brazil, to Scottish parents, Julie has traveled extensively across the world. While living in Philadelphia, she was part of The Laughworkers, performing improv comedy at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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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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