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Karen Ponte
LBS former Senior MBA Program Manager

Karen Pont, LBSKaren has worked for London Business School in various capacities for 12 years. She spent over four years as Senior Program Manager, overseeing many key areas of the London Business School MBA, including the International Exchange Program, which places LBS students with business schools around the world. She also had responsibility for Student Aid and the highly competitive Summer Consulting Program.

During her time in Program Management, Karen worked closely with colleagues on the Admissions team to review new applications and make recommendations regarding candidates’ suitability for the program. Karen worked as a file reader for the LBS Admissions team for eight years and has supported the school in selecting and shaping multiple classes.

Karen has a BA (hons) in Religion from Lancaster University.

Karen is an avid runner and has completed the London Marathon. These days she prefers the shorter distances but she still gets out running at least four times a week in an effort to keep a healthy body and mind.

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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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