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The Importance of Extracurriculars in Your MBA Resume

Your MBA resume is often your first impression infront of an admissions committee, so you better make it count. If you have just 1.5 minutes of their attention, how will you make a statement? …

Everything You Need to Know About the INSEAD MBA Interview

Two of Fortuna's former INSEAD admissions professionals dive into what you can expect and how to best prepare for the INSEAD alumni interview. …

How to Get Into Stanford GSB: Tips from a Former Admissions Interviewer

This Fortuna video features Judith Silverman Hodara, former head of Wharton Admissions and Tatiana Nemo, Stanford GSB alumna and former MBA Interviewer. …

MBA Interview Prep, featuring Fortuna's Matt Symonds and Amy Hugo

If you have been called for an MBA interview, you've just increased your chances of acceptance by a lot. Now, be sure to follow these tips to make the most of your big day. …

How to Secure the Best MBA Letters of Recommendation

Caroline Diarte Edwards and Jessica Chung speak candidly about what type of recommenders are best, how to approach them, and how to ensure they deliver a glowing letter. …

How to Maximize Your Face-to-Face Interactions with Schools: With Matt Symonds and Kristen Beyers

This video features Matt Symonds, Fortuna Director & Best-selling Author and Kristen Beyers, former Yale SOM Deputy Director of Admissions. …

How to Format an MBA CV with Resume Expert Jody Keating

There is a proper way to format your MBA resume. Listen to the do's and don'ts from Jody Keating, Fortuna's resume expert. When it comes to your M…

Insider Insight on How to Ace the Harvard Business School Interview

Karla Cohen, HBS former Associate Director talks with Matt Symonds, Fortuna Director & Best-selling Author about what she personally experienced as a former HBS interviewer. …

What To Do After You Submit Your MBA Application? Don’t Just Sit And Wait!

Your hard work isn't over once you press send. You can continue to work on yourself and your chances of being accepted into an MBA program. …

How to Address Gaps in Your MBA Resume: Caroline Diarte Edwards & Jessica Chung

Whether by personal choice or not, there are often gaps in your resume that may appear undesirable to MBA admissions. Here are some ways to explain those "white spaces" and make them work for you. F…

How to Develop Your Personal MBA Elevator Pitch

This video features Caroline Diarte Edwards, INSEAD former Director of MBA Admissions and Sharon Joyce, Berkeley Haas former Associate Director of Admissions. …

1 Year or 2? US vs International MBA? Our Tips on How to Determine What's Right for You

When it comes to applying for your MBA, there is a lot more to consider than school reputation. …

How to Mitigate a Weak GPA or GMAT Score

Speakers: Caroline Diarte Edwards, INSEAD former Director of MBA Admissions and Jessica Chung, UCLA Anderson former Associate Director of Admissions. …

The Importance of Self-Reflection (and Finding Some Enjoyment) When Applying for an MBA

This video features Matt Symonds, Fortuna Director & Best-selling Author and Kristen Beyers, former Yale SOM Deputy Director of Admissions. …

What Does Harvard Business School Really Want?

In this informative session you'll hear from Matt Symonds, Fortuna Director & Best-selling Author and Karla Cohen, Harvard Business School former Associate Director. …

How to Tailor Your Application to Specific Business Schools

Cut and paste is not a good idea when it comes to your MBA applications, as each school has specific requirements and unique nuances that you need to recognize. …

Why The Online MBA Application Matters

Learn from the experts: Judith Silverman Hodara talks with Catherine Tuttle of Fortuna Admissions about why the online MBA application matters, and how you can ensure you get it right. …

How to Make the Most of Your First Month as an MBA Student

From how to balance social and academics to the importance of making quality relationships, we cover it all in just 7 minutes, talking with Fortuna's Judith Silverman Hodara & Catherine Tuttle. …

An Insider Discussion about Non-Traditional MBA Backgrounds

If you are not the "standard" MBA applicant, sometimes this can be a really great thing, though sometimes a non-traditional background can mean extra work in proving you have potential. …

How to Tailor Your MBA Application to Yale SOM

When applying to Yale SOM, there are some specifics you'll want to take into account. The same goes for all business schools, as each one requires a different approach. …

Is Age Just A Number When it Comes to an MBA?

Are you too old or too young for an MBA? Does your age even matter? Let Fortuna's Judith Silverman Hodara and Cassandra Pittman answer that. …

Early Planning & What You Should Do Now to Get Ahead of Your MBA Application

Speakers: Judith Silverman Hodara, Former head of MBA Admissions at the Wharton School and Cassandra Pittman, Former member of admissions teams at LBS and INSEAD; Columbia MBA alum. …

What You Should Do Now To Plan for Your MBA Career Goals

Fortuna's Caroline Diarte Edwards and Catherine Tuttle discuss the things you should be doing now to get ahead of the career plans that will be essential to your MBA experience. …

You've Been Waitlisted. Now What?

Caroline Diarte Edwards and Catherine Tuttle candidly discuss the scenario of being waitlisted at your target school, but having other business schools ready to accept you. …

Determining The Best Undergrad Degree for an Eventual MBA: Discussion with College Coach and Fortuna

What type of undergrad program is best for you if your later goals include attending business school? …

How to Use LinkedIn to Improve Your MBA Strategy. With Caroline Diarte Edwards and Sharon Joyce

In this video: Caroline Diarte Edwards, Former Director of MBA Admissions & Financial Aid, INSEAD and Sharon Joyce, Berkeley Haas Former Associate Director of Admissions. …

Is a Joint Undergrad and MBA right for you? Judith Silverman Hodara and Christine Kenyon Discuss.

There are university programs that offer a combined undergraduate BA with an MBA earned at the same time. Is this ideal for you? …

The INSEAD MBA and its International Criteria

INSEAD shares many of the same expectations as other top business schools, but there is one specific thing that INSEAD is looking for in addition to excellent grades, work experience and personal deve…

What is Wharton Looking for? Key Criteria and Qualities of the Ideal Candidate

The experts at Fortuna discuss exactly what you'll need to embody if Wharton is your target business school. We talk candidly about what the MBA admissions team is looking for in candidates. You'll h…

If You've Been Dinged, You Need to Reassess Your Application: Should You look Elsewhere or Reapply?

When things don't go exactly as planned when you first apply for an MBA at your dream school, you've got to take a step back and thing about your next move. Do you look at other business schools on y…

How to Position Your MBA Application When Your Post-MBA Career Goal is Consultancy

If Your post-MBA career goals include a shift toward consultancy, you have a great future in store. However, this may come across as unoriginal to business school admissions teams, even if being a con…

Harvard Business School: Re-Application Strategy and Expert MBA Admissions Advice

If you previously tried your hand at MBA admissions to Harvard Business School, but didn't make the cut, all is not lost. A surprising amount of successful HBS applicants are admitted as re-applicants…

Harvard Business School Advice: A Strategy for Working with Your Recommenders

The perfect letter of recommendation is a necessary part of your application for Harvard Business School. Make sure you are getting exactly what you need from your recommender. Karla Cohen, former as…

How to Use Storytelling to Build a Narrative in Your MBA Essays

Your MBA resume just states that facts, so your chance to really share who you are comes by way of the application essay. Here, you will hear some solid advice on how to use story-telling to build you…

The Wharton MBA Team Based Discussion (TBD) and How to Handle it Best

Michel Belden, Former Associate Director of Admissions, Wharton offers viewers an insider's perspective on how to best tackle the Wharton Team Based Discussion MBA interview. She takes a close look at…

Insider tips on the team based discussion and how you can conquer it

Matt Symonds and Brittany Maschal of Fortuna Admissions take a deep dive into the Team Based Discussion that numerous business schools are using as part of their interview and admissions process. They…

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