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Sector Savvy – Top Tips for Finance Candidates Applying to Business School

Apr. 16th, 2020 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

Imagine the scene: It’s Tuesday the 12th of October, about 3:45 in the afternoon. You are a persevering MBA Admissions reader who has just spent the last five hours poring over the profiles of investment managers, senior associates, private equity analysts (excepting a 25-minute break when sandwiches were brought in). There’s a point of saturation […]

Sector Savvy – Top Tips for Consultants Applying to Business School

Apr. 15th, 2020 | by: Matt Symonds

Have you slogged long hours at the office to keep the boss happy and meet client deadlines? Pulled all-nighters in college to accumulate credits and maintain your dean’s list standing? Aced your job interviews and secured a spot at an A-list consulting firm? Distinguished yourself as a career wunderkind who’s risen to the senor ranks […]

Why applying for a top MBA now may be THE opportunity of a generation

Apr. 14th, 2020 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

Today, Kellogg announced the extraordinary move of inviting waitlisted or denied applicants from Rounds 1 & 2 to submit an appeal to have their application reconsidered. Kellogg is also waiving the GMAT/GRE/TOEFL/IELTS requirement for candidates applying to Round 3.  Other unprecedented changes in response to the Covid-19 crisis vary by program, including app fee waivers (Duke, Darden), requiring […]

Applying to Round 1 Amid Covid-19: April 8 Free Webinar

Apr. 5th, 2020 | by: Matt Symonds

Wednesday, April 8 at 12pm ET: A Live Strategy and Q&A Session with Fortuna Admissions Applying to Round 1 Amid Covid-19 Register now for this exclusive webinar with insider advice from Fortuna Admissions’ team of senior admissions coaches from top business schools. This free, live MBA strategy session is for anyone considering an application to a top […]

7 Tips on How to Choose Between MBA Offers

Apr. 2nd, 2020 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

As decisions roll in from round 2, many business school candidates are navigating tricky decisions about their future plans. Here are two spectacular quandaries I received from anxious – if fortunate – MBA candidates. To paraphrase: “Is it foolish to pick MIT Sloan over Harvard and Wharton? Everyone says HBS is the obvious choice, but […]

Live April 1 Webinar: Applying to Round 3 or 4 Amid Covid-19

Mar. 28th, 2020 | by: Matt Symonds

Applying to Round 3 or 4 Amid Covid-19 A Live Strategy Session with Fortuna Admissions Wednesday, April 1, 2020 @ noon ET Register now for insights and guidance from former MBA gatekeepers at the world’s top business schools on how to prepare and position a successful round 3 application. Amid the disruption and crisis of […]

UPDATED Sept. 9: The Latest MBA Admissions COVID Changes

Mar. 27th, 2020 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

Our team continues to receive a flurry of Coronavirus-related updates from the senior leadership of the nation’s top business schools. Among the daily developments are unprecedented changes in the MBA application process – from increased exam flexibility for the upcoming admissions cycle (HBS, Wharton, UVA Darden) to admit deferral options (HBS, Wharton) and other adaptations […]

HBS Admissions Response to COVID-19: What Applicants Need to Know

Mar. 24th, 2020 | by: Malvina Miller Complainville

Many of our international clients have expressed fears that where they live may negatively impact their chance of admission to their top-choice business school. With travel bans, consulate closures, and March 19 notice that the U.S. State Department is “suspending routine visa services in most countries worldwide,” uncertainty is on the rise. Last Friday March […]

INSEAD & LBS Response to COVID-19: What Applicants Need to Know

Mar. 23rd, 2020 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

Today INSEAD posted an update on the health of Dean Mihov, who tested positive for COVID-19 on March 15. I was relieved to hear he was in “stable condition and in good spirits,” thought currently under isolation in a hospital in Singapore and on mandatory leave. Given how our lives have been upended over the […]

Navigating Uncertainty: Free MBA Admissions Strategy Session

Mar. 21st, 2020 | by: Matt Symonds

Tues., March 24 @ 12pm ET: An Open Q&A with Our Directors It’s an extraordinary time in every sense of the word, and many of us are wondering how the ripple effect of COVID-19 is going to impact our lives and future plans. Many business school applicants are facing canceled exams or speculating how their […]

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