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Applying to Carnegie Mellon Tepper: 3 Essential MBA Tips

Feb. 18th, 2021 | by: Catherine Tuttle

Over the past year, my Fortuna Admissions colleagues and I have seen an uptick in interest in the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon. One of the smallest among the top 20 business schools, it boasts a close-knit culture and pioneering approach to management curriculum (a “management science” model over the case method, that’s […]

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MBA Application Tips for Consultants, Engineers & Finance Candidates

Feb. 16th, 2021 | by: Matt Symonds

If you are in one of the three over-represented MBA applicant pools – candidates from finance, tech and consulting – how do you approach your MBA application strategy when the competition is more intense than ever? It’s the secret of admissions success: Your excellence is only your ticket to enter. Once you’re in the game, […]

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Deferred Admission MBA For College Seniors: 3 Key Tips For A Standout Application

Jan. 19th, 2021 | by: Matt Symonds

Last month, Berkeley Haas announced a new option for any college senior to apply to for its fulltime MBA with a two- to five-year deferment. The Berkeley Haas Accelerated Access program (application deadlines April 5 and June 10) represents an expansion of Haas’s early admit program, which debuted last year for UC Berkeley students. “This […]

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What MBA Admissions is Looking for in 2021

Jan. 10th, 2021 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

It’s January 2021, and the notion of leadership (or lack thereof) dominates the conversation, from the US and world media to inside the MBA Admission committee. It’s become ever more obvious that organizations of all stripes need great leaders — including governments, school systems, and nonprofits. Banks, certainly, but also arts groups, law firms and […]

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Meet the MBA Experts: Fortuna’s Bill Kooser

Dec. 28th, 2020 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

“One thing I tell almost every client that I work with – right off the bat – is that this is a process of introspection,” says Fortuna’s Bill Kooser, former Associate Dean of Chicago Booth. “It’s not simply ‘writing stuff down and shipping it off.’ If you’re going to do it right, you have to […]

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Five Benefits of a Free MBA Consultation with a Fortuna Admissions Consultant

Dec. 17th, 2020 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

In early November, I received the following email from an MBA hopeful. This person had participated in a free consultation with one of our expert MBA Admissions coaches, Jenifer Raver, and I was astonished and gratified to read the thoughtful, incisive remarks about the positive impact of his experience. While we very often receive feedback that our […]

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Meet the MBA Experts: Fortuna’s Brendan Kramp

Dec. 10th, 2020 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

“I’m passionate about coaching because I see so many candidates who are committed and driven to not only succeed in their careers, but to make real and tangible changes in the world for the better,’ says Fortuna’s Brendan Kramp. “Each of the candidates I’ve worked with have really incredible personal and professional histories – it’s […]

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Meet the MBA Experts: Fortuna’s Rachel Erickson Hee

Nov. 25th, 2020 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

“Every MBA applicant I meet has something special to offer, and I love finding out what that is,” says Fortuna’s Rachel Erickson Hee, who was a Stanford GSB alumni interviewer for nearly two decades. “The more I probe, the more I find out reasons why that applicant would be a great addition to a business […]

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MIT Sloan Interview Tips + Example Behavioral Questions

Nov. 18th, 2020 | by: Brittany Maschal

The MIT Sloan interview, like the Sloan application, is unique among elite business schools. For one, it’s the only M7 program besides rival HBS in which the interviewer – who is a member of the admissions committee – will have reviewed your entire application. Applicants invited to interview are also required to respond to MIT Sloan’s […]

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Meet the MBA Experts: Fortuna’s Zachary White

Nov. 17th, 2020 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

“You are the world’s expert on being you. You want to harness that confidence and lean into your strengths,” says Fortuna’s Zachary White, former Yale SOM Assistant Director of Admissions. “Remember that people go to business school to learn and grow and challenge themselves, to be better when they graduate than when they enroll. Business […]

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