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Berkeley Haas, Duke, UCLA & Yale: Inside the MBA Admissions Essay Masterclass 3

Aug. 20th, 2020 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

If you missed our MBA Admissions Essay Masterclass featuring the Berkeley Haas, Duke Fuqua, UCLA Anderson & Yale SOM, not to worry! You can now access all the wisdom and advice from our conversation by viewing the webinar recording. You’ll come away with tangible advice and ideas for how to stand out in what is […]

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Tell me about yourself: 5 Tips for Your MBA Elevator Pitch

Aug. 18th, 2020 | by: Sharon Joyce

So, tell me about yourself. This is a question you can expect to receive, in various forms, from any personal interaction related to the business school application process – from virtual coffee chats with second year students or alumni to your MBA admission interview. While the Covid-19 crisis has relegated networking to an online experience, […]

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Booth, CBS, MIT Sloan & Kellogg: Inside the MBA Admissions Essay Masterclass 2

Aug. 13th, 2020 | by: Matt Symonds

If you missed our MBA Admissions Essay Masterclass featuring Kellogg, Chicago Booth, Columbia & MIT Sloan, not to worry! You can now access all the wisdom and advice from our conversation by viewing the webinar recording. You’ll come away with tangible advice and ideas for how to stand out in what is looking to be a […]

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HBS, Stanford GSB & Wharton: Inside the MBA Admissions Essay Masterclass

Aug. 4th, 2020 | by: Matt Symonds

If you missed our inaugural MBA Admissions Essay Masterclass featuring the HBS, Stanford GSB and Wharton, not to worry! You can now access all the wisdom and advice from our conversation by viewing the webinar recording. From Adaptability Quotient (AQ) to leadership with a ‘lowercase l’, defining WHY to then show HOW something is unique […]

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How To Research MBA Programs: 4 Key Tips in an Atypical Year

Jul. 28th, 2020 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

Until now, my advice to business school hopefuls looking to research MBA programs was to find a way to visit campus to get a gut feel for whether you can see yourself there or not. Meeting the people and hanging out with the students – by attending a class, chatting with staff, and soaking up the […]

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Answers to Your Most Common MBA Questions & Why Apply Now

Jul. 16th, 2020 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

Through social listening, Business Casual came up with a list of the most common questions now being asked by MBA applicants and attempted to answer them. In this 30-minute conversation, I caught up with my Business Casual co-hosts from Poets&Quants and Applicant Lab discuss the merits of applying now, how some online learning is here […]

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How to Get Off the Waitlist

Jul. 9th, 2020 | by: Matt Symonds

Business school waitlists have been significantly expanded for a number of reasons – the unknown issue of how many students will defer given travel restrictions or difficulty to get a student visa, as well as the fact that many MBA programs are kicking off with a hybrid format blending courses online and in person. This […]

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What New Dean Erika James Means for the Wharton MBA

Jun. 30th, 2020 | by: Curtis Johnson

On July 1, Erika James succeeds Geoff Garrett as Dean of The Wharton School, my alma mater. The late February announcement – sandwiched at the end of Black History Month and just before Women’s History Month – was well timed, as James represents both the first woman and first Black person to serve as dean in Wharton’s […]

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Introducing Fortuna Careers: Pivot & Open the Door to Your Future

Jun. 22nd, 2020 | by: Catherine Tuttle

The decision to make a career transition can be exciting, but at the same time intimidating. Add in a global pandemic that’s upending industries worldwide and you likely have extreme new levels of conflicting personal concerns. While the most optimistic may contend that times like these are teemed with opportunity for personal growth, we know […]

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Rejection: How to Deal with Business School Dings

Jun. 18th, 2020 | by: Heidi Hillis

Fortuna Director Caroline Diarte Edwards is co-hosting a weekly podcast, Business Casual, with Poets&Quants Editor-in-Chief John Byrne and ApplicantLab Founder Maria Wich-Villa. Each 30-minutes session is packed with valuable insights and timely perspectives. This episode focuses on dealing with rejection, including how to assess next steps and ultimately bounce back to reposition a successful application. You […]

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