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Covid-19 Volunteer Opportunities: Tips for Prospective MBAs

Jun. 15th, 2020 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

The Covid-19 Crisis presents a special opportunity to be of service with your expertise – especially for MBA hopefuls who are light on extracurriculars. I was incredibly gratified to receive a message on LinkedIn from a prospective MBA applicant named Harley. Inspired by the call to action in my recent article for Poets&Quants, Extracurriculars In […]

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MBA Admissions Advice for Applicants from Asia

Jun. 4th, 2020 | by: Jenifer Raver

Join our free, live webinar, A Winning MBA Admissions Strategy for SE Asian Applicants, on June 6/7 (depending on your time zone). I’m hosting this one-hour strategy session designed for students from the ASEAN region, along with my Fortuna Admissions colleagues Judith Silverman Hodara, Nonie Mackie and Heidi Hillis. We’ll explore the unique benefits and opportunities […]

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Advice From Heads of MBA Admissions at HBS, Kellogg, UT McCombs, EGADE

May. 21st, 2020 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

Our second in this series of conversations from the CentreCourt MBA Festival include candid insights from the MBA Admissions gatekeepers at Harvard Business School, Kellogg Northwestern, UT Austin McCombs and EGADE in a panel hosted by Fortuna’s Matt Symonds. Topics range from admissions responses to Covid-19, deferrals for admits, extracurricular leadership during the pandemic, what […]

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Advice from heads of MBA Admissions at Stanford GSB, UCLA Anderson, Berkeley Haas, UW Foster

May. 18th, 2020 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

 View the candid insights shared by these elite admissions gatekeepers on topics ranging from Covid-19 admissions changes to what they’re seeking in applicants, recommender advice, mistakes to avoid, and more. On April 28, 29 & May 5, the CentreCourt MBA Festival – in its debut virtual format – brought together the Admissions Directors, Career […]

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Live May 27 Webinar with London Business School’s Admissions Director

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

Free, live webinar with London Business School’s Admissions Director Wednesday, May 27 @ 12 pm ET / 5 pm GMT Register now for the opportunity to join an exclusive conversation between London Business School Admissions gatekeepers, past and present! Fortuna Admissions Director and former LBS Senior Manager of MBA Admissions, Emma Bond, hosts a candid conversation […]

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May 13 Webinar: Applying to HBS, Stanford GSB & Wharton Amid Covid-19

May. 6th, 2020 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

Join us for a live strategy session on Wednesday, May 13, 9am PT / noon ET. All signs point to a record-breaking application cycle this fall. If you’ve set your sights on the hallowed HSW trinity – Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB & Wharton – the competition is about to become even more intense. Not to […]

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Round 1 Strategies Amid Covid-19: MBA Application Tips & Advice

May. 4th, 2020 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

It’s no wonder that business school holds enormous appeal as a key adaptation strategy for early career professionals and college seniors whose plans have been summarily upended. Given the exceptional circumstances at play, what do you need to know, and how can you prepare for delivering a standout application for round 1 as early as […]

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Essential Viewing: CentreCourt MBA Festival is Virtual – and All Top 25 schools Are Coming

Apr. 23rd, 2020 | by: Matt Symonds

In the 25 years since organizing my first World MBA Tour there has never been an MBA Fair that brings together the Admissions Directors of every top US and European business school. Until now… On April 28 & 29 and May 5, the CentreCourt MBA Festival with Poets&Quants welcomes the M7, the S7, the E7 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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