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MBA Recommendations for Stanford GSB & Harvard Business School: Strategy & Tips

Oct. 10th, 2018 | by: Fortuna

If you’ve set your sights on both Harvard Business School and Stanford GSB, you’re not the first. They are indisputably the two most exclusive b-schools in the world. Since your letters of recommendation are the only part of your MBA application not written by you, they can tip the balance in your candidacy. That’s why […]


Free, live webinars in October: Behind the scenes of MBA Admissions with “The Committee”

Oct. 9th, 2018 | by: Fortuna

Discover the discussions that take place ‘behind the curtain’ in MBA Admissions Committees. Join Poets&Quants Editor-in-Chief John A. Byrne for a series of in-depth strategy sessions that take you behind-the-scenes to look at how MBA admissions decisions are made. Listen in as the Fortuna Admissions team of former gatekeepers from HBS, Wharton, INSEAD and other […]

Tips for Writing the HBS Post-Interview Reflection

Oct. 3rd, 2018 | by: Fortuna

The HBS Post-Interview Reflection is a distinctive element of Harvard’s evaluation process, and you’ll have just 24 hours to submit it the admissions committee after your interview. At first blush, this might feel like a timed test version of the HBS essay (‘what more would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy?’). […]

HBS interview invites out today: How to get ahead

Oct. 1st, 2018 | by: Fortuna

Word is out: Harvard Business School releases round 1 interview invites today, Oct. 1, with a second wave going out on Thursday, Oct. 4. If you, along with many of our clients, are among the fortunate few to receive an invitation to interview, it’s a tremendous validation of your hard work and talent. Yet having […]

Common Mistakes in MBA Etiquette & Top 5 Tips for Written Communications

Sep. 28th, 2018 | by: Fortuna

When you’re busy with a million urgent details, a person can get hurried (especially pecking out a late-night thank you from your iPhone). But your attention to detail – particularly in written communications with alumni, student ambassadors and anyone else connected with the MBA admissions process – can help, or seriously harm, your chances. “It’s […]

8 Essential MBA Admissions Tips from the Gatekeepers at UCLA Anderson, Cornell

Sep. 24th, 2018 | by: Matt Symonds

Did you know that the Admissions Directors at UCLA Anderson and Cornell often read MBA resumes from the bottom up? Or that WashU Olin assigns a personal recruiter-advocate to every MBA applicant’s file? From tips on overcoming a weak GMAT score to advice for international students, the Admissions Director Panel at CentreCourt Los Angeles was […]

Tips On The MIT Sloan MBA Video Statement

Sep. 20th, 2018 | by: Fortuna

There’s a video component to the MBA application at an increasing number of schools – INSEAD, Kellogg, Yale, Rotman and MIT Sloan, to name a few. Fortuna’s Brittany Maschal offers a terrific take on how to ace the video statement for MIT Sloan, which has a video component as distinctive from the M7 as the […]

MBA Requirements: Advice for Non-traditional Applicants

Sep. 19th, 2018 | by: Fortuna

Gone are the days when the serious MBA contender had to possess a certain academic and career pedigree. At a time when business schools are aggressively seeking diversity in their candidates, key MBA requirements include your leadership experience and potential. “You don’t need to have studied economics or statistics as an undergrad, or taken a […]

8 Tips for Student Loan Refinancing

Sep. 17th, 2018 | by: College Coach

Everyone loves a good deal, whether we’re talking about student loans or anything else. MBA students, in particular, tend to be money-savvy, and don’t want to pay more in interest than they need to. Is student loan refinancing, then, the best way for MBA students to get a deal on their education debt? Maybe, but […]

Make Me Forget About Your GMAT Score – Q&A with Kellogg’s MBA Gatekeeper

Sep. 16th, 2018 | by: Fortuna

Ahead of the CentreCourt MBA Festival in Chicago, Fortuna Admissions Director Matt Symonds catches up with Melissa Rapp, Director of Admissions for the full-time MBA program at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, to share her insights and admissions advice. If we draw back the curtain on a typical day in the life of the Kellogg […]

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