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5 Tips to Show Leadership Potential in the MBA Application

Jan. 14th, 2022 | by: Matt Symonds

Are you applying to an elite business school this fall? If so, the most important thing you can start doing now is to cultivate your leadership potential. From Harvard to Haas, the MBA admissions office wants to better understand your leadership potential – how you have led a team project, mentored others, created positive impact, […]

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How to Maximize Your MBA Application Process Now

Jan. 13th, 2022 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

Making good on a New Year’s resolution that’s truly life-changing takes both courage and introspection. If yours is to apply for an MBA this year, you’ll also need time and personal investment to maximize your chances of admissions success. If you’re hoping to apply to one of the world’s most competitive business schools this fall, […], Fortuna Admissions, HBS Interview

How to Ace the HBS Interview: An Insider’s Advice

Jan. 4th, 2022 | by: Karla Cohen

This year, Harvard MBA interviews are offered both in-person and virtually with the HBS Admissions Board. Here’s what Harvard Business School is looking for, along with seven top tips to make the best possible impression. The Harvard Business School interview is a search for authenticity – the admissions committee is looking to verify that you’re the […]

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How to Get Into HEC Paris

Jan. 2nd, 2022 | by: Brendan Kramp

HEC Paris was crowned the top European business school for the third straight year by The Financial Times in 2021. Last year’s graduates garnered the third highest median base salary ($168,436) of any international program, with a 118% percent increase. With its approximately $116,500 tuition fee, the FT also noted that HEC is one of […]

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One Action That Will Dramatically Improve Your MBA Application

Dec. 29th, 2021 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

Making good on a resolution that’s truly life-changing takes both courage and introspection. If yours is to apply for an MBA this year, you’ll also need determination and a great strategy to develop your business school application. Are you ready? I’ve reviewed thousands of applications during my career in MBA admissions, from serving as head […]

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MBA Application Advice: 5 Must-Dos Before You Hit Submit

Dec. 14th, 2021 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

The single most important thing you can do when you hit submit on your MBA application is to be confident that it’s the very best reflection of you and your candidacy – no matter which admissions round you’re targeting. Having reviewed thousands of applications during my career in MBA admissions, as head of Admissions at INSEAD […]

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Insider Tips for The INSEAD Interview

Dec. 7th, 2021 | by: Melissa Jones

INSEAD is among the top schools that enlist alumni to conduct MBA admissions interviews. In doing so, the Fontainebleau, France-based program strives to pair you with one alumnus of a similar profile to yours and, for diversity’s sake, another with a very different background. It’s a signal of how deeply the school values the perspective […]

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MBA Interview Prep: 7 Tips for Alumni-led Interviews

Nov. 29th, 2021 | by: Melissa Jones

You’ve landed a coveted MBA interview…  and learn it will be conducted by an alum. What can you expect in this scenario and what does it mean for how your candidacy will be conveyed? Most importantly, how should you prepare? Firstly, having an alumni-led interview is a signal the school values the perspective its grads can […]

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Mistakes to Avoid Before, During & After Your MBA Interview

Nov. 23rd, 2021 | by: Karen Hamou

The MBA interview is a relational process, and the sphere of influence goes well beyond your assessor. It’s vital to recognize that every interaction before, during, and after your interview can impact your candidacy. As a coach at Fortuna Admissions, a Columbia Business School alumna, and a former recruiting lead at Deloitte Consulting, I’ve seen […]

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Kellogg MBA Interview 2021-2022: What You Need to Know + 7 Tips to Prepare

Nov. 19th, 2021 | by: Julia Brady

Kellogg is unique in many ways, not least that it’s the only top business school that seeks to interview every candidate who applies. It’s able to attempt this feat by flexing the strength of a worldwide network of passionate alumni, who opt-in both as ambassadors for the program and messengers to its admissions committee. While […]

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