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How to Nail Your MBA Essays

Thursday, June 6th

12:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM PT / 6:00 PM CET

Competition for admission to top MBA programs is fierce, and your admissions essays can be the make-or-break factor in your business school application. So, what does it take to craft a standout MBA essay? How do you ensure your narrative is memorable for the right reasons? 

Learn how in this exclusive live session. You’ll get advice from former gatekeepers at top 10 US business schools who have read thousands of essays. They know what it takes to make your application rise to the top in a sea of excellence.

Speakers: 

  • Matt Symonds, Fortuna Cofounder, business education industry expert and columnist for Forbes, The EconomistBusinessWeek, and the BBC 
  • Scott Brownlee, Fortuna Senior Expert Coach and former Senior Admissions Counselor, Wharton
  • Sharon Joyce, Fortuna Senior Expert Coach and former Associate Director of Admissions, Berkeley Haas
  • Bill Kooser, Fortuna Director and former Associate Dean and alumnus, Chicago Booth

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How to Nail Your Recommendation Letters

Thursday, June 13th

12:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM PT / 6:00 PM CET

Recommendation letters give MBA admissions committees important insights into your character and potential to succeed. Getting powerful and persuasive recommendations  depends on who you select to write them and how you prepare your recommenders for the task.

Learn all the tips and tricks on how to master this key component of your MBA application in this free live masterclass. You’ll hear from Fortuna’s experts, who are former admissions officers and have read thousands of recommendation letters and who know what distinguishes a standout recommendation. 

Speakers:  

  • Matt Symonds, Fortuna Cofounder, business education industry expert and columnist for Forbes, The Economist, BusinessWeek, and the BBC 
  • Emma Bond, Fortuna Director and former Senior Manager of MBA Admissions, London Business School
  • Pete Johnson, Fortuna Director and former Assistant Dean, Full-time MBA Program & Admissions, Berkeley Haas
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How to Nail Your MBA Resume and Application Form

Thursday, June 20th

12:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM PT / 6:00 PM CET

These elements of an MBA application may seem basic, but it’s critical to use them strategically. Our experts will provide insider tips on what business schools are looking for and how you can use these to address unique facets of your profile and even turn potential weaknesses into strengths. 

We’ll show you how to optimize these components so your entire package forms a cohesive and compelling narrative. 

Speakers: 

  • Matt Symonds, Fortuna Cofounder, business education industry expert and columnist for Forbes, The Economist, BusinessWeek, and the BBC 
  • Caroline Diarte Edwards, Fortuna Cofounder and former Director, MBA Admissions & Financial Aid, INSEAD
  • Jody Keating, Fortuna Expert Coach and former Career Coach, Wharton and Georgetown
  • Catherine Tuttle, Fortuna Expert Coach and former Associate Director, Duke Fuqua
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Previous Webinars

How to Get Into The Wharton School

How to Get into Stanford GSB

How To Get Into Harvard Business School

Choosing Between the GMAT Focus Edition and the GRE

Applying to B-School in the Final Round: Is it Worth It?

MBA Admissions Essays Masterclass: INSEAD and London Business School

MBA Admissions Essays Masterclass: Berkeley Haas, Duke Fuqua, NYU Stern and Tuck School of Business

MBA Admissions Essay Masterclass: Columbia, MIT Sloan, Chicago Booth and Kellogg

MBA Admissions Essays Masterclass: Stanford GSB, Harvard and Wharton

Free Preview of Fortuna Admissions’ Ignite MBA Prep Course

Seven Things You Need to Know About Getting into the Wharton School

Seven Things You Need to Know About Getting into Harvard Business School

Seven Things You Need to Know About Getting into Stanford Graduate School of Business

Panelists

Heidi Hillis Rachel Erickson Hee Tatiana Nemo Matt Symonds

Writing a Powerful MBA Essay

Securing Strong Letters of Recommendation

Crafting a Killer MBA Resume & Application Forms

HBS Admissions Masterclass

Stanford GSB Admissions Masterclass

Wharton MBA Admissions Masterclass

How To Create Your MBA Target List & Research Schools

Countdown to Round 1: What You Should Be Doing & When

What You Need to Know About The 2022/23 MBA Admissions Cycle

Masterclass 3: MBA Application Strategy for International Schools

Masterclass 2: Round 2 MBA Application Strategy for S10 Schools

Masterclass 1: Round 2 MBA Application Strategy for M7 Schools

June 23 2021: A Conversation with IMD’s Admissions Director

June 22 2021: Application Strategy for NYU Stern, Duke Fuqua, and Johnson Cornell

June 29 2021: Application Strategy for Berkeley Haas, UCLA Anderson, and Yale SOM

June 15 2021: Application Strategy for INSEAD & LBS

May 10 2021: Optimizing Value: Getting the Most From Your MBA Experience

June 8 2021: Kellogg & Chicago Booth Admissions Masterclass

June 1 2021: CBS & MIT Sloan Admissions Masterclass

May 25 2021: Stanford GSB Admissions Masterclass

May 18 2020: Wharton Admissions Masterclass

May 11 2021: Harvard Business School Admissions Masterclass

April 20, 2021: MBA Admissions Masterclasses: Round 1 Application Strategy

Panelists

Matt Symonds, Julia Brady, Caroline Diarte Edwards

May 4 2021. Masterclass 3: MBA Essay Strategy

Panelists

Matt Symonds Judith Silverman Hodara Taniel Chan Bill Kooser

April 27, 2021 Masterclass 2: Recommendations, Resumes & Application Forms

Panelists

Matt Symonds, Heidi Hillis, Brittany Maschal, Emma Bond

An Exclusive Webinar: The Hottest Non-MBA Business Degrees in 2021

Jan 27 2021: Optimizing Value: Getting the most from your MBA experience

Oct 28 2020: Specialized Masters Programs: Admissions Insights & Strategy

Panelists

Matt Symonds Julia Brady Emma Bond Lisa Bevill

Oct. 21 2020: A Winning Round 2 MBA Strategy

Panelists

Matt Symonds Judith Silverman Hodara Caroline Diarte Edwards Sharon Joyce

Oct 14: MBA Interview Strategy for HBS, Stanford GSB & Wharton

Panelists

Michel Belden Malvina Miller Complainville Rachel Erickson Hee

Aug 19, 2020: MBA Admissions Essay Masterclass 4: London Business School, INSEAD & HEC Paris

Panelists

Emma Bond, former London Business School Senior Manager of MBA Admissions Caroline Diarte Edwards, former INSEAD Director of MBA Admissions & Financial Aid Brendan Kramp, HEC alum & former INSEAD Director of Development

Aug 12, 2020: MBA Admissions Essay Masterclass 3: Berkeley Haas, Duke Fuqua, UCLA Anderson & Yale SOM

Panelists

Sharon Joyce, former Berkeley Haas Associate Director of Admissions Jessica Chung, former UCLA Associate Director of Admissions Catherine Tuttle, former Duke Fuqua Associate Director Zachary White, former Yale SOM Assistant Director of Admissions

Aug 5, 2020: MBA Admissions Essay Masterclass 2: Kellogg, Chicago Booth, Columbia & MIT Sloan

Panelists

Bill Kooser, Former Chicago Booth Associate Dean Karen Hamou, CBS alum, former Deloitte Consulting recruiting lead Brittany Maschal, former member of admissions teams at Wharton, Johns Hopkins and Princeton Toby Cortelyou, Director at Northwestern; former Chicago Booth Admissions Director

July 29, 2020: MBA Admissions Essay Masterclass 1: HBS, Stanford GSB & Wharton

Panelists

Hosted by Poets& Quants with Fortuna Admissions Director Matt Symonds Judith Silverman Hodara, former Wharton head of Admissions Karla Cohen, former Harvard Business School Associate Director Rachel Erickson Hee, Stanford GSB alum & former GSB interviewer

June 7, 2020: A Winning MBA Admissions Strategy for SE Asian Applicants

Panelists

Heidi Hillis, GSB (Australia) Jenifer Raver (Wharton/ Lauder) Singapore Nonie Mackie (LBS) Singapore Hosted by: Judith Silverman Hodara, Wharton

May 27 2020, London Business School: A Talk with the Admissions Director

Panelists

David Simpson Emma Bond

May 14, 2020: Applying to HBS, Stanford GSB & Wharton Amid Covid-19

Panelists

Matt Symonds Natasha de Masi Heidi Hillis Paul Stramaglia

April 9, 2020: Applying to Round 1 Amid Covid-19

Panelists

Matt Symonds Judith Silverman Hodara Cassandra Pittman

March 5, 2020: Live Webinar with INSEAD Admissions Director

Panelists

Caroline Diarte Edwards Virginie Fougea

Nov 19, 2019: Admissions Exams Decoded

Panelists

Bill Kooser, Fortuna Director & Former Chicago Booth Associate Dean Joanna Graham, Fortuna Expert Coach & Former Director, GMAC Bryce Warwick, President of Warwick Strategies

Sept 17, 2020: Decoding the Essays for the Top European MBA Programs

Panelists

Emma Bond, Fortuna Director, former Senior Manager of MBA Admissions at London Business School Nonie Mackie, Fortuna Expert Coach, former Assistant Director, INSEAD Lisa Bevill, Fortuna Director, former MBA Admissions Director at IE

Aug 20, 2019: Decoding the Essays for the Top 15 MBA Programs

Panelists

Catherine Tuttle, Fortuna Expert Coach, Former Associate Director at Duke Fuqua Jason Yeh, Fortuna Expert Coach, Kellogg MBA Alum and Admissions Interviewer Sharon Joyce, Fortuna Expert Coach, Former Associate Director of Admissions at Berkeley Haas

Office Hours: An Open Q&A Session with Judith and Jenifer

Panelists

Judith Silverman Hodara Jenifer Raver

Decoding the Essays for Harvard, Stanford, Wharton and the Top 10 MBA Programs

Panelists

Judith Silverman Hodara Tatiana Nemo

Get a Head Start on your 2019-2020 MBA Applications

Roadmap to an MBA: HBS, GSB and Wharton

Panelists

Judith Silverman Hodara Wharton former head of MBA admission Heidi Hillis Stanford GSB Alum & MBA admissions interviewer Karla Cohen Harvard Business School former associate director Hosted by John A. Byrne, Editor-in-Chief of Poets&Quants.

Behind the MBA Admissions Curtain with The Committee

Panelists

Matt Symonds, Heidi Hillis, Cassandra Pittman, Michel Belden

Behind the MBA Admissions Curtain with The Committee

Panelists

Emma Bond, Randall Sawyer, Karla Cohen

Behind the MBA Admissions Curtain with The Committee

Panelists

Caroline Diarte Edwards Judith Silverman Hodara Sara Neher

A WINNING MBA ADMISSIONS STRATEGY FOR BOOTH, HAAS & KELLOGG

Panelists

Julie Ferguson, Willie Kotas and Sharon Joyce

A WINNING MBA ADMISSIONS STRATEGY FOR HBS, STANFORD GSB & WHARTON

Panelists

Karla Cohen, former Harvard Business School Associate Director Heidi Hillis, former Stanford GSB MBA Admissions Interviewer Judith Silverman Hodara, former Wharton Head of Admissions

A WINNING MBA ADMISSIONS STRATEGY FOR LBS & INSEAD

Panelists

Caroline Diarte Edwards, former INSEAD Director of MBA Admissions Emma Bond, former LBS Senior Manager of MBA Admissions

Your Roadmap to an MBA with Former Admissions Insiders

Panelists

Judith Silverman Hodara and Caroline Diarte Edwards

A Winning MBA Admissions Strategy for the M7 Schools

Panelists

Heather Friedman, former Harvard Business School Assistant Director of MBA Admissions; Heidi Hillis, Stanford GSB alumna and former GSB MBA interviewer; Judith Silverman Hodara, former Wharton Director of MBA Admissions

Countdown to R2 + How to Bounce Back from a R1 Ding

Panelists

Caroline Diarte Edwards, Director, Fortuna Admissions (former Director of Admissions, INSEAD) Judith Silverman Hodara, Director, Fortuna Admissions (former Wharton Acting Director of Admissions) Moderated by Matt Symonds, Biz Ed Columnist for Forbes and The Economist

Should I Apply for An MBA In Round 3 or 4?

Panelists

Jessica Chung, former UCLA Anderson Assoc Director of Admissions Caroline Diarte Edwards, former INSEAD Director of MBA Admissions; Director, Fortuna Admissions Moderated by Matt Symonds, Business Education Columnist for Forbes & The Economist

Your Roadmap to an MBA: Top Tips from ex Admissions Directors – with former Wharton and INSEAD Admissions Pros

Panelists

Judith Silverman Hodara, former Wharton Acting Director of MBA Admissions; Director, Fortuna Admissions Caroline Diarte Edwards, former INSEAD Director of MBA Admissions; Director, Fortuna Admissions

A Winning MBA Admissions Strategy for HBS. GSB & Wharton – with former HBS, Stanford, and Wharton Admissions

Panelists

Malvina Complainville, former Harvard Business School Assistant Director Heidi HIllis, former Stanford GSB MBA Interviewer Judith Silverman Hodara, former Wharton Director of MBA Admissions Moderated by John Byrne, editor-in-chief at Poets & Quants

A Winning MBA Admissions Strategy for INSEAD & LBS – with former INSEAD and LBS Admissions Directors

Panelists

Caroline Diarte Edwards, former INSEAD Director of MBA Admissions Emma Bond, former London Business School MBA Senior Admissions Manager Moderated by John Byrne, editor-in-chief at Poets & Quants

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