Caroline Diarte Edwards
Years of admissions experience
Former Director of MBA Admissions & Financial Aid, INSEAD
"The perfect combination of positive and realistic, warm yet demanding; Caroline helps you bring nothing less than your best self to the table."
Former Director of Admissions, Marketing and Financial Aid for the INSEAD MBA program, where she admitted over 7,000 students, Caroline Diarte Edwards has extensive expertise in the business school sector. She is passionate about promoting access to business education for today’s globally minded young business professionals and brings a strong track record in international admissions and consulting to the Fortuna team.
Caroline started her career in London as a management consultant for Andersen; post MBA, she joined the International Finance Corporation in a business development role. She has lived and worked in the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, the US, India, Singapore and Indonesia.
A leader among admissions industry experts, Caroline is regularly featured in the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, CNN, the Economist, the Times of London, China Economic Review, Spiegel, and The New York Times. Caroline holds an MBA from INSEAD and is a graduate of the University of Cambridge.
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Q & A
What’s your coaching superpower?
Having worked at a top school and evaluated thousands of candidates, I am able to take the guess work out of the admissions process. This relieves a lot of stress for candidates. I’m told I have a gift for turning an often arduous and intimidating process into an experience that’s both fun and self-revelatory.
What’s your favorite client success story?
There have been a few cases that have brought tears of joy to my eyes. For example, an Indian entrepreneur from a very disadvantaged family background who got into MIT Sloan. Having lived in India myself, and observed how tough life can be there for the least fortunate, I have great admiration for those who overcome very difficult circumstances and, despite the odds, achieve great things. Another was a client we worked with for two years, who finally got into his dream school, INSEAD. We build a very close relationship with our clients, and when they achieve their biggest dreams, it’s very moving and rewarding indeed.
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