Applicant Stories Articles

  • The Online MBA: Can You Have Your Cake and Eat it Too?

    The Online MBA: Can You Have Your Cake and Eat it Too?

    by on January 16th, 2015

    I was a year and a half from completing my service obligation and in the process of evaluating my life and career options. Despite having multiple goals and various paths to reach those goals, earning an MBA was the … Read More

  • The Sting of the Ding: What It’s Like to Get Rejected by 5 B-Schools

    The Sting of the Ding: What It’s Like to Get Rejected by 5 B-Schools

    by on January 13th, 2015

    It was as if he’d climbed up on a high diving board, shouted down to everyone on the pool deck to watch him perform a triple back flip with four twists, bounced a few times to prepare for launch, bounced a few more … Read More

  • MBA Admissions Clinic: Applicant Profile 2 ‘Francesca’–the Energy Evangelist

    MBA Admissions Clinic: Applicant Profile 2 ‘Francesca’–the Energy Evangelist

    by on January 12th, 2015

    In partnership with the Forté Foundation, Fortuna provides MBA admissions advice based on our prior experience as senior admissions professionals at top MBA programs. Each case study features a common applicant profile … Read More

  • The Highs & Lows of an Applicant’s Journey to B-School

    The Highs & Lows of an Applicant’s Journey to B-School

    by on January 9th, 2015

    Applying for admission to a top business school’s MBA program can be a emotional roller coaster for many people. A universal low point is studying for and taking the GMAT exam. A universal high point is receiving an … Read More

  • MBA Updates: The Results Are In!

    MBA Updates: The Results Are In!

    by on January 8th, 2015

    It has been awhile. I am currently sitting in a cafe in Los Angeles contemplating these last few months. From May to October I worked my butt off. Putting together a conference, fundraising, <re>taking the GMAT, … Read More

  • MIT Sloan or Tuck?

    MIT Sloan or Tuck?

    by on January 5th, 2015

    It’s January 1st. I have had almost two weeks now to digest my admission news. It’s is an amazing feeling, after so much effort and planning to finally know that I will indeed become an MBA candidate at one … Read More

  • Admitted to Duke

    Admitted to Duke

    by on December 24th, 2014

    On Friday afternoon I received the call from Duke Admissions to tell me I was in. The person calling me was a member of the admissions team I had already met when she came to Madrid to host an event, so it was a really … Read More

  • Admitted at MIT Sloan

    Admitted at MIT Sloan

    by on December 23rd, 2014

    I was ready to F-bomb like Tom Brady after losing against the Packers in Lambeau Field. It was late in the evening and I had not yet received a call from MIT Sloan admissions. Living in Madrid, I did not really expect to … Read More

  • TheEngineerMBA Profile

    TheEngineerMBA Profile

    by on December 17th, 2014

    I have decided to share a short bit about my profile after repeated requests from various others in the business school blogosphere. Work: By matriculation I will have approximately 5 years working as an engineer for a … Read More

  • Why You Should Consider an Early Career MBA

    Why You Should Consider an Early Career MBA

    by on December 15th, 2014

    Dream career: Hedge Fund Manager Why Business School? Achieving an MBA will set you apart from your competition in the work force, help you develop professionally, and give you the credentials for advancement to upper … Read More

  • 3 Steps to Choose the Best B-School for You

    3 Steps to Choose the Best B-School for You

    by on December 11th, 2014

    Dream career: A role that will help me empower people and communities to dream and achieve. Why Business School? I wanted to equip myself with more skills, exposure and training to reach my full potential. Best GMAT … Read More

  • My Interview with Duke

    My Interview with Duke

    by on December 8th, 2014

    Today I had my interview with a Duke alumni here in Madrid. It is my third so far and I think that fact helped, since I already knew what to expect and came to the meeting much less nervous than to the other two. The … Read More

  • Preparing for B-School When You’re in College

    Preparing for B-School When You’re in College

    by on December 5th, 2014

    Today’s article was submitted by Kaitlyn Lannan. Many students want to prepare themselves for a career in business, but don’t know where to start or how to make the best use of the options available. Here are … Read More

  • MBA Admissions Clinic: Applicant Profile 1 ‘Sarah’–Young Management Consultant

    MBA Admissions Clinic: Applicant Profile 1 ‘Sarah’–Young Management Consultant

    by on December 1st, 2014

    In partnership with the Forte Foundation, Fortuna will be providing MBA admissions advice based on our prior experience as senior admissions professionals at top MBA programs. Each case study will feature a common … Read More