Applicant Stories Articles

  • Books, Books, and More Books

    Books, Books, and More Books

    by on March 22nd, 2015

    I love books. My brother used to tease me because I liked to smell my books, but I didn’t care. As a matter a fact I still do. I just love how new books smell and how they feel when you flip through the pages….old … Read More

  • How to Get into LBS from Someone That Did

    How to Get into LBS from Someone That Did

    by on March 19th, 2015

    Congratulations to Carrie (not her real name), who used her strong sense of passion and purpose to get into LBS! We find that one of the best ways to learn how to be a successful MBA applicant is to learn from someone … Read More

  • My MBA Pick: It’s Booth for Me

    My MBA Pick: It’s Booth for Me

    by on March 18th, 2015

    So you want to go to business school. That’s great! Where are you going to apply? Now I don’t know about everyone else but before I even begin prepping for the GMAT I need to figure out where I want to go and what … Read More

  • An Introvert Journey to B-School: The Start

    An Introvert Journey to B-School: The Start

    by on March 17th, 2015

    33. That’s how old I am. Am I crazy for wanting to go back to school to get an MBA at 33? Maybe … but it feels like it’s time. To be 100% honest I have been meaning to go for an MBA for about 4 years now, but … Read More

  • Is the GMAT More Difficult? My Experience Taking the Test

    Is the GMAT More Difficult? My Experience Taking the Test

    by on March 16th, 2015

    Many will probably think my job unenviable. Each day, over the last couple of months, I’ve sat combing through the GMAT OG, analyzing questions and writing my questions—questions I hope are as similar as possible to … Read More

  • Getting an MBA in China: An American in Shanghai

    Getting an MBA in China: An American in Shanghai

    by on March 15th, 2015

    Why did the MBA student cross the Pacific? Hint: it wasn’t just to get to the other side. Kevin Shimota, a former supply chain manager for Boeing in Seattle, is now in Shanghai almost halfway through his 18-month MBA, … Read More

  • MBA Admissions Clinic: Applicant Profile 3 ‘Darsana’—The Back Office Banker

    MBA Admissions Clinic: Applicant Profile 3 ‘Darsana’—The Back Office Banker

    by on March 11th, 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

  • Tips for Getting In from a Wharton Grad

    Tips for Getting In from a Wharton Grad

    by on February 26th, 2015

    I saw this FANTASTIC blog post from a Wharton Grad … VERY COMPREHENSIVE on how to get into a top business school. (Side note, I should have an interesting update on my own journey in the next few days). Make sure to … Read More

  • Reaching Out to Alumni: Do’s and Don’ts

    Reaching Out to Alumni: Do’s and Don’ts

    by on February 23rd, 2015

    Today”s article was submitted by Alina Tang. When it comes to business, the saying that “it’s not what you know, but who you know” can be especially applicable. So much of recruiting today is based on our … Read More

  • My MBA Decision: Why I Choose Tuck?

    My MBA Decision: Why I Choose Tuck?

    by on February 16th, 2015

    Don’t worry, I am not LeBron James, and this is not a special TV show in which I’ll waste your time for 2 hours before sharing what I am going to do next. So here we go: I have decided to become a member of … Read More

  • GMAT vs. GRE: What Should You Should?

    GMAT vs. GRE: What Should You Should?

    by on February 14th, 2015

    My background was not originally in business. I started out studying life science and earth science in undergrad with the intention of going into the healthcare field. I then decided to specialize in dentistry. In … Read More

  • Making the Transition from the Military to an MBA

    Making the Transition from the Military to an MBA

    by on February 11th, 2015

    Dream career: Business Executive Why Business School? To aid in my transition from the military to the private sector Best GMAT study tip? Go through the entire GMAT Prep software program. My three post-graduation … Read More

  • 4 Tips to Strengthen Quantitative Skills

    4 Tips to Strengthen Quantitative Skills

    by on February 6th, 2015

    Today’s article was submitted by Nicole Chacin. When trying to improve quantitative skills, it is important to give yourself varied materials in segments to absorb and learn at a reasonable pace. Cramming learning … Read More

  • Preparing for the GMAT as an Undergrad

    Preparing for the GMAT as an Undergrad

    by on February 2nd, 2015

    Today’s article was submitted by Kaitlyn Lannan. Most people who are interested in going to business school don’t take the GMAT test until 2 or 3 months before they apply to business school after getting several … Read More