Applicant Stories Articles

  • 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

  • 3 Simple Steps to Prep for the GMAT

    3 Simple Steps to Prep for the GMAT

    by on November 29th, 2014

    Dream career: Social Entrepreneur Why business school? Getting an MBA will improve my network and open incredible opportunities for me. How long have you been preparing for the GMAT exam? 2.5 months. Favorite GMAT … Read More

  • My Interviews with Tuck and MIT

    My Interviews with Tuck and MIT

    by on November 24th, 2014

    I have finished my interview with a MIT AdCom just 3 hours ago. I have to say that this has been a very exciting week in terms of MBA expectations and progress as I have had two interviews: Tuck and MIT, although they … Read More

  • Going Directly from Undergrad to B-School

    Going Directly from Undergrad to B-School

    by on November 21st, 2014

    My name is Ethan Nosky. I’m from Houston, Texas and am an alumnus of the Master’s in Marketing program at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. I have an undergraduate degree in … Read More

  • A Naval Aviator’s Perspective on Applying to B-School

    A Naval Aviator’s Perspective on Applying to B-School

    by on November 18th, 2014

    All military veterans face unique challenges in the decision to apply to and attend business school. Eric did a great job of outlining the process and timeline here that applies to vets in general (see here, here, and … Read More

  • Student Post: ‘The GMAT Is a Test of Nerves.’

    Student Post: ‘The GMAT Is a Test of Nerves.’

    by on November 17th, 2014

    This week, we hear from Sheriar about what he did to prepare for the GMAT. Thanks for the advice, Sheriar!  About Me: Hello, my name is Sheriar Irani. I am a Merchant Naval Officer from Mumbai. I studied Nautical … Read More

  • Overcoming Challenges to Pursue an MBA

    Overcoming Challenges to Pursue an MBA

    by on November 14th, 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

  • Invited to Interview at MIT and Tuck

    Invited to Interview at MIT and Tuck

    by on November 12th, 2014

    Yesterday I received two e-mails saying I was invited to interview at both MIT and Tuck. It was a very exciting moment, since it meant I am one step closer to the goal of getting admitted and it is also encouraging that … Read More

  • “My Career Lacks a Clear Trajectory!”

    “My Career Lacks a Clear Trajectory!”

    by on November 8th, 2014

    “My Career Doesn’t Have a Clear Trajectory!” It’s a question I hear all the time. Many of the people I’ve helped with business school applications over the years ask it almost in a whisper, like it’s a dirty … Read More

  • TheEngineerMBA: Interview at HBS & Brief MIT Visit

    TheEngineerMBA: Interview at HBS & Brief MIT Visit

    by on November 7th, 2014

    Alright, Boston/MIT visit and HBS interview debrief time. Arriving in Boston I arrived in Boston for the first time in my life this past Saturday night at around 11:30 PM and didn’t get to my AirBnb rented room in … Read More