Applicant Stories Articles

  • 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

  • Dinged, but Famous! What Do You Mean I’m on Fortune?

    Dinged, but Famous! What Do You Mean I’m on Fortune?

    by on January 19th, 2015

    I have been receiving a lot of emails recently. Most are encouraging; my favorites usually include phrases such as “I’m inspired” or “your blog helped me.” Those always make me happy. Then a couple nights ago I … Read More

  • 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