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INSEAD - Laura

by singaporeleo » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:29 am
I came across Laura Freedman at Access Education in Singapore through one of the online forums and did a quick session with her. She was amazing, so I decided to go ahead and work with her. Not only was she was able to help me put across the stories about my (unusual!) entrepreneurial experiences in the best way possible, but she really motivated me through the whole process. She has immense knowledge when it comes to INSEAD and deep insight into career planning. I definitely recommend her strongly for all INSEAD MBA prospects . Oh did I say I got in !


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by shen28 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:19 pm
I struggled a long time between Fortuna Admissions and Laura Freedman from Access Education. I am writing this post, hopefully to provide reflexion points to anyone who is having the same struggle.

First of all, let me say that if you have a good profile, I don't think working with one or the other will increase or decrease your chances, it's just going to be 2 different experiences. I worked with both Access Education and Fortuna and I liked Access Education better and here is why:

Laura's personality and the way she shapes what you say is incredible. She was always prepared, organized, never forgot anything, our sessions were efficient and passionate. On the other hand, Caroline was very professional too but I think Laura has a passion that will inspire you. Laura is well spoken and is incredible at structuring what you want to say and making it sound pretty. Laura makes you look like a rock-star, Fortuna just improves what you write. Laura will do more, she will go that extra mile.

Also, the ability to see Laura was great. I liked interacting with her through Skype, I think it made a difference during the process. Fortuna does not use the same process.

Just a note, I also worked with Laura on reshaping my CV, while Kristi from Fortuna sent me a couple of bullet points to improve, Laura sat down with me for 4 hours until I was completely happy with the result and oh boy you should see my CV now!

I saw that Fortuna was compared to Rolls Royce, which, in my opinion is very true, I will then compare Laura to Austin Martin, young, fun and extra professional.

Finally, Laura knows the process inside out, she is not just here to improve what you say, she provides a whole career development package and valuable MBA information.

Seriously, if you're gonna spend a couple of grands, drive an Aston Martin!

PS. I am a real human being, when I was reading all the comments I honestly thought they were very similar but now that I am here, I can promise I genuinely think what I wrote, please free to PM me if you have any question.