Brittany Maschal Fortuna

Brittany Maschal

Expert Coach

Fortuna Admissions

United States

Net Promoter Score: 9

Consultant Bio

Brittany’s admissions career includes a roster of some of the most prestigious graduate schools, including Wharton, Princeton University and the Johns Hopkins University. She has a unique coaching style that reflects her deep experience and expertise in the field of higher education and insight into the workings of admissions committees.

Brittany holds an MSED in Education, Culture, and Society from the University of Pennsylvania and an EdD in Higher Education from the George Washington University. She works full-time as an admissions coach and has been part of the Fortuna team from the outset.

Company Information

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Fortuna Admissions possesses unique insider knowledge of how admissions committees work, because we have been the gatekeepers in the admissions offices of top business schools. Our entire team comprises of former business school professionals from top-tier institutions including Wharton, INSEAD, Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, London Business School, Chicago Booth, NYU Stern, Duke Fuqua, IE Business School, and UC Berkeley Haas.

We have personally reviewed tens of thousands of applications from candidates all over the world. We have also shaped admissions policy, devised the application processes, and had the final say on who got in. We know the inside track – what goes on behind the closed doors of admissions committees, how your candidacy will stand up versus the competition, and how you can best maximize your chances of gaining a coveted place in a top MBA program.

Our experience and passion for coaching gives you a level of MBA admissions insight that you won’t find anywhere else. And with our passion for coaching, we can help you bring out the best in yourself so you truly shine in your application and interviews.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

Fortuna Admissions offers two packages:  Comprehensive School Packages (CSP) & Premium School Packages (PSP).

The Comprehensive and Premium School Package services both include:

Goal Development
Target School List
Application Strategy
School Interaction Strategy
Recommender Strategy
Essay Editing
Resume Review
Biodata/Application Forms Review
Interview Coaching
Decision Management

Comprehensive School Package (CSP): You will work with a dedicated expert coach throughout the entire process, from goal development right through to interview coaching and decision management, with input from our resume specialists and a mid-point review of your entire application by one of our former admissions directors. Our Fortuna coaches have held senior positions at the world’s best MBA programs and are uniquely qualified to help you maximize your chances of gaining a coveted place in a top MBA program.

Premium School Package (PSP): In addition to working with an expert coach, the Premium School Package includes tailored guidance by one of our former admissions directors at critical stages of the application process.

Special Package Rates:

One-School Package: $5,150 (CSP) / add $1,400 (PSP)
Two-School Package: $6,950 (CSP) / add $1,800 (PSP)
Three-School Package: $8,650 (CSP) / add $2,200 (PSP)
Four-School Package: $10,250 (CSP) / add $2,600 (PSP)
Five-School Package: $11,750 (CSP) / add $3,000 (PSP)

Other Services: We also offer other “á la carte” options such as: Early Stage MBA Planning, MBA Resume Review, Admissions Directors’ Evaluation, MBA Interview Prep, MBA Waitlist Strategy, Rejected MBA Application Strategy, and Hourly Consulting.

Please visit our website for more information and pricing.

Location: United States

Email: info@fortunaadmissions.com

Website: http://www.fortunaadmissions.com

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  • Gifted Teacher Who Will Help You Craft Your MBA Story
    8 months ago
    Brittany was incredibly gifted at helping me bring my stories together into a cohesive, logical, and convincing message to the schools I applied to. As a military veteran, I wasn’t sure exactly which stories would resonate best with admissions committees. Brittany’s expertise took the stress out of this crucial part of my applications. She also made corrections that helped me reduce jargon and make my essays understandable to everyone. The feedback I received through the Wharton prep-TBD was extremely helpful as well, and I will be heading to Wharton this fall!
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Definition Of A Perfect MBA Consultant
    9 months ago
    Would 100% recommend to anyone! I signed up for a 5-school package with Fortuna and was super lucky to have Brittany as my coach. From day 1, I would feel less stressed every time after talking with her. Our chats were productive but also casual - it felt very much like catching up with an old friend as my story gets clearer and stronger. She made herself available and would always be prepared whenever we talk, and this installed a lot of confidence as I went through essays and interview prep. With her help, I was able to get into Wharton, and I will be attending Fall 2021!
    Joey Zheng
    MBA Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Would Definitely Recommend!
    9 months ago
    I worked with Brittany on applications for four schools, and was accepted to GSB & Kellogg! During the beginning of my application process, she was incredibly helpful with structuring my gameplan over the course of a few months leading up to the deadline, and guiding the crafting of my overall story to kick off my essay writing. And during the end of my process leading up to the finish line, Brittany came to the rescue with answers to my many last-minute questions about tactical, detailed questions on the applications. I appreciated her quick response time and overall guidance throughout the entire process. Would highly recommend!
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Amazing Experience!
    9 months ago
    Brittany was so amazing and helpful! She supported me during my interview for Wharton and guided me through all of my many questions. She was incredibly responsive and kind and provided tips and nuggets of wisdom unprompted. Her advice was insightful and made me feel really confident going into the actual interview!
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Awesome Experience!
    9 months ago
    I reached out to Fortuna when I received a Wharton interview, as the primary consultant I was working with unfortunately did not offer TBD interview prep. Wharton was my top choice, and I wanted to make sure I was as prepared as possible! I found myself wishing that I had worked with Brittany from the start. She was immediately responsive, helped me work through the prep efficiently/effectively, and gave me detailed, honest one on one feedback/advice after watching my mock. I went into my interview feeling extremely prepared and confident, and I am really grateful for the help I received! I was accepted to Wharton and will be attending next fall, thanks to Brittany.
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Incredible Experience!
    9 months ago
    I have had an absolutely amazing experience working with Brittany and can't recommend her highly enough! Her feedback and coaching helped me land two acceptance offers (MIT Sloan & LBS) with a generous scholarship at one. She was superb at helping me craft and communicate my story and goals, and her feedback on my essays really took them to the next level. Given her experience, she also had incredible insight into what each school was looking for. With her help and guidance, I was able to submit the absolute best MBA applications I could.
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Brittany Is Amazing!
    1 year ago
    I really enjoyed working with Brittany. She took a lot of time in helping me prepare for my MIT Sloan MBA interview. Brittany gave great tips and a very thorough critique of my mock MBA interview. You could tell that she had a lot of experience here. She was spot-on and very professional. I ultimately got into the MIT Sloan MBA for Fall 2020. I would recommend working with Brittany for top MBA applications and interviews.
    Deoye Tonade
    MBA Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Accepted at Top (and only) Choice School
    1 year ago
    I had been thinking about applying to a Master's program but was hesitant after being out of school for 10 years. After connecting with Brittany I decided to go for it! She is extremely responsive and direct. After 1-2 emails, I had a framework for drafting my essay and articulating my goals. Once drafted we went through 1-2 additional iterations where she provided feedback within hours (sometimes less). Brittany was also able to help me with a framework for obtaining strong Letters of Recommendation. Working with someone who knows the ins and outs of the admissions process is extremely valuable, I would highly recommend.
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Accepted to My Top Choice School
    1 year ago
    Brittany was very friendly and informative from day one. She knew exactly what I needed and was able to help me at every step of the way. I applied to one school and was accepted. She is a very good communicator and was able to help me work through things as required. I could not recommend her more!
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • 100% Would Recommend
    1 year ago
    I’ve had an amazing experience with Brittany and would 100% recommend anyone to work with her. I applied to HBS and Wharton, got interviews with both, and ultimately got accepted to one. This is how I think she helped me succeed: - Admissions experience: Brittany helped me find the best way to tell my unique story to make a strong case for my application. Knowing the ins and outs of admissions at the various schools, she also helped me tailor my essays and broader applications to each program - Work method: given the tight deadline and very limited time due to my working hours, Brittany suggested an efficient plan ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Best Admission Consultant!
    1 year ago
    I'd gone into the master's application process doing a considerable amount of research about specific programs, the kind of profiles they look for, the kind of essays they require, and so on and so forth. But after I initially signed up with Fortuna, I realized that there was so much I didn't know. I first got in touch with Brittany after having been rejected from a school I really wanted to attend in the UK and naturally being a bit doubtful about my abilities. However, during our very first call, Brittany completely simplified the application process, detailing the action plan thoroughly. for instance, her essay writing strategy, where she clearly divided the material to be written in key concise points, helped me compartmentalize the ...
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    Nikunj Agarwal
    MS Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Accepted at Top Choice School
    2 years ago
    I really enjoyed working with Brittany throughout the application process. She did a great job breaking it down into manageable steps so it didn't feel overwhelming. When it came to writing my essays, I found she gave really great feedback that helped me better frame my stories and articulate my goals. I was really impressed by how quickly she responded to emails and reviewed my work. She is super efficient yet also very thoughtful. In addition, I found the practice interview I did with Brittany to be really helpful. She had great advice about what questions to prepare for and how to focus my answers. After practicing with her, I went into my interviews feeling very prepared. I was very pleased with the outcome of ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Admitted to 5 Schools with Great Scholarships
    2 years ago
    Brittany was always very supportive and helped me figure out how my application should look like. She gave me great ideas that helped me improve my essays, and also valuable insights whenever issues happened through my MBA application journey. I don't think I would have been able to get admitted on 5 out of the 8 programs I applied, with scholarships in almost all of them, if it wasn't for her help.
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • 2 out of 2!
    2 years ago
    I decided to work with Fortuna based on a friend’s recommendation. The first challenge there was choosing a coach. Fortuna has a long list of seasoned and experienced coaches. After talking to a couple of them, I knew that Brittany was the one. You can see from her bio that she has tons of experience, but it’s the way she talks about the application process and her work style that made me confident I will be in good hands. She breaks down what is usually an intimidating process for candidates into small exercises. You start doing a few tasks here and there, and before you know it, you have 80% of your essays done. Brittany is very responsive, between me and her, we were so ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Admit to 3 Top-10 Schools
    3 years ago
    I chose to work with Fortuna as I felt they would provide the individual attention I needed and offered me the flexibility to choose a consultant of my choice, and I am very happy that I chose to work with Brittany. Fortuna and Brittany were helpful in many different aspects of the process, including school selection for their comprehensive package, MBA fair prep, validating my follow-up emails to admissions officers, resume revamp, interview prep, etc. But for me the biggest value add Brittany and the Fortuna team provided was with crafting my essays, and in the process helping me gain a better understanding of what my post-MBA goals were, why those were my goals, and why I wanted to do an MBA. Brittany spent a considerable ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Outstanding Experience
    3 years ago
    I wrapped up my first MBA application season with overwhelming disappointment. I was rejected from 2 top MBA programs and it was a huge hit to my confidence. I did my research and started to reach out to admission consultants i.e. 4 different firms, and yet without high expectations started to consider reapplying to business schools. After my first call with Brittany it was obvious she would provide the support I needed at that point to figure out the rationale of a compelling story. After a thorough exercise of self-reflection and questionnaire that stimulated my thinking, I started to approach the essays with more passion tapping into my accomplishments, values and drives leading to my post MBA goals. Brittany helped me find out how my attributes ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Incredible Experience from Start to Finish. Cannot recommend highly enough
    3 years ago
    The MBA application process is pretty intimidating and somewhat overwhelming on top of a full time job and unlimited online resources claiming to have the secrets to MBA admissions. When I decided to apply, I talked to many different consulting firms for fit, and was struck immediately by the demonstrated knowledge and candid approach of Fortuna and Brittany. From the start, I was extremely impressed with Brittany. She got to know me as a candidate immediately, asking questions and digging into various aspects of my past I considered unimportant. She also demonstrated a clear understanding of my goals and the different programs that were out there. She was committed to providing candid and honest assessments of my chances and fit at many different programs. ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Superb Experience! Fortuna/Brittany is second to none.
    4 years ago
    I made the mistake of not using Fortuna the first time I applied to business school (and believe me, it was a mistake - I did not get any acceptances). If you're applying to business school, don't make this mistake as I did. When I decided to reapply, I was weary of using another firm given the experience I had. However, Judith proved right away how her and her firm would be extremely valuable. Even before I signed on, Judith spent significant time and effort discussing with me the ins and outs of the application process and my background. When I signed on with Fortuna my day-to-day work was with Brittany. At first I was concerned because Judith had known my whole background and we ...
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    Class of 2020 Anonymous
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  • Nothing Short of Amazing
    5 years ago
    The business school application process is daunting. You’re tasked with distilling who you are as a person, what your interests and career aspirations are, and how an MBA at your target schools lines up with all of it. Deciphering these key aspects are vital to your application strategy, and, in Brittany, I found an advocate for me who made sure to go the extra mile not only to understand who I was and why I wanted an MBA, but also, more importantly, use that understanding to ensure my application communicated all these things I needed the admission committee to know about my candidacy. Throughout all of it, Brittany made sure to ask the tough questions and left no stone unturned; this ranged anywhere from pushing ...
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    Class of 2019 Anonymous
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  • Exactly what I needed
    5 years ago
    Business school applications can be daunting, competitive, and it's not uncommon to hear about well-qualified applicants get rejected. I chose to work with Brittany (Fortuna) to make sure I didn't make any "silly mistakes" and let that be the cause of rejection. I worked with Brittany one-on-one throughout the course of the application process. She took the time to know my professional background,and my relevant personal stories to help me think through how to best express myself in my application. Interestingly, I probably spent more time on my application because I worked with Brittany, than I would've otherwise if I'd done it myself. She made me reflect hard on my past experiences and gave me candid feedback on how I was coming across in my ...
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    Class of 2017 Anonymous
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  • Stand out from the crowd!
    5 years ago
    Working with Britanny during my admissions process was without a doubt the major KEY to success in being admitted at my school of choice – INSEAD. Her knowledge and experience were truly invaluable when it came to squeezing all the important “juice” of my personal and professional story in a way that significantly enhanced my essays and made me stand out from the crowd. She was 100% committed to me and my goals every step of the way, and that gives you the confidence boost and support that are crucial to succeed in this stage of your career. Without her, I would definitely not be where I am right now, studying at INSEAD!!
    - xlingen@gmail.com
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  • Excellent!
    5 years ago
    I worked with Brittany on my applications to three schools and found her to be a real asset throughout the entire process. I applied as a R1 candidate but began working with Brittany in January 2015. With this length of time, Brittany was able to help me with my school selection, by analyzing my profile and checking these against my target schools, as well as with the articulation of my goals and post-MBA career aspirations. I found this to be incredibly helpful, framing my entire application and allowing me to develop focused applications that were relevant to each of the schools I was applying to. Throughout the essay-writing process I found Brittany to be incredibly accessible and supportive. Her feedback was prompt, generous and insightful; ...
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    Class of 2018 Admit
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