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Caroline Diarte Edwards

Co-Founder and Director of Fortuna Admissions

Fortuna Admissions

United States

Consultant Bio

Former Director of Admissions, Marketing and Financial Aid for the INSEAD MBA program, where she admitted over 7,000 students, Caroline Diarte Edwards has extensive expertise in the business school sector. She is passionate about promoting access to business education for today’s globally minded young business professionals and brings a strong track record in international admissions and consulting to the Fortuna team.

Caroline started her career in London as a management consultant for Andersen; post MBA, she joined the International Finance Corporation in a business development role. She has lived and worked in the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, the US, India, Singapore and Indonesia.

A leader amongst admissions industry experts, Caroline is regularly featured in the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, CNN, the Economist, the Times of London, China Economic Review, Spiegel, and The New York Times. Caroline holds an MBA from INSEAD and is a graduate of the University of Cambridge.


Company Information

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: $4,7250 (CSP) / add $1,425 (PSP)
Two-School Package: $6,175 (CSP) / add $1,825 (PSP)
Three-School Package: $7,475 (CSP) / add $2,225 (PSP)
Four-School Package: $8,775 (CSP) / add $2,625 (PSP)
Five-School Package: $10,075 (CSP) / add $3,025 (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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  • Go with Caroline
    5 months ago
    "I decided to use admissions consulting service at a pretty late stage for my application. After reviewing several companies and talking to some of them, I instantly decided to work with Fortuna after talking with Matt, who knows everything about the biz school dynamics and gave me so much encouragement. I worked with Caroline, whom I believe is the best fit coach especially if you want to apply for INSEAD. I finally got admitted by INSEAD with scholarship and Judge. Thanks, Caroline!"
    Class of 2018, Admit
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  • 100% Success Rate
    2 years ago
    "As a film producer with a background in PR, I knew setting my sights on the top MBA programs in Europe was going to be a challenge. I had the literal fortune of finding Fortuna Admissions, and on the heels of a great initial conversation with Matt Symonds, I knew that Fortuna was the firm that would help me achieve my MBA aspirations. Once I spoke with my advisors Melissa and Caroline, I was certain I had made the right choice. They are the perfect combination of positive and realistic, warm yet demanding, and help you bring nothing less than your best self to the table. They were able to help me build a narrative that highlighted my unconventional skills and achievements in a way ...Read the full review.
    - Nat R
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  • Testimonial for Fortuna Admissions
    2 years ago
    "Working with Fortuna transformed the anxiety of applying to a business school to an engaging 10 week self-discovery and planning process. The sincerity of feedback during my introductory call with Matt identified the strength of my profile versus the expectations of my target school (INSEAD). 30 minutes into the call I was confident that Fortuna team was the right advisor to support me in the application process. I worked with Susanne and Caroline extensively through my application process. Their depth of understanding of INSEAD and the breadth of experience in handling students of diverse back grounds was evident in our strategy discussion for positioning my profile appropriately to the school. The insights were so specific that essay development and resume building became simpler and compelling. ...Read the full review.
    - Namita S
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