Cassandra Pittman Fortuna

Cassandra Pittman

Expert Coach

Fortuna Admissions

United States

Consultant Bio

Cassandra brings to the Fortuna team a unique breadth of knowledge and insight into the admissions processes at three top business schools: Columbia, INSEAD and London Business school. Cassandra is a former Assistant Director of MBA Programs at INSEAD and a former Admissions Officer at London Business School. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School. Combining a career in admissions, coaching and business, Cassandra has extensive experience advising and selecting candidates.

After gaining her MBA from Columbia Business School Cassandra worked as a Senior Consultant with Capgemini Consulting (New York). In 2014, she co-founded C & C Creative (New York), a fashion and creative business consultancy. She is a Visiting Executive at London Business School, providing Career, Executive and Leadership Coaching to Executive MBA participants and alumni.

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: $4,9250 (CSP) / add $1,400 (PSP)
Two-School Package: $6,425 (CSP) / add $1,800 (PSP)
Three-School Package: $7,775 (CSP) / add $2,200 (PSP)
Four-School Package: $9,125 (CSP) / add $2,600 (PSP)
Five-School Package: $10,475 (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



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  • Highly Recommend - Thank You, Cassandra!
    1 month ago
    Whether you’re just starting to work on your applications for your dream school, or you’re well down the line of writing applications, the thought of working with an admissions consultant has probably crossed your mind. It certainly crossed mine. After speaking meeting Matt Symonds about my MBA goals at Centre Court MBA Festival in London (an excellent event!), he recommended I work With Cassandra Pittman. I started off with an 8-hour package to work on my application in Round 4 at my top schools. After securing interviews at both my top schools, I then decided to keep working with Cassandra for my interviews. Aside from helping me with the ‘basics’ like my revamp my CV and giving me valuable insights into the admissions process at ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Highly Recommended/Personable and Excellent - Columbia MBA Admit
    11 months ago
    I approached Fortuna Admissions wanting to work with the best consultants and resources to maximize my chances to attend a top business school. After interviewing multiple consultants, I was paired with Cassandra. From our first meeting to the last, she engaged me and my story on a personal level. She pushed me to understand my own story and challenged me in a positive way at every stage of the process. Outside of her genuine interest in understanding her clients at a personal-level, Cassandra is a master wordsmith. Through interfacing on multiple iterations of essays, we worked collaboratively on creating intellectually and personally-rewarding statements. Together with Judith, the team that I worked with at Fortuna exceeded my expectations. Every meeting was helpful, every question was answered ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • highly recommendable
    2 years ago
    Cassandra was with me on my MBA journey from the very start until being accepted to top schools including INSEAD and Stanford. She was tremendously helpful all along the way. She not only encouraged me to apply to the world's most prestigious MBA programs but also helped me showcase my very best to each school. Together we crafted unique stories for each school, connecting the dots of my personal life and matching it with the specific qualities the schools are looking for in prospective students. I highly recommend working with Cassandra to anyone who is looking for best in class help to get into their dream B-School!
    Class of 2020 Admit
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