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Cassandra Pittman Fortuna

Cassandra Pittman

Expert Coach

Fortuna Admissions

United States

Net Promoter Score: 9

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

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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: $4,950 (CSP) / add $1,400 (PSP)
Two-School Package: $6,750 (CSP) / add $1,800 (PSP)
Three-School Package: $8,250 (CSP) / add $2,200 (PSP)
Four-School Package: $9,750 (CSP) / add $2,600 (PSP)
Five-School Package: $11,250 (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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  • Highly Recommend, Totally Worth It!!
    2 months ago
    I initially reached out to Fortuna Admissions via their website early on in my admissions process, before I'd even decided exactly which schools I should apply to. Fortuna's intake process begins with setting up a few "fit" calls between you and some of their consultants based on your target schools. You'll then decide who is the best fit for you. For me it happened to be the second person I had a "fit" call with, Cassandra Pittman. Cassandra was amazing throughout the entire process. On our first call, she made me feel confident about my chances while being realistic as well. My profile was very unique, and after speaking with her I knew she would be able to help me craft a compelling narrative for ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Admitted to INSEAD D21! Thanks Cassandra!
    3 months ago
    I fully recommend the comprehensive package from Fortuna Admissions; from the first sessions to get to know me and my goals, to the final mock interviews, Cassandra was the best! I truly felt she was invested in my application and wanted me to get accepted into my dream school. Cassandra helped me identify the strong points of my profile, and bring them out in the best possible way to show how I could succeed in the INSEAD classroom. She also challenged my short and long term goals, resulting in me thinking them over and over. I still have the same goals as before I started the application process, but now I am more convinced than ever of the path I want to take. I would ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • LBS Admit!
    3 months ago
    I worked with Fortuna and Cassandra for LBS MBA application (One-School Package). I am extremely satisfied with the service Cassandra provided. To summarise, Cassandra helped me with all application materials from idea-collection, application strategy, application materials review, and interview preparations. Cassandra reviewed my draft application at least 5 times and she was able to bring additional values and unique selling points tailored to my application upon every review. This is incredible! Cassandra is very responsive over phone, email, and Zoom. She was always there for me whenever I needed. During the mock interview stage, Cassandra provided huge support to coach me better storytelling. And she made sure I was confident and ready before the Alumni Interview. Another huge credit to Cassandra is that she almost ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • HEC Paris - Invaluable Experience, Thanks Cassandra!
    4 months ago
    Before starting applying for business schools I was against the idea of having a consultant as I felt I could have done it by myself and with the help of friends. After a long reflection I decided to give it a shot and today I can definitely say it would have been foolish of me not to work with an MBA consultant, especially Cassandra as it's an experience totally different from the one you have when you work alone. It helps for deep introspection, linking thoughts together, and learning more about yourself. Cassandra was crucial in my road to obtaining admission to a top 10 business school. By asking the right questions, being emotionally connected to my story, and invested in the process, she ...
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  • HBS | Lost For Words
    4 months ago
    Cassandra has been the most important piece of the very intricate puzzle that is the HBS application. From start to finish she has been there not only in the application related issues but also in the more personal decision I had to make in the last 18 months as a professional and (incredibly) as a friend. Crafting a convincing application takes a lot of time and effort, and it is crucial to have someone guiding you each step of the way which is able to look at your profile from an external (expert) view. Cassandra will be the most important investment you'll make to get into your dream school!
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Thank You for the Invaluable Guidance, Cassandra!
    8 months ago
    I worked with Fortuna on an application to a global top 10 MBA program. I sincerely believe that Fortuna, and my coach Cassandra in particular, were instrumental to my subsequent admission. To put it briefly, Cassandra is a true pro. My experience collaborating with her on this application has felt like a year’s worth of professional coaching condensed into a matter of months. She is an expert in personal branding and offered an invaluable lens on my application materials, helping me produce essays that truly spoke to my strengths. She was a consistent presence throughout the application process, swiftly responding with feedback on my drafts and carving out time in her schedule to work with me. Her investment in me gave me additional confidence in ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Responsive, caring and bespoke! - Highly recommended
    10 months ago
    Applying to 3 schools next to an extremely busy job (IB) seemed like a "scary" idea. Fortuna took away this feeling from minute one and guided me smoothly through the whole application process from strategizing and outreach to essay writing and interviews and today I'm admitted to my top choice INSEAD for 2021. Cassandra was there from the start and with her kind and empathetic character she took time and truly understood me and my story from the inside. She helped me craft an application that I was really proud on and which 100% represented me while making me shine in just the way that the respective adcom teams are looking for. Throughout the whole process, but particularly in the heated times before the deadlines, ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Highly Recommend
    11 months ago
    I am extremely grateful for Fortuna Admission’s contribution to my recent acceptance to the INSEAD MBA program. As this was the only program I was interested in and applying to, I wanted to make sure every aspect of my application was as good as it could be. After an introductory call with Matt, I was paired with Cassandra as my coach. Cassandra was extremely easy to talk to and helpful right from the start. Through an in-depth learning phase, she got to know my whole story. Afterward, she was in a great position to tell me what to highlight and what to focus on in the different components of the application. I think having an outside, experienced view was extremely helpful when structuring the flow and ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Highly Recommend - Admitted to INSEAD/LBS
    11 months ago
    A colleague who got admitted to INSEAD recommended Fortuna to me. Cassandra made me feel very comfortable during our first conversation and I thought I could work well with her. Cassandra and the entire Fortuna team have superb insight into the admissions process, particularly for LBS and INSEAD, and work very hard to bring out your story and differentiate it from other applicants. This was particularly relevant for me as I come from an overrepresented applicant pool. The process was very intense and comprehensive - Fortuna asks you to fill out a positioning doc before you start which is really helpful later on in the process. Despite tight deadlines and multiple iterations, Cassandra was always available on email and phone to provide inputs and guidance. ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Excellent Work - Highly Recommended
    12 months ago
    As I was planning to apply in the last round of INSEAD, I looked for a consultant that would help me make my application and profile stood out from the candidate’s pool. As I searched for the perfect match, I found Fortuna Admissions. Their experience with my target school and the good reviews of each consultant convinced me to go sign up with them. I was matched with Cassandra. During our sessions, she worked with me to find the right words to show the admission committee that I was a great fit for the program. Cassandra nailed it when it came to present my essays. Even though I spent time working on them, they still lacked the “Wow” effect I needed. Cassandra asked me insightful questions ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Highly Recommend - Thank You, Cassandra!
    1 year 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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  • 1 year ago
    Cassandra was pivotal in developing my story for my MBA applications. Coming from an over-represented background with below average GMAT score at my target schools, I needed significant help to make up the gap for admissions. Cassandra helped me create stand-out applications that got me an acceptance at my target school. Developing a coherent and persuasive story for the traditional 2-year MBA programs in the U.S. was critical for my application process. Cassandra, with the occasional inputs from Emma Bond, spent a lot of time and effort in creating an effective narrative based on my diverse work history, skills and multi-cultural background.
    - Kwan Kim
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  • Highly Recommended/Personable and Excellent - Columbia MBA Admit
    2 years 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
    3 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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