Emma Bond

Director of Fortuna Admissions

Fortuna Admissions

United Kingdom

Net Promoter Score: 9

Consultant Bio

An expert in coaching and interviewing techniques, Emma has a strong track record in recruiting and selection. As a senior member of London Business School’s MBA admissions committee, Emma was responsible for full-time MBA selection and marketing. In addition to reviewing thousands of applications she also developed and allocated the program’s scholarship portfolio. Emma subsequently joined The Boston Consulting Group’s London office, managing LBS’ talent pipeline into the company’s global offices and recruiting undergraduates from Oxford and Cambridge universities.

Emma maintains strong links with LBS, is a freelance writer for a number of business schools and publications, and is also a regular interviewer for Imperial College Business School’s FT, Weekend and Global MBA programs. She has a BA (Hons.) and an MA (Dist.) in English Literature from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

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

Goal development. Candidacy positioning. Interview coaching. Designed to guide you carefully through the entire application process, our MBA packages draw on our team’s industry expertise as former Directors and Associate Directors of Admissions at the world’s best business schools. For the highest impact, we recommend our Comprehensive Package or Premium Package Upgrade services.

One-School Package: $5,900 (Expert coach) $6,900 (director / senior expert coach)
Two-School Package: $7,900 (Expert coach) $9,200 (director / senior expert coach)
Three-School Package: $9,750 (Expert coach) $11,350 (director / senior expert coach)
Four-School Package: $11,450 (Expert coach) $13,350 (director / senior expert coach)
Five-School Package: $13,000 (Expert coach) $15,200 (director / senior expert coach)

You will work with a dedicated Expert Coach throughout the entire process, with input from our resume specialist and a mid-point review of your entire application by another of our Expert Coaches. 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 business school.

Location: United Kingdom

Email: info@fortunaadmissions.com

Website: https://fortunaadmissions.com/team-member/emma-bond/

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  • Great Professional, Great Person
    1 month ago
    Working with Emma was not only a very pleasant experience, but it was also a very successful one. Emma’s expertise enabled me to achieve goals that seemed beyond my reach. Concretely, I applied to: Oxford (MFE), LBS(MiM), HEC&Yale (M2M), Georgetown (MiM), Imperial (Economics & Strategy for Business) and UChicago Booth (MiM). I have standing offers from Oxford, HEC&Yale, Georgetown and Uchicago, and I am waiting to hear back from Imperial and LBS after having been invited to the interview stage. In summary, I have only received positive answers, and I can hardly imagine having achieved this without Emma. From reviewing my profile and picking out the best attributes to showcase for specific programs, to correcting my essays, to putting me in contact with representatives from ...
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  • Best Consultant Ever!
    1 month ago
    I was fortunate to have been introduced to Fortuna Admissions through a trusted friend who had previously benefited from their services. Engaging with them proved to be an incredibly rewarding decision, one that I am immensely grateful for. In particular, I had the privilege of working closely with Emma Bond as my coach, whose unwavering support played an indispensable role in my journey. I can't thank Emma enough for her incredible support throughout this journey. She was there for me every step of the way, from our first chat to celebrating my acceptance into my dream EMBA program at a prestigious Top 10 University. Emma's calmness, patience, and strategic guidance were a lifesaver. Whenever I had questions or felt lost, she was quick to respond and provided ...
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  • Wonderful Experience
    1 month ago
    Emma helped me successfully get into all three schools I was applying to, including LBS. She was prompt, precise, and fun to work with. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a consultant for MBA admissions.
    Class of 2026 Admit
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  • 10/10 Phenomenal Consultant - Stanford GSB Admit (Re-Applicant)
    1 month ago
    TL;DR: Emma is absolutely amazing at what she does. About me: Stanford GSB Class of 2026 Admit from Private Equity (re-applicant). About her: (i) Amazing at forming a compelling, cohesive story (while fully retaining my voice and story) (ii) Incredibly responsive (even by private equity standards) (iii) Perfect balance of empathetic and blunt (a rare find) Full Review: Emma was absolutely incredible to work with. As mentioned above, I was a re-applicant to Stanford GSB (waitlisted previously, admitted this year with Emma's support), and can confidently say Emma's a best-in-class advisor. I reached out to her with less than 2 months to go before the app deadline, and in that time, she helped me put together the absolute best package I possibly could. She has this incredible ability ...
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  • Cannot Recommend Enough
    2 months ago
    Speaking to Emma in our initial call I felt right away she was the perfect match. And that turned out to be just the case! I was a fairly late Round 2 applicant, just meeting the deadline, and I can say I couldn’t have done it without her! Emma improved my application beyond measure. I cannot stress enough the positive impact she had on my overall application – the quality of my application was levels higher as a result of her help and super expertise, and I gained an offer from my number 1 and only school choice (LBS). Giving real steer and direction to the narrative of my background/application, piecing together the essays (I was in awe of her skill in advising on essay ...
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  • 10/10!!!! Best Consultant On The Planet
    4 months ago
    As a US applicant, I applied to multiple top full-time US programs with Emma's help. It was 1,000% worth every penny, and I'd recommend you stop reading this review now and hire her immediately. I got into a variety of M7 and T10 schools with extremely generous scholarships, proving that Emma has obvious expertise over the American schools, in addition to the European ones. She was responsive, informative, and all around delightful to work with. I don't think there is anything she could have done throughout the process to make it go smoother. If she's not ranked #1 in the 2024 Poets & Quants ranking for MBA consultants (after being ranked #1 in 2023), we riot. 10/10, simply the best consultant on the planet.
    Class of 2026 Admit
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  • Emma Is The Best!!
    5 months ago
    Working with Emma on my MBA application was an incredible experience. Her extraordinary expertise and outstanding work ethic surpassed my expectations, going above and beyond in both time and effort. From our first fit call to waiting to hear back from schools, Emma continued to support and guide me, easing my nerves during moments of discouragement. Her commitment to my success went beyond the transactional, and I always felt reassured knowing she was on my side. Emma's personalized approach, taking the time to understand me, contributed significantly to the strength of my application. With Emma's help, my application spoke authentically to who I am and my aspirations. Despite initial stress due to a lower GMAT score than I was aiming for, Emma's guidance allowed me to ...
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    Laura Hughes
    MBA Class of 2026 Admit
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  • Thank You Emma For Making My MBA Dreams Come True!
    5 months ago
    Emma was truly a dream to work with - she was extremely helpful in guiding me through the MBA application process and making the applications much less daunting than they seemed. She is dependable, very responsive, structured and personable too. I always looked forward to our consultations and felt much more assured and confident of my application after each call. I applied and got in to a top 10 school, and couldn't have done it without Emma!
    Class of 2026 Admit
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  • The Best Consultant Ever & A Mentor For Life
    5 months ago
    One of the best decisions of my life was to work with Emma, and I am extremely happy to write this piece for her. I worked with Emma on 3 applications and got an admit to my dream college. From the get go, Emma was super empathetic, methodical and approachable. Her expertise in what goes into putting together a complete application makes her the best in the business. Before our first call, I was both nervous and in awe (Emma is a Guru). As soon as we talked, I knew that things would work out, not just because she is an expert but because she was the sweetest and most understanding person ever. The way she took out time to understand both my background and me ...
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  • The BEST Consultant - You Can't Go Wrong With Emma!!
    5 months ago
    I work in a top tech company with quick progression, run a non-profit, and have mentors supporting my MBA decision. Despite this, I approached my profile with a significant concern: a low university GPA resulting from challenging personal circumstances. During this process, I consulted with three different companies. Jennifer spoke highly of Emma, and Emma was already the top consultant for 2023, so it was an easy decision! Emma is simply the best because of the following qualities: 1) a high level of understanding and empathy, 2) an extremely strong sense of ownership and high quality, 3) strong expertise (she is the best in the market, to be honest), 4) profound knowledge of MBA programs, the school selection process, etc., 5) a strong track record ...
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  • Couldn't Have Done It Without Emma!
    8 months ago
    I feel truly fortunate that I got to work with Emma on my application because she is an extraordinary admissions consultant and I can say without any doubt that I couldn't have done it without her expertise! She has an outstanding work ethic and consistently went above and beyond what I expected of her, in terms of both time and effort. I'm so glad I trusted my instincts and chose her as my consultant because not only did I get accepted but I received a scholarship as well on the only program I applied to - LBS Sloan. Emma is a true expert at this. She knows exactly what should and shouldn't go into your application to make it stand out. She is sharp and ...
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  • International Admitted In R3 Thanks To Emma!
    12 months ago
    I was fortunate to work with Emma on submitting a strong R3 application for LBS. Given my older age, I was determined to apply in R3 and did not want to wait for another year. Although I was late in my application prep, Emma was very supportive and encouraging throughout the entire process. Emma has a real insider’s view of LBS and knows exactly what the school is looking for in applicants, which was extremely helpful in submitting a strong application in R3. Emma was always quick to provide feedback and insights in relation to all aspects and stages of my application. I was admitted in R3 to LBS as an international student and I can’t recommend Emma enough! Thanks, Emma!
    Class of 2025 Admit
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  • Consultant & Beyond
    12 months ago
    Emma has been monumental in the success of my applications - admits from Kellogg, Tuck (40K scholarship), Fuqua (80K scholarship) and LBS. Due to being late in the application process, high cost of admissions consulting and a general lack of direction, I was quite overwhelmed till even a few weeks before the application deadlines. Emma proved to be a knight in shining armor who brought that much needed direction with her expertise in the process which is otherwise a black box. She was so diligent and methodical in reviewing the essays and storyline. Even with the time crunch and last minute notices, she was able to take something raw and help make it into a strong story. From essays to job description to video essays, ...
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    Shiman Vashisth
    MBA Class of 2025 Admit
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  • After Many Failures, Emma Was The One
    1 year ago
    During my journey before applying to the two top business schools I wanted to attend, I worked with 3 other consultants and firms until I found Emma with Fortuna and I can say she is the best by wolrds apart. I now feel I was cheated before, because of the amazing effort, advice and work she put into my applications. I can surely say that it is because of her that I got accepted into both programmes and will be at a top 5 MBA next year. Do not search for another consultant, Emma is the one you need.
    Rene Duarte Ramos
    MBA Class of 2025 Admit
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  • Emma Bond - Outstanding Consultant
    1 year ago
    Emma was fantastic to work with, she helped me with applications to multiple top business schools, and with her help I was fortunate enough to gain acceptances to all of them. She is incredibly knowledgeable of course, but also approachable, reassuring and patient. She is uniquely skilled at mitigating a lot of the stress and anxiety that is typically associated with the application process. She also does an outstanding job of helping to craft and convey your personal narrative which is invaluable for effective essay writing. There was absolutely no friction in working with Emma as a North American applicant, she was extremely flexible and accommodative as well as highly responsive, particularly around key deadlines. She made a world of difference for my applications and ...
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  • Fantastic Admissions Coach - Top US & UK MBA Programs
    1 year ago
    When I first decided to pursue an elite MBA program, I was truly skeptical of admissions coaches. I asked myself - Did they really make a difference? How much would their experience matter? Was their value worth their cost? After recently being admitted to my top-choice school off of the waitlist, I now know the answer to my questions. Without a doubt, Emma Bond was absolutely critical to my MBA application's success. I met Emma as one of three intro calls with coaches (via Fortuna), and her experience, honesty, and encouraging demeanor immediately set her above the pack. Notably, when facing the setbacks of the waitlist, it was Emma who encouraged me to re-take my standardized test and provide admissions updates for my application. I ...
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  • Outstanding Application Counselor
    1 year ago
    Emma Bond was instrumental in my successful application to LBS's MiM program. Her expertise in essay writing and interview prep was invaluable. She was always responsive, providing prompt feedback and support throughout the process. Emma's interview coaching helped me build confidence and deliver a genuine performance. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking guidance in their educational pursuits. Thank you, Emma, for your dedication and support!
    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Best Consultant For LBS!
    1 year ago
    I had the pleasure of working with Emma on my LBS MBA application. Her LBS admissions committee experience and personal links to the existing LBS adcom shone through. She was very aware of what LBS was looking for specifically in each of the application questions and tailored my application to align with LBS' values perfectly. She also pushed me to think out of the box and took my application to a much higher level than what I would have produced on my own. To top it all off, she is an extremely lovely person and was an absolute joy to work with. I was thrilled to receive an LBS MBA offer and scholarship and highly recommend Emma to anyone on the same journey.
    Class of 2025 Admit
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  • Emma Bond - Your LBS Lucky Charm
    1 year ago
    Emma has been nothing less than phenomenal to work with on my MBA application journey. I consider myself to be a bit of an odd bird in the applicant pool since I have a varied professional background that spans consulting, F500 corporate, founding a startup, VC, and international experience for a smaller PE-backed company. My greatest challenge was piecing together a coherent career odyssey that made sense to the adcoms. While all my career progressions made perfect sense to me, I struggled to present a coherent case. This is where Emma came in and was able to piece together from beginning to end a thread that really made sense and stood out to the outside observer evaluating my candidacy. Emma's creative storytelling ability, but also ...
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    Munir Tawfique
    MBA Class of 2025 Admit
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  • Re-Applicant to Scholar!
    1 year ago
    “These b-schools are hyper-competitive and I don’t see components that meet the bar.” This stupendously demotivating piece of advice is the first piece of feedback that I received from an admissions consultant. Partly, I can’t blame them – I’m a part of the infamous IT Indian male cohort. And I’m a reapplicant. Emma, on the other hand, went against the grain, took a step further, and dove deeper into my profile. What she really excels at is understanding which parts of an applicant’s character, work experience, and extra-curricular appeal to the folks sitting in the admissions office at the absolute top-notch international b-schools. From our very first meeting, I saw her experience stand out. With the dexterity of a well-seasoned surgeon, she cut into my character ...
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  • Amazing Consultant!
    1 year ago
    I wasn’t planning on working with an admissions consultant, but when I got to the application essays, I hit a roadblock. I struggled with developing a cohesive story and expressing my passion for the programs. I also had difficulty finding a balance between sharing my true self and highlighting the key attributes that I knew the Admissions Committee would be looking for. Based on my needs, I decided to work with a consultant on an hourly basis. After speaking with a few firms, I chose to work with Emma due to her deep knowledge of European business schools, but also simply because I thought we connected well. Throughout the process, Emma provided prompt and honest feedback. However, what struck me most was how much she ...
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  • The Best LBS Consultant In The Business
    1 year ago
    Working with Emma was an absolute pleasure! I sought her out specifically for help with my LBS application and interview prep because as an American applicant, I felt like I had less insight on the LBS MBA process relative to US programs. I purchased the admissions director review package, and Emma provided multiple rounds of direct, candid, and invaluable feedback that helped refine my essays, resume, and short response answers. She has intimate knowledge of exactly what the LBS adcom likes to see in applicants and certainly spent more time with me than what was included in my package. Emma truly cares about the quality of her clients' applications and went above and beyond to help me put my best foot forward. She is absolutely ...
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  • Emma Bond - The Best!
    1 year ago
    I worked with Emma on a 2-school package offered by Fortuna Admissions. First, I had a fit call with her wherein we discussed my past experiences (both personal and professional), goals, MBA programmes I am interested in, and preferences. She came across as an empathetic, honest, friendly, and highly knowledgeable professional; working with her through the admission process I can guarantee you she is all this and much more! 1. After the fit call, Emma and I had a comprehensive discussion to shortlist the programmes I am interested in. She not only discussed the timelines for each application but also made me aware of her working style and was interested to learn about my style as well to make sure we were on the same page. ...
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  • Incredible & Knowledgeable Advisor
    1 year ago
    Emma helped me with my R1 LBS and HEC applications. I reached out to her after realizing I was somewhat out of depth with the process and had a million questions on how to begin. She immediately broke everything down for me and laid out the process in clear and concise steps. She helped with everything from reaching out to recommenders, school outreach, application questions, and interview prep. Emma answered all of my questions and concerns with patience and really made me feel supported and secure throughout the process. Her edits and advice were invaluable in helping me receive offers and scholarships at both schools. I highly recommend Emma to anyone applying for MBA programs, particularly if you are interested in LBS or other European ...
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  • Emma Bond – Invaluable Guide & Mentor for LBS
    1 year ago
    I was first introduced to Emma by Jenifer Raver from the Fortuna Admissions Team as a Director for my application to LBS. To be completely honest, I was initially very intimidated before my first conversation (she’s a legend!), but 2 minutes into the call, I realized that she’s probably the sweetest and most empathetic person you’ll ever meet. She’s honest, direct and makes you dig deep into your soul to craft the perfect application. Any material I sent across to Emma (even after getting it through my coach), was promptly replied to with even deeper questions, which when pondered upon added exponential impact to my application. Sadly, I didn’t get through the first time I applied in 2021, it was a very competitive cycle and ...
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    Ankit Sureka
    MBA Class of 2025 Admit
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  • Just Go For It!!!
    1 year ago
    I worked with Emma on a 3-school package. Going into the MBA applications process, I was extremely stressed and skeptical about engaging a consultant. I spoke with 15+ consultants/firms and made a comprehensive excel of my conversations with them. After my first call with Emma, I knew that she cared! LBS was my top school, and having conversations with Emma during the course helped me narrow down a list of schools I’d apply to. I ended up with an admit offer from LBS and a US Ivy league school! And on the waitlist for two others – but I got into my dream school, and it wouldn’t have been possible without her help and guidance. She wasn’t just a consultant – she was a coach ...
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  • Emma Bond Is Awesome!
    2 years ago
    I worked with Emma this year on a top business school MiF (MBA equivalent) application. Before deciding to rely on Emma's professional service on this application, I had a few calls/meetings with other MBA consultants/firms, I finally chose Emma because of her unique insight into approaching the school application! Emma addressed all my questions and concerns in this application, and her essay edition and interview preparation really made a difference to help me get there, I am finally admitted to my dream school. I recommend Emma to all the top b-school applicants, as I am sure she will provide excellent guidance and support to help you achieve your dream! I will certainly refer Emma to my friends and colleagues!
    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Amazing!
    2 years ago
    Emma has been extremely helpful throughout the MBA admissions process and EXTREMELY responsive. I cannot stress how important this is, especially on application deadline dates. Emma's insights into UK schools are second-to-none. She will breathe life into your story and is not afraid to challenge your ideas. When I was finding consultants in the beginning, too often did I find ones that would stick with the status quo and suggest only minor changes. Being in professional services, I also understand the temptation of admissions consultants to steer clients towards more costly packages. Emma does none of this. In fact, she was extremely generous with her time and did not charge for bits and pieces. Emma treats your application like her own. I really felt as ...
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  • My Experience With Emma
    2 years ago
    First of all, I would like to acknowledge the incredible support before and after payment for the service was arranged. I was on a budget, nevertheless, the level of support I received from Emma and her team was invaluable. While eventually I was accepted by LBS, I was surprised by how humanly they treated me, especially considering the fact that I am from Ukraine I received comprehensive assistance in all formal and informal stages of my preparation for my essay, interview, etc. The strategy of forming essays as well as a clear understanding of the purpose and vision for my goal school encouraged me to reveal my strengths in the right expression through discussions with Emma. I'm sure there are quite a few alternative candidates/firms ...
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  • Incredible Advisor
    2 years ago
    I have been working with Emma since June 2021 until being admitted into LBS, and I believe that this would not have been achieved without her help. We began by outlining the strengths and weaknesses of my applications, and Emma assisted with the self-reflection process. She then helped me to develop school applications in a way that would present me in the best light, stressing my strengths, while also being tactical about areas of development and aligning those to the solutions that the school has to offer. In the end, I probably had the best application essays in my life :) I highly recommend working with Emma to everyone who really wants to get into a top business school.
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  • Made My Dream Come True!
    2 years ago
    Emma exceeded my expectations in every way and working with Emma was a pleasure from start to finish. With a GMAT score that was well below the average for my top target school, Emma coached me to ensure that my unique experience was at the forefront of my application. With Emma's guidance and first-class coaching, I received offers from two of Europe's top business schools. Emma genuinely cares for her clients and she really took the needed time to understand me, my story, and my goals. I constantly felt that I was working with the industry's best. From the support on my essays to the final interview prep, Emma was always extremely responsive and always ensured that I was producing my best work. I wouldn't hesitate to work with ...
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  • Best Of The Best - Emma Bond Is My Hero
    2 years ago
    Emma made my dream come true. Thanks to her I managed to get accepted to LBS. She walked me through a long and difficult process. She reviewed every detail of the application until it was perfect, even giving me extra hours for some issues where I needed to improve (like the video assessment and interview). She taught me to trust myself and to believe until the end. This gave me the strength to continue improving and trusting myself in the final stages of the application. She also gave me very specific advice that was key to my final admission. Without her, I would not have made it in any way. Thanks, Emma!
    Rafael Arnillas
    MBA Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Emma Made My LBS Dream Come True!
    2 years ago
    I worked with Emma directly with my LBS application from the beginning to the end at R3, the most difficult round with a lower GMAT score to start. She is the best you can get for LBS and/or any other TOP MBA school, and I honestly think your research is over! A few highlights for Emma and reasons for me to work with her after speaking with over 10 consultants from Spain, Netherland, US big and expensive MBA consulting firms, and some well-known independent consultants. 1) Emma is super insightful on matching your background and skills and bringing the best/shiny part of you among all of your life stories and career path with the school. She really spent time getting to know me and helped ...
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  • Excellent & Caring Guide/Consultant
    2 years ago
    I worked with Emma on a 2 school package as well as purchased hourly time with her for other schools. My experience working with her was amazing. I am someone with a unique profile in the sense that my scores (GPA & GMAT) were both relatively low but have several years of work experience as a management consultant. Although I was not able to push my GMAT/GRE scores to be as high as many of the schools required Emma guided me through the entire process and ensured that I excelled in my story, essay, video interview, and in-person interview. As a result, I was able to secure a spot at my top program of choice!! I cannot recommend her enough, she is super personable, fun ...
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  • Excellent Guide & Admissions Expert
    2 years ago
    Emma was a valued expert and guide for everything in the admissions process. She provided support in many areas, including understanding what school values and how to frame essays, ideating content for responses, line-by-line editing, interview prep, and more. She clearly possessed a deep knowledge (including personal relationships) of the target schools. I was accepted to both MBAs that Emma helped with, in no small part thanks to her critical eye and guidance.
    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Excellent Support - Worth The £
    2 years ago
    Emma was incredibly professional and supportive throughout my R2-3 applications. After my unsuccessful R1 applications which I had decided to do solo, I worked with Emma on my R2-3 LBS & INSEAD apps (I was accepted to both, and received scholarships too). She edited my essays, helped me prep for interviews, and also gave me useful advice to decide which school to eventually go to based on my personal needs. I wish I had worked with her from the very beginning! Definitely worth the money and time.
    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Incredible Consultant!
    2 years ago
    I reached out to Emma after being waitlisted for LBS and immediately realized I had made the right decision (and regretted not having used her earlier). I sent her my completed application and over the weekend she thoroughly went over it making notes and suggestions on areas I could expand upon and address in my follow up interview with the waitlist manager. She also made great suggestions on additional steps I could take to show and demonstrate my excitement for the LBS program. Emma went above and beyond by mock interviewing me and left me feeling confident as I went into my follow up interview. During my follow up interview with LBS we touched upon each of the points Emma and I had discussed and ...
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  • Couldn't Have Imagined Working With A Better Consultant!
    2 years ago
    Back in 2021, when I started applying (for the second time) to b-schools, I was very certain that I wanted to work with someone who was high on EQ and would understand my profile and goals. Emma was a wonderful consultant and someone I could reach out to whenever I needed some structure and calm - be it while working on essays, prepping for interviews, or waiting for the schools to release their results. I worked with Emma for 2 top b-schools (one in the EU and one in the UK) and got into the school of my choice. She ensured my goals were crystal clear, helped me edit my CV & essays, and did not hesitate while pointing out ambiguities. Talking to her (on ...
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  • Structured, Strategic & Supportive! Treats Your Application Like Her Own
    2 years ago
    Emma takes a very structured approach to a b-school application process. She spends a lot of time initially to understand you personally before diving into the application. My essays, and other application questions, went through a number of iterations before we were both satisfied with them. The final drafts are always so much better than the initial ones. Emma knows how to get the best out of you and suggests ways through which you can make your application stand out. She even helped me connect with her past students to get more insights on my target schools. I can confidently say that had it not been for Emma, I would have not been able to get an admit into my target school. One of the ...
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  • Emma Is A Force Of A Name
    2 years ago
    I was very fortunate to have chosen the Fortuna team for my MBA application. Emma Bond made my application journey absolutely pain-free. Not only did she guide me through the lengthy process but also provide me with a very useful methodology to present myself in business situations in general. More importantly, she filled me with confidence which is absolutely vital in this kind of application. With her help, I have been admitted to a global top-ranking MBA program. I will recommend Emma and the Fortuna team to anyone who aims at the highest and wants to work with top professionals.
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  • No One Better!
    2 years ago
    Emma was absolutely amazing! She made sure to listen fully to what I was intending before she provided solid advice. From school selection to tips on the essay/interview, to even supportive words of encouragement. I definitely would not have gotten into my school without Emma's help and I am forever grateful to her. She was able to help me get into multiple schools across both the US and UK. I was so lucky to have been placed in her capable hands. She is someone that is so responsive, and will always try to do her best to make time for you. Her feedback was always candid which I appreciated and also helped me to improve in all aspects of my application. Again, I could not ...
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  • Emma Bond - The Best Admissions Consultant!
    2 years ago
    I engaged with Emma less than four weeks from my R2 Application deadlines, and one conversation later, I realized I had hit the jackpot, and got a mentor for life! Emma Bond turned out to be my savior at the 11th hour, highlighting key points in my backstory I had never even thought of. While her suggestions for my CV, essay questions and interview prep were thorough and meticulous, her polite criticism every step of the way turned out to be a real game-changer. She literally breathed life and clarity into my applications, with unbelievably quick response times (often within hours in spite of the time difference), and gave me the much needed confidence and direction in applying to the B-Schools of my dreams! Her ...
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  • Successfully Admitted To M7 With Emma’s Help
    2 years ago
    I reached out to Fortuna Admissions after I got rejected by an MBA school. I chose Fortuna after researching many admission consultants. Fortuna is a unique team of MBA admission directors who provide you with first-hand insider info. My experience with Fortuna has been flawless. They are very efficient, informative, and professional. Even before my 30 minutes free consultation, the sales consultant (Jenifer) was very efficient and asked me to fill out a short questionnaire so she could prepare for the consultation efficiently. Jenifer was also very kind, smart, and truly understood what I needed. Now I want to talk about Emma. It’s a pity that I can only give her 5 stars, she deserves 100 stars truly! Before I chose which admission consultant I ...
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  • Awesome Mentor & Coach
    2 years ago
    Emma reviewed, edited, and oversaw all the work that I did with Jenifer, my primary coach. She provided insightful feedback as to how I could structure my essays so that they would come across as truly authentic and pack the most powerful punch. She helped me to highlight aspects of my past stories and bring them to life in a way that would resonate with admissions. A great coach all in all.
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  • Game Changer Coaching From Emma
    2 years ago
    Emma has helped me to secure the LBS MBA program offer! She has been incredibly helpful in the process and the coaching methodology has proven to be the most effective and efficient. I started my application in October 2021, which is quite late to the game, while preparing for my GMAT, Emma has helped edited my application and later prepared me for the interviews. Without Emma, I would not be able to secure the offer from the top business school.
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  • Top Consulting Services - Highly Recommend
    2 years ago
    I have worked closely with Emma Bond for about two months, from the initial goal assessment session and all the way through getting accepted. Emma has been extremely helpful offering invaluable advice on all submitted material as well as the interview process. Her guidance along the way was key and all the advice has been top-notch. She is always super responsive and she goes above and beyond for her students, being available all the time on evenings and weekends too. I am most grateful. I highly recommend Fortuna and Emma and I would work with them again anytime. If you want to maximize your chances of getting accepted with valuable feedback from top insider professionals, Fortuna is your top choice.
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  • Amazing Experience, HIGHLY Recommended
    2 years ago
    I first learned about Emma through the Fortuna Admissions YouTube channel. After watching many videos and researching many similar companies, I decided to reach out to Fortuna by submitting a request for a free consultation. Following that 1 hour conversation I had, I decided to seek Emma's guidance as to how I should approach my b-school applications, and I can safely say that I made the right choice 100%, and if anything, I should have reached out earlier. Through Emma's help, I managed to get accepted into some of the world's leading b-schools. It goes without saying that she played a crucial role in helping me find the best way to approach the challenge of applying to highly selective programmes. Having worked with Emma for ...
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  • Amazing Experience
    2 years ago
    I was very lucky to have worked with Emma, I couldn't have had a better experience. Emma is exceptional at what she does. I engaged with her for some hourly consulting to help review my essays and prep for the interview in applying to a top Executive MBA Program. Emma was super responsive, quick to review things and did so incredibly thoughtfully. Her feedback on my essays without a doubt guided me to make them above and beyond, and she really appreciated the message I was trying to deliver when giving feedback. My interview with the school was scheduled pretty unexpectedly, and Emma made time in her evening to ensure I got in a mock interview with her beforehand. I wish the review allowed me ...
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  • Your Search Is Over!
    2 years ago
    Emma is an exceptional consultant. Given her background, I was always keen to work with Emma, as London Business School was my top choice. I worked with Emma and Karen across LBS and USA MBA applications, and the experience was fantastic, ending with me securing an R1 admit from LBS. Emma inspires tremendous self-belief, an underrated but essential attribute in a consultant during the stressful application process. It felt like I had someone in my corner through and through. She was deeply invested in understanding my story and motivations to ensure I presented the very best version of myself to schools. Emma always seemed available - from minor procedural questions to turning around material - the response time was always quick and the quality of the ...
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  • First Class Coach
    2 years ago
    Simply put, Emma is outstanding. She has a real insider's view of LBS and provided constructive, informative and tailored advice through the application process. Emma made the application process, which could otherwise seem daunting, seamless and went above and beyond my expectations (notwithstanding having read the rave reviews beforehand!). I was amazed at how quickly Emma provided feedback on the various parts of the application, from the written aspects to the interview stage (both video prep and mock interviews). I was admitted in Round 1 to LBS and couldn't recommend her enough!
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  • Coach, Mentor, Cheerleader
    2 years ago
    Emma was a coach, mentor and cheerleader throughout the process. Aside from Emma's experience, she really helped me focus on the narrative of my application, and challenged me (positively) as to why did I want to do an MBA. As a coach, Emma trained me to think like an MBA candidate, not just through the language I used, but also in my decorum for interviews. As a mentor, Emma's experience was invaluable. She guided me through the application process by getting me to focus on examples of my work experience, which truly reflected who I am as a professional and a person. Emma asked probing questions to really get to the root of specifically what my role was within certain projects, what was the output and how ...
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  • The best you can get - Emma Bond!
    2 years ago
    The services of Fortuna really stood out from the very beginning. The team set up meetings with three consultants until I was sure I had found a good match. I worked with Emma and chose the comprehensive school package with added on hours for 2 more schools. Emma exceeded all my expectations throughout the process! She was able to draw out points in my story that I had wrongfully deemed unimportant for an MBA application and really helped me round out my profile. She is an excellent editor and helps get your story across with the greatest impact without burying your authentic voice. I was really surprised by how quickly she reviewed my work. She usually turned things around in 24 hours (sometimes just a couple of ...
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  • If LBS is your dream school, look no further!
    2 years ago
    When I was searching for an admissions consultant, I looked for two criteria 1) The admissions consultant should be incredibly knowledgeable about LBS 2) The admissions consultant should have a personal interest in my success and that I shouldn't just be another number in a sea of clients. Given Emma's experience of working as part of the LBS AdCom, it became clear after our first introduction that she knew LBS inside-out. What surprised me was how personally invested she was in the whole process and made me feel like I had someone in my corner on whom I could rely on. Emma is insanely dedicated. She turns around material within 24 hours so I never felt like I had to hurry. Before many school admission deadlines, she even worked ...
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  • Extremely helpful, experienced and professional!
    2 years ago
    I was first introduced to Emma Bond by my sister, who relied on Emma in the course of her own MBA journey years ago. Working with Emma has been a joy, as throughout the application process, she has been extremely professional, responding as quickly as one could reasonably do so, providing in-depth insights into the admission process by virtue of her experience, and was able to provide helpful feedback and tips in areas where she thought I could better express and demonstrate my strengths. In conjunction with her and one of her colleagues' joint (and tireless!) efforts, I have managed to secure admissions to all the programs that I applied to. I am extremely grateful to Emma and the Fortuna team for their professionalism ...
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  • A True Admissions Expert!
    2 years ago
    I worked with Fortuna and Emma was the supervisor for my application with Karen Ponte. I was thoroughly impressed by the service from Fortuna and was able to achieve an admit to my dream school LBS. Emma was thorough in checking my application package and offered some great insights to help me refine my story - it was great to be able to leverage her in-depth knowledge of what B-schools are looking for - thank you, Emma!
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  • Fortuna Admissions Experience
    3 years ago
    I was skeptical to begin after my friend recommended Fortuna, but after speaking with Emma I realized how valuable her experience would be, and what it would bring to the table in helping me apply for my EMBA. To be honest Emma was fantastic, without her knowledge and advice I would not have made it in successfully to my number one school pick. We worked very hard and Emma really had great advice and input all the way through the application process. From CV write-ups to essays and interview prep, she covered everything to the smallest details even my Instagram account! It was the best money spent and I highly recommend Fortuna Admissions in general and Emma Bond in specific. Thank you.
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  • Faultless Advice & Service
    3 years ago
    I was a round 4 LBS applicant and purchased ten hours of coaching with Emma Bond at Fortuna. Working with Emma was, I am convinced, the deciding factor in my successful admission to LBS. In the four or so months that we worked together, Emma was faultlessly professional, flexible and, above all, fun to work with. Emma has an astonishing level of insight into the LBS application process and remains extremely close to the goings-on within the school. My time with Emma started with a detailed discussion around my plans to apply for an MBA, in advance of which I'd completed an extensive written questionnaire that Emma had clearly read thoroughly in advance of our discussion. This allowed our conversation to be focussed and highly beneficial in ...
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  • I Would Not Have Made It Without The Help Of Emma
    3 years ago
    If you want a consultant who is meticulous, supportive, knowledgeable about both top US and European schools and who will walk with you through the long haul I highly recommend Emma!! I finally made it into an M7 US Business School and Emma was absolutely instrumental to my success. I first met Emma in 2020. When it was time to apply in 2021 I knew I wanted to work with Emma because of how supportive she is. Emma went above and beyond the services I had paid for. She gave me detailed feedback on my previous application as I was reapplying to an M7 school. Her review of my essays and resume was comprehensive and on time. I was waitlisted and she helped me come ...
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  • Beyond All Expectations! Thank You Emma!!!
    3 years ago
    Working with Emma Bond has been an amazing experience and far beyond my expectation in almost all aspects. With her enormous support, I have been successfully rewarded with several great offers from the world-leading business schools (top 10 in the world). Not only with invaluable insight and constructive advice, Emma Bond is also incredibly responsive, dynamic, and super responsible. She was able to work around my schedule in order to meet the tough deadline (less than two weeks since the first consultation), even actively supported me during the Easter Holiday. The mock interview was of great value, definitely, you would be more confident in the real interviews. A great “gatekeeper”! I strongly recommend!
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  • Accepted, Thanks To Emma!
    3 years ago
    Choosing Emma was the best decision I made! She is immensely experienced, was always available and advised me patiently and spot-on during the whole process. If you want to get into a top business school, I can highly recommend working with Emma!
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Accepted To LBS With Amazing Support Throughout The Whole Process!
    3 years ago
    I am an R2 admit to London Business School, class of MBA2023. I applied to both Stanford, and LBS in R2 and gotten interview invites for both and got an admission offer from LBS. Before working with Emma, I had done a ton of research on the consulting services and had quick calls with various established consultants. Emma and the Fortuna team were extremely supportive yet customized in their engagement approach. Even before formally engaging with the team, she made sure to understand my background to give solid advice on approaching b-school applications. Throughout my MBA application journey, Emma was always responsive to my questions and turnarounds on essay edits. There were periods during the whole journey where the MBA application process had to take a ...
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  • Rockstar Consultant. Premium Services. Admitted To USA & UK Programs With $$ & Fellowship
    3 years ago
    First let me preface this with my experience at Fortuna, when I contacted the company, after shopping around with other 5 firms, Fortuna set me up a few calls with some consultants. Due to the competitiveness of this application cycle (dubbed the most competitive ever), low scores (lower than average GMAT/GRE) and getting older (over 30, over 7 yrs of experience) I worked with 2 consulting firms so I had the chance to compare Fortuna with another top consulting firm. I used Fortuna's services, or more precisely Emma's services, initially for 2 applications and then, after working with Emma on the first applications, I saw the quality of her work and I decided to do 5 applications with her. I worked on an hourly basis ...
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  • Superb Coach With Experience None To Compare
    3 years ago
    Emma worked with my primary coach to support my bid towards LBS MBA admission. After many drafts of application essays, Emma could still pick up things to adjust that ultimately helped me to showcase myself as a perfect candidate. Emma has been so responsive that at times even my husband was impressed when she reviewed and sent back her comment in less than an hour after I submitted my writings. Emma's in-depth knowledge of LBS has also been incredibly helpful to ensure I think and plan strategically with my ongoing career. I am truly lucky to have her as my coach!
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  • Admitted! Great Insights & Amazing Feedback!
    3 years ago
    Overall experience with Fortuna Admission team was great and would definitely recommend using their services if you need help with shaping your story! First, I had a meeting with Matt Symonds, who lifted my hopes and tried to highlight the features of my story that business schools would love. This was a ~45 minutes call which helped me take a different perspective on my profile and reflection! (Also, it is free) Once I committed to Fortuna, I started working with Emma on my MiM application. She was very responsive and very helpful whenever I needed her. I would never be able to pull through that process without her help. The specific features I liked about Emma: - First, we met up to get to know ...
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  • Accepted - Thank You, Emma!!!
    3 years ago
    Emma was a dream to work with, and with her help I was accepted to one of the top MBA programs in the UK! I connected with Emma late in the Round 2 process, about 2 weeks until the deadline! I had written all my essays already, but Emma helped improve them by an immeasurable amount. In such a short time it felt like she had known me for years and knew exactly the point I was trying to get across. Without changing any of my points, she gave amazing advice on how to enhance my essays and posed thoughtful questions that helped me identify the areas I needed to work on. Emma was incredibly supportive and so comforting during this stressful process and gave ...
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  • I got in!! Thank you, Emma!
    3 years ago
    I worked with Emma to apply to an early careers program at one of the top universities worldwide.Emma guided me and helped make the application process easy and simple. Without her I know that I would have been lost and confused. I loved working with her and her help has been instrumental to my acceptance at my dream school. I cannot thank her enough and really recommend her to anyone that is thinking of applying to a masters program. I convinced all my friends and family to apply through her. I recommend her because she is very thorough and has a lot of knowledge on what the universities are looking for. She has a lot of experience and that experience is invaluable to anyone applying ...
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  • Absolutely First-Class Experience
    3 years ago
    I am a recent admit to LBS and could not have achieved that without Emma's help. She really is one of the best in the business and was top notch in every aspect in my dealings with her. In particular, Emma is extremely responsive (eg, when reviewing drafts of applications under tight timelines), has second-to-none knowledge of LBS and the key people there (on account of her background as a former admissions officer) and really goes the extra mile to help you perfect everything in your application. I also did interview prep with Emma a few days beforehand which was invaluable in helping me be less nervous on the day and identify points where I could improve. Emma is also just very down to ...
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  • Emma is Fantastic!
    3 years ago
    I opted for the Admissions Director's Evaluation over the Comprehensive Package because I already covered a lot of ground with MBA research and applications when I started researching consulting services. I was really just looking for a service that could help get me across the goal line. If you are pressed for time with applications or unsure where to start your MBA journey, I believe the Comprehensive Package with Emma could be very useful. Emma was an absolute rock star throughout the whole process and knows LBS inside and out. She was INCREDIBLY responsive and did a great job of explaining what LBS is looking for in its applicants. Trying to distill my entire life's experience into 2 essays and an application form was an incredibly ...
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  • Without a Doubt the BEST in the World - Emma Bond!
    4 years ago
    Throughout my life, there are only a few individuals I have met who have made me feel so incredibly blessed to have come across them and to have on my side, and Emma Bond is one of them. Coming from a non-traditional MBA background, I applied (with some nerves!) in the final round of the admissions cycle when there were not many spots remaining. Thanks to Emma's guidance, not only did I manage to get admitted, but I also received a SUBSTANTIAL scholarship to attend my top choice school - London Business School. As a late-round admit, I believe that receiving such a scholarship would have been impossible without Emma's help and guidance with my application. Simply put (as I am quite a demanding individual), I ...
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  • Best In The Business For LBS - Emma Bond
    4 years ago
    I had the pleasure to work with Emma, having heard rave reviews from family friends about her as a consultant but also as Fortuna Admissions in general. I would not have had the success I had without her help. From the first free consultation call, I knew that Fortuna Admissions' approach is of the highest standard and their strength in LBS admissions stood them apart from others. Emma took the time to listen to my story, understand my objectives, background, plan/timeline, and provided me with very objective and sincere advice. Emma's help added tremendous value in every step of my application to business school. Emma really challenged me to think broader and deeper to produce the most compelling and memorable articulation of myself, experience, and ...
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  • The Consultant You Want in Your Corner! Especially If You Are Looking at LBS!
    4 years ago
    Emma is such a wonderful consultant that very much cares about you as a person and in helping you get to your dream school. As a former member of the admissions committee at LBS, Emma has an insightful perspective of what the admissions committee are looking for when reviewing a candidate. After reviewing my application, she helped pull everything from my experiences to show me in the best light and make my application truly shine. Emma is incredibly easy to talk to, funny, and goes above and beyond to make herself available to provide guidance and advice. She encourages, but at the same time, she is honest about the things that you need to hear and the weaknesses that you’ll need to find solutions for ...
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  • Emma Bond is The Absolute BEST
    4 years ago
    I was interested in schools in the UK - and working with Emma was the absolute best decision I made! She has years of experience working on the admissions team at London Business School, in addition to experience at other schools including Imperial. Right away, Emma took the time to get to know me on a personal level. It was clear she has mastered the admissions process and was able to provide strong direction, insight, and strategy. I was waitlisted at my top school (LBS) and Emma helped me through this stressful process every step of the way. I ended up getting admitted, and I honestly could not have done it without Emma's help and support! If you're applying for MBA programs (especially in the UK), ...
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  • 5+ Star Review for Emma Bond
    4 years ago
    I took the premium package service with Emma Bond. I received an offer from my number one target – LBS. Overall, my experience working with Emma has surpassed my expectation. Emma is a superb writer. As a former admissions director who has reviewed hundreds of thousands of applications, she knows exactly how to turn your thoughts into words that the admission officers like. Her use of words is beautiful but concise. I often struggle with the word limit, and every time she was able to help me get down to the requirement without impacting the depth of meaning I wanted to convey. Sometimes I even felt that I only needed to simply write down my thoughts and Emma would always have the magic to turn them ...
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  • Emma Bond - Best LBS Admissions Consultant!!!!
    5 years ago
    If you’re looking to get into LBS there’s really only Emma Bond who you need to work with! I came across Emma after reviewing a couple of consultancy websites. As Emma worked as a senior member of the admissions committee at London Business School working with her was sort of a no-brainer. I already had written all my essays and filled out most of my application, but I felt like I wanted a second pair of eyes to perfect my application and also guide me to frame my somewhat lower GMAT score, compared to the schools average. The process of working with Emma was easy and rewarding. She would send across her mark-ups and provide guidance at all times throughout the process. Emma is a ...
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  • For LBS, You Cannot Get Better than Emma
    5 years ago
    Fortuna - easily one of the best admissions consultant teams, by far, if not the best. Emma - one of the most experienced, honest, and incisive consultants. My Fortuna team was Emma and Amy (Amy's review written separately). My first contact with Fortuna was an honest, in-depth, and heartfelt conversation with Emma. I knew then and there she was whom I wanted to work with. She took the time to get to know me and my story and I could see her mind working straight away. Emma's years of experience, solid expertise as a coach and intimate understanding of the applicant selection process (especially at LBS) shone through and through at every step of the process. As the director of my application - she guided the overall ...
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  • Emma Is Fantastic: Down-To-Earth, Honest but Extremely Professional
    5 years ago
    Emma is such a fantastic consultant. She was always prompt when reviewing my essay drafts which, given I had left things rather late, was the difference between b-school this year or waiting a whole other year. She knew exactly which parts of my (rather unconventional) story to highlight and helped me to join the dots into a coherent narrative. I also appreciated her honesty with regards to my chances at the various schools that I wanted to apply to. Emma is very down-to-earth and will tell it like it is but will do so with a touch of humor that is really welcome during the crazy rollercoaster that is b-school applications! Emma has a breadth of experience; she helped me with school selection, overall application ...
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  • Highly Recommend!
    6 years ago
    I can’t imagine what the application process would have been like without the Fortuna team. They made everything tangible, and much more enjoyable even from the first call. The entire process was an adventure in itself and helped me gain a better understanding of myself including my strengths and weaknesses as well as my goals. I worked with both Melissa Jones and Emma Bond- a great duo. They are both extremely professional and helpful, had great insights on the process, paid great attention to detail and knew how to position my profile in the best way possible. They went above and beyond to help me prepare for my interviews and always available for questions. I know I was successful with my applications because ...
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    - vanessa04
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  • Fortuna
    6 years ago
    It has been an absolute pleasure working with Emma Bond and the Fortuna admissions team. I have worked with another service in the past and the insights, diligence and thoroughness from Emma are at a completely different level! Emma was an admissions officer herself and she provides great understanding into how the admissions teams work and how best to tell your story. In spite of a great GMAT I had a major disadvantage which we were able to overcome and led to an offer from a top school. We worked through the whole process together from the initial planning phase to submitting the essays, to conducting realistic mock interviews. It is one of the best investments I have made and I recommend working with Emma ...
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  • Transformational Experience
    6 years ago
    I’ve spent the duration of my professional career (over 5 years in total) working to separate myself from my lackluster undergraduate performance. So, when I decided to apply to institution ranked in the top 10 globally, I researched extensively how I could overcome my >2.9 GPA as a social science major. After unsuccessful attempts (both on my own and with a well-known MBA consultant), I opted to take a chance with Fortuna based on overwhelmingly positive feedback on this site. After an initial consultation, I was paired with Emma Bond which turned out to be match made in heaven. I came to Emma with a high-level understanding of “my story” and how a MBA could help me achieve my career goals. However, Emma strategically poked holes ...
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  • Extremely efficient and knowledgeable MBA admission coach!
    6 years ago
    I highly recommend working with Emma. For me, it resulted in admission to LSE, IESE and Warwick. Emma opened my eyes to how a successful application should look like. I'm an attorney-at-law, and I hadn't either studied or applied to a business school before. Emma helped translate my experience from a legal industry and NGO into achievements recognizable for b-schools. She also taught me how to structure my application documents, present my future goals and related them to the school's programme. Importantly, as I'm seeking a career change, Emma also helped me reflect on my background and skills, which not only contributed to my admission success but will also benefit me in transition I'm about to start. Last but not least, I was impressed how ...
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    - Aleksandra
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  • The Best Admissions Consultant for LBS!
    7 years ago
    I have worked with Emma for 'Director's Evaluation' service as well as 'Hourly Consulting Service' after I was invited for the interview. I sincerely enjoyed working with her because of her expertise and knowledge about LBS, insights in admission process (behind the scene), responsive and enthusiastic attitude toward my application and me. If consultants can provide information that I can find from the web (or even worse, not knowing about the information I find), I think there is no value. In that matter, Emma, due to her time at the school, knows every bit of the school that outsiders cannot really find out. Also, even though she left the school some time ago, she is up to date with all the history and changes to ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Extremely Knowledgeable and Responsible
    7 years ago
    Having worked with multiple admission consultants, Emma is definitely the best I had. She helped me with my interview preparation for LBS and gave me great advice when I was on the wait list. I think the first and most important thing is that your consultant is responsible and truly cares about you. Emma gave me her best advice and took the initiative of providing me with additional thoughts even after our prep session was done. Emma knows the school extremely well that she was able to provide me great insights of the school and the programs offered. When I was waitlisted for the MBA program, Emma was also able to give me good feedbacks with realistic expectations throughout the process. Her advice was great ...
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    Class of 2017 Anonymous
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  • The best decision I made for my LBS Reapplication!
    7 years ago
    Reapplying from an over-represented applicant pool within six months of being waitlisted sounded tough enough, till I reached out to Emma and the team at Fortuna admissions made me feel better about the process. I'd worked with Emma on an Admissions of my prior application followed by Hourly consulting on the essay and interview prep. Emma's prior consulting & LBS experience meant she w as able to relate to my personal/ career progression, and highlight experiences that made me stand out. Our interactions were informal yet candid, which made working with her very easy even through a tight timeline and juggling multiple pieces of the application packet. Her feedback pushed me out of my comfort zone and towards crafting something that spoke less about only ...
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    Class of 2019 Anonymous
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  • Excellent experience, very highly recommended
    7 years ago
    My initial conversation with Matt Symonds was the most informative of the many consultancies I reached out to. He was very knowledgeable despite my non-traditional background, and ultimately was the reason I chose Fortuna over others. I used the CSP for the major business school in the UK, and was accepted. Emma was part of the team at Fortuna, and was involved in the later stages of the application process. She came in once the entire application was close to finalised and looked at the whole applications (essays, short answers, CV, etc.) and provided some key insights. I did a mock interview with Emma and also with Karen, and this variety of interviewers was very helpful. Fortuna also used a project management software which was ...
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    Class of 2019 Anonymous
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  • The INSEAD and LBS Experts!
    8 years ago
    Emma and Melissa were key and instrumental in my successful applications to both INSEAD and LBS (and a few other schools across EU and US!). I always felt like I had their full attention when working on my essays and interview prep. Even after I received my offers they continued to guide me through my decision of school and things I should consider. I highly recommend Emma and Melissa not only for their expertise, but they are essentially providing a peace of mind as all Fortuna consultants have actual admissions experience in top b-schools. Great service and highly, highly recommended!
    Class of 2016 Admit
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