Haas Business School Berkeley
School Admissions or Administration
Net Promoter Score: 10
Jessica joined Fortuna after a decade of experience with UCLA Anderson. Serving as Associate Director of Admissions, she evaluated and interviewed thousands of applications for the full-time MBA program. In addition, she managed the program’s global recruiting and admit events, advised on fellowship decisions for admitted students and collaborated on strategic projects alongside the school’s senior leadership team.
Jessica has a BS in Business Administration from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and an MA in Student Affairs from UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies.
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.
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
Posted November 25, 2020
“Every MBA applicant I meet has something special to offer, and I love finding out what that is,” says Fortuna’s Rachel Erickson Hee, who was a Stanford GSB alumni interviewer for nearly two decades. “The more I probe, the more I find out reasons why that applicant would be a great addition to a business<a href="https://fortunaadmissions.com/2020/11/25/meet-the-mba-experts-fortunas-rachel-erickson-hee/" class="more-link"> […]</a>
Posted November 24, 2020
Posted November 18, 2020
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I chose to go with Jessica and Fortuna after doing a few initial consultations with different companies. After the initial consultation, Fortuna paired me with Jessica because her background closely aligned with mine and the schools I was most interested in. I come from a fairly non-traditional background and had scores slightly below the average for my top school, but Jessica helped me frame my experiences and define my story in a compelling way that helped set me up for success. Our conversations were always candid, constructive, and actually helped me reflect more about why I am pursuing an MBA and what my ambitions are. I was admitted to my top choice school after applying in Round 2, and I don’t think it would have been possible without Jessica’s help.
I applied to the USC Full Time MBA during round 4 with an average GPA and GMAT. Jessica was very professional and she helped me prepare an outstanding resume and essay with 4 hours of service. Money well spent! I would definitely recommend her to anyone who wants to apply for an MBA program.
Jessica was great in helping me define my story so that admissions can see the full picture of who I am and why I am planning to go to business school. I worked with Jessica specifically on the resume and essay pieces where she would ask questions and provided feedback making me reflect on myself, career, and aspirations. During the grueling task of completing multiple applications, she helped to keep me on track to meet deadlines. She often would respond and provide feedback on weekends as well, I could tell she genuinely wants to help applicants achieve their goals. I have heard back from one of the programs with positive results, and fingers remain crossed for more success. Jessica certainly will help you put your best foot forward in crafting your story so that admissions will see why you will be a fit in their program. Thank you, Jessica!
I had a great experience working with Jessica Chung at Fortuna on consulting for my MBA applications. Jessica was always quick to respond as I asked her questions throughout the process and helped keep timelines on track so I never felt overwhelmed. She did a great job not only editing my essays and resume but in helping craft my overall admissions story and brainstorm ideas for essay topics that would differentiate me from other applicants. I applied to three schools, got interviews at all three, and have so far been accepted to two with major fellowship offers! I would definitely recommend working with her.
I started working with Jessica about a month before my application deadlines and was looking at 6 different top tier schools. Given I had a sub 3.0 GPA and 6 school applications to complete in one month, I knew the odds were stacked against me, especially since I needed to have every part of my application perfect to make up for the lackluster GPA. I looked around at reviews for admissions consultants and immediately came across Jessica’s profile and decided to work with her.
During that month, Jessica worked tirelessly with me to make sure every aspect of my application was top notch. Her experience and guidance were both invaluable and knowing my tight deadline, she would always get back to me on questions or comments within 24 hours. She is also very easy to talk to and will be honest with your strengths and weaknesses. I can’t thank her enough for working so hard to make sure my applications were perfect.
On a more personal note, one thing I would like to point out that makes Jessica stand out is that she genuinely cares about wanting to help you out. Trust me when I say this makes all the difference in the world. Not only does it make it so much more enjoyable to work with her, but it also strengthens the end result of the overall application.
Despite my low GPA, I ended up getting into my top choice of school. No matter which school you are planning to apply to, I wholeheartedly recommend Jessica.
When I started looking for a admissions consultant for the purpose of my application to Schools of Business in the US offering specialized Master of Sciences programs in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, I stumbled upon a series of articles in Forbes magazine, which specifically mentioned Fortuna Admissions. From that point, I understood that it is a serious company worth working with.
When Fortuna offered me a list of their consultants I noted that Jessica had an extensive experience with universities in the SoCal area where I wanted to apply.
After an introductory call, I realized that Jessica would be the perfect consultant to work with during my application process.
Jessica proved to be a very knowledgeable, professional and easy to communicate with a person. She correctly understood my background, career goals and motivations. This broad picture of my profile helped her give valuable advice on additions and corrections made to my CV, essays and other application documents.
Jessica’s reaction to my questions was carried out in a very prompt and timely manner.
Besides Jessica’s exceptional professional qualities I would like to highlight her polite manners and wonderful communication skills which made working with her a pleasure.
Finally, I would like to thank Jessica for her important contribution to my successful admission to the top-pick university in my list of options.
Thank you for helping my dream come true!
Jessica was responsive and efficient. Her background and experience helped me stay focused on my goal and understand situations from the admission’s office point of view.
It has been a great experience working with Jessica from Fortuna!
With her help along the way, I got into my dream school with a GMAT that is 20 points below the average.
Jessica was always very professional and went beyond her way to help me during the application process. During the six month process, we had regular communication about my concerns, rewrote my essays countless times and discussed what the best strategy was in certain situations during the process.
As an ex-admission officer herself, she had tremendous insight into the schools that I applied to and was always willing to share these. Big thanks to Jessica and Fortuna Admissions!!
I worked with Jessica on an application for a highly competitive global EMBA program. Jessica took time to do a deep dive into my background to assess my strengths and areas for improvement, using her expertise in admissions and coaching to craft a clear plan and strategy to make my application shine. With less than a month before the application deadline, she helped me re-focus my narrative and broke down the application process into manageable pieces. We re-tooled my resume to make it more results-oriented and to highlight the significant impact I made across multiple functions and companies. She also provided invaluable and candid feedback on my essays and overall helped make the application process much less stressful. Ultimately I was admitted to my top choice program. I highly recommend working with Jessica – her support, enthusiasm, and guidance were vital in this process!
I could not have asked for better experience working with Jessica. We focused on my top choice only and I ended up being admitted to the school. Throughout the few months we worked together, Jessica was always responsive, discerning and honest. She provided valuable insight of what the program’s admissions committees are looking for, which helped me keep my essays in the right direction. I also appreciated her providing clear timeline of how the application should move forward and making sure I was on track. With Jessica’s help on my interview skills, I was able to walk into the actual one feeling confident. I would highly recommend her to any future applicants. Thank you Jessica!
I worked with Jessica to help me with admissions to multiple schools. I wanted to the best chance at getting into an MBA program and Jessica was the perfect person to help me! She broke down the overwhelming application process into much more manageable chunks. She helped me clean up my resume so it was less wordy and more to the point. She helped me through several drafts of essays to multiple schools. Not an easy feat considering the number essays per university. She was always there to guide me in the right direction anytime she found out my essays were going off topic. She was there to prep me for my interviews to make sure I was prepared with content, help me get over my nerves and also mentioned over-the-top gestures to avoid during a video interview. She was super positive throughout the entire process and that kept my spirits up. Jessica is very thorough with her work and had an answer to every question I had! In the end I was able to score multiple interviews with the universities I applied to and was able to get into a top program! I couldn’t have done it without her. If you are serious about getting into an MBA program I highly recommend Fortuna and Jessica Chung!
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