Julia Brady


Fortuna Admissions


United States

Consultant Bio

Julia launched her career in management education following a decade in brand and marketing at PepsiCo, Mars/Wrigley and Dow Jones & Company. As a Vice President at strategy firm Lipman Hearne, she led the agency team for Chicago Booth, bolstering the brand in the US and abroad and overseeing the communications to launch a new campus in London.

At Kellogg, Julia directed the redesign of the Evening & Weekend MBA student experience and the creation of the Kellogg Leadership Journey for MBA and MSMS students. During her tenure, Net Promotor Scores among students rose by 30%. As Senior Associate Dean at UChicago, Julia led marketing and admissions for specialty master’s program including the MS Analytics and MS Biomedical Informatics.

Julia holds an MBA in Marketing and Strategy from Chicago Booth, a BA in Political Science from Tufts University and is a Korn Ferry certified Coach in the Emotional & Social Competency Inventory. Ever the lifelong learner, she is currently working on a certificate in Strategic Change Management from Kellogg.

Company Information

Fortuna Admissions possesses unique insider knowledge of how admissions committees work, because we have been the gatekeepers in the admissions offices of top business schools. Our entire team comprises of former business school professionals from top-tier institutions including Wharton, INSEAD, Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, London Business School, Chicago Booth, NYU Stern, Duke Fuqua, IE Business School, and UC Berkeley Haas.

We have personally reviewed tens of thousands of applications from candidates all over the world. We have also shaped admissions policy, devised the application processes, and had the final say on who got in. We know the inside track – what goes on behind the closed doors of admissions committees, how your candidacy will stand up versus the competition, and how you can best maximize your chances of gaining a coveted place in a top MBA program.

Our experience and passion for coaching gives you a level of MBA admissions insight that you won’t find anywhere else. And with our passion for coaching, we can help you bring out the best in yourself so you truly shine in your application and interviews.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

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: Massachusetts, United States

Email: julia.brady@fortunaadmissions.com

Website: https://fortunaadmissions.com/


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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Excellent Experience With Julia
    2 years ago
    I worked with Julia on an hourly basis, focusing on my applications for two of the four schools I applied to in Round 2. She was instrumental in helping me reflect on my experiences and accomplishments, craft my story, and explain why an MBA and why these schools would help me reach my goals in a concise and compelling way. From initial brainstorming conversations, a thorough resume review, and partnership throughout the essay-writing process, Julia allowed me to take my applications to another level and feel confident I was putting my best foot forward. I was able to apply Julia's guidance to my applications for the other two schools as well and reach a great outcome in the end -- interview invitations to all four ...
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    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Best Consultant
    2 years ago
    I am glad to have found Julia in my application process very early on. The initial part of introspection to get to your origin story can be daunting but Julia made it seem much easier. She heard all my stories and helped me to decide which ones to include in my essays. I'm extremely grateful to her for the n number of iterations we had to go through to get our final story out.
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Great Admissions Consultant
    2 years ago
    I am so glad to have found Julia Brady and Judith Silverman from Fortuna Admissions. I have contacted 3-4 different companies, and Fortuna was the only place that willingly connected me with one of its former clients. She really connected with my life story and helped me see the best approach to tackling the application process. Thanks to her efforts, I was accepted to both Wharton and Haas.
    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Exceptional Service
    3 years ago
    I worked with Julia Brady and Judith Silverman and they both did an exceptional job of helping me navigate through the application process of Wharton MBA program. Julia was very knowledgeable about the process and made sure everything was done correctly with a keen eye on details. As a cardiovascular surgeon, I needed Julia's business school-focused overview of the application as well as advice on key components of the test-taking strategies. She was a great resource and a sounding board for structuring my vision of the candidate that I wanted Wharton to recognize. I was accepted to Wharton for my EMBA just a few weeks ago.
    Sarah Minasyan
    EMBA Class of 2023 Admit
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