Rachel Erickson Hee

Expert Coach

Fortuna Admissions

California

United States

Net Promoter Score: 9

Consultant Bio

Rachel has been interviewing applicants to Stanford GSB for almost two decades and has met with candidates in a wide variety of careers, ranging from non-profits to finance to technology to retail. She is well-versed at extracting the types of stories most compelling to interviewers and brings considerable editing experience to her coaching role, having worked at a major publishing company.

In addition to publishing, Rachel worked at BCG and the VC firm Bessemer Venture Partners. After business school, she blended her interest in business and publishing, working at Barnesandnoble.com and the digital group at Reader’s Digest, as well as in business development for an Internet start-up and a brand licensing firm.

Rachel graduated from Yale University with a degree in Economics and Political Science and is an alum of Stanford GSB, where she was an Arjay Miller Scholar.

Company Information

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

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

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

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

Fortuna Admissions offers two packages: Comprehensive School Packages (CSP) & Premium School Packages (PSP).

The Comprehensive and Premium School Package services both include:
Goal Development
Target School List
Application Strategy
School Interaction Strategy
Recommender Strategy
Essay Editing
Resume Review
Biodata/Application Forms Review
Interview Coaching
Decision Management

Comprehensive School Package (CSP): You will work with a dedicated expert coach throughout the entire process, from goal development right through to interview coaching and decision management, with input from our resume specialists and a mid-point review of your entire application by one of our former admissions directors. Our Fortuna coaches have held senior positions at the world’s best MBA programs and are uniquely qualified to help you maximize your chances of gaining a coveted place in a top MBA program.
Premium School Package (PSP): In addition to working with an expert coach, the Premium School Package includes tailored guidance by one of our former admissions directors at critical stages of the application process.

Special Package Rates:

One-School Package: $5,150 (CSP) / add $1,400 (PSP)
Two-School Package: $6,950 (CSP) / add $1,800 (PSP)
Three-School Package: $8,650 (CSP) / add $2,200 (PSP)
Four-School Package: $10,250 (CSP) / add $2,600 (PSP)
Five-School Package: $11,750 (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: California, United States

Email: rachel.erickson.hee@fortunaadmissions.com

Website: https://fortunaadmissions.com/

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Rachel Is A Wonderful Coach!
    4 months ago
    Working with Rachel helped me discover my authentic self during the application process. She untangled my story and background and help me navigate through it. When looking at the final application, I knew I would not have been able to create a coherent and well-rounded application without Rachel. Besides navigating my story, Rachel helped me be organized and made sure I was on track. She went above and beyond in helping me shape a wonderful authentic application. Working with Rachel has been a blessing.
    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Admitted To GSB - Game Changer!
    4 months ago
    I worked with Rachel on preparing for my GSB interview. Her insights and guidance have really made a difference for me and played a crucial role in my admission to my #1 school. Rachel took the time to really get to know me and was extremely helpful in crafting my stories, tackling the weak points, and appropriately applying each story to its relevant question and message. She came prepared for our session and provided quick and thoughtful feedback that also allowed me to effectively utilize my learning time in the days before the interview. I cannot emphasize enough how valuable her tips were in the actual interview. Bottom line, If you are looking to get into Stanford - Rachel is the one.
    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Meticulous, Iterative, Conscientious
    4 months ago
    Rachel is a strong coach because she focuses on the applicant's authentic vision (nurturing that through a thoughtful reflection process and writing revisions) and is a close partner through dozens of reviews. I consulted with Rachel on a 1-school package but felt her input improved all of my applications. I was ultimately admitted to 3 strong schools including one of my top choices, Wharton.
    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Rachel Is An Absolutely Fantastic Coach!!!
    8 months ago
    Rachel is an absolutely fantastic coach!!! I spoke to several admissions consultants and Rachel stood out from the start – she offered a well-measured review of my candidacy and I felt confident she could add real value to my applications. Right away, Rachel invested many hours in truly understanding my professional experience, extracurriculars, and goals. I believe this upfront investment enabled her to support me in effectively creating a cohesive and compelling narrative. When it came to writing and pulling together my applications, Rachel’s support allowed my story to shine. She went through 30+ iterations of my core essays, providing often very quick and thorough reviews (much beyond what I had expected). She would always quickly understand what wasn’t working and was able to offer ...
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    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • HIGHLY Recommend Working With Rachel
    8 months ago
    Rachel was incredibly thoughtful throughout the entire process and pushed my thinking, my anecdotes, and the overall quality of my application. She was extremely diligent about every single draft of my essays and applications (30+ drafts), up until the last moments before submission. Even when I was getting exhausted, she kept me going and helped me submit the very best version of myself. In the early months, she dug deep into the stories I had and helped me identify core values/parts of me I didn't even understand about myself. All this soul searching Rachel facilitated was a critical part of my journey and I'm so happy it led to an admission to a school I can't wait to attend. The business school application process is ...
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    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Rachel Is The Best!!!!!
    8 months ago
    First and foremost, Rachel was absolutely instrumental in helping me get into my dream school, Stanford. When I first started the process at the beginning of the year, Fortuna’s director suggested that I had a 12-15% chance of getting into the GSB, an estimate that I felt was fair. Stanford was a reach given my background. I was fortunate to be able to start the process early, about eight months before the deadline. In the beginning, Rachel took the time to really understand my story, my motives, my strengths and weaknesses, and helped me strategize which attributes I needed to highlight, and through which stories I could best share my strengths. Rachel was one part MBA coach, one part therapist, as she dug deep into my ...
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    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Rachel Is EXCEPTIONAL
    1 year ago
    Rachel is hands down an AMAZING coach. She was instrumental in my admission to 4 top schools including my dream school: Harvard Business School!  Early on, she invested the time to get to know me and understand my personal journey and my work experience. Because of her genuine interest in me, Rachel challenged me to dig deeper and to be introspective during the essay writing process. She was able to diligently sift through my stories to uncover recurring themes and help me refine my thoughts. She often challenged my assumptions and provided honest feedback even when it countered my initial thought process. Looking back, I have so much admiration for the honest and tough feedback that she provided to help me craft a compelling story and find my ...
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    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • First-Rate Coach
    1 year ago
    I had an extremely positive experience working with Rachel on my mock interviews for Stanford GSB. Rachel, a GSB alum, has an unrivaled understanding of the type of questions Stanford interviewers like to ask. Thanks to her I was able to correctly predict many of the questions thrown at me at my actual interview. Rachel is highly conscientious: she is deeply invested in the success of her students. After my mock interview, she sent me several pages of action-oriented notes within 24 hours. These covered everything from how to convey my examples more vividly to my choice of attire. Rachel's strategic advice proved critical to my success.
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Rachel Is FANTASTIC
    2 years ago
    I decided to apply to business schools with little to no knowledge about the process. Because of this, I was looking for guidance on how to best tell my story as a non-traditional candidate who hadn't spent the past few years building up a "typical" MBA resume. After connecting with numerous consultants from 6 different MBA Admissions consultancies, I decided to partner with Rachel. From the start, Rachel provided a measured yet optimistic perspective about my candidacy. This was particularly helpful as I navigated the ups and downs that come with applying to business school. I felt that Rachel would be able to provide honest feedback and direction I knew would be necessary to craft a strong application and not try to oversell or sugarcoat ...
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    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Thoughtful, Patient, & Dedicated Coach - Rachel is Truly Outstanding!
    2 years ago
    Rachel is a WONDERFUL coach. From the start, she invested a ton of time to get to know who I am by listening attentively and taking detailed notes. This came especially handy when we brainstormed which stories to use for each of my essays as she was able to bring up anecdotes that I even have forgotten. Rachel also kept an incredible can-do attitude throughout our entire engagement, reading and providing helpful comments for EVERY SINGLE DRAFT of my 26 versions for my main essay. Her publishing background was especially helpful in cutting down words and allowing my essays to flow better. As I hit the submit button on all of my applications, I KNEW that I had put my best foot forward and I ...
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    Iris Wu
    MBA Class of 2023 Admit
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