William Kotas

Expert Coach

Fortuna Admissions

United States

Consultant Bio

William brings extensive marketing, consulting and international experience to MBA admissions coaching, having worked throughout the Americas and Europe on projects in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

William’s involvement with Kellogg never paused upon his graduation from Northwestern’s fulltime MBA program in 1986. William served as a Director at the school, and was honored as Kellogg’s alumni volunteer of the year in 2011 following two decades as an admissions interviewer and alumni community leader in Peru, Brazil and South Florida. While representing his alma mater throughout Latin America, William met individually with hundreds of executives considering MBA studies, offering them unique insight into what Kellogg and competing top-tier programs seek in candidates. Since returning to Miami in 2016, William has focused on MBA admissions coaching, helping clients gain acceptance to a number of prestigious schools.

William earned a dual BA from Ohio University, and recently completed a year-long professional coaching program at the University of Miami. He continues as a very active alumni community leader, serving on the Kellogg and Northwestern alumni club boards in South Florida and frequently attending conferences in Evanston.

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: $4,9250 (CSP) / add $1,400 (PSP)
Two-School Package: $6,425 (CSP) / add $1,800 (PSP)
Three-School Package: $7,775 (CSP) / add $2,200 (PSP)
Four-School Package: $9,125 (CSP) / add $2,600 (PSP)
Five-School Package: $10,475 (CSP) / add $3,000 (PSP)

Other Services: We also offer other “á la carte” options such as: Early Stage MBA Planning, MBA Resume Review, Admissions Directors’ Evaluation, MBA Interview Prep, MBA Waitlist Strategy, Rejected MBA Application Strategy, and Hourly Consulting.

Please visit our website for more information and pricing.

Location: United States

Email: info@fortunaadmissions.com

Website: http://www.fortunaadmissions.com

Location: United States

Email: info@fortunaadmissions.com

Website: https://fortunaadmissions.com

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Outstanding Adviser & Essay Consultant
    4 months ago
    Willie went above and beyond in his support and consultation during my application process. He was very easy to work with and would provide both granular edits as well as high-level suggestions in a timely manner. For me, Willie provided the perfect amount of guidance and consultation.
    Nick Hughes
    MBA Class of 2021 Admit
    All reviews are independently verified by Poets&Quants staff.
  • A Consultant & Mentor
    5 months ago
    Over the course of my application cycle, it became apparent that Willie truly cared about his clients. Beyond taking the time to answer my questions and concerns at any hour of the day, Willie proactively checked in on me and made an effort to get to know me. In doing so, he was able to help me strengthen my applications from a personal perspective and help me tell my story the way that best fit my MBA aspirations.
    Class of 2019 Admit
    All reviews are independently verified by Poets&Quants staff.