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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2010, 13:18
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I will be driving from Charlotte, NC on Friday, 9th Apr.
When did you have the campus visit? I remember an applicant from Richmond visitng the school same day as I I did.
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2010, 18:28
Has anyone heard anything about how full the class is shaping up to be? Or what the yield might look like compared to the last two years.
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2010, 14:39
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I'm withdrawing from the admit pool. Hope this makes way for someone here on the WL. Best of luck to everyone in the fall - I had a blast at BDW :-D
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2010, 18:11
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2010, 09:12
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Withdrew for Wharton.

I'm happy to share essays with any Class of 2013 applicants. PM me if interested.
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2010, 19:40
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2010, 14:21
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Hello everybody!

My situation is following. I am an international applicant from Russia and I have been invited to the interview, which is a great thing, but there is one complication... I live in Moscow and it was impossible to find an alumni to hold this interview for me here. Thus, the admissions committee offered me two possibilities: either I go to another city (St. Petersburg) and have my interview there or they will find a 2nd year student to talk to me via the phone.

I have of course a possibility to go to St. Petersburg, but it will be REALLY complicated and rather difficult as I will have to leave my work and travel to another city and communications between cities in Russia are not that efficient... so, my question is - should I really persist and have my interview in person in another city or it will be OK if I schedule my phone interview with a student? Do they qualify the same? Or probably the adcom will take into consideration my step ahead and somehow the fact that I traveled to another city will be a better option for me than just talking to somebody over the phone?

By the way does somebody knows whether the adcom sent a lot of interview invitations this round? (just trying to evaluate my chances)

Thanks ahead for your replies!


Interesting. I am from Bulgaria and was initially invited for an interview in Moscow! However they later on found me a closer interview location and I did it in Athens.

My advice - go for the live interview. It shows you have interest in the school and it is usually a more relaxed experience. You also get the chance to ask more questions (always makes a good impression) than over the phone, when time is usually limited and the interviewers often hurry to fit you in their timeframes.



That's really interesting. I live in Athens and they told me that the only possible place to take the interview was in London. I chose the phone interview instead..
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2010, 06:57
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Hi everybody!

Just had my interview today. Uf.. had to fly to another city for it - it was rather exhausting! :(

My interviewer was very friendly, she is not an allumni, but she works for Duke adcom here, in Russia. She was very friendly, there were no strict questions, we were just chatting and frankly speaking everything turned out to be less horrible and challenging that I though it would be.

At the end she gave me feedback. Said that she sees me as a very strong candidate and that she "will do everything possible" (that is in her hands) for me to get the positive decision. She said that I definitely according to her view have potential, however, she said that it is not very good that I applied in the third round (which is obvious, I guess). I explained that it is due to my problems at work, she put down my explanation and I guess she will include it in her report. So, it went somehow like this...

I don't know what to think. On the one hand, she talked to me in a very friendly manner and even openly said she would help me, provided me with very positive feedback. Still, I found these talks about the third round rather discouraging... Well... the still accept people in the third round, don't they? I mean - it is harder, but it is not VERY impossible... I guess... somehow about 20% of the class they still need to accept, right? Or I am getting something wrong here?

Did someone else have an interview? Or am I among the first ones? How did it go?
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2010, 18:23
I applied for Round 3 and waiting for that final decision on April 22. I have not been invited to interview and don't know if that is a good sign or not. But right now I am still praying to get in for Fall 2010 or at least waitlisted. I'm interested to hear others stories from Rounds 1 and 2 about the process.
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2010, 20:57
I was waitlisted R1 and am desperately hoping that there are still spots to be filled. Otherwise this wait is going to get even more torturous. Anyone have any insider info. about how many spots are left? How many people sent in deposits?
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2010, 21:14
bschool 2010 - I noticed that you applied to R3 to Johnson school (Cornell)? Have you already received a decision? Or may be u applied to R2?
Regarding your question, I think there is no such info. And it will be more or less clear after 22th April, when the R3 decisions will be released. The possibility of your candidacy of being accepted depends greatly how unique your profile is, and whether they are missing in the class the similar profiles. Anyway, i am driving in several hours to campus for my interview. I will try to ask insiders about situation in application pool. Hope to learn smth :)

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I was waitlisted R1 and am desperately hoping that there are still spots to be filled. Otherwise this wait is going to get even more torturous. Anyone have any insider info. about how many spots are left? How many people sent in deposits?
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2010, 21:33
Yeah I did apply to Cornell R3. It was unfortunately a ding, but I wanted Duke more than Johnson, so I'm just hoping it works out. Yeah thanks, I hope you learn something and good luck with your interview.
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2010, 21:46
I am sorry to hear that! But I thought the decision were not released yet? Were they?
Thank you, I wish you good luck too!

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Yeah I did apply to Cornell R3. It was unfortunately a ding, but I wanted Duke more than Johnson, so I'm just hoping it works out. Yeah thanks, I hope you learn something and good luck with your interview.
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2010, 10:31
I think Cornell does rounds a bit differently than Duke. I think the last round for Cornell is R4 and the last round for Duke is R3. So I got my ding decision last month.
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2010, 10:37
Anyone in Durham this weekend for interviews?
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2010, 10:58
Probably NOT the correct forum....but I will post it.

I applied to Fuqua for FTMBA but then based on my application package, Admission committee called up and suggested that my profile suits more for WEMBA (FTMBA is officially DING). Fuqua has always been my top priority. So finally scheduled for an interview on Tuesday, April13th with one of the admissions committee members....Any inputs(interview tips, why WEMBA over FTMBA etc) from those who might have experience is highly appreciated. :)
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I had an on campus interview the last Friday.
The interviewer was a second year student. She was very professional, took a lot of notes - several papers. It was not a relaxing chat - as many report, but rather a formal interview with questions such as:
- walk me through ur resume
-why mba
- goals
- why now
- what 3 strengths and 3 weaknesses would your coworkers say about you
- what will u bring to the school
- why Fuqua, what will u bring to the school
- leadership example
- team situation
No unexpected question, however I thought it would be more conversational kind of interview.

Has anyone else interviewed? Please, report.
I wonder, what are the cons and pros of interviewing with Adcom/ student/ alumni? Interviews with alumni are reported to be more relaxed, and more detailed questions about the work industry etc...
Well, now the 2 week waiting time is left... Good luck to everyone!
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 14:11
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 06:53
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/14/educa ... ist&st=cse


I'm sure some of you have already read this, but I thought it was relevant to those of us on the waitlist. Even though it's undergrad, it seems like it's indicative of Fuqua this year with so many people waitlisted.
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