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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2009, 15:57
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I'll be applying in R1 to Duke for a dual degree program with the Nicholas School of the Environment.


Cool, I didn't realize they had this.
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2009, 05:38
Hey, guys! I am a 2009 grad from Duke, and getting ready to move out of Durham. I wish you all the best with your applications and the crazy journey you're embarking on!

And to answer an earlier question, yes, there will be an EA round. I was the MBAA Admissions Exec Officer, so had lots of opportunities to get the inside scoop this year!
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2009, 07:12
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Hey, guys! I am a 2009 grad from Duke, and getting ready to move out of Durham. I wish you all the best with your applications and the crazy journey you're embarking on!

And to answer an earlier question, yes, there will be an EA round. I was the MBAA Admissions Exec Officer, so had lots of opportunities to get the inside scoop this year!


Yay, thanks aaudetat! I figured/hoped there would be and am glad to have the official inside scoop to know for sure. Good luck with your move out of Durham and your new post-business school life!
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2009, 08:05
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2012dreams, what was it about the campus that made you fall in love with it?

well, being that it was my first (and, thus far, only) school visit, i can't make any sweeping conclusions about its facilities relative to other programs, but i did think they had a great campus and building. we were in various rooms (lecture, break out rooms/small meetings, etc) and also spent some time in the lounge and i had no complaints on that end.

what stood out to me most was the student body. i personally chose my undergrad based on its reputation as a top univ yet being a very collegial environment. at this point in the game, many b-school students could care less about that, but the students at fuqua do. everyone i spoke with was helpful and you didn't feel like you were walking through a wall of tension. i also like that students were honest, they spoke candidly about the strengths and weaknesses of the program as well as some of the challenges students faced in recruiting this year. i also had the opportunity to meet a lot of alums from the program, and the lengths they go to to reach back and help current students is amazing (a plus for fostering a collegial environment while in school). in this regard, i think duke is underrated; it's a younger program (that in only 30 years has become a top 10-15) but they are making quite an inroads. as alums move into more positions of power, i think it's the strong alumni network and desire to work with current students that's going to make this school a best bet.

i was also impressed by the level of resources they have committed to strengthening key areas. they have one of the top health care management programs, their dedication to international expansion and the number of international immersion opportunities is amazing, i was very impressed with their initiatives on social enterprise - there's a plethora of projects people can get involved in and a lot of support for students who go into social ventures, and the faculty members who spoke with us were very engaged in their subjects and with the student body.

the location is a catch 22. it's not a far plane ride from many east coast hubs and i like the fact that the location really makes recruiters come to you (unlike NY locations where proximity to top corps/offices gives recruiters the upper-hand) and it fosters a strong community, but being a big city person, i can see myself getting bored out there after the first year.
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2009, 18:43
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Hey, guys! I am a 2009 grad from Duke, and getting ready to move out of Durham. I wish you all the best with your applications and the crazy journey you're embarking on!

And to answer an earlier question, yes, there will be an EA round. I was the MBAA Admissions Exec Officer, so had lots of opportunities to get the inside scoop this year!


Hey Aaudetat,
Good luck with the move! Hope it's not Boston as we've seen the sun once in the past 2 months!!!

Regarding the interview, I read the following: "The interviewer initially mentioned how the interview worked - that he had only my resume and access to no other material. The interview itself was for about 25-30 mins followed by me asking him questions. "

http://www.accepted.com/mba/interviews/ ... IntID=9725

You think this is accurate? Could we then interview before submitting our application?

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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2009, 05:19
Add me to this list, I should be applying to duke as well. Good luck to everyone!
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2009, 06:19
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Hey Aaudetat,
Good luck with the move! Hope it's not Boston as we've seen the sun once in the past 2 months!!!

Regarding the interview, I read the following: "The interviewer initially mentioned how the interview worked - that he had only my resume and access to no other material. The interview itself was for about 25-30 mins followed by me asking him questions. "

http://www.accepted.com/mba/interviews/ ... IntID=9725

You think this is accurate? Could we then interview before submitting our application?

Thanks,
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You need to start your application before you're allowed to schedule an interview. If I remember correctly, submitting the first part of the application (name/WE/demographic info/resume) was all that was needed. I don't remember if we had to pay the app fee before scheduling it or not. Hope this helps!
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2009, 06:52
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You need to start your application before you're allowed to schedule an interview. If I remember correctly, submitting the first part of the application (name/WE/demographic info/resume) was all that was needed. I don't remember if we had to pay the app fee before scheduling it or not. Hope this helps!


You don't have to pay a fee before you schedule (UNC does that :x ).

I'm not sure if you have to start an app before you can schedule. If I remember correctly you sign up for an interview the same way you sign up for a class visit. They do ask that you email your resume before you come for an interview though.

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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2009, 06:58
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isa wrote:
You need to start your application before you're allowed to schedule an interview. If I remember correctly, submitting the first part of the application (name/WE/demographic info/resume) was all that was needed. I don't remember if we had to pay the app fee before scheduling it or not. Hope this helps!


You don't have to pay a fee before you schedule (UNC does that :x ).

I'm not sure if you have to start an app before you can schedule. If I remember correctly you sign up for an interview the same way you sign up for a class visit. They do ask that you upload your resume before you come for an interview though.

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Ohh I could be mixing up my schools then :)
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2009, 08:23
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You need to start your application before you're allowed to schedule an interview. If I remember correctly, submitting the first part of the application (name/WE/demographic info/resume) was all that was needed. I don't remember if we had to pay the app fee before scheduling it or not. Hope this helps!


You don't have to pay a fee before you schedule (UNC does that :x ).

I'm not sure if you have to start an app before you can schedule. If I remember correctly you sign up for an interview the same way you sign up for a class visit. They do ask that you upload your resume before you come for an interview though.

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Thanks for the information refurb and isa!

From what I've read, the first year students give the campus tour. If interviews and class visits are allowed starting in late August/early September, when's a good time to schedule one? To me it seems after a couple of weeks is a good time to visit so that the students have had a chance to settle down. Thoughts?
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2009, 18:09
FuquaVision: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNv2xIrfh88

Found this from the 2008 thread...ha ha...
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2009, 07:24
Thought I'd put my name out here before classes etc swallow me up - I'm a soon to be 1st-year at Fuqua so if anyone has any questions that an active student is best equipped to answer - PM me.

**Note: I was living abroad while applying so I will basically be useless when asked about campus visits, on-campus interviews, Blue Devil Weekend etc etc. Sorry!
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2009, 07:43
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Thought I'd put my name out here before classes etc swallow me up - I'm a soon to be 1st-year at Fuqua so if anyone has any questions that an active student is best equipped to answer - PM me.

**Note: I was living abroad while applying so I will basically be useless when asked about campus visits, on-campus interviews, Blue Devil Weekend etc etc. Sorry!


Ha! I am gonna direct all duke questions to you now bostonsparky! :wink:
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2009, 07:37
I'm in for R1 as long as I can get in a visit early enough. I've been to the campus and seen the business building, but I'd like to do the whole campus visit program and class visit before writing the essays.
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2009, 12:18
I'm in for round 2. Duke is a great school, I think it may be easier to get in than UNC! At least for me.......
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2009, 12:27
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I'm in for round 2. Duke is a great school, I think it may be easier to get in than UNC! At least for me.......


Why do you say that benpack03?
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2009, 09:31
w10,

This was my response to another (very nice) user who recently emailed me. I am just to lazy to type it again....hope it helps and again, I dont mean to rant. I will say this too, I went to an after party at Preview Kenan Flagler Day and met several Duke students there. Fuqua and Kenan Flagler are very collaborative (they are only 20 miles apart). The Duke students really, really impressed me. I must say too, the UNC students are very nice, and have continued to be very nice and very helpful. I just think the admissions there are kind of wacked.....please keep this in mind.......

Hey -------,

I should kind of watch what I write. I sort of have a bad taste for Kenan Flagler right now. I have a 650 on my GMAT but I am soon to take it again and hope to score over 700. I visited at UNC often and really liked the people there. However, I got an outright denial with 11 years experience, 650 GMAT, two engineering degrees from NC State, managing 60 people, licenced professional engineer, yada yada yada. What gave me the bad taste though is they are supposed to give feedback, and even after two requests - I get no feedback. I worked on Beverly Purdue's (Governor of North Carolina) western campaign and she said she could get this "feedback" for me if need be. But why should a taxpayer in North Carolina have to at a state school? I just think that if I get a higher score on the GMAT (700+) I will have an easier time getting into Duke. I will probably still apply to UNC, so I guess I am a hippocrit. I dont want to deter you though, unlike the Law School at UNC which takes a mandatory 75% in staters, an out of stater to me has a better chance of getting into UNC Kenan Flagler than an in-stater. Which is shame when you think of all the tax dollars I have sent to the place over the years. I hope this helps.....I didnt mean to rant.
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2009, 15:33
Having already visited campus, I was excited to see this...never mind saving a few hundred dollars. By the way, I also updated the app deadlines.

LizAtFuqua: We've just finalized the new application deadlines, and they will be posted on the Web very soon! For those interested in applying this year, I am happy to highlight a few changes: (1) Interviews will be required for admission; (2) Applicants will have the opportunity to choose a regional hub for an alumni interview. You can still visit the Fuqua campus, and we encourage you to do so, however because the interview is now a required component of the process, we are utilizing our alumni to help us interview candidates.
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