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Re: Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2011, 12:55
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Hi,

Can anyone post a list of interview questions asked at Fuqua? I'm interviewing in first week of Oct. in open house program.

Thanks.


1. How would you explain your job to a 5 year old?
2. Walk me through your resume
3. Tell me about your community activities
4. Why MBA?
5. Why Fuqua? And how did you choose Fuqua?
6. Apart from Team work and friendly students, what else is important to you.
7. What do you plan to do when you are at Fuqua?
8. How can you contribute to Fuqua?
9. What will you do if MBA does not exist?
10. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
11. Have you quit anytime?
12. Have you regretted your decision anytime?
13. What is the biggest risk you have taken so far?
14. Have you faced an ethical dilemma in your career?
15. If you have to explain yourself in one word what will be the one word?
16. If you can choose a team of 5, who will you choose?
17. If your story is written as a book, what will be title?
18. How do you resolve conflict?
19. What will you do if you have nothing to do for a whole day?
20. Have you felt sometime that it is better to be led than lead?
21. What is the difference between Leader and Manager?
22. How do you define a leader of Consequences?
23. How do you define diversity?
24. How do you prove feedback?
25. Do you have anything to add?
26. What are your short term and long term goals?
27. How are you and Fuqua a proper fit for each other?
28. Tell me about an ethical issue you had to face.
29. What does "leader of consequence" mean to you?
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Re: Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2011, 13:21
Wow. That's alot of tough questions. I have one scheduled for next week and didn't realize how intense it is going to be.

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Re: Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2011, 13:23
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Wow. That's alot of tough questions. I have one scheduled for next week and didn't realize how intense it is going to be.

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Don't worry too much. That list seems like a list of 'any question ever asked at Fuqua.' I had my interview two weeks ago and it was mainly standard stuff.

Resume?
Why MBA?
Why Fuqua?
Talk about a difficult team member
How will you contribute.
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I had my interview this past Saturday. My interviewer asked me the questions in red. It's possible that the questions in blue were not asked because I covered them before my interviewer could even get to them.

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reach2bhush wrote:
Hi,

Can anyone post a list of interview questions asked at Fuqua? I'm interviewing in first week of Oct. in open house program.

Thanks.


1. How would you explain your job to a 5 year old?
2. Walk me through your resume
3. Tell me about your community activities
4. Why MBA?
5. Why Fuqua? And how did you choose Fuqua?
6. Apart from Team work and friendly students, what else is important to you.
7. What do you plan to do when you are at Fuqua?
8. How can you contribute to Fuqua?
9. What will you do if MBA does not exist?
10. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
11. Have you quit anytime?
12. Have you regretted your decision anytime?
13. What is the biggest risk you have taken so far?
14. Have you faced an ethical dilemma in your career?
15. If you have to explain yourself in one word what will be the one word?
16. If you can choose a team of 5, who will you choose?
17. If your story is written as a book, what will be title?
18. How do you resolve conflict?
19. What will you do if you have nothing to do for a whole day?
20. Have you felt sometime that it is better to be led than lead?
21. What is the difference between Leader and Manager?
22. How do you define a leader of Consequences?
23. How do you define diversity?
24. How do you prove feedback?
25. Do you have anything to add?
26. What are your short term and long term goals?
27. How are you and Fuqua a proper fit for each other?
28. Tell me about an ethical issue you had to face.
29. What does "leader of consequence" mean to you?

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Re: Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2011, 17:30
I also interviewed this past Saturday and I was asked a lot of questions about team situations and leadership situations but that could have been since I am in consulting and all my work in team oriented. I would say the key is be comfortable and know yourself and why you want an MBA and from Duke. Everything else will fall into place if you are confident early. It seems from 3 people the questions were not standard at all.
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Re: Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2011, 19:53
Quick question

all three essays never ask about our accomplishment, do we have to put it in somewhere in those three essays?

any suggestion?

thanks
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Re: Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2011, 04:43
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I had my interview this past Saturday. My interviewer asked me the questions in red. It's possible that the questions in blue were not asked because I covered them before my interviewer could even get to them.

throughmba wrote:
reach2bhush wrote:
Hi,

Can anyone post a list of interview questions asked at Fuqua? I'm interviewing in first week of Oct. in open house program.

Thanks.


1. How would you explain your job to a 5 year old?
2. Walk me through your resume
3. Tell me about your community activities
4. Why MBA?
5. Why Fuqua? And how did you choose Fuqua?
6. Apart from Team work and friendly students, what else is important to you.
7. What do you plan to do when you are at Fuqua?
8. How can you contribute to Fuqua?
9. What will you do if MBA does not exist?
10. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
11. Have you quit anytime?
12. Have you regretted your decision anytime?
13. What is the biggest risk you have taken so far?
14. Have you faced an ethical dilemma in your career?
15. If you have to explain yourself in one word what will be the one word?
16. If you can choose a team of 5, who will you choose?
17. If your story is written as a book, what will be title?
18. How do you resolve conflict?
19. What will you do if you have nothing to do for a whole day?
20. Have you felt sometime that it is better to be led than lead?
21. What is the difference between Leader and Manager?
22. How do you define a leader of Consequences?
23. How do you define diversity?
24. How do you prove feedback?
25. Do you have anything to add?
26. What are your short term and long term goals?
27. How are you and Fuqua a proper fit for each other?
28. Tell me about an ethical issue you had to face.
29. What does "leader of consequence" mean to you?



This is probably true for me as well. I know at least once my interviewer said something along the lines of 'you covered a few of the questions I had ready for you already.'

One big thing I would add is to have GOOD questions ready to ASK your interviewer. I was able to get my interviewer engaged and she lit up while answering my questions. I feel like this part is often overlooked.
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Re: Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2011, 06:05
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Quick question

all three essays never ask about our accomplishment, do we have to put it in somewhere in those three essays?

any suggestion?

thanks


They don't explicitly ask for your accomplishments, but if you think about it, the things that have inspired you to pursue your career path should be somewhat tied to some of your accomplishments. Joining a club while in school and being elected as President could have been an inspiration to follow your career path. Doing well at work because you feel that what you're doing matters and then getting promoted one or two or three times could be one of these inspirations.

The same could be said for your background, values and non-work activities. Volunteering to teach kids with learning disabilities could be something that you can talk about in order to show that you are always willing to help your classmates out if they are struggling with some lessons. Your experience as captain of the school basketball team that won the division championship game could show that you are able to lead and motivate teams.

I definitely included some of my accomplishments in my essays, but I only added the ones that are absolutely relevant to the essay topics and contribute to the overall strength of my essays. Don't add them just to have them there. Otherwise, it's just going to look like you're bragging.
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Re: Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2011, 06:15
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This is probably true for me as well. I know at least once my interviewer said something along the lines of 'you covered a few of the questions I had ready for you already.'

One big thing I would add is to have GOOD questions ready to ASK your interviewer. I was able to get my interviewer engaged and she lit up while answering my questions. I feel like this part is often overlooked.


I totally agree with this post, but I would also like to add to it. If you have communicated with other current students/alums, I recommend that you bring this up with your interviewer so that they know that there is a reason why you are not asking them some of your good questions. You can also build off of this by asking follow-up questions to the answers that you have gotten from the other students/alums. Then they would be impressed that you have done your research and that you are really interested in going to Fuqua.

My interviewer worked with/knew a few of the people, whom I had been in touch with prior to my interview, so we small-talked a little bit about these people. Then I gave her a rundown of what I had discussed with her contemporaries, and then proceeded to ask her some follow-up questions.
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Re: Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2011, 18:40
For those of you looking for more info on the day to day things going on at Fuqua, take a peak at the newly launched Fuqua blog here: http://blogs.fuqua.duke.edu/duke-mba/
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Re: Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2011, 09:37
hello guys

the decision notification date for the 1st round is 1st Feb
Any idea whether they will delcare results BY 1st Feb or ON 1st feb??
I really need to know this
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Re: Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2011, 07:27
Hi!

I've a query for the interview part (if I get selected). I'm an international applicant from Singapore and am thinking of applying to Duke. Problem is that Duke will not be holding any interviews in Singapore and I would probably have to fly to the nearest city which is Bangkok and I'm not exactly sure if it would be worth the trip. This is in comparison to many other programmes where I can do a Skype or phone interview or meet an alumni in my own country. Would appreciate any views/thoughts on this? Thanks in advance!
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Re: Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2011, 13:06
Hey.. I have applied on 09/22 for Fuqua ED round - but havent got any response yet -- no rejection no interview invite -- has anyone got any interview invites yet ?
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Re: Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2011, 19:12
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Hey.. I have applied on 09/22 for Fuqua ED round - but havent got any response yet -- no rejection no interview invite -- has anyone got any interview invites yet ?


EA interview invitations for those who haven't signed up for the self-initiated interviews will be released on Monday, October 24th.
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Re: Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2011, 19:14
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the decision notification date for the 1st round is 1st Feb
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Re: Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2011, 07:34
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Re: Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2011, 04:32
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the decision notification date for the 1st round is 1st Feb
Any idea whether they will delcare results BY 1st Feb or ON 1st feb??
I really need to know this
By 2/1 at the latest, sometimes the decision comes out a few days early. My year, they told us like 3-5 days before the deadline.

Last year, I think EA (maybe R1) found out a few days before as well, but the later rounds, the decision came out on the day of.
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Re: Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2011, 10:07
Hi clubbers,

I got a mail today from Adcom that my transcripts were not complete, but I had already provided that in the admission portal while filling up the form. So now I provided them with my degree certificate. Please let me know if mailing them is fine or should I call them up to discuss about it? Has anybody faced such situation? After mailing also my application status is still showing incomplete -- they informed that if I do not complete it by 18th I will miss the ES round and they will consider me for R1 -- advices/suggestions are welcome..
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Re: Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2011, 11:00
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I got a mail today from Adcom that my transcripts were not complete, but I had already provided that in the admission portal while filling up the form. So now I provided them with my degree certificate. Please let me know if mailing them is fine or should I call them up to discuss about it? Has anybody faced such situation? After mailing also my application status is still showing incomplete -- they informed that if I do not complete it by 18th I will miss the ES round and they will consider me for R1 -- advices/suggestions are welcome..


Didn't they give you instructions on how to submit the missing documents? If so, it would probably be good to send them a scanned copy of your transcript anyway. I certainly wouldn't risk losing the edge that EA applicants get over R1 folks.

As for me, I got an email from AdCom earlier today, confirming that my application is complete. I'm also already done with my interview... so I guess I'm just going to sit and wait until December 5th for the decision.
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Re: Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2011, 11:05
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prachich1987 wrote:
hello guys

the decision notification date for the 1st round is 1st Feb
Any idea whether they will delcare results BY 1st Feb or ON 1st feb??
I really need to know this
By 2/1 at the latest, sometimes the decision comes out a few days early. My year, they told us like 3-5 days before the deadline.

Last year, I think EA (maybe R1) found out a few days before as well, but the later rounds, the decision came out on the day of.


Last year, the decisions for all the rounds came out on the respective decision dates.
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