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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2008, 13:32
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Aaudetat,

Two questions:

1. I thought you got accepted last year for Class of 2010? Are you in your second year now?
2. Could you expand on what "Team Fuqua" means in practice? I know the emphasis is on "collaborative teamwork", but how does that show itself in the curriculum and/or leadership development?

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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2008, 15:02
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Aaudetat,

Two questions:

1. I thought you got accepted last year for Class of 2010? Are you in your second year now?
2. Could you expand on what "Team Fuqua" means in practice? I know the emphasis is on "collaborative teamwork", but how does that show itself in the curriculum and/or leadership development?

Thanks!

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Yes, I am a second year. I've been around this board for almost 2 years now.

Team Fuqua is hard to describe; I just spent 3 days discussing it at orientation. The theory: a collaborative environment. Working in teams to be more effective and smarter. Working in teams means developing leadership skills.

We do a lot of team work in classes, but I imagine most schools are like that. I'd say on average that 1/3 to 2/3 of your grade is team-based.

Leadership development: students run the school. We don't talk about having a responsive administration; we talk about having a collaborative one. In addition to class-based team work (and each assignment is an opportunity for leadership development), there are lots of clubs, all of which offer more opportunities for leadership. FYs run Week in Cities, service projects, and club events like conferences, social outings, and career stuff.

And if you read a bit further up in the thread, I posted a few examples of the collaborative nature of the student body.

I hope this helps - culture is hard to nail.
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2008, 17:36
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I hope this helps - culture is hard to nail.


Thanks! That helps!

And thanks for sticking around here after getting in and helping us newbies!

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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2008, 07:57
Leader of Consequence essay is definitely i think the most difficult and unique essay question I've faced. but I really like the introspection it requires in context of what the 'typical' business school essay seems to aim at.

Question though for those applying and/or familiar with the program. I really would like to do GATE and also an international exchange program. By my calculation, I could if i did, GATE in the spring and international exhcange in the Fall. Is t his common though? and does it appear if i am overextending myself?

I would like to study at Tsinghua in the Fall, and then do GATE (preferablly on the latin american region) in Spring.
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2008, 08:53
Is anybody tuning in for the "WorldCast"?

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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2008, 09:04
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Is anybody tuning in for the "WorldCast"?

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Yup I am :)
I'm already kinda wishing that they'd skip the dancing and get straight to the announcement - I hope it comes soon!

edited to add:
they have a beatles cover band. not kidding. :lol:
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2008, 10:16
So? Reactions?

It sounds a little like Fuqua is trying to become a school for leadership writ broadly, not simply for future bankers/consultants. Just a shot.
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2008, 10:49
Can anyone help me?

I have a reasonable amount of community service in a not for profit org.How can I spin that my community service experience will enable me to contribute to my peers at b-school?

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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2008, 11:19
I am using more abstract language from my experiences on what i can contribute. rather than focus on my professional experience, where i think the contributions i can make are more obvious, im describing more of my qualities, demonstrated by several accomplishments, which i can contribute to my fuqua peers.

maybe i am way wrong on doing this. but i didnt want to focus on my 'skills' persay. i wanted to focus on my 'attitude' and 'personal qualities'.
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2008, 03:54
Anyone going to the Wash DC info session Wednesday night? I would like to go but I have class.
Remember it's at the University Club, so men must wear jackets and no denim allowed :roll:
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2008, 15:55
Has anyone started Fuqua application? How do you send the transcripts?
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2008, 07:38
There is a place to upload the transcripts under the Educational Background section.
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2008, 19:59
Is there a GPA system at Fuqua?
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2008, 16:46
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For Duke's Essay 4, are we supposed to talk about only (health and security matters, environmental impact questions, and diversity and cultural concerns) issues mentioned in the question?

For Security, does the Information Security comes in this category? My impression is since Health and Secuirty is mentioned, we need to talk about only the worker health and safety.

If i am not exposed to these kind of issues in work place can i talk about other issues such as Information Security, privacy etc?

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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2008, 18:01
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For Duke's Essay 4, are we supposed to talk about only (health and security matters, environmental impact questions, and diversity and cultural concerns) issues mentioned in the question?


I think that question is VERY open ended. The examples given are just that, examples.

How I took the question was as follows: "Leaders of impact deals with problems that are bigger than just business. They deal with problems that have impact in areas such as security, health, etc, etc. What will YOU do as a leader of impact that extends beyond just business?"

In other words, it's an extension of your post-MBA career goals. You say you want to be a consultant? Well, why? What do you want to accomplish as a consultant? What are you passionate about?

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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2008, 18:33
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In other words, it's an extension of your post-MBA career goals. You say you want to be a consultant? Well, why? What do you want to accomplish as a consultant? What are you passionate about


But isn't that going to repeat the goals essay?
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2008, 22:57
Hi AAU

Can you elaborate on Duke's 6week term program? So in 6 weeks, you take midterms and finals and get done with a course?? How many classes to people take and how long are each class? It sounds like Duke's gonna make people study 24/7.
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2008, 02:35
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In other words, it's an extension of your post-MBA career goals. You say you want to be a consultant? Well, why? What do you want to accomplish as a consultant? What are you passionate about


But isn't that going to repeat the goals essay?


It shouldn't.

Let me give you an example. My goals essay said I wanted to become an "x". My leader of consequence essay focused on a major problem in my industry that I wanted to solve.

No overlap at all.

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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2008, 03:30
thanks refurb..
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2008, 05:36
I'm talking about how I'll be a "LOC" in various different settings (my org, community, field in general) and what impact I want to have in each one.
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