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# Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants!

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01 Oct 2008, 17:40
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But does it matter whether you schedule the interview before submitting the app or after submitting?

It does not. Check out Aaudetat's post earlier in this thread.

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01 Oct 2008, 18:43
ah-ha! Fuqua does weekend interviews! You can't see a class but can still do the interview. That works out really well for me since I can fly in Friday night after work, interview on Saturday and then go back.

anyone else going to be around Duke on 11/1?
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03 Oct 2008, 05:40
Wow, all the interview slots for the Early Round have already been filled up! This is really surprising since its only early October and the interview deadline is November 1! I check 4 days ago and their were still plenty of slots, but now they are gone! Just wondering are their any early rounders here who were not able to schedule an interview (like me)?

Man, I really hate having to delay submission to R2 just because of this.
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03 Oct 2008, 05:54
I have my interview tomorrow! Debrief coming soon
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03 Oct 2008, 07:13
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Wow, all the interview slots for the Early Round have already been filled up! This is really surprising since its only early October and the interview deadline is November 1! I check 4 days ago and their were still plenty of slots, but now they are gone! Just wondering are their any early rounders here who were not able to schedule an interview (like me)?

Man, I really hate having to delay submission to R2 just because of this.

hey, nutty. i checked in with admissions, and here's what I got:
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Please tell them to select round one only in the interview scheduling system. This should open more slots to them. They will need to check the interview deadline for early action to ensure that they sign up for an interview on a day prior to that deadline.

hope this helps!
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03 Oct 2008, 07:41
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Please tell them to select round one only in the interview scheduling system. This should open more slots to them. They will need to check the interview deadline for early action to ensure that they sign up for an interview on a day prior to that deadline.

hope this helps![/quote]

Hmmm, this is quite confusing because it looks like the adcoms are sending out conflicting messages. The interview deadline for Early Action is November 1st, but from the quote above it makes it seem the last day for an actual interview would be on October 31. This is odd because when I checked the interview slots 4 days ago one could select slots to interview on November 1st. A few minutes ago, I just scheduled my interview for November 1st, but in R1, since the Early Action option is no longer avaliable for selection on the on-line interview scheduler. I called up an adcom to ask if I can still be considered an early round applicant, since technically my interview would be right on the November 1st deadline. The adcom said that this would be fine and I would still be considered an early app candidate.

Your quote above, though, makes me nervous again, since it sounds like the last day for an interview is actually October 31. What really annoys me is that they seem to be changing the deadlines. Four days ago, one could schedule an November 1s interview in Early action, now that same say while still avaliable is only avaliable in R1. This just makes no sense.

PS: The earliest interview slot avalible now is November 1st (and there is only 1 slot left, I just took the other one), which would coincide with the early round interview deadline.
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03 Oct 2008, 08:29
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aaudetat wrote:
Please tell them to select round one only in the interview scheduling system. This should open more slots to them. They will need to check the interview deadline for early action to ensure that they sign up for an interview on a day prior to that deadline.

hope this helps!

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Hmmm, this is quite confusing because it looks like the adcoms are sending out conflicting messages. The interview deadline for Early Action is November 1st, but from the quote above it makes it seem the last day for an actual interview would be on October 31. This is odd because when I checked the interview slots 4 days ago one could select slots to interview on November 1st. A few minutes ago, I just scheduled my interview for November 1st, but in R1, since the Early Action option is no longer avaliable for selection on the on-line interview scheduler. I called up an adcom to ask if I can still be considered an early round applicant, since technically my interview would be right on the November 1st deadline. The adcom said that this would be fine and I would still be considered an early app candidate.

Your quote above, though, makes me nervous again, since it sounds like the last day for an interview is actually October 31. What really annoys me is that they seem to be changing the deadlines. Four days ago, one could schedule an November 1s interview in Early action, now that same say while still avaliable is only avaliable in R1. This just makes no sense.

PS: The earliest interview slot avalible now is November 1st (and there is only 1 slot left, I just took the other one), which would coincide with the early round interview deadline.

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I think it's ok; just read the email as "prior to the deadline." On the deadline is still ok.
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03 Oct 2008, 09:51
Thanks AAU, yeah I read your post again and noticed that it was "sign up for an interview on a day prior to that deadline" and not "conduct the interview on a day prior to that deadline". So I guess November 1st is still good for early action. Phew!
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03 Oct 2008, 12:47
Hey guys,

Could you guys do me a favor and answer a couple quick, dumb questions I could probably find out with a little bit of research but don't feel like doing myself It looks like I'll be taking a shot at submitting R1 to Duke and I was wondering - Do I need to send official GMAT scores? Can you schedule your interview before or after your app or does it have to be before? Are the rec questions the same as last year (I saw the PDF of that on this thread). Thanks!
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03 Oct 2008, 13:18
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Hey guys,

Could you guys do me a favor and answer a couple quick, dumb questions I could probably find out with a little bit of research but don't feel like doing myself It looks like I'll be taking a shot at submitting R1 to Duke and I was wondering - Do I need to send official GMAT scores? Can you schedule your interview before or after your app or does it have to be before? Are the rec questions the same as last year (I saw the PDF of that on this thread). Thanks!

For your second question, you can interview up to Dec 6th for R1, even though the app is due Oct 27th.

Don't know about the rec questions.

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03 Oct 2008, 13:46
The R1 interview deadline is November 20 according to Duke's website

and yet their online interview scheduler allows you to pick December interview dates for Round 1.

Just another layer of confusion...
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03 Oct 2008, 15:08
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The R1 interview deadline is November 20 according to Duke's website

and yet their online interview scheduler allows you to pick December interview dates for Round 1.

Just another layer of confusion...

I'm pretty sure I got the Dec 6th deadline off their website, but apparently they've change it. Hmm.. my R1 interview is 3 days before the deadline!!!

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03 Oct 2008, 16:48
wow I'm glad I nabbed a 11/1 interview then!
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03 Oct 2008, 17:03
Hello from Durham! More specifically the R David Thomas Executive Center!
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Hello from Durham! More specifically the R David Thomas Executive Center!

hope you're having fun...i'm at home, north of east campus, doing corp fin (which is not fun)
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04 Oct 2008, 18:41
Thanks for sharing! Glad it went well for you and that you loved fuqua - I hope when I visit I have such a positive experience

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Interview Complete!

The interview was with a second year student.

Questions:

5-10 minute resume walkthrough.
Why MBA, why now?
Short term and long term goals?
Why Fuqua?
What will you contribute in and out of class?
What are your greatest strengths, weaknesses?
Give me an example of your teamwork.
How would you handle a difficult team member?
How would your colleagues describe you?
Give me an example of when your ethics were challenged.

I think it went VERY well. The back and forth was great. We were both Seinfeld fans so we had some good laughs about Seinfeld references. Overall it lasted 45 min to 1 full hour.

Later in the day I did a campus tour and my tour guide was a guy I went to high school with in PA (I am still friend with his sister). We were totally weired out by how random it was.....

All in all, I had a GREAT experience. LOVED FUQUA.
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05 Oct 2008, 16:41
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hope you're having fun...i'm at home, north of east campus, doing corp fin (which is not fun)

Aaudetat,

Can you elaborate on how the class sections are setup? From the website I gathered that you're are assigned to one of six sections for your core courses. I assume that you're broken down further in to teams (by course?)?

- do you stay with the same section/team for the whole first year?
- how are sections assigned? I noticed at Tuck they hand pick each team to ensure a good mix, while at Cornell it was a little more random....

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aaudetat wrote:
hope you're having fun...i'm at home, north of east campus, doing corp fin (which is not fun)

Aaudetat,

Can you elaborate on how the class sections are setup? From the website I gathered that you're are assigned to one of six sections for your core courses. I assume that you're broken down further in to teams (by course?)?

- do you stay with the same section/team for the whole first year?
- how are sections assigned? I noticed at Tuck they hand pick each team to ensure a good mix, while at Cornell it was a little more random....

Thanks!
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That corp fin assignment is still not done, but anyway...

Yes, the entire class of 430-ish is divided into 6 sections. You are in your section for the entire first semester and for one class the second semester. In other words, you take the core classes with your section. Within your section, you have your first year team, sometimes called an ILE Team. You work with that team throughout the core. Duke does its best to create diverse teams and sections, based on nationality, gender, and career background. Ditto for teams.

There are some exceptions to the "You take the whole core with your section and have the same team" rule. If you pass out of stats, for example, and you're on my team, then our team will be down one person for stats, but we'll see you again in econ. Also, some courses don't require a six-person team, so the teams split (accounting).

Either way, you will spend a lot of time with your ILE team and your section.
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05 Oct 2008, 17:24
Can anyone give tips on the 'Leader of consequence' essay?

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05 Oct 2008, 17:48
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That corp fin assignment is still not done, but anyway...

Yes, the entire class of 430-ish is divided into 6 sections....

Thanks Aaudetat! Now get back to that corp finance assignment!!

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