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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2008, 16:47
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I just signed up for my interview and noticed that the email said the dress code is business casual. Are you guys actually dressing business casual or are you wearing a suit? I'd prefer to wear a suit. For those that have already interviewed - how many people at your visit were in suit v non suit? Thanks


I noticed that too and I was going to go with a suit, but I'm curious what others who have actually interviewed did.

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There's a mix. If you're more comfortable in a suit, go with that. If you do go business casual, I'd bump it up and be sure you have a pretty tailored look. (A polo shirt would be at the bottom of the business casual hierarchy, if you ask me.)
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2008, 17:23
nadtrans wrote:
where did u read that?


It's in the interview confirmation email:

"Attire for campus interviews and visits is business casual."

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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2008, 17:24
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There's a mix. If you're more comfortable in a suit, go with that. If you do go business casual, I'd bump it up and be sure you have a pretty tailored look. (A polo shirt would be at the bottom of the business casual hierarchy, if you ask me.)


Thanks Aaudetat! I would be more comfortable in a suit, but I didn't want to come across as "stuffy" or anything.

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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2008, 17:40
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There's a mix. If you're more comfortable in a suit, go with that. If you do go business casual, I'd bump it up and be sure you have a pretty tailored look. (A polo shirt would be at the bottom of the business casual hierarchy, if you ask me.)


Thanks Aaudetat! I would be more comfortable in a suit, but I didn't want to come across as "stuffy" or anything.

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I think that suits should be worn to interviews unless directed others by an alumni interviewer (which won't be the case for on campus interviews at Duke who uses 2Y students). As a possible comprimise, you can lose the tie if you don't want to feel stuffy. Personally I think that is the next step below business attrire (as opposed to shirt/tie with no coat), although others may disagree.
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2008, 17:48
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There's a mix. If you're more comfortable in a suit, go with that. If you do go business casual, I'd bump it up and be sure you have a pretty tailored look. (A polo shirt would be at the bottom of the business casual hierarchy, if you ask me.)


Thanks Aaudetat! I would be more comfortable in a suit, but I didn't want to come across as "stuffy" or anything.

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I'm going with the blazer-skirt look. The blazer is black, skirt is houndstooth. I think that's a good in-btwn the suit and the more casual end of business casual...
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2008, 19:19
for Indian applicants (from English medium background) , Is it required the recommender address the following question?..I told my recommender that its not required. But just want to confirm with other club members...

"For non-native English speakers, please comment on the applicant's verbal and written English ability ."

any indian applicant so far?
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2008, 19:50
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There's a mix. If you're more comfortable in a suit, go with that. If you do go business casual, I'd bump it up and be sure you have a pretty tailored look. (A polo shirt would be at the bottom of the business casual hierarchy, if you ask me.)


Thanks Aaudetat! I would be more comfortable in a suit, but I didn't want to come across as "stuffy" or anything.

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I feel the same way. I'm much more comfortable interviewing in a suit but I don't want to look stuffy. If it's roughly half and half then I guess a suit is ok. Aaudetat, how do the student interviewers feel about it? Does a suit come accross as stuffy?
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2008, 21:38
So another question: Duke asks the following in their app -
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Duke requires completion of at least one college-level calculus course with a 'C' or better prior to enrollment. Have you met this requirement?


Does high school Advanced Placement Calc (considered college level) count for this?

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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2008, 07:32
thanks refurb - I was thinking of calling/emailing next week but figured I'd check here first :)
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2008, 07:49
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thanks refurb - I was thinking of calling/emailing next week but figured I'd check here first :)


It's worth while posting just to see if anyone else is in the same situation and has an answer. I know I always ask my questions here first!

Be sure and let gmatclub know what the adcom says, I'm actually curious what their answer will be!

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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2008, 14:24
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where did u read that?


It's in the interview confirmation email:

"Attire for campus interviews and visits is business casual."


When I went for my interview two weeks ago, I dressed in khaki slacks, cord blazer, and my standard pair of brown shoes. It was fine. Levels of dressiness varied among the other interviewees, and the interviewers (second year students) didn't care. My feeling is that if they cared to state business casual, they weren't kidding. Chill out.

Honestly, I don't even own a suit. I'll resist doing so as long as possible. I think it's terribly pretentious and silly to insist that people wear them... especially just so I can come interview for matriculation to your school.
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2008, 15:32
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Honestly, I don't even own a suit. I'll resist doing so as long as possible. I think it's terribly pretentious and silly to insist that people wear them... especially just so I can come interview for matriculation to your school.


What career path do you plan to pursue post-MBA?

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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2008, 15:34
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Honestly, I don't even own a suit. I'll resist doing so as long as possible. I think it's terribly pretentious and silly to insist that people wear them... especially just so I can come interview for matriculation to your school.


What career path do you plan to pursue post-MBA?


I was just going to ask that question. I hope the answer isn't IB.

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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2008, 08:25
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I was just going to ask that question. I hope the answer isn't IB.


Nope. You literally could not pay me enough money to do that work and sacrifice so much of my life to do it. Kudos to those of you who are into it, but it ain't for me. I'll be going right back into the non-profit world post B-school... I like my 40-hour weeks just fine. :)
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2008, 08:41
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I was just going to ask that question. I hope the answer isn't IB.


Nope. You literally could not pay me enough money to do that work and sacrifice so much of my life to do it. Kudos to those of you who are into it, but it ain't for me. I'll be going right back into the non-profit world post B-school... I like my 40-hour weeks just fine. :)


I think it's important for students from non-profit backgrounds and other non-traditional backgrounds to show that they can "fit in" at business school - that they can walk the walk and talk the talk, even if it may only be for 2 years before they get back to their usual routines. Just my 2 cents. Take them as you will.

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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2008, 17:16
In your essays, are you referring to the program and degree as a Fuqua MBA or Duke MBA? I would think Fuqua, however in the long question they refer to it as a Duke MBA. (Upon graduation with your Duke MBA, you will be a leader of consequence...)

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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2008, 17:25
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In your essays, are you referring to the program and degree as a Fuqua MBA or Duke MBA? I would think Fuqua, however in the long question they refer to it as a Duke MBA. (Upon graduation with your Duke MBA, you will be a leader of consequence...)

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The Duke MBA. We don't really say Fuqua all that often anymore.
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2008, 17:46
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In your essays, are you referring to the program and degree as a Fuqua MBA or Duke MBA? I would think Fuqua, however in the long question they refer to it as a Duke MBA. (Upon graduation with your Duke MBA, you will be a leader of consequence...)

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The Duke MBA. We don't really say Fuqua all that often anymore.


Really? So when interviewing I should refer to it as a Duke MBA or attending Duke instead of Fuqua?
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2008, 17:46
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In your essays, are you referring to the program and degree as a Fuqua MBA or Duke MBA? I would think Fuqua, however in the long question they refer to it as a Duke MBA. (Upon graduation with your Duke MBA, you will be a leader of consequence...)

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I always called it the Duke MBA, but I did use Fuqua a couple times. Actually, I just checked, I used it twice. Once when referring to a course and once when referring to the club I'd like to start.

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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2008, 18:08
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In your essays, are you referring to the program and degree as a Fuqua MBA or Duke MBA? I would think Fuqua, however in the long question they refer to it as a Duke MBA. (Upon graduation with your Duke MBA, you will be a leader of consequence...)

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The Duke MBA. We don't really say Fuqua all that often anymore.


Really? So when interviewing I should refer to it as a Duke MBA or attending Duke instead of Fuqua?


The program, the concept, the brand --> The Duke MBA
The place where you go to school --> Duke
If it's possibly confusing if you mean Big Duke or the business school --> Fuqua

It's a branding thing if you think about it. Duke is a well-known university. JB Fuqua - a cool guy, but not really known.
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