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Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants!

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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2008, 08:30
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Hmm Duke seems to have forgotten to include their scholarship offer in my admit package :-D


Probably because they saw CFA and related exp on your resume and said, "He's not poor. He could afford us. Now let's allocate more money to Duke BlueDevils basketball program....will we win it this yr?" :-D
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2008, 09:28
The cardholder in the admit packet was pretty nice. Got a nice scholarship though so I was a little more excited by that!
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2008, 15:31
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Just got mine this morning. 8k/ yr. Like Ntang mentioned, it definitely seems like they try to spread the wealth around.


I got the same thing. Not bad, but definitely not enough to sway my decision.
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2008, 20:12
To those who received their admission packets, what courier service was used ... and was a signature required for delivery? I ask because I'm out of town for a couple of weeks and don't want stuff left at my doorstep.

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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2008, 04:25
My package was sent USPS and was left on my doorstep (it wouldn't fit in the mailbox) with no signature required.
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2009, 11:41
Does anyone have idea how many people in Cof 2008/2009 accepted/have offers from Mck/Bain/BCG?

As I had nothing important to do, I searched for Mck + school name in LinkedIn. I know the numbers may not be representative; I was plain curious.

Kellogg - 523
Ross - 148
Tuck - 113
Haas - 111
Fuqua - 78
Darden - 71

Good to see Fuqua throwing good numbers despite being much younger. Ofcourse, Kellogg is the Big Daddy.
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2009, 20:46
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Does anyone have idea how many people in Cof 2008/2009 accepted/have offers from Mck/Bain/BCG?

As I had nothing important to do, I searched for Mck + school name in LinkedIn. I know the numbers may not be representative; I was plain curious.

Kellogg - 523
Ross - 148
Tuck - 113
Haas - 111
Fuqua - 78
Darden - 71

Good to see Fuqua throwing good numbers despite being much younger. Ofcourse, Kellogg is the Big Daddy.


Wow, way to use the power of the internet! Very interesting search results. I would say the difference between Darden, Fuqua, Haas, Tuck and Ross is not that significant. Linkedin is not a random sample and Ross has a huge number of alumni, so I'd say they all fall in about the same range.

However, what's up with Kellogg? I would guess that Linkedin has been promoted heavily there as a valuable networking tool? Otherwise, how would you explain almost 5x as many McKinsey positions?? I could see Kellogg reputation pulling twice as many as the others, but 5x??

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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2009, 20:48
Here's just a quick post for anyone still interviewing in Round 2. I interviewed in R1 (and got in), and this forum was really helpful so I wanted to pass on some tips. The interview was really comfortable - in fact, I was so struck by how friendly and easygoing everyone I met at Fuqua was. The best prep I did for the interviews was actually just in writing my essays for other schools. My interviewer didn't rehash any of the questions in the Fuqua essays, but there were definitely questions that I'd already written comprehensive answers for - name three significant accomplishments, a time when you failed, an ethical dilemma, etc. So be sure to review any other apps you might have done so far (I found that helpful for all my interviews to date, actually). The 'run me through your resume' question was what we started with.

I didn't visit the school before submitting the app - only on my interview - but to show an understanding of the general Duke culture, make sure you emphasize teamwork (Team Fuqua), global interest, and how you mean to give back to the community/world at large as a leader of consequence. It's easy enough to find Duke's definition of that through their literature and website. Good luck!
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2009, 08:28
need advice...i just applied to ross R2.
- i am 34. is duke friendly for older applicants?
- i have not visited duke, not done much research on it. today is jan 3. jan 7 is their deadline. i have nothing else to do. do you guys think 5 days is enough to put together some thing decent OR should i apply for R3
- is there any point in applying for R3 at Duke?
- now things get really interesting...i also want to apply to both kellogg & cornell. their deadlines are jan 12. need to prepare their applns too. if i choose duke, one of cornell or kellogg has to fall off. so duke OR no duke and cornell+kellogg instead...what do you say?

need to start doing something in a couple of hours. would really appreciate advice.
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2009, 13:40
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need advice...i just applied to ross R2.
- i am 34. is duke friendly for older applicants?
- i have not visited duke, not done much research on it. today is jan 3. jan 7 is their deadline. i have nothing else to do. do you guys think 5 days is enough to put together some thing decent OR should i apply for R3
- is there any point in applying for R3 at Duke?
- now things get really interesting...i also want to apply to both kellogg & cornell. their deadlines are jan 12. need to prepare their applns too. if i choose duke, one of cornell or kellogg has to fall off. so duke OR no duke and cornell+kellogg instead...what do you say?

need to start doing something in a couple of hours. would really appreciate advice.
-rsc


- Yes Duke is older applicant friendly.
- 5 days is enough if you have a nice pool of essay material to draw from
- you want to do two applications between now and Jan 12th? Hats off to you!!

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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2009, 14:06
i am taking all days off. i know it is still rushed. but after Ross app, i have a few things prepared. however cornell's ToC essay has already got my head spinning.

also Round 3 at Fuqua, any use?
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2009, 15:22
As I'm sure you know, Round 3 is very competitive at any school. It's likely only 10-20% of spots remain.

It would depend on how competitive you are. If Duke is a safety for you, then it's probably not a huge risk to take. If it's a stretch, then it's likely a waste of time.

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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2009, 18:49
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i am taking all days off. i know it is still rushed. but after Ross app, i have a few things prepared. however cornell's ToC essay has already got my head spinning.

also Round 3 at Fuqua, any use?


Before deciding how many apps to try and get in before R2 deadlines, you should also consider whether your recommenders can get the recs done in time...
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2009, 17:40
I have a question regarding recommendations... one of my recommenders had his letter in one full essay form, is this acceptable? Or should he break it down to answer each question separately?

Regarding the upload file formats for the essays, should I use pdf or use MS word? Do they have file size limits?
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2009, 19:22
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I have a question regarding recommendations... one of my recommenders had his letter in one full essay form, is this acceptable? Or should he break it down to answer each question separately?

Regarding the upload file formats for the essays, should I use pdf or use MS word? Do they have file size limits?


I have uploaded my essays in MS word format. After upload it automatically converted all files to pdf. I believe they do have a size limit. Maybe it's 500kb. Not 100% sure though.
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2009, 19:27
MS Word file will never get as big as specified file limit. That shouldn't be your worry if your recommender isn't writing a biography about you.
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2009, 05:40
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abhyudaya wrote:
Does anyone have idea how many people in Cof 2008/2009 accepted/have offers from Mck/Bain/BCG?

As I had nothing important to do, I searched for Mck + school name in LinkedIn. I know the numbers may not be representative; I was plain curious.

Kellogg - 523
Ross - 148
Tuck - 113
Haas - 111
Fuqua - 78
Darden - 71

Good to see Fuqua throwing good numbers despite being much younger. Ofcourse, Kellogg is the Big Daddy.


Wow, way to use the power of the internet! Very interesting search results. I would say the difference between Darden, Fuqua, Haas, Tuck and Ross is not that significant. Linkedin is not a random sample and Ross has a huge number of alumni, so I'd say they all fall in about the same range.

However, what's up with Kellogg? I would guess that Linkedin has been promoted heavily there as a valuable networking tool? Otherwise, how would you explain almost 5x as many McKinsey positions?? I could see Kellogg reputation pulling twice as many as the others, but 5x??

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As per BW reports and Kellogg's employment statistics, Mck indeed takes 3x as many as it takes from elite schools. Obviously it helps that Kellogg has proportionately more people from consulting background.

I am more interested in ppl who could make a switch to Big 3 consulting from lets say IT/other unrelated industry. LinkedIn can be helpful here as well.
Anybody who can throw light on this !!
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2009, 19:45
Just submitted for Round 2...

Good luck to all!
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2009, 08:57
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As I'm sure you know, Round 3 is very competitive at any school. It's likely only 10-20% of spots remain.

It would depend on how competitive you are. If Duke is a safety for you, then it's probably not a huge risk to take. If it's a stretch, then it's likely a waste of time.

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Can't possibly submit a good application by tomorrow. Duke's low yield may mean Round 3 applicants have some chance...I know grasping at last straws here!
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2009, 17:08
Just submitted my application. I'm officially in the race. The wait begins now! :)
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