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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 06 May 2009, 11:09
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Hey everyone, I officially committed to Duke a few weeks ago.

I also wanted to pass along some information that I had from Admissions. They said that they had a really high yield from the early action round and rounds 1 and 2, so very few waitlisters and round 3 applicants will be getting in. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but hopefully you guys will still make it in.
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 May 2009, 12:37
blake5790 wrote:
Hey everyone, I officially committed to Duke a few weeks ago.

I also wanted to pass along some information that I had from Admissions. They said that they had a really high yield from the early action round and rounds 1 and 2, so very few waitlisters and round 3 applicants will be getting in. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but hopefully you guys will still make it in.


Interesting! It will be neat to see what the final numbers turn out to be. I think Duke normally has a yield of around 50%?

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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2009, 15:51
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Haven't been around much, but just wanted to say congrats to those who have matriculated! Welcome to Durham - a bit early. And because I can't resist, here are some of my local favorites:

Car Repair: Ingold Tire, corner of Buchanan and Chapel Hill.
Great prices, and as honest as they come.
Salon: Caju Salon, Meadowmont Village just into Chapel Hill. Owned by a Fuqua alum.
My friends who know these things say it's the best salon in the Triangle. I like April.
Barber: Dennis Best Men's Salon, Main St.
Very affordable, does a great job on ndhlp's hair.
Dry Cleaning: Koretizing Cleaners, 2716 Hillsborough Rd
I LOVE them. Amazing, personal service. Use organic stuff that doesn't stink at ALL.
Dentist: Brent Blaylock, 3206 Chapel Hill Rd, 919-493-8036
Many Fuquans in my class found him. The quintessential southern dentist.
Cupcakes & Sandwiches: Parker and Otis, in Brightleaf.
A fabulous business! I did all my events at school with them.
Late-Night Cramming Session: Honey's, Guess Road, near I-85
Mediocre food (except the chicken salad) but cheap bad coffee! Open all night with free Wi-Fi
Off-Site Team Meeting: Broad Street Cafe, Broad St and Club Blvd
Coffee, great simple food, and booze, plus wi-fi. Everything you need to be productive.
Neighborhood Pub: Dain's Place, 9th St.
Durham's non-smoking joint. Tell Oz (looks a bit like a pirate) that I sent you.
Best Dinner: Watt's Grocery, next to Broad St Cafe
American eclectic with a strong southern influence - emphasis on local sourcing
Best Breakfast: Elmo's. 9th St.
The Chilaquilles make me weep, they're so good. The ultimate modern diner experience.
Animal Care: Chapel Hill Mobile Veterinary Housecalls, http://www.chapelhillvet.com
Sunita is great, and my cats are much calmer if they can stay at home - worth the extra cost

Ok, I think I'm getting home-sick for Durham, and I haven't even left yet!

If you're getting to town before I leave (sometime between June 15 and July 1), shoot me a PM. I'll meet you at P&O or Dain's or whatever!
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2009, 10:21
Thanks for all those suggestions! I second the recommendations of Dain's Place and Parker & Otis. Toast is another favorite for lunch -- it's downtown at Five Points.

For car care, I can also recommend Neal's Garage, which is in walking distance of Station 9. I've found them honest and reasonably priced, and they give a 10% discount for Duke students. (A lot of places seem to do this.)
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2009, 09:55
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Fuqua's 2008-2009 preliminary employment report is out. Judge for yourself.

https://www.fuquaworld.duke.edu/cmcfile ... -03-09.pdf

Also, for what it's worth, I prefer the Federal (bar) and Elmo's (diner) in Durham.
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2009, 12:38
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Fuqua's 2008-2009 preliminary employment report is out. Judge for yourself.

https://www.fuquaworld.duke.edu/cmcfile ... -03-09.pdf

Also, for what it's worth, I prefer the Federal (bar) and Elmo's (diner) in Durham.


That makes me laugh! The mean salary for Class of 2009 actually goes up the fewer years of work experience you have!

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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2009, 08:30
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Toubab wrote:
Fuqua's 2008-2009 preliminary employment report is out. Judge for yourself.

https://www.fuquaworld.duke.edu/cmcfile ... -03-09.pdf

Also, for what it's worth, I prefer the Federal (bar) and Elmo's (diner) in Durham.


That makes me laugh! The mean salary for Class of 2009 actually goes up the fewer years of work experience you have!

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Oh, I LOVE the fed - the food is fabulous, but it's smoky as hell and there's no pirate bartender....

And more to the point, what is up with those little-experience Fuquans? 3% means about 12 people. We only had one student in the class of 2009 with no work experience (a 5th-year lacrosse player with an exceptional story). We did have a number of PhDs who probably hadn't worked much, given that your average PhD takes 4-6 years (or more). And the JD/MBAs often have little or experience, since the JD is often a straight-out-of-undergrad thing to do. I suppose the attorneys might make pretty good money, but I wonder about the others? Any guesses?
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2010, 06:06
sorry

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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2010, 07:05
You bumped the wrong thread. Please find the Fall 2010 thread and ask there. Thanks!
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Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2011, 21:55
Can any current student shed some light on this? they hire Kroll to do background checks. student must fill out a "data-sheet" (whatever that means) then kroll will do the rest.

What is asked in this "data sheet" and how do they go about verifying employment?
Do they just verify current employment, last 2 jobs, all jobs?
How do they do so, do we give them the contact info of your supervisor and they call/email them, or do they randomly call the public number listed for the company and ask to be connected to HR?
What if your file is not in the HR records, are you basically screwed?
What else do they ask the employer: job title, salary, etc?
Re: Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants!   [#permalink] 09 Mar 2011, 21:55
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