Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 22 Oct 2014, 00:31

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 03 Nov 2009
Posts: 65
Concentration: Technology
GMAT 1: 700 Q V
GPA: 3.1
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 5

Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 13:04
If anyone interviewed at Duke recently and is willing to share experience about campus visit and interview, would love to have a chat (you can PM me) as I am interviewing in a week. I am happy to share my experience as well.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 10 Dec 2012
Posts: 64
Location: United States
Concentration: General Management
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 1

Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 13:12
highwyre237 wrote:
HinConsulting wrote:
I'm interviewing on the 15th and doing some events on the 16th as well. My fiancee and I will just have to celebrate Valentine's Day the night of the 16th; I will be traveling on the 14th.

I'm local to the area, so I'm happy to give tips about dining, bars, etc.


My advice, tell the fiance to come along if the partners club is hosting an event. They're great, and really sold my wife on the experience.


hi highwyre,

would you mind tell me a little more about the partner club? did you attend an event? what was your experience?

i am thinking about applying round 3.

and generally, any suggestion or anything i should know about Duke's round 3?

thanks in advance!!
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 03 Jun 2010
Posts: 235
Schools: Ross '15 (M)
GMAT 1: 700 Q43 V42
GPA: 3.3
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 58 [0], given: 37

Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 16:33
zl2012 wrote:
highwyre237 wrote:
HinConsulting wrote:
I'm interviewing on the 15th and doing some events on the 16th as well. My fiancee and I will just have to celebrate Valentine's Day the night of the 16th; I will be traveling on the 14th.

I'm local to the area, so I'm happy to give tips about dining, bars, etc.


My advice, tell the fiance to come along if the partners club is hosting an event. They're great, and really sold my wife on the experience.


hi highwyre,

would you mind tell me a little more about the partner club? did you attend an event? what was your experience?

i am thinking about applying round 3.

and generally, any suggestion or anything i should know about Duke's round 3?

thanks in advance!!


I don't know anything about the Partner's Club but in general, schools fill about 90%+ of their class before Round 3 so your chances of getting in are much less than Rounds 1 or 2.
Current Student
User avatar
Status: Can't wait for August!
Joined: 13 Sep 2011
Posts: 977
Location: United States (MA)
Concentration: Marketing, Strategy
GMAT 1: 660 Q44 V37
GMAT 2: 680 Q45 V38
GMAT 3: 710 Q45 V42
GPA: 3.32
WE: Information Technology (Retail)
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 328 [0], given: 108

Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 18:55
zl2012 wrote:
highwyre237 wrote:
HinConsulting wrote:
I'm interviewing on the 15th and doing some events on the 16th as well. My fiancee and I will just have to celebrate Valentine's Day the night of the 16th; I will be traveling on the 14th.

I'm local to the area, so I'm happy to give tips about dining, bars, etc.


My advice, tell the fiance to come along if the partners club is hosting an event. They're great, and really sold my wife on the experience.


hi highwyre,

would you mind tell me a little more about the partner club? did you attend an event? what was your experience?

i am thinking about applying round 3.

and generally, any suggestion or anything i should know about Duke's round 3?

thanks in advance!!


My wife an I attended an event on campus, and we've reached out to a few current and past partners. The main thing I took away from it all is that partners are as big a part of team fuqua as their students. They are by far the most supportive and inclusive partners club we've interacted with. They have events almost every day, and are always welcome at fuqua fridays. I think their motto is "all the fuqua fun, without the homework" You'd get better information reaching out to club reps though. Good luck!
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 16 May 2012
Posts: 32
Location: United States
Concentration: Nonprofit, General Management
GMAT Date: 09-17-2012
GPA: 3.77
WE: Editorial and Writing (Journalism and Publishing)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 3

Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2013, 06:10
RoyHalladay wrote:
Is there anyone who interviewed during the open session and applied in R2?


I interviewed in the first week of October and applied in R2. Waiting to hear from them and don't know how it works. Will they wait till March 18 to let us know or let us know sooner? Good luck.
Current Student
User avatar
Status: Can't wait for August!
Joined: 13 Sep 2011
Posts: 977
Location: United States (MA)
Concentration: Marketing, Strategy
GMAT 1: 660 Q44 V37
GMAT 2: 680 Q45 V38
GMAT 3: 710 Q45 V42
GPA: 3.32
WE: Information Technology (Retail)
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 328 [0], given: 108

Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2013, 06:20
asharma86 wrote:
RoyHalladay wrote:
Is there anyone who interviewed during the open session and applied in R2?


I interviewed in the first week of October and applied in R2. Waiting to hear from them and don't know how it works. Will they wait till March 18 to let us know or let us know sooner? Good luck.


Everyone will be notified of March 18th regardless of when you interviewed. Good Luck!
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 16 Feb 2013
Posts: 7
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 3

Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2013, 12:31
hailmary620 wrote:
Done with my interview today. It was with a second year and lasted exactly 50 minutes. He was friendly and didn't throw any curveballs, but did quite a bit of cross questioning on my goals and why Duke answers. If your goal is not Healthcare, I think you should have a strong reason for Why Duke and Why not any other school. Also, my interviewer had nothing in common with me (not sure if its a good or bad thing). I was able to make him laugh on few occasions, but overall he was very professional and kept a poker face. Overall I am not sure if I did good or not. He did make a comment towards the end saying "wow, seems like you did a lot of research on Fuqua"

The questions included:
1) Why MBA? Why now?
2) Why Duke? Why not other schools?
3) Strengths
5) One thing you fear about being a Duke student
6) Post MBA plans
7) What do you do for fun?
8) Anything else you want to share with Adcom
9) Do you have any questions for me

If anyone has a chance to inteview on Fr/Sat make sure to attend Fuqua Friday. There were about 600-700 people and everybody I met was very friendly. I think this whole "Team Fuqua" thing is legit. Also, everyone had a pretty good sense of humor. The waits begins now.


Thanks for that superbly helpful post hailmary620! Did you send a thank you email after the interview? And if so, how did you go about getting the interviewer's address? I have an interview scheduled in a few days, and I'm finding the thank you letter etiquette quite confusing. I'm not sure whether it is customary in these situations, and if it is expected, I'm not sure when/how to ask the interviewer for his/her contact details. Any opinions on this from anyone would be much appreciated. Thanks guys, and good luck with your interviews!
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 07 Jan 2013
Posts: 758
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 136 [0], given: 204

Premium Member
Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2013, 12:51
I just asked for his email address and will send him a thank you email tomorrow. It's doesn't hurt or help. Interested in hearing other thoughts though.

Posted from my mobile device Image
_________________

Duke MBA Class of 2016

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 05 May 2011
Posts: 358
Location: United States (WI)
GMAT 1: 780 Q49 V50
WE: Research (Other)
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 65 [0], given: 35

Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2013, 14:34
I just interviewed at duke today. My interviewer gave me her card and said I was free to reach out to her with any questions or anything. I'm definitely going to write a short and sweet thank you note to her tonight when I get home or tomorrow morning.

I had a great experience at duke by the way. The class was indeed a mock class with about 15 others interviewees. The topic was game theory. The professor was very good and it was an interesting class. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. I've got my fingers crossed for fuqua.
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 29 Feb 2012
Posts: 99
Location: United States
Concentration: Healthcare, Social Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.61
WE: Operations (Consumer Products)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 0

Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2013, 15:31
Just finished my interview today. To be honest, I was not thrilled with how it went. Despite previous comments, it was not conversational at all. The interviewer had a list of questions and pretty much picked a random one after I was done answering her previous question. She did not dig into my answers or followup with questions. Duke is one of my top choices, but I am a little worried after that interview. It was hard for me to gauge how it went or what she thought of my answers. Anyone else have the same experience?
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 07 Jan 2013
Posts: 758
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 136 [0], given: 204

Premium Member
Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2013, 16:24
I think with interviews there is a luck factor involved. Does anyone know what kind of evaluation form do they have to fill out? Or is it a best kept secret?

Posted from my mobile device Image
_________________

Duke MBA Class of 2016

Current Student
avatar
Joined: 29 Feb 2012
Posts: 99
Location: United States
Concentration: Healthcare, Social Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.61
WE: Operations (Consumer Products)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 0

Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2013, 18:28
hailmary620 wrote:
I think with interviews there is a luck factor involved. Does anyone know what kind of evaluation form do they have to fill out? Or is it a best kept secret?

Posted from my mobile device Image


I saw the evaluation form she was taking notes on, and that has a list of bullet-ed questions that they circle if they asked, and then write details about the answer below it. I am sure there is a form about whether they recommend the candidate or not, but I obviously didnt see that one. Hope this helps! If anyone else knows what the actual recommendation form is, I would love to hear about it as well.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 05 May 2011
Posts: 358
Location: United States (WI)
GMAT 1: 780 Q49 V50
WE: Research (Other)
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 65 [0], given: 35

Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2013, 20:06
The girl I interviewed with was very nice and conversational which was great so I'm sorry to hear you didn't have a similar experience. But at the same time I wouldn't worry too much about how your interviewer responded as long as you felt like you gave good answers. It sounds like it may have just been her personality. Like someone else said there is a good deal of luck involved in the interview and how much of a connection you have with the interviewer.
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 07 Jan 2013
Posts: 758
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 136 [0], given: 204

Premium Member
Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2013, 17:46
ldryan wrote:
hailmary620 wrote:
I think with interviews there is a luck factor involved. Does anyone know what kind of evaluation form do they have to fill out? Or is it a best kept secret?

Posted from my mobile device Image


I saw the evaluation form she was taking notes on, and that has a list of bullet-ed questions that they circle if they asked, and then write details about the answer below it. I am sure there is a form about whether they recommend the candidate or not, but I obviously didnt see that one. Hope this helps! If anyone else knows what the actual recommendation form is, I would love to hear about it as well.


Also keep in mind that interview is just one aspect of the application, so a less than stellar interviewe is not an automatic ding. If other parts of your application are strong, you will still get in. An alum, who was an admission fellow told me that if you have a decent personality, can crack a joke or two and show your passion for Fuqua, you will get good grades on the interview. He also said that you will be surprised how many people don't mention Duke as their top choice during the interview, and that hurts them eventually.

I think I mentioned Duke as my top choice and the buzz word "Team Fuqua" at least 5-6 times during the interview :) I might have actually over sold myself ):

Lastly, don't quote me on this, but I heard that for Rd3 Duke is usually selective on who to interview and the admit rate is around 70%. The reason being that most of the applicants are invited by Duke and the adcom already has enough backlog of wait-listed applicants from EA/Rd1 that it doesn't have to invite less than stellar applicants.
_________________

Duke MBA Class of 2016

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 16 Feb 2013
Posts: 7
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 3

Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2013, 18:08
hailmary620 wrote:

Lastly, don't quote me on this, but I heard that for Rd3 Duke is usually selective on who to interview and the admit rate is around 70%. The reason being that most of the applicants are invited by Duke and the adcom already has enough backlog of wait-listed applicants from EA/Rd1 that it doesn't have to invite less than stellar applicants.


When you said 70% for "Rd3" did you actually mean the upcoming March 21st "Round 3", or the Jan 4th deadline "Round 2"?
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 16 Feb 2013
Posts: 7
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 3

Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2013, 18:25
Thanks for the info, it really adds an air of hope and optimism to a process that has seemed very uncertain and unpredictable thus far. I hope there is some truth to that 70% stat that you heard...
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 16 Feb 2013
Posts: 7
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 3

Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2013, 18:26
And no, I won't quote you on that, but thanks anyway...
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 15 Jan 2013
Posts: 22
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 4

Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2013, 03:19
Hi All

I may be late on this one but I am an R2 applicant who visited Fuqua, kept in touch with alumnus, got alumnus recommendation ( because my manager is from Fuqua and he is the one who introduced me to Fuqua ) but I didn't even get an invite for an interview. Does this mean I have no chance and I will be dinged or I am already dinged or is there something I can do at this stage to improve my chances of landing an interview?

Any help on this is most appreciated.

- N
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 09 Jan 2013
Posts: 13
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 690 Q V0
GPA: 3.5
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2013, 08:17
ldryan wrote:
Just finished my interview today. To be honest, I was not thrilled with how it went. Despite previous comments, it was not conversational at all. The interviewer had a list of questions and pretty much picked a random one after I was done answering her previous question. She did not dig into my answers or followup with questions. Duke is one of my top choices, but I am a little worried after that interview. It was hard for me to gauge how it went or what she thought of my answers. Anyone else have the same experience?


Hey Idryan,

My interview was pretty similar. The interviewer just had a list of questions and went through them with no follow-ups. She just kept writing notes while I was talking and it was pretty hard to have a conversational type interview because it felt more like question-answer. I was pretty nervous too but ended up getting in! In hind-sight, I don't think it was that she wasn't interested in having a conversation with me, but more that she was trying to make notes so she could make an evaluation afterwards. I was pretty confident about my answers so I guess that was good that she probably had good notes from my answers.

I wouldn't worry too much! Good luck!
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 11 Jan 2013
Posts: 55
Concentration: General Management, Operations
GMAT 1: 690 Q47 V37
GPA: 3.77
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 22 [0], given: 32

Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2013, 08:25
I am one of the applicants who was admitted to the Weekend 4 Women, interviewed that weekend, and therefore have no idea how well my R2 application has been received by the adcom, since an interview invite is not necessary. how nerve-wracking - anyone else in the same boat? I would love to know the acceptance rate for individuals who were invited to the minority weekends.
Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants   [#permalink] 18 Feb 2013, 08:25
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
205 Experts publish their posts in the topic Calling All Duke (Fuqua) 2011 Applicants ThomasD 2695 18 May 2010, 07:33
510 Experts publish their posts in the topic Fuqua (Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all applicants! mbamyway 1639 21 Apr 2013, 08:45
356 Experts publish their posts in the topic Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants asimov 1831 12 Jun 2012, 06:34
64 Experts publish their posts in the topic Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Waitlisted Applicants aerien 612 01 Jan 2013, 11:46
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Go to page   Previous    1  ...  62   63   64   65   66   67   68  ...  92    Next  [ 1832 posts ] 



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.