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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2012, 22:26
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I am scheduling my interview with Duke now. It seems there is a meeting with committee option as well.

I don't have many questions but just want to go and introduce myself. Is that a good idea? What is the meeting with admission committee intended for.

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i was at the meeting with the committee. It's just a way to get some information nothing formal.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2012, 15:34
hi did anybody visit Fuqua on 10th and 11th september for campus visit and interview?
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2012, 15:45
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hi did anybody visit Fuqua on 10th and 11th september for campus visit and interview?


i visited and interviewed on 9/10.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2012, 16:18
I applied to Fuqua first round around Early Action. As I was perusing through my Fuqua application, I noticed 3 spelling mistakes in the application portion of the application(ecouraging - instead of encouraging (TWICE!), and monthy - rather than monthly). I used my work laptop to send the application, and it does not highlight misspelled words in red. Even though it is not in my essays, I am terrified that this is going to seriously reflect negatively on my overall application. Is there something that I can do to remedy this?
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2012, 16:21
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I applied to Fuqua first round around Early Action. As I was perusing through my Fuqua application, I noticed 3 spelling mistakes in the application portion of the application(ecouraging - instead of encouraging (TWICE!), and monthy - rather than monthly). I used my work laptop to send the application, and it does not highlight misspelled words in red. Even though it is not in my essays, I am terrified that this is going to seriously reflect negatively on my overall application. Is there something that I can do to remedy this?


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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2012, 10:00
Four weeks from today, early action notification deadline. Application submitted, interview done, now waiting game begins...
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2012, 15:32
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For the rest of you non-pivot table folks, I'm just having fun with the 25 things essay and am hoping my personality shines through. I think if I over-engineer this with categories, themes, etc my voice will get lost in the process. Just my two cents on how I'm approaching this one...there's obviously no right or wrong way here.

Good luck everyone. A few more weeks for R1..


I think this is the correct approach to take. Fuqua specifically says they want to get to know you beyond your transcripts and your resume. Look at the examples they've provided and I think you'll see this is what they're expecting. I would lean more towards things that come from your personal life unless it gets to passions.

http://blogs.fuqua.duke.edu/duke-mba/admissions/2012/07/19/application-essays-change-to-gain-greater-insights/#.UGt4hq5QiSo
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2012, 17:35
did anyone actually use two whole pages for the 2nd essay (Why duke?)
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2012, 23:11
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did anyone actually use two whole pages for the 2nd essay (Why duke?)



It actually depends on the font and margins you are using.

With moderate margins 2 pages is around 1200 words (10 point font; 1.5 spacing). I think 750-850 words should explain why duke (you can fit them in 2 pages with 12-13 font).

Saying that, I did use over 1000, because I added a lame story that ran too far into my essay. Kick myself for that now.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2012, 23:13
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did anyone actually use two whole pages for the 2nd essay (Why duke?)

i did, had about 1000 words.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2012, 23:13
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did anyone actually use two whole pages for the 2nd essay (Why duke?)



It actually depends on the font and margins you are using.

With moderate margins 2 pages is around 1200 words (10 point font; 1.5 spacing). I think 750-850 words should explain why duke (you can fit them in 2 pages with 12-13 font).

Saying that, I did use over 1000, because I added a lame story that ran too far into my essay. Kick myself for that now.


are you applying EA?
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2012, 01:14
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did anyone actually use two whole pages for the 2nd essay (Why duke?)


If you didn't you probably should be. I mean they have enough stuff in their program for 10 pages, and if you write less than the max, it seems like you have little to say.

Of course formatting tricks can always be used to help you write a bit more or a bit less! ;)

But in general, you should be finding that your first drafts should have MORE than what they want and not less. (so that you can still cut the fat to have a LEAN mean essay)
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2012, 04:14
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jumsumtak wrote:
RoyHalladay wrote:
did anyone actually use two whole pages for the 2nd essay (Why duke?)



It actually depends on the font and margins you are using.

With moderate margins 2 pages is around 1200 words (10 point font; 1.5 spacing). I think 750-850 words should explain why duke (you can fit them in 2 pages with 12-13 font).

Saying that, I did use over 1000, because I added a lame story that ran too far into my essay. Kick myself for that now.


are you applying EA?


(if the ques is for me)
Yes. Application under review.
international candidate so haven't interviewed yet. Waiting for 9th (interview) decisions.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2012, 16:11
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did anyone actually use two whole pages for the 2nd essay (Why duke?)


I used the full two pages. It certainly felt long after having to keep essays at 500 words max for the other schools, but I feel like I had even more I wanted to cover but couldn't. I would agree that the essay should be close to two pages as much shorter would mean that you don't have a lot of compelling reasons for wanting to go to Duke/get an MBA.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2012, 06:54
Did anyone receive an interview invite from Duke?
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2012, 07:06
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Did anyone receive an interview invite from Duke?


I haven't received any notification.

P.S: tired of refreshing pages now! cant work obviously.. received an email with the subject: "we have great news for you". Wanted to kill the sender right there!
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2012, 07:17
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Did anyone receive an interview invite from Duke?


I haven't received any notification.

P.S: tired of refreshing pages now! cant work obviously.. received an email with the subject: "we have great news for you". Wanted to kill the sender right there!


Nothing yet...... extremely anxious considering that the day(9th Oct) is almost going to end in India!!
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2012, 09:26
Invited!

So excited!!

Good luck to everyone!

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