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# Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants

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Current Student
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  15 Aug 2012, 04:37
Does anyone else feel like the "25 things about you" essay feels a lot like filling out a personal add?
Current Student
Status: Can't wait for August!
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Posts: 978
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: 21

Kudos [?]: 338 [0], given: 108

Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  15 Aug 2012, 04:40
Turbonash6 wrote:
Does anyone else feel like the "25 things about you" essay feels a lot like filling out a personal add?

YES!

I'm just going to have fun with it though, what an odd idea for an "essay"
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  16 Aug 2012, 03:55
Turbonash6 wrote:
Does anyone else feel like the "25 things about you" essay feels a lot like filling out a personal add?

Yes!
Current Student
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Schools: Johnson '15 (M)
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  16 Aug 2012, 10:14
Turbonash6 wrote:
Does anyone else feel like the "25 things about you" essay feels a lot like filling out a personal add?

but I really do like long walks on the beach.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  16 Aug 2012, 16:22
Hi guys, I'm in a bit of a predicament here. I visited the school last year and loved it. Duke is my #1 choice however I got a 640 (q44,v33) on my Gmat and a 3.55 GPA in Business Management from a middle tier state School. I'm a Caucasian male entrepreneur from NYC with over 4 years of w/e. I was planning on possibly retaking the GMAT however I see that the Early Decision deadline is one month away and I feel like that would be my best chance as Duke will see I'm 100% committed to the program and they would also fill one of their entrepreneur slots early on. On the other hand If I had more time I could possibly raise my GMAT by 10-40 points and apply in round 1.

Any suggestions as to what I should do? Please feel free to PM me if you wish.

Thanks very much!
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Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 10

Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  16 Aug 2012, 16:58
mappleby wrote:
ashish8 wrote:
Sorry to bother you guys again, but I got two more questions.

Awards & Recognition:
Is getting to be team lead of a project considered a recognition? What about receiving a scholarship for undergrad?

Then I got another question that builds upon the first one. The application ask's how long have you been a manager and how many people have you manged. Is this question asking for formal management experience like project manager, etc. or could my first example be considered management experience.

Thanks again guys

Was this a work team you were the lead of or some kind of extra-curricular during school? If this was not a work project then you definitely should not use it in the "how long" and "how many people managed" sections of your application. They are asking for actual work management experience.

Completely work related.
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Posts: 432
Concentration: Finance
GMAT 1: 700 Q44 V41
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GPA: 3.03
WE: Project Management (Military & Defense)
Followers: 14

Kudos [?]: 110 [0], given: 149

Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  16 Aug 2012, 17:02
ashish8 wrote:

Completely work related.

Then I would include it. I haven't gotten this far into the application for Duke yet but as long as it doesn't ask for "Direct reports" and just asks for who you managed then it seems fair game. If you were the team lead on the project then you were managing your teammates(assuming you were doing it right ) and that should count.
Current Student
Status: Can't wait for August!
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Posts: 978
Location: United States (MA)
Concentration: Marketing, Strategy
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GPA: 3.32
WE: Information Technology (Retail)
Followers: 21

Kudos [?]: 338 [0], given: 108

Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  16 Aug 2012, 17:06
bond007 wrote:
Hi guys, I'm in a bit of a predicament here. I visited the school last year and loved it. Duke is my #1 choice however I got a 640 (q44,v33) on my Gmat and a 3.55 GPA in Business Management from a middle tier state School. I'm a Caucasian male entrepreneur from NYC with over 4 years of w/e. I was planning on possibly retaking the GMAT however I see that the Early Decision deadline is one month away and I feel like that would be my best chance as Duke will see I'm 100% committed to the program and they would also fill one of their entrepreneur slots early on. On the other hand If I had more time I could possibly raise my GMAT by 10-40 points and apply in round 1.

Any suggestions as to what I should do? Please feel free to PM me if you wish.

Thanks very much!

Also, I would take another stab at the gmat if you feel you can do better. A 640 will be tough to overcome, but it is doable. Good luck!
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  16 Aug 2012, 17:09
highwyre237 wrote:
bond007 wrote:
Hi guys, I'm in a bit of a predicament here. I visited the school last year and loved it. Duke is my #1 choice however I got a 640 (q44,v33) on my Gmat and a 3.55 GPA in Business Management from a middle tier state School. I'm a Caucasian male entrepreneur from NYC with over 4 years of w/e. I was planning on possibly retaking the GMAT however I see that the Early Decision deadline is one month away and I feel like that would be my best chance as Duke will see I'm 100% committed to the program and they would also fill one of their entrepreneur slots early on. On the other hand If I had more time I could possibly raise my GMAT by 10-40 points and apply in round 1.

Any suggestions as to what I should do? Please feel free to PM me if you wish.

Thanks very much!

Also, I would take another stab at the gmat if you feel you can do better. A 640 will be tough to overcome, but it is doable. Good luck!

Thanks, I did read that thread prior to posting in here. It was very helpful and glad that it worked out so well. I just wanted to get a feel for how badly the 640 will hurt me in the early decision round.
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GPA: 3.01
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Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 10

Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  17 Aug 2012, 18:23
I'm in the middle of filling out the leadership and community involvement section.
I served in several leadership positions in a organization during undergrad. Should I list and describe each position under it's own Activity?
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  18 Aug 2012, 06:33
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bond007 wrote:
Thanks, I did read that thread prior to posting in here. It was very helpful and glad that it worked out so well. I just wanted to get a feel for how badly the 640 will hurt me in the early decision round.

I don't think it's impossible with a 640 if you have good work experience. However, if your work experience/success is good enough to overcome a 640, applying EA will not give you that extra boost. For example, what round of funding were you able to obtain? What kind of exit did you have for your company?

Also, you need to consider what you want to do after b-school. If you are planning to go back to entreprenuership, a low GMAT will not matter what so ever. If you are considering going into an industry/function that cares about GMAT, then a 640 will not make the cut.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  21 Aug 2012, 09:40
asimov wrote:
bond007 wrote:
Thanks, I did read that thread prior to posting in here. It was very helpful and glad that it worked out so well. I just wanted to get a feel for how badly the 640 will hurt me in the early decision round.

I don't think it's impossible with a 640 if you have good work experience. However, if your work experience/success is good enough to overcome a 640, applying EA will not give you that extra boost. For example, what round of funding were you able to obtain? What kind of exit did you have for your company?

Also, you need to consider what you want to do after b-school. If you are planning to go back to entreprenuership, a low GMAT will not matter what so ever. If you are considering going into an industry/function that cares about GMAT, then a 640 will not make the cut.

I think my experience is pretty strong especially at my biz dev role, although for my start-up I was only able to raise angel funding and boot strapped the rest. Also there was no successful exit.
After B-school I'm looking to get into a funded startup or biz dev role as well.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  22 Aug 2012, 05:33
I'm interested in applying to Duke this year.
The EA deadline is 9/19. They also have a self-initiated on-campus interview beginning 9/10. Since the EA round's deadline is 9/19, this means a person who wants to apply in the EA round has only 8 to 9 days. This is too short.
Can someone who wants to apply in the EA round schedule a self-initiated interview after 9/19 but before 10/30 ? OR is it mandatory to schedule one before 9/19 deadline ?
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  22 Aug 2012, 16:38
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vylaj wrote:
I'm interested in applying to Duke this year.
The EA deadline is 9/19. They also have a self-initiated on-campus interview beginning 9/10. Since the EA round's deadline is 9/19, this means a person who wants to apply in the EA round has only 8 to 9 days. This is too short.
Can someone who wants to apply in the EA round schedule a self-initiated interview after 9/19 but before 10/30 ? OR is it mandatory to schedule one before 9/19 deadline ?

You can wait for the interview invitation.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  23 Aug 2012, 19:22
If you apply EA, does that mean that it is less likely for you to receive any scholarship?

The logic is if you are so committed to come to Duke, there is no reason to further incent you to do so.

In another word, if duke is your top choice and you are ready, would you apply in EA or round 1?

thanks
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  24 Aug 2012, 11:06
Expert's post
This is a very hard question to answer, since we are not in the decision rooms of the scholarship committee. I originally had your view that, if you do EA, you won’t get a scholarship. However, last year, some EA admits proved me wrong. I don’t know the percentage or dollar break-down of EA vs regular rounds, nor am I privy to the applicant quality. So it’s impossible to make a conclusive statement.

It is fair to say that applying EA will not exclude you from a scholarship.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  25 Aug 2012, 06:15
I have only heard of one person in our class who was accepted in the EA round and was offered a scholly, while there seems to be a much higher percentage of R1 applicants who received $. Then again, the R1 pool could have just been far stronger than the EA pool. With that said, it is certainly not impossible to get a scholly in the EA round. _________________ Application Profile: http://gmatclub.com/forum/2012-profiles-w-admit-dings-results-no-discussion-116595-20.html#p1009999 Application Story - The Third Quadrant Applicant: http://gmatclub.com/forum/the-third-quadrant-applicant-125929.html#p1027642 GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings Manager Joined: 31 Jul 2011 Posts: 62 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 3 Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] 25 Aug 2012, 06:23 threestripes wrote: I have only heard of one person in our class who was accepted in the EA round and was offered a scholly, while there seems to be a much higher percentage of R1 applicants who received$. Then again, the R1 pool could have just been far stronger than the EA pool. With that said, it is certainly not impossible to get a scholly in the EA round.

Thanks. Did you apply in R1? If I remember correctly, you did apply the year before, right?
If you are ready, how would you choose between EA and R1?
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  25 Aug 2012, 22:00
Do any of the current Fuqua students know when Prof. Will Mitchell will return? I understand that he has been teaching at Rotman for the last year or so.

Also, from what I understand applying in the EA window will hardly result in any scholarship offers. Like a poster mentioned above, there is no reason to give any scholarship to someone who has already committed to attend that school.

Having spoken to a few Fuqua alumni familiar with the process, R1 is the best window for scholarships. Furthermore, EA is mainly for folks who are really sure about attending the school and are not too worried about the $$. EA also gives weaker candidates an opportunity to really show enthusiasm for the school. For people with a more competitive profile, R1 makes more sense. Senior Manager Joined: 20 Dec 2010 Posts: 258 Schools: UNC Duke Kellogg Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 29 [0], given: 4 Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] 26 Aug 2012, 09:43 Fair point. I have spoken to a couple of Fuqua folks quite familiar with the process and was told that -- to their knowledge -- a couple of Duke Med students who applied in EA window got a full ride. There was also some$$ for US Vets in the EA. But other than that -- there wasn't a lot of $$in the EA. Of course small packages like 7500 would be made available. But in terms of substantial scholarships, there isn't much. Most likely, it is a combination of avg applicants and the logic behind giving$$ to those fully committed to attending the school.

navra wrote:
threestripes wrote:
I have only heard of one person in our class who was accepted in the EA round and was offered a scholly, while there seems to be a much higher percentage of R1 applicants who received $. Then again, the R1 pool could have just been far stronger than the EA pool. With that said, it is certainly not impossible to get a scholly in the EA round. I would assess the chances of being awarded a scholarship in EA based on the quality of one's application. If one has e.g. 750+ in GMAT, 3.8+ GPA from top school and so on, as well as good work experience, I find it hard to believe that the person would be omitted from$ based on the notion that he/she is too loyal to Fuqua as to apply in EA. So the only problem is, I guess, there are not many applicants with such profiles applying in EA to Fuqua So we end up guessing what is the policy
Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants   [#permalink] 26 Aug 2012, 09:43

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