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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2012, 06:12
Hey I worked with a company for 2 years and then switched to a non profit and working there since last 2 years. For the reco ques "Describe the peer group" my recommender from previous company should write my exp as 2 yr or 4 yrs while comparing to peers
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2012, 13:11
Probably worked with for 2 and known for 4.

I know my recommender said she needed to write in years known, but said the peer group was other people of comparable experience at the company ie the other PMs.

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Hey I worked with a company for 2 years and then switched to a non profit and working there since last 2 years. For the reco ques "Describe the peer group" my recommender from previous company should write my exp as 2 yr or 4 yrs while comparing to peers


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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2012, 14:07
These short answer questions... 250 Characters in no way equals 50 words... that would mean your words would average 4 letters each(with a space after it)... Having to shrink my post MBA goals to 250 characters makes me want to use a few 4 letter words...


Also, did everybody use 1.5 line spacing for their 25 random list, or do you think single spacing is alright?
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2012, 18:16
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These short answer questions... 250 Characters in no way equals 50 words... that would mean your words would average 4 letters each(with a space after it)... Having to shrink my post MBA goals to 250 characters makes me want to use a few 4 letter words...


Also, did everybody use 1.5 line spacing for their 25 random list, or do you think single spacing is alright?

I used 1.5 spacing for everything. Isn't that what the instructions say or am I imagining things? (very possible)
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2012, 18:26
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These short answer questions... 250 Characters in no way equals 50 words... that would mean your words would average 4 letters each(with a space after it)... Having to shrink my post MBA goals to 250 characters makes me want to use a few 4 letter words...


Also, did everybody use 1.5 line spacing for their 25 random list, or do you think single spacing is alright?

I used 1.5 spacing for everything. Isn't that what the instructions say or am I imagining things? (very possible)


The directions for essay 1:
Please present your response in list form, numbered 1 to 25. Some points may be only a few words, while others may be longer. Your complete list should not exceed 2 pages, with a font size no less than 10-point.

For Essay 2:
Your response to this essay question should be no more than 2 pages in length, with a font size no less than 10-point. Please respond fully and concisely using 1.5 line spacing.

So, it doesn't say specifically which line format to use... But I guess I'm better off assuming they'd rather see 1.5 for everything. Ok, I am officially done filling this thread with silly questions about this app. Thanks for the help!
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2012, 18:44
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These short answer questions... 250 Characters in no way equals 50 words... that would mean your words would average 4 letters each(with a space after it)... Having to shrink my post MBA goals to 250 characters makes me want to use a few 4 letter words...


Also, did everybody use 1.5 line spacing for their 25 random list, or do you think single spacing is alright?

I used 1.5 spacing for everything. Isn't that what the instructions say or am I imagining things? (very possible)


The directions for essay 1:
Please present your response in list form, numbered 1 to 25. Some points may be only a few words, while others may be longer. Your complete list should not exceed 2 pages, with a font size no less than 10-point.

For Essay 2:
Your response to this essay question should be no more than 2 pages in length, with a font size no less than 10-point. Please respond fully and concisely using 1.5 line spacing.

So, it doesn't say specifically which line format to use... But I guess I'm better off assuming they'd rather see 1.5 for everything. Ok, I am officially done filling this thread with silly questions about this app. Thanks for the help!

This is what I have listed as the overarching directions for all questions:

• Three short answer questions and two essays are required for all applicants.
• Responses should use 1.5 line spacing and a font size no smaller than 10-point.
• Responses must be completed before submitting your application.
• Prepare your responses carefully. The Admissions Committee considers your answers important in the selection process.

I wouldn't have that on my master file unless it came from the Fuqua website itself (although I'm not quite sure which part). HTH!
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2012, 23:44
Guys are you restating the essay question in some form (even in summary) at the beginning of the essay?
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2012, 07:02
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Guys are you restating the essay question in some form (even in summary) at the beginning of the essay?


Don't do this.. you wouldn't want to waste precious essay space to repeat the question. Plus, it's better to be creative than to just open with a summary of the question.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2012, 09:34
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Guys are you restating the essay question in some form (even in summary) at the beginning of the essay?


Don't do this.. you wouldn't want to waste precious essay space to repeat the question. Plus, it's better to be creative than to just open with a summary of the question.


hmm i guess i would agree with you. Additionally, the question types are so unique that even if one shuffles the papers one can easily figure match the sheet to its question. Was just wondering if it was customary to restate the question since most other top schools explicitly ask to do so.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2012, 09:53
Also can anyone confirm if the below stated are indeed the recommendation questions for Fuqua?

• Comment on the applicant's interpersonal skills (effectiveness in establishing and maintaining relationships; working with supervisors, peers, and subordinates; willingness to work in a team environment).
• Description of applicant's peer group.
• What do you consider the applicant's primary talents or strengths?
• In what areas does the applicant need improvement or growth? If you have had the opportunity to provide the applicant with constructive feedback, please provide specific examples of the feedback and the applicant's response to it.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2012, 10:28
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Also can anyone confirm if the below stated are indeed the recommendation questions for Fuqua?
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These are the recommendation questions that I have:
• Please describe the peer group to which you are comparing the applicant.
• Comment on the applicant's interpersonal skills (effectiveness in establishing and maintaining relationships; working with peers, supervisors, and subordinates; willingness to work in a team environment).
• What do you consider the applicant's three primary talents or strengths? Please provide examples, if relevant.
• In what areas does the applicant need improvement or growth? If you have had the opportunity to provide the applicant with constructive feedback, please provide specific examples of the feedback and the applicant's response to it.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2012, 14:07
Submitted for R1. Good luck, everyone! :)
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2012, 15:11
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These short answer questions... 250 Characters in no way equals 50 words... that would mean your words would average 4 letters each(with a space after it)... Having to shrink my post MBA goals to 250 characters makes me want to use a few 4 letter words...


Also, did everybody use 1.5 line spacing for their 25 random list, or do you think single spacing is alright?

I used 1.5 spacing for everything. Isn't that what the instructions say or am I imagining things? (very possible)


The directions for essay 1:
Please present your response in list form, numbered 1 to 25. Some points may be only a few words, while others may be longer. Your complete list should not exceed 2 pages, with a font size no less than 10-point.

For Essay 2:
Your response to this essay question should be no more than 2 pages in length, with a font size no less than 10-point. Please respond fully and concisely using 1.5 line spacing.

So, it doesn't say specifically which line format to use... But I guess I'm better off assuming they'd rather see 1.5 for everything. Ok, I am officially done filling this thread with silly questions about this app. Thanks for the help!


Is it just me or is there no indication from Duke's instructions about line spacing for Essay 1? I'm afraid I didn't use 1.5 spacing for it (the standard 1.0 spacing). Using 1.5 spacing would definitely put me over 2 pages. Anyone else feel that 1.0 spacing is fine for the 25 things?

(and for what it's worth, I have a full line break between each bullet point on the list)
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2012, 15:15
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Is it just me or is there no indication from Duke's instructions about line spacing for Essay 1? I'm afraid I didn't use 1.5 spacing for it (the standard 1.0 spacing). Using 1.5 spacing would definitely put me over 2 pages. Anyone else feel that 1.0 spacing is fine for the 25 things?

(and for what it's worth, I have a full line break between each bullet point on the list)

What I quoted is located here:
http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/programs/duke ... y_daytime/
Make sure to click "Application Instructions" and then "Essays" to see the above instructions.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2012, 15:18
Wow :| Okay thanks for that link kingfalcon. Looks I might have some editing to do.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2012, 17:48
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vibhav wrote:
Also can anyone confirm if the below stated are indeed the recommendation questions for Fuqua?
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These are the recommendation questions that I have:


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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2012, 18:12
a quick check with you guys. Do we need to Sign the section about "Early Action" even if we do not check the EA box ? I know EA has passed, so wondering why that box is still in the application.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2012, 18:20
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a quick check with you guys. Do we need to Sign the section about "Early Action" even if we do not check the EA box ? I know EA has passed, so wondering why that box is still in the application.


One more question: I've passed CFA Level 1 and Level 2. Inside application form, do I select CFA as accredition (Right now I have not chosen it because I've not attained the designation), but do we choose it to indicate to the adcom that it is under progress ?

P.S. I've noted my CFA status in my resume, and one of the essays.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2012, 19:06
Is the Fuqua Flex Term still an option at Fuqua? Saw it in an older year book but is missing in the current one.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2012, 20:01
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a quick check with you guys. Do we need to Sign the section about "Early Action" even if we do not check the EA box ? I know EA has passed, so wondering why that box is still in the application.


One more question: I've passed CFA Level 1 and Level 2. Inside application form, do I select CFA as accredition (Right now I have not chosen it because I've not attained the designation), but do we choose it to indicate to the adcom that it is under progress ?

P.S. I've noted my CFA status in my resume, and one of the essays.


I submitted my application with no problems without signing the EA page. If any part of your application is incomplete, there should be a reminder when you check your application

If you mentioned the expected date of attaining CFA (e.g. before matriculation, etc) in your essay, that should be good imo. A one liner in the optional essay would be good too. I You don't want to check the box since it should be for those who already received accreditation.
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