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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2012, 16:46
Hello fellow EA admits -

Just want to check in and see if anyone has received a merit scholarship along with their official acceptance letter.

Best of luck to everyone!
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2012, 17:14
bond007 wrote:
guys, I did an official visit to Fuqua last year however decided not to apply to mba programs until this year. I applied in R1 and was wondering whether I should schedule another visit? would it be wise to set up a meeting with someone from the adcomm so they can put a face to an app or should I be ok with just my previous visit?

I don't think you need to visit them again. If you got the application fee reduction based on your visit when you first set up your online account, that means adcomm has verified and know about your visit. Furthermore, if you've clearly articulated 'Why Fuqua?' in your essay and/or interview with or without explicitly mentioning your visit - assuming your answer forms a logical link to your career goals - then it should be fine.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2012, 17:23
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Hi marystars, good luck on your application. I know it's always difficult to seat back and wait. You have to have faith in your application. I would not recommend contacting AdCom during this period. From a logistics stand point, the AdCom does not have that much bandwidth to field all the updates. I would only update AdCom with significant changes (a promotion, classes that address your academic weakness) if you were waitlisted. Your job situation would be a good update, but I would wait until you have some more experience (maybe after R2 decision in the Spring) under your belt to update them (if waitlisted).


Hi Asimov, thank you very much for your great advice.
In fact, I am concern about my application due to my bad toefl scores(didn't reach 100). I will retake the test late this month but I am not sure if it is meaningful or helpful to this application...
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2012, 18:18
hi all, do you know when Duke starts interview calls for R1 applicants?
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hi all, do you know when Duke starts interview calls for R1 applicants?


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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2012, 21:31
Hey Everyone,

Does anyone know if applying to the HSM program lessens your chances of admittance?
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2012, 02:29
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Does anyone know if applying to the HSM program lessens your chances of admittance?


interesting question. I was contemplating the same thing when I started my application.

My views:
No it does not.

Why?

I'm not 100% sure if HSM class composition is viewed agnostic of Duke's class profile (it is most probably not).
Even if I assume it is: the class will definitely be tough to get in and there will be a lot of people with stellar (healthcare) profiles who will be vying to get an admit - just because Duke's HSM is one of the best in healthcare business. But, not applying to HSM would raise eyebrows for sure. Because if your post MBA goal is something to do with healthcare, why would you not take up HSM? It will just sound as if you have not researched enough on Duke.

And why would anyone not want to take advantage of an awesome course, which is probably the best in the world. I'm sure it will add a new dimension to your thinking if you are planning to go in the healthcare industry post MBA. And if you are not going to be in the healthcare industry, HSM anyways does not make much sense for you.

makes sense?
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2012, 06:47
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Hey Everyone,

Does anyone know if applying to the HSM program lessens your chances of admittance?


Hey, I'm applying for the HSM as well, I actually asked the student interviewer that when I visited campus - she told me that if my goals and background suite the HSM program, absolutely not, its favorably viewed that I have the relevant background and can display that the degree ties in suitably with my future aspirations.

If I don't have a strong reason for pursuing it (btw Duke is less concerned about my past than, say, Wharton/Haas that have very good dual healthcare management programs but want you to have past relevant experience), such as a focused goal that is well articulated in your essays, then of course it will not be weighed favorably.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2012, 11:27
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beehagit wrote:
Hey Everyone,

Does anyone know if applying to the HSM program lessens your chances of admittance?


Hey, I'm applying for the HSM as well, I actually asked the student interviewer that when I visited campus - she told me that if my goals and background suite the HSM program, absolutely not, its favorably viewed that I have the relevant background and can display that the degree ties in suitably with my future aspirations.

If I don't have a strong reason for pursuing it (btw Duke is less concerned about my past than, say, Wharton/Haas that have very good dual healthcare management programs but want you to have past relevant experience), such as a focused goal that is well articulated in your essays, then of course it will not be weighed favorably.

Hope that helps.


Just a heads up, Duke doesn't have an MPH program. You receive an HSM certificate along with the MBA, not a dual degree. HSM is more healthcare business not public health, although you certainly can find classes that cover this material or get an MPH at UNC.

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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2012, 11:39
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Aximili85 wrote:
beehagit wrote:
Hey Everyone,

Does anyone know if applying to the HSM program lessens your chances of admittance?


Hey, I'm applying for the HSM as well, I actually asked the student interviewer that when I visited campus - she told me that if my goals and background suite the HSM program, absolutely not, its favorably viewed that I have the relevant background and can display that the degree ties in suitably with my future aspirations.
....................

Just a heads up, Duke doesn't have an MPH program. You receive an HSM certificate along with the MBA, not a dual degree. HSM is more healthcare business not public health, although you certainly can find classes that cover this material or get an MPH at UNC.

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Definitely, I've just picked the top 3 according to their healthcare offerings be it dual degrees or additional MPH certificates etc.

PS - just got the rejection letter from Wharton <sigh>
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2012, 13:44
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beehagit wrote:
Hey Everyone,

Does anyone know if applying to the HSM program lessens your chances of admittance?


interesting question. I was contemplating the same thing when I started my application.

My views:
No it does not.

Why?

I'm not 100% sure if HSM class composition is viewed agnostic of Duke's class profile (it is most probably not).
Even if I assume it is: the class will definitely be tough to get in and there will be a lot of people with stellar (healthcare) profiles who will be vying to get an admit - just because Duke's HSM is one of the best in healthcare business. But, not applying to HSM would raise eyebrows for sure. Because if your post MBA goal is something to do with healthcare, why would you not take up HSM? It will just sound as if you have not researched enough on Duke.

And why would anyone not want to take advantage of an awesome course, which is probably the best in the world. I'm sure it will add a new dimension to your thinking if you are planning to go in the healthcare industry post MBA. And if you are not going to be in the healthcare industry, HSM anyways does not make much sense for you.

makes sense?



Since my future goals relate to Pharma, the HSM program did seem ideal for my situation. My work experience since college does not relate to healthcare, though, but I did my best to weave a career story that emphasized healthcare throughout. I guess we shall see!
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2012, 14:21
HSM is an awesome program, and I doubt it would be viewed as a negative to your application, especially with healthcare interests. As long as you explicitly talk about it in your Why Fuqua? essay and why the redirect into the field, I cannot see it being a negative whatsoever.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2012, 06:33
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Since my future goals relate to Pharma, the HSM program did seem ideal for my situation. My work experience since college does not relate to healthcare, though, but I did my best to weave a career story that emphasized healthcare throughout. I guess we shall see!

If your future career goal is to work for Pharma, definitely do HSM. It will not lower your admittance chance. In fact, if you put that your end goal is in Pharma, and you don't check the HSM box, I would question your authenticity.

Being in HSM will give you the credibility when you apply for internship/job as well. From my observation of healthcare recruiting, companies prefer candidates who either have healthcare background, or a strong interest and knowledge in the field. HSM will provide you with the latter, since you don't have the former.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2012, 10:57
Hey Guys,

I didn't get any conformation mail from Fuqua regarding the receipt of all the documents. All those who applied for Round 1 received the conformation??
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2012, 14:05
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Hey Guys,

I didn't get any conformation mail from Fuqua regarding the receipt of all the documents. All those who applied for Round 1 received the conformation??


I did not get a confirmation of receipt of the documents beyond the automatic acknowledgement that my application was received and the fee was paid. I did, however, receive an email saying that my application was under review -- I assume/hope that means all my associated documents are in too!

For those counting, I applied the day before the deadline.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2012, 17:40
sudhanshumalani wrote:
Hey Guys,

I didn't get any conformation mail from Fuqua regarding the receipt of all the documents. All those who applied for Round 1 received the conformation??


I'd check the online status, and see what it says. If it says your materials are under review, then you're okay.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2012, 22:26
aerien wrote:
sudhanshumalani wrote:
Hey Guys,

I didn't get any conformation mail from Fuqua regarding the receipt of all the documents. All those who applied for Round 1 received the conformation??


I did not get a confirmation of receipt of the documents beyond the automatic acknowledgement that my application was received and the fee was paid. I did, however, receive an email saying that my application was under review -- I assume/hope that means all my associated documents are in too!

For those counting, I applied the day before the deadline.


Hi. I got the electronic mail the day I submitted my application. But I didn't get any mail saying my application is under review.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2012, 18:08
Hey,

Have any of the R1 applicants received any email from Duke apart from the one which says:

"Thank you for submitting an application to The Duke MBA at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. This e-mail serves as a confirmation that your application is ready to proceed to the evaluation stage."

Also, what is your submission status on the online app portal. Mine still says Submitted.

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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2012, 07:08
My application was submitted for round 1. I also interviewed at Fuqua prior to this during the open interview season. Given that, I suspect I won't hear anything until decision day. There aren't any other notifications prior to that are there?
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2012, 08:38
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My application was submitted for round 1. I also interviewed at Fuqua prior to this during the open interview season. Given that, I suspect I won't hear anything until decision day. There aren't any other notifications prior to that are there?


Same boat, I think it's just a loooong wait!
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