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The issue I have with the networking if you go to Haas lies in recruiting, not so much having that Haas network with you on the east coast after graduation. For starters, most of Haas' recruiting probably happens from bay area/west coast firms. Like at any other B-school, when a company doesn't come to campus, you reach out to alumni working at the companies you're interested in...but the problem here is there probably aren't a lot of Haas alum to reach out to in the mid-atlantic region to aid you in your off campus recruiting. In terms of career treks, I know a lot of east coast schools make trips out west for those interested in tech/enterainment, etc, but given Haas high placement in the Bay, I'd imagine it'd be a lot tougher to find a group of students at Haas targeting the mid-atlantic region.

I would see if you could twist Duke's arm saying you have a full-ride at Haas but really want to go to Fuqua. Normally I consider Haas to be a cut above Duke, but most people don't go to Haas aiming for mid-atlantic placement.
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Re: Haas (Berkeley) with  or Fuqua (Duke) with $$??? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 25 Mar 2013, 06:19 Thanks for the advice. I will certainly make Fuqua aware of my situation and see how they respond. I will also see if Haas can put me in touch with any DC area alumni or give me a real idea of their true reach in the region and any potential for a DC trek. Maybe I can get some of the haas Ugrads involved as well to hit a larger number. I have also seen Haas rank slightly higher than Duke, but I think it is a very marginal difference. Maybe others feel strongly one way or the other. If Duke stepped up, this wouldn't be an issue at all, but not sure how often schools do this. I also have$$$from UNC but have sized down the decision to Fuqua and Haas. Any other thoughts out there? Intern Joined: 04 Jan 2012 Posts: 23 Location: United States WE: Information Technology (Computer Software) Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 7 Re: Haas (Berkeley) with  or Fuqua (Duke) with $$??? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 25 Mar 2013, 06:57 EUMD315 wrote: Thanks for the advice. I will certainly make Fuqua aware of my situation and see how they respond. I will also see if Haas can put me in touch with any DC area alumni or give me a real idea of their true reach in the region and any potential for a DC trek. Maybe I can get some of the haas Ugrads involved as well to hit a larger number. I have also seen Haas rank slightly higher than Duke, but I think it is a very marginal difference. Maybe others feel strongly one way or the other. If Duke stepped up, this wouldn't be an issue at all, but not sure how often schools do this. I also have$$$ from UNC but have sized down the decision to Fuqua and Haas.

Any other thoughts out there?

Congrats on your scholarships! Try to get a sweetened deal from Duke. Duke definitely has a bigger network in the region. Else, I won't hesitate to go with Haas. I am very sure you can get a LD gig right out of Haas - in Mid-Atlantic. With a partner and some loan burden already, Haas seems to be a more prudent choice. Good luck with your decision. You can't go wrong with either of these schools.
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29 Mar 2013, 11:27
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Update: Duke showed the love! They have upped the offer to a full-tuition fellowship. They actually have a formal process for this type of thing and a little additional networking helped as well. Thanks for the advice, I almost didn't bother asking Duke to match, but glad I did. I feel great about the school and network. I now have a HBS WL lingering (which sucks) but I feel great about Fuqua and I won't bankrupt the family.

great news that!

good luck with the decision now.
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