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# Calling all Duke (Fuqua) Fall 2009 applicants!

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15 Sep 2008, 09:53
Is anybody tuning in for the "WorldCast"?

~Sam
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15 Sep 2008, 10:04
sam77sam7 wrote:
Is anybody tuning in for the "WorldCast"?

~Sam

Yup I am
I'm already kinda wishing that they'd skip the dancing and get straight to the announcement - I hope it comes soon!

they have a beatles cover band. not kidding.
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15 Sep 2008, 11:16
So? Reactions?

It sounds a little like Fuqua is trying to become a school for leadership writ broadly, not simply for future bankers/consultants. Just a shot.
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21 Sep 2008, 11:49
Can anyone help me?

I have a reasonable amount of community service in a not for profit org.How can I spin that my community service experience will enable me to contribute to my peers at b-school?

Thanks
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21 Sep 2008, 12:19
I am using more abstract language from my experiences on what i can contribute. rather than focus on my professional experience, where i think the contributions i can make are more obvious, im describing more of my qualities, demonstrated by several accomplishments, which i can contribute to my fuqua peers.

maybe i am way wrong on doing this. but i didnt want to focus on my 'skills' persay. i wanted to focus on my 'attitude' and 'personal qualities'.
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22 Sep 2008, 04:54
Anyone going to the Wash DC info session Wednesday night? I would like to go but I have class.
Remember it's at the University Club, so men must wear jackets and no denim allowed
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22 Sep 2008, 16:55
Has anyone started Fuqua application? How do you send the transcripts?
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23 Sep 2008, 08:38
There is a place to upload the transcripts under the Educational Background section.
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27 Sep 2008, 20:59
Is there a GPA system at Fuqua?
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30 Sep 2008, 19:01
SV6 wrote:
For Duke's Essay 4, are we supposed to talk about only (health and security matters, environmental impact questions, and diversity and cultural concerns) issues mentioned in the question?

I think that question is VERY open ended. The examples given are just that, examples.

How I took the question was as follows: "Leaders of impact deals with problems that are bigger than just business. They deal with problems that have impact in areas such as security, health, etc, etc. What will YOU do as a leader of impact that extends beyond just business?"

In other words, it's an extension of your post-MBA career goals. You say you want to be a consultant? Well, why? What do you want to accomplish as a consultant? What are you passionate about?

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30 Sep 2008, 19:33
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In other words, it's an extension of your post-MBA career goals. You say you want to be a consultant? Well, why? What do you want to accomplish as a consultant? What are you passionate about

But isn't that going to repeat the goals essay?
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30 Sep 2008, 23:57
Hi AAU

Can you elaborate on Duke's 6week term program? So in 6 weeks, you take midterms and finals and get done with a course?? How many classes to people take and how long are each class? It sounds like Duke's gonna make people study 24/7.
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01 Oct 2008, 03:35
SV6 wrote:
refurb wrote:
In other words, it's an extension of your post-MBA career goals. You say you want to be a consultant? Well, why? What do you want to accomplish as a consultant? What are you passionate about

But isn't that going to repeat the goals essay?

It shouldn't.

Let me give you an example. My goals essay said I wanted to become an "x". My leader of consequence essay focused on a major problem in my industry that I wanted to solve.

No overlap at all.

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01 Oct 2008, 04:30
thanks refurb..
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01 Oct 2008, 06:36
I'm talking about how I'll be a "LOC" in various different settings (my org, community, field in general) and what impact I want to have in each one.
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01 Oct 2008, 09:30
How important is visiting the campus/viewing a class to Duke? I'd like to go but don't know if I'll be able to get the vacation day....thoughts?
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01 Oct 2008, 13:46
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How important is visiting the campus/viewing a class to Duke? I'd like to go but don't know if I'll be able to get the vacation day....thoughts?

Considering Duke has self-initiated interviews, I'd say it's very important to visit the campus.

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01 Oct 2008, 16:01
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ac8706 wrote:
How important is visiting the campus/viewing a class to Duke? I'd like to go but don't know if I'll be able to get the vacation day....thoughts?

Considering Duke has self-initiated interviews, I'd say it's very important to visit the campus.

RF

drat i thought you could do those w/ alums. I'll double check the website...

cheers,
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01 Oct 2008, 16:30
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drat i thought you could do those w/ alums. I'll double check the website...

cheers,
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From the website:

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If you cannot come to campus to interview, and you live on the West Coast or outside of the United States, you may request an alumni interview. Alumni interviews are by invitation.

It seems to me that Duke takes the interviews about as seriously as Tuck.

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01 Oct 2008, 16:36
But does it matter whether you schedule the interview before submitting the app or after submitting?
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