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Got 'Not Invited'. So there are three states? Invited, not invited and denied? All the best everyone!


Ohh three? I got a 'Not Invited'


Should only be 2 options: invited (to interview) and Not Invited.

General basis is Not Invited = decline/ding

I made a diagram a few years back about the process but there should also be something explaining it on their admissions blog


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Declined.
Don't know what went wrong.
Does duke give feedback to candidates who get declined?


Sorry about that, what were your stats and type of undergrad?


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Declined.
Don't know what went wrong.
Does duke give feedback to candidates who get declined?


Sorry about that, what were your stats and type of undergrad?


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certainly seems like a very strong profile - might even be too good for duke, except gmat can be better. what were your career goals? i'm happy to review your app and provide some feedback if you like. pm me.
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Declined.
Don't know what went wrong.
Does duke give feedback to candidates who get declined?


Sorry about that, what were your stats and type of undergrad?


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certainly seems like a very strong profile - might even be too good for duke, except gmat can be better. what were your career goals? i'm happy to review your app and provide some feedback if you like. pm me.
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Indian male. Invited. GMAT: 750. 4 yrs of work-ex. Trust me, though. That's not what matters. Essays matter.
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Someone informed me that the November 10, i.e today's interview invitations are sent only for hub locations. How true is it?


Don't think so... Europe here, got invited today....


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jogi159 wrote:
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Declined.
Don't know what went wrong.
Does duke give feedback to candidates who get declined?


Sorry about that, what were your stats and type of undergrad?


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certainly seems like a very strong profile - might even be too good for duke, except gmat can be better. what were your career goals? i'm happy to review your app and provide some feedback if you like. pm me.

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Hello Guys,
I got the invited for interview. It will be with an alumni. Thats all I know as of now.

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I applied in round 1 and has not received any notification yet. Does that mean rejection?

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I applied in round 1 and has not received any notification yet. Does that mean rejection?



Did you self initiate your interview ?

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I applied in round 1 and has not received any notification yet. Does that mean rejection?



Did you self initiate your interview ?


Nopes. Checked my application status as well. It is still showing submitted. :cry:

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I applied in round 1 and has not received any notification yet. Does that mean rejection?



Did you self initiate your interview ?


Nopes. Checked my application status as well. It is still showing submitted. :cry:


My friends who self initiated their interviews and applied in R1 are awaiting results.You should email the adcom.

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EA Admit here. Dont lose hope. I was rejected without interview at first, and then they had another subcommittee decision and decided to interview me just 7 days before the result declaration date. :)

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Is the interview in Durham, NC going to be with an admissions officer, alumni, or a current student? If current student, will it be 1st or 2nd year?

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Not invited and also not very surprised by the decision. I was definitely rounding out the bottom 80% range in academics. Hoped to leverage my professional experience and some solid essays. Either way, good luck and a HUGE congratulations to everyone who got invited. Remember, just be yourselves. Fuqua has already shown interest in you, all that's left is to close the deal. Good luck!

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Not invited and also not very surprised by the decision. I was definitely rounding out the bottom 80% range in academics. Hoped to leverage my professional experience and some solid essays. Either way, good luck and a HUGE congratulations to everyone who got invited. Remember, just be yourselves. Fuqua has already shown interest in you, all that's left is to close the deal. Good luck!



Sorry to hear and those are very kind words. Consider reapplying if you think Duke is right for you? I was in your shoes last year- same GMAT score, ding without interview, felt I had strong essays and academic record but I knew my GMAT was on the low end. After visiting Fuqua, I felt it was right for me and decided to wait a year to reapply rather than go elsewhere. I pulled my GMAT up slightly this year and was invited to interview. I know several current students who were admitted as reapplicants. Reapplying shows commitment and dedication, and I think Fuqua values reapplicants for these reasons more so than other schools perhaps. It may seem like a long time to wait, but you can only do your MBA once, right 8-) ? Anyhow, just figured I'd share my reapplicant story because I've been in your shoes and I know how it feels. Good luck with your other ap's (and thanks for your service, BTW).

To an earlier question--- interviews are with 2nd year students.

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FROM Fuqua Student Blogs: Investing In My Journey
On my thirteenth birthday, my dad gave me a thin manila envelope. I knew instantly this was not the Gameboy I was hoping for. However, I did not realize that this gift of a thin piece of paper saying I was the owner of 100 shares of stock in a restaurant I never heard of would show me a path that would shape my journey into investing.

Starting My Journey
Pre-Fuqua, I started off my career as an equity trader for a hedge fund in San Francisco before transitioning to an equity analyst position. I was a generalist analyst at a value fund where I focused on researching opportunities across a variety of sectors to buy and sell.

My days were spent reading, working on financial models, going to conferences, and talking with other analysts. Since then, I gained experience working on the private side of investing by working with startups and a venture capital internship, as well as continued with equity research for a family office while in school.

Moving Towards an MBA
I decided to get an MBA for a few different reasons:

  • I knew I wanted to expand my horizons and going to business school would allow me to explore other investing-related roles.
  • I also wanted to expand my skill set as well as my leadership opportunities. Pre-Fuqua, I have only worked with small teams and I knew my long-term goal was to lead a company.
  • Lastly, I wanted to build my network and I knew going to a great program would be a tremendous opportunity to form connections with my fellow classmates as well as alumni.
Friendly Fuquans Along the Way
When I was first deciding about Fuqua, I was fairly analytical with my approach. I knew I wanted to be at a place with great teachers, but also great programs that met my interests. While I do continue to love investing, I have always had a strong interest in startups, and I wanted to find a place where I can learn more about this area while at the same time maintaining my investing perspective.

Then I started talking with alumni as well as current students through the Fuqua Buddy program, and the type of person the program attracted definitely appealed to me. I don’t know how best to describe it, but the Fuqua people I came into contact with felt like good people. They were incredibly nice and helpful, and it felt genuine. It didn’t feel like things were forced and they were truly happy to be part of the program.

The Adventure Continues
I am now starting my second year at Fuqua, and I’m thankful that I have had the opportunity to take classes from incredible professors such as John Graham, Bill Mayew, and John Buley among others.

I have also learned more about startups through events at Duke’s Bullpen and through Fuqua’s Mentored Study Program, where I am currently interning at a venture capital fund-of-funds that also does direct investments.

My skill set with investing has also improved through stock pitch competitions where my team won the internal competition and was a finalist at the University of North Carolina’s Alpha Challenge, as well as through my summer internship as a credit research associate with Vanguard.

I am currently co-president of the Asset Management Club, and while the group of students interested in equity research is on the small side at Fuqua, we’re a close-knit group.

My first year of school was an incredible learning experience from not just the technical side, but also through personal growth. I am looking forward to continue accomplishing my goals in my second year and strengthening the friendships I have made.

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