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Calling all Duke Fuqua MBA Applicants: (2017 Intake) Class of 2019!!

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FROM Fuqua Student Blogs: Why Get an MBA?
Business school is not for the faint of heart.

This is no joke. Before matriculating, I had a fulfilling job, a fledgling small business I had just founded, a busy social life, and numerous volunteer commitments on my plate. And I wasn’t one-tenth as busy then as I am now.

The process to get into business school is designed to make sure that people who attend the program have a good idea of not just that they want to go, but why they want to go. This “why” is invaluable. I was 23 when I decided that I wanted to go, but 29 when I attended because I didn’t know the “why” well enough to articulate it.

Know Your “Why”
The average amount of work experience in the Daytime MBA program at Fuqua is around five years. An understated benefit in waiting that amount of time is that it gives you the opportunity to explore paths in your career to decide what you like and what you might not. For me, that was invaluable for the “why.” If I had tried to apply even a year before I did, I would’ve put together a much weaker application because I wouldn’t have understood the tools I wanted in my toolbox.

Personally, I came back to business school because linear regression models were not taught sequentially after Leo Tolstoy in my undergrad English Literature coursework. I discovered my career passion through a combination of mistakes, intuition, and luck. How do you sum up the guiding force of that process? So I sat in front of a blank computer screen, cursor blinking, and answered personal questions about what energized me about my work life, how I may have solved a terrible situation that I hadn’t created, but I had wanted to fix, and why certain things that had felt right for me were right.

My advice to anyone like me (passionate, but inarticulate): think about times in your career when you were incredibly happy. Why were you happy? What were you doing? Were you learning? Convincing people to adopt your idea? Managing people, seeing them grow and learn, working with a tight-knit team, or giddy because you had hit an estimate dead-on? Take time to dig deeply into why these situations felt good. Did they validate you? Scare and excite you? Humble you and show you a part of yourself you didn’t know?

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How to Find Your “Why”
I explored this reflexive process in the same way I studied for the GMAT. I woke up about an hour early every morning for a few months and went through a series of questions that would help me articulate it, while pulling stories from my past that displayed various aspects of it. It helped for the essays, sure, but 95 percent of the things I wrote down never made it in front of the admissions committee. They only wound up seeing the tip of the iceberg.

These unwritten motivations are most important for when you’ve begun an MBA program. When you’re juggling multiple commitments, all equally important and time-consuming, and you’re scaling down rest to focus on them because you’re going to wring the business school experience dry. Your “why” is your fuel when you need pushing and your nourishment when you’ve forgotten to eat because you’ve been so busy.

So spend a lot of time focusing on your “why.” Learn how to talk about it succinctly, at length, and in passing. Most importantly, let it power and guide you through two of the most intense, fun, challenging, rewarding, and humbling years of your life.

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I am attending a Duke Networking event tomorrow in LA. What should I expect?

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Good luck to all. I hope my dream will come true, and I will be Fuqua student

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FROM Fuqua Student Blogs: What You Can Learn from Case Competitions
As a student at Fuqua, I am privileged to have the opportunity to learn from amazing professors in the classroom and then apply that knowledge outside the classroom. I recently had the opportunity to further develop my marketing skills by representing Fuqua at the Elite Eight Brand Management Case Competition.

My journey started when the Marketing Club hosted an on-campus competition to allow teams to practice their casing skills. I formed a team (the “Marketing Mavens”) with four first-year sectionmates also interested in marketing so that we could all gain additional real-world experience together. We had a great time brainstorming and forming our marketing plan and presented the plan the following day. To all of our surprise, we won the internal Fuqua competition and were picked to move on to the Elite Eight competition in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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The “Marketing Mavens” had the chance to visit Target Field while in Minneapolis.
The five of us (Nicole Barefoot, Megan Margel, Tammy Lee, Kristi Conklin, and I) were so honored to represent Fuqua alongside some of the best marketing programs in the country. When we arrived in Minneapolis, we were tasked with creating a full marketing strategy for a new healthcare product hitting the market next year. As none of us had healthcare marketing experience, this was a big challenge for us. We had to learn all about the disease the product would address before creating the plan to market it.

Two long days later, after many cups of coffee, we were ready to present our plan. During the presentation, each of us brought something different to the table and our unique combination of skills allowed us to deliver a presentation and plan we were proud of. In the spirit of Team Fuqua, we also had a lot of fun, taking this learning opportunity to get to know each other better.

While we ultimately did not win the competition, we came away feeling like we had done our very best and represented Fuqua well. Case competitions are very valuable, as they provide an opportunity for students to apply their newly acquired MBA knowledge to a real company and gain realistic feedback on their performance. I know our team is grateful to have had the chance to represent Fuqua.

 

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Will all the Round 2 interview invites be rolled out on 2nd Feb or we can expect some of them one or two days earlier as well?

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Will all the Round 2 interview invites be rolled out on 2nd Feb or we can expect some of them one or two days earlier as well?


At the stroke of Midnight on 2nd feb.. :-D

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Will all the Round 2 interview invites be rolled out on 2nd Feb or we can expect some of them one or two days earlier as well?
Looking at Clear Admit, round 2 invites last year were sent out all at once at 5:30pm EST

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Fuqua R2 Guys,

Brace yourself! Another day and the interview invites will be rolled out. May the force be with you and I wish every interview invite here on the GMAT Club gets an admit.

Go Blue!

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Fuqua R2 Guys,

Brace yourself! Another day and the interview invites will be rolled out. May the force be with you and I wish every interview invite here on the GMAT Club gets an admit.

Go Blue!


Go Blue Devils! :) Good luck everyone!


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Fuqua R2 Guys,

Brace yourself! Another day and the interview invites will be rolled out. May the force be with you and I wish every interview invite here on the GMAT Club gets an admit.

Go Blue!


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