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

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Hey everyone, just a quick question about the Fuqua interview (long time reader - this site has been fantastic for my MBA journey). I was lucky enough to be invited for an interview (on-campus) but I'm uncertain as to what to wear. While the invite said business casual, I would think that a suit with a tie would be the best case. I don't think that this would happen but would the admissions look down on me not following their rules for wearing business casual? What has been the break down of business casual/formal for those of you who have interviewed on campus? Sorry for the long post.


I vote you wear a suit and tie. I went business casual and felt underdressed in the waiting area :oops:

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RESIST. The people who wear suit and tie when the invite says business casual are the same people who stand in front of a boarding gate before their group is called. In other words people who think they're gaining an incremental edge, when in fact everybody is taking the same plane.

In other news, I am currently traveling to Durham and left my tie at home if anyone wants to bring an extra one for me.


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Seriously wear a tie and a suit..talking from experience

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[quote="marmelade"]Seriously wear a tie and a suit..


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Definitely wear a suit and tie - all males were wearing a suit and tie while I was there. You don't have to dress like a banker (i.e., no black pinstripe suit) but at least wear a dark gray one or something similar.

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FrequentFlyer, how did your interview go?

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FrequentFlyer, how did your interview go?


Interviewed during Round 1, it went well. Currently waitlisted...crossing my fingers for Round 2 decision notification.

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Keeping fingers crossed for you!!

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FROM Fuqua Student Blogs: How to Tell Your Company You’re Going Back to School
When I was a college undergraduate, I landed a summer internship in the art department of an international magazine. I was in a new city with no friends and no family, but I knew it was a great opportunity and I knew my manager was going to be awesome. She really was awesome—she took me to lunch, answered all of my silly first-job questions, and helped me get set up with IT after everyone else had left the office.

Three days into my internship, she quit. She had been accepted to business school (five months earlier) and was now giving the company just two weeks notice before she took the summer to relax before starting school. I was left with no manager, no project, and no idea what to do. That’s when I promised myself that if I ever went to grad school, I would handle it differently.

When I decided to quit my job to pursue an MBA full time, I handled things differently. But, how you approach this conversation about going back to school depends largely on your work dynamic.

Considerations for When to Tell Your Employer
  • Who wrote your application recommendations? If it was a manager, then they have a good idea of when you will make a decision.
  • How long will it take to find and train your replacement? If you’re in a niche field, your manager will likely appreciate more notice.
  • Does your manager have an MBA? If so, he or she will likely support your decision and can probably advise you on how to break the news to the rest of the company.
  • How have your colleagues resigned? Regardless of the reason, what is the precedent at your company?
  • How much time will you take in between your current job and business school? If you’re planning to take months off, what sort of courtesy would your company expect?
Tips for How to Tell Your Employer
  • Start with what you liked about your job: I’ve really enjoyed my leadership role at this company.
  • Then, what you’re hoping to get from an MBA: But I want to develop my quantitative skills so that I can transition into a more strategic function.
  • Follow with the action: I am planning to attend The Fuqua School of Business in the fall, which means I will leaving the company in June.
  • Tell them why you’re telling them now: I have appreciated your mentorship and support, so I wanted to tell you this now and give you plenty of time to fill my position.
  • Offer to help train your replacement: I hope that I will be able to overlap with the new hire so that I can help train him or her and make this a smooth transition for everyone.
  • And please, have this conversation in person if possible.
In my case, my manager (who was also an MBA) wrote my recommendations and knew what I was planning well ahead of time. Because we had that conversation early, it made the transition much smoother. I hired my replacement in January and helped him get settled in for a few months. Then, I worked remotely for the summer, slowly phasing myself out. I know my company appreciated the honesty and open communication and I left with all of those relationships intact.

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Congrats to those interviewing/have already interviewed.

Is it known if they do in fact invite applicants later in the round after invitation day? The website mentioned this is possible but now that it's less than two weeks until decision day should I expect anything other than a ding?

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Congrats to those interviewing/have already interviewed.

Is it known if they do in fact invite applicants later in the round after invitation day? The website mentioned this is possible but now that it's less than two weeks until decision day should I expect anything other than a ding?



The interview period ended on 25th Feb. After that date, i think it is unlikely for someone to get an invitation.

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A little late back but should be helpful for The R3 group.
Unless you're targeting IB/PE after bschool, you don't need to wear a suit AND tie to this interview. Current 2nd years are conducting these interviews, and my interviewer did not wear a suit and tie.

Coming from consulting and planning to switch into product management/marketing, and I wore a suit without a tie. There were maybe 4 out of the 15+ other guys I met who were in a suit and tie for their interview.

Bottom line-- business casual is fine. Wear what you're comfortable wearing to the interview, and bonus points if your attire matches to what you think you want to do after bschool.

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I interviewed with a second year student. The questions are predictable if you read other interview reviews and prepare well. However, there is one situational question that I think the student came up with himself. He was very encouraging and I felt quite relaxed although I had to focus to give good answers. Overall, the interviewer made me really excited to go to Fuqua and be in the team Fuqua!


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I interviewed with a second year student. The questions are predictable if you read other interview reviews and prepare well. However, there is one situational question that I think the student came up with himself. He was very encouraging and I felt quite relaxed although I had to focus to give good answers. Overall, the interviewer made me really excited to go to Fuqua and be in the team Fuqua!


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I interviewed on campus a week or so ago. The questions were all very much in line with what I was expecting, although the level of conversation was MUCH different. I hear people who said their interview was a like a long conversation but mine was nothing like that. My interviewer spent maybe 30 seconds explaining his/her background and then went straight into questions for the next 35 minutes before allowing me a few minutes at the end to ask questions of my own. I think it was just luck of the draw, but definitely be prepared to have someone ask you questions for 30-45 minutes, as opposed to a true conversation about your education and work experiences.

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