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# Trying to get into Duke

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Trying to get into Duke [#permalink]

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08 Sep 2004, 07:44
I have recently taken the GMAT and scored 660 (46 Quant, 35 Verb). I'm trying to gauge my chances of getting into the Duke Daytime program.

I have 2 years of experience working for Shell as a chemical engineer. My undergrad degree is in Chem Engr with a 3.4 GPA. I'm not sure if this is anywhere near what they are looking for.

I would appreciate any feedback on my chances and what I would need to do to improve. Also, I would appreciate feedback on how often taking on \$100K+ debt, not to mention loss of wages for two years actually pays off.
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08 Sep 2004, 07:59
Hi,

On paper, this does not look like an auspicious start. Nominal work experience is at the far left tail of the distribution. The GMAT is near the far left tail. Nominal GPA, the strongest element cited in your post, is near the center of the distribution. Of course, how you sell you personal attributes on your essays if of great importance.

On the plus side, GMAT and work experience attributes are can be improved over time.

Feel free to send me a PM if you wish.

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08 Sep 2004, 08:36
Hjort,

I feel like I can do much better on the GMAT with a little more effort. I started off just trying to finish my application to the university of Houston. I spent very little time preparing for the test. 660 just got me thinking that if I did score higher, should I try to attend a top b-school.

Although not prestigious, UH is paid for by my company. So...I just want to know if it is worthwhile to pursue the MBA at Duke given the loss of salary and high tuition debt that would be solely on me. Is UH a waste of time??

I have spoken to someone that attended Chicago's program and felt that the MBA was not worth it. Basically she told me that noone in her class that she knew of really made it big unless they already had an elevated position that they were going back to. Is she being bitter...or is this true?

Thanks again.

Will
08 Sep 2004, 08:36
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