January 28, 2016

Joined: Jun 25, 2009

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My Experience at Fuqua


This review is for Duke Fuqua

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2015

Experience during the program

Overall, my experience at Fuqua was amazing. I certainly felt that it met expectations in regards to my career objectives and student support. What stood out to me most about my experience was the culture at Fuqua. The students genuinely care about helping you, and I really felt that the "collaborative/Team Fuqua" culture was real.

One of my primary criticisms is that the CMC needs to add more support in the consulting space considering the number of students that pursue this field. The person in charge is amazing, but unfortunately, there is only one of her and so many of us.

About professors, classes and curriculum

Overall, I felt that the curriculum was valuable, especially the finance/accounting classes, considering I did not have a business background prior to b-school. However, I felt that the marketing courses were subpar and became redundant after the first one or two classes.

About job placement process

Overall, I was very satisfied with the opportunities that I was presented at Fuqua. Majority of my classmates were able to land jobs from the companies of their choice.

Overall BSchool experience (5.0)
Schools contribution (5.0)
Classmates rating (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity
Career opportunities provided by school
Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)

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December 27, 2015

Posts: 206

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Admitted to Duke with the help of Dr. Shel and MBA!


Thanks to help of Dr. Shelly Watts and MBA Admit, I was admitted into Duke, which was my top choice! Initially I was hesitant at seeking any form of consulting services because of the sky high prices and negative reviews I’ve read from numerous sites about many of the services. However, my GMAT score was lower than the average score of many of the top schools that I wanted to apply for, so I knew that my essays had to be top notch. MBA Admit was one of the main services that caught my eye since the prices were rather affordable and the people had nothing but positive things to say. After the initial consultation with Dr. Shel, I was left very satisfied with the application strategy that we put together.
Throughout the process, Dr. Shel was incredibly responsive and very interested in my success, and her constructive criticism was crucial in putting together the best possible application. I was very impressed with the remarkable improvement from my initial draft to the final product. Dr. Shel and her team really helped bring life to my essays, and she offered great advice in how to construct an overall application package (via recommendations, interviews, resume, etc.) that gives the admissions board the full picture of who you are as candidate. I am incredibly appreciative of the Dr. Shel and the MBA Admit team, and I would highly recommend their services to anyone who is applying to a top MBA program.

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