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《BeBeyond Alumni友情在线问答》:Duke大学商学院 host by Richard [复制链接]

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发表于 2007-10-26 23:17:58 |显示全部楼层

RE: 《BeBeyond Alumni友情在线问答》:Duke大学商学院 host by Richard

Hi Richard,

Nice to meeting you here. A couple of questions about Fuqua based on my school research

1) Job Replacement for International Students
    The 2006-7 employment data suggests relatively low ratio of students receiving offer upon graduation (around 70%). Does it suggest international students have difficulties looking for jobs there?

2) Certificates of Excellence
    They are described as courses supporting concentrations. But I can't get clear ideas from the describtion on website. Can you provide more information?

3) Marketing Career
    What are the major industries of Fuqua's marketing graduates go to upon graduation? As Fuqua is located in Research Triangle Park, do marketing graduates mainly go to Bio-tech, IT/communications (hardware/IT solutions), chemicals ... ?

Thanks for your time reviewing and considering these questions!

Good luck!

Mandy

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发表于 2007-10-27 23:33:47 |显示全部楼层

RE: 《BeBeyond Alumni友情在线问答》:Duke大学商学院 host by Richard

Hi, Dennis,

关于创业方面,据我了解我们是有专门的course, club (entrepreneur & venture capital club)给予大家平台去发展.同时,因为Duke身处北卡科研三角地, 这边有很多的start up, 学校也会组织和他们的交流,举行start up challenge competition等等. 同学中也有很多以前就是做start up,现在学习的同时仍在经营自己公司的,所以资源肯定是很丰富的,但是机会还是自己寻找和把握的. 如果说additional strength, 我想一个是DUKE的品牌效应, 毕竟在美国人心中这绝对是一个premium brand name; 另一个就是Duke的B-School是一个well-rounded program, 在marketing, supply-chain, operation, strategy各个学科都有具有读到见解的professor.

不知道有没有回答到你的问题,如果还有疑问,欢迎继续发帖让更多和你有一样想法的同学受益,:)

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发表于 2007-10-27 23:41:50 |显示全部楼层

RE: 《BeBeyond Alumni友情在线问答》:Duke大学商学院 host by Richard

Hi Richard,

Nice to meeting you here. A couple of questions about Fuqua based on my school research

1) Job Replacement for International Students

Regarding the job haunting, what I learnt from Chinese second year students is that you would surely get job offer, sooner or later, either in U.S, HK, or EU. So take the stats easy, that's just because some candidates here are from family-business background or work on their own start-up.  

2) Certificates of Excellence

Duke starts to provide 12 concentration since fall 2007. But in terms of the Certificates of Excellence, I personally have no idea about that coz the concentrations just start yet and nobody have graduated for this certificate, but you may find information on the webpage below helpful.

http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/mba/daytime/academics/curriculum/#concentrations

3) Marketing Career

We have various industry recruiters to Duke to recruit marketing talents, not necessarily just IT focused, don't forget Duke's Star-program, Health Sector Mangement, and some others, FMCG, chemical etc. You would have huge chances in brand management and marketing strategy things.

Good luck to your application, and welcome to learn more about Duke!

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发表于 2007-10-30 00:30:04 |显示全部楼层

RE: 《BeBeyond Alumni友情在线问答》:Duke大学商学院 host by Richard

Hi, Richard:

Your answers are quite clear and insightful.

I got another question about the 1st essay:
My career goal is to build my own business, it is both short term and long-term. If it is not feasible in short-term, in short term I will pick some careers to prepare.

So I want to talk much about my entrepreneur idea, and just talk less about short-term goal.

do you think it is ok? or Duke want to hear more about my short term goal or more about my real, long term goal?

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发表于 2007-10-30 00:55:38 |显示全部楼层

RE: 《BeBeyond Alumni友情在线问答》:Duke大学商学院 host by Richard

Hi, Dennis,

I think you are not the only one confused at the first essay for every school to apply. What I benefit from last year's talk to MBA Tour Chairman and Cornell Admission Director through BBY's help is that you must convince yourself first, short-term goal must serve for your fulfillment of the long-term goal, you surely need to dig out the internal logic linkage between the two goals.

And in terms of the length of your goals statement, I think as long as you pinpoint what you will benefit from short-term goal and how it would serve for your long-term one, help the reader to understan the logic under the words, that would be fine. After all, you have only one page to work on the first essay.

Good luck!

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发表于 2007-11-13 11:13:27 |显示全部楼层

RE: 《BeBeyond Alumni友情在线问答》:Duke大学商学院 host by Richard

Here to update you guys some basic information I got from Admission Officer a couple of days ago.

For 2008 Fall application R1, Duke experienced more than 20% increase in application volume compared with last year, and  there is no statistic evidence that applicationa from Asian are negatively affected by this spring cheating scandle.

And this year alumni interview is changed to invitation only, which aims to reduce alumni's work and also means that this year application would be more selective.

Actually till today, I have met a couple of prospective students flying from China to conduct campus visit and on-campus interview, which is self-initiated.  Well, if the schedule is possible, I do encourage you guys to register on several schools' visit campus program and get the invitation letters from them, nowadays seems visa situation becomes pretty good and you will get the B1 (I am just not sure the visa type, you may check it online) to come to U.S to witness the schools you plan to apply vividly, which is much better than you just surf on website and dream in your mind.

Best luck!

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发表于 2007-11-13 11:21:02 |显示全部楼层

RE: 《BeBeyond Alumni友情在线问答》:Duke大学商学院 host by Richard

Another thing I want to draw your attention here is about interview preparation, I know some of you guys have already or will soon receive the interview invitation.

Prepare the interview seriously, good interview can not guarantee you anything, but awuful interview will absolutely kill your chance! That's what I learnt from alumni in Shanghai this spring.

And don't trash you interview preparation worksheet next year when you get the offer. Bring it to U.S, you will find it extremely useful when prepare for internship haunting interview preparation. Almost same set questions!

Best luck!

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发表于 2007-11-13 11:23:40 |显示全部楼层

RE: 《BeBeyond Alumni友情在线问答》:Duke大学商学院 host by Richard

Dennis,

I don't know whether you have submited Duke application, and also have no idea whether you have done some homework on the following websites, which are two Duke MBAA Clubs dedicating to start up, hope the information be helpful to you!

Duke Start Up Challenge (http://dukestartupchallenge.org/)

Entrepreneurial Venture Capital Club (EVCC)
(http://mbaa.fuqua.duke.edu/evcc/index.html)

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发表于 2007-11-17 10:34:15 |显示全部楼层

RE: 《BeBeyond Alumni友情在线问答》:Duke大学商学院 host by Richard

Richar:

These websites are quite useful especially the first one!
I also benefited a lot from the EVCC introduction.

I already submitted my package, and waited for the interview invitation.
Your suggestion about interview is quite impressive and I will prepare for it carefully.

Thanks for your time and contribution, and wish you have a good year in Duke!

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发表于 2007-12-4 10:37:11 |显示全部楼层
Hi, folks,

I hope you are doing well recently. I know it's kind of painful to wait for interview invitation, yet here I get some data from Admission Office at Duke to see how competitive the application is this year.

YTD there are over 22,000 ppl showed their interest in Duke MBA by requesting informaiton, among them 1,178 from Shanghai, 756 from Beijing, together account for about 8.5% of those ppl.  Although the stats don't necessarily mean that everyone would apply, but even when we estimate cautiously, you can still find there are hugh amount of applications from China.

So learn to be patient, and do what you guys can do best by yourself, what's left is just to keep fingres crossed!

Meanwhile, I ask Wei to do me a favor to circulate you guys a copy of interview preparation template designed by Duke CMC, we call it STAR format.  Actually many b-schools and companies use such kind of form during the interview, though names may vary.  Wish it will be helpful for your interview preparation.

Best luck!

Richard

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