🙁 Duke is pretty much the only school that invites you to present a “Plan B” for your career goals.
For most other applications you’ll want to focus on just one set of goals.
Learn the best way to approach your 25 Things and what the Duke Fuqua admissions committee looks for in a solid set of career goals, and learn everything else about setting yourself up for success with this perennial favorite bschool.
Remember, As with other schools, we don’t suggest applying to Duke in Round 3 – and in fact, if you’re an international applicant, they won’t let you due to visa issues. Were they really trying to say that they didn’t have enough good candidates for their class at that late date? Check out the Duke Essay Guide to learn more on rounds, interviewing, and multi-school strategies for applying to Duke Fuqua’s MBA program!
NEXT, two long-form essays To speak of the obvious: To be precise: We recommend not going more than perhaps 750 words at the most for each of these essays.
And please please please don’t go down to 10-point font, even though they say that you can!!
It could be said that Duke was an early adopter of the more innovative form of bschool essay, with their 25 Random Things list, and we do concede that that’s a great question which applicants tend to have fun with, and which can reveal a lot about a person. keeping the status quo is kinda communicating that Duke is fine with how things are going, and it just seems like they’re a little bit stalled out and stagnant right now. Duke is pretty much the only school that invites you to present a “Plan B” for your career goals.
Granted, they hit #3 on the rankings in 2016, so who is the ‘Snark to say? If there is such a thing as “fun” when it comes to writing essays. For most other applications you’ll want to focus on just one set of goals.
The most important thing to know about Duke right now?
That they offer OPEN INTERVIEWS on campus in late summer, for a rather short window of time.