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Post Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:40 am
congrats ! lovely school !

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Post Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:19 pm
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Thank you so much to the Beat the GMAT community for everyones posts to help me get accepted to the Fuqua School of Business.

So for everyone with a lower GMAT don't lose all hope!
Congrats!!!

I'll be applying for the class of '11, too. I just scored a 690 and thought it might be too low to get me in. Do you mind posting some info about your background (work experience, UG GPA, etc)? I'd love to know if I have a good shot.

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Post Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:52 pm
Of course! I think I was so excited to get in (Duke was my first choice) that I didn't give any details.

I am a 24 year old white female, and I majored in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. I had a 3.40 undergraduate GPA, and then I got a certificate in Biochemistry where my GPA was 3.89.

I only have 1.5 years of work experience (which I think proves quality is better than quantity) at the National Institutes of Health where I got a prestigious fellowship to work on the AIDS virus. I was elected the Fellow-Chair of my institute at the NIH which gives me some management experience.

I think what really got me in were my letters of recommendations which were amazing, and then my essays with an emphasis on how everything I have done thus far in health care will enable me to be successful in the Health Sector Management Concentration which I plan to pursue.

I also tried to set myself apart from other applicants in my essays by talking about being an Academic All American in Snowboarding which I was very dedicated to in College.

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Post Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:06 pm
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Of course! I think I was so excited to get in (Duke was my first choice) that I didn't give any details.

I am a 24 year old white female, and I majored in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. I had a 3.40 undergraduate GPA, and then I got a certificate in Biochemistry where my GPA was 3.89.
My GMAT was 640 (35V/44Q, 6 Analytical Writing)

I only have 1.5 years of work experience (which I think proves quality is better than quantity) at the National Institutes of Health where I got a prestigious fellowship to work on the AIDS virus. I was elected the Fellow-Chair of my institute at the NIH which gives me some management experience.

I think what really got me in were my letters of recommendations which were amazing, and then my essays with an emphasis on how everything I have done thus far in health care will enable me to be successful in the Health Sector Management Concentration which I plan to pursue.

I also tried to set myself apart from other applicants in my essays by talking about being an Academic All American in Snowboarding which I was very dedicated to in College.

Good Luck!
Love your story. Congratulations on putting together a competitive - an obviously winning - application. I wish the best of luck to you.

Enjoy the ride!

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Post Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:10 am
Thank you! I also just found out that I received a Merit Based scholarship which I believe proves by having strong essays and career goals any one can get into their dream school (and possible get funding too!)

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Post Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:28 pm
Wow! That is awesome. Your story certainly goes to show quite a few people on this forum that B-school admissions is more than just the GMAT. I have seen so many people on this site report a 700+ score followed by something along the lines of "Harvard, here I come..." only to be disappointed because they failed to put together an overall strong application - perhaps believing that they can ride on their GMAT score alone.

Well done!

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Congratulations on the admission as well as the merit scholarship!! Duke is my dream school, so here's hoping I get in! I'm applying this Fall.

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Post Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:47 am
suffissd wrote:
Of course! I think I was so excited to get in (Duke was my first choice) that I didn't give any details.

I am a 24 year old white female, and I majored in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. I had a 3.40 undergraduate GPA, and then I got a certificate in Biochemistry where my GPA was 3.89.
My GMAT was 640 (35V/44Q, 6 Analytical Writing)

I only have 1.5 years of work experience (which I think proves quality is better than quantity) at the National Institutes of Health where I got a prestigious fellowship to work on the AIDS virus. I was elected the Fellow-Chair of my institute at the NIH which gives me some management experience.

I think what really got me in were my letters of recommendations which were amazing, and then my essays with an emphasis on how everything I have done thus far in health care will enable me to be successful in the Health Sector Management Concentration which I plan to pursue.

I also tried to set myself apart from other applicants in my essays by talking about being an Academic All American in Snowboarding which I was very dedicated to in College.

Good Luck!
No wonder you got an admit from Duke!! Congrats and all the best.

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Post Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:59 pm
Wow yes congratulations! I love heard stories like this! Like I stated previously, this is an exciting time for us who are in GMAT mode right now, because everyone is beginning to hear back from schools. Now it's time for you to CELEBRATE!!! So much time and effort is put into the GMAT and people neglect the essays, which IMO are even more important.

Best of Luck!!!

Stockmoose16 a 690 is not a bad score at all. That's definitely within the 80% GMAT range for all schools. A 690 should not prevent you from applying! Just a though!

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Good job with Duke, can you tell us anything about how it is? Campus life, career services, employment options??

Being between undergrads and MBAs??

Thanks

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