There is no “I” in “team”.
Given their essay questions and preambles, it’s only natural to assume that a prerequisite for admission to Duke’s Fuqua School of Business is having spent five summers at Camp Kum-ba-ya. However, look beyond the plethora of “team”, “community” “we” and “us” mentions that appear in all Fuqua’s literature, and you realize their essay questions perfectly mirror their program’s offering — namely, a holistic approach to management and business firmly rooted in building socially-conscious global leaders.
We especially enjoy working with applicants on “25 Random Things”, as it provides them with the bandwidth to stretch their wings. And, if written in a compelling way, it is perhaps the most effective and fun way to illustrate their fit with a school.