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Experience Darden, Episode 27: An Interview with Cristina Wong-Namura, Darden Class of 2020

Experience Darden, Episode 27: An Interview with Cristina Wong-Namura, Darden Class of 2020

September 19, 2019

The Experience Darden podcast is back! In this episode, we catch up with Cristina Wong-Namura. Cristina is a Second Year in our Class of 2020, and we sat down to talk about how she decided to pursue an MBA, her recent summer internship experience, what she’s excited about accomplishing in the year ahead and her advice for prospective students.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 86: An Interview with Alicia Braxton, EMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 86: An Interview with Alicia Braxton, EMBA Class of 2020

September 19, 2019

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we catch up with Alicia Braxton. Alicia is an EMBA format student in our Class of 2020, and we sat down to talk about her background in marketing, what led her to pursue an MBA, and how she found her voice in the classroom.

Indonesian Ambassador Mahendra Sirega Discusses Economic Opportunity, Global Trade Skirmishes at UVA Darden

Indonesian Ambassador Mahendra Sirega Discusses Economic Opportunity, Global Trade Skirmishes at UVA Darden

September 18, 2019

Indonesian Ambassador Mahendra Siregar offers a snapshot of the state of the ascendant country and offers thoughts on the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 85: The Class of 2020 Community Reps

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 85: The Class of 2020 Community Reps

September 12, 2019

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we catch up with two members of our Class of 2020, Katie Bolton and Andrew Moore. Katie and Andrew serve as community reps for their class, and we recently sat down to talk more about their MBA journey, what led them to Darden, what attracted them to their current leadership roles and their advice for prospective students.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 84: An Interview with recent graduate Jason Starkey (MBA ‘19)

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 84: An Interview with recent graduate Jason Starkey (MBA ‘19)

September 6, 2019

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we catch up with Jason Starkey, a recent graduate in our Class of 2019. We sat down with Jason right before Leadership Residency 2 (LR 2), the program’s final academic activity, to talk about his MBA journey, his experience launching an VR start-up and his advice for prospective students.

Research and Relevance, Episode 13: The Role of Accelerators in Fostering New Ventures’ Success

Research and Relevance, Episode 13: The Role of Accelerators in Fostering New Ventures’ Success

August 30, 2019

As accelerator programs proliferate, entrepreneurship scholars like Batten Research Fellow Siobhan O’Mahony are attempting to understand the role they play in new ventures’ success. Dr. O’Mahony and her colleagues found great differences in the degree to which entrepreneurs take advantage of an accelerator’s resources and connections. Entrepreneurs also varied in their openness to integrating critical market feedback, which offers important lessons for directors of accelerators seeking the best model for supporting a cohort of founders. Dr. O’Mahony is the Feld Family Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Strategy and Innovation at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.

 Hosted by Erika Herz, Director of Research and Intellectual Capital at Darden’s Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 83: An Interview with Callie Thompson, Director of Executive Degree Programs

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 83: An Interview with Callie Thompson, Director of Executive Degree Programs

August 23, 2019

In this episode, we catch up with Callie Thompson, Director of Executive Degree Programs. We recently sat down with Callie to talk more about Leadership Residency (LR1) and what she enjoys about working with executive format students. 

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 82: Our New Executive MBA Application

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 82: Our New Executive MBA Application

August 13, 2019

In this episode, we celebrate the launch of our new Executive MBA application! Targeting our Executive Class of 2022? This episode in a must-listen. Join Director of Admissions, Brett Twitty, and Senior Associate Director of Admissions, Katherine Alford, as they review this year’s application and share tips and insights for executive format applicants.

Experience Darden, Episode 26: An Interview with recent graduate Tanvi Pritmani (MBA ‘19)

Experience Darden, Episode 26: An Interview with recent graduate Tanvi Pritmani (MBA ‘19)

August 9, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with recent graduate, Tanvi Pritmani. Tanvi is originally from Singapore, and we sat down with her to talk about how she decided to pursue an MBA, what led her to Darden, and what she enjoyed about her Darden Worldwide Course to Patagonia this past Spring.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 81: An Interview with Morgan Oblinsky, EMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 81: An Interview with Morgan Oblinsky, EMBA Class of 2020

August 9, 2019

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we catch up with Morgan Oblinsky. Morgan is an Executive MBA format student in our Class of 2020, and he is also one of the newly elected leaders of our Veteran Executive Students at Darden (VESD) student organization. We sat down to talk with Morgan about his decision to pursue an MBA, how he is managing his transition from the Navy to the private sector and his advice for prospective students.