October 17, 2018
In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we catch up with Associate Dean for Executive Degree Programs, Jim Detert. We recently announced several innovations to our Executive MBA Program, and we chat with Jim about moving both sections of the Executive MBA Program to Rosslyn, the Explorations in Enterprise Leadership course, the career-related modules that are currently in development, and the impact of these updates for students.
October 10, 2018
In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we catch up with Camille Smith. Camille is a GEMBA format student in our Class of 2019 as well as co-President of our Black Executive MBA (BEMBA) student organization. We chat with her about how she chose Darden, her experiences as a Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) format student, and what BEMBA has planned for the coming months.
October 5, 2018
In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we talk with Casey Floyd. Casey is a 2017 GEMBA format graduate, and she is also Director of Employer Engagement and Recruiting at Darden. We recently caught up with her to talk about her decision to pursue a Darden MBA, what she enjoyed our Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) format, and the work she does building relationships with employers on behalf of Darden students.
NOTE: During this conversation, Casey references having an MBA prior to matriculating at Darden. Applicants who have an MBA from an AACSB-accredited institution are not eligible to apply to Darden.
September 29, 2018
In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we talk with Kathy Masloff, a member of our Executive MBA Program Team. Kathy helps manage many of the program logistics while our students are in Charlottesville, and we sat down with her to debrief Orientation and Leadership Residency 1, but to also talk about what she and her colleagues enjoy about working with our students and everything they do to make our students’ experience truly seamless.
September 18, 2018
In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we catch up with Amanda Richardson, a 2019 EMBA format student in our Rosslyn section. Amanda is the President of our Network of Executive Women (NEW) student organization, and in this wide-ranging conversation, we talk about her decision to pursue an MBA, what led her to Darden, NEW’s plans for the upcoming year, and how she balances the demands of work, school and being a mom.
September 13, 2018
Hard to believe it took this long, but the ExecMBA podcast is back with our first Admissions-related episode! And, with our 2019 cycle ramping up, not a moment too soon. In this installment of the podcast, Whitney Kestner and I chat about our application process, the various components of our application, and our favorite tips for executive format applicants.
September 6, 2018
In this Episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we talk with Connie Dunlop, Darden’s Executive Director for Professional Advancement and a Darden alumna! In this wide-ranging conversation, we chat with Connie about what she enjoys about working with students on their career plans, her goals her Professional Advancement course, why she thinks we’re seeing more interest in entrepreneurship in our Executive MBA Program, and her advice for students considering Darden’s executive formats.
August 30, 2018
In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we talk with MJ Toms, Director of Education and Experiential Learning for Darden’s Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. In this broad-ranging conversation, MJ highlights the various entrepreneurship resources available to students at Darden through the Batten Institute and UVA, including the iLab, Start-Up Academy, Venture Capital Bootcamp, UVA’s Entrepreneurship Cup, Coursera Courses, and much more.
August 25, 2018
In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we continue our ongoing series about entrepreneurship with a conversation with Ruchir Ghildiyal and Dan Fitzhenry, two EMBA format students in our Class of 2018. We talk with Ruchir and Dan about some of the recent student-led initiatives around entrepreneurship in our Executive MBA Program and how their Darden experience has shaped their approach to and thoughts on entrepreneurship.
August 17, 2018
In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we talk with a few of our Executive MBA students who work in politics – Julie Lasseter (EMBA ’18), Steve Gilleland (EMBA ’19), and Freddy Barnes (GEMBA ’19). We ask Julie, Steve and Freddy how and why they decided to pursue an MBA, what drew them to Darden, what they’ve enjoyed about the program, and their advice for politicos considering advanced education and weighing an MBA.