Darden BusinessCasts
Experience Darden, Episode 1: An Interview with Dawna Clarke, Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Experience Darden, Episode 1: An Interview with Dawna Clarke, Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

January 30, 2019

Our inaugural episode! In our first episode we sit down with Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Dawna Clarke. In this far-ranging conversation, Dawna shares more about her background, how her time as an Admissions consultant shaped her current work and her top tips for applicants.

Featuring weekly conversations with current students, faculty, staff and alumni, Experience Darden is the podcast all about the Full-Time MBA student experience at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 57: An Interview with Manish Dharia, Director of Product Development, Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 57: An Interview with Manish Dharia, Director of Product Development, Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)

January 30, 2019

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we catch up with Manish Dharia of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). Manish is Director of Product Development at GMAC, and we recently sat down to talk more about the Executive Assessment (EA). The EA is 40-question, 90-minute test that requires on average 15 to 20 hours of preparation, and it was designed with executive format applicants and their busy schedules in mind. Check it out!

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 56: An Interview with Jason Brewster, Incubator Program Director, i.Lab at UVA

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 56: An Interview with Jason Brewster, Incubator Program Director, i.Lab at UVA

January 23, 2019

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we continue our exploration of entrepreneurship and the executive formats with a conversation with Jason Brewster, Director of the UVA i.Lab’s summer incubator program. Listen and learn more about Jason’s background, what he enjoys about working with start-ups and how the i.Lab’s effectuation-based approach helps new businesses ask critical questions and quickly assess what their customers actually want.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 55: An Interview with Erin Tollini, EMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 55: An Interview with Erin Tollini, EMBA Class of 2020

January 18, 2019

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we catch up with Erin Tollini, an EMBA format student in our Class of 2020. Erin is a lawyer by training as well as a former mayor of Tiburon, California, and she is currently pursuing an entrepreneurial path. We caught up with Erin to talk about her decision to pursue an MBA, what led her to Darden and how she balances school, work and life.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 54: An Interview with Ron Wilcox, Senior Associate Dean for Degree Programs

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 54: An Interview with Ron Wilcox, Senior Associate Dean for Degree Programs

January 11, 2019

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we catch up with Ron Wilcox, Senior Associate Dean for Degree Programs. Ron is also a Marketing professor and a former Dean of the Executive MBA Program, and we discuss what led him to Darden, how he approaches case writing and what he enjoys about teaching executive format students.

 

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 53: An Interview with Michael Stroud, Executive Director of Darden’s Facilities and Operations

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 53: An Interview with Michael Stroud, Executive Director of Darden’s Facilities and Operations

January 2, 2019

In March of 2018, Darden opened a beautiful new space in the Washington, DC area, the Sands Family Grounds. In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Mike Stroud, Executive Director of Facilities and Operations, about the new facility in DC, as well as the overall plans for Darden’s building and grounds in the years ahead.