Darden BusinessCasts
Experience Darden, Episode 9: An Interview with Freyan Soonawalla, Darden Class of 2019

Experience Darden, Episode 9: An Interview with Freyan Soonawalla, Darden Class of 2019

March 29, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Second Year student, Freyan Soonawalla. Freyan is originally from Oman, and we chat with her about her decision to pursue an MBA, what she’s enjoyed about her Darden experience and what led her to serve on the Darden Student Association’s leadership team.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 65: An Interview with Eiman Behzadi, EMBA Class of 2019 & President of the Executive MBA Entrepreneurship Club

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 65: An Interview with Eiman Behzadi, EMBA Class of 2019 & President of the Executive MBA Entrepreneurship Club

March 27, 2019

In this episode, we catch up with Eiman Behzadi, an EMBA format student in our Class of 2019. Eiman is also President of the Executive MBA Entrepreneurship Club (EMBEC), and we sat down with him to talk more about EMBEC, what led him to Darden and what he’s enjoyed about the program so far.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 64: An Interview with Jessica Hehman, EMBA Class of 2019

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 64: An Interview with Jessica Hehman, EMBA Class of 2019

March 20, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Jessica Hehman. Jessica is an EMBA format student in our Class of 2019, and we sat down with her to talk more about how she decided to pursue an MBA, how she balances the time demands of school, work and a busy personal life and how her learning teams have shaped her program experience.

Experience Darden, Episode 8: An Interview with Jeff McNish, Assistant Dean for Darden’s Career Development Center

Experience Darden, Episode 8: An Interview with Jeff McNish, Assistant Dean for Darden’s Career Development Center

March 19, 2019

In this episode, we catch up with Jeff McNish, Assistant Dean for Darden’s Career Development Center. We talk with Jeff about his background, his team’s approach to career support, the recent Employment Report for our Classes of 2018 and 2019 as well as his advice for prospective students.

Experience Darden, Episode 7: An Interview with Marlon Evans, Darden Class of 2019

Experience Darden, Episode 7: An Interview with Marlon Evans, Darden Class of 2019

March 15, 2019

In this episode, we catch up with Marlon Evans, a Second Year student in our Class of 2019. Marlon attended UVA as an undergraduate student (as double ‘Hoo as they are known on Grounds), and we sat down to talk more about his decision to pursue an MBA, what led him to Darden and how his experience at Darden helped him pursue a career in technology.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 63: A Second Conversation with Jonas Porcar-Ferrer and Bhavin Patel, EMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 63: A Second Conversation with Jonas Porcar-Ferrer and Bhavin Patel, EMBA Class of 2020

March 13, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we continue our conversation with Jonas Porcar Ferrer and Bhavin Patel, two students in our Class of 2020. Jonas and Bhavin now have a few months under their belts, and we sat down with them to talk more about how their managing the program, and what they enjoyed about their recent global quarter. And be sure to check out Episode 48, our first conversation with Jonas and Bhavin!

Experience Darden, Episode 6: An Interview with MJ Keller and Michael Brophy of the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club

Experience Darden, Episode 6: An Interview with MJ Keller and Michael Brophy of the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club

March 7, 2019

In this episode, we catch up with Second Year students, MJ Keller and Michael Brophy. MJ and Michael are leaders in our Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital (EVC) club, and we talk with them about why they decided to pursue an MBA, what they enjoy about the entrepreneurial community both at Darden and in Charlottesville as well as their advice for prospective students.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 62: An Interview with Ron Cook, GEMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 62: An Interview with Ron Cook, GEMBA Class of 2020

March 6, 2019

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we catch up with Ron Cook, a GEMBA format student in our Class of 2020. We sat down with Ron to talk about his decision to pursue an MBA, what attracted him to our Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) format, and his entrepreneurial venture in Kenya.

Experience Darden, Episode 5: An Interview with Sean Carr, Executive Director of the Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Experience Darden, Episode 5: An Interview with Sean Carr, Executive Director of the Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

March 1, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Sean Carr, Executive Director, Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. In this wide-ranging conversation, we chat with Sean about Charlottesville's entrepreneurial ecosystem and the many ways the Batten Institute supports students interested in entrepreneurship, innovation and technology.