UVA Darden Podcasts
The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 99: An Interview with Sameer Raina, GEMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 99: An Interview with Sameer Raina, GEMBA Class of 2020

November 26, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Sameer Raina. Sameer is a GEMBA format in our Class of 2020, and we recently sat down with him to talk about his background, what led him to Darden, his advice for doctors and healthcare professionals considering an MBA as well as why he feels ethics are a critical component of any business education.

Experience Darden, Episode 40: An Interview with Marc Johnson, Senior Director for Global Affairs and Enterprise Initiatives

Experience Darden, Episode 40: An Interview with Marc Johnson, Senior Director for Global Affairs and Enterprise Initiatives

November 26, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Marc Johnson. Marc is the Senior Director for Global Affairs and Enterprise Initiatives at the Darden School, and we recently sat down to talk with him about Darden’s many global opportunities, the value of the case method as well as what he enjoys about Charlottesville. This episode is highly recommended for prospective students seeking additional insights about Darden Worldwide Courses as well as the Darden Worldwide Scholarship.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 98: An Interview with Audrey Hartland, EMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 98: An Interview with Audrey Hartland, EMBA Class of 2020

November 25, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Audrey Hartland. Audrey is an EMBA format student in our Class of 2020, and we recently caught up with her to talk about her decision to pursue an MBA, her recent career transition, what it’s like to plan a wedding while balancing school, work and life, as well as her advice for prospective students.

Experience Darden, Episode 39: An Interview with Jeanne Liedtka, Senior Associate Dean for Degree Programs

Experience Darden, Episode 39: An Interview with Jeanne Liedtka, Senior Associate Dean for Degree Programs

November 25, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Jeanne Liedtka. Jeanne is the United Technologies Corporation Professor of Business Administration, and she is also Darden’s Senior Associate Dean for Degree Programs. Jeanne is widely known for he work in the area of Design Thinking, and we recently sat down to talk with her about what led her to Darden, why she’s so passionate about Design Thinking, her advice for prospective students as well as what MBA students can learn from Picasso, Dali and Gaudi.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 97: An Interview with Michelle Mullaney, GEMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 97: An Interview with Michelle Mullaney, GEMBA Class of 2020

November 23, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Michelle Mullaney. Michelle is a GEMBA format student in our Class of 2020, and she is also President of our Veteran Executive Students of Darden (VESD) student organization. Michelle comes from a healthcare background, and we recently sat down with her to talk about her decision to pursue an MBA, what it’s like to change jobs during the program, her advice for healthcare professionals considering an MBA and how her global residencies have shaped her MBA experience.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 96: An Interview with Rob Wiederecht, GEMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 96: An Interview with Rob Wiederecht, GEMBA Class of 2020

November 22, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Rob Wiederecht. Rob is a GEMBA format student in our Class of 2020, and we recently sat down to talk about why he decided to pursue an MBA, why he choose our Global Executive MBA format as well as how his MBA experience has helped him take the next step with his start-up idea.

Experience Darden, Episode 38: An Interview with David Touve, Senior Director, Ventures with the iLab at UVA

Experience Darden, Episode 38: An Interview with David Touve, Senior Director, Ventures with the iLab at UVA

November 22, 2019

Calling all entrepreneurs! In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with David Touve. David is Senior Director, Ventures with the iLab at UVA, and in this wide-ranging conversation, David details a number of the resources available at Darden and UVA for entrepreneurially-inclined students. If you like this episode, we also recommend checking out our earlier conversation with Sean Carr, Executive Director, Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, as well as our interview with the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 95: An Interview with Laura Bordoni of Darden’s Executive MBA Student Affairs Team

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 95: An Interview with Laura Bordoni of Darden’s Executive MBA Student Affairs Team

November 16, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Laura Bordoni. Laura works closely with our Class of 2021 as a Student Affairs resource, and we recently sat down to talk about her background, what she enjoys about working with executive format students, her tips for balancing the demands of work, life and school, as well as the extracurricular opportunities and support available to students in our Executive MBA Program.

Experience Darden, Episode 37: An Interview with Sarah Elliott and Ed Warwick of Darden’s Student Affairs Team

Experience Darden, Episode 37: An Interview with Sarah Elliott and Ed Warwick of Darden’s Student Affairs Team

November 16, 2019

In this episode of the podcast we catch up with Sarah Elliott and Ed Warwick. Sarah and Ed are members of Darden’s Student Affairs team, and we recently sat down to talk with them about what they enjoy about working with Darden students, the resources the Office of Student Affairs provides, how Learning Teams are assembled as well as their advice for incoming Darden students.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 94: An Interview with Ron Cook, GEMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 94: An Interview with Ron Cook, GEMBA Class of 2020

November 13, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we welcome back Ron Cook. Ron is a two-time guest on the podcast, and we recently sat down to talk with him about his leadership roles with our Executive MBA Entrepreneurship Club and Black Executive MBA student organization, what he hopes to accomplish with these organizations this year, as well as his start-up in Kenya that will be the basis of a Global Consulting Project this year.