UVA Darden Podcasts
The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 103: An Interview with Laura Martens, Director of Washington D.C. Initiatives

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 103: An Interview with Laura Martens, Director of Washington D.C. Initiatives

December 27, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Laura Martens. Laura is Director of Washington, DC Initiatives for the Darden School of Business, and we recently sat down to talk about her background, what attracted her to her current role and some of the things she is currently working on as Darden continues to build its presence and brand in the Washington, DC metro area.

Experience Darden, Episode 44: An Interview with Tom Steenburgh, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and the Full-Time MBA Program

Experience Darden, Episode 44: An Interview with Tom Steenburgh, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and the Full-Time MBA Program

December 27, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Tom Steenburgh. Tom is the Richard S. Reynolds Professor of Business Administration, and he is also Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and the Full-Time MBA Program. We recently sat down with Tom to talk about his background, what brought him to Darden, what he enjoys about his role as Senior Associate Dean, and how he feels the two years of MBA study, including pre-matriculation activities, fit together.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 102: Our Ongoing Interview with Jonas Porcar Ferrer and Bhavin Patel, EMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 102: Our Ongoing Interview with Jonas Porcar Ferrer and Bhavin Patel, EMBA Class of 2020

December 20, 2019

They’re back! We continue our ongoing conversation with Jonas Porcar Ferrer and Bhavin Patel. In this episode, we catch up with Jonas and Bhavin to talk about Quarters 6 and 7, including the recent Europe global residency, their elective choices as well as what they’ve enjoyed their latest slate of core courses.

Experience Darden, Episode 43: Advice, Insights and Tips for Military Applicants to Darden

Experience Darden, Episode 43: Advice, Insights and Tips for Military Applicants to Darden

December 20, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we take a deep dive into the application experience for military candidates. We catch up with Executive Director of Admissions, Dawna Clarke, as well as Darden Military Association (DMA), Brigitte Fox and Burton “Pierce” Lee. Brigitte and Pierce share more about their respective backgrounds, what led them to Darden, as well as their advice for military candidates, and Dawna offers insights and tips about navigating the admissions process.   

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 101: An Interview with Read Wall, EMBA Class of 2021

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 101: An Interview with Read Wall, EMBA Class of 2021

December 13, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Read Wall. Read is an Executive MBA (EMBA) format student in our Class of 2021, and he is also an entrepreneur. We sat down to talk with Read about his men’s clothing ventures, what led him to Darden, what he has enjoyed about the program so far as well as his advice for entrepreneurs considering an MBA.

Experience Darden, Episode 42: Latin America Special

Experience Darden, Episode 42: Latin America Special

December 13, 2019

A double feature! Whitney Kestner returns to host an episode all about Latin America. This installment of the podcast features conversations with Executive Director of Admissions, Dawna Clarke, as well as two students from our Class of 2020 - Julie Calderon Benavente and Henrique Argollo. Dawna shares more about what she loves about recruiting in Latin America and why Darden is such a great fit for students from this region. Julie and Henrique discuss their backgrounds (Editor’s Note – Julie is from Peru, Henrique is from Brazil), why they chose Darden, what they’ve enjoyed about learning in the case method and the community they’ve found in Charlottesville.

Darden Founders Project: Ayush Bharti, Co-founder and CTO of OurHealthMate

Darden Founders Project: Ayush Bharti, Co-founder and CTO of OurHealthMate

December 10, 2019

Ayush Bharti (MBA '14) graduated with an ambitious goal. Having lost family to medical negligence, he wanted to improve the healthcare system in his native India. Now with his health tech startup OurHealthMate, a technology platform that connects patients providers and payers in developing economies, he's doing just that all across India and beyond. In this episode of the Darden Founders Project, Ayuish reflects on The Darden experience, Darden faculty, his stint in Darden's i.Lab and the vital importance of a good laugh.

Leadership Unscripted: A Conversation with Jean Case, Chairman of the National Geographic Society and CEO of the Case Foundation

Leadership Unscripted: A Conversation with Jean Case, Chairman of the National Geographic Society and CEO of the Case Foundation

December 10, 2019

In this episode of Leadership Unscripted, Case Foundation CEO and National Geographic Society Chairman Jean Case discusses the importance of taking risks, being fearless, and leveraging difference in order to change the world. 

Leadership Unscripted is a Darden speaker series hosted at UVA Darden DC Metro in Arlington, Virginia. To learn more, visit us at: www.darden.virginia.edu

Recorded 10 October 2019

Darden Leadership Speaker Series: Scott Price, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer of UPS

Darden Leadership Speaker Series: Scott Price, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer of UPS

December 10, 2019

In this episode, UPS Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer Scott Price (MBA/MA ’90) discusses how to influence and create transformation from within a global corporation. 

The Darden Leadership Speaker Series is held on Darden Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and events are open to the public. To learn more, visit us at: www.darden.virginia.edu

Recorded 31 October 2019

Darden Leadership Speaker Series: Tom Barkin, Richmond Federal Reserve President and CEO

Darden Leadership Speaker Series: Tom Barkin, Richmond Federal Reserve President and CEO

December 10, 2019

In this episode of Darden Leadership Speaker Series, Richmond Federal Reserve President and CEO Tom Barkin shares 10 life tips he has learned during his career and offers his thoughts on economic issues, from global trade wars to potential recession. 

The Darden Leadership Speaker Series is held on Darden Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and events are open to the public. To learn more, vist us at: www.darden.virginia.edu

Recorded 3 October 2019