UVA Darden Podcasts
Experience Darden, Episode 47: An Interview with Jordan Hart, MBA Class of 2020

Experience Darden, Episode 47: An Interview with Jordan Hart, MBA Class of 2020

January 17, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Jordan Hart. Jordan is a Second Year student in our Class of 2020, and we recently sat down with her to talk about her summer internship, her extracurricular activities as well as her plans post-graduation. Jordan is President of the Tech Club, VP of Admissions for the Graduate Women in Business club and she also serves on the Second Year Student Admissions Committee (SAC).

Experience Darden, Episode 46: An Interview with Joey Burton, Executive Director for Darden’s Institute for Business in Society

Experience Darden, Episode 46: An Interview with Joey Burton, Executive Director for Darden’s Institute for Business in Society

January 10, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Joey Burton. Joey is Executive Director for Darden’s Institute for Business in Society (IBIS), and we recently sat down with him about what brought him to Darden, how IBIS supports faculty research and how this research impacts the classroom experience as well as how Darden helps train responsible leaders.

Experience Darden, Episode 45: An Interview with Ed Yu, Senior Director for Investment Banking Careers

Experience Darden, Episode 45: An Interview with Ed Yu, Senior Director for Investment Banking Careers

January 3, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Ed Yu. Ed is Senior Director for Investment Banking Careers with Darden’s Career Development Center (CDC), and we recently sat down to talk with Ed about his background, how the CDC prepares students for the Investment Banking interview process as well as why Darden is such a great fit for future investment bankers.

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.

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.   

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.

Experience Darden, Episode 41: An Interview with Larry Mueller, Assistant Dean of Global Advising

Experience Darden, Episode 41: An Interview with Larry Mueller, Assistant Dean of Global Advising

December 6, 2019

We’re excited to add an additional host to the podcast - Director of Admissions, Whitney Kestner! In this episode, Whitney catches up with Larry Mueller, Assistant Dean, Global Advising. Whitney and Larry discuss the many resources available to international students at Darden, as well as life in Charlottesville and the University of Virginia. 

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.

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.

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.