Experience Darden

Experience Darden

A podcast about UVA Darden's Full-Time MBA Program

Episodes

November 22, 2022 63 min

In this special edition of the podcast, we are excited to share a recent conversation between the Dean of the Darden School of Business Scott Beardsley and Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions Dawna Clarke about why it has never been a better time to be at Darden. Beardsley and Clarke share insights on a number of topics including the importance of financial accessibility and scholarships, Darden’s unique academic environment, updat...

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In this special edition of the podcast, we are excited to share another installment from our ongoing Women@Darden event series featuring Professor Melissa Thomas-Hunt. Thomas-Hunt is the John Forbes Distinguished Professor of Business Administration at the Darden School of Business and Professor of Public Policy at the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and she is also the former Head of Global Diversity and Belongi...

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In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Devon Page. Devon is a second year student in the Full-Time MBA Class of 2023, and he is also the President of the Parents at Darden student organization. We talk with Devon about his decision to pursue an MBA, what led him to Darden, how he navigated his first year, and how he has balanced the demands of an MBA program and family. Devon also shares his goals for the Parents at Darde...

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In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Myles Stroud. Myles is a second year student in the Full-Time MBA Class of 2023, and he is one of the co-Presidents of the Darden Military Association (DMA). We talk with Myles about his background, how he decided to pursue an MBA, what led him to Darden, how he spent his summer internship as well as his goals for the DMA in the year ahead. This episode is highly recommended for any ...

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Darden has re-launched its PhD program, and, in honor of the occasion, we are sharing interviews with Darden PhD program alums on the podcast. In this episode, we catch up with Kirsten Martin (MBA ’99, PhD ’06). Martin is the William P. and Hazel B. White Center Professor of Technology Ethics and a professor of IT, analytics, and operations in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. A nationally recognized ...

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This weekend marks the occasion of the annual Darden Diversity Conference! During this in-person event in Charlottesville, prospective students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of programming – from a mock case discussion to alumni and student panels and beyond. The Darden Diversity Conference is an opportunity for prospective students interested in the Darden Full-Time MBA program to experience how the School em...

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In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Megan Scott. Megan is a second year student in the Full-Time MBA Class of 2023, and she is also the President of the Black Business Student Association (BBSA). We talk with Megan about her background, what led her to Darden, how she spent her first year summer, plans for BBSA in the year ahead and more.

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In this special episode of the Darden Admissions podcast, we’re excited to share a recent installment from our ongoing Women@Darden event series featuring Carolyn Miles (MBA ’88). Miles is an Executive Fellow and Professor of Practice, and she is also the former Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children, an organization that gives children in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn, a...

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It’s conference season at UVA Darden! In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Catherine Kirchner and Elizabeth Saltonstall. Catherine and Elizabeth are second year students in UVA Darden’s Full-Time MBA Class of 2023, and they both serve as VP of Conference for Darden’s Graduate Women in Business (GWIB) club. We talk with Catherine and Elizabeth about their decisions to pursue an MBA, what led them to Darden, how they spen...

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In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Lizzy Belair. Lizzy is a second year student in UVA Darden’s Full-Time MBA Class of 2023, and she is the President of the Net Impact club at Darden. We talk with Lizzy about her background, her decision to pursue an MBA, as well as her passion for real estate, sustainability and user-focused design. Lizzy also shares insights about Net Impact and plans for the year ahead. Darden’s Ne...

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In this episode of the podcast, we spotlight the MS in Business Analytics (MSBA) program with a conversation with James G. “Trey” Maxham III. Maxham is the William Stamps Farish Entrepreneurial Eminent Research professor at UVA’s McIntire School of Commerce and he also serves as one of the Academic Directors for the MSBA program. In this wide-ranging conversation, Maxham reflects upon how the MSBA program has evolved since its laun...

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In this episode, we catch up with Darden Admissions Committee members Whitney Kestner and Catie Yeilding to talk about a subject near and dear to our hearts: Events! Whitney and Catie share insights about the role events play in the business school research process, how event preparation is kind of like getting ready for a case discussion, the importance of intentional engagement and more. This episode is essential listening for Da...

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Please join our Admissions team for these special micro-podcast episodes giving you a step by step guide to the application process. There are two ways to listen to the playlist... here, on Spotify ► https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2EtyMkjZzi9ErgSjrTxKEl?si=1bffd345fee549ad

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In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Huan Zheng. Huan is a recent graduate in the Full-Time MBA Class of 2022, and she completed the MBA/M.Ed dual degree program during her time in Charlottesville. In this wide-ranging conversation, Huan reflects upon her decision to pursue an MBA, what led her to Darden, as well as what attracted her to the MBA/M.Ed dual degree program. She also talks about moving to the U.S. from Chin...

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Did you know that Darden has re-launched its PhD program? In honor of the occasion, we will be sharing interviews with Darden PhD program alums on the podcast in the coming weeks, and first up is Jeff York (PhD ’09). York is a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business, and he currently serves as the Chair of the Division of Social Responsibility and Sustainability (SRS...

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In this special edition of the Darden Admissions podcast, we catch up with Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions, Dawna Clarke, to reflect on a truly historic opening week for the Darden School of Business. On Monday, 15 August, for the first time in the history of the School, we welcomed Full-Time MBA, Part-Time MBA, and Executive MBA students to grounds for the start of school. In this episode, we discuss key data points for each o...

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In this special episode of the Darden Admissions podcast, we’re excited to share a recent installment from our ongoing Women@Darden event series featuring Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions Dawna Clarke and Senior Associate Dean, Professional Degree Programs Yael Grushka-Cockayne. Grushka-Cockayne leads UVA Darden’s Part-Time MBA, Executive MBA  and MSBA programs, and she is also a member of the Quantitative Analysis faculty. ...

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In this special edition of the Darden Admissions podcast, we share the 15th installment in our ongoing ‘Office Hours’ faculty spotlight series, a conversation with Professor Robert Carraway. Carraway teaches in the Quantitative Analysis area, and he has taught in UVA Darden’s Full-Time MBA and Executive MBA programs, and he will teach Decision Analysis in the core curriculum of the newly launched Part-Time MBA program. He served as...

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In this special edition of the Darden Admissions podcast, we share the 14th installment in our ongoing ‘Office Hours’ faculty spotlight series, a conversation with Professor Andy Wicks. Wicks teaches Ethics in Darden’s MBA and Executive Education programs. An ethicist with a background in religious studies, Wicks examines both the theoretical and practical implications of ethics through thought-provoking courses such as: "Respo...

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In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Daniela Fernandez. Daniela is a student in the Full-Time MBA Class of 2023, and she applied to Darden through the Future Year Scholars Program. Daniela talks about her career prior to Darden – including a stint at Mattel serving as a regional brand manager for Barbie – as well as how she decided to pursue an MBA. She also reflects upon her first year at Darden, her plans for the summ...

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