Podcasts from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business
What happens after you press submit? Who is reading your application? What does ‘holistic review’ actually mean? Director of Admissions Catie Yeilding answers these questions – and many more – as she shares insights about Darden Admissions’ evaluation process.
At Darden, the Admissions interview is conversational. But what exactly does this mean? Managing Director of Admissions Whitney Kestner offers tips for approaching this conversation, including the importance of knowing your story, the value of focusing on your “why” and why the interview is a great opportunity for you to continue to learn about Darden. Interested in even more interview-related advice? Be sure to check out our longe...
You’ve pressed submit. Congratulations! But now what? Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions Dawna Clarke offers advice for how applicants can stay engaged and use this time productively.
The Additional Comments section of the UVA Darden application is just that – additional. However, it is also space for applicants to offer context for information in their application, including academic performance, career path, recommender choice and more. Managing Director of Admissions Whitney Kestner shares tips for utilizing the Additional Comments section of the application.
Who makes a good recommender? Director of Admissions, Women’s Recruiting Haley Whitlock Gyory chats about the UVA Darden recommendation process, including tips on recommender choice, the value of getting organized before approaching your recommender and why it’s important for your recommender know your target deadline.
In the Darden application, there are several short essay questions. Senior Director, Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Recruiting Christian West offers advice for applicants as they approach this section of the application, including the importance of considering how your responses align with your broader application narrative, why the essay questions are a great opportunity for you to demonstrate your authentic voice as well ...
Standardized tests can be helpful way for an applicant to provide a more recent data point regarding their readiness for an MBA curriculum. However, some applicants may wonder if a test waiver could make sense for them? Director of Admissions Catie Yeilding shares advice for applicants weighing these options, including the importance of thinking about your candidacy objectively as you build your academic readiness case.
Director of Admissions Catie Yeilding offers advice for how you can demonstrate your academic readiness for an MBA curriculum across a number of sections of the UVA Darden application – including degree-related coursework, non-degree-related coursework, professional certifications, work responsibilities, standardized test scores and more.
You will share information about your professional background in not one but two places in the Darden application – The Employment History section as well as in your resume. Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions Dawna Clarke offers tips about how you can maximize both of these parts of your application as well as how the resume can be a place for you to display your personality and interests.
The application process is a storytelling exercise. Managing Director of Admissions Whitney Kestner discusses the importance of thinking about your candidacy as our Admissions Committee will – holistically and objectively – as you approach your application.
A little planning can go a long way. Managing Director of Admissions Whitney Kestner returns to share more advice for getting organized as you approach the Darden application.
You’ve decided to apply to Darden. But where to start? Managing Director of Admissions Whitney Kestner offers tips for getting organized as you approach the application process, including the value of working backwards from your target deadline, why you should read through the application before doing anything else and more.
When is the right time to apply? In short, when you feel like you can put together the strongest application. However, there are important considerations to be weighed as you finalize your plans. Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions Dawna Clarke offers tips for navigating Darden’s application deadlines.
Did you apply to one of Darden’s MBA formats in the prior application cycle? If so, this episode is for you! Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions Dawna Clarke shares advice for reapplicants – including insights about the reapplicant request process, application timing, recommendations and more.
The MBA application process can be quite a journey and applicants often feel uncertain or vulnerable during the process. However, as Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions Dawna Clarke shares, there are several steps you can take to help prepare yourself to navigate the ups and downs of applying to business school.
Do you know about the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management? Senior Director, Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Recruiting Christian West offers insights about the organization, the benefits of applying to Darden’s Full-Time MBA program through the Consortium, new changes to this year’s Consortium application and more.
Calling all international applicants! Associate Director, Global Recruitment Merav Frazier outlines key considerations for international applicants, including application timing, English proficiency requirements, visa processes and more.
Applying to one of Darden’s many dual degree programs? In this episode, Associate Director, Global Recruitment Merav Frazier shares her favorite tips and resources for dual degree candidates.
In this episode, we catch up with Managing Director of Admissions Whitney Kestner about the importance of intentional engagement when researching business schools. As Whitney notes, there are distinct phases in the MBA research process, and you probably have more time than you think to get all of your questions answered.
In this episode, we talk with Director of Admissions, Future Year Scholars Katherine Alford about the MBA research process. Katherine shares insights about utilizing MBA rankings, how to network effectively with current students and alumni as well as the value of using a spreadsheet to help you stay organized.
"McCartney: A Life in Lyrics" offers listeners the opportunity to sit in on conversations between Paul McCartney and poet Paul Muldoon dissecting the people, experiences, and art that inspired McCartney’s songwriting. These conversations were held during the past several years as the two collaborated on the best selling book, “The Lyrics: 1965 to Present.” Over two seasons and 24 episodes of “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics”, you’ll hear a combination master class, memoir, and improvised journey with one of the most beloved figures in popular music. Each episode focuses on one song from McCartney’s iconic catalog – spanning early Beatles through his solo work. Season 1 premieres on October 4th. “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics” is a co-production between iHeart Media, MPL and Pushkin Industries. Cover Portrait © 1967 Paul McCartney / Photographer: Linda McCartney
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