The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 27: An Interview with Elan Freedy, EMBA Class of 2019

June 22, 2018

With our last deadline of the 2018 admissions cycle – 25 June – just a few days away, we sit down with Elan Freedy, a 2019 EMBA format in our Charlottesville section. We talk with Elan about how he chose Darden, what drew him to the Charlottesville section, what he enjoys most about being an executive format student, and his goals for his remaining time in the program.

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The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 26: An Interview with Jim Collins, Career Advisor: Executive MBA Students

June 6, 2018

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we talk with Jim Collins, one of two career advisors who support our executive format students. In this conversation, we explore how Jim and his colleague, Sarita Soldz, work with “climbers,” those students who wish to move up within their organization. We also touch upon what Jim loves about working with executive format students and how Darden’s career team supports students across the life cycle of the career development process.

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The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 25: An Interview with Hans Lauzen, EMBA Class of 2019

June 1, 2018

In this episode of the ExecMBA podcast, we talk with Hans Lauzen, an EMBA format student in our Class of 2019, about what he enjoys about being a member of the Charlottesville section and a student in the Executive MBA Program, what attracted him to Darden, and his advice for prospective students.

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The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 24: An Interview with Christie May, EMBA Class of 2019

May 15, 2018

In this episode, we continue our exploration of our Charlottesville section experience with an interview with Christie May, an EMBA format student in our Class of 2019. We talk with Christie about her decision to pursue an MBA, her experience on the South Africa and China global residencies, what she enjoys about Charlottesville and the Charlottesville section, and what she loves about the program.

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The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 23: An Interview with Nii-Lante Lamptey, EMBA Class of 2019

May 3, 2018

This episode of the ExecMBA podcast marks the first installment in a short series on our Charlottesville section experience. In this interview, we talk with Nii-Lante Lamptey, an EMBA format student in our Class of 2019, about why he decided to pursue his MBA and what he loves about learning in Charlottesville.

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Research and Relevance, Episode 7: Decarbonizing the Electric Utility Industry

April 18, 2018

Scientists assert that global warming must be kept below two degrees Celsius to avoid insurmountable global disruption. Getting there will require near total decarbonization of economic activity by 2060. Electricity generation accounts for a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. and worldwide. Electric grids around the world are being decarbonized but a complete shift to 100% clean energy will likely take longer than 40 years. What will facilitate the transition and what threatens progress? 

Let's begin by reviewing four zero-carbon emission generation sources and technologies that could lead us into the clean energy future – hydropower, nuclear energy, wind, and solar. We'll then discuss the levers and opportunities for solar and wind adoption with Devin Welch, Sun Tribe Solar, Erik Haug, Apex Clean Energy and Darden Professor Mike Lenox, who is a co-author on the forthcoming report titled Path to 2060: Decarbonizing the Electric Utility Industry.

This is the second in a series of podcasts from the Business Innovation and Climate Change Initiative at Darden’s Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation http://www.darden.virginia.edu/innovation-climate/. Episode 5 of Research and Relevance discussed the automobile industry.

Sun Tribe Solar: www.suntribesolar.com

Apex Clean Energy: www.apexcleanenergy.com

Podcast hosted by Becky Duff, Lead Researcher for the Business Innovation and Climate Change Initiative, Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 22: An Interview with Mariana Santos, EMBA Class of 2018 and Marco Mendoza, GEMBA Class of 2018

April 16, 2018

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we talk with Mariana Santos and Marco Mendoza about their experience as international students in Darden’s Executive MBA Program. Mariana is a 2018 EMBA format student (Charlottesville section) and originally from Brazil. Marco is a 2018 GEMBA format student (Charlottesville section) and based in Peru. We spoke with Mariana and Marco about why they chose Darden, what they like about learning in the case method, and their advice for international students considering the executive formats of the Darden MBA.

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The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 21: An Interview with Paul Conboy, MBA ‘17

April 6, 2018

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we talk with Paul Conboy, an EMBA format graduate in our Class of 2017. We recently sat down with Paul to discuss his experience in the program, how he developed as a leader as a result of his time at Darden, what he loved about learning in Charlottesville, and more.

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The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 20: A Discussion on Entrepreneurship with Sarita Soldz, Career Advisor: Executive MBA Students on Entrepreneurship

March 16, 2018

In this episode, we continue our exploration of entrepreneurship in the executive formats with a conversation with Sarita Soldz about career resources for students seeking to start their own ventures. Topics include peer support for entrepreneurially-inclined students, Darden’s iLab, and career support strategies for both emergent and experienced entrepreneurs.

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Research and Relevance, Episode 6: Declining Business Dynamism and Entrepreneurship in the U.S.: Behind the Numbers

March 7, 2018

Why has the rate of U.S. entrepreneurship been on a steady decline for the past decade and what does it mean for the U.S. economy? Sean Carr, Ph.D., Executive Director of Darden’s Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation speaks with Prof. John Haltiwanger from the University of Maryland and the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), whose research has played a major role in our understanding the determinants of firm-level job creation, job destruction, firm dynamics and economic performance. He has published more than 100 academic articles and numerous books including Job Creation and Destruction (with Steven Davis and Scott Schuh, MIT Press).

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