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The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 78: An Interview with Josh Cortez and Mike Winston, EMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 78: An Interview with Josh Cortez and Mike Winston, EMBA Class of 2020

July 15, 2019

A double feature! In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with two students in our Class of 2020, Josh Cortez and Mike Winston. We recently sat down with Mike and Josh to talk about their MBA journey, what they have enjoyed about Darden’s Executive MBA Program so far and their advice for prospective students. 

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 77: An Interview with Sarita Soldz, EMBA Career Advisor

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 77: An Interview with Sarita Soldz, EMBA Career Advisor

June 28, 2019

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we catch up with Sarita Soldz. Sarita is one of the career advisors who support our executive format students, and she is a repeat guest on the pod. We sat down with her to talk about the recent Life Design workshop she offered for women in our Class of 2019, as well as some of the exciting discussions Executive MBA staff are having around student engagement and support. Bonus coverage: Listen to Sarita's earlier podcast episodes https://dardenmba.podbean.com/?s=soldz). 

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 76: An Interview with Roger Wieland and Connor Lott, EMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 76: An Interview with Roger Wieland and Connor Lott, EMBA Class of 2020

June 21, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we continue our spotlight on the military transition experience with a conversation with two veterans in our Class of 2020, Roger Wieland and Connor Lott. We talk about Roger and Connor about their paths post-military, why they decided to pursue an MBA and their advice for service members contemplating a transition to the private sector.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 75: An Interview with Emily Kelly, EMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 75: An Interview with Emily Kelly, EMBA Class of 2020

June 17, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Emily Kelly, an EMBA format student in our Class of 2020. We recently sat down with Emily to talk about what led her to Darden, how she has juggled the demands of the program and starting a new job, and her advice for prospective students wondering if now is the right time to get an MBA.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 74: An Interview with Abigail Pape, EMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 74: An Interview with Abigail Pape, EMBA Class of 2020

May 31, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Abigail Pape, an EMBA format student in our Class of 2020. Abigail is a doctor and she is based in Portland, Oregon, and we sat down with her to talk about why she decided to pursue an MBA, how she manages the demands of work, life and the program and her advice for doctors considering Darden’s executive formats.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 73: A Return Interview with Jonas Porcar-Ferrer and Bhavin Patel, EMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 73: A Return Interview with Jonas Porcar-Ferrer and Bhavin Patel, EMBA Class of 2020

May 23, 2019

They’re back! In this episode of the podcast, we continue our ongoing conversation with Jonas Porcar-Ferrer and Bhavin Patel, two students in our Class of 2020. We caught up with Jonas and Bhavin during a recent weekend residency in Rosslyn to talk about their Quarters 4 and 5 classes, Bhavin’s recent China global residency and how their experience in the program is shaping their work.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 72: Admissions Tips and Insights for EMBA Applicants

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 72: Admissions Tips and Insights for EMBA Applicants

May 17, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we offer admissions tips and insights for applicants targeting our June 10 and June 25 deadlines. Admissions Committee members Brett Twitty and Katherine Alford highlight upcoming events, share admissions advice and potential next steps for candidates seeking to put their best foot forward as we wrap up our 2019 admissions cycle.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 71: An Interview with Savannah Guernsey, EMBA Class of 2019

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 71: An Interview with Savannah Guernsey, EMBA Class of 2019

May 10, 2019

In this episode of the ExecMBA podcast, we catch up with Savannah Guernsey. Savannah is an EMBA format student in our Class of 2019, and we sat down to talk about why she decided to pursue an MBA, how her career plans evolved over her time in the program and her advice for prospective students.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 70: An Interview with Connor Lott, EMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 70: An Interview with Connor Lott, EMBA Class of 2020

May 6, 2019

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we catch up with Connor Lott, an EMBA format student in our Class of 2020. Connor is also a veteran, and we sat down to talk with him about his MBA journey, his recent participation in Darden’s Venture Capital Bootcamp and his advice for military service members considering an MBA.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 69: An Interview with Natalie Cucchiara, EMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 69: An Interview with Natalie Cucchiara, EMBA Class of 2020

April 26, 2019

Natalie is an Executive MBA (EMBA) format student in our Class of 2020, and we recently caught up with her to talk with her decision, as a journalist, to pursue an MBA, what she’s enjoyed about the experience so far and her recent global residency in China.