The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 46: An Interview with Ladi Carr, Director for Global Executive Programs

November 9, 2018

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Ladi Carr! Ladi is a member of Darden’s Center for Global Initiatives (CGI) team, and she helps lead the global residencies for our Executive MBA Program. This episode is essential listening for anyone seeking to learn more about our Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) format, our week-long global residencies or additional global opportunities available to executive format students at Darden.

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The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 45: An Interview with Jim Collins, Associate Director of Career Education and Advising, Executive MBA Students

November 3, 2018

In this episode, we catch up with Jim Collins. Jim is one of the career advisers who support our executive format students, and he returns to the podcast to talk about networking tactics for job seekers. He also shares highlights from our recent virtual job fair. And while you’re streaming, be sure to check out his previous interview exploring strategies for individuals who wish to climb within their current companies. 

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The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 44: An Interview with David Touve, Senior Director, i.Lab at UVA

October 25, 2018

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we catch up with David Touve, Senior Director of the i.Lab at UVA. David brings a wealth of experience to his work, and we sat down to talk with him about his background, as well as the wide range of resources available to entrepreneurs at the University of Virginia. One of our favorite interviews, this conversation is an essential listen for anyone interested in entrepreneurship and the executive formats of the Darden MBA.

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The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 43: An Interview with Jim Detert, Associate Dean for Executive Degree Programs and Leadership Initiatives

October 17, 2018

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we catch up with Associate Dean for Executive Degree Programs, Jim Detert. We recently announced several innovations to our Executive MBA Program, and we chat with Jim about moving both sections of the Executive MBA Program to Rosslyn, the Explorations in Enterprise Leadership course, the career-related modules that are currently in development, and the impact of these updates for students.

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The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 42: An Interview with Camille Smith, EMBA Class of 2019

October 10, 2018

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we catch up with Camille Smith. Camille is a GEMBA format student in our Class of 2019 as well as co-President of our Black Executive MBA (BEMBA) student organization. We chat with her about how she chose Darden, her experiences as a Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) format student, and what BEMBA has planned for the coming months.

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The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 41: An Interview with Casey Floyd, Director, Employer Engagement and Recruiting

October 5, 2018

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we talk with Casey Floyd. Casey is a 2017 GEMBA format graduate, and she is also Director of Employer Engagement and Recruiting at Darden. We recently caught up with her to talk about her decision to pursue a Darden MBA, what she enjoyed our Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) format, and the work she does building relationships with employers on behalf of Darden students.

NOTE: During this conversation, Casey references having an MBA prior to matriculating at Darden. Applicants who have an MBA from an AACSB-accredited institution are not eligible to apply to Darden.

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The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 40: An Interview with Kathy Masloff, Associate Director of Executive Degree Programs

September 29, 2018

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we talk with Kathy Masloff, a member of our Executive MBA Program Team. Kathy helps manage many of the program logistics while our students are in Charlottesville, and we sat down with her to debrief Orientation and Leadership Residency 1, but to also talk about what she and her colleagues enjoy about working with our students and everything they do to make our students’ experience truly seamless.

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The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 39: An Interview with Amanda Richardson, EMBA Class of 2019

September 18, 2018

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we catch up with Amanda Richardson, a 2019 EMBA format student in our Rosslyn section. Amanda is the President of our Network of Executive Women (NEW) student organization, and in this wide-ranging conversation, we talk about her decision to pursue an MBA, what led her to Darden, NEW’s plans for the upcoming year, and how she balances the demands of work, school and being a mom.

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The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 38: An Interview with Whitney Kestner, Director of Admissions and Recruiting

September 13, 2018

Hard to believe it took this long, but the ExecMBA podcast is back with our first Admissions-related episode! And, with our 2019 cycle ramping up, not a moment too soon. In this installment of the podcast, Whitney Kestner and I chat about our application process, the various components of our application, and our favorite tips for executive format applicants.

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The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 37: An Interview with Connie Dunlop,Executive Director for Professional Advancement

September 6, 2018

In this Episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we talk with Connie Dunlop, Darden’s Executive Director for Professional Advancement and a Darden alumna! In this wide-ranging conversation, we chat with Connie about what she enjoys about working with students on their career plans, her goals her Professional Advancement course, why she thinks we’re seeing more interest in entrepreneurship in our Executive MBA Program, and her advice for students considering Darden’s executive formats.

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