In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we catch up with Erin Tollini, an EMBA format student in our Class of 2020. Erin is a lawyer by training as well as a former mayor of Tiburon, California, and she is currently pursuing an entrepreneurial path. We caught up with Erin to talk about her decision to pursue an MBA, what led her to Darden and how she balances school, work and life.
The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 54: An Interview with Ron Wilcox, Senior Associate Dean for Degree Programs
In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we catch up with Ron Wilcox, Senior Associate Dean for Degree Programs. Ron is also a Marketing professor and a former Dean of the Executive MBA Program, and we discuss what led him to Darden, how he approaches case writing and what he enjoys about teaching executive format students.
The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 53: An Interview with Michael Stroud, Executive Director of Darden’s Facilities and Operations
In March of 2018, Darden opened a beautiful new space in the Washington, DC area, the Sands Family Grounds. In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Mike Stroud, Executive Director of Facilities and Operations, about the new facility in DC, as well as the overall plans for Darden’s building and grounds in the years ahead.
The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 52: An Interview with Katherine Alford, Senior Associate Director of Admissions
In this episode of the ExecMBA podcast, we catch up with Katherine Alford! Katherine has been leading a number of our women’s recruitment initiatives in the DC area, and we talk with her about those efforts, as well as what she enjoys about recruiting executive format students.
The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 51: An Interview with Jen Coleman, Executive Director, Alumni Career Services
Did you know Darden graduates have access to career services for life? True story! In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Jen Coleman, Executive Director, Alumni Career Services. In this conversation, Jen discusses what drew her to Darden and her current work as well as how she and her team support Darden graduates. And be sure to check out our other career conversations with Jim Collins, Connie Dunlop, Casey Floyd, Kellogg Leliveld and Sarita Soldz!
The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 50: The Tables Are Turned - An Interview with Brett Twitty, Director of Admissions, Executive Formats
Episode 50! A milestone! It’s been quite a run for the ExecMBA Podcast, and in this episode, friend of the pod, Whitney Kestner, turns the tables and interviews Brett Twitty. In a conversation that touches on everything from Darden’s efforts in the DC area to The Smiths, Whitney and Brett chat about music, movies and, of course, all things Executive MBA. And be sure to check out Brett and Whitney’s prior episodeall about the Executive MBA application process.
In this episode, Director of Admissions, Brett Twitty, answers the questions we most frequently receive from applicants. Curious about how our deadlines work? Want to learn more about our test requirement? Have questions about what materials are required for our application process? Check out this episode and then head over to the Exec Video Blog for even more answers!
The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 48: An Interview with Jonas Porcar-Ferrer and Bhavin Patel, EMBA Class of 2020
In this episode, we catch up with two students in our Class of 2020, Jonas Porcar Ferrer and Bhavin Patel, during a busy first quarter of the program. In this wide-ranging conversation, we chat with Jonas and Bhavin about why they chose Darden, what they enjoy about learning through the case method, how they are juggling school and their many other commitments, and their advice for prospective students. Stay tuned for additional interviews with Jonas and Bhavin throughout the coming months!
The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 47: An Interview with Kellogg Leliveld, Director of Career Education and Advising
In this episode, we catch up with Kellogg Leliveld! Kellogg is one of the career advisors who work with our executive format students, and we chat with her about her background, what she enjoys about working with Darden students, her advice for students considering an MBA and her approach to career advising. If you’re interested in learning more about career resources for executive format students, be sure to also check out our conversations with Sarita Soldz and Jim Collins.
The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 46: An Interview with Ladi Carr, Director for Global Executive Programs
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.