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Experience Darden#70: Director of Admissions Catie Yeilding on New Admissions Innovations for This Year’s Cycle

Experience Darden#70: Director of Admissions Catie Yeilding on New Admissions Innovations for This Year’s Cycle

July 24, 2020

The start of a new application cycle can only mean one thing here on the podcast: A new application-themed episode! In this episode, we catch up with Director of Admissions, Catie Yeilding, to discuss some of our new admissions innovations for this year’s cycle. If you’re targeting our full-time MBA Class of 2023, this episode is essential listening.

Experience Darden #69: Professor Marc Lipson

Experience Darden #69: Professor Marc Lipson

July 3, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Professor Marc Lipson. Marc is a member of the Finance faculty, and we recently connected with him via Zoom to talk about two academic prep offerings for incoming students he has been instrumental in designing and delivering, Darden Before Darden and B-Ready. We also chat about his background, what led him to Darden and even Bob Dylan during this wide-ranging conversation.

Experience Darden #68: Martin Davidson, Senior Associate Dean & Global Chief Diversity Officer and Christie Julien, Assistant Dean for Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Experience Darden #68: Martin Davidson, Senior Associate Dean & Global Chief Diversity Officer and Christie Julien, Assistant Dean for Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

June 26, 2020

A special edition of the Experience Darden and The ExecMBA podcasts! In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Martin Davidson and Christie Julien. Martin is Senior Associate Dean and Global Chief Diversity Officer at the Darden School, and he is also a member of the Leadership and Organizational Behavior faculty. Christie is Darden’s Assistant Dean for Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and a two-time guest on the Experience Darden podcast (See: Episode #34). We recently connected with Martin and Christie via Zoom to talk more about their backgrounds, what brought them to Darden as well as Darden’s efforts around diversity, equity and inclusion.

Experience Darden #67: Special Edition with Professor Laura Morgan Roberts

Experience Darden #67: Special Edition with Professor Laura Morgan Roberts

June 12, 2020

In this special episode of the ExecMBA and Experience Darden podcasts, we catch up with Professor Laura Morgan Roberts. Earlier this week, we connected with Laura via Zoom to talk about her experience facilitating a conversation in her Leading Teams course about the killing of George Floyd, the nationwide protests that followed and the social issues implicated by these and other recent events. During this wide-ranging interview, Laura shares how her research interests and lived experience inform her approach to these dialogues, why it is so hard for people to talk about race, and the important role students play in creating opportunity for these conversations.

Experience Darden #66: Harsha Gummagatta, MBA Class of 2021 and President of the Tech Club

Experience Darden #66: Harsha Gummagatta, MBA Class of 2021 and President of the Tech Club

May 29, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with rising Second Year student Harsha Gummagatta. Harsha is President of the Tech Club, and he is also host of A Professor and a Playlist, a new virtual Zoom event in which Darden faculty members share songs that are meaningful to them. Recent guests include Shane Dikolli, Ed Freeman, Lalin Anik and more. Be sure to check out the companion Spotify playlist for weekly selections.  

Experience Darden #65: Jeff Tang (MBA ‘13), Senior Director for General Management and Marketing Careers

Experience Darden #65: Jeff Tang (MBA ‘13), Senior Director for General Management and Marketing Careers

May 22, 2020

In this episode of the podcast we connect with Jeff Tang (MBA ’13). In addition to being a Darden alumnus, Jeff is the new Senior Director for General Management and Marketing Careers at the Darden School of Business. We recently caught up with him via Zoom to talk about his background and what attracted to his new role with the Career Development team

Experience Darden #64: Megan Bailey and Henrique Lopes, MBA Class of 2021

Experience Darden #64: Megan Bailey and Henrique Lopes, MBA Class of 2021

May 15, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with two of the newly elected leaders of the Darden Student Association (DSA), Megan Bailey and Henrique Lopes. We recently connected with Megan and Henrique via Zoom to talk about Quarter 4, their transition to virtual classes, what attracted them to their DSA roles and how the Darden community is staying connected during this time of physical distancing.  

Experience Darden #63: Jeff McNish, Assistant Dean for Career Development

Experience Darden #63: Jeff McNish, Assistant Dean for Career Development

May 8, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Jeff McNish. Jeff is Darden’s Assistant Dean for Career Development and a repeat guest on the podcast. We recently connected with Jeff via Zoom to talk about how the Career team is supporting students during the coronavirus pandemic, the team’s early plans for our incoming Full-Time MBA Class of 2022 and more.

Experience Darden #62: Scott Beardsley, Dean of the UVA Darden School of Business

Experience Darden #62: Scott Beardsley, Dean of the UVA Darden School of Business

May 1, 2020

In this very special edition of both the Experience Darden podcast and The ExecMBA Podcast, we catch up with the Dean of the Darden School of Business, Scott Beardsley. During this wide-ranging conversation, Scott shares insights about his life and background, how his long tenure at McKinsey helps guide his work as Dean, how he and the leadership team at Darden are navigating the coronavirus pandemic, why he’s optimistic about the future and more!

Experience Darden #61: Joanne Meier, Assistant Dean for Digital and Instructional Initiatives

Experience Darden #61: Joanne Meier, Assistant Dean for Digital and Instructional Initiatives

April 24, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Joanne Meier. Joanne is Assistant Dean for Digital and Instructional Initiatives at the Darden School of Business, and we connected with her via Zoom to talk about the school’s experience transitioning to a fully virtual learning environment in response to the coronavirus pandemic.