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Experience Darden #101: Director of Venture Programs Jason Brewster: ‘If You’re Having Doubts, You’re Making Progress’

Experience Darden #101: Director of Venture Programs Jason Brewster: ‘If You’re Having Doubts, You’re Making Progress’

March 26, 2021

We caught up with Director of Venture Programs for the Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (and friend of our Admissions podcasts) Jason Brewster to talk about the current state of the venturing at Darden. He also shares insights about effectuation, resources available to Darden student entrepreneurs and reading recommendations for aspiring venturers.

Experience Darden #100: A Podcast Idea Inspired by a Daily Darden Tradition

Experience Darden #100: A Podcast Idea Inspired by a Daily Darden Tradition

March 19, 2021

Harsha Gummagatta (Class of 2021) and Eric Linde (Class of 2021) are good friends, but they are also the hosts of a brand new Darden-inspired podcast, Third Coffee. As our listeners may know, First Coffee is a popular tradition at Darden – it’s a dedicated time each weekday when the community convenes for coffee (or tea!) and conversation. We chat with Harsha and Eric about the inspiration for the podcast, how things are going so far and their tips for fellow podcasters.

Experience Darden #99: SPACs, GameStop and the Challenge of Bitcoin: A Conversation With Professor Rich Evans

Experience Darden #99: SPACs, GameStop and the Challenge of Bitcoin: A Conversation With Professor Rich Evans

March 12, 2021

In this special edition of the Darden Admissions podcasts, we’re pleased to share our recent Office Hours conversation with Darden Professor Rich Evans. We talk with Evans about his background, what led him to Darden, what he enjoys about teaching Finance through the case method and more. We also find time to hear Evans’ thoughts about a number of Finance-related “hot topics” – SPACs, GameStop, Bitcoin and the current state of the U.S. stock market.

Experience Darden #98: Darden’s Future Year Scholars Program with Admissions Committee Members Katherine Alford and Merav Frazier

Experience Darden #98: Darden’s Future Year Scholars Program with Admissions Committee Members Katherine Alford and Merav Frazier

March 5, 2021

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Katherine Alford and Merav Frazier, two members of our Admissions Committee at the Darden School of Business. Katherine and Merav work closely with our Future Year Scholars Program (FYSP), Darden’s deferred enrollment program for college seniors and fifth year Master’s students, and we recently connected with Katherine and Merav to learn more about the Future Year Scholars Program as well as their tips and advice for FYSP applicants.

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