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Experience Darden #59: The Darden African Business Organization (DABO)

Experience Darden #59: The Darden African Business Organization (DABO)

April 10, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with two leaders of the Darden African Business Organization (DABO), Meti Aberra and Sindara Oyekola. Meti and Sindara are both second year students in our Class of 2020, and we sat down with them in Charlottesville a couple months ago to talk about their decision to pursue their MBA, what led them to Darden, what attracted them to their leadership positions with DABO, how DABO builds awareness about the African continent within the Darden community and more. Fun fact: Meti also has her own podcast. Check it out!

Experience Darden #58: Professor Greg Fairchild on Teaching Ethics through Literature

Experience Darden #58: Professor Greg Fairchild on Teaching Ethics through Literature

April 3, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Greg Fairchild. In addition to serving as a Professor in the Strategy, Ethics and Entrepreneurship area, Greg is also Associate Dean for Washington, DC Area Initiative, and we recently connected to talk with him about the Ethics through Literature elective he leads in the full-time MBA program. If you’re looking for a few reading recommendations during this time of social distancing, this podcast is essential listening.

Experience Darden #57: Dawna Clarke, Executive Director of Admissions

Experience Darden #57: Dawna Clarke, Executive Director of Admissions

March 27, 2020

In this episode, we welcome Executive Director of Admissions Dawna Clarke back to the podcast! We connected with Dawna to discuss recent updates to our Full-Time MBA application process in light of the global Coronavirus pandemic as well as her advice for Round 3 applicants. If you’re applying in Round 3, this episode is essential listening. Podcaster’s Note: This was our first “distance” podcast interview, and we’re excited to keep the podcast on the air during this time of social distancing.

Experience Darden #56: Lindsay Johnson, MBA Class of 2021

Experience Darden #56: Lindsay Johnson, MBA Class of 2021

March 20, 2020

In this episode of the podcast we catch up with Lindsay Johnson. Lindsay is a First Year student in our Class of 2021, and we sat down to talk about her background in entertainment and media, why she decided to pursue an MBA, her interest in brand management as well as her experience applying to Darden through the Consortium. We recorded this episode with Lindsay a few months ago, and over the next couple weeks, we’ll be clearing out our interview vault, but stay tuned for new episodes as well. We’re excited to announce that we’ve identified a remote solution that will allow us to keep the podcast going during this time of social distancing.

Experience Darden #55: The Asia Business Club at Darden (ABCD)

Experience Darden #55: The Asia Business Club at Darden (ABCD)

March 12, 2020

In this episode of the podcast we catch up with Clement Le Royer and Yun “Chris” Lou, two Second Year students in our Class of 2020. Clement and Chris are leaders of the Asia Business Club at Darden (ABCD), and we recently sat down with them to talk about their backgrounds, what led them to Darden, how ABCD supports students and what they hope to accomplish in the months prior to graduation.

Experience Darden #54: Sarah Costa, MBA Class of 2021

Experience Darden #54: Sarah Costa, MBA Class of 2021

March 6, 2020

In this episode of the Experience Darden podcast, we catch up with Sarah Costa. Sarah is a First Year student in our Class of 2021, and she is also mom. We recently sat down with Sarah to talk about her decision to pursue an MBA, what brought her to Darden, how her Learning Team has helped her navigate the first year experience, and how she has juggled the demands of school and parenting.

A Special Message to Our Subscribers

A Special Message to Our Subscribers

February 28, 2020

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Experience Darden #53: Pursuing Jobs in Financial Services

Experience Darden #53: Pursuing Jobs in Financial Services

February 28, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with two leaders of the Finance Club, Anne-Catherine Begley and Jay Patel. Anne-Catherine and Jay are both Second Year students in our Class of 2020, and we sat down with them to talk more about the job search process for students interested in Financial Services and how the Finance Club supports students pursuing this career path. Did you know that, for our Class of 2019, Financial Services was the second most popular post-graduate destination, with 24.4% of graduates accepting jobs in this industry? True story.

Experience Darden #52: Casey Floyd, Director of Employer Engagement and Recruiting

Experience Darden #52: Casey Floyd, Director of Employer Engagement and Recruiting

February 21, 2020

In this episode, we catch up with Director of Employer Engagement and Recruiting, Casey Floyd. Casey recently launched her own podcast, The Employer Perspective, in which she sits down recruiters to talk about the hiring process and what they’re looking for in candidates. We talk with Casey about the inspiration for her podcast as well as the work she does leading Darden’s Employer Engagement efforts.

Experience Darden #51: Admissions Update with Whitney Kestner, Director of Admissions

Experience Darden #51: Admissions Update with Whitney Kestner, Director of Admissions

February 14, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we welcome back Director of Admissions, Whitney Kestner. Whitney shares updates about Round 2, tips and insights for Round 3 applicants as well as guidance for applicants prepping for their Darden interview. We also find time to bust up some common myths around Round 3. Essential listening for anyone applying to Darden’s Full-Time MBA Program.