The ExecMBA Podcast
The ExecMBA Podcast #133: Special Episode - All About Our Executive MBA Class of 2023 Application

The ExecMBA Podcast #133: Special Episode - All About Our Executive MBA Class of 2023 Application

August 7, 2020

In this episode of the podcast we welcome back Senior Associate Director of Admissions Katherine Alford for a conversation all about the application for our Executive MBA Class of 2023. With the application launch slated for mid-August, Brett and Katherine share updates about this year’s application as well tips and insights for applicants targeting an August 2021 start date. Essential listening for Executive MBA applicants.

The ExecMBA Podcast #132: Jake Corbin, Recent Graduate of the EMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast #132: Jake Corbin, Recent Graduate of the EMBA Class of 2020

July 24, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Jake Corbin! Jake is a recent graduate in our Executive MBA Class of 2020, as well as a veteran and an entrepreneur. We recently connected with Jake via Zoom to talk about his background, his decision to pursue and MBA and how his Darden experience helped him with his oenophile-oriented start-up, Vinoshares.

The ExecMBA Podcast #131: Yael Grushka-Cockayne, Senior Associate Dean for Professional Degree Programs

The ExecMBA Podcast #131: Yael Grushka-Cockayne, Senior Associate Dean for Professional Degree Programs

July 3, 2020

In this episode, we catch up with Yael Grushka-Cockayne. Yael is Darden’s new Senior Associate Dean for Professional Degree Programs, and we recently connected via Zoom to talk with her about her background, what’s exciting to her about her new role, how she finds case ideas as well as the Executive MBA Program’s plans for Orientation, Leadership Residency 1 and the months ahead.

The ExecMBA Podcast #130: Martin Davidson, Senior Associate Dean & Global Chief Diversity Officer and Christie Julien, Assistant Dean for Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The ExecMBA Podcast #130: 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.  

The ExecMBA Podcast #129: Special Edition with Professor Laura Morgan Roberts

The ExecMBA Podcast #129: 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.

The ExecMBA Podcast #128: Laura Bordoni, Director of Student Affairs, Executive MBA Program

The ExecMBA Podcast #128: Laura Bordoni, Director of Student Affairs, Executive MBA Program

May 29, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we welcome back Director of Student Affairs, Laura Bordoni. We recently caught up with Laura via Zoom to talk about one of the most popular topics for incoming Executive MBA students: time management. During this conversation, Laura shares tips and insights as well as common challenges for students as they seek to balance work, life and school.

The ExecMBA Podcast #127: Eric Tyo, EMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast #127: Eric Tyo, EMBA Class of 2020

May 22, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Eric Tyo. Eric is an EMBA format student in our Class of 2020, and we recently connected with him via Zoom to talk about his decision to pursue an MBA, how he managed the competing demands of work, life and school, as well as how he leveraged the program’s resources to facilitate a career transition. This episode is a must-listen for any prospective Executive MBA students who are interested in switching company, function and/or industry.

The ExecMBA Podcast #126: Jonas Porcar-Ferrer and Bhavin Patel, EMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast #126: Jonas Porcar-Ferrer and Bhavin Patel, EMBA Class of 2020

May 15, 2020

Can it really be the end? The final installment in our ongoing podcast interview series with Jonas Porcar-Ferrer and Bhavin Patel has arrived. We recently connected with Jonas and Bhavin via Zoom to discuss Quarter 10, Leadership Residency 2, how they’ve have changed and grown over the course of the program, their advice for prospective students and more. Pro Tip: If you’re new to the series, be sure to check out our earlier episodes. We followed Jonas and Bhavin from the start of the program to the end (and hopefully beyond!).

The ExecMBA Podcast #125: Jaime Falquez (MBA ‘18)

The ExecMBA Podcast #125: Jaime Falquez (MBA ‘18)

May 8, 2020

In this episode of The ExecMBA Podcast we catch up with Jaime Falquez. Jaime is a member of our Executive MBA Class of 2018, and we recently connected via Zoom to discuss what he’s been up to since graduation and how his Darden experience helped him grow both his confidence and career.

The ExecMBA Podcast #124: Tiffany Pillifant and Andrew Harris, EMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast #124: Tiffany Pillifant and Andrew Harris, EMBA Class of 2020

May 4, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up Tiffany Pillifant and Andrew Harris. Tiffany and Andrew are both in our Executive MBA Class of 2020, and they are based in the Charlottesville area. Along with their classmate Taison Bell, Tiffany and Andrew have been working with a group called Masks for Cville that is focused on helping coordinate the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) manufacturing effort in the area.

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