The ExecMBA Podcast
The ExecMBA Podcast #153: Molly Just and Dillon Behr, EMBA Class of 2021

The ExecMBA Podcast #153: Molly Just and Dillon Behr, EMBA Class of 2021

January 15, 2021

In this episode of the podcast we catch up with Molly Just and Dillon Behr. Molly and Dillon are both second year students in our Executive MBA Class of 2021, and they are also married to one another. We recently connected with Molly and Dillon to talk about their respective decisions to pursue an MBA, what led them to Darden, how they have managed the demands of work, school and a young family, their advice for prospective students and much more.

The ExecMBA Podcast #152: Jason Lamb (EMBA ‘14), Managing Partner at The Hard Yards

The ExecMBA Podcast #152: Jason Lamb (EMBA ‘14), Managing Partner at The Hard Yards

January 11, 2021

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Jason Lamb. Jason is a member of our Executive MBA Class of 2014, and he is also a veteran, serving as a Navy SEAL for over 20 years. After Darden, Jason launched his own business, The Hard Yards, and we recently connected with him via Zoom to talk about his MBA journey as well as how his Darden experience and network have helped him with his venture.

The ExecMBA Podcast #151: Fall Semester Special with Senior Associate Deans Tom Steenburgh and Yael Grushka-Cockayne

The ExecMBA Podcast #151: Fall Semester Special with Senior Associate Deans Tom Steenburgh and Yael Grushka-Cockayne

December 18, 2020

In this special episode of the podcast, we catch up with Senior Associate Deans Tom Steenburgh and Yael Grushka-Cockayne. Tom and Yael are repeat guests on our Admissions podcasts, and we welcomed them back to talk about the fall semester and how Darden’s MBA programs – both Full-Time MBA and Executive MBA – adapted to the evolving COVID-19 landscape. During this wide-ranging conversation, Tom and Yael also share insights about the principles guiding the School’s planning efforts for the months ahead. 

The ExecMBA Podcast #150: Executive MBA Application Tips with Katherine Alford, Senior Associate Director of Admissions

The ExecMBA Podcast #150: Executive MBA Application Tips with Katherine Alford, Senior Associate Director of Admissions

December 11, 2020

In this milestone 150th episode of the podcast, we welcome back Senior Associate Director of Admissions Katherine Alford. We recently connected with Katherine via Zoom to talk about how Executive MBA applicants can make the most of the upcoming winter break. If you are planning to apply for one our upcoming deadlines, this episode is essential listening.

The ExecMBA Podcast #149: Alumni Sam Calaway (EMBA ’20) and Pat Cerone (EMBA ’20) on The Value of a Darden MBA for Active Duty Service Members

The ExecMBA Podcast #149: Alumni Sam Calaway (EMBA ’20) and Pat Cerone (EMBA ’20) on The Value of a Darden MBA for Active Duty Service Members

December 4, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with two alumni from our Executive MBA program, Sam Calaway (EMBA ’20) and Pat Cerone (EMBA ’20). Sam and Pat both currently serve in the Navy, and we recently connected with them to talk about their MBA journeys and hear their thoughts on how an MBA – and specifically Darden’s Executive MBA program – can be of value to active duty service members seeking to climb within with the military.

The ExecMBA Podcast #148: Caroline Clark and Anura Shrivastava, EMBA Class of 2021 and Leaders of Darden’s Network of Executive Women

The ExecMBA Podcast #148: Caroline Clark and Anura Shrivastava, EMBA Class of 2021 and Leaders of Darden’s Network of Executive Women

November 21, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with two leaders of our Network of Executive Women (NEW) student organization, Caroline Clark and Anura Shrivastava. Caroline and Anura are both second year students in our Executive MBA Class of 2021, and we recently connected with them via Zoom to talk about how things are going, what NEW has been up to recently, their advice for prospective students and much more.

The ExecMBA Podcast #147: Kevin Rivers, EMBA Class of 2021 and Co-President of the Veteran Executive Students at Darden

The ExecMBA Podcast #147: Kevin Rivers, EMBA Class of 2021 and Co-President of the Veteran Executive Students at Darden

November 13, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Kevin Rivers. Kevin is a second year student in our Executive MBA Class of 2021, and he is also co-President of the Veteran Executive Students at Darden (VESD) student organization. We recently connected with Kevin via Zoom to talk about his MBA journey, what led him to Darden, what he enjoyed about his Brazil global residency, how the case method promotes accountability and much more.

The ExecMBA Podcast #146: Peter Webb (EMBA ‘19), Grow.DC

The ExecMBA Podcast #146: Peter Webb (EMBA ‘19), Grow.DC

November 6, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Peter Webb. Peter is a graduate in Darden’s Executive MBA Class of 2019, and he is also a former US Army Special Forces Officer. After graduating from Darden, Peter founded a hydroponic farming venture, Grow.DC, and we recently connected with him via Zoom to talk about his background, how he decided to pursue an MBA, what inspired him to launch Grow.DC and much more.

The ExecMBA Podcast #145: Michael Long & Aja Sae-Kung , Co-Presidents of the Black Executive MBA Student Organization and EMBA Class of 2021

The ExecMBA Podcast #145: Michael Long & Aja Sae-Kung , Co-Presidents of the Black Executive MBA Student Organization and EMBA Class of 2021

October 30, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with the co-Presidents of our Black Executive MBA (BEMBA) student organization, Michael Long and Aja Sae-Kung. Michael and Aja are both second year students in our Executive MBA Class of 2021, and we recently connected with them via Zoom to talk about how things are going as the Executive MBA program pivots in response to COVID-19 and what BEMBA has been up to over the past few months.

 

The ExecMBA Podcast #144: EMBA Alumni David Black (MBA ‘19) and Heather Townsend (MBA ‘19) of Even Health

The ExecMBA Podcast #144: EMBA Alumni David Black (MBA ‘19) and Heather Townsend (MBA ‘19) of Even Health

October 23, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with David Black and Heather Townsend. David and Heather are both graduates in our Executive MBA Class of 2019, and they recently launched a mental health-focused venture, Even Health. We recently connected with David and Heather via Zoom to talk more about their background, what led them to start a business, what Even Health is all about and more.

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