July 30, 2021
In this special edition of the Darden Admissions podcasts, we share the sixth installment in our ongoing ‘Office Hours’ faculty spotlight series, a conversation with Professor Lili Powell. Powell is a member of the Communication faculty, and she also has a joint appointment with the UVA School of Nursing. We talk with her about her interest in mindfulness and resilience, as well as what she has learned from her work with healthcare providers. Powell also shares insights about how the COVID-19 pandemic has shaped and redefined the ways we communicate with one another.
July 23, 2021
Senior Director of Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Christian West joins us for a wide-ranging conversation about his background, what led him to Darden, why he’s passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion and what he’s looking forward to in the months ahead. We even find time to discuss Christian’s preferred coffee orders and his status as an undefeated southern California karaoke champion.
July 16, 2021
Director of Admissions Katherine Alford returns to the podcast to share insights about the recently launched application for the Executive MBA Class of 2024. Discussion topics include advice for reapplicants, standardized test strategy, test waiver guidance, crafting your best short answer responses, telling your story through your application, preparing for the Darden interview and more. Essential listening.
July 9, 2021
In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with the newly elected co-Presidents of the Black Executive MBA (BEMBA) student organization, Rex Minnis (Class of 2022) and Jemuir Rivers (Class of 2022). Minnis and Rivers reflect on their decisions to pursue an MBA, how they balanced work, life and school during their first year in the Executive MBA program and what BEMBA has planned for the months ahead. They also share their advice for prospective students seeking to learn more about the student organization.
July 2, 2021
In this special edition of the Darden Admissions podcasts, we share the fifth installment in our ongoing ‘Office Hours’ faculty spotlight series, a conversation with Professor Mike Lenox. We talk with Lenox about what led him to Darden, why he thinks lecturing is dead, and why he’s so passionate about Darden’s high-engagement learning environment. Lenox also shares insights from his extensive work on climate change and sustainability, including findings from his recent books "Can Business Save the Earth" (2018) and "The Decarbonization Imperative" (2021), both from Stanford University Press.