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# Calling all Darden-UVA Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017

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22 Jun 2014, 08:48
Dear Members,

We recently organized a chat session with UVA Darden Admissions Team. In the event Ms. Kristen Egan, Assistant Director of Admissions at UVA Darden, spent some time with GMAT Club members in our chat room to answer their questions about Darden MBA program.

For our friends who could not attend the event, here are some key questions and Admission officers' replies to them. For those who want to read full discussion, session transcript is attached to this post.

Wize47: Could you please tell us more about the optional essay? What an application should mention in it? What does admissions committee look for?
Kristen: The optional essay should really only be used to explain any areas of your application that we may have additional questions about - i.e. a gap in your employment, why you may not be able to choose your current supervisor as a recommendation writer, any further explanation that you want to provide on an area of your previous academic record, etc.

Neo656: I am R1 applicant. I have seen a lot of data on Darden's website with regard to entrepreneurship. Quite a variety of electives, iLab incubator, club and Venture Capital bootcamp. Can you please reflect upon the general mindset of student community with regard to entrepreneurship?
Kristen: The entrepreneurial community here is thriving and we offer a variety of opportunities to start or support new or early stage ventures. You can explore more here: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/MBA/ ... ship/home/ You can learn about our iLab here: http://ilabatuva.org/
I would also encourage you to connect with our Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club to learn about the different events they host throughout the year.

Nitish Gera: My question is regarding the MBA Loan Program for international students. Is it going to be there this year too? Where can I learn more about this option?
Kristen: Yes we will still loan options for international students. You can find out more about the Discover Custom Graduate Loan program here: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/MBA/ ... -Programs/

Jain Udit: How do you see an applicant who has a vast international experience vis-a-vis a candidate that has little?
Kristen: We have a very strong global community here at Darden and are looking for applicants who are excited to join our global network. Having international experience is not a requirement, but you should be able to demonstrate an interest in working with diverse teams. Darden offers a number of global opportunities that you can learn more about.

Nitish Gera: how strong is the community outreach at Darden? Do students regularly support small businesses in Charlottessville or nearby VA to accelerate their growth/revenue?
Kristen: Darden is very connected to the surrounding Charlottesville community. Our consulting club often takes on projects with local businesses. The iLab is open to Charlottesville community members as well.

Vicahl: Are there any specialized courses/opportunities at Darden to prepare a student for a management consulting ?
Kristen: Yes there are a variety of electives to choose from. There are a variety listed here for consulting: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/MBA/ ... onsulting/ Strategy Consulting is an optional concentration.

Samm: how good is the general management curriculum as compared to say finance or marketing?
Kristen: Darden is well known for being a top general management program. All of our classes are taught through the case method giving you the opportunity to discuss 500-600 cases by the time you graduate.

Pleezy: Can shed some light on what happens after an application is submitted? How many readers will be looking at it? How many are going to be selected for interviews, and how many are eventually admitted in each round?
Kristen: Once our first application deadline hits all applications will be divided among our committee. An application will be thoroughly reviewed by multiple members of our committee. Our interview process is by invitation only. The percentage of interview invitations varies each year and each round, but we will extend interview invitations up until our decision release date in December.

Nitish Gera: Kristen, how soon can we expect interview invites after October 10th?
Kristen: We will begin reaching out around end of Oct./ early Nov. to schedule interviews and will extend invitations up until our decision release date on December 17th.

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22 Jun 2014, 08:51

I hope these help you. Do let me know if you think I missed out something.

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25 Jun 2014, 18:28
I'm in for Round 1!

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25 Jun 2014, 21:20
Let the fun start. Good luck everyone.

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02 Jul 2014, 11:00
 FROM Darden Admissions Blog: Visit Darden at Fridays in July Each summer, the Admissions office welcomes visitors to experience the Darden Grounds throughout the month of July.  The first 2014 “Fridays in July” event will take place on Friday, 11 July at the Darden School of Business.At the event, prospective students will tour Darden and have the opportunity to meet and chat with current faculty, students and admissions representatives to learn more about the MBA program.  If you can’t make it to the first “Fridays in July” there will be a second event on Friday, 25 July.After visiting Darden, we encourage you to take some time to explore the beautiful Charlottesville area.  Relax at one of the 30 area wineries or venture into the lively summer atmosphere of the downtown mall .Admissions representatives will also be hosting events around the world and online. Visit our Events & Receptions webpage throughout the summer and fall to see if Darden is visiting a city near you.
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Good luck to all of you applying this year! I was admitted to the Class of 2016, but ultimately decided to attend UCLA Anderson. However, I had a great experience visiting Darden, interviewing, and interacting with students, alumni, and faculty. If anyone has any questions, feel free to reach out. Thanks!
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 FROM Darden Admissions Blog: Charlottesville Named Happiest City in America A recent study led by Harvard researchers ranked the happiest cities in the nation.  Coming in at No. 1 is the scenic and lively city of Charlottesville, Virginia, home to the Darden School of Business.Newsplex, a local news channel, interviewed members of the community to hear why they believe Charlottesville is the happiest city.  Their answers included the unique food venues, the richly diverse culture and the beautiful scenery.For more information on the study, watch the news story featuring Darden Associate Director of Admissions Karen Ohen or read the Good Housekeeping article.Planning to visit Charlottesville in the near future? Check out the visiting Darden webpage for more information!
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 FROM Darden Admissions Blog: Darden Students Tackle Education Challenges in Summer Internships This summer, Darden students Rafe Steinhauer, Kat O’Neill and Gaines Johnson are interning at mission-driven organizations focused on Education. The three students are enrolled in the MBA/Master of Education dual-degree program “Innovation in Education Reform.”This summer they are doing education internships at:Building Excellent Schools, a Los Angeles organization that develops urban school leaders and helps establish high-performing schools in America’s poorest communitiesEducation Pioneers, a San Francisco-based organization committed to developing a pipeline of leaders to address the achievement gap in the U.S. education system.The Parthenon Group, a Boston consulting firm whose client list includes an education technology company that aims to create classroom assessment and teaching solutions for classrooms across the United States.“I came to this degree program with an inspired passion to pursue a career in education specifically addressing inequity in the U.S. education system,” O’Neil said. “In my work this summer, I am continually inspired and motivated by the individuals in Oakland working tirelessly to improve education for their students, which is by no means an easy task, but a critical one nonetheless.”The MBA/M.Ed. program is offered through a partnership between the Darden School of Business and the Curry School of Education.  It is designed to teach students how to apply business principles to devise solutions for challenges facing education.Read the full story on the student’s unique experiences and visit the Dual Degrees page for a complete list of dual-degree programs available at Darden.
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 FROM Darden Admissions Blog: Webinar: Approaching Darden’s MBA Application Wednesday, 13 August 201412:30 – 1:15 p.m. Eastern TimeRegisterWhat can you do to prepare a strong application for the Darden School of Business? Join Darden Admissions at this special webinar to learn more about what the Admissions Committee looks for in an MBA applicant. Topics include — but are not limited to — Darden’s application process, the essay question, letters of recommendation, and your resume. There will be a 15-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. To participate in this webinar, please register here.
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21 Aug 2014, 08:00
 FROM Darden Admissions Blog: Consulting in Indonesia: An International MBA Experience Global Field Experiences (GFEs) are MBA electives that give small teams of students the opportunity to provide consulting services to an international company or organization. In these term- or semester-long projects, students work with a member of the Darden faculty to tackle real business problems and propose solutions for their client.At the beginning or end of each course, you will visit the company on location to build on-the-ground knowledge and to scope the issue at hand. In the video below, Catherine Manfre (MBA ’14) discusses her GFE experience in Jakarta, Indonesia providing consulting services to an agricultural company. While in Indonesia, she had the opportunity to interview different stakeholders to learn more about the company’s impact on the surrounding village.Video: Consulting in Indonesia — An International MBA ExperienceLearn more about GFEs and other international MBA opportunities on the Darden website.
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