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Calling all UVA Darden MBA Applicants: (2017 Intake) Class of 2019!!

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Anybody hear anything today?

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New post 28 Feb 2017, 00:49
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zakkwylde01 wrote:
Quick comparison of interview invites for Darden


Thanks for the comparison.

Although the number of applicants for R2 decreased quite much,
There has been no response from Darden. Sigh. :(


The overall % invites are only around 28% which is much less than the likes of Ross Tuck and Yale.
So i personally believe that some invitations are still to go out.
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zakkwylde01 wrote:
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zakkwylde01 wrote:
Quick comparison of interview invites for Darden


Thanks for the comparison.

Although the number of applicants for R2 decreased quite much,
There has been no response from Darden. Sigh. :(


The overall % invites are only around 28% which is much less than the likes of Ross Tuck and Yale.
So i personally believe that some invitations are still to go out.

That's great to hear I hope you're right. However buying a plane ticket to Charlottesville at the last minute like this (if I were to get invited) would not be fun. But of course I'd go! Hah

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20 days to result intimation and no invite yet (ding?)
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New post 28 Feb 2017, 23:05
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20 days to result intimation and no invite yet (ding?)

Interviews usually close 3 weeks before deadline...
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Ding then! :(
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FROM Darden Admissions Blog: Meet Darden’s EMBA & GEMBA – Jess Ching, EMBA ’18
Much like our residential students, the students enrolled in the Executive Formats of the Darden MBA come from a wide variety of backgrounds, careers, goals, and interests. We have asked several of our EMBA and GEMBA students to answer a few questions about their MBA experiences, which we will post over the coming weeks. We hope you enjoy getting to know them, and if you have any additional questions about our Executive Formats, we encourage you to schedule a conversation with a member of our Admissions Committee.

Name: Jess Chinghttp://blogs.darden.virginia.edu/a ... 00x300.jpg


City: Washington, DC

Employer: Raytheon Company

Years of Experience: 5

Format/Section: Rosslyn EMBA Class of 2018

1. What is your current job?

I currently work in Strategy Development for Raytheon Company’s Corporate Strategy office. Raytheon is a defense contractor in the Aerospace & Defense industry.  In this role, I help to develop company-wide strategies, analyze the Department of Defense (DoD) budget, perform competitor and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) assessments, and develop strategy and global environment presentations for the Board of Directors and senior leadership.

2. Why did you decide to pursue an MBA?

My undergraduate studies focused in the liberal arts. While I feel that education prepared me for several roles and provided a great foundation in areas such as critical thinking, writing , among several other skills, I knew that in order for me to continue accelerating my career within my company, I would need to strengthen my business finance understanding. I knew that a MBA would provide me with a solid basis on the mechanics of finance, operations, and accounting so that I could supplement my qualitative skills with more quantitative ones.  My next step in my career trajectory is to take on an International Program Manager role and being well-versed in financials will only make me more prepared and competitive for the position.

3. Why did you choose Darden?

I chose Darden immediately after I attended a class for prospective students. The one-hour class was a case study led by a Darden Marketing professor. Having never taken a Marketing class, I was excited by practical elements we were taught and even more impressed by the peers in the class who engaged in such a dynamic discussion. In just that short 60 minutes, I left feeling that I gained tremendous value—not just from the professor and the case we analyzed, but from the intellectual students surrounding me. I knew that Darden would provide me with an academically challenging environment in which my peers would also challenge me and add to my learning experience.  At Darden, there’s an emphasis on learning through your fellow classmates. You’re assigned smaller learning teams that act as real-life scenarios when you are placed into diverse groups and expected to produce team products / get each other through tough courses. It is the caliber of students and the highly collaborative learning environment that sealed the deal for me.

4. What attracted you to the executive formats of the Darden MBA?

The executive formats of Darden attracted me for two main reasons. First, the flexibility of the program allows me to continue accelerating my career while simultaneously completing a MBA. I am able to demonstrate to my business leaders and to myself that I can handle a challenging coursework while also continuing to perform at work. Secondly, I can immediately put into practice what I learn from my classes into my day-to-day job. When I see this happening, I can tell that I am receiving immediate value from the courses at Darden to be able to apply it to real situations in the office or in my personal life.

5. What’s your favorite thing about your classmates so far?

My favorite thing about my classmates is seeing how we are able to become such a closely knit unit in a quick amount of time besides coming from vastly different backgrounds and juggling the difficulties of balancing families, full-time jobs, and a full-time MBA. I’ve seen classmates go out of their way to provide additional tutoring to those who need it or help each other with job interviews or introductions for classmates trying to switch careers, companies, and industries. It is this camaraderie that has made me the most excited about the program. You realize very quickly that you cannot succeed alone on an island and your classmates become your Darden Lifeline. A special example was one time I needed to give a speech in front of my classmates. As someone who is terrified of public speaking, I faltered a little because of my nerves. However, my classmates cheered me on and got me to finish my presentation with a standing ovation. The Darden Family is not easily replicated.



6. What are you most excited about accomplishing/doing during the program?

I’m most excited about going to South Africa and India with my classmates. I think both countries are vastly different from one another, and I’m excited to see how business operates outside of the United States while also soaking up the culture, sights, and sounds of the foreign places. It will also be a different experience to see emerging markets in action and also understand how the country’s political environment plays a role in shaping industry.

7. What advice do you have for prospective students?

A MBA is a huge investment, both in terms of money and in time. Knowing this, make sure to find a program that’s the best fit for you. Take the time to go to the events hosted by Darden Admissions and meet current students, faculty, and alumni. Going to class visits and seeing the dynamics among the students will give you a better idea if this is the type of program/environment in which you will thrive. Ultimately, this decision is a highly personal one, but I found that any Darden student or alum will be willing to chat with you and help you with making the most informed decision you can make!

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FROM Darden Admissions Blog: Creating Career Opportunities for Students: Interview Forums
by Sydney Sfreddo

The Career Development Center at Darden strives to identify new job opportunities for students and avenues to form valuable career connections with employers beyond on-Grounds recruiting. On 17 February, Darden partnered with other top MBA programs to host the fifth annual MBA Interview Forum in New York City. Darden had 20 students interview at the forum.

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The MBA Interview Forum draws in numerous employers to one central location for one day of interviews for internship and full-time job opportunities. There were 27 companies who attended, some of which included Arconic, Ernst & Young, McKesson and Siemens. “Getting to interview with so many great companies in one day and in one location was amazing. Instead of travelling all over the place, I was able to stay in one location and do in-person interviews with multiple companies that may not have recruited on-Grounds,” said Ali Recht, a First Year student, who participated in the event.

Another attribute that makes the interview forums unique is that the interview area is set up in a speed dating layout with interviews being conducted simultaneously next to each other. “I’d never done an interview in a room full of other people interviewing, but I actually liked it. It made the interviews feel less intense and more casual than when it’s just you and an interviewer in a quiet room together. I liked being able to chat with other students between interviews and it helped me relax. I was also able to compare notes and tips with people who were interviewing with the same companies as me,” said Recht.

New York City isn’t the only target city for these interview forums. Additional interview forums are held in Boston, Chicago and San Francisco.

You can learn more about Darden’s Career Development Center on our website.

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FROM Darden Admissions Blog: Meet Darden’s EMBA and GEMBA – Arica Booker, EMBA ’18
Much like our residential students, the students enrolled in the Executive Formats of the Darden MBA come from a wide variety of backgrounds, careers, goals, and interests. We have asked several of our EMBA and GEMBA students to answer a few questions about their MBA experiences, which we will post over the coming weeks. We hope you enjoy getting to know them, and if you have any additional questions about our Executive Formats, we encourage you to schedule a conversation with a member of our Admissions Committee.

Name: Arica R. Bookerhttp://blogs.darden.virginia.edu/ ... 77x300.jpg

City: Washington D.C Metro Area

Employer: SodexoMagic

Years of Experience: 10 years

Format/Section: EMBA ROS

1. What is your current job?

Senior Operations Manager, SodexoMagic

2. Why did you decide to pursue an MBA?

I have been working in general management for a little over 10 years, and I started to feel my head hitting a “glass ceiling.” I looked into pursuing an MBA to provide a much needed boost to my career, knowing an MBA would differentiate me from a number of my colleagues within the industry.

3. Why did you choose Darden?

When making a decision about school options, I spoke to my mentor and family. By this time, I had already made the commitment to pursue my MBA, but I needed to determine which school was best fit for me. Both my mentor and family confirmed that Darden’s reputation amongst senior executives and top companies, far exceeded the reputations of other schools I was considering. The community seemed very strong and supportive. In addition, Darden’s focus on global management, both in terms of geography and a holistic, enterprise perspective, differentiated the school from the rest. The “cherry on top” was the vast network of successful Darden alumni.

4. What attracted you to the executive formats of the Darden MBA?

When I thought about going back to school, I knew I wanted to learn alongside experienced, seasoned business leaders. Darden is case method, and I realized that class conversations, because of the people in the room, would go in many different directions that would benefit my learning. Furthermore, the flexibility afforded by the hybrid format of online and in-person learning best fit my desire to be in a traditional classroom setting while continuing to work full-time and raise my two girls.

5. What’s your favorite thing about your classmates so far?

This is simple: My classmates are an amazingly talented and diverse support system. We literally have laughed and cried together.

6. What are you most excited about accomplishing/doing during the program?

I am most excited about the global experiences that I have scheduled. I will be traveling to India and Uganda, and I know these trips will be life changing and offer a different perspective of my current industry as well as business as a whole. I’m particularly excited to visit Uganda as part of a Global Immersion elective and see healthcare, education and entrepreneurship through the eyes of an emerging market.

7. What advice do you have for prospective students?

Be ready for a personal and professional metamorphosis, above and beyond what you may even expect from the program.  This program has been tough, amazing, crazy and enlightening all at once…who knew!?!

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according to clearadmit, seems like some guys got a dinged by email a couple of days ago..or offered PT or EMBA..does anyone know more about this?
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according to clearadmit, seems like some guys got a dinged by email a couple of days ago..or offered PT or EMBA..does anyone know more about this?


As per our forum stats from last year, admits started getting calls on March 22nd and Dings and Waitlists on March 23rd, which was decision date. There is no precedent, atleast on GMATClub, for dinged applicants getting emails before the decision deadline.
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according to clearadmit, seems like some guys got a dinged by email a couple of days ago..or offered PT or EMBA..does anyone know more about this?


As per our forum stats from last year, admits started getting calls on March 22nd and Dings and Waitlists on March 23rd, which was decision date. There is no precedent, atleast on GMATClub, for dinged applicants getting emails before the decision deadline.



thks for your reply..;I guess troll party is on on clearadmit
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