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Is the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business on your short list of dream MBA programs? Then be sure to check out this new video blog from the Darden admissions team, which shares solid advice for those hoping to interview at this top-tier MBA program.

In it, Admissions Dean Sara Neher gives an overview of the Darden interview process and stresses the three things candidates should focus on for a successful interview experience, which we’ve summarized below.

Pay attention to first impressions: The interview actually begins before the interview, says Neher, so make sure your interactions with your interviewer—or the person setting up the interview beforehand— via email, by phone or in person, are positive and demonstrate your enthusiasm and positive attitude.

Answer questions in C.A.R. format: Applicants should expect to answer behavioral questions during their interview. The “Tell me about a time when…” question can cover many areas, and Neher suggests framing your answer using the CAR format, which she says she learned while working a Procter and Gamble.

The acronym stands for Context, Action, Result. As you answer the question, you’ll first summarize the situation, then tell the interviewer what you did, and finally discuss what happened afterward. Remember to include anything quantifiable—give them the numbers—whenever possible.

Ask a question at the end of the interview: Your interviewer can learn more about you from the kinds of questions you ask him or her, Neher says. So, think of something you’d like to know that you couldn’t find on the company or school website and that works for many kinds of interviewers, no matter their level.

If you can follow these three steps successfully, you’re sure to ace your Darden interview.
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First-year students at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business will tackle some of the business world’s biggest problems as part of the new “Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship in Action” (IDEA) course, which debuted February 23rd.

In this class, teams of students will work with leading companies, nonprofit organizations and government agencies in a variety of sectors to solve live field challenges over the next several weeks.

“We want Darden students to develop unparalleled aptitude for real-world problem solving and effective decision making.”

“IDEA is a perfect addition to Darden’s immersive, experiential learning culture,” says Professor Mike Lenox, Darden senior associate dean and chief strategy officer.

Devised in part out of student interest in more experiential learning opportunities, the new course is now required for students in the Class of 2017.

Participants will learn problem-solving skills and project management tools such as design thinking, agile project management, lean startup and data analytics. At the end of the course, students will be able to comfortably handle complex, often ambiguous problems for which there may not be one right answer.

Thirteen companies are participating in the inaugural IDEA course, including:
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • Capital One
  • Land O’Lakes Inc.
  • LinkedIn with the Markle Foundation
Sample challenges for these companies include:
  • How can we improve the market for employers looking to hire skill-based, middle-skill employees? (LinkedIn/Markle Foundation)
  • What role should genetically modified organisms play in feeding the world in a responsible manner? (Land O’ Lakes Inc.)
  • What is the future of rewards within financial services? (Capital One)
  • How can oncology practices integrate palliative care services in a financially viable manner? (American Society of Clinical Oncology)

At the conclusion of the seven-week program, students present detailed solutions to leadership of the sponsoring company.

“In our increasingly turbulent health care environment, sharp business acumen and novel approaches to real-life problems are critically needed in the delivery of high-quality cancer care,” says Dr. Julie M. Vose, president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

“ASCO is delighted to participate with Darden on this innovative business curriculum, and we look forward to learning how the students address their assigned challenges.”
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The Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia has previewed the MBA application deadlines and new essay question for the 2016-2017 admissions cycle via the Darden MBA Blog.
Deadlines
Round 1: October 4, 2016
Round 2: January 9, 2017
Round 3: April 6, 2017
Essay Question
Describe the most important professional feedback you have received and how you responded to this feedback. (500 words)

In asking this question, the Admissions Committee invites you to reflect on your professional experience – both the lessons you learned and how you have used that information to move forward. Through your answer, Darden hopes to learn more about your background and about how you use feedback to better yourself, as well as how well you can articulate your learnings.

The application for the 2016-2017 Full-time Residential MBA is now live. For more information about the program, please visit the Darden MBA admissions website.

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While answering only one essay question for your Darden MBA application essay may seem simple, it requires discipline to highlight all of the important parts of your profile for the admissions committee in one short essay. Writing a successful essay with such limited space requires you to focus only on your most compelling attributes.

Think about the other areas of your application and what they cover. Your academic potential should be highlighted through GMAT or GRE scores and your academic transcripts, leadership and professional accomplishments should come through clearly from your recommendations, and finally your essay is a chance to outline your personal qualities.

When considering which personal qualities to highlight in this essay, consider that leadership is crucial to future Darden MBAs. Your ability to work well within a team of peers is also important to Darden, a school with a small, tight-knit community.

Darden, similar to HBS, is devoted to the case method of teaching business subjects. Learn more about the school by visiting the Darden website, attending events and speaking with current students and alumni.

MBA Application Essay Question:
Describe the most important professional feedback you have received and how you responded to this feedback. (500 words)

In this question Darden is seeking to understand how you take feedback and how you process and learn from feedback. Feedback is often the first stage to grow and develop as a professional and as a leader. Learning to take all feedback – both positive and critical – and examining and incorporating the lessons from that feedback into your development is a sign of maturity.

As you describe the professional feedback you will want to set the stage for the feedback by describing your relationship with the person who gave you the feedback and any background facts. Take the time to describe how you felt while receiving the feedback, and don’t be afraid to talk about having uncomfortable feelings about it.

It’s a normal reaction to feel threatened by criticism, which is often what professional feedback is perceived as. If the feedback was positive make sure you can use the story to demonstrate development and growth.

If you can’t think of the most important moment of feedback you have received, think about working backwards from a professional accomplishment you are proud of. As you think about the areas where you have excelled you may find that the trigger was a piece of important advice or feedback from a manager, peer or customer.

Make sure your feedback story enhances the overall package of your application. This essay is one of your few opportunities to show how you think, what your leadership approach is, and how you improve as a result of input from other people. Think about the situations that showcased your best performance at work, or that taught you something about your interests or future career goals.

Because you have only one essay question to present yourself, make sure you have a trusted reader to tell you if you are effectively communicating why you are going to be a strong leader who deserves a spot in the UVA Darden MBA class.

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If you like the idea of constantly being thrown into the decision maker’s role, using the case method to navigate real-life business situations, then you may want to consider applying to the University of Virginia’s Darden MBA program. Darden is the second-largest case publisher in North America, and because of Darden’s commitment to the case study method, a Darden student will examine over 500 business cases throughout the course of their 2-year Darden MBA studies.

Many applicants will make the mistake of sweating over their one Darden application essay and then carelessly complete the rest of the application form. Darden actually has several short answer sections in its online application that provide applicants more room to demonstrate to the admissions committee that they are a great fit with the Darden program. Here are all of the questions that Darden asks in its application, with my tips in blue.

Tell us what you would want your learning team to know about you. (100 words max)

Darden is one of the smaller MBA programs, with 324 students in the class of 2016. That class size means that every single students needs to be congenial: there’s just no room for a jerk at Darden. Applicants who share an example here of contributing to a team – during a difficult situation, through a crisis, or just with a specific set of talents or personality traits – will be offering the Admissions Committee the opportunity to truly envision them in a Darden learning team.

If you could go anywhere in the world with Darden, where would you go and why? (50 words max)

Darden has an array of internationalexperiential learning programs and expects every one of its students to take part in at least one global opportunity during their 2 years in the program. This is a very small space, so applicants should use it to identify a location somewhere in the world that excites them, then explain the unique opportunity to learn or make a difference that they envision there.

Charlottesville has a renowned film festival, book festival and vibrant music scene. What is your favorite film, book or song? (15 words max)

There’s no room to explain your choice here but you can pique the Admissions Committee’s interest with your selection.

List up to three hobbies or interests you enjoy in your free time. (10 words each)

Do you run for an hour every day (showing your drive and commitment)? Do you enjoy preparing elaborate meals for friends and relatives every weekend (showing your sociability and creativity)? Here’s your chance to give the Admissions Committee some insight into what you do when you are not at work so they can start imagining the role you will play on campus.

What is your short-term, post-MBA career goal and why? (150 words)

You have room here for 2 small paragraphs to explain your expected path after you graduate from Darden. If your goals are seen as unachievable – for example, investment banking or consulting industry aspirations despite having a low GMAT score or a pharmaceutical general management ambition despite having no background or education in that field – then you will have weeded yourself out of the class. Darden also has a few fields to which they send most of their students; if you wish to stray greatly from them, you will need to demonstrate your ability to tap your own connections and network to help pave that path – as 15% of 2015 Darden graduates did.

Essay Question

:Describe the most important professional feedback you have received and how you responded to this feedback. (500 words maximum)

Darden’s Assistant Dean of Admissions Sarah Neher has a nice explanation of what kind of story they are looking for in this video. She is very clear that applicants need to select a situation from their professional experiences and demonstrate that they listen to their managers about how they can improve their performance.

There are two ways that applicants can approach this essay to find the right example worth sharing. The first is to try to refer back to your performance reviews or any particular conversations you had with a professional mentor or manager to remember some of the feedback you received. The second is to think about some of the greatest stretch roles you have pursued and think backward to the mentor or manager who nudged or encouraged you to pursue them. You can find more guidance on demonstrating the ability to accept feedback here.

Optional Essay: Darden also offers applicants the opportunity to share additional information in a short 250-word Additional Comments space:

If there is further information you believe would be helpful to the Admission Committee, please provide it.

If you have any gaps in your experience, you may address them here. Alternatively, you may use this space to share your affinity for Darden or any details from your background that will entice the Admission Committee to meet you.

A final note:

Darden’s online application form has no word limit for your job description in the Employment History, and a 1500-character limit to describe each activity in the Community Activities Since College section. While I would not recommend detailing every single project you’ve worked on in these sections, these spaces do certainly allow more detail than many other schools’ applications, which tend to be more parsimonious with their character limits in these sections. I recommend using some of the allotted space to describe your most significant initiatives, roles, and impacts to compensate for the limited essay space.
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UVA Darden 2017 Application Deadlines:

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All applications for the full-time, residential MBA are due by 12:00 p.m. EST (noon) on the deadline day. All decisions are released at 12:00 p.m. EST (noon) on the decision release day.

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Students in the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Class of 2016 found a job market eager for their talents, with the most recent graduating class reporting a year-over-year increase in both average base salary and signing bonus, the school announced last week.

According to the new MBA Employment Report from Darden’s Career Development Center (CDC), graduates of the residential MBA program reported an average base salary of $122,806, up from $119,819 for the Class of 2015, and an average signing bonus of $31,370, up from $29,634 for the previous class.

“It’s validating for everyone at Darden to see this strong employment data,” said Jeff McNish, assistant dean of the CDC. “The annual employment report confirms that Darden helps students build skills and abilities employers demand and, most importantly, students are getting the jobs they want.”

Consulting moved to the top spot for most popular industries for the Class of 2016, attracting 38 percent of graduates, outpacing financial services, which drew 27 percent of graduates. Jobs in the field of technology have grown more popular in recent years, with 17 percent of the Class of 2016 taking technology positions.

The Class of 2016 also saw more international opportunities, with 9 percent of the Class of 2016 taking positions outside of the United States. Consulting, financial services and technology will likely remain leading choices for the next class of Darden graduates, as the three fields remained the top choices for internships for members of the Class of 2017.
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The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business has added a second deadline for its year-old Future Year Admissions Program designed for exceptional college seniors as well as students who have gone directly from college into a fifth-year master’s program.

In the video below, Katherine Alford, Senior Associate Director of MBA Admissions at Darden, says that the school added an extra deadline to allow more time to interested students who might not have been able to complete the application during their hectic senior year.

“So all of you seniors who thought you were going to be able to apply but got caught up with graduation, exams, finding a job—you now have three more months to study and prepare for the GMAT or GRE and pull your application together,” Alford says.

With a future offer in hand, Darden believes candidates may be willing to take even greater risks in their career after college, with the added bonus of not having to tackle the business school application process while working full time. In this program, accepted candidates will complete two, three, or four years of professional work experience prior to enrolling.

The final deadline for the Future Year Admissions program for the 2016-17 application cycle is August 1, 2017.  Also, the application fee is waived for all eligible future year applicants.

For more information, consider starting a conversation with Katherine Alford at alfordk@darden.virginia.edu.

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FROM Darden Admissions Blog: Meet Darden’s Dean of Career Services, Jeff McNish
Have you been following along with Sara Neher’s Admissions Talk Show? Sara uses her Admissions Talk Show to introduce you to different members of the Darden community. She recently sat down with Jeff McNish, the new Assistant Dean of the Career Development Center, to chat about what’s next for the CDC.

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FROM Darden Admissions Blog: Future Year Admissions: Recommendation Letters
When you are applying through the Future Year Admissions process, deciding who should write your recommendations can be a surprisingly tricky matter. Senior Associate Director of Admissions Katherine Alford is here to give you some tips on what kind of recommendations Darden looks for when you apply.

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Molly Deale, a rising Second Year and Forté Fellow at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, came with the goal of making a major career change. From managing a millinery studio in New York City and creating hats for film, television, and Broadway clients like Hamilton and Wicked to landing a summer internship in investment banking at Credit Suisse, Deale shares how the Darden journey has helped her work towards obtaining her career goals.

 

Why did you choose to pursue your MBA at Darden?

After going to NYU for my undergraduate degree, I knew it would be beneficial to gain an alternative experience in a place like UVA. When I started researching MBA programs, Darden’s case method was a huge selling point for me. I knew that I wanted to make a career change from fine arts to financial services and that gaining a strong business vernacular quickly was critical if I was going to succeed. I didn’t want to be sitting in the back of a lecture hall and I knew the case method would require me to stay on my feet and jump right in during class. Darden also has a very strong community mindset – I wanted an environment that would support me throughout my career switch. Both of these proved true and I was able to hit the ground running when I got here in the fall. Darden’s beautiful campus in Charlottesville was the perfect cherry on top of it all!

What will be your summer internship role at Credit Suisse?

I will be an investment banking summer associate at Credit Suisse in their Global Industrials Group. I will be joining their current deal teams working on projects that involve financial modeling and developing pitch books, along with other various tasks. I will also be supporting their senior leadership and learning about the company and its environment.

What tools and resources did you use at Darden to have a successful recruitment process?

My classmates, Darden alumni and our core classes proved to be some of the most valuable resources in the recruitment process. Many of my classmates came from corporate finance and investment banking backgrounds and proved to be a great sounding board for working on my story and prepping before interviews. I also leveraged Darden’s strong alumni network throughout the process. From job advice to mock interviews, I could tell alumni were committed to growing the Darden network at their companies. Additionally, my classes in finance, economics, and accounting proved to be extremely valuable as I was able to take the content I was learning in the classroom and apply it to the technical part of the interview process. Our professors are incredibly accessible in and out of the classroom and are always available if I ever have a question or even just to talk about life.

What is your favorite club that you are involved with at Darden?

Hands down Darden Capital Management (DCM)! We are a student run investment club with five different funds totaling about $11 million assets under management (AUM). Next year, I am excited to be a part of our leadership team as CFO after spending this year as the VP of Corporate Relations. As I’ve always been interested in investing and markets, DCM has been a great way for me to get involved and learn more about it before I even got to our first finance class. We welcome members from all backgrounds and though we always love beating our benchmarks, the club was created to provide a hands-on asset management learning experience for any Darden student. This year I was incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to go to Omaha with a group of 20 club members in January to attend a Q&A session and lunch with Warren Buffet, and tour a few of the Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries. It was a surreal to hear Mr. Buffet discuss his story and investment philosophy in person and then see how his companies are implementing those philosophies. Truly a once in a lifetime opportunity!

What words would you use to describe the Darden community?

Supportive, intelligent, fun, and diverse.

What do you do in your spare time to remain balanced?

I joined the Darden Racquets Association in the fall and enjoy playing tennis a couple times a week in addition to learning how to play squash. I also enjoy the Charlottesville restaurant scene, local wineries, and hiking.

What advice would you give to the future students joining the Darden community this summer?

Be yourself. As you begin the recruiting process, it is so important to stay true to yourself in order to find the right company that’s the best fit for you. Don’t be scared to put yourself on the front line and know that your story is what makes you stand out as the interesting candidate they want on their team.

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FROM Darden Admissions Blog: Career Advisor Spotlight: Reid Thompson
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The University of Virginia Darden School of Business consistently ranks in the top-tier for their career services among MBA programs. To continue introducing you to the career advisors at Darden’s Career Development Center (CDC), this week we are highlighting Reid Thompson (MBA ’09), assistant director of career education and advising. Read more about Darden’s Career Development Center in the news here.

How long have you been a career advisor at Darden?

I have been a career advisor since September of 2015.

What did you do prior to coming to Darden?

I graduated from Darden in 2009, and I always had a personal long-term goal to return to Charlottesville. After graduation, I worked in North Carolina for a bank in a leadership development program and held some interesting roles there. I then left to join a multicultural consulting firm in the Washington, D.C. area conducting market research. With my background in financial services and consumer insights, I decided to pursue entrepreneurial activity. A friend and I had an online start-up, and I also worked in marketing for a fintech start-up for a little over a year. I enjoyed the entrepreneurial way of working and that there was nothing holding you back except your own ideas and ambition. However, I was looking for something more steady and encountered the career advising role at Darden. I knew I liked being surrounded by the faculty and students, and I’m passionate about helping people meet their goals and ended up in my current role.

What is your favorite part about serving as a career advisor?

Seeing the variety of experiences that Darden students already have and the ambitions they have to go on to even greater things. It’s inspiring and really energizing to see that and be a part of that everyday.

What career advice would you give to an incoming student to help them prepare for their career search before they arrive at Darden?

Talk to people and network. While your personal network is about to grow exponentially, you’re coming into Darden with a tremendous asset with your existing network. As you move to a new city, you want to cultivate your network, but also keep your network alive and healthy to be able to go to them for advice, ideas and job search support while you’re here.

What are a couple of hobbies you like to do in your spare time outside of the office?

Right now with a newborn, everything that comes along with keeping the household running. My wife and I enjoy getting out in the countryside on the weekend, going for a hike, visiting wineries or going for a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway. In the couple years we’ve been back in Charlottesville, there’s no shortage of places to explore or things to do.

What is your favorite thing about living in Charlottesville?

It’s hard to narrow it down to one thing. Charlottesville has the best of both worlds. It’s not overwhelming like a big city, but it has all of the amenities of a big city including concerts, cultural events, restaurants and much more. There’s also natural beauty coupled with the historical and architectural legacy that exists here, making it a really unique place when you put all of that together.

What do you think makes Darden’s Career Development Center unique?

The CDC is an extension of the Darden program in the sense that it’s high touch and individualized, and we form deep relationships with students and will meet as many times as you want. We meet one-on-one to understand your needs and desires, and we also live the highs and the lows with you. We know the job search process can be difficult, but the CDC team is your ally and we’re almost as happy as you are when you land that dream job. I think it’s a luxury that Darden allows this individualized support and that we can get as involved with the job search as we do.

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Forté MBA Women’s Leadership Conference [#permalink]

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FROM Darden Admissions Blog: Forté MBA Women’s Leadership Conference
We just returned from the annual Forte MBA Leadership Conference held at Amazon in Seattle this year. The conference was sold out with 633 women attending, a host of inspirational speakers, top companies looking to mingle with the Class of 2019 and a power pitch competition for aspiring entrepreneurs.

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Incoming Darden Forte Fellows supporting Second Year Meg Greenhalgh in the Power Pitch competition

As you may know, the Forté Foundation is a non-profit consortium of leading companies and business schools working together to launch women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, opportunities and a network of successful women. Darden is proud to be a sponsor school, and we hope to see you at a future leadership conference or event!

Check out the schedule for 2017 Forté Forums. Registration opens July 10.

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FROM Darden Admissions Blog: Simonas Matulionis (MBA ’17) Discusses Career Change to Consulting
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Simonas Matulionis, a recent Darden graduate of the Class of 2017, took time to reflect on his Darden experience and how it enabled him to change careers from equity research to consulting. This summer he will begin working full-time for Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Dallas.

“An MBA was always a part of my game plan after completing my undergraduate education,” Matulionis said. “I learned about Darden through a co-worker, and when I came to visit I was blown away by the community, the people who were here, and how everyone was like a family. The class visits were amazing as well, and experiencing the case method made me realize how I needed to be in this environment where the students really cared in the classroom.”

When Matulionis first arrived at Darden, he didn’t know what the next steps in his career looked like until he began researching different industries and learned more about consulting. “I started researching different consulting companies and fell in love with BCG from the beginning. It was my top company going into recruiting,” Matulionis recalled.

There were a number of resources Matulionis utilized to work towards achieving his goal of working at BCG including his Career Development Center (CDC) Second Year Coach, CDC Career Education workshops, and the Darden alumni network at BCG. “My coach had advice that was very insightful since he had just gone through the same process I was about to go through. The CDC workshops were also helpful for learning what to expect in a consulting interview and how to reach out to people,” Matulionis said.

Matulionis landed an internship with BCG, where he embraced the consulting culture working with partners on business strategy, planning for potential client-facing work, and learning what being on a case team was like. His internship then converted into a full-time offer with BCG in Dallas. “The Darden classroom mixed teaching technical skills with thinking about problems broadly and being able to speak to those problems. My decision analysis courses were also very important for preparing me for consulting,” Matulionis said.

Matulionis ended with sharing his advice for the incoming Class of 2019 and beginning their career search. “Really try to find where you resonate with the people that you talk to because it’s a two-way street. You have to make sure that you know you can appreciate the people that you work with and work well with them. Also, be natural in your conversations with people and don’t try to be too methodical in your approach to recruiting.”

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FROM Darden Admissions Blog: Career Advisor Spotlight: Mike Stevens
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The University of Virginia Darden School of Business consistently ranks in the top-tier for their career services among MBA programs. To continue introducing you to the career advisors at Darden’s Career Development Center (CDC), this week we are highlighting Mike Stevens, Senior Associate Director of Career Education and Advising. Read more about Darden’s Career Development Center in the news here.

How long have you been a career advisor at Darden?



I joined Darden’s Career Development Center in January of 2017.

What drew you to Darden?

I’ve been career coaching on a part-time basis for a long time. As I thought about making coaching a greater part of what I do, I was looking for the right mix of coachees; smart, motivated individuals who engage with and challenge the process. The MBA student and program naturally fit that criteria for me.

What did you do prior to coming to Darden?

I spent 25 years working in senior executive roles for a range of industries including aviation, financial services, medical servicing and career management, and functions including marketing, operations and risk. However, a majority of my career has been spent in consumer financial services within marketing and GM roles.

What is your favorite part about serving as a career advisor?

Seeing people get where they want to go and being a part of helping them get there.

What career advice would you give to an incoming student to help them prepare for their career search before they arrive at Darden?

Be open to all of the possibilities that may be out there and don’t be afraid to explore them. Take the time before arrival to think about the attributes of a future role that are really important to you and then research the types of roles that can deliver these attributes. Talk to others who are in these roles to better understand them and what it takes to be successful. There are so many different opportunities, I don’t think it’s good idea to be tied to one outcome before walking through the door at Darden.

What are a couple of hobbies you like to do in your spare time outside of the office?

I enjoying golfing, water sports, walking my dogs and hanging out with my family.

What do think is one of the biggest strengths of Darden’s Career Development Center?

Many of our career advisors have spent a significant amount of time working in corporate America and have a great deal of industry experience. We understand the theory, but we also know first-hand what companies are looking for in job candidates. We have sat on the other side of the desk and have interviewed and hired candidates for the kinds of jobs Darden students are applying for. This insight helps us to better prepare students for their career search and interviews.

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We recently sat down with Patrick Weeks (EMBA ’18) to learn more about his experience as a student in Darden’s Executive MBA and how he’s making the program his own.

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My name is Patrick Weeks and I’m in the Darden Executive MBA class of 2018. I live in Alexandria, VA and belong to the Rosslyn cohort. In my day job, I lead business development and business operations at Sandboxx, a military-focused social media startup. I’m a Marine Corps veteran, and father to two boys, 1 and 4.

Why did you choose the Darden Executive MBA and what has the experience been like so far?

As a leader at Sandboxx on the business side, my goal is to leverage the Darden EMBA to grow personally along with our company. Honestly, the experience has exceeded my expectations so far. The Rosslyn-based network and the executive format are an ideal fit for my work. Our faculty is more than available to us—they truly invest in coaching and building a relationship with the class. Happily, I’ve found our curriculum immediately useful to my personal development and across business functions.

What sorts of leadership roles are available to students in the Executive formats?

Whatever your interest or personality, you can find a way to serve in a leadership role here. Besides Section Representatives who liaise with administration, we have Social Chairs planning activities for our on-grounds weekends. Career Reps foster career search opportunities and development. Admissions Reps support recruiting activities and host visiting students. The Community Outreach representative engages the class in local service opportunities. Lastly, there’s the Honor Rep.

You are the honor representative for the Rosslyn section of EMBA. Can you tell us a little bit about this role and why it was something you wanted to take on?

As Honor Representative, I serve as a liaison between our class and the school on any Honor or disciplinary matters. I communicate Honor Code related matters to my classmates. As I got to know the University history and brand, I was impressed by the commitment to the Honor Code. With roots going back to Thomas Jefferson himself, the Honor Code still makes a significant impact at the school. With high expectations for student integrity, UVA lives a culture of generous trust in students and strict discipline in violations. Impressively, the entire Honor structure at Darden, and UVA more broadly, is student-led.

Why is Darden’s Honor Code important to you? What role did the Honor Code play in your decision-making process (if any), and how has it shaped your time at Darden thus far?

The Honor Code is very much a part of our common language and everyday culture. I remember how impressed I was with a campus tour the first week I visited Charlottesville. An underclassman ended the tour by sharing his belief and pride in the Honor Code. Today I’m proud to also serve in a small way by representing the Honor Code and contributing to the culture of integrity and trust here. It impacts us every time we work on a paper or quiz, or speak to ethical matters in classes. The self-policing take home tests, for example, immediately differentiate this program from other schools’.

Any advice to prospective students as they think about going back to school?

What do you want out of an MBA and what do you want to invest in it? In my opinion, the network and brand has been as valuable as advertised. However, I would encourage potential students not to underrate the value of the classes and peer learning. The leadership development classes have genuinely made me a better coach at work, and even the class many fear most (Accounting) has paid dividends. There’s nothing more exciting than leveraging new skillsets to make a positive impact on the people and processes around me.

If you’re thinking about the Darden MBA, please feel free to reach out to me. Happy to share. It’s the Darden way!

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FROM Darden Admissions Blog: Recent Darden Graduate Adele Young (’17) Provides Insights on Changing Careers
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Adele Young, a recent graduate of the Class of 2017, came to Darden thinking that she knew what her next career move would be. However, after self-reflection and encountering numerous influencers throughout her journey at Darden, Young found her fit in consulting and recently moved to Los Angeles to begin working full-time at Parthenon.

After four years at a private equity firm, Young found herself feeling like she was plateauing in her current job and saw an MBA degree as an opportunity to take her career to the next level. The case method was a big selling point for choosing Darden. “I wanted to go somewhere that forced you to talk a lot and the case method was really important to me because I knew it would help me find my voice as someone who felt more introverted in a work setting,” said Young. She also valued the well-rounded curriculum at Darden that allowed her to expand her business knowledge in all subject areas, building on her undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Young landed a summer internship in private wealth management at J.P. Morgan during her first year. Reflecting on her internship at the end of the summer, she realized that although she greatly enjoyed her experience, she missed strategizing for companies. Consulting presented a great opportunity to do that kind of strategy work.

As Young looked to set herself up for a successful recruiting season and identify companies she may want to pursue, she turned to her peers for advice. “My peers were definitely my biggest influencers, particularly the ones who had interned at Parthenon. They were friends who I held in high esteem and enjoyed being around, and I began to see Parthenon as a great fit when they told me about the meaningful summer experiences that they had.”

To prepare for the switch, Young recalls the preparation she took to have a successful recruiting season in her second year. “It was important to know my story and why I was interested in switching. If my story didn’t make sense, I knew a company wouldn’t understand or appreciate it,” said Young. “I also ensured I understood Parthenon, what they value, and what their interview process looked like.” Additionally, the Consulting Club held a “Crack the Case” workshop and the Career Development Center (CDC) brought in Darden alumni to help with case interview preparation, which proved to be valuable for her. Young’s preparation paid off, and she landed the role at Parthenon.

In terms of advice for incoming Darden students and preparing for their career search, Young recommends researching early, self-reflection, and beginning to build your Darden network. “I did a lot of self-reflection during the summer before Darden and thinking about what I liked and didn’t like in my past job to figure out what I valued,” Young recalls. “I also recommend talking to as many Darden alums, current students or other incoming students as you can. Those conversations can be very helpful to figure out what a career in a particular industry looks like and they will be very transparent with you because they want to see you enter into a career where you will be successful.”

Young feels confident that her time at Darden has adequately prepared her for her post MBA journey. “The curriculum at Darden and learning how to wade through the unknown or tackle a business challenge with imperfect information will be extremely valuable as I begin my new role.”

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Meet Darden’s EMBA & GEMBA – Ery Zaidir (GEMBA ’18) and Julie Lasseter [#permalink]

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FROM Darden Admissions Blog: Meet Darden’s EMBA & GEMBA – Ery Zaidir (GEMBA ’18) and Julie Lasseter (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.

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City: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Employer: National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia

Years of Experience: 24 years

Format/Section: Global Executive MBA / Rosslyn

  • What is your current job?
I am originally from Indonesia, but I have been living in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for the past eight years. I currently work at the National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia, the largest bank in Saudi Arabia, where I have worked since relocating to Jeddah. I’m currently the Senior Vice President of the Risk Management Group, responsible for managing the retail loans of the bank, i.e. personal Loans, auto leases, residential financing, and credit cards. Overall, I have 24 years in retail banking, mostly in collections and risk management.

[*]Why did you decide to pursue an MBA?[/list]
I want to switch careers. I am almost 50 years old and would like to do something different and pursue my other passions, namely teaching and doing something for the greater good. I believe Darden will give me the courage, preparation and network to enable to start a new journey in my life.

[*]What’s your favorite thing about your classmates so far?[/list]
Their stories, background, and experience. I also have really enjoyed how supportive everyone has been, in class, in our learning team meetings. Everyone is very open and willing to share ideas, information.

[*]What advice do you have for prospective students?[/list]
To consider this as an investment for them, for their own future and benefit.

Most of my friends, relatives and colleagues, especially who are my age, are working very hard for their family, just like me. We want to have enough money so that we can have enough food to eat, can pay all the bills, and can put our children in the best schools so they can get the best education and stand on their own in the future. However, I know I have to continue to learn. The world is changing fast, and I need to equip myself with all the skills and knowledge that will make me ready to face the future. So, you have to invest in yourself. You have to choose the best institution to study. And you have to keep learning.

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City: Washington, D.C.

Employer: Department of Defense

Years of Experience: 12 years

Format/Section: CHO Executive MBA

  • What is your current job?
I am currently an Obama Administration political appointee at the Department of Defense and my job title is Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment.

[*]Why did you decide to pursue an MBA?[/list]
Many people in politics in Washington, D.C. have a JD or a Public Policy degree and while those are wonderful degrees I already had experience writing and interpreting laws and regulations, as well as making public policy. What I wanted was a degree that could help me quantify public policy and know if policies were good for the economy or not. I also enjoy managing people and I want to be the best executive I can be. Learning a new perspective will be key for my success and benefit those who report to me.

[*]Why did you choose Darden?[/list]
I wanted to stay around the D.C. area and while I looked at several schools, I felt that Darden’s staff was unparalleled in professionalism and commitment to students. Adding a school program to an already busy life is a major decision and I wanted a program that had a proven track record of elevating students to new and exciting levels in their careers, whether that was with their current employer or a new one. My time is precious to me, and I felt Darden would not only respect my life commitments, but would also respect my time by making my school experience worthwhile. Finally, I am an experiential learner, so the case method approach of Darden was my preferred classroom style.

[*]What’s your favorite thing about your classmates so far?[/list]
My favorite things about my classmates is the diversity and motivation they bring to the classes, assignments, and networking. I also have an incredible learning team. The depth of personal and professional knowledge is international and cross-industry. When we come together to solve case problems we are able to leverage the backgrounds of military, private industry, and government making our studying truly exceptional.

[*]What are you most excited about accomplishing/doing during the program?  [/list]
I am most excited about completing Accounting! All joking aside, I am also excited about learning how to present ideas in a more analytical and compelling fashion. My jobs often contain an element of public speaking and salesmanship, so I am eager to incorporate this new analytical approach into my personal ability of persuasion. I think this will be really helpful in selling my ideas to clients, bosses, colleagues, and employees as I move up the leadership chain.

[*]What advice do you have for prospective students?[/list]
Do your homework, it will always save you! Also, make sure you are coming to Darden with an expectation, and anticipation, of a challenging experience. While I would argue that is what makes Darden exceptional, if doing homework and reaping the benefits of challenging your norms and ideals is not something of interest to you, Darden is probably not the best fit. But, if you’re interested in business, how to improve your business approach, and want to expose yourself to many different kinds of people, Darden and the Executive MBA program will be your dream come true– the sweat will be worth it.

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Meet Darden’s EMBA and GEMBA – Erin Breitzka, Kristina Stepanek, Diogo [#permalink]

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FROM Darden Admissions Blog: Meet Darden’s EMBA and GEMBA – Erin Breitzka, Kristina Stepanek, Diogo Simas
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.

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Employer: Bluemercury

Cohort: EMBA ROS

Why did you decide to pursue an MBA?

My career has progressed quickly with many challenges and rewards. I find myself wanting that pace but I am aware that I have limited experience in some key functional business areas. It is my responsibility to make sure I have the capability to make well rounded decisions, develop employees, and lead a team. An MBA is the perfect way to supplement my underdeveloped areas as efficiently as possible to get me to the next steps.

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

I have an operations background so in general I like to change a process and see the results the next day! An executive format allows me to apply what I’m learning as I’m learning it. I’m able to test theories talked about in class and see what the results are for me as a leader very quickly. I also have experts available that can help when class material gets really challenging. I have already prepared the accounting department so they are ready for my many questions!

What advice do you have for prospective students?

My advice to prospective students is to listen. Business school will only develop you as much as you allow so put down your guard and listen to everyone around you. The diverse energy at Darden cannot be found anywhere else!

Name: Kristina Stepanek

Employer: Morgan Stanley

Cohort: EMBA ROS

Why did you choose Darden?

Darden has a phenomenal reputation, wonderful faculty, and the ability to attract creative, warm, intelligent students. I looked specifically for programs with an emph

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asis on global business, and I was impressed with Darden’s curriculum and the international trips the students take.  Furthermore, Darden’s new campus in DC is very convenient to my location in Baltimore, which made the choice a no-brainer!

What’s your favorite thing about your classmates?

My classmates provide an atmosphere of friendly, supportive competition, which motivates everyone to truly engage with the material. They are inquisitive, ethical, creative, and diverse in their perspectives and professional backgrounds. The ability to engage with a doctor, lawyer, analyst, military veteran, entrepreneur, etc. all in the same class has broadened my understanding of many industries considerably.  I’m impressed with my learning team on a daily basis – our conversations about the material are insightful and invaluable. My learning team is comprised of six individuals that all complement each other well in skill sets. We meet weekly to discuss cases in depth in preparation for class and we take turns producing detailed outlines and reviews to help make the workload manageable. This process ensures that our larger class discussions can be truly insightful instead of being focused on a cursory understanding of the material.

What advice do you have for prospective students?

If you enjoy learning in a collaborative environment with top-notch classmates, then Darden is the place for you. Students considering the program should familiarize themselves with the case-method and try reading some cases to make sure that fits their learning style. I personally enjoy the case method because it draws from real-life examples. Not only am I learning principles of business in an interesting fashion, but I’m also developing a vast knowledge of companies from various industries. I highly recommend observing a class to get a good sense of the program.

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Format/Section: EMBA/ROS

Why did you choose Darden?

Darden’s case method was a strong draw for me. It fosters great management and decision-making skills through repeated practice. The case method continually puts students in the position of important stakeholders and decision-makers weighing challenging business problems.

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

At Darden, learning does not just happen between faculty and students. Here, learning is a very collaborative process where you depend upon and learn from your peers. My classmates have a broad array of experience and are some of the brightest people I have met.  This immersive, 360 experience is transformative – both professionally and personally.

What advice do you have for prospective students?

Find out what you want to do and make sure the school you choose fills those personal aspirations. That doesn’t mean have an absolute goal in mind but have a general North Star.  It makes for a more enriching professional development experience.

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FROM Darden Admissions Blog: Summer Internship Stories from the Darden Technology Club
The Darden Technology Club (DTC) is one of over 50 student-run clubs and organizations here at Darden. With over 200 members, DTC is dedicated to connecting its members with opportunities at tech companies, providing industry knowledge from thought leaders, offering hands-on skills training, and providing mentorship and recruiting support.

This summer, members of the DTC are hard at work at internships around the globe, and are sharing their intern experiences with us. Over the coming weeks, we will post more stories from other Darden students about their internship experiences. Enjoy!

Kelly Sullivan, ’18: WeissBeerger, Tel Aviv

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When I first accepted my offer with Beverage Analytics™ by WeissBeerger to spend the summer in Tel Aviv, Israel, I was of course, excited. I love to travel and the thought of immersing myself in the Israeli culture thrilled me. But on the other hand, I was nervous. I had accepted an offer to work in a country I had never visited, where they spoke a language I didn’t know, for a role that was undefined.

When I received the offer, my company flat out told me, “we’re growing so quickly, we can’t tell you what you’ll be working on in four months.” So, I had a dilemma – was it a risk to accept an internship without knowing the type of work I would be performing? In the end, I took a leap of faith – knowing that no matter what role I ended up in, Darden had prepared me to tackle it head on.

The greatest strength I took from the Darden core is the ability to assess and adapt. The case method challenges you to not just memorize a framework and apply it to a specific, reoccurring problem. Rather, it forces you to assess a complex challenge, use the resources at your disposal, and seek out new information, and think strategically to tailor a solution to address the problem. You learn there is not a one-size-fits-all solution and there is never one right way to do everything.

I was quickly reminded of this lesson in the first week of my internship, when I learned many of the business “norms” I knew from the U.S. did not apply in Israel. Nor did they apply in the diverse markets I was working with – from Korea to Argentina. At my company, e-mail is a last resort. WhatsApp is the go-to to get in touch and get things done. Navigating office politics and using the power of influence and persuasion is deemed inefficient in a culture that emphasizes being direct and to-the-point. They even seem to relish in the sport of (often very loud) debate and encourage you to engage.

This ability to adapt also proved invaluable as I quickly realized that at a rapidly growing start-up, you do not fill one role; you fill many. I constantly rotated around the company, working with coworkers on the data analytics, global operations, customer value creation, and product teams to execute projects that impacted the growth of the company. It was an amazing opportunity to apply skills I had taken from the core to a wide array of challenges – rather than focusing on just one. It was an even greater opportunity to see my work immediately put into action.

If I could leave the rising Darden first years with one piece of advice it would be this: take a risk. We have the unique opportunity to use the summer to do something completely different that we’ve never done before – and may never do again. And if you can work internationally, do it! Working in Israel has made me realize how insulated we are working in the U.S. and how important it is to expand our horizons. So, don’t stress the internship so much. Take the leap of faith knowing that whatever role you end up taking, Darden has prepared you to handle it and it will be an incredible learning experience. I took a risk coming to Tel Aviv this summer, and I’ve never looked back.

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FROM Darden Admissions Blog: From music to the military to Darden, Mick Denner (’18) shares his transition into business.
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Mick Denner (’18) came to Darden with a unique story and the goal of making a big career change. He was a trained singer in classical and opera music and considered pursuing music professionally after college, when his plans suddenly changed his sophomore year. “I felt a calling to put my music career on hold and go serve,” said Denner. After obtaining his undergraduate degree in Music Education, Denner joined the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served as a Combat Engineer Officer for six years before deciding to pursue his MBA at Darden.

Being in the military helped him to develop strong leadership skills, and he wanted to carry those skills into the private sector. He knew that in order to make this transition, he needed to learn about the world of business.

“The Darden Military Association (DMA) was a huge draw for me. I was concerned about how I would transition from wearing a uniform everyday to being a student and pivoting my career, and I was immensely comforted knowing the DMA was there as a strong and established organization that would help me make the transition. Specifically, I was excited about the resources within the DMA that would help me translate my resumes, cover letters, and my story as a leader in a way that would make sense to companies,” said Denner. “A lot of the reasons that drove me to join the Marine Corps are what drove me to Darden. It has a reputation for being extremely tough and for being an MBA that you really earn. Given my untraditional background, I knew I needed a school that emphasized the academic aspect of the MBA to learn business skills. Darden was the absolute best fit in this regard and many others.”

Denner came to Darden with the goal of becoming a management consultant. However, after attending the Career Development Center’s (CDC) Career Discovery Forum panels his first few weeks at school, he realized that the general management and corporate finance industries aligned more closely with his interests and what he wanted in the next step of his career.

Denner found a lot of support as he began preparing to make a career change. “Margaret Weeks, my career advisor, and Katie White, my CDC Second Year coach, were both outstanding. Margaret answered any question I had and showed a high level of dedication to helping me get where I wanted to go. Katie gave me extremely honest feedback on my resumes, cover letters and story,” said Denner.

His hard work and preparation paid off, and he landed an internship at Northrop Grumman, where he has served as a business management intern with a focus on their finance operations this summer.

Denner offered a few pieces of advice for the Class of 2019. “Start making connections and asking questions early about what careers look like in particular industries. Darden alumni are happy to speak with Darden students and help you as you gather information for your career search.”

Denner will serve as a CDC Second Year coach this upcoming year to pay it forward to future students as they begin to figure out their next career moves.

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