Upcoming Diversity Webinars

Join us this December for a series of webinars about diversity at the Darden School of Business. These online events are for prospective students who want to learn more about Darden, chat with current Darden students, and hear more about their MBA experiences.

View our website for the most up-to-date event schedule.

Webinar: LGBT Students at Darden

Tuesday, 2 December 2014
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
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In this Q&A session, learn about what it is like to be a part of the Darden, U.Va, and Charlottesville communities from the perspective of LGBT students and allies. The students will discuss Darden’s LGBT community, as well as share LGBT-friendly opportunities in student clubs, organizations, and conferences. Come prepared with questions, as this is a great opportunity to learn from current students.

Webinar: Black Students at Darden

Thursday, 4 December 2014
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
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Join our panel of Second Year students for a Q&A session about what it is like to be a part of the black community at Darden, U.Va, and in Charlottesville. The students will share their experiences with clubs, organizations, and conferences that are designed to promote the success of black professionals in business. Come prepared with questions, as this is a great opportunity to learn from current students.

Webinar: Japanese Perspectives on the Darden MBA

Saturday, 6 December 2014
10:00 – 11:00 Tokyo Time
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Are you interested in pursuing your MBA in the United States? Would you like to talk to current Japanese MBA students about their business school experience? If this describes you, join us for a chat hosted by Darden Second Year students from Japan. In this webinar you will learn about the Darden School of Business, the life of an MBA student, Charlottesville, tips for MBA applications, and much more. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and receive advice about applying to business school.

Webinar: Hispanic Students at Darden

Wednesday, 10 December 2014
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
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Join us for a Q&A session with a panel of Hispanic Second Year students about what it is like to be a part of the Darden, U.Va, and Charlottesville communities. The students will discuss their experiences with Hispanic-focused clubs, organizations, and conferences at Darden and in the greater MBA community. Come prepared with questions, as this is a great opportunity to learn from current students.

 

Beat the GMAT Chat: Why Darden? An Introduction to the Darden MBA and Q&A with Admissions Dean Sara Neher

Thursday, 11 December 2014
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Easter Standard Time
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Join us for a live Q&A with Sara Neher, assistant dean of MBA Admissions at the Darden School of Business, and get all your admissions questions answered.

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The Darden Brand Challenge and Our Upcoming Women’s Event in NYC

The annual Brand Challenge, an event in which the Darden community tests the newest products on the market and provides feedback on a variety of brands’ latest innovations, took place this past Friday. Among the products featured were beautiful Aston Martin cars.

Additionally, Dr. Ulrich Bez, the chairman and former CEO of Aston Martin, was a guest speaker in the Darden Leadership Speaker Series last week, giving students the opportunity to learn more about Aston Martin, the transportation industry, and Dr. Bez’s experiences as a leader in the company.

However, that is not the only exciting thing happening these days. Darden Admissions is thrilled to announce that on 4 December, we will be hosting a Women’s Event in New York City. Guests will be able to experience Darden’s case method in person, as well as talk to alumnae about their experiences at Darden.

For more details, watch the latest video blog from MBA Admissions Dean Sara Neher below, or check out our registration page.


Video: Darden MBA Women’s Event in New York City

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Upcoming Darden Admissions Webinars and Chats

There are always new opportunities to learn more about the Darden School of Business. Darden Admissions would like to invite you to attend one of several upcoming online events for prospective students. At each of these events, you will be able to chat with current Darden students and learn more about their MBA experiences. View our website for an updated event schedule.

Beat the GMAT Chat: What Every MBA Student Needs to Know

Wednesday, 19 November 2014
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
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Join us for a live Q&A with Erica Breese, a Second Year MBA student at the U.Va. Darden School of Business.

Webinar: Thai Students and the Darden MBA

Friday, 21 November 2014
21:00 – 22:00 Bangkok Time
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Have you seen the Darden School listed among top-ranked MBA programs and wanted to learn more about it?  Join Darden Second Year student Mint (Kanokrat) Namasondhi for a chat “in Thai.”  Mint will share her thoughts on what makes the Darden experience one of the world’s best.  Learn about her life as a Darden student inside and outside the classroom.  Find out about internships and post-MBA career opportunities, the curriculum, case method teaching style, and interactions with faculty.  Be ready with your questions – Mint is eager to meet you during the webinar.

Webinar: Japanese Perspectives on the Darden MBA

Saturday, 6 December 2014
10:00 – 11:00 Tokyo Time
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Are you interested in pursuing your MBA in the United States? Would you like to talk to current Japanese MBA students about their business school experience? If this describes you, join us for a chat hosted by Darden Second Year students from Japan. In this webinar you will learn about the Darden School of Business, the life of an MBA student, Charlottesville, tips for MBA applications, and much more. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and receive advice about applying to business school.

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Consulting With Entrepreneurs in the Charlottesville Community

With over 100 elective courses available, Darden students have no shortage of opportunities to learn new things that will help them in their career. Many students, however, choose to do an independent study where they work with faculty to write cases, improve the School through consulting work or work with entrepreneurs to improve their businesses.

In this video, Joe Geissenhainer (MBA ’14) discusses the entrepreneurship culture in Charlottesville, as well as his financial consulting experience with local Charlottesville and i.Lab Incubator company Mad Hatter Foods.

Video: Consulting with Entrepreneurs in the Charlottesville Community

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Plan Your Interview Visit to Charlottesville

We have recently started inviting Round 1 MBA applicants to interview with Darden and will continue releasing interview invitations through 17 December. Applicants who live and work in the United States are required to interview in Charlottesville, and we encourage you to take some extra time to explore all that Charlottesville has to offer.

In her latest video blog, MBA Admissions Dean Sara Neher describes a few recent events happening in Charlottesville. This past weekend, Charlottesville and the University of Virginia welcomed several members of the media and entertainment industry to the Virginia Film Festival. Guests included Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Jenna Elfman and more.

Hear more about the Virginia Film Festival, as well as other things to do around Charlottesville in Sara’s blog below. You can also use our Living in Charlottesville website to find student-recommended activities to help you plan your visit here.

Video Blog: Fun Events in Charlottesville

We hope to see you soon!

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Refreshing First Coffee: A Sustainability Project at Darden

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business offers over 100 elective courses in our academic curriculum. In addition to these electives, you can pursue independent study projects. Popular projects include writing a business case with faculty and improving the School through consulting work.

Sarah Tilbor (MBA ’14) describes how she and her classmates took what they learned in finance, operations and marketing to make First Coffee more environmentally sustainable, as well as operationally and financially more efficient.

Refreshing First Coffee: A Sustainability Project at Darden

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Upcoming Darden Admissions Webinars

Darden Admissions would like to invite you to attend one of several upcoming webinars for prospective students. At each of these webinars, you will be able to chat with current Darden students and learn more about the Darden experience. View our website for an updated event schedule.

Diversity at Darden

Wednesday, 5 November 2014
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Eastern Time
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A core part of the Darden School mission is to foster a diverse community that broadens understanding and elevates performance in the classroom and in business. Meet Associate Director for Diversity Recruitment Karen Ohen and a panel of MBA students for a discussion about the Darden community and learn more about diversity resources and affinity groups at Darden and around Charlottesville. There will be a 15-minute panel discussion, followed by a 30-minute Q&A.

The Benefits of a Two-Year MBA in the U.S.: A Webinar for Europeans

Tuesday, 11 November 2014
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Eastern Time
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Are you considering pursuing a graduate degree in business? If you’re deciding between a two-year MBA or a one-year specialized master’s program, we invite you to learn more about the benefits of obtaining an MBA. In this interactive panel, the Darden School of Business European Society will discuss their research and decision-making process, as well as the benefits of pursuing an MBA from a U.S. school. Learn about career opportunities, leadership, life at Darden and more!

Thai Students and the Darden MBA

Friday, 21 November 2014
21:00 – 22:00 Bangkok Time
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Have you seen the Darden School listed among top-ranked MBA programs and wanted to learn more about it?  Join Darden Second Year student Mint (Kanokrat) Namasondhi for a chat “in Thai.”  Mint will share her thoughts on what makes the Darden experience one of the world’s best.  Learn about her life as a Darden student inside and outside the classroom.  Find out about internships and post-MBA career opportunities, the curriculum, case method teaching style, and interactions with faculty.  Be ready with your questions — Mint is eager to meet you during the webinar.

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A Day in the Life: Learning Accounting Through Darden’s Case Study Method

Ranked the #1 Education Experience by The Economist, Darden’s learning environment is intensive, inspiring and life-changing. We combine the case study method with experiential learning to immerse you in real-life business situations, preparing you to be an agile decision-maker who is ready to face any challenge.

In the following video, you’ll see Darden student Monica Jasty as she works her way through an accounting case with her learning team and with her section. Watch the dynamic learning process unfold in the classroom, led by Accounting professor Luann Lynch, a member of Darden’s top-ranked faculty.

Video: Learning Accounting Through Darden’s Case Study Method

Are you interested in seeing the case method in person? Visit our website to sign up for a class visit.

We hope to see you soon!

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Q&A With Darden Student on Beat The GMAT

Thursday, 30 October 2014
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
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Join Second Year student Derek Rey to learn more about the Darden student experience. Derek leveraged the Darden MBA to transition from the military to investment banking and is excited to share more about Darden’s case method experience, top-ranked faculty and global alumni network.

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MBA Admissions Dean Video Blog: Class Visits, Travel Updates and More

MBA Admissions Dean Video Blog: Class Visits, Travel Updates and More

In this week’s video blog, Darden MBA Admissions Dean Sara Neher provides a few updates on the application process, class visit opportunities, admissions events and more.

Interested in visiting Darden? View our class visit calendar.

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