Last week, we shared several updates to our Executive MBA application process in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. As part of that announcement, we highlighted a new Executive MBA application fee waiver opportunity. Applicants must:

  1. Join us for a phone conversation or a virtual coffee chat and
  2. Attend one of our upcoming webinars

We have a number of webinars on the calendar, and we put together this quick guide to help you identify which ones may be of interest. All registrants will be emailed a link to a recording of the webinar, but you must attend the live session to qualify for the fee waiver.

Unsure Where to Start?

If you’re looking to simply learn a little bit more about the structure and design of our Executive MBA program, Director of Admissions Brett Twitty will be hosting regular program overview sessions throughout the coming months:

Executive MBA Program Overview
Register: 15 April | Register: 21 May | Register: 11 June
All sessions at 12:30 p.m. ET

Application Advice

At this time of year, applicants often wonder if it’s too late to apply? Here at Darden, the answer is a very definitive “It’s not too late!” We have four remaining Executive MBA deadlines: 10 April, 10 May, 10 June and 25 June. We still have space in our class and scholarship money to award.

If you are targeting one of these deadlines, we encourage you to join Director of Admissions Brett Twitty for an application tips webinar. These sessions typically occur a few days before a deadline, and they are an opportunity for you to get tips and insights about our Executive MBA application process and ask any last minute questions you have as you finalize your  application:

Executive MBA Application Tips Webinar
Register: 8 April | Register: 7 May | Register: 8 June | Register: 18 June
All sessions at 12:30 p.m. ET

Twitty is also hosting an Applicant FAQs webinar in late May. The session will feature common applicant questions, including how to submit a test waiver request, who makes a good recommender, how our scholarship process works and more. This content is also covered in our app tips webinars, but the session on 27 May will be a deeper dive into these frequent questions.

Executive MBA Applicant FAQs Webinar
Wednesday, 27 May | Register
12:30 p.m. ET

Of course, we also recommend spending some time with our application tips blog posts, our Application Process webpage and downloading the ExecMBA Podcast episode about our recent Executive MBA application process updates.

Student Life

Curious how our EMBA and GEMBA students balance work, life and school? We have a number of upcoming sessions focused on the Executive MBA student experience, including conversations with current students.

As an introduction to our program’s culture and community, we encourage you to join Director of Student Affairs Laura Bordoni in late April for our Executive MBA Student Life webinar. During this session, Bordoni will highlight key features of the Darden executive format student experience, including our Executive MBA student organizations, our Friday Night Live speaker series and much more.

Executive MBA Student Life Webinar
Hosted by Director of Student Affairs Laura Bordoni
Wednesday, 22 April | 12:30 p.m. ET

As noted, we also have several upcoming webinars with current students: Two will be hosted by Executive MBA student organizations — our Network of Executive Women and our Black Executive MBA student organization. The current student Q&A will feature leaders from our Executive MBA Class of 2020. Each of these webinars is an opportunity to hear firsthand from students about their Darden experience. Bring your questions!

Executive MBA Webinar: Darden Women’s Perspectives
Tuesday, 28 April | 6:00 p.m. ET

Executive MBA Webinar: A Conversation with the Black Executive MBA Student Organization
Wednesday, 6 May | 6:00 p.m. ET

Executive MBA Current Student Q&A
Thursday, 7 May | 6:00 p.m. ET

Interested in additional student perspectives? We encourage you to check out our student profiles on the blog and listen to the interviews on The ExecMBA Podcast

Career Tips

Over the past few months, we’ve been hosting regular career webinars exploring different aspects of the career transition process. These sessions have been very popular, and we’re excited to keep this series going into the summer months!

These sessions are an excellent opportunity to meet the career team who support our executive format students and get real tips and insights you can apply in your life and job search right now.

Catch up on our earlier sessions and review Career Coach Jim Collins’ recent session on your personal brand.

Register for these upcoming sessions:

Career Webinar: World Class Resumes
Hosted by Career Coach Jim Collins
Wednesday, 29 April | 12:30 p.m. ET

Career Webinar: Three Key Tips for Career Switchers
Hosted by Career Coach Sarita Soldz
Wednesday, 13 May | 12:30 p.m. ET

Career Webinar: Three Key Tips for Career Climbers
Hosted by Career Coach Sarita Soldz
Tuesday, 2 June | 12:30 p.m. ET

Pro Tip: Careers and career outcomes are regular conversation topics on The ExecMBA Podcast and Career Coaches Jim Collins and Sarita Soldz are frequent guests on the pod. Two of our favorite career-related episodes are this recap of career outcomes for our Executive MBA Class of 2019 with Jim and this career transition process overview with Jim and Sarita.

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