We are thrilled to launch a new way to connect with Darden Admissions: Application Workshops! These pilot events will be unique from other virtual sessions like webinars and coffee chats in that they will be interactive events centered around a specific aspect of the applicant journey, the application process or an application component.

Workshops are open to candidates interested in any format of the Darden MBA (Full-Time, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA, Part-Time MBA), and space will be limited to ensure attendees can engage in meaningful dialogue. We look forward to hosting more of these application-themed workshops in the future — keep an eye on our events page for additional sessions throughout the summer.

As you approach these sessions, take some time to think about you. The application process truly is a storytelling exercise, and your sense of self and your understanding of who you are will be important touchstones throughout the months ahead. During the business school application process, it is very easy to get caught up in rankings, websites, other people’s opinions, etc. The clearer your sense of your story, your plan, your goals and how your target schools can help you achieve these goals, the easier it will be for you to focus on what is important. This approach will also serve you well once you start an MBA program, and you are juggling class, recruitment and social activities.

In order for attendees to make the most of the event, we have a few suggestions:

  • Prior to attending the workshop, take a few minutes to review our available application resources so you can familiarize yourself with the most common FAQs
  • Plan to enable your video for the duration of the session (if possible), to ensure an interactive experience
  • Understand that we may not be able to provide specific feedback about your personal application situation, but we hope to share meaningful insights in this new interactive format! The goal of these sessions is to provide participants with tips and strategies to help them navigate the Darden application process and ensure they are putting together their strongest application.
  • Complete the post-event survey! We are excited to launch these new events, but want to make sure they are valuable for YOU — the applicant. Please plan to complete the post-event survey so we can continue to make adjustments for future sessions.