Category Archives: MBA decision

The value of an MBA

There are a lot of measures of the value of an MBA and some people have been questioning if it‘s worth its salt recently. But the dollar value of my MBA hit home when I filed my taxes this week. I … Continue reading

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The Princeton Review agrees — Darden professors rock!

Congrats to Darden’s professors, who got recognized this week as the best in the nation this week by The Princeton Review! I won’t pretend to be surprised. I know we have some of the best faculty in the world. They … Continue reading

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Darden moves into ‘The Economist’s’ top 10 b-schools

OK, I know I just said that the gold stars shouldn’t guide your goals. Which I still stand by. But it’s really nice when your goals and the gold stars line up. Such is the case with Darden this week. … Continue reading

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Strengths Finder test results: Doh!

At the urging of my summer internship manager, I took the Strengths Finder test yesterday. Some of you may already know about Strengths Finder, a self-help book that advocates discovering your talents and then doing everything you can to play … Continue reading

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Thank God I’m a Darden girl

 I drove into Charlottesville at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, and my whole body relaxed. It was good to be back.  I started getting squirrely for Darden with about three weeks left in my summer internship. I’d had a great experience, … Continue reading

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What every new b-school student should know

It dawned on me today — in the 5 minutes I lifted my head out of my intern haze — that at this time last year, I was preparing to move to Charlottesville. Which means, right this moment, about 300 … Continue reading

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Spirit of Darden

It’s that time of year when the second-year students are confronted with leaving Darden and prospective students are trying to decide to whether to come to Darden. This video speaks to both those groups. Second-year student David Shepro made it … Continue reading

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If it were easy, everyone would do it

Before I came to b-school, one of my work colleagues asked me why I wanted to go. Business, he said, seemed like common sense. The goal is to make money. If you have a good idea and used common sense, … Continue reading

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How b-school warped my brain

Here’s something they don’t tell you in the b-school literature: An MBA education warps your mind. Six months ago I thought like a journalist. I thought in terms of ledes and sources and motivations and background. I thought about column … Continue reading

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Section B makes ‘BusinessWeek’

Yep, that’s right, we’re famous. Our section bird made BusinessWeek’s list of wacky b-school traditions. Check out the blurb and the other traditions. For those of you shopping for schools, I think you can tell a lot about a school … Continue reading

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