UVA Darden First Year Dives Into B-School Admissions in MBA Podcast Series

By Dave Hendrick

University of Virginia Darden School of Business student Adam Miller (Class of 2020) has turned his recent personal experience navigating MBA admissions into a popular podcast series. The show, “The MBA Candidate,” has become a “must-listen” for prospective MBA candidates, according to a recent story in Poets & Quants.

Adam Miller

Adam Miller (Class of 2020)

Miller, who worked at Thrivent Financial and Relish Inc. prior to enrolling at Darden and was the subject of a previous Poets & Quants profile, takes a particular interest in the MBA admissions journeys of students with nontraditional backgrounds.

He currently has 10 shows, each featuring an accepted student from a top U.S. business school.

Miller says he created the podcast to “show” future MBA applicants stories of non-stereotypical MBA students. But he also hopes to help his guests with recruiting efforts — as well as promote his own brand.

His podcast certainly features an inspiring and unique subset of the MBA population.

Miller says he plans to publish the remaining interviews he has conducted with other incoming MBA students. Plus, he says, he has an episode featuring a panel discussion with five military veterans enrolled at Virginia Darden. That episode will explore the “myths” the vets experienced during the MBA application process. Another upcoming episode will feature The Consortium.

Read the full story on Poets & Quants.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business delivers the world’s best business education experience to prepare entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders through its MBA, Ph.D., MSBA and Executive Education programs. Darden’s top-ranked faculty is renowned for teaching excellence and advances practical business knowledge through research. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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