Phil Gover, Class of 2014

Nov 22, 2013
Tags: admissions, b-school

Phil Glover

“The best applications tell stories.”

I'm a member of the Class of 2014 at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, studying General Management and Strategy. At Darden, I'm a Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Fellow, a member of Net Impact, as well as the Business & Public Policy club and the American Indian Student Union. Prior to attending Darden, I was an associate director of Admissions and the coordinator of Native American Recruitment at Dartmouth College, where I spent five years leading under-represented minority recruitment initiatives and reviewing thousands of college applications. I spent my first year after college in the National College Advising Corps serving as a mentor and college access resource for low-income students in Charlottesville, VA.

I graduated from the University of Virginia in 2005 with a BA in Political and Social Thought. I'm an enrolled member of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah and have family ties to the Pawnee and Comanche tribes in Oklahoma. I grew up on the Hungry Valley Indian Reservation outside Reno, Nevada. My partner Grace and I have a seven-year old son named Russell. I'll spend this summer as a Strategy and Innovation Fellow at Teach for America through the Education Pioneers program.

Phil Gover, Darden School of Business

Finding the Right Internship

Phil's recipe for success boils down to answering three essential questions: Why are you here? Who are you? What do you want to do? If you can answer these — and practice — you'll find the right internship for you.

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Getting an MBA with a Non-Traditional Background

Phil shares his insights into how you can use your non-traditional background to your advantage in the classroom and the job interview.

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MBA and Family Life

Balancing an MBA and Family Life

Phil explains how he found work-life balance in an MBA program.

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MBA Application Tips

MBA Application Tips

Phil offers his tips on the MBA application process.

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