Category Archives: Darden Community

Dean’s Blog Post: “Women in Business and the Role of Business Schools”

Following a series of events that included a meeting with business school deans at The White House and reading Sheryl Sanburg’s Lean In, Dean Bob Bruner reflected on growing gender equality in business in his recent blog post.
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Learning About Leadership in the Galiuro Mountains of Arizona

As more students have become interested in taking experiential learning courses, Darden has responded by offering new pilot programs through partnerships with organizations such as the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Earlier this year, 13 Darden students spent a week … Continue reading

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Diversity of Thought at Darden

The case method’s success stems from the diverse range of backgrounds and views in the classroom. In the guest post below, Second Year Bill Besash discusses what diversity means to him as a student leader:
“I came to business school with … Continue reading

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International Study Opportunities for Darden MBA Students

In addition to term-long global exchange programs, Darden offers students the opportunity to travel around the world with their classmates and faculty for one- to two- week periods in March and May.
Global Field Experiences (GFEs) are MBA electives that give … Continue reading

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Darden Second Year Electives

Beginning in March of their First Year, Darden students can customize their learning experience by taking electives in a variety of areas — including courses specializing in a particular job function or industry, global and study abroad opportunities, independent consulting/venture … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: My Experience With Diversity at Darden

In the guest post below, Second Year student Maribel Garcia goes beyond the classroom and writes about the events during one weekend at Darden:
“When asked to write a blog entry I was a bit disoriented on where to start.   What’s … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Investment Management at Darden

Second Year student and blogger, Rohan Poojara, reflects on the investment management opportunities during his time at Darden. This summer, he will be joining JP Morgan full time as an investor.
“Investment management fascinates me because of my passion for the … Continue reading

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Balancing an MBA and Family Life at Darden

Students with partners and families are a large part of Darden’s close-knit community. The Darden Partners Association is an organization run by Darden student partners who organize volunteer efforts, plan social activities and provide job and childcare resources to partners … Continue reading

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Love is Love: Promoting Equality and Inclusion in Business

“Love is Love” is an annual series of events that the University of Virginia and Darden host each year. Its purpose is to promote equality and inclusion, particularly among the LGBT community in business.
This year, the Gays, Lesbians and Allies … Continue reading

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Whole Foods CEO Kicks Off Leadership Speaker Series

Walter Robb, Co-CEO of Whole Foods, kicked off the spring 2014 session of the Leadership Speaker Series, addressing the theme: “Leaders Who Inspire Innovation, Collaboration and Growth.” Robb spoke about how the company focused on community stakeholders from Detroit in order … Continue reading

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