At this time of year, First Year students are typically returning from spring break, transitioning out of the core curriculum and into their elective courses, and preparing for their internships. Today’s featured student blogger is Rohan Poojara, a First Year Darden student. In the following posts, Rohan walks us through summer internship recruitment, the end of learning teams and club elections, and a classmate’s experience in the Hult Prize Case Competition:
Learn more about Rohan and other Darden Student Bloggers on the Darden website.
Life at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business is full of classes, club events, learning team sessions, job searches and social events. With so many opportunities, each student experiences Darden in a unique way. We invite you to learn more about Darden by reading the stories of some of our current students.
Here are some of our favorite posts from this year’s Darden Student Bloggers:
On the learning experience:
“Bringing It: The Darden Classroom” – Adhiraj Badyal
“My Favorite Electives” – Brian Cramer
“Brazil: Global Business Experience” – Brian Gavron
“Q1” – Jonathan Meredith
“Job Treks and Trotting the Best-Coast” – Yachna Khare
“The Darden Advantage: Musings of a Summer Intern” – Adhiraj Badyal
“Reflecting on Second Year Recruiting” – Brian Cramer
On life at Darden:
“The MUST-KNOW Darden Traditions” – Gloria Lau
“Studying, Learning Team, Class, Shenanigans (Rinse & Repeat)” – Jenny Hammond
“Darden Gone Wild(erness)” – Kenny Schulman
Learn more about our Student Bloggers on our website.
Last month, we featured a post written by Rohit Gupta, MBA Class of 2013, describing his experiences with the Darden faculty. In the next part of his “Why Darden” blog series, Rohit shares a variety of perspectives, which include blog posts by three students who are new to the city, an article by Forbes magazine declaring the University of Virginia as one of the most beautiful campuses in America and a recent survey of Darden students documenting their favorite things about Charlottesville.
Read Rohit’s post “Why Darden: Part 2 – Living in Charlottesville” to learn more about what the area has to offer.
With only a couple of weeks before Darden MBA First Year students disperse for summer internships and Second Year students prepare for graduation, several of the Darden Student Bloggers have written posts about end-of-year events and lessons learned. Here are a few of the recent posts:
Darden’s Global Business Experiences (GBEs) are one- to two-week courses held outside of the United States. Based on a unifying theme, each course includes structured classes and practitioner presentations as well as visits to companies, governmental agencies and important cultural sites. The courses are typically offered in March during spring break, as well as in May.
Two of the Darden Student Bloggers recently wrote about their experiences on GBEs in India and Brazil:
Karina Nuñez-Rojas, a First Year student blogger, recently wrote a post, “Darden Faculty,” talking about the connections she has made with Darden professors:
This year, for example, all of my professors have taken time to have lunch with students in my section. This is in addition to the many hours they have spent providing support during office hours. And, at a recent school-wide fundraising auction, the most coveted, highest selling items were dinner events at various professors’ homes with their families.”
Read the full post.
As you are researching MBA programs, don’t forget to check out the Darden Student Bloggers group. Their posts about the case method, recruiting, conferences, Charlottesville and more are a great way to learn about student life at Darden. Here is a sampling of recent posts:
The Darden Students Bloggers have been blogging about a wide variety of activities this spring, including: the Darden Cares 5K, Building Goodness in April, entrepreneurial guest speakers, dinners with faculty members, a Holi celebration, Darden Days, Follies, the Barcelona Global Business Experience and more:
Interested in getting a glimpse into academic life at Darden? The Darden Students Bloggers are a great resource! Read the following posts for highlights of current courses:
Jonathan Harris, a Darden Student Blogger and member of the MBA Class of 2012, just wrote a great post, “Feels Like ‘CEO Month’ at Darden,” about the impressive list of CEO speakers that have come to Darden recently.