International Affinity Club, International Students, South Asia, Southeast Asia & Australia, Student Perspective

Collaboration for the Common Good: Chaitali Pandit (Class of 2022) Encourages Community-Building through Entrepreneurial Ventures and Darden Club Leadership

Raised in Gurgaon, India, Chaitali Pandit (Class of 2022) studied engineering and biological sciences at BITS Pilani University. Interested in entrepreneurship, Chaitali co-founded several ventures prior to entering the management consulting field working for KPMG and EY before she applied to Darden. As president of the Darden South Asia…

By Lauren Wallace-
East Asia, International Affinity Club, International Students, Student Perspective

GBCC President Sharon Zhou (Class of 2022) Finds Her Voice at Darden through Case Discussions, Club Leadership and Inspiring Classmates

Originally from China, first year student Sharon Zhou (Class of 2022) moved to the U.S. to pursue higher education in human resources at Michigan State University (MSU). After working in the U.S. for several years, she joined the residential MBA Class of 2022 and is now the president…

By Lauren Wallace-
Africa, global network, International Students, Student Event, Student Perspective

The Power of the Darden Community: Tatenda Mabikacheche (Class of 2021) Reflects on Darden’s First Student-led Charity Tournament Supporting Golf Access Among Rural Communities in Africa

Darden students recently hosted the first-ever charity golf tournament to support Mabikacheche Rural and Urban Sports Foundation (MARUSP), an organization based in Zimbabwe dedicated to expanding access to sports across Africa. Second Year Tatenda Mabikacheche (Class of 2021) shared more about the experience with the Center for Global Initiatives…

By Lauren Wallace-
Africa, alumni, global network, International Affinity Club, International Students, Student Perspective

Game On! Former Professional Cricket Player Seun Adeboro (Class of 2022) Leads on the Field and Off

By Abigail QuinnSeun Adeboro (Class of 2022) is a first-year student at Darden and the incoming president of the Darden African Business Organization (DABO). He spoke to the Center for Global Initiatives (CGI) about his life at home in Nigeria, his hopes for DABO and his experience as…

By Lauren Wallace-
International Affinity Club, South Asia, Southeast Asia & Australia, Student Event

In Hopes of Brighter Days, Darden South Asia Society Celebrates Holi: the Triumph of Good Over Evil

Darden South Asia Society (DSAS) president Chaitali Pandit (Class of 2022) and VP of marketing and communications Pratik Das (Class of 2022) described the 2021 Holi event at Darden:The Darden South Asia Society hosted a celebration of Holi, the festival of colors, on Saturday 17 April for the Darden…

By Lauren Wallace-
International Affinity Club, International Students, Latin America

Looking on the Bright Side: LASA President Juan Montiel (Class of 2022) Shares Lessons in Gratitude and Positivity through his Darden Journey

By Abigail QuinnJuan Montiel (Class of 2022) is a first-year student at Darden and the incoming president of the Latin American Student Association (LASA). Juan, originally from Argentina, shared the most valuable parts of his Darden experience thus far, his hopes for LASA and the important lessons this…

By Lauren Wallace-
Europe & Russia, International Affinity Club, International Students

From Belgium, Christophe Sion (Class of 2022) Returns to Charlottesville to Pursue an MBA and a Startup Dream

By Abigail QuinnChristophe Sion (Class of 2022) is a first-year student at Darden and the incoming president of the European Society. Originally from Belgium, Christophe shares more about his journey back to Charlottesville and his hopes for the European Society organization in the coming year:Some people pursue…

By Lauren Wallace-
global network, International Partner Program, Latin America

Two Thumbs Up! Virtual International Partner Program Brings INCAE Students Back to Darden

Twenty-six INCAE Business School executive master of finance (EMF) students from across Latin America took part in Darden’s “Financial Innovation: New Products and Financial Engineering” virtual program through the Center for Global Initiatives. Darden faculty members Marc Lipson, Elena Loutskina and Yiorgos Allayannis led the finance program, which…

By Lauren Wallace-
Executive MBA, Global Consulting Project, global network, South Asia, Southeast Asia & Australia, Student Perspective

Across Time Zones, A Global Consulting Project Makes An Impact Overseas

By Abigail QuinnAli Schumacher (Class of 2021), Rizki Ridwan (EMBA Class of 2021) and Hisardo Dagmar (Class of 2021) are three Darden students who make up a Global Consulting Project (GCP) team. Though in different Darden programs and international locations, their shared passion for education brought their team together…

By Lauren Wallace-
Darden Worldwide Course, East Asia, Global Executive MBA, global network, Student Perspective

Traveling the World from the Comforts of Home: Crystal Farmer (EMBA Class of 2021) Relays Her Positive Experience during Japan Virtual Global Course

Crystal Farmer (EMBA Class of 2021) is a Program Manager at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). At Johns Hopkins’ APL, Crystal oversees the D5LE2 Systems Program and Digital Transformation. After obtaining an undergraduate degree in business and a Master’s in Engineering from Drexel University, Crystal applied…

By Lauren Wallace-