East Asia, International Affinity Club, International Students, South Asia, Southeast Asia & Australia, Student Event

ABCD Showcases Cultural Diversity in Asia and at Darden through Asia Week

The Asia Business Club at Darden (ABCD) hosted Asia Week at Darden 8-12 February, 2021. Asia Week included many virtual events and COVID-safe in-person opportunities to connect and celebrate cultures from across Asia. ABCD’s VPs of Events, Heeyeong Jeong (Class of 2021) and Danyang Shen (Class…

By Lauren Wallace-
alumni, global network, Latin America

Alumnus Pablo Garcia Barnetche (MBA ’95) Recalls How Darden Aided His Ag-Tech Journey in Argentina

Prior to earning his MBA at Darden in 1995, alumnus Pablo Garcia Barnetche completed his undergraduate degree at Universidad de Buenos Aires in Argentina. He then worked at FMC Corp. in Philadelphia before returning to Buenos Aires, where he currently resides and serves as director at agricultural technology company Agrositio…

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

DABO Inspires Afro-Optimists All Over the World through Virtual Africa Business Week

At the end of January, the Darden African Business Organization (DABO) hosted its fourth annual Africa Business Week. This year, DABO turned a weeklong schedule of events into a nearly all-virtual program to comply with University COVID safety protocols. DABO board members capitalized on this new virtual reality by…

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

Rongwu Liang (Class of 2021) Uses Engineering, Technology and Conversation to Build Bridges Around the World

By Abigail QuinnRongwu Liang, originally from China, is a member of Darden’s Class of 2021. Before deciding to pursue his MBA, Rongwu took a less traditional route to Charlottesville, working as a civil engineer and contract manager in Colombo, Sri Lanka before coming to the United States. “I…

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

A Love for Learning Brings Mikheil Abashidze (Class of 2021) – And His Cooking – from Georgia to Darden

By Abigail QuinnMikheil Abashidze, a member of Darden’s class of 2021, is a citizen of Georgia, nestled in the Caucuses region of Eurasia. He came to Darden because of a fellow coworker he met while working in Tbilisi, Georgia: Mikheil heard his colleague’s reviews of Darden’s…

By Lauren Wallace-
International Affinity Club, International Students, Latin America, Student Event, Student Perspective

Through Club Leadership, Nivia Bassante Garcia (Class of 2021) Helps Others Find Their Voice at Darden

By Abigail Quinn From Ecuador, Second Year Nivia Bassante Garcia (Class of 2021) shares her experience as an international student at Darden, where she serves on the leadership boards of both the Latin American Student Association and Graduate Women in Business. Nivia reflects on the importance of diversity and women…

By Lauren Wallace-
global network, International Students, South Asia, Southeast Asia & Australia, Student Perspective

From Engineering in India to Decision-Making at Darden: Second Year Tejaswi Kambalapally (Class of 2021) Shares her Journey to Becoming a CGI Global Ambassador

Tejaswi Kambalapally (Class of 2021) is a Global Ambassador for Darden’s Center for Global Initiatives. Tejaswi took time to share more about her background, role as Global Ambassador during the pandemic, and hopes for the future. In her own words:Tell us a little bit about your background. What…

By Lauren Wallace-
International Students, South Asia, Southeast Asia & Australia, Student Perspective

Ahana Das (Class of 2022) Recalls Global Journey through the Pandemic to get to Darden

First Year student Ahana Das (Class of 2022) recently shared the events of her global journey from the U.S. to Singapore and back, arriving in Charlottesville in time to begin fall classes at Darden. Since beginning orientation and classes at Darden a few weeks ago, Ahana says: Darden’s…

By Lauren Wallace-
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