Browsing Category: Africa

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-
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-
Africa, global, global network, International Affinity Club, International Students, Student Event

Africa Business Week Celebrates Diverse Cultures, Opportunities and Business Landscapes in Africa

The Darden African Business Organization (DABO) hosted its third annual Africa Business Week at Darden. Among a full schedule of speaking engagements and cultural showcase events, this year’s Africa Business Week also included Leadership Speaker Series keynote Mossadeck Bally, chairman and CEO of Azalaï Hotels Group.Meti Aberra (Class…

By Lauren Wallace-
Africa, Darden Worldwide Course, Europe & Russia, Global Immersion, Global Topics Course, Latin America, Middle East

A Glimpse of Global Learning: Highlights of the 2019 Darden Worldwide Courses

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Darden full-time and executive MBA students participated in global immersions, global topics courses, completed consulting projects and exchange programs offered across 50+ locations in 25 countries.  By May, 85% of the full-time graduating Class of 2019 participated in a global course during…

By Kate Beach-
Africa, Darden Worldwide Course, Global Immersion, Middle East, Student Perspective

Allie Medack’s Look at Inclusive Growth and the Ugandan Economy

Allie Medack (Class of 2020), originally from Texas, is spending her summer interning with McKinsey & Co. in Washington D.C. She concluded her first year at Darden by participating in the May Darden Worldwide Course to Uganda. Allie explains how the course, which explores entrepreneurship, education and healthcare, tied…

By Kate Beach-
Africa, Darden Worldwide Course, Europe & Russia, Executive MBA, Latin America, Student Perspective

Aspiring Global Leader Teeja Boye (EMBA Class of 2019) Reflects on Darden Course to Brazil

Teeja Boye (second from left) is a current executive MBA student in the Class of 2019 Rosslyn section. He participated in the Darden Worldwide Course to Brazil, which ran earlier this year and provided some thoughts about his experiences:Could you share a little bit about your background and your…

By Kate Beach-
Africa, alumni, global, global network, International Students, Student Event, Student Perspective

Asong Lekeaka (Class of 2019) Expands Darden’s Engagement in Africa through Darden African Business Organization

Asong Lekeaka (Class of 2019) serves as president of the Darden African Business Organization (DABO). When considering business school programs, Asong, originally from Cameroon, looked for the global attitudes and global academic experiences each school offered, as well as whether the schools had an African association or business club for…

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

Zhana Edmonds (Class of 2019) Reflects on First Student-led Trek to West Africa

Zhana Edmonds (Class of 2019) recently participated in Darden’s inaugural student-led trek to West Africa. Zhana, center in above photo in front of Ghana’s Independence Arch in Accra, shared her reflections from the trip: Since beginning my time at Darden, I have taken several opportunities to travel…

By Lauren Wallace-
Africa, Darden Worldwide Course, East Asia, Global Immersion, International Students, South Asia, Southeast Asia & Australia, Student Perspective

Hello from Tanvi Pritmani (Class of 2019), CGI’s Lead Student Ambassador!

Second year student Tanvi Pritmani (Class of 2019, second from right in above photo) serves as the lead student ambassador for the Center for Global Initiatives (CGI). CGI student ambassadors support the promotion, development and improvement of all global academic offerings, including Darden Worldwide Courses (DWCs), the Exchange Program and…

By Lauren Wallace-
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