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alumni, Darden Worldwide Course, East Asia, Europe & Russia, Exchange, global careers, Global Consulting Project, Global Immersion, global network, South Asia, Southeast Asia & Australia, Student Perspective

Sam Qiu (MBA ’19) Shares How Four Global Experiences Shaped His International Career Perspective

By Kelly TranSam Qiu (MBA ’19, second from right) grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and studied business at Louisiana State University (LSU). Upon graduating from LSU in 2008, Sam worked in strategy and client basing for Target and then attended law school at the University of Illinois, where…

By Lauren Wallace-
alumni, global, global careers, global network, Latin America

“Take A View”: Alumnus Manuel Irrarazaval (MBA ’00) Shifts Perspectives from Energy Sector to Investment Banking in Latin America

By Kristen FisherWhile most trajectories in life are not straight lines, Manuel Irarrazaval (MBA ’00) has jumped across several different paths — from switching continents to shifting from the energy world to investment banking. But he views his experiences as assets that have allowed him to speak cross-culturally and…

By Lauren Wallace-
alumni, global, global careers, global network, South Asia, Southeast Asia & Australia

Alumna Akansha Jain (MBA ’15) Finds Her Leadership Voice in the Family Business

By Kristen FisherBorn and raised in Delhi, India, Akansha Jain (MBA ’15) worked for Deloitte as a technology consultant before choosing to get an MBA and returned to consulting after Darden, joining the Everest Group in Dallas after graduation. Ultimately, though, she chose to return home to India to…

By Lauren Wallace-
alumni, Executive MBA, Faculty Global Activity, global, global network, South Asia, Southeast Asia & Australia

Darden Alumni Network’s Growing Impact in India Highlighted During Executive MBA Global Residency

By Marc JohnsonIn November 2018, the Darden Executive MBA Class of 2019 gathered in India for the final Global Residency of their program. Over the course of the week in Mumbai and Delhi, students had the opportunity to see the impact of the Darden and UVA alumni network in…

By Lauren Wallace-
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-
alumni, global careers, global network, International Affinity Club, International Students, Latin America, Student Perspective

Latin American Student Association President, Felipe Terrazas Martins (Class of 2019), Discusses Club Leadership, International Alumni Network and Post-Grad Goals

Felipe Terrazas Martins (Class of 2019) was born in Brazil and grew up in Chile. Felipe attended the Universidad de Chile in Santiago and worked as a portfolio manager for Zurich Financial Services before becoming an associate at BlackRock. He held both of these positions from his home in Santiago…

By Lauren Wallace-
alumni, Europe & Russia, global careers, global network, South Asia, Southeast Asia & Australia

Ramapati Singhania (MBA ’81): From Textiles to Tech

Among Ramapati Singhania’s (MBA ’81) favorite memories of Darden, Singhania fondly remembers Professor Alec Horniman and his identical suits. Singhania said that Horniman’s teaching impressed him deeply and lessons from his classes are still shaping his career.“From him, I learned the value of consistency, the pain of…

By Kate Beach-
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