Browsing Category: Global Immersion

Darden Worldwide Course, Global Immersion, global network, Latin America

Students Explore Technology and Business Sustainability in new Global Immersion Course to Brazil

After finishing their first year at Darden, 30 Class of 2020 students traveled to Brazil for a new Darden Worldwide Course (DWC) offering led by Darden professor Raj Venkatesan and CGI Fellow Dr. Leandro Guissoni. The Brazil DWC, which took place in Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo, focused on…

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-
Darden Worldwide Course, Global Immersion, Latin America, South Asia, Southeast Asia & Australia, Student Perspective

Thoughts on the Brazil Darden Worldwide Course from Ameya Bhattacharya

Ameya Bhattacharya (photographed on the right, above, with a classmate in Brazil), a member of Darden’s Class of 2020, is spending this summer interning with McKinsey and Co. Before heading down to Atlanta, she wrapped up her first year at Darden by participating in Darden’s Global Immersion Course…

By Kate Beach-
Darden Worldwide Course, Global Immersion, South Asia, Southeast Asia & Australia, Student Perspective

A Personal and Professional Journey: Carissa Sanchez (Class of 2020) Explores China

After studying mechanical engineering at Yale University, Carissa Sanchez (Class of 2020) worked for Alcoa for several years before starting her Darden MBA. She is currently in Denver interning with Boston Consulting Group over the summer, but, after her classes at Darden wrapped up in May, she went to China…

By Kate Beach-
Darden Worldwide Course, Global Immersion, global network, International Students, Latin America, South Asia, Southeast Asia & Australia, Student Perspective

Prasannaa Venkatesh (Class of 2020) Shares Stories from the Darden Worldwide Course to Cuba

Prasannaa Venkatesh (class of 2020) grew up in Chennai, India. Prior to Darden, he was an Associate with the Bain Capability Network, India. He recently participated in Darden’s Worldwide Course (DWC) to Cuba, focused on learning from an ‘Economy in Transition’, along with 31 fellow classmates. Prasannaa reflected on…

By Lauren Wallace-
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-
Darden Worldwide Course, East Asia, Europe & Russia, Exchange, global, Global Consulting Project, Global Immersion, global network, Global Topics Course, South Asia, Southeast Asia & Australia, Student Perspective

Experiencing Darden Around the Globe: Rebecca Barkley (MBA ’19) Expands on Four Global Academic Opportunities in Europe, China and India

Recent alumna Rebecca Barkley (MBA ’19) shared reflections from four Darden global academic opportunities she participated in before graduating with the Class of 2019 this past weekend. In her own words: Could you share a bit about your life before Darden, and why you decided to pursue a business degree…

By Lauren Wallace-