Browsing Category: International Affinity Club

Global Consulting Project, global network, International Affinity Club, International Students, South Asia, Southeast Asia & Australia, Student Perspective

From India to the U.K. to Charlottesville: Ann Joseph (Class of 2021) and Her Progressive Path to Darden

By Abigail QuinnAnn Joseph (top row, far left in above photo with Section E classmates) is a Class of 2021 MBA student who brings and fosters global perspectives in the Darden community. Ann’s life experiences began in rural South India and, over time, she gained exposure to global…

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

DSAS President Murali Kondaru (Class of 2021) Shares the Importance of Cultural Diversity in Business and Global Community at Darden

From Vijayawada, India, Murali Kondaru (Class of 2021) left India for the first time to attend Darden, where he serves as the president of the Darden South Asia Society (DSAS) and Darden Dance Club. Murali shared his thoughts on cultural diversity, his hopes for DSAS, his favorite experiences at Darden…

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

Latin American Student Association President Javier Trujillo (Class of 2021) Discusses Darden Global Experience

By Elizabeth JuneLatin American Student Association (LASA) president Javier Trujillo (Class of 2021) grew up in Bogota, Colombia. As a rising Second Year Darden student, Javier spent some time with us sharing more about his background, global experiences at Darden and hopes for LASA in the coming year. In…

By Lauren Wallace-
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