Browsing Category: International Students

International Affinity Club, International Students, South Asia, Southeast Asia & Australia, Student Perspective

Collaboration for the Common Good: Chaitali Pandit (Class of 2022) Encourages Community-Building through Entrepreneurial Ventures and Darden Club Leadership

Raised in Gurgaon, India, Chaitali Pandit (Class of 2022) studied engineering and biological sciences at BITS Pilani University. Interested in entrepreneurship, Chaitali co-founded several ventures prior to entering the management consulting field working for KPMG and EY before she applied to Darden. As president of the Darden South Asia…

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

GBCC President Sharon Zhou (Class of 2022) Finds Her Voice at Darden through Case Discussions, Club Leadership and Inspiring Classmates

Originally from China, first year student Sharon Zhou (Class of 2022) moved to the U.S. to pursue higher education in human resources at Michigan State University (MSU). After working in the U.S. for several years, she joined the residential MBA Class of 2022 and is now the president…

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

Looking on the Bright Side: LASA President Juan Montiel (Class of 2022) Shares Lessons in Gratitude and Positivity through his Darden Journey

By Abigail QuinnJuan Montiel (Class of 2022) is a first-year student at Darden and the incoming president of the Latin American Student Association (LASA). Juan, originally from Argentina, shared the most valuable parts of his Darden experience thus far, his hopes for LASA and the important lessons this…

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

From Belgium, Christophe Sion (Class of 2022) Returns to Charlottesville to Pursue an MBA and a Startup Dream

By Abigail QuinnChristophe Sion (Class of 2022) is a first-year student at Darden and the incoming president of the European Society. Originally from Belgium, Christophe shares more about his journey back to Charlottesville and his hopes for the European Society organization in the coming year:Some people pursue…

By Lauren Wallace-
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 right 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-
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