Browsing Category: South Asia, Southeast Asia & Australia

East Asia, Europe & Russia, global network, International Students, South Asia, Southeast Asia & Australia, Student Perspective

Five Countries, One Unique Experience: Vimal Kanagaraj (Class of 2021) Discusses Global Background and Outlook

By Elizabeth JuneBorn in India, Vimal Kanagaraj (Class of 2021) lived in four countries before coming to the U.S. to attend Darden. His global upbringing and work experiences in Saudi Arabia, India, Japan and Germany have shaped his outlook on business and influenced his goals for the future…

By Lauren Wallace-
East Asia, Exchange, global network, International Students, South Asia, Southeast Asia & Australia, Student Perspective

Podcast in a Pandemic: Inspired at Darden, Exchange Student Darren Lau Starts “My MBA Taught Me” Podcast

Darren Lau studied at Darden as an exchange student from Melbourne Business School (MBS) in Australia in Fall 2019. Darren’s Darden experience inspired him to create My MBA Taught Me, a podcast highlighting lessons learned from MBA schools around the world. Darren shared more about the inception of his…

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

Outgoing VP for International Affairs Chawit Rochanakit (Class of 2020) Reflects on Transition to Charlottesville and Darden Community

Before his upcoming graduation from Darden this spring, Second Year student Chawit Rochanakit (Class of 2020) took some time to share with us his Darden experiences as an international student, his role as the VP for International Affairs, and his decision to participate in the Darden Worldwide Course to India…

By Lauren Wallace-
Darden Worldwide Course, South Asia, Southeast Asia & Australia, Student Perspective

Pallabi Chakraborty (Class of 2020) Shares Reflections from Australia DWC

Pallabi Chakraborty, currently a Second Year student at Darden, recently participated in the Darden Worldwide Course to Australia, a new offering this year. Prior to coming to Darden, Pallabi worked in the data and policy industry and earned an undergraduate degree from West Bengal University of Technology and a Master…

By Kate Beach-
Executive Residency, South Asia, Southeast Asia & Australia, Student Perspective

Culture, Religion and Business in India: Jessica Block (EMBA Class of 2020) Recalls Lessons Learned from Global Residency

Executive MBA student Jessica Block (Class of 2020, right in above photo) took part in the Executive MBA global residency in India in November 2019. Asked to reflect on an “essential question” during the residency, Jessica shared her insights with us in her own words: My impression going into this…

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

Darden Does Diwali: Celebrating the Festival of Lights

Blog post and pictures by Class of 2020 students Ameya Bhattacharya and Tulika VardhanThe word Diwali literally means “row of lights”. In Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism, this festival marks the homecoming of prince Ram after defeating Ravana in the mythical legend ‘Ramayana’ and celebrates good over evil, light over…

By Lauren Wallace-
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-