Browsing Category: South Asia, Southeast Asia & Australia

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

From Engineering in India to Decision-Making at Darden: Second Year Tejaswi Kambalapally (Class of 2021) Shares her Journey to Becoming a CGI Global Ambassador

Tejaswi Kambalapally (Class of 2021) is a Global Ambassador for Darden’s Center for Global Initiatives. Tejaswi took time to share more about her background, role as Global Ambassador during the pandemic, and hopes for the future. In her own words:Tell us a little bit about your background. What…

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

Ahana Das (Class of 2022) Recalls Global Journey through the Pandemic to get to Darden

First Year student Ahana Das (Class of 2022) recently shared the events of her global journey from the U.S. to Singapore and back, arriving in Charlottesville in time to begin fall classes at Darden. Since beginning orientation and classes at Darden a few weeks ago, Ahana says: Darden’s…

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-
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-