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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-
East Asia, global careers, Global Internship, International Students, Student Perspective

Sijia (Avery) Tang (Class of 2020) Shares Cross-Cultural Insights from Consulting Internship in China

Avery Tang (third from right) stands with fellow McKinsey summer interns including Darden classmate Feng Xiaochuan (center)Second-year student Sijia (Avery) Tang lived in Singapore for four years before completing a bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting and Finance Concentrations) with a double major in Psychology at the University…

By Lauren Wallace-
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, Europe & Russia, Global Topics Course, Student Perspective

Leadership Lessons from Normandy: Alexander Spencer (Class of 2020) Reflects on Darden Global Topics Course

Alexander Spencer, originally from Boston, is a rising second year student at Darden.  He returned to Boston this summer to intern with Toast, a fintech software company. Before starting his degree at Darden, Alexander earned his Bachelor’s degree at Harvard University and worked in venture capital and e-commerce…

By Kate Beach-
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