Browsing Category: Student Perspective

Darden Worldwide Course, East Asia, Global Immersion, global network, International Affinity Club, International Students, Latin America, Student Perspective

Global Business and Culture Club President Julie Calderon-Benavente (Class of 2020) Reflects on Her Global Experience at Darden

By Jean YoonJulie Calderon-Benavente (Class of 2020, center in above photo), originally from Peru, is a Second Year student who will begin a full-time role with Google after graduation this May. She serves as the president of the Global Business and Culture Club (GBCC) and will participate…

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-
Europe & Russia, Exchange, Exchange program, global network, International Students, Student Perspective

Hedwige Serot Almeras Fulfills Dream of Returning to the U.S. to Study through Darden Exchange Program

Hedwige Serot Almeras, a student at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland pursuing a master’s degree in international strategy, participated in the Fall 2019 Darden Exchange Program. Before she returned to Europe for the winter holiday, Hedwige (second from right in above photo) shared more about her Darden…

By Lauren Wallace-
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-
Europe & Russia, Exchange program, global network, International Students, Student Perspective

From Paris to Charlottesville and Back: Exchange Student Nefé Etomi Returns to HEC full of Darden Lessons, Memories and a Newfound Love for Vineyards

Nefé Etomi (second from right in above photo) is a Fall 2019 Exchange Student from HEC Paris in France, located just outside of Paris in a city called Jouy en Josas. Nefé began her MBA degree from a traditional and nontraditional business background. While working in finance at Deutsche Bank…

By Lauren Wallace-
Darden Worldwide Course, East Asia, Global Immersion, Global Internship, global network, International Students, Student Event, Student Perspective

Deepta Singh Yaduvanshi (Class of 2020) Chooses Global Learning Opportunities at Darden and Abroad

Deepta Singh Yaduvanshi (Class of 2020) was born and raised in New Delhi, India. Prior to moving to Charlottesville to attend Darden, Deepta (center left in middle row in above photo) had never lived outside of her home in Delhi but always knew she would move to attend graduate school…

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-
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-
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