Browsing Category: Student Perspective

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-
Executive MBA, Global Consulting Project, global network, South Asia, Southeast Asia & Australia, Student Perspective

Across Time Zones, A Global Consulting Project Makes An Impact Overseas

By Abigail QuinnAli Schumacher (Class of 2021), Rizki Ridwan (EMBA Class of 2021) and Hisardo Dagmar (Class of 2021) are three Darden students who make up a Global Consulting Project (GCP) team. Though in different Darden programs and international locations, their shared passion for education brought their team together…

By Lauren Wallace-
Darden Worldwide Course, East Asia, Global Executive MBA, global network, Student Perspective

Traveling the World from the Comforts of Home: Crystal Farmer (EMBA Class of 2021) Relays Her Positive Experience during Japan Virtual Global Course

Crystal Farmer (EMBA Class of 2021) is a Program Manager at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). At Johns Hopkins’ APL, Crystal oversees the D5LE2 Systems Program and Digital Transformation. After obtaining an undergraduate degree in business and a Master’s in Engineering from Drexel University, Crystal applied…

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-
Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA, global network, Latin America, Student Perspective

Doing Business in Argentina: Joseph Stanley (EMBA Class of 2022) Shares the Real-Life Impact of a Virtual Global Course

The above photo of Argentina landscape was taken during the Darden Worldwide Course to Argentina in 2017Joe Stanley is a current first year student in Darden’s Executive MBA program with a global designation (GEMBA). Recently, he participated in a virtual global course, Doing Business in Argentina, in which…

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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