Browsing Category: Student Perspective

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 left 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-
Europe & Russia, International Affinity Club, International Students, Student Perspective

A Love for Learning Brings Mikheil Abashidze (Class of 2021) – And His Cooking – from Georgia to Darden

By Abigail QuinnMikheil Abashidze, a member of Darden’s class of 2021, is a citizen of Georgia, nestled in the Caucuses region of Eurasia. He came to Darden because of a fellow coworker he met while working in Tbilisi, Georgia: Mikheil heard his colleague’s reviews of Darden’s…

By Lauren Wallace-
International Affinity Club, International Students, Latin America, Student Event, Student Perspective

Through Club Leadership, Nivia Bassante Garcia (Class of 2021) Helps Others Find Their Voice at Darden

By Abigail Quinn From Ecuador, Second Year Nivia Bassante Garcia (Class of 2021) shares her experience as an international student at Darden, where she serves on the leadership boards of both the Latin American Student Association and Graduate Women in Business. Nivia reflects on the importance of diversity and women…

By Lauren Wallace-
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-
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