Career Preparation & Recruiting Workshops

  • The Darden Career Development Center provides numerous resources and hosts a variety of workshops, classes and other events to help prepare you for the job search process.

    Career Discovery Forums and Industry Panels

    Early in the First Year, you will have an opportunity to learn about careers in:

    • Consulting
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Finance
    • General Management and Operations
    • Marketing
    • Social impact careers
    • Technology

    Through knowledgeable speakers and panel discussions, these forums will aid you in your exploration of different career paths.

    Career Education

    Darden is one of the few top business schools to integrate career education into the program. Our unique approach is rooted in deep involvement and input from students, delivering an integrated, relevant slate of workshops and resources. Students can take advantage of a core curriculum that provides a strong foundation for building effective job search skills. Additionally, Darden students can select from over 50 elective workshops to customize their career education to their needs and interests.

    Résumé and Cover Letter Workshops

    The Career Development Center and various Darden student clubs host a series of résumé and cover letter workshops to help students prepare professional, MBA-caliber résumés and cover letters.

    Mock Interviews

    Career advisors and Second Year Career Coaches are available to conduct mock interviews with students and provide feedback to help students improve their interview performance.

    CareerLeader Assessment

    Beginning in the summer before their First Year, Darden students have access to CareerLeader at a reduced rate. CareerLeader is a self-assessment tool that maps  potential MBA career paths based on students' interests, motivators and skills. It is used by many companies as well as MBA programs, and can be very valuable starting point for a successful job search.

    Online Resources

    Darden provides a variety of online resources to help students develop lifelong career management skills. Our Career Development Portal houses an impressive repository of valuable resources and information on all aspects of the career education process that you can reference throughout your time at Darden.