• The Darden alumni network extends across the United States and around the world in 90 countries. Our graduates work in companies in New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Seattle, Dallas, Boston, Shanghai and beyond. View Darden's Employment Reports for more information .

    Where Do Darden Graduates Go?

    The table below includes geographic information from the Class of 2016: 

    Region Accepted Offers Average Base Salary
    Mid-Atlantic 19% $124,058
    Midwest 7 122,894
    Northeast 31 124,496
    South 12 121,001
    Southwest 9 137,174
    West 14 123,181
    International 9 100,540
    Total 100% $122,806

    *Percentages have been rounded

    View the list of companies that have recently hired Darden students.

    Recruiters Seek Darden MBAs

    Over 100 companies travel to Charlottesville, Virginia each year to recruit Darden students. Each company posts opportunities prior to their visit, and Darden students can apply and potentially interview for positions around the U.S. and abroad while the companies are on Grounds.

    In addition to the companies that travel to Charlottesville, hundreds more post opportunities online for Darden MBAs. In total, approximately 700 job postings are posted each year.

    Learn about the variety of career search resources for students.

    Job Treks

    Every year, groups of Darden students travel the country and the globe on organized job treks to visit companies and geographic areas that they are interested in.  Job treks typically include a series of company visits, including meetings with executives and hiring managers, as well as social events with local alumni.

    Approximately 15 – 20 job treks take place each year in locations such as New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Hong Kong, Shanghai and more. Locations are chosen based on student interest and vary from year to year.