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Diversity Events

Darden Open Houses

Instead of hosting one diversity event, we incorporate diversity-related activities into all of our Open Houses. You will watch the case method in action and see firsthand how the diverse range of perspective enhances classroom discussion. Each Open House includes a session to address Consortium topics and questions related to applying to Darden. You will also have the opportunity to meet students in our Affinity Clubs over dinner and attend a social gathering hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Please visit the Admissions website to learn more about our Open Houses and other class visit opportunities.

National Black MBA Conference at Darden

The annual National Black MBA Conference is an important networking and recruiting event for Darden students and alumni. To learn more about the event, visit the Black Business Student Forum (BBSF) website. Here is a photo from one of the previous conferences:

National Black MBA Conference

Women's Leadership Week

The purpose of this week is to bring together members of the Darden and broader UVA communities to speak candidly about gender issues and the role of women leaders in business. The event is designed to provoke, inspire and educate women and men about individual, group and organizational leadership and management issues dealing with gender. Learn more by visiting the National Association of Women MBAs website.

International Food Festival at Darden

One of Darden’s most popular and largest student-run social events, the International Food Festival brings together students, faculty and staff to enjoy delicious food and drinks from around the world. The Darden International Business Society hosts the annual event, which is always a culinary and cultural delight. To learn more about the event, watch the video below or watch the video from 2008.


Black Business Student Forum (BBSF) Conference

The annual BBSF Conference held on the Darden Grounds each spring focuses on relevant topics in the community including, but not limited to: Emerging Domestic Markets, Social Venture Capital and Philanthropy, Urban Education, and Health Care. Visit the BBSF Conference website for more information.

Latin American Student Association (LASA) Conference

Vicente Fox LASA Conference 2009The annual LASA Conference at Darden affords students an opportunity to discuss Latin America’s economic and political situation as well as challenges and trends in emerging markets. The keynote speaker during the 2009 Conference was Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico. 

National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) Conference

Each year, Darden students and alumni attend the NSHMBA Conference. The event features distinguished speakers and a career expo that serves as a pavilion of job opportunities for thousands of Hispanic MBA professionals and students looking for a promising career.

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