Education Club at Darden



  • August 24, 2010:     Darden Student Association Club Fair
  • September 2010:     Education Club kick-off meeting
  • October 15, 2010:   Applications due for the Kellogg Education Innovation Case Competition
  • October 28, 2010:   First Club Event: Group viewing of "Waiting for Superman"
  • November 2010:      Kellogg’s Education Innovation Case Competition in Chicago, IL*
  • December 2010:      Applications due for Haas Education Leadership Case Competition
  • February 2011:        Haas Education Leadership Case Competition in Berkeley, CA**
  • February 2011:        BBSF Conference: "Education in the New Economy"
  • March 2011:            Yale Education Conference at the Yale School of Management
  • April 2011:              D.C. Public Schools Urban Education Redesign Challenge
  • April 2011:             "Take a Kid to School Day" at Darden (co-sponsored with BBSF)

*This year, one four person team from Darden was selected to participate in the Competition.  The team consisted of four active first year members (Darden '12) of the Education Club: Evan Smith, Rhonda Henderson, Sadie Wieschhoff and Sean O'Neill

**Last year's UVA Team was one of only ten teams selected to participate.  The team consisted of four Education Club members: Katie Adams (Darden '10); Kendall Stevenson (Curry '10); Louise Wiggins (Current VP of Finance and Darden '11); Kelly Woodham (Darden '10).

Volunteer Opportunities 

Darden/UVA Mentorship Program

Every year, the University Career Services office, which serves the career needs of UVA’s undergraduate population, partners with Darden to organize a mentorship program for UVA undergraduates.  It’s a great opportunity to share your work, internship and MBA experiences with undergrads and help them shape their decisions as they think about entering the work force and MBA programs. You will be paired with one, perhaps two, 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students who are interested in receiving personalized coaching from Darden students.  Topics and activities might include career development, job searches, mock interviews, resume feedback and/or advice about MBA programs and applications.  We will match students based on career interests and background.  Please contact Mason Antrim at for more details.

Tutoring at Venable Elementary in Charlottesville

Darden Outreach is partnering with Venable Elementary School to kick off a tutoring program for the Fall and needs an hour of your time each week. Not only does it give you a chance to get out of the Darden bubble but also the satisfaction of knowing that you made a difference in a kid’s life. We had an overwhelming response last year and are looking forward to another great year! If interested, please sign up using the Venable volunteers doc or contact Gaurav Garg or Atish Dipankar.

Other events may include

  • group discussion forums on topics in education
  • field trips to public, charter, and private schools
  • opportunity to volunteer at local high schools
  • Darden Business Projects in Education (joint with Curry school)
  • establishing a Junior Achievement program in Charlottesville
  • service event with Greer Elementary in Albemarle County

Past Events (updates coming soon!)

April 2009: Signing Day at KIPP Gaston in Gaston, NC 


Darden students Matt Benefield, Kwame Yankson, Dafina Lovelace and Nicki Allen with KIPP Pride High founder and leader Tammi Sutton.

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