Q: How many members are there in the General Management and Operations Club?
A: The GMO club has over 280 members making it the largest at Darden.
Q: What are some of the industries where GMO club members have worked previously?
A: Members in the GMO have backgrounds in Industrial Manufacturing, Hi-Tech and Internet, Software, Real Estate, Consumer Packaged Goods, Commercial Banking, Medical Equipment, Pharmaceuticals, Strategy Consulting, Energy, and Entertainment. Members have worked in companies ranging from start-ups to companies in the Fortune 100.
Q: What are some of the ways that the club brings together students, alums, and recruiters?
A: The club holds networking events throughout the year, including corporate sponsored Football tailgates, panel discussions with industry leaders, lunch gatherings with current students, resume and interview sessions, and guest speakers.
Q: How do I join the club?
A: Just send an email to the club’s VP - Finance expressing your interest. Membership dues are $40 for FYs to join for both years. Please make checks to “Darden General Management & Operations Club” and set it in the VP-Finance’s mailbox.
Q: How can I become for involved in the club?
A: There are a number of ways that the club will need your help through the year. At any time feel free to email any of the club officers to inquire about ways that you can participate in or help lead a club event. You can look at the club’s event calendar online and plan ahead for upcoming club activities.
Q: Why is networking with Alums so important?
A: Take the time to speak with alums: Although extremely overdone, it is important to take the time to network with alums of the companies you are interested in applying to. One may argue whether it actually helps in getting your foot in the door of an interview. However, it very much helps each student deciding whether to apply to a particular company in the first place. If you do not know much about a company/position, contacting an Alum is an excellent way to determine whether you are interested in the first place. Although getting a job, any job, might seem palatable, this will only hurt you if you have to switch jobs later after you have joined a company