Q: Why should a company recruit Darden students into general management programs?
A: Companies should recruit Darden students because of the strong general management training that our school provides. After a rigorous education based on the case-method, Darden students offer an intense work eithic, broad functional skills, and the ability to hit the ground running in a variety of corporate settings.
Darden graduates have all the tools to work in virtually any functional area of an organization and are eager to apply in a practical manner the knowledge they have gained. Moreover, formal rotational programs and/or less formal opportunities for a variety of roles meet the long-term career objectives of many of our graduates.
The General Management and Operations Club provides immediate access to Darden students with explicit interest in pursuing General Management career opportunities.
To obtain a copy of our club's resume book, please contact our VP of Global Career Development, Ori Dekel.
Q: My company does not have a general management program. What kind of value can a Darden grad with a general management focus provide?
A: A Darden grad can provide value to any functional area as a specialist with a generalist’s perspective. By understanding all the various aspects of a business, Darden grads are more effective leaders of cross-functional teams and can more effectively deal with problems at an organizational level.
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: Who should I contact if my company would like sponsor the Darden GMO club?
A: Just email Ori Dekel for more information.
Q: What do other companies say about Darden graduates?
A: "We (M&T Bank) were extremely impressed by the quality, professionalism, and diverse backgrounds that Darden students brought to the table. Based on cultural overlap, team based focus, and well-rounded personalities, we believed that Darden students would be able to contribute significantly within our organization and address the demands, sophistication and specialized skills required for contemporary banking." - M&T Bank