Why recruit Darden students?
should recruit Darden students because of the strong general management
training that our school provides. Through a rigorous application of
the case-method, Darden students offer an intense work ethic, 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 a company and are eager to practically apply the
knowledge we 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 pursing General Management
To obtain a copy of our club's resume book, please contact our VP of Global Career Opportunities Taneesha Mohandas.
For more information on recruiting at Darden, please visit Darden Corporate Recruiting.
Frequently Asked Questions
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: Email club president Sasha Friedman 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