Hispanic American Network at Darden

2012-2013 HAND Events

Upcoming Events

Accenture Meet and Greet

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Join Accenture for an informal meet and greet with Accenture Consultants and Managers on Thursday, November 15 at 7:00pm. The event will be catered with light hors devours and drinks. This will be a great opportunity for you to meet recent MBA graduates that can give fresh and candid perspectives on their Accenture experiences. This event is only open to HAND members, so please RSVP to Aviva Rose-Avila if you would like to attend.

Deutsche Bank Diversity Reception


Deutsche Bank will be hosting a Diversity Reception to meet HAND members and speak to them about banking opportunities and to network. It is only available to some affinity clubs, so please contact Eric Turner to attend.

ATKearney Diversity Phone Call


ATKearney’s Diversity Networks will be hosting a “What’s It Like to Be Me” call for first year MBA students. The call is designed for students to ask questions and get a feel for what it’s like to be Hispanic or part of a minority group at the company.

HAND Fashion Show

TBD, Early Spring 2013

In cooperation with GWIB and the Retail and Luxury Goods clubs at Darden, HAND will be hosting an International Fashion Show. Stay tuned for more details, but please contact Aviva Rose-Avila with any questions, comments, or suggestions.

Previous Events

Columbia Business School Hispanic Summit

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Hispanic Business Association at the Columbia Business has invited HAND members to join them for their 2nd annual Hispanic MBA Summit. This event is described as a mini-NSHMBA conference with many companies asking for resumes and scheduling interviews. Columbia's Hispanic Business Association is subsidizing up to $230 in travel expenses for HAND members to attend. Please contact Eric Turner with any questions.

NSHMBA 23rd Annual Conference and Career Expo

October 4-6, 2012

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs is proud to offer this year's Conference and Career Expo in Orlando, FL. This is an exceptional opportunity to connect with hundreds of employers looking for full-time and internship candidates. Contact Eric Turner with questions. NSHMBA's website can be found here.

NSHMBA Prep with the Marketing Club

Thursday, September 20, 2012

In cooperation with the Marketing Club, HAND will be providing resume critique, cover letter support, and interview preparations for the upcoming NSHMBA conference in Orlando, FL. Please contact Eric Turner for more details,

First Year Welcome Party!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Come out after exams are finished to unwind with HAND! We will have great Latin food, a pinata, and of course, beverages! Contact Aviva Rose-Avila to RSVP. We hope to see all first years there!

Kickoff Dinner with Progressive Insurance

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

This dinner is a great opportunity for us to get to know each other while enjoying a nice dinner at Local - one of Charlottesville's premier restaurants. It is not just for people interested in recruiting with Progressive, but it will give you an exclusive opportunity to build good relationships. Please contact Eric Turner or Aviva Rose-Avila to attend.

DSA Club Fair - Join HAND!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Come out to Darden Student Association's club fair to meet HAND officers and sign up for HAND membership! Food and beverages will be provided by the DSA.

2011-2012 HAND Events

This Professor is a Big Deal Lunch Series

Monday 20 Feb 2012

HAND members are having lunch with Peter Rodriguez.  PROD is an economics professor and a friend of the program.

HAND-HCC Clay Shooting!

Friday 17 Feb 2012

HAND and Health Care Club are going clay shooting.  All equipment will be provided and shooting lessons are available.  Contact HAND officers with questions.

HAND-HCC Pre-game Party

Thursday 16 Feb 2012

HAND and Health Care Club are co-hosting a pre-game party before the LASA party.  Come meet FY candidates for HAND running for leadership positions

This Professor is a Big Deal Lunch Series

Monday 6 Feb 2012

HAND members will be having lunch with Professor Jay Bourgeois in the Abbott Dining Room

HAND Thursday Night Social

Thursday 2 Feb 2012

Come out to the Biltmore for a Darden Thursday night social tradition.

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Fight Night!

Saturday 12 Nov 2011

ABCD-HAND-LASA are sponsoring fight night.  Come enjoy food and drinks and take in a great fight!

HAND Chipotle Lunch

Tuesday 18 Oct 2011

Who doesn't love burritos?  Come enjoy a casual lunch with HAND members as we build community.
Please contact HAND VP of Social Dan Buckman with any questions.

Darden Alumni Cocktail Social Hour: Anaheim, CA

Friday 14 Oct 2011

This reception will be a chance for prospective students, current students and alumni to come together.  For questions please contact HAND VP of Alunmi Relations, Derrick Lange.

Leadership Speaker Series: Hispanic Marketing Summit.

Thursday 29 Sept 2011

The event will feature keynote speaker Elizabeth Ellers, SVP Corporate Research at Univision, Inc.

A panel afterwards will include the Director of Hispanic Consumer Insights from Kraft Foods and a Manager from Soccer United Marketing (the marketing division of Major League Soccer).

This event is meant not just for HAND but anyone interested in CPG, Retail, Media, Sports, or Entertainment. This will be a common theme in HAND events this year in that we want to make them relevant to the average business school student.

First Coffee:

Wednesday 14 Sept 2011

Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off Celebration!

This event is open to the Darden Community. Come to the forum to enjoy free bagels, coffee, juice, and donuts. The MC for the event will be our VP of Alumni, Derrick Lange.

Kick-Off Meeting:

Thursday 1 Sept 2011

Dinner at the Millmont Grille sponsored by Progressive Insurance ( http://www.millmontgrille.com/ )

This is a great example of companies willing to pay money to meet you! Come enjoy a great dinner and meeting the SY HAND members in addition to some nice folks from Progressive Insurance. Outlook invitation will follow shortly.

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