Darden Technology Club

Past Events

Darden Technology Club Events Calendar 2012-2013


  • Friday, August 26th: DTC Kick-Off Meeting


  • Thursday, September 1st: Non-Traditional Club Joint Happy Hour
  • Tuesday, September 6th: Amazon Intern Q&A
  • Tuesday, September 13th: Microsoft Intern Q&A
  • Thursday, September 22nd: Tech Industry 101 (Sponsored by Microsoft)
  • Wednesday, September 28th: Amazon Briefing & Office Hours
  • Wednesday, September 28th: Intern Q&A Panel


  • Tuesday, October 18th: Technology Resume Review Drop-In
  • Friday, October 28th: Darden Technology & Media Conference


  • Tuesday, November 8th: Technology Cover Letter Review Drop-In
  • Tuesday, November 15th: Tech Industry 101
  • Tuesday, November 29th: Alumni Experience Panel


  • Mock Interview Practice with SYs


  • Monday, January 2nd: Friday, January 6th: West Coast Job Trek
  • Tuesday, January 24th: Tech Off-Grounds Recruiting Process


  •  Tuesday, February 14th: Tech Industry 101   


  •  Tuesday, April 24th: Summer Internships Tips & Quips  
  •  To Be Scheduled: Happy Hours & Other Social Events  

*The dates are tentative and subjected to change.

February 23, 2009

Joseph Williams - Microsoft Chief Technology Officer (Enterprise Sales)

March 17, 2009

Scott Pitasky - Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Human Resources Talent & Organization Capability Group

November 25 - Microsoft Product Marketing "Day In The Life" Presentation

"Day In The Life" video-conferencing event

Justin Jed (Darden ’04) who is a Group Product Manager for Live Search Mobile (http://m.live.com on your mobile phone) at Microsoft graciously gave a live, video conference presentation from Redmond, WA on high-tech product management to interested Darden BTC members.  He described the field, its scope at Microsoft, his day-to-day responsibilities, career advancement opportunities, working at Microsoft, and working in Seattle, etc.  It was a great opportunity to hear about another technical career path at a high tech organization.  Prior to Darden, Justin lived in San Francisco, was a strategy consultant for a small agency, and was involved with starting a few technology companies – one was acquired, one was not.

November 20 - McKinsey Business Technology "Day In The Life" Presentation

"Day In The Life" video-conferencing event

  • Overview of McKinsey and BTO
  • "Day in the Life" of a consultant 

November 4 - Intel Informational & Networking Session

Intel employees, Ed Tipping (D'06) and Laura Smith (D’05) discussed how the Darden experience prepares an MBA for success in the high tech industry. They also were available to answer general questions about Intel and provided opportunities to network for both FYs and SYs.

October 24 - Business Technology Club Social Gathering

McGrady's Irish Pub

Technology Industry Immersion Panel 

September 5 - The Business Technology Club, together with the CDC, sponsored a Technology Industry Immersion Panel for all Darden students. Panel participants are listed below.

Listen to the audio file of the entire panel discussion


Fred Drake 


Jeanne Barrueta (D’09)
Darden Graduate School of Business – Second Year Student / BTC Officer

Jeanne Barrueta interned this past summer at Amazon.com in a product management role in the Toys and Games category where she managed preparation for the online holiday catalog.Her previous experience is in the retail and non-profit industries in general management and program development roles.She graduated from Brown University in 2003 with a degree in History and is currently in her second year at the Darden Graduate School of Business.

Benjamin Chen (D ‘09)
Darden Graduate School of Business – Second Year Student

Benjamin Chen has over seven years of experience working in the Technology Industry.He has worked for companies such as Internet MCI, Cable and Wireless, AOL, and Google in roles ranging from programming to program management.He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering and is currently finishing up his second year in the MBA program at the Darden Graduate School of Business.

Adam Healey (D ‘05)

Adam Healey is currently the co-founder and CEO of VibeAgent, the hotel search engine. The site has been recognized by The Washington Post, Forbes.com, MSNBC, USA Today, and others as one of the leading new travel sites.

Prior to VibeAgent, Adam was the founder and CEO of Samba Digital Media, an e-services consulting firm based in Prague with sales offices in London and Berlin. While at Samba, he oversaw the company’s multinational expansion from two to 40 employees, successfully raised $2.4m of venture capital from institutional investors, and helped secure an extensive multinational, blue-chip clientele.

Adam has also worked as a management consultant at Monitor Group in the media, biotechnology, and national security fields, as a corporate venture capital associate at the media company Landmark Communications, and as a fixed income analyst for Solomon Smith Barney. He received his MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business and a bachelor degree from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce in 1997.

BTC Kickoff Meeting

September 1

Darden Club Fair

August 26

BTC Speaker Series: Candy Mielke (LinkedIn)

January 28

Venture Capital Bootcamp

January 2

Silicon Valley + Seattle Job Trek

January 2009

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