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International Students

Career Resources for International Students and Global Careers

Darden’s international students continue to find success in an increasingly global economy. Employers seek the diverse, multifaceted skillset that international students bring to the table and that the Career Center team helps cultivate.

In addition to one-on-one career counseling from a Career Center industry expert, international students and students seeking global careers receive coaching from Denise Karaoli, director of international student careers.


“For over a decade, my role with the Career Center has been to focus on our international students’ needs for successful recruiting. Our employers want top talent from international MBA students and at Darden, we prepare our students from around the world to be competitive in the U.S. recruiting landscape.”

Denise Karaoli
Senior Associate Director of International Programs, Opportunities and Diversity


Unique Resources for International Internship and Job Searches

Darden offers the following personalized resources for its talented international students and students seeking global internships and careers:

  1. Management Science Specialization designated for STEM OPT

  2. Courses and information regarding U.S. work authorization information, adapting to U.S. culture, companies hiring international MBA students in the U.S. and abroad, and past Darden international student placement and hiring data

  3. Dedicated career adviser Denise Karaoli, who has decades of experience in providing international student support and the opportunity to meet with additional Darden Career Center experts across industries

  4. English language instruction to prepare students for success in the recruiting process

  5. Access to MBA recruitment guides and international student-specific internships and job postings on Darden’s job portal

  6. Mentorship and advice from a Career Center-trained Second Year Coach

  7. International alumni contacts through Darden’s Alumni Directory

  8. Dozens more online, multimedia and free-of-charge resources tailored for international students and international job searches

Top Hiring Companies for International Students

The following employers hired two or more international students from Darden’s Full-Time MBA Class of 2023:
Bain & Company
Bank of America
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Dell Technologies
General Motors Company
J.P. MorganChase & Co.
LEK Consulting
McKinsey & Company
Morgan Stanley
Strategy& (Part of the PwC Network)


Career Support for International Students