Student Clubs

Applicants often have difficulty visualizing how a specific professionally-focused club will help them obtain employment in their chosen field.  A post by Paul Rhynard, Darden Class of 2012 on Darden Admissions & MBA Blog discusses how the Darden Consulting Club accomplishes this:

Hopeful Future Consultant? How Darden’s Consulting Club Can Help…

The Consulting Club at Darden is dedicated to providing the needed tools — including resume and cover-letter assistance, networking opportunities and interview preparation — that enable our club members to successfully attain summer internships and full-time offers in consulting and strategy roles.  We take pride in ensuring that students have the help needed to be successful.

But it’s not all about providing tools; we also provide forums for students to experience different companies and industries and to figure out the next career steps they want to take. In mid-October we hold a consulting conference that includes informal networking, dinner, keynote speakers and panels, all of which aid students in their knowledge of the industry and in their networking with our key sponsors.  Additionally, in November we host a case competition sponsored by Deloitte. This annual event is a highlight for Darden and provides an opportunity for students to really engage a strategic issue and present to senior partners at a major consulting firm.

The results each year are strong and getting stronger. We are ever increasing our presence within the consulting industry and have placement rates that rival any top ten business school. This year we have 11 consulting firms sponsoring our club from a variety of focuses — high level strategy to turnaround consulting. Our club takes pride in managing these strong relationships for the benefit of our club members.

For more information on the Consulting Club at Darden, visit our website and don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.

Paul Rhynard

Darden Class of 2012

Summer Internship: McKinsey & Co.

From MBA Admissions Blog:

Explore Wharton: Diversity in Action 2011

The registration for Explore Wharton on September 22 & 23, 2011 is now open. Register today!

Explore Wharton: Diversity in Action is an opportunity for candidates from under represented backgrounds to visit the Wharton campus, network with current students, attend classes, receive helpful information about the admissions process and experience the uniquely collaborative Wharton environment.  The two-day event is hosted through a partnership between the Wharton African American MBA Association (AAMBAA), the Wharton Hispanic American MBA Association (WHAMBAA) and the MBA Admissions and Financial Aid Office.

We look forward to seeing you there!

-The MBA Admissions & Financial Aid Team

From MBA Admissions Blog:

Wharton Energy Club on National Call to Celebrate Earth Day

Many of Wharton’s student clubs have prominent roles not only on campus, but within their industries and fields as well. Recently, the Wharton Energy Club was invited on a national call to celebrate Earth Day that included Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jon Carson, White House Director of the Office of Public Engagement. Secretary Chu personally commended the Wharton Energy Conference as a signature event that exemplifies the great work student leaders are doing. To find out more about the Energy Club, visit their website.

 

 

Wharton Energy Club on National Call to Celebrate Earth Day

Many of Wharton’s student clubs have prominent roles not only on campus, but within their industries and fields as well. Recently, the Wharton Energy Club was invited on a national call to celebrate Earth Day that included Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jon Carson, White House Director of the Office of Public Engagement. Secretary Chu personally commended the Wharton Energy Conference as a signature event that exemplifies the great work student leaders are doing. To find out more about the Energy Club, visit their website.

 

UCLA Anderson MBA student talks about how her “buddy” in the Mentor Program of the Women’s Business Connection Club encouraged her to run for president. She talks about the different programs she has initiated.

From The MBA Insider’s Blog:

UCLA Anderson Spotlight: Women’s Business Connection Club President Sees Growth Opportunities

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An associate consultant at a marketing firm in Los Angeles, Lindsey Walter had a unique insight into the culture at UCLA Anderson. Because her company exclusively recruitedAnderson MBA students for its Los Angeles office, she got to know plenty of alumni and liked what they had to say about the school.

At the time, she was considering pursuing an MBA herself in order to move to the next level in her career, improve her communication and leadership skills, and round out her understanding of other business functions. Having heard all about Anderson’s entrepreneurial, collaborative, and student-driven environment from her coworkers, she knew it would be an ideal school for her.

When she arrived at UCLA Anderson, Walter was happy to discover the Women’s Business Connection Club, which organizes professional, social, and personal identity activities and programs.  “I thought this would be a great opportunity to meet more female students from all of the programs at Anderson as well as faculty and alumnae,” she says.

Signing up for the club’s Mentor Program, Walter’s assigned “buddy” happened to be the club’s president who not only encouraged her to become more involved with the club, but also to run for president when her term ended. Walter was excited by the idea, as she thought it would be a great opportunity to develop her communication and leadership skills as well as to help the club grow its presence on campus.

Walter, who was recently elected as the club’s president, is now working on implementing additional career events, increasing interactions with UCLA undergraduate students, conducting more community outreach programs, and organizing health-related events to benefit women’s causes. She also wants to ramp up the program that matches local alumnae with club members.

“Being involved in the Women’s Business Connection Club has really strengthened my relationships with other females on campus,” says Walter. “It’s very valuable to be able to get to know other women students, faculty and alumnae and build stronger connections with everyone. Having the opportunity to lead this club is a great example of the collaborative and student-driven environment that attracted me to Anderson in the first place.”

CEO and Founder Marcos Galperin, MBA ’99 recently spoke at a Global Speaker Series event cosponsored by the Latin America Student Association and the Entrepreneurship Club.

From Stanford GSB News:

MercadoLibre Grows Latin America’s Online Marketplace

STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — In its early days, the founders of MercadoLibre wanted to ensure that their online company, considered the eBay of Latin America, just survived.

Marcos Galperin photoThe e-commerce enterprise, founded in 1999 by several Stanford Graduate School of Business alumni, has not only survived but thrived, and is now taking strategic steps to beef up its services as more users throughout the region flock to the internet.

The Latin American online e-commerce site recently announced its first quarterly dividend on the heels of a $6 million profit and $200 million in revenue last year. “It’s a great thing to be able to give back to our shareholders some of the money they have invested,” said CEO Marcos Galperin, MBA ’99, who founded MercadoLibre — Spanish for “free market” — right after graduating from the GSB.

Galperin addressed more than 100 students at the GSB on March 3 as part of the Global Speaker Series, an event cosponsored by the Latin America Student Association and the Entrepreneurship Club. He detailed moves the company is making to capitalize on the trends that have boosted internet penetration in the region from 3% in 1999 to 36% today.

For the complete article go to http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/news/headlines/galperin_entrepreneurship_2011.html.

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