• Rated as one of the strongest MBA alumni networks by Poets & Quants (2011), our graduates are an integral part of the Darden community. They understand and appreciate the value of the Darden MBA and are known for being highly accessible to students and fellow alumni in the job search process.

    Darden Alumni & the Job Search Process

    Your network will consist of more than 15,000 Darden alumni in 90 countries around the world. The highly collaborative and tight-knit community that you will find as an EMBA student continues after graduation, and our alumni are eager to give back to students in any way that they can.

    While many EMBA students will stay with their current companies, the vast majority of students are either seeking a promotion, planning to start a new business or thinking about a career switch. The Darden alumni network is invaluable to students thinking about one of these paths.

    In the job search process, they are happy to talk to you about their company’s culture, give you recruiting advice, coach you through the interview experience and connect you with other professionals in your area of interest. As a student, you can depend on our alumni to respond to your call every time.

    UVA's Alumni Network

    In addition to Darden's alumni network, you can also connect with more than 23,000 University of Virginia alumni who have volunteered to serve as a career resource.

    EMBA Career Testimonials

    Drew Holzwarth, EMBA Class of 2009, talks about why he chose to get an executive MBA at this stage in his career and how the Darden alumni network helped him start his own company:

    Learn more about how Darden alumni have leveraged the alumni network to advance their career.

    Where do our Graduates Work?

    Recent executive MBA graduates work at companies such as:

    • Accenture
    • Amazon
    • Booz Allen Hamilton
    • Capital One
    • Cisco
    • Davita Healthcare
    • Deloitte
    • GE
    • Google
    • IBM
    • New City Capital
    • U.S. Government
    • U.S. Military Branches
    • Wells Fargo