European Society

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    The European Society's mission is to promote awareness of Darden in Europe and grow appreciation of European culture, social and business affairs in the Darden community. The European Society concentrates on improving relationships between Europeans and students/ alumni from all over the world and focuses on three particular areas:

    • Provide all students at Darden with opportunities to engage with European culture and traditions
    • Guide Darden students with an interest in European careers and broaden recruiting opportunities in that continent
    • Attract talented European students and support them in their admission process

    European Students at Darden Webinar | September 2018

    European Students at Darden Webinar | October 2017

    Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.


    The European Society hosts a variety of events and activities throughout the year:

    • Oktoberfest celebration and visits to vineyards & breweries
    • European cooking classes and tastings
    • European sports/ board games afternoons
    • Speaker series with European leaders

    Resources for Prospective Students

    Here are a few recent posts from the Global Voices of Darden blog:

    For more general news and information about Darden admissions, you can also read the Discover Darden Admissions Blog.

    Leadership Team

    We welcome prospective students to reach out to members of our leadership team to learn more about the European Society.

    • President: Alexis Aubry 
    • VP of Global Outreach: Evan Covington
    • VP of Careers and Alumni Relations: Christopher Skinner 
    • VP of Finance and Communications: Martin Zapryanov 
    • VP of Events: Michaela Banks 

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