Global Business and Culture Club

  • GBCC Board 2018The Global Business and Culture Club (GBCC) is an organization with the aim to bring people of multicultural backgrounds together to share their diverse experiences to grow personally, academically, and professionally. The GBCC sponsors and organizes programs that support academic diversity, enhances professional opportunities for its members, maintains ties with international alumni, promotes Darden to prospective students and offers cultural events to the entire Darden and University of Virginia communities.

    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 Global Business and Culture Club hosts a variety of events and activities throughout the year.

    • Darden Global Conference
    • Global Food Festival
    • Global Week

    Leadership Team

    We welcome prospective students to reach out to members of our leadership team to learn more about the Global Business and Culture Club (GBCC).

    • President: Julie Calderon Benavente
    • Executive VP: Shagun Jain
    • VP Events: Cheyang Li & Tenzin Namdol
    • VP Careers and Admission: Le Michael Song
    • VP Finance: Marcia Liang
    • VP Communications and Technology: Prasannaa Ayalur Bakthavatsalam

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    Current Sponsors

    Thank you to all of our company sponsors who support our mission and make all of our events possible.