Recruiters & Career - Recruit Darden Talent - Events

Recruiters & Career

Recruiters & Career - Recruit Darden Talent - Events

Darden Recruiting Events

Learn about recruiting events and other opportunities to access Darden MBA students.

 Recruit the Next Generation of Purpose-Driven Leaders

Thank you for your interest in recruiting Darden students!

If you are new to recruiting students at the School, the Career Center's employer engagement and recruiting (EER) team will guide you through the process and schedule recruiting activities to ensure you are successful in meeting your talent goals. Contact us today to discuss your recruiting needs.

Explore Events for Every Recruiting Need

  • Company Information Sessions (Briefings)

    Briefings take place on Grounds and are formal, 45-minute presentations with Q&As to network with students, communicate company culture and market opportunities. Scheduled when First Years are not in class.

    Target Audience: First Years

    In-person and virtual options

  • Office Hours or Coffee Chats

    These events occur on Grounds and are less formal opportunities to connect company representatives and two to four students. Office hours or coffee chats can be a drop-in or sign-up format. Held in public, reserved spaces in which students can come and go during a designated time slot.

    Target Audience: First Years, Second Years, Executive MBAs

    In-person and virtual options


  • Career Expos

    Second Year Career Expo

    7 September from 4pm - 6pm | Register in DCL | $500*

    This event offers companies hiring full-time talent the opportunity to engage and network with Second Year Residential Full-Time MBA, Executive MBA, and MS Business Analytics students seeking full-time roles prior to resume submissions and interviews. This is an in-person event located at Darden in the Piano Room/South Lounge and PepsiCo Forum.

    First Year Career Expo

    21 September from 4pm - 6pm | Register in DCL | $500*

    The First Year Career Expo is a great branding opportunity for companies early in the recruiting season. This event is open to FY students looking to engage and network with companies, and offers students the chance to get to know firms and opportunities in more detail prior to additional recruiting events in the fall. This is an in-person event located at Darden in the Piano Room/South Lounge and PepsiCo Forum.

    *If a company signs up for both expos, there is a $100 discount. The cost is waived for government and non-profit organizations.

  • Invite-Only Events

    These off-site events are coordinated and managed by the company based on an approved date given by the Career Center.

    In-person and virtual options at the company's discretion

  • Student Club Events

    Darden has a number of influential student clubs. To plan an event with a club, contact the EER team to vet your date and ensure that there are no scheduling conflicts for an optimal attendance rate. If you engage with a student club, you are considered an on-Grounds recruiting company and therefore all on-Grounds hiring policies apply.

    In-person and virtual options

  • Workshops

    Workshops at Darden provide companies an educational opportunity to deliver specific content to students about their business. Workshop discussions are topic-based and limited to two hours. Those longer than two hours will require approval from the Career Center. Students sign up in advance and the list is accessible to employers via Darden Career Link.

    Target Audience: First Years, Second Years, Executive MBAs

    In-person and virtual options

  • Case Competitions

    During case competitions, student participants strive to develop the best solution to a business- or education-related case study within an allocated time frame. Competitions result in the awarding of scholarships, internship and interview prizes, etc. Case competitions taking place at Darden will be approved through an application process facilitated by the EER team.

    Target Audience: First Years, Second Years, Executive MBAs

    In-person and virtual options

Meet Darden Students Around the World

There are a number of ways to meet Darden students in locations other than on our Grounds in Charlottesville and Rosslyn, Virginia. Consider some of the following alternatives:

  • MBA Interview Forums

    2024 Virtual MBA Interview Forum | 12 April 2024

    The Virtual MBA Interview Forum brings together students from 11 top business schools to interview for open positions with multiple companies. Students are invited to apply for open positions and on the day of the forum, scheduled interviews will take place. 

    Participating schools include:

    • UVA Darden
    • CMU Tepper
    • Duke Fuqua
    • Emory Goizueta
    • Cornell Johnson
    • Notre Dame Mendoza
    • Michigan Ross
    • UT Austin McCombs
    • UVC Kenan-Flagler
    • Vanderbilt Owen
    • Dartmouth Tuck

    If you have any questions about this event, please contact Ellie Toth.

  • MBA Career Fairs

    Darden students and staff typically attend the career fairs and conferences listed below. If your company is interested in connecting with Darden at these events, please contact

  • Job Treks

    Job treks are an effective way to showcase your company and get to know Darden students by hosting them at your corporate headquarters. Students value having the opportunity to step inside corporate headquarters, experience your company first-hand and meet with members of your organization.

    Job trek visits typically occur during Darden School breaks (e.g., Dedicated Recruiting Days, mid-December, early January); the exceptions being locations close to Charlottesville (e.g., Washington, D.C., Richmond, Charlotte) where day-long trips are feasible on student reading days. The Darden Week on Wall Street and the Bay Area Technology Trek are in the process of being planned for the coming academic year. 

    For more information about possible job trek visits taking place either in the U.S. or internationally, please contact