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The celebration of the first-year class’s completion of its first 100 cases at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business Administration, appropriately called the 100-Case Party, typically takes place in mid-October. Over the two years they spend at Darden, students will study approximately 600 cases, so this party recognizes the first sixth of that. The 100-Case Party is held off campus at a Charlottesville club. Said one alumnus we interviewed, it is “a huge party; people go wild.” Another told mbaMission that the party is significant because “it celebrates a huge milestone.”
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