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Beyond the MBA Classroom: A Different Cold Call at Darden

When you select an MBA program, you are not just choosing your learning environment, but are also committing to becoming part of a community. Each Thursday, we offer a window into life “beyond the MBA classroom” at a top business school.

A weekly event at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, Cold Call takes place most Thursday evenings in the PepsiCo Forum. Offering beer and a light dinner, Cold Calls are an opportunity for students and professors to get together outside of class or study sessions. Occasionally, student clubs will sponsor these Cold Calls. A second-year student told mbaMission that many students bring their partners to Cold Call. Darden alumni sometimes even host Cold Call get-togethers, akin to happy hours, in their home cities or countries.

For in-depth descriptions of social and community activities at Darden and 15 other top MBA programs, check out the mbaMission Insider’s Guides.




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