Local Middle School Students Learn About Business in Society at UVA Darden

By Jay Hodgkins

The Institute for Business in Society, one of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business‘ research Centers of Excellence, recently hosted a group of middle school students from nearby Nelson County, Virginia. The institute followed the students throughout the day as they participated in a hot chocolate networking session with Darden faculty and students and took part in classes and workshops, and wrote a blog about their experience.

Using a real-world example of high schoolers choosing between different career tracks, Professor James Freeland walked the middle school students through an MBA case study on the concept of expected value analysis. To help the students better relate to the case, he invited two former student athletes and a former engineering student now studying at Darden to share their stories about making career choices.

“Money plays a major role, but not the only role,” stressed Freeland.

Read more about the visit on the Institute for Business in Society blog.

Charlottesville-based NBC29 also reported on the field trip on its local news broadcast.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business delivers the world’s best business education experience to prepare entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders through its MBA, Ph.D., MSBA and Executive Education programs. Darden’s top-ranked faculty is renowned for teaching excellence and advances practical business knowledge through research. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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