GMAT Club
January 05, 2017
Bizancio84

Joined: Sep 17, 2012

Posts: 8

Kudos: 5

Self-reported Score:
580 Q41 V29
620 Q46 V29
710 Q49 V39

Great experience with room to improvement

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This review is for UVA Darden

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2018

Experience during the program

The full-time program is extremely demanding during the first semester, you will have to prepare 3 cases per day plus doing recruiting (company briefings, networking events, etc). If you are an international student you will have fewer job opportunities due to visa restrictions in the USA.
Very collaborative environment from professors and fellow students. The Darden Cup is a great event to practice sports with your classmates. There are also many workshops to improve your resume, networking, job search, etc.
Most beautiful campus I have ever seen, facilities are extremely well maintained. The city of Charlottesville is a beautiful place to live and it is also very safe.

About professors, classes and curriculum

Most of the professors are great. There was only one professor that was not ready for graduate level.
The schedule is extremely tight and it gets frustrating as there's not enough time to practice sports outside the Darden Cup (in my experience). Also, there are very interesting topics discussed during classes that I wanted to dig deeper into them, but again it is impossible due to time constraints.

About job placement process

Banking & consulting: top consulting companies (Big 3) & investment banks do on grounds recruiting.
General management & corporate finance: fortune 500 companies & local ones.
International companies: mainly for Latin America & South East Asia.


Overall BSchool experience (4.0)
Schools contribution (4.0)
Classmates rating (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity
Culture & Student Support
Facilities

Best fit at this program:

Consulting
Management

Can be improved:

Extremely tight schedule


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March 08, 2015
Bizancio84

Joined: Sep 17, 2012

Posts: 8

Kudos: 5

Self-reported Score:
580 Q41 V29
620 Q46 V29
710 Q49 V39

A great alternative to buenos aires

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The staff is friendly and very eager to help. The institute as well as the test room is very clean. The test room has only five computers. The test center is close to Montevideo downtown and is easy to find.
Regarding to noise level, the place was very quiet and I was the only person taking the exam, these are perfect conditions for taking your GMAT.
One negative aspect is that I had to lose one minute or so, in order to get more paper for the quantitative section. I had to get up of my chair and go to the door in order to call the staff to bring me more paper.
However, I want to make a special mention to the staff, during my exam the computer froze and they solved the problem in a matter of minutes. After I was done with my exam they let me use one of the computers to communicate with my family.
Another positive aspect of this test center is that it usually has more available dates than the test center in buenos aires.
Finally, if I had to retake the exam I would definitely return to this place

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