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Denise I. Karaoli

Director, International Student Careers
Unit: Darden School of Business
Department: Darden Graduate School of Business
Office location and address
CDC 42
80 Darden Blvd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
B.S., California Polytechnic State University
MA, University of Kent, U.K.

Denise Karaoli joined Darden's Career Development Center in 2006 and was promoted to senior associate director in 2010 while also overseeing the CDC's diversity initiatives. 

 As senior associate director of International Programs, Opportunities, and Diversity, Denise leads international and minority programming, business development and resource implementation. She also acts as a career advisor, primarily to international students and domestic students interested in working abroad. Denise serves as club liaison to Darden's Asian Business Club, Black Business Student Forum, African Business Organization, South Asia Society, European Society, GLAD, Hispanic American Network, International Business Society, Latin American Student Association and Emerging Market clubs, working to coordinate career development activities and company outreach. 

 Denise received an MA in International Relations from the University of Kent. She spent the majority of her career with Asian, European and Middle Eastern marketing and consulting firms and served in senior leadership in higher education, serving at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and in the President's and Provost's Office at the University of Virginia. 

GBUS 8009: International Exchange
Course needed to confirm students' exchange program of study.
GBUS 8010: International Exchange
Course needed to confirm students' exchange program of study.
GBUS 8401: Cross-Cultural Internship
Credits: 1
This course is open to students who have accepted summer employment in a country other than that of their permanent residence. It allows students to use their summer-employment experience as a way to increase their knowledge of a culture other than their own and address the challenges of working in that culture. Course content will involve preparation at the beginning of the summer when students will plan a program of readings and discussions supervised by a faculty member and make a personal statement of the learning expectations they have for this summer activity, a midsummer report about what they are experiencing. At the end of the summer, students will engage in a class discussion based on each student's in-class report about a significant and surprising aspect of their cultural experience and what was learned from it. Students also will be expected to write a final report reviewing their cultural experience and the extent to which their learning expectations were achieved. The report should also compare and contrast their job experience with what they might have experienced in their country of permanent residence. Prerequisites: Restricted to Darden students.