Michael Madden

Michael Madden

Hometown: Mountain Brook, Alabama (USA)

Undergraduate School: Clemson University

Undergraduate Major: Finance

Languages: English

Why did you choose this program? I chose this program because I believe it is important to disrupt your comfort zone. By immersing yourself in areas you are not accustomed to, with people you are not used to interacting with, I believe you grow as an individual. Those opportunities, coupled with the chance to be a part of three impressive and rigorous schools, made this program attractive to me.

What do you enjoy about the program so far? One of the first days, I was in my living room introducing myself to my new roommates. After learning where they were from, I realized the uniqueness of the situation. I recognized that I would be living and spending time with people from all over the world.

What has surprised you? I was surprised to find out how many companies came to Commerce Career Day and how strong of a partnership the University of Virginia has with so many amazing companies.

Fun facts: I like hot sauce on almost everything.

Hobbies: Soccer