Darden has a growing presence in the technological hotbeds of the Silicon Valley and the Pacific Northwest, as well as faculty and staff dedicated to helping students interested in the technology industry. In the Class of 2017, 14 percent of students reported accepting positions in the technology industry. For specific statistics on starting salaries and signing bonuses, please see Darden's Employment Reports.Top Hiring Technology Companies in 2017 Adobe Systems Fortive Microsoft Corp. Amazon.com Google PayPal Compare.com IBM Red Ventures Ctrip Intel Samsung Global Strategy Group Dell MasterCard ThingTech Clubs & EventsDarden Technology Club (DTC) Darden DTC provides a forum for students interested in working in technology-intensive industries and students interested in understanding the role and opportunities that technology creates for improving the performance of organizations. Technology Industry Immersion Panel DTC and the Career Development Center sponsor a Technology Industry Immersion Panel for all Darden students. Partner With Expert Career AdvisorsDarden's Career Development Center offers industry-specific career advising for students interested in the technology industry. Our dedicated career advisors have years of experience in a variety of industries and have built consistent relationships with top employers around the globe. Student Perspective: Technology & West Coast RecruitingCasey Bi (MBA '12) talks about the job search process for students interested in careers in technology, especially on the West Coast. She discusses Darden technology classes, career search resources, job treks and the Darden Technology Club. Student Perspective: West Coast Job TrekEach year in December, Darden First Year students work closely with recruiters to plan Job Treks — company visits and networking opportunities — in regions around the world. In 2014, First Year student Helena Kim was one of the student coordinators for the West Coast Tech Trek. Learn about her experiences visiting companies in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Seattle in the blog post “ Recruiting at Darden: The West Coast Technology Job Trek.” Industry Specialty Area: Technology Technology has broad applications and plays a defining role in a variety of industries. At Darden, technology is embedded in all aspects of the learning experience. In marketing classes, students learn to engage customers through social networking; in leadership classes, students learn to manage more effectively using technology; and in operations classes, students learn to use technology to improve efficiency in business operations. Learn more about technology courses and faculty at Darden.