Sunday, February 7, 2010

February Events

We have a lot of February events (Speakers, CMIT, Networking Events with Charlottesville and NoVA 2010 students, Career Services Events, and M.S. MIT Admissions events. Hope everyone is surviving the snow and hope to see you in February!

1. CIO of Lowe’s speaking in Charlottesville, “Defining and Delivering IT Value”

Mr. Stone, the CIO of Lowe’s, will be speaking at MSMIT. I am told that he is a good speaker and will tackle a theme central to our program: “Defining and Delivering IT Value”.

The occasion will also be a networking opportunity for current students and alumni.

Thursday, February 11th 2010, room 123, 7:00pm-8:15pm

2. Networking Event with Charlottesville M.S. MIT 2010 and Alumni

Following the Lowe’s speaker, please join us in the Grad Lounge for drinks, food, games and networking with the current Charlottesville Class.

Thursday, February 11th, Grad Lounge, 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

3. Networking Event with NoVA M.S. MIT 2010 and Alumni

Please join us for a Wine Tasting Event with the current NoVA Class on Thursday, February 18th, at Sipps on the Downtown Mall between 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. We will taste five different wines from around the world and give them a break from their residency! Please join us. RSVP to Nicole Fitzwater,

4. CMIT Presents:
Lifting the Fog: The High Potential of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has arrived. More and more organizations are turning to cloud computing to reduce costs and shorten the time to market. While traditional corporate data centers and on-premise software are not going away, cloud computing will have a far-reaching impact on enterprise IT and business in virtually all organizations. The objective of this CMIT program will be to help CIOs and other business leaders "lift the fog" and look beyond the hype to see what opportunities and challenges lie in the cloud. To this end, a panel of experts will address important questions such as:
• How did cloud computing evolve?
• What is new and different about cloud computing?
• Why is cloud computing inevitable?
• What are the technological and business benefits?
• How do you decide when the time is right to migrate data/applications/platforms?
• What are the barriers and challenges?
I hope that you are able to join us for this thought-provoking program and an opportunity to network with your peers.


Ryan Nelson
Director, CMIT

Lifting the Fog: The High Potential of Cloud Computing

Program Agenda:

February 19, 2010
9:00am - 3:00pm

McIntire School of Commerce
University of Virginia
Rouss & Robertson Halls - Room 123

Click Here for Directions

Register Now!

Please click here to RSVP by February 10, 2010 and include the event name in the subject line.
This event is open to CMIT members and invited guests only.

5. M.S. MIT Admissions Events

Thursday, Feb. 11 at 6pm in Reston, VA (Info Session)
Saturday, Feb. 13 at 8:30am in Charlottesville, VA (Class Visit & Info Session)
Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 6pm in Richmond, VA (Info Session)
Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6pm in Reston, VA (Info Session)

You may register to attend an event by visiting or contacting me directly.

If I may be of further assistance, just let me know!


P.S. It is not too late to apply for the May 2010 start! We are accepting applications through early April.

Matthew J. Miller
Assistant Director, Graduate Marketing & Admissions
McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia
Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room 162
phone: 434-982-2245
fax: 434-924-4511
twitter: msmitatuva

McIntire School of Commerce: MS MIT Overview
One of ComputerWorld's "Top 10 Innovative" IT Programs to Watch!
BusinessWeek ranks McIntire #1

6. Career Services Events

Here are a few career fairs that may interest you. If you are unsure how to use career fairs to your advantage, check out our handout on “Making the Most of Career Day” at or contact us for more information. In general, student job fairs target candidates for entry level positions but it never hurts to network with a recruiter!
Government & Non-Profit Career Expo
Thursday, February 18, 2010
10:00 AM — 3:00 PM
Georgetown University, Leavey Center
This career fair is open to students and alumni from U.Va., Georgetown University, University of Richmond, New York University, NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, Swarthmore, and the College of William & Mary. Last year, over 1,500 students attended.

4th Annual UVA Club of Washington/W&M Alumni Career Fair
February 22, 2010
5:00 – 8:00 pm

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
4301 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA
Metro: Ballston

For more information:
(If you would like to volunteer a few hours for the event, email

19th Annual National Capital Region Job Fair
Tuesday, March 9th

Open to all job seekers. You will need to pre-register:
If you are unable to attend, it offers a “resume only” option.

DON’T FORGET!: Follow Tom Fitch on Twitter and Commerce Career Services on Facebook for up-to-date career information!

7. Survey for M.S. MIT Alumnus

Hi Everyone: thanks to Ryan's help and input, I have released the first Sales Risk Management Survey in partnership with CRM website Here's the link to the survey:

If you know of anyone in the McIntire/Darden community involved in sales, business development, marketing, and enterprise risk management, I greatly appreciate your forwarding this link to them, or making it available to the group.

Many thanks again for your valuable input on this project. I look forward to receiving the responses and analyzing the results.

Best regards,

Andy Rudin
Managing Principal,
Outside Technologies, Inc.
703.371.1242 (mobile)

Thank you for your support!