Friday, August 6, 2010

Message from Career Services

We hope everything is moving along in a positive direction with your job search. Keep in mind that we have several resources for our alumni on our “Career Services for Alumni” web page:

If you’re on Facebook, consider becoming a fan of Commerce Career Services. It’s a great way to stay connected with our office/McIntire:

And, be sure to update and/or register for HoosOnline: By doing so, you’ll have access to a number of job listings that are filtered through their site.

Have a terrific rest of the week and know that you’re welcome to reach out to us for assistance!

All our best,
Commerce Career Services

Mary S. Riner
Director for Employer Relations, Commerce Career Services
McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia
Rouss & Robertson Halls, East Lawn
P.O. Box 400173
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4173

Direct: 434-243-8838 | Main: 434-924-7986
Facsimile: 434-982-2999
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M.S. MIT Program Anniversary

M.S. in MIT Program Celebrates Anniversaries with Gala Weekend of Educational, Social Activities

Celebrative events to be held Oct. 28-30, 2010

McIntire’s highly acclaimed Master’s in the Management of Information Technology (M.S. in MIT) Program marks two milestone anniversaries this year, and celebrations are in order. 2010 heralds the program’s 20th birthday, as well as the 10th birthday of its popular executive-format option.

“This year marks 20 years of innovation, leadership, and success in graduate education at McIntire,” says Ryan Nelson, Professor of Information Technology and Director of McIntire’s Center for the Management of Information Technology. “We look forward to celebrating the program’s remarkable achievements with the many M.S. in MIT alumni, faculty, and friends who have contributed so much to the program for two decades.”

Activities for Everyone
The anniversary celebration will include a wide variety of activities, from which alumni are free to choose. The weekend celebration will kick off with the Third Annual Knowledge Continuum Executive Residency, to be held Oct. 28 and half of Oct. 29 in Rouss & Robertson Halls. Speakers will include M.S. in MIT faculty members Peter Gray, Stefano Grazioli, Mike Morris, Ryan Nelson, and Barb Wixom, among others.

“Lifelong learning is so important to our alumni,” says Wixom, who also serves as Director of the M.S. in MIT Program’s Northern Virginia section. “We felt that a celebration of the M.S. in MIT Program wouldn’t be complete without the inclusion of a leading-edge educational component.” The Knowledge Continuum is a two-day executive residency designed to provide alumni of McIntire’s M.S. in MIT Program and other IT professionals with a continuation of their academic learning experience.

The Knowledge Continuum’s academic portion will be punctuated by an evening of alumni networking, cocktails, and dinner, to take place Oct. 28.

This year’s Knowledge Continuum will include participation in a Center for the Management of Information Technology (CMIT) program, which will be held the afternoon of Oct. 29 in Robertson Hall. The CMIT event will feature presentations by industry experts, and will be followed by a second networking, cocktails, and dinner event, open to all M.S. in MIT alumni. Stay tuned for further details on the CMIT speakers.

Finally, all M.S. in MIT alumni are invited to attend an alumni tailgate event Oct. 30, followed by a group outing to the U.Va.-Miami football game.

Come One, Come All
“We’re looking forward to a wonderful celebration of the M.S. in MIT Program’s 20 years of achievements,” says Nicole Fitzwater, McIntire’s Director of Graduate Alumni Development. “We invite all M.S. in MIT alumni to join us at any and all of the events taking place Oct. 28-30.”

If you have questions about the upcoming M.S. in MIT anniversary weekend, contact Fitzwater at 434-982-5623 or

New Alumni Directory and Jobs Blog

Alumni Directory and Jobs Blog

The McIntire alumni directory and jobs blog is now live on our website under the Alumni tab! We’ve created a shortcut link directly to the directory:

The Alumni Directory contains the email addresses that we use for our communications. Please keep your contact information up-to-date. If you have any questions about how to log in, please contact McIntire’s Director of Graduate Alumni Development Nicole Fitzwater at or 434.982.5623.

Career Services Contact

McIntire has an Assistant Director of Commerce Career Services to work specifically with graduate students and alumni.

Please contact Kelly Eddins at or 434.924.5670 for any assistance or questions.

M.S. MIT Advisory Board

M.S. in MIT Advisory Board

Represent your class after graduation!

The alumni board has four areas of focus:
- Corporate relations
- Career management and professional development
- Alumni connections
- Curriculum

For more information about the board, please contact Nicole Fitzwater at

CMIT Upcoming Events


The Center for the Management of Information Technology was established in 1991 to provide opportunities for the business and higher education communities to work together in the area of information technology. A CMIT membership entitles your organization to send four people to each of four programs held throughout the year. Individual participation is also available. These programs offer a chance to keep up-to-date on new topics in the field as well as a chance to network with peers. For more information, please visit

We’ve got some fantastic programs lined up for this year:
• September 24th – “Taming the Elephant: Managing Large IT Projects/Programs”
• October 29th – Social Media and the Facebook Effect (in conjunction with the 2010 Knowledge Continuum, which is discounted for CMIT members)
• March 11th – Managing Emerging Technologies featuring Walter Mossberg of the WSJ

M.S. MIT Alumni Social Media Connections

Social Media Connections

Please join us!

Facebook: M.S. MIT Alumni and Friends

LinkedIN: M.S. MIT Alumni

LinKedIN: M.S. MIT Women Alumnae

Twitter: M.S. MIT Twitter Feed

M.S. MIT Upcoming Events

Upcoming M.S. MIT Alumni Events

NoVA M.S. MIT Networking Happy Hour
August 7, 2010, Saturday
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Bechtel Conference Center

Fall Forum
October 15, 2010
McIntire’s Fall Forum is titled Distressed Debt Investing in Post-Crisis Corporate and Real Estate Markets and is scheduled for Oct. 15. Keynote is Bruce Richards, founder of Marathon Asset Management and we will have corporate and real estate panels.

Program Anniversary
Third Annual Executive Residency / Knowledge Continuum and CMIT
October 28 – 29, 2010
Rouss & Robertson Halls, Charlottesville, VA

McIntire Tailgate and Football Game
UVA vs Miami
October 30, 2010, Saturday
Tailgate will begin two hours prior to kickoff
Please email Nicole Fitzwater to reserve your group tickets! (All in the lower level)