Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Alumni Resources

We want to make sure you all know about the resources we have for our alumni. Please see below for more information regarding our alumni directory, jobs, career services, and listing of social media connections.
Please let us know if you have any questions! Thank you again for your support!

McIntire Alumni Directory and Jobs Blog
The McIntire alumni directory and jobs blog is live on our website (www.commerce.virginia.edu) under the Alumni tab.

McIntire Alumni Directory
Need to look up alumni contact information or update your own? Please use our McIntire Alumni Directory.
*Click on contact us for your user name and password.

Jobs Blog
Does your organization have an opportunity to post or looking for a new opportunity? Please use our Jobs blog or email me the job description to post.
Click on the Alumni tab
Click on Jobs

Career Services
McIntire has two Assistant Directors of Commerce Career Services to work specifically with graduate students and alumni. Please contact Kelly Eddins at kae5y@virginia.edu or 434.924.5670 for any assistance or questions.

Social Media Connections:

Please visit the below site to join the MS MIT LinkedIN, Facebook, Twitter groups etc:


D.C. Career Fair

McIntire is once again teaming with MyWorkster.com and several other universities to execute an alumni-only career fair in Washington, DC on June 9. It will take place at the George Washington University Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Last year’s event was very successful, with over 70 employers and hundreds of alumni from several top universities participating.

**If your company is hiring, please take advantage of this opportunity to connect with experienced professionals from a variety of industries! More information and employer registration is available at: http://dcemployer.eventbrite.com/. Employer registration ranges from $250 (non-profit) to $500 (for-profit), and sponsorship opportunities are available.

**If you are job searching or considering a transition, this is an excellent opportunity to meet representatives from top DC-area companies. To register as a job seeker, visit: http://recruitdcalumni.eventbrite.com/.


Thank you for all of your support and for joining M.S. MIT ONE. During the month of March we had 284 M.S. MIT Alumni join and support the School. From the 284 alumni we raised a little over $30,000 + an additional $28,400 ($100 match) for a grand total of $60,000 for the program. This does not include all of the company matches we are working on collecting. Thank you!

For more information please visit:

April Reading List

The new readings that have been assigned for orientation (May) include:

1. Vance, A. (2011, March 3). The cloud: Battle of the tech titans. Businessweek.
2. Rivkin, J. (2010). Revitalizing Dell. Harvard Business Publishing.
3. (2011, March 19). Hollywood's disc problem: Video nasty. The Economist, 23.

New data books that may be of interest:


Monday, February 21, 2011

Upcoming Events for 2011

Please see below for upcoming M.S. MIT Alumni events. Hope to see you soon! Thank you for your support!

Alumni Dinner and Networking Event in Chapel Hill, NC
3/1/11, Tuesday
Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery
100 E Franklin St # 3
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3629
(919) 929-8676
Please RSVP to Nicole Fitzwater, Fitzwater@virginia.edu for more details.

M.S. MIT Happy Hour in Arlington, VA
3/3/11, Thursday, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Sushi Rock
1900 Clarendon Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
(571) 312-8027
Please RSVP to Nicole Fitzwater, Fitzwater@virginia.edu

Charlottesville Wine Tasting Event for Alumni and Students
3/9/11, Wednesday, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Sipps on the Downtown Mall
Charlottesville, VA
Please RSVP to Nicole Fitzwater, Fitzwater@virginia.edu

M.S. MIT Happy Hour in Richmond, VA
3/16/11, Wednesday, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
11800 West Broad St. #2204
Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 253-0900
Please RSVP to Nicole Fitzwater, Fitzwater@virginia.edu

Black Alumni Weekend at U.Va
Please RSVP to Nicole Fitzwater, Fitzwater@virginia.edu

Chapel Hill Alumni Reception
4/5/11, Tuesday
Reception will be at an alum’s home
Please RSVP to Nicole Fitzwater, Fitzwater@virginia.edu for more details.

Richmond McIntire Alumni Event
4/7/11, Thursday
Reception will be at an alum’s home
Please RSVP to Nicole Fitzwater, Fitzwater@virginia.edu for more details.

Charlottesville Women’s Networking Event in Partnership with the Darden School of Business
Wine Tasting at Sipps for McIntire and Darden Women Alumni and Students
4/14/11, Thursday, TBD
Please RSVP to Nicole Fitzwater, Fitzwater@virginia.edu for more details.

Boston McIntire Alumni Reception
Details TBD

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Stefano Dinner Update

Last Friday Stefano hosted the dinner at his home. A few comments from our guests:

“It was truly a wonderful evening and experience. I can tell you it will be impossible to ever go to an Italian restaurant again... they set the bar pretty high.”

“This was truly an enjoyable evening and I would definitely bid for it next year should the opportunity arise. Thanks to Stefano and Alyssa for welcoming us into their homes and providing this wonderful experience.”

Stefano said there were a couple of crowd-favorite wines and cheese. Here they are:

LaTur Italian cheese from the Piemonte region

Swedish honey: Svensk Honungsforadling ab Biodlarna

Brunello di Montalcino - La Gerla 2005

January Reading List

Stefano suggested the below book with the caveat that he has not read the book: just the principles.


Recommended by Chris Porter (M.S. MIT Alumni, 2010) and contains a provocative critique of the concept of "running IT as a business"
Run IT as a business -- why that's a train wreck waiting to happen

"IT's job is to recommend better ways to operate, using technical capabilities business managers might not even know are possible.

These enlightened companies don't have IT projects -- they have business change projects that aren't done until the planned business change has been accomplished, and users are trained, not in how to operate software, but in how to do their redesigned jobs using the new software."

Upcoming January 2011 Events

Please join us this Saturday, January 22nd at Bechtel Conference Center for either our Professional Development panel hosted by Career Services or our Annual Winter Warming – Alumni and Student Networking Reception with drinks and hors d'oeuvres. See below for more information. Hope you can join us this Saturday night!

Professional Development M.S. MIT Panel at Bechtel – this Saturday, 1/22/11
There will be a Professional Development Panel hosted by our Career Services Department and M.S. MIT Alumni from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm prior to the Networking Reception on Saturday, January 22nd. The first 15 alumni to RSVP will be able to attend with the current NoVA students. Please let me know if you are interested. We have a few seats available.

M.S. MIT Alumni and Student Networking Reception on Saturday, January 22nd from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Bechtel. Alumni will receive two free drink tickets and hors d'oeuvres. Hope you can join us! Last year we had an outstanding turn-out with over 50 alumni!