Monday, October 1, 2012

October Alumni News

October 2012

Upcoming Events

Homecoming Tailgate

Saturday, October 13:  1:00pm - 3:00pm (Kickoff 3:00pm)
Open to all Alumni and Families!  Rouss and Robertson Hall. Tailgate, children’s activities, fellowship.
Register at

M.S. in MIT Advisory Board Meeting

Friday, October 12
All M.S. in MIT Advisory Board members interested in attending should contact Aimee Carter.

Reston Jeffersonian Dinner Series

Tuesday, October 30: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
"New frontiers in IT enabled Marketing"
Jeffersonian Dinner Series
Dinner and discussion led by Andrew Rudin and Rajesh Radhakrishnan.
Registration for this event will be first come, first serve for the first 25 people to RSVP:

Dinner cost is $45 per person.
"Analytics, data mining, and Big Data are hot topics now.  But deploying these tools depends on the questions executives ask, and how they intend to uncover business development risks and opportunities.  How companies frame the problems they're seeking to solve has a great bearing on the value of what they discover.  As we've learned through some notable debacles, 'because we can generate the information' doesn't always yield valuable insights."

Secrets and Traditions of The University of Virginia  Friday, November 2:  6:00pm - 9:00 pm
MOD 2 Dinner and Discussion at Rouss and Robertson Hall – Open to all alumni and guests.
Dinner Cost is $30 per person and will include wine and beer.

You can't walk far on the Grounds of the University of Virginia without seeing the "7" and "Z" symbols painted on dozens of buildings, each a reminder of the secret societies of the same names, a side of U.Va. forever unknown to most who spend years here.

On Friday, November 2, we will partner with the Graduate Programs office and host an event at Rouss and Robertson Hall to shed light on such "Secrets and Traditions of U.Va."

Upcoming November Events  
Women in IT Networking Event in DC
Richmond Jeffersonian Dinner

MOD 2 Begins

As MOD 2 begins for the Class of 2013 I wanted to share with you some of the readings that are being assigned.

Peter High's  World Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs (Wiley Desktop Editions Wiley Desktop Editions) was assigned during MOD 1.  One of our current students is involved in doing research for this book.

“Why Every Project Needs a Brand (and How to Create One),” by Karen Brown, Richard Ettenson, and Nancy Hyer, Sloan Management Review #394, (Summer 2011), pp. 1-10.

Also, the following book is excellent, according to Ryan Nelson:  Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

Alumni Resources

As alumni of the McIntire School of Commerce and The University of Virginia you have a world of resources at your fingertips.  McIntire and UVA Career Services, undergraduate legacy admissions for your children, alumni networks around the world, travel programs and more.

Please note,  the Admission Liaison Program is specifically created for the children and grandchildren of alumni and is especially helpful for children in grades 9 - 11 grades.  Seniors in high school can meet with the counselors but not after they have already applied to UVA.

McIntire Alumni Job Board:

McIntire Alumni Resources:

University of Virginia Alumni Resources:

Alumni Profiles Needed for Career Development Newsletter

Commerce Career Services needs alumni help! The Career Services staff would like to use your profile in our career newsletter. It's always helpful when current students can see the paths to success of our former students. Email for more information.

We would love to share your news!  Contact Aimee with your promotions, new children, or other exciting news for the next edition of this Blog!

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