Thursday, May 30, 2013

June MS in MIT News

In This Issue
Upcoming Save the Dates
Get Involved
Job Opportunities
Reading Lists

Save The Date
For current information about all McIntire School of Commerce events around the world visit

Get Involved
Annual Fund
You may have heard that The University of Virginia recently completed its record breaking campaign.  This year your gifts are particularly important as the McIntire School works to achieve its goal for the UVA Capital Campaign.  I hope that you will choose to make a gift today in honor of your time in the M.S. in MIT program and to add value to your degree for years to come. 

If you have the means, I'd encourage you to work towards leadership giving to help McIntire and M.S. in MIT finish the campaign on a strong note. If you are a “young alumni” (in the classes of 2004 – 2013) a gift of $1,000 qualifies you for the McIntire Dean’s Society whose members are recognized in signage in Rouss & Robertson Halls and in special publications through the year. You are also invited to special events, including a party in the football suite with Dean Z, and given a lapel pin in recognition of your commitment.  If you graduated before 2004, $2500 qualifies you for the Dean’s Society.

* Making your gift is so simple. You can make your contribution online by visiting  by Sunday, June 30th.

As always, thank you for your support of McIntire and the M.S. in MIT program. Your time and resources help McIntire remain a top ranked undergraduate business programs in the world and makes your M.S. in MIT degree even more valuable.

Recruitment Rewards!
If you refer a qualified applicant, your name will be entered into a drawing for this year’s reward.   In order to qualify:
1.             The applicant must meets the minimum criteria for the M.S. in MIT program as described on our website, AND
2.            He or she must complete the full admissions process and be forwarded to the graduate admissions committee for review.
You can refer colleagues, former colleagues, direct reports, bosses, people you meet at the Memorial Day BBQ in your neighborhood, etc.  We just need to be able to confirm that you have referred someone, so please send a quick email alerting either Matt or me to the candidate’s name, title, and identifying contact information (phone, email or address).
If you refer multiple qualified candidates, your name will be added the corresponding number of times. (We will also give credit if we can verify that you made a qualified referral earlier this year!) 

Once our application review process is completed in mid-July, we will hold a formal drawing to choose this year’s ‘Referral & Reward’ winner.  The winner will receive one Program Fee Waiver* to the 2014 CMIT Knowledge∞ Continuum.  (Valued at $1,000 for 2013)  The Knowledge Continuum is a 1-2 day executive education program sponsored by McIntire’s Center for the Management of IT.  We had a great turnout of alums this past April who were treated to a packed day of discussions on the latest approaches to leadership, innovation, architecture, emerging technologies, business analytics and social media.  It is an exceptional professional networking and learning opportunity.
Please keep in mind that the deadline for submission of applications for the entering class, and thus your opportunity to participate in the drawing, is June 15, 2013.  As many of you remember, there is still plenty of time to get applications submitted – especially since a GMAT is no longer a required part of the process.

So, start a conversation today about the benefits of the M.S. in the MIT program!  Contact Cyndy or Matt at cnh2n at

For more about how to become involved in planning events and recruiting new students for the program contact Aimee Carter at acarter at

Job Opportunities
For all McIntire School alumni job postings visit

Chris Husser (CLAS ’03, MSMIT ’06) works for Higher One (NYSE: ONE), a financial services, data, and consulting firm that serves the higher education industry and recently shared the following position:  Director of Analytics in Buffalo, NY (anyone can reference Chris if they apply) or feel free to contact him (chusser at

Kelsey Taylor (MSMIT ’12) recently shared “The DoD program I work on (DAI) has received additional funding for 16 new FTEs. DAI is an Oracle ERP service provider (systems integration/implementation, development, and operational support are all in house) to 28 DoD Agencies (13 are currently live with 15 to be implemented). We are funded and sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and are located in Crystal City.  This staffing surge is not limited to resources possessing application specific knowledge of Oracle ERP and spans multiple functional and technical roles (all at the principal or lead level and above). We are currently hiring for the following:

 *   Infrastructure Specialist
 *   Requirements Management
 *   Audit Readiness Specialists (4 different services sought - inquire for descriptions)
 *   Oracle ERP: Procure to Pay - Implementation Specialist
 *   Oracle ERP: HR - Implementation Specialist
 *   Oracle ERP: Budget to Report - Implementation Specialist
 *   Contract Writing Specialist - Implementation Specialist
 *   Training - Strategy, Curriculum, Tool Analysis
 *   Architecture Compliance
 *   Technical AoA Specialist
 *   User Management/Identity Management
 *   ERP Analysis/Planning Functional Specialist
Please feel free to circulate. If you or anyone in your network is interested, please send me your resume. For more detailed information about skill-set requirements, please indicate which area(s) is of interest. I am looking to start scheduling interviews as early as next week.”  Contact Kelsey at kelseytay at for more details.  

Katy Rowell (MSMIT ’11) posted the following position. 
Position Description

Functional Job Title:      Systems Engineer (Exempt)

Reports to:                                          Network Engineering Manager

Department/Branch:                      Technology Services

Date:                                                     January 15th, 2013

Primary Purpose:
The systems engineer will be the primary engineer to coordinate end to end system development tasks to include design, integration and formal testing.  Oversee all transitions from test environment into production.  Create technical documentation to insure efficient planning and execution.  Manage and document system configurations.  Develop processes for server builds and respond to related internal or external audits.

Essential Responsibilities:
•              Implement and support backup and disaster recovery solutions for all servers
•              Primary engineer responsible for organization’s email flow and operation
•              Work with storage engineers to recommend solutions to support organization’s application and server requirements
•              System documentation to include system reviews and recommendations
•              Design and implement complex systems as they relate to physical and virtual servers
•              Develop and maintain extensive multi-layer Group Policy for servers and workstations
•              Design and support the latest Microsoft related technologies: Windows Server, Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, etc.
•              Works with systems administrators to properly tune and design OS releases to meet application requirements
•              Work with vendors to obtain quotes on software, hardware and licensing
•              Creates professional documentation and technical diagrams
•              Ensures that all systems are working at optimal levels and offers support to application development department regarding new technologies and system requirements
•              Log all hours in time tracking system in order to assess workflow process
•              Participate in networking on-call schedule
•              Perform other duties as assigned by manager
•              Obey all applicable federal laws, rules, and regulations relating to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) including the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). 
Minimum Required Skills and Competencies:
•              Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent experience
•              Strong  coordination, organization, teaming and communication abilities
•              Ability to work under pressure and time constraints
•              Team player who can also work independently
•              Ability to interact effectively and professionally with all employees, staff and service providers and have a team player attitude
•              Must be flexible with work hours as business needs arise
•              Experience designing and managing email flow and operation
•              Microsoft related product experience including SQL, Exchange, Server and IIS
•              Experience managing the latest Active Directory versions
•              Experience deploying the latest Windows desktop operating systems
•              Understanding of basic and advanced networking concepts (IP Addressing, routing, switching, OSI, DHCP, DNS, SMTP, protocol analysis, etc.)

Desired Skills and Competencies:
•              MCSE 2003/2008
•              MCA messaging, SQL, Server 2008/2012
•              Other related Microsoft, Storage or networking certifications

For more information contact Katy at TOWNEBANK katy.rowell at

To share an opportunity with fellow alumni, contact alumnijobs at 

Reading Lists
Recently I received a request from an alumnus to help find the latest on Enterprise Architecture.  Here are two articles Stefano shared with us:
·         Smith, H., et al. (2012). Delivering An Effective Enterprise Architecture at Chubb Insurance. MIS Quarterly Executive, 11(2).

·         Towson, S. (2008, August). Why does EA matter? The Open Group.

Have a specific IT question?  Want to know what your cohorts are reading?  Contact Aimee to share on the next blog.   

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