Our welcoming and diverse community extends well beyond the classroom. McIntire’s Development & Alumni Engagement team brings everyone together with innovative, dynamic, and fun programming. Join us to catch up with old friends and make new connections, and take an active role in creating the exciting future of the School through our networking, professional development, and social events on Grounds, online, and in cities around the world.
- Events and Receptions
Homecoming and Reunions
Alumni return to Charlottesville every year for McIntire’s popular Homecoming Tailgate in October. In June, we host special luncheons for McIntire alumni returning to Grounds to celebrate their class anniversary during Reunions Weekend.
Regional Receptions with the Dean
Catch an in-person update from Dean Jenkins about the School’s many initiatives and advancements. Held across the U.S. and around the world, receptions are the perfect opportunity for making new connections and expanding your McIntire network with fellow alumni and friends.
Visit the McIntire calendar to learn about upcoming events in your area.
- Industry and Affinity Programs
During McIntire’s Impact Panels, business leaders, alumni experts, and faculty members discuss today’s hot topics across industries. Hosted on Grounds and around the world, these events explore trending subjects impacting areas such as fintech, financial strategy, philanthropy, healthcare, women in business, and corporate culture, creating opportunities for professional development and networking.
McIntire Ivy Society
The McIntire Ivy Society is dedicated to promoting professional development, networking, mentoring, and philanthropy among our incredible alumnae. McIntire women around the world organize a variety of experiences such as power breakfasts and dinners, panel discussions, guest speaker presentations, career workshops, networking events, and the occasional happy hour to bring women together and strengthen McIntire’s alumnae community.
Commerce City Circles
Organized around industry subjects, Commerce City Circles are volunteer-run events that bring together small alumni groups to discuss topics such as investment banking, real estate, marketing, advertising, and career transitions.
- Student Programs
Host, Mentor, and Hire McIntire’s Own
Plan a transformational experience by hosting students at your place of business or at a welcome reception for groups arriving in your city. Help advance our U.S.-based treks and immersive global programs by connecting faculty with influential organizations for student visits. Share your industry know-how and mentor a young entrepreneur, or work with student researchers to tackle a challenging issue. Recognize the unmatched value of a McIntire education by hiring a student for an internship or full-time position at your place of business.
- Lifelong Learning
Symposia and Conferences
Explore important and groundbreaking topics across disciplines at McIntire's Fall Forum and Spring Symposium. These signature events invite all members of the Commerce, University, and Charlottesville communities to Grounds to hear from experts in the field on crucial subjects.
For the latest critical industry-specific research, alumni come to Grounds for innovative programming such as McIntire’s Center for the Management of Information Technology’s Knowledge Continuum; the UVA Investing Conference, hosted by the McIntire Center for Investors and Financial Markets; and the Business Analytics Colloquium, presented by the Center for Business Analytics.
Executive Master’s and Certificate Programs
Continue advancing your business knowledge with McIntire’s executive degree and certificate programs. The M.S. in the Management of IT Program develops skillful technology managers and strategic decision makers. The UVA M.S. in Business Analytics, taught by McIntire faculty with the Darden School of Business, readies those looking to pivot into a new career in data analytics and fills critical gaps for those working in the field. Certificates from the McIntire Business Institute (MBI) offer online programs of study in sustainable business and cybersecurity.
- Connect with Us Online
Love McIntire and want to help us spread the latest Comm School updates? Become a social media ambassador for the School and elevate your visibility among alumni and your personal network. Show your pride, and lend your voice online to share good news, events, exclusive opportunities, time-sensitive announcements, and all things McIntire.
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- Class Notes
Started a new job? Gotten married? Had a baby? Moved to a new city? Let us know what you’re up to and get the latest news from your fellow alumni. Our Class Notes page is another great way to keep up with your classmates.
- McIntire Alumni Trustees
The McIntire Alumni Trustee program creates special opportunities for committed and involved Commerce School graduates. Established in 2006, the program empowers Trustees to engage with the McIntire community by serving as representatives on behalf of the School and strengthening its alumni network. The small amount of time Trustees dedicate each year by participating in Commerce events, assisting with communication efforts, and supporting fundraising goals makes a big difference in the future of McIntire.