At first glance, a McIntire degree might not seem like a prerequisite for succeeding as the bass player and manager of a touring rock band. Cole Friedman (McIntire ’14), who is one of the founding members of Super Doppler, will argue that point with you, however.
McIntire corporate partner Deloitte, one of the world’s leading professional services firms, has invested in student projects concerned with industry-oriented predictive analytics. Under guidance from Professor David Dobolyi, four recent McIntire graduates from the Class of 2018—Michelle Chen, Cody Kelderhouse, Joshua Peters, and Reilly Sheehy—considered data issues throughout the 2017-2018 academic year as Deloitte Foundation Analytics Scholars.
McIntire Marketing Professor Carrie Heilman’s “Promotions” class capped off a memorable academic year with a second-place finish at the American Advertising Federation’s National Student Advertising Competition Finals June 7-9 in Chicago.
Mohamed Ali Vaid (McIntire ’99) has a proven history of turning things around.
This year’s Galant Challenge, the McIntire School of Commerce’s “Shark Tank”-style investment pitch event, yielded one of the highest amounts pledged by investors to date: a
Perhaps no one embodies the spirit of entrepreneurship more than Joshua Anton (McIntire ’14). Back when he was still attending Northern Virginia Community College, he launched a string of businesses while setting his sights on getting into the Comm School. Once admitted into the School, Anton launched a nightlife safety app that attracted over 1.5 million users in 18 months. He continued to expand his business portfolio with new ventures like the location platform X-Mode, of which he serves as CEO, as well as investing heavily in startup marketing agency Trend Pie and launching wisecracking exercise motivation app Walk Against Humanity.
Accenture’s Chief Technology & Innovation Officer Paul Daugherty is intimately familiar with how artificial intelligence has already changed a great many aspects of the current business landscape. A recent guest speaker at the McIntire School’s 11th annual Knowledge Continuum, the co-author of Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI drew from many of the insightful tactics discussed in his book to detail how AI is already transforming business processes within organizations, and how it will change how companies operate in the future.
McIntire’s “Promotions” class is having a phenomenal year. After successful showings at both the district and semifinal levels, the class’s presenting team is headed to Chicago for the American Advertising Federation’s National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) Finals, June 7-9.