When McIntire students enter the workforce, they come to their new positions primed to thrive. Prepared with a real-world knowledge, they are essentially assured to prosper in whatever employment avenue they choose to pursue.
For students hoping to work in marketing, McIntire’s Careers in Marketing Forum provided a wealth of essential information about the diverse paths to potential employment in the field.
For someone who doesn't consider himself a technical guy, Michael Daniel holds one of the most visible positions in the fight against cybercrime. In February 2017, Daniel was appointed President of the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA), a nonprofit group of industry leaders banded together to share intelligence, protect customers, and strengthen the cyber ecosystem. Though he had spent nearly five years working in the federal government as Cybersecurity Coordinator in the Executive Office of the President—where his job was “to convince people that cybersecurity issues belonged in the White House situation room”—his background is in economics and statistics. Daniel recently brought his insightful views to McIntire’s M.S. in Management of IT Northern Virginia cohort for an enlightening talk on this crucial subject. We spoke to him about his new position, his adversaries, how businesses should adapt, and how interested people from a variety of backgrounds can pursue a career in this increasingly important field.
A proposal developed by McIntire Management Professor Bevin Etienne, along with Christine Mahoney, Batten School Director of Social Entrepreneurship @UVA; Elgin Cleckley, School of Architecture Professor; and Wes Bellamy and Kathy Galvin, Charlottesville City Councilors, has earned $25,000 in funding through UVA’s new Flash Funding program.
Do we think that automation will ruin our lives—or make it much easier?
Originally hailing from the Maryland side of Washington, D.C., Accounting Professor Andrea Roberts views her position at McIntire as the fortunate confluence of opportunities and timing.
Preparing students to successfully leverage information technology to produce business value in any industry, as well as to find solutions to society’s biggest challenges, McIntire’s IT Area is one of the most important contributors to the School’s cutting-edge business education. The concentration is also one of the busiest, as it’s tasked with staying current and anticipating trends in a discipline that’s perpetually updating. IT Area Coordinator Saonee Sarker is well aware that as exponential changes impact numerous industries on what may feel like an almost daily basis, those sometimes revolutionary shifts affect her area’s classes, as well as the findings of her research and the research of her colleagues.
Since Eric Schlosser’s 2001 book, Fast Food Nation, exposed some unhealthy practices behind traditional fast food, industry trends show that Americans are increasingly demanding healthier, fresher, and more local food—and not just from fine dining restaurants, but also from quick-service places like Panera Bread or Chipotle. The trend is so pronounced that earlier this month, a Washington Post article renamed the country “Fast Casual Nation,” arguing that counter-service chains with higher-quality food are changing the way Americans eat.