Offering critical insights into what it takes to prepare for graduate school, the professional skills essential to a successful career in accounting, and the outstanding resources available through McIntire’s Commerce Career Services, the McIntire School welcomed 18 outstanding junior- and senior-year accounting students to its second annual “Meet McIntire” event, held Nov. 13 and 14, 2015, in the School’s Rouss & Robertson Halls. The event offered a range of informative talks and workshops on such subjects as critical thinking and graduate school admissions, all designed to give potential M.S. in Accounting students an inside look at what McIntire’s M.S. in Accounting Program—as well as a career in accounting—entails.
“'Meet McIntire' offers interested students a fantastic opportunity to really get a feel for what it means to join McIntire’s highly ranked M.S. in Accounting Program, as well as the McIntire and UVA communities,” says McIntire Accounting Professor Roger Martin, who serves as Director of Program. “We were extremely pleased to welcome so many outstanding undergraduate accounting students to Rouss & Robertson Halls, and we hope that this event will inspire them to join our diverse, collegial community of outstanding students, faculty, and staff.”
In addition to participating in professionally oriented sessions and presentations, the visiting students were also treated to a number of quintessentially UVA experiences, including lunch in McIntire’s fourth-floor Reading Room with current students, faculty, and staff; a tour of UVA’s historic Grounds; and dinner at the perennially popular Biltmore restaurant on the Corner. The visiting students were hosted by current students, offering another vantage into student life at McIntire and UVA.
“We want to show these high-potential young students that McIntire isn’t just a great place to study accounting, it’s also a close-knit, supportive, and welcoming community,” says Martin.