Monthly Archives: November 2014

Weekend Roadtrips

This is Mandy’s first time as a full-time student in the United States and she is often “out of town” exploring her new home.  Sha recently caught her between classes to share her adventures. 

Q: What has been your favorite “road trip” so far?

Explore Charlottesville: The Monticello Wine Trail

winery msaDid you know the founder of the University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson, was also a wine enthusiast and vintner? He was a pioneer of Virginia’s winemaking efforts and the inspiration for the creation of the Monticello Wine Trail. Featuring 30 wineries in the Charlottesville area, the Trail is a great resource to explore local vineyards, enjoy stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and spend quality time with classmates and friends. (Pictured here:  M.S. in Accounting students at Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard.)

After Hours Mixer (Accounting and Commerce)

Top Row (left to right): Derek (MSA), Rya (MSA), and Joe (MSC) Bottom Row (left to right): Aaron (MSA), Ken (MSC), Naomi (MSA), and Slava (MSC)

The combined graduate student councils of the M.S. in Accounting and M.S. in Commerce programs hosted an after-hours mixer on the Corner. Students relieved some midterm stress by hanging out and socializing over free food.

cake pops

 Students enjoyed a welcome afternoon break in the graduate lounge with a Cake Pop Social, featuring orange and blue cake pops that included flavors like red velvet and lemon! The event was sponsored by the graduate programs office and graduate student life.

From the Director’s Chair

Drew recently interviewed Program Director Roger Martin for his take on the M.S. in Accounting Program.


Where did you go to college?
I went to The University of Kansas for undergrad, and then went to work for seven years before going back to get my Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin.

The Job Search As an International Student

10629326_779054325489742_96228561133674435_oCommerce Career Day took place on September 17 at the John Paul Jones Arena. More than 80 companies from a wide range of industries (accounting, finance, consulting, marketing, etc.) came and set up booths to recruit McIntire students. The event provided me various opportunities to network with professionals and alumni, learn about available positions within their firms, and explore different career options.

Happy Halloween from the Lawn

pumpkinHalloween is a special time for the University of Virginia with the annual trick-or-treating on the lawn has been a tradition since the late 1980s. This year the GCOM Council held a table for McIntire School of Commerce, we had graduate students from both Masters in Accounting, and Masters in Commerce. Hundreds of kids dress up and run around looking to grab the best and biggest handful of candy they can fit in their bags. Halloween on the lawn is a great experience for parents, students, faculty, and trick-or-treaters. I suggest that all UVa students attend because it was an experience we will never forget!