News and Events

Whether you are a student, an alumnus, employer, faculty member or potential student, you’re sure to find some interesting ideas and insights here. We invite you to learn more about the VT-MIT program and its people.  As US News & World Report’s #2 program nationwide, we know you’ll discover something of value.

VT-MIT Industry Insights

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      • Building a Bridge to a CyberCulture

        Recent security attacks have signaled the need for a new organization culture that bridges cybersecurity and business operations. Here’s how to make it happen.

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      • Who is the New Data Scientist?

        Careers in big data are booming. No surprise. But what is surprising is the new data scientists. Turns out they’re coming from some unexpected fields. Find out where.

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      • Follow the Data: How Decision Support Managers Are Changing the World

        From identifying the right interventions for at risk students to determining treatment plans for cancer patients, decision support managers are using data analytics to find solutions to some of our most intractable problems. And the job outlook for DSM’s is astounding. Learn more.

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      • Mastering Your Career in Data Security

        Data breaches are costly—in revenue and reputation—and organizations are actively looking for talented professionals who can help protect their data stores. See what issues are keeping CIOs up at night and the career opportunities available in this growing field.

Student Stories and Tips from the Experts


Whether you’re a cybersecurity pro or looking to get into this in-demand field, VT-MIT Professor Wade Baker offers some valuable information on how to take your career where you want it to go.

Whitney Dano

Whitney Dano (VT 2014, VT-MIT 2017) had been on the job for just a year when she decided that earning a master’s degree would give her “that next boost” into an IT security role. 


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Undergrad English major Mercedez Hernandez (VT-MIT 2018) thought she'd found magic the first time she implemented a line of JavaScript.

That initial foray into programming led to a new tech career.  Mercedez' determination, along with her VT-MIT degree, made the transition possible.  



Recognizing the power that comes from “understanding code,” VT-MIT student Adam Cho, Project Engineer at Amazon, is focusing on big data and software development as he prepares for his future and Amazon’s.


Put your resume on the top of the pile and your face in front of decision makers with these tips from HR pro Maureen Pappas.