Alumnus Erik Bruner-Yang: Musician and Chef

Erik Bruner-Yang uses his business degree from UMW to follow his passions, from successful musician to owner and chef of Toki Underground.  Read more about this talented alumnus in this Washington Post article "Toki Underground's Erik Bruner-Yang sets sights on a bigger stage" by Tom Carman. Bruner-Yang is also featured in the current edition of The University of Mary Washington magazine, "From Campus Cool to D.C. Hot" by Edie Gross, photos by Dayna Smith. … [Read more...]

Meet Mentor Allison Bertsch

The College of Business (COB) is committed to providing real world experiences and connections for our students in the business community.  To that end, we have begun matching UMW alumni who work in business disciplines with business students.  One of our mentors is Allison Bertsch '07.  She is currently the Leadership and Organizational Development Specialist at Moody’s Corporation in New York, New York. She was previously the Learning and Organizational Development Coordinator at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA.  Allison returned to UMW for Homecoming in October 2012 and enjoyed a face-to-face meeting with her student mentee.  Here is what Allison has to say to students about the Mentorship Program: "Having a mentor during college is an opportunity I wish I had.  As a college student, you're learning theories, skills, covering case studies - all inside the bubble of school.  Yes, you need that groundwork to be successful out in the "real world."  I'm not a … [Read more...]