I can’t believe that it is already week four; this year is flying by and it will be winter break before we know it! As the bombardment of projects and the first round of exams begin, I wish you the best of luck and as much sleep as you can get.
To highlight one of the big upcoming events, the 36th annual National Society of Black Engineers/Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Career Fair is right around the corner. In two weeks, almost 200 companies will be coming to RPI in search of students to fill entry-level full-time positions as well as countless internship and co-op opportunities. Make sure to register online, dry clean your suit, and print your résumés. The Rensselaer Union Bookstore will have everything you need to prepare for the Fair from résumé paper choices to padfolios, so stop in when you get the chance! The Center for Career and Professional Development is hosting many different sessions to help prepare students for the Fair, with topics varying from interviewing skills to résumé preparation, as well as tips to navigating the floor and speaking with recruiters. For more information on the Fair and other career opportunities, stop by the CCPD on the second floor of the Darrin Communications Center.
In Executive Board news, the Class of 2018 and Graduate Council seats have been filled, so the E-Board is now complete. Congratulations to Donna Moleta ’18 and Courtney Lang! Moleta is your Class of 2018 Representative; she was approved by the Senate on Monday and will join the rest of the Executive Board this Thursday for her first meeting. Lang is your Graduate Council Representative; she was chosen by the Graduate Council last week and attended last week’s meeting. I am confident they will both do an amazing job and I am very excited to work with them this year!
In our first two meetings this semester, the E-Board has approved two new clubs for funding, Women’s Golf and RPIgnite. Both of these clubs were created last year and have grown incredibly since their creation. Women’s Golf will be playing regularly at a nearby course and going to the driving range every other week. RPIgnite is an amazing drum line that has already performed at Hockey Line this year. You will definitely be seeing them around campus performing at other major events soon! Check them out on Facebook if you want to see some videos of their performances. If you want to get involved in either of these clubs, please contact their presidents. Contact Trent DeVerter ’16 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get involved in RPIgnite and contact Victoria Ruplin ’17 (email@example.com) to get involved in Women’s Golf.
As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or comments, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have my official office hours every week on Wednesdays 8:30–11:30 am, and if the door is ever open, please feel free to come in and chat. Have a wonderful week!