It seems like we’re in the thick of it now, with career planning and classes coming full force, but fear not, the semester will slip away before you know it! I wanted to take a moment to thank all those who volunteered their time to make this career fair a successful one. I know one of the things that drew me to RPI when applying was the heavy campus recruiting from companies. I couldn’t be happier to see the tradition alive and well. For those of you that attended the event, I’m sure you’re knee deep in applications to companies and searching for more. I know I’ve lost count of my own “apply online” ventures at this point. Stay hungry! There is a world of opportunity out there just waiting for you to take it on. Remember to leverage your resources whenever possible. Joblink and the Center for Career and Professional Development have a constant supply of information about upcoming recruitment events and a variety of workshops, from Resumania to mock interviews. Stop down on the Darrin Communications Center second floor to learn to present yourself at your best.
I’m also happy to say that our teams have been absolutely crushing the opposition lately. Men’s football and soccer were both able to continue their already strong seasons with wins. Men’s soccer beat out Bard with a 1–0 win Saturday and tied 1–1 with Babson on Sunday. The team has been bringing their A-game this season, and making sure to keep the pressure on the other team straight through to the last seconds of the game. The football team was able to keep the Transit Trophy at its rightful home here at Rensselaer with a 28–21 victory over WPI. If you check out the RPI athletics page you’ll actually see Executive Board member Nick Schlatz ’16 taking flight over an RPI defenseman! To all our athletes, keep up the hard work. I’m looking forward to the men’s hockey season opener this Saturday up at the field house. I have my season tickets, do you? LET’S GO RED!
This upcoming weekend is also alumni weekend, and I hope you’re as excited as I am. Alumni are some of our most valuable assets at RPI as they stride boldly from the campus after graduation to make their mark upon the world, but also connect us to the past and times gone by. To those of you who accepted bids last Friday, be sure to share in the lessons and stories of alumni who will surely flock to chapter houses. I implore you to learn about the storied history of Greek life at RPI. The same goes for any club or group on campus which will surely have passionate alumni returning, eager to meet the active members. To all students, come out to the multitude of events going on around campus and enjoy all that RPI has to offer! Dinners, concerts, sporting events… if it is a student passion I can guarantee there will be alumni who will attend, and the Union is no exception! With this being the 125th anniversary celebration, I’m looking forward to meeting some of the Presidents of the Union and Grand Marshalls of yesteryear, and learning about the way things were. Learn, listen, and enjoy the celebration. Remember, you’ll be an alum soon enough!
As always, keep a level head and keep on trucking, RPI. Five weeks down, ten to go. If there’s ever anything you need, feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m always looking to help wherever I can!