Learn to give a great presentation at GBM 13 November

Thanks so much to everyone who volunteered at the regional cluster meeting!   Hope everyone had a great time!  Our meeting this week will be an opportunity to improve your presentation skills.  Graduate advisor, Jasmine Scott, is an award-winning speaker and she will be sharing tips.  Please note that we are in a different room than usual in Pamplin this week, Room 3001! (Click on image below to enlarge.)

Meet with Smithfield Foods Rep

Hope everyone had a great time at the Regional Cluster Meeting!  One of the representatives from Smithfield Foods will be meeting with interested students on Monday evening!  Pizza will be served.  This is a great way to explore opportunities with a major employer in Virginia.  They have openings for students in a variety of majors–not just animal science but nutrition, business, HR, water quality.  She is here to help you–take the opportunity!  If there is time, she’d likely be glad to review resumes.

16 Oct 2019 GBM Paint n Sip Fundraiser

Thanks everyone who came out and participated!  Sorry for the confusion about payment!  Our Venmo account is no longer active.  We now have a CASH APP account $VTMANRRS if anyone would like to make donations.  THANK YOU!

Please come join us for this fun Halloween-themed event! Note that this will not be our regular meeting location.  We will be in Surge 103A from 7:30 to 9 pm this Wednesday.  Please bring your friends and spread the word! Check our social media accounts to RSVP so we can get an idea of numbers attending. If you can’t attend but would like to support our chapter efforts, you can still make a donation. Thank you! Facebook event link is here.


Service Trip Sat. 28 Sep 2019

(Image from https://www.appleridge.org/community/)

Our MANRRS chapter will be participating in an Apple Ridge Farm Service Trip as part of VT Engage on Saturday, October 12th.   To participate, you must sign up through VT Engage on GobblerConnect.  Once you are logged in to your VT account, go to Gobbler Connect, look for VT Engage, and search on events for the Apple Ridge Farm 12 October service trip.  You’ll have to click through some earlier events, or just follow this link.  Once you are on the page, click the Register Today button and fill out the info so you’ll be signed up and ensured of a spot on the bus.  We look forward to seeing you there!

From VT Engage:
Join us for a Get on the Bus service trip with Apple Ridge Farm on SATURDAY, October 12th! Participants will be working in the Carver Community Garden in Roanoke. Projects vary based on the growing season, but could include weeding, harvesting, and general gardening needs.

All Get on the Bus trips are free and offered on a first come, first served basis. Transportation will be provided by VT Engage from campus to the service site. We will depart campus at 8 a.m. and return around 1:30 p.m. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email upon registering; if the trip is full, that will be indicated at the top of the registration form. If you still wish to register, you will be placed on the waitlist and contacted within 48 hours of the trip to confirm whether or not there is room for you on the trip.


GBM on Student Research 2 Oct 2019

Thanks to everyone who participated in our first meeting last week!  It was great to see the turnout and the active participation! Just a quick heads up that our next General Body Meeting will focus on undergraduate research.  Graduate students if you have ongoing research with spots for undergraduates to participate, this could be a great time to recruit!  Undergraduates, come out to learn about opportunities on campus and resources that can help fund your research and your attendance at conferences to present your results!  We’ll be in Pamplin 32 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm on Wednesday October 2nd.   Please spread the word!

Hike to Pandapas Pond 9/21/2019

Enjoy your surroundings by visiting this USDA Forest Service recreational area just outside of Blacksburg.  We should see plenty of wildlife and plants while visiting Pandapas Pond.  Please sign up on the Google list here, so we’ll know how many people to expect and how we can best arrange transportation.  Carpoolers will meet in the parking lot along side of Litton-Reaves Hall. Even if you plan to meet us at the pond, we’ll wait for you in the lower parking lot if we know you’re coming!  Bring some friends, bring comfortable shoes, and let’s get outside this Saturday! Click on the image below to enlarge.  If you want to share the link to the google sign up with a friend, copy and paste the text below:


General Body Meeting with Pizza 18 Sept

Please join us this week for our first general body meeting of the year.  Getting involved in MANRRS is a great way to make new friends, build your network across disciplines, develop professional skills, add to your resume, and learn about awesome opportunities!  Come enjoy pizza with us! Our meeting is Wednesday 18 September 2019 in Room 32 Pamplin, from 7:30-8:30 pm.


Resume Review Meeting Sept. 9th

It was great to see everyone at our tabling events this week!  Please come to our collaborative event with NSBE on Monday Sept. 9th, 7:30 pm in Room 313 Seitz Hall.  Bring your resume if you have one (or several versions if you have more than one), or just stop in and get some general tips! Please spread the word.

Welcome Fall 2019 Students!

Welcome back to campus to all our returning students!   Hello and we look forward to working with new students!  This week we’ll be participating in a number of welcome back events.  Please stop by the MANRRS table to say hello, introduce yourself, get signed up on our mailing list or sign up for upcoming opportunities!  You can participate in some awesome professional development and networking opportunities on campus when we host the cluster meeting for MANRRS Region 1 (see post below)!  We will be involved with community service and fundraising activities as well as social and training events this fall. Today, Wednesday 4 September, 5-7 pm come by the Ag Quad between Smyth and Hutcheson (search for it on the interactive map if you’re lost) for the CALS Hokie Hello.  Thursday September 5, join us from 5-8 pm at the CNRE Welcome Back Bash at the Holtzman Alumni Center. And Friday 6 September, 4-6 pm we will be on the Drillfield for Gobblerfest!  Come check out student orgs and get involved this semester! And check out our “upcoming activities” tab to see what’s happening next.