We are recruiting officers for the 2020-2021 academic year. With the semester having shifted to online only and with a number of our awesome current officers graduating next year, we are really hoping that a lot of new folks will step up and apply. You don’t have to have had prior involvement with the organization just an interest in promoting achievement of diverse populations in natural and social sciences related to agriculture and natural resources! Please fill out this survey if you are interested, and please spread the word to other students who might be! See the Chapter Documents section to the right for more details on the different positions on our executive board. Feel free to reach out to current officers, Angel, AJ, or Lindsay with questions. We look forward to hearing from you!
CANCELLED. NO MORE CAMPUS EVENTS. PLEASE STAY HOME AND STAY SAFE. IF YOU HAVE TO GO OUT, PLEASE DO NOT GATHER IN GROUPS AND STAY 6 FEET (2M) AWAY FROM OTHERS, AND WASH YOUR HANDS AS SOON AS YOU GET IN. WE ALL HAVE TO ACT AS IF WE MIGHT BE CONTAGIOUS AND DO OUR BEST TO PROTECT OTHERS SO WE DON’T SPREAD THE VIRUS. TOGETHER WE CAN DO AMAZING THINGS–LET’S HOPE OUR COMMUNITY CAN HELP TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE. ENJOY THE OUTDOORS ON THIS SPRING EQUINOX!
Hope everyone is enjoying spring break. If campus re-opens after Spring Break, it’s unclear if group events will still be held, but at this point we’re continuing to plan our spring activities. We have a spin class coming up. Check out the flier below!
In honor of Women’s Month, our general body meeting on Wednesday 4 March 2020, 6:45 pm in Squires Black Cultural Center will be an opportunity to network with a diversity of women in agriculture and natural resources. Everyone is welcome! This is a great opportunity to learn from others and to make connections. If you RSVP at this link, that will help us make sure we have enough food and can accommodate dietary restrictions. Please spread the word and bring a friend.
Also please like and share our facebook event,
Please stop by 136B Cheatham Hall from 5:30 to 7:30 pm to meet with Ms. Michaela Hall. She can help with all steps in finding a federal job or internship. She will show you how to set up a profile on USAJobs, how to locate the types of positions in which you are interested, and will even help review your resume if you bring a copy. The USFS will also have a booth at the Connections Career Fair on campus from 9 to 4 pm Wednesday. Click on image below to enlarge.
You can read more about Michaela Hall’s experiences here.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
We’ve still got lots of planning to do, but we’re excited to announce that Virginia Tech will be the host for the MANRRS Region 1 cluster meeting in fall 2019. We hope everyone will take the opportunity to interact with faculty and students from other universities in our region, participate in the professional development opportunities and career fair, and enter the competitions. Stay tuned for more information! If you’re not already on our mailing list, sign up with us at Gobblerfest and/or follow the instructions at the bottom of the the About this Site tab. (Photo credit from http://www.manrrs.org/regional-clusters)