End of Semester Dinner and GBM 1060 Torg (Room Update)

Our final general body meeting of the semester will be at 6 pm in 1060 Torgerson Hall, Wednesday 28 November 2018.  PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION is different from what was originally posted–we’ll be in 1060 Torgerson!  We will have information about the national MANRRS meeting, recruit for our final service opportunity (at the Blacksburg Holiday Parade), and discuss officer and committee chair positions.  This is a great opportunity for you to get more involved and gain some leadership skills.  All incoming officers will shadow current officers in the spring semester so that you will be ready to lead in 2019-2020!  Most of our officers are graduating, so we really need new students to step up and help us grow this organization!  The goal of MANRRS is to help YOU develop skills and a network that will help you in your professional and personal life.  Get involved so you can get more out of it!  The advisors are providing food so you can relax and enjoy this meeting.  Please see our Facebook event, and join us!

14 Nov 2018 Grad School Panel

Our General Body Meeting this week will be a panel discussion on how to prepare for graduate school, how to select a program with financial support, and how to get accepted into graduate school.  Come hear from current and former graduate students about their experiences and ask questions.  If you are new to MANRRS, we welcome you!  Feel free to bring a friend and find out what we are about.  If you are a long-term or former member but haven’t been to a meeting for a while, come on out and catch up!  The discussion will be in Room 219 Engel Hall, from 6-7 pm Wednesday night.  You can also see our Facebook event.  Hope to see you there! And be thinking about nominating yourself for a committee chair or officer position!

Congratulations to Region I Cluster Award Winners!

Congratulations to two Virginia Tech students who placed in contests at the MANRRS Region 1 Cluster Meeting in Petersburg, VA October 27th!  Jasmine Scott, a graduate student in Agricultural Leadership and Community Education, won 1st place in the Impromptu Speaking contest.  Ebone Smith, a senior double-majoring in Meteorology and Communications won 3rd place in the Elevator Pitch contest.  We are proud of how well you represent us!!!  Thanks to all who attended and competed!  It was also fun that the cluster was hosted by a VT alum and former chapter president, Dr. Maurice Smith (pictured here)!

USDA Forest Service Recruiters Tues 23 Oct 2018

MOVING TO 317 Cheatham Hall for Tuesday 6 pm presentation!  We have plenty of pizza–bring a friend!

Please join MANRRS for this event designed to teach you how to locate your dream position on USAJobs and how to use that site to apply for federal jobs.  The speakers will present on the following topic:  “How to find a federal internship or job and how to apply for jobs using the USAJobs system.”  The talk is open to all and will be Tuesday 23 Oct 2018 at 6 pm in 132 Cheatham Hall.  We will have pizza on Tuesday night–Please RSVP here using this link to Qualtrics survey by noon to make sure we can have enough food.

Also they can do one-on-one resume review on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning in Cheatham Hall.  We are working with Career Services and they have reserved two interview rooms there on Tuesday afternoon.

Drop in for questions and resume review:

Monday 2:30-4:30 132 Cheatham Hall

Tuesday 8:00-10:00 136B Cheatham Hall

Tuesday 2:00-4:30 pm Smith Career Center, 870 Washington Street

Click on the flier below to enlarge.  Not required, but you might get the most of the sessions if you bring a resume and a laptop to practice searching USAjobs.

10 October 2018 Meeting

Our next General Body Meeting will be Wednesday, October 10th from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The meeting will be located in Engel Hall RM 219. This General Body Meeting will be our Public Speaking Workshop, led by our own Ms. Natasha Saunders! Public speaking is an essential skill in all professions so make sure to come by and to learn some new tips!

MANRRS Week Events!

We had a good turnout today at our lunchtime meet and greet.  Two of the folks who stayed until the end said “we made new friends!” and that’s what it is all about!  Thanks for everyone who came out to connect with students and colleagues and new and old friends!  Please note that our regular general body meeting this week is at 3 pm in Williams Hall rather than our regular time and place.  We try to have professional development opportunities at each meeting–this week we’ll focus on writing cover letters for job, internship, and scholarship applications.  We’ll also be attending the BOC showcase Wednesday evening, and will have a social on Friday.

Student and Faculty/Staff Meet and Greet

Please join us on Monday 24 September 2018, from noon to 1:30 pm in the Cheatham Hall lounge for minority faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate students in CALS, CNRE, and other related programs to get to know each other and learn more about MANRRS. Please spread the word to friends who might be interested.  If you can RSVP at this link , it will help us provide enough food for everyone. If you didn’t RSVP, drop in any way!  We’d love to get to know you!

Click on the flier below to enlarge the image, or click on the blue text and you’ll get a pdf version with functional links that you can share.

MANRRS Meet and Greet F2018

Fall 2018 General Body Meetings Weds 6 pm

Please join us on Wednesday September 12th, 6-7 pm, 219 Engel Hall, for our first general body meeting of the semester. This is an opportunity to learn more about the organization–all are welcome! We will have snacks. Hope everyone is settled in and the semester is off to a good start.  Please see our flyer and put our meetings on your calendar now!  Please note that all will be 6 pm in 219 Engel, except the 9/26 meeting which will be 3-4 pm in Williams 334. If you aren’t a member of the google group, please join manrrs-g@vt.edu to get regular announcements.

Welcome Back

Summer is winding down and we are looking forward to seeing everyone back on campus this fall.  Look for us at Gobblerfest, join the google-group to get our mailings, check out our facebook page, or contact one of the officers or advisors for more info.  Returning students, if you’re available to help staff a table at Gobblerfest or other events, please let us know.  Regional cluster meetings will be coming up in the fall, and those provide great opportunities for networking and professional development.

REGION LOCATION DATE
I Hosted by Virginia State University October 26-27, 2018
II & III Atlanta, GA September 28-30, 2018

Safe travels and hope everyone is ready for a great year!

Meeting on Mon Apr 16

Our next general body meeting will be 16 April 2018 at 7:15 pm in Litton-Reaves 1810.  Please join us for a skill-building workshop led by Dr. Christian Matheis. Bring a friend or come on your own and make new friends! We also need to fill a few officer and committee chair positions that will be vacated by graduating seniors, so please let us know if you are interested in helping to lead our organization next year.   This will also be a time to learn about how the national conference in Greensboro went, and to sign up for some upcoming activities.  Hope to see you there!