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Summer Internships Provide Opportunities For Junior Members And Alumni

By Noah Grant ’19 and Don Thoma ‘83

The Intern Perspective

At RPI, the importance of an internship is stressed throughout the curriculum of Mechanical Engineering. As an undergraduate, it gives us a chance to experience industry practices and begin to build a strong professional network. I spent much of the Fall semester of my Junior year applying to internships where I had no contacts or little networking opportunities before interviewing. During this process, I was blind to the fact that I was already part of an extensive professional network through RSE. Networking has never been first nature for me, however, my communication and conversational skills have vastly improved since pursuing a leadership position within RSE. When I became the JM Table Manager that Spring semester, I began having professional conversations with members of the RSE network.

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Real Estate Officer Update

The Kitchen Finally Gets A Real Fan!

It’s been a reasonably quiet few months for the House.  The Junior Membership replaced the kitchen floor with an epoxy composite during Work Week 2017.  This installation has improved cleanliness and traction.  Our insurance provider stopped by for a quick inspection, and now we’re adding some nice steel railings to the Front Porch staircase on the Union side.  At the Spring ’18 Society Meeting, the Junior Membership was presented a plaque, to be mounted in the Trophy Hall, recognizing their gift of main space light fixture restoration.

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RSE Reminders and Updates

Be on the lookout for the spring RSE OveRSEer, coming your way soon!  

We hope you enjoy this latest edition of our semi-annual alumni newsletter, which recaps our April Trustee and Society Meetings, the results of the biennial Board of Trustee elections, the induction of our newest Junior Members, the completion of a recent and much needed kitchen project from the REO, and many other events and updates surrounding 1501 Sage Ave.

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