Today, VMI hosted over 30 different organizations at its annual career fair. Here, cadets from all majors were able to speak with companies who were looking to fill job and internship openings. For our new members, this career fair served as an opportunity to get experience with building their resumes, presenting themselves, and inquiring about what companies have to offer. The career fair was a success for VMI and NSBE. We hope to build on this success throughout the year!
Welcome back! VMI NSBE got out into the community again but instead of teaching engineering concepts, members learned about them! For this project, VMI NSBE teamed up with the Rockbridge Area Habitat for Humanity to help build a home for a family in need. Cadets went to work from morning to noon with their arms and hammers. Some members had the opportunity to work on the roof while others worked inside the home, on the room layouts. Check back on our Upcoming Events Page for VMI NSBE's next service project!
VMI NSBE's first fall outreach day was a success! Cadets spent time at Rockbridge Christian Academy(RCA) interacting with RCA students in grades K4-12. Members transformed complex engineering concepts into a tangible, fun classroom demonstrations and helped the students perform the activities on their own. Our cadets had a great time and we know the RCA students did as well. We can't wait for our next outreach day!
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NSBE had their first meeting tonight! What a turnout! Members, rats, and new cadets came out to see what VMI NSBE was all about. One of our long time supporters, E. Sean Lanier, came out to talk to our attendees and spoke strongly of the lasting impacts of NSBE. Our leadership team spoke on VMI NSBE's mission, purpose, opportunities, and roles. We have planted seeds. It's time now to water and watch our flowers grow.
From February 18th to the 20th, NSBE members took on Philadelphia for the 2016 BEYA STEM Conference. Here, the cadets attended leadership workshops, seminars on various topics, and a career fair. Additionally the cadets were able to meet and speak with heavyweight personnel in the corporate and military world. Ultimately, the trip allowed NSBE's young cadets to dive head first into the professional realm. The cadets orchestrated many connections and opportunities for themselves at this conference and we are extremely excited to see where they go from here!
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