A social / networking event – NEIU Independent

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With the new semester come opportunities for connection. Over the past year at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) and other colleges and universities, there has been a lack of in-person events to attend, for good reason. This fall semester, if anyone has seen around campus, there has been an abundant amount of events to attend. Whether you are an early riser, a midday seeker, or a night owl, there are plenty of events to choose from.

As a recently transferred student who has been online for the last year or so, I take the opportunity to connect with as many people as possible. Since coming to NEIU, finding these opportunities is more difficult, but not impossible.

One of the many events offered this month, the Fall Social / Networking Event, took place on September 21 at Alumni Hall. The event was hosted from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. by the College of Business and Technology – Student Advisory Council (SAC), and several of the attendees were students who either attend classes at that time or stay late on campus.

At one table there were relationships ranging from the President of the Student Government Association (SGA), members of the TRIO program, and majors in anthropology and business.

I managed to sit down with Edwin Medina, the President of SGA who was one of the members involved in coordinating this event. When asked the reason for the creation of this event, Medina said: “to be able to connect to different people, given last year”.

This event was one of the first of many mixer-type events that will be hosted by the SAC throughout this semester (with Tuesday being the most likely day for said events). A gala is also planned later in the semester with a limited number of places available.

You can read more about these events and the SGA from their college link titled: “College of Business and Technology – Student Advisory Council”. The SAC can also be found on their Instagram page: @neiu_cbt_sac


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