My name is Brandon Rhodes and I am one of the fundraising directors and an active member of Phi Chi Theta. On Saturday February 24th, we held our annual Founder’s Day event where all our successful alumni came back to the university for a professional brunch and to network with our current active members. The event was a success by having old alum Trevor Skove speak to our chapter by giving professional advice about college, classes, networking, friendships, and obtaining internships. As fundraising director, I had the alumni and active members participate in a fundraising event where we had a silent auction raffling off different gift baskets to help the fraternity. Following that, we showed a video that featured all the alumni and the memories they made through their years in Phi Chi Theta. After the brunch, we had the opportunity to network with any alumni that were present. I had the opportunity to talk to past Phi Chi Theta president Nick Coon. Nick discussed how amazing his experience has been working for JPMorgan as an analyst, and how it has shaped him into a better business professional. He also talked to me about how Chicago is a great place for graduating college students to start working in, since it has many job/career opportunities. I also got to talk to Shanna Fasano who also works in Chicago. Shanna works in recruiting and is an associate consultant for Michael Page. Recruiting is an area of work I want to go in and the career path I want to pursue, which is why Shanna was a great person to talk to and get advice from. I am glad I had the opportunity to network with her and obtain her contact information so that I can keep in tough with her and have her for guidance when it comes to finding jobs in the next year and a half. In general, this event had a huge turn out and was a great success. I am thankful for the experiences I had, and can not wait to have one last Founder’s Day next year!

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 Left to right: Johnny Lane, Tanner Cook, Michael Spohr, Molly Kelsey, Shanna Fasano 

Left to right: Johnny Lane, Tanner Cook, Michael Spohr, Molly Kelsey, Shanna Fasano 

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