ASG hears from Career Education

The Allegheny Student Government General Assembly began with a presentation by Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement Phil Foxman and Director of Career Education Jim Fitch.

ASG commenced this week’s General Assembly at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, in room 301/302 of the Henderson Campus Center.

Foxman explained the role alumni connections have in the opportunities available to current students and a way students can reach out to alumni. Gator2Gator is a platform where students can choose to reach out to alumni and build their network.

“80 to 85 percent of opportunities are filled through connections and we know sometimes it’s hard to make connections,” Foxman said. “Gator2Gator is designed to help you connect Allegheny alumni. The only reason alumni are on this platform is to help you.”

The platform is meant to be only for Allegheny College students and Alumni. Foxman emphasized that students are not searchable on the website, so only they can reach out to alumni. Handshake and Gator2Gator are connected.

“The jobs that our alumni connect with on Handshake are fed directly to Gator2Gator,” Fitch said. “We have employers that reach out to us every week and ask us to approve them to post jobs on campus. They have to have a certain trust score before we allow them to post.”

After the presentation, ASG began their cabinet reports for the week.

Director of Finance Lucas Biniewski, ’23, announced that the club budget applications are up before reporting spending for the week.

“From the general fund we have $1,876.87 which is encompassed of Up Til’ Dawn prizes for Orchesis, the 5k, hockey transportation to Wooster, a movie night for Comics Club and the ASG ’25 class event in GFC this Friday,” Biniewski said. “From the surplus fund, it was $572.67 for the cheer pink uniforms for breast cancer and a pumpkin patch event.”

Director of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs Andi Reiser, ’23, updated ASG on her current work

“I am continuing to work on the water bottle refill stations and a couple other projects I will announce later on,” Reiser said. “Keep working on reducing your energy usage.”

President Noah Tart, ’22, announced that all the wired and wireless ports will be replaced on campus in an effort to make the internet faster.

“In the spring, new fibers will be coming that will hopefully make the internet faster,” Tart said. “The last time they were updated was in the 1990’s which is a huge advancement.”

ASG voted in favor of a firepit for the NVI lawn after a five minute discussion.

The assembly was adjourned at 8:25 p.m.