TKE News

08/28/2015 |

Rees Linville
Operations Specialist - Membership

INDIANAPOLIS - In the summer of 2010, a photographer named Brandon began taking photos of thousands of New Yorkers. His goal was to put a face to the image that people had of the different New York boroughs and its inhabitants. As if overnight, Humans of New York became a worldwide sensation.

We looked at the Humans of New York project and realized we faced a similar challenge. Many individuals outside of the Fraternity's immediate points of contact do not truly know who is answering the phone, posting on social media or handling various tasks at the organizational level. For that reason, we are excited to launch a new edition of "Staff of TKE." Every two weeks we will highlight a new individual on TKE's Professional Staff. Each post will include two photos and a candid conversation. Enjoy! 

Name: Rees Linville

Position: Operations Specialist - Membership

Chapter: Youngstown State (Epsilon-Iota)

Twitter: @Rees_Linville

Email: RLinville@tke.org

Contact Rees for questions regarding recruitment, philanthropy, chapter organization and proper form for jumping on The Ohio State University bandwagon when you're ready. 

How does it feel to be kicking off the relaunch of Staff of TKE.
Given my path through TKE and through life, it feels great to be able to sit down for this interview. I know this was a well-discussed piece last spring so it's an honor to join an accomplished list of individuals from the Fraternity's Professional Staff.

Have you seen any good movies lately?
It's funny you ask. I actually watched a really good movie last night. It's called "Air." The main character, Norman Reedus, and the other guy, I forget his name, are both engineers and they're tasked with the responsibility of keeping people who are asleep alive until the poisonous air outside is okay. It sounds strange, but the subplot is about them keeping their own sanity. It was just a pleasantly surprising movie that had a great story and was accompanied with great acting.

Any big trips coming up?
Yes, I'll be leaving tomorrow and spending two weeks in the Northeast visiting eight chapters from New York to New Hampshire to Connecticut. This will be my third trip since I joined the Professional Staff in July.

What are you looking forward to this year?
Making a positive impact on TKE Nation, obviously. But really, I want to improve my abilities so I can contribute them to TKE Nation. I know I'll learn a lot during my first visits this year. I want to take those lessons and help our members grow personally, professionally and fraternally while helping our chapters and colonies find a new level of success. It sounds like a cliché, I know, but I'm looking to become personally invested in the success of chapters this year.

What spot do you fill in the 2015-16 Service Structure, which was announced last June?
I am a Membership Operations Specialist in the Coastal Area. I'll be working with groups with a large amount of potential--groups that typically have 30-60 members. We'll focus on recruitment while ensuring a level of success is attainted in regard to philanthropy, community service, scholarship and the Fraternity's overall mission: Building Better Men for a Better World.

For the record, who are you taking to win the 2016 College Football National Championship?
That's easy, I'll take The Ohio State University Buckeyes! I'm an Ohio kid through and through so that answer comes naturally. I'll be sharing my pride and joy on my Twitter account at @Rees_Linville. Twitter is also a great way for people to follow my visits this year.

What's the last word?
I'm extremely honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve Tau Kappa Epsilon as a member of the Professional Staff. From chapter visits to fall events, I can't wait to start working with our esteemed alumni and collegiate members. Let's have a great year!


The next edition of "Staff of TKE" will appear Friday, September 11. 

For more information, please contact:

Daniel Klopfenstein
Communications Specialist
317.872.6533
DKlopfenstein@tke.org

08/28/2015 |

During the first meeting of the 2015-17 Collegiate Advisory Committee, Frater Jonah Griego from the Tau-Psi chapter at the University of West Florida was voted to serve as Chairman of the CAC.

As CAC Chairman, Jonah will serve as an At-Large Member on the Grand Council for the remainder of the biennium. 

Jonah said of his opportunity, "I am humbled and honored to have received a vote of confidence from my peers to lead the Collegiate Advisory Committee in this 2015-17 biennium of Tau Kappa Epsilon. These extraordinary men on the CAC bring a drive and perspective that will no doubt serve invaluable in helping me work with the Grand Council. I am looking forward to facilitating ideas from each and every one of them to ensure that the collegiate experience will be one that is productive and memorable for all."

Jonah spent the summer of 2015 working as an intern for the TKE Educational Foundation in Indianapolis. He gained the unique experience of working alongside the Professional Staff at the Offices of the Grand Chapter and seeing the the work it takes to make TKE successful. Through both his chapter's history as well as his own recent internship, Frater Jonah will serve to be a positive addition to the CAC. Frater Jonah has served as Philanthropy Chairman, Rush Chairman, and Epiprytanis. 

For more information, please contact:

Daniel Klopfenstein
Communications Specialist
317.872.6533
DKlopfenstein@tke.org

08/25/2015 |

INDIANAPOLIS - For the individual looking for their next career, there are countless search engines and platforms dedicated to finding their next calling. For internships and Hey, I might be interested, but I'm too sure, there are far fewer options. And as for a LinkedIn equivalent for those prized internships, there's nothing. But that was the past, and today Frater Ian Crueldad runs an internship database goldmine, Internpub—the best place to search, add or review any internship.

The mission of Internpub is to provide an outlet for information, reviews and opportunities within the world of internships. With today's increased level of internships leading to careers, Internpub comes at a perfect time for many students and recent graduates looking to enter the workplace. Interested candidates can search the ratings and reviews of countless positions across the nation in more than 30+ fields from accounting to think tanks and everything between.

Frater Ian Crueldad, founder and CEO of Internpub, explains that his desire to help others land internships began his senior year at George Washington University when he noticed many interns had no idea what they were getting themselves into when starting a new internship.

"I also noticed that many interns were not treated fairly in their internships and often got taken advantage of," says Ian. "Now with Internpub, companies, politicians and other workplaces can be held more accountable of how they treat interns."

The actual groundwork for Internpub came during Frater Crueldad's senior year at George Washington when a number of investments rolled in before graduation. Since then, the startup has experienced substantial success and had aided many individuals land an internship to the career of a lifetime.

Support Frater Ian Crueldad by visiting Internpub today at Internpub.com.

For more information, please contact:

Daniel Klopfenstein
Communications Specialist
317.872.6533
DKlopfenstein@tke.org

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