Message from the CST Alumni Board President:
This past spring, I spoke to the CST graduating class of 2019 during commencement. What an amazing moment. I welcomed graduates into the Temple alumni family, and then told them about an ‘ah ha’ moment I had early in my career. The details can wait for another time—maybe when I see you at an alumni event—but it was a moment when I realized it’s not just about me and my success.
Life is about supporting everyone around me, helping colleagues succeed and making the whole team better. That kind of environment is what I experienced in what was then the Geology Department, from professors who mentored me and inspired my deep love for, well, rocks. Today, I’m focused on being a mentor, both in my life as a geologist and through CST’s Owl to Owl Mentor Program. Owl to Owl gives alumni the opportunity to guide a student on his or her career path. You can find out more about CST mentoring at cst.temple.edu/ mentor or make a gift to support the program at giving.temple.edu/givetocst.
Alumni can also help our students by reviewing nrésumés, conducting practice interviews, or, when you can, helping students get that interview and land that all-important first job. I am proud to be CST’s Alumni Board president, and grateful to those current and former Board members who have helped me along the way, especially the late Steve Scezepanski.
I’m looking forward to meeting more CST graduates, connecting them with opportunities and experiences here at the college and, together, making the CST alumni community even stronger.
Jen Gresh (BS ’98, EES)
I want to hear your ideas. How can the Alumni Board help graduates build a professional network, stay connected to CST and support today’s students and faculty? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.