Picture this: you’re a new-to-TU transfer student living in an off-campus apartment and walking to class every day. Just as you head out for your big spring poster presentation, the skies open up and rain comes pouring down, ruining your poster. Your day might have gone more smoothly if you knew about TU’s free off-campus shuttle service, or Art Services’ poster design and printing work.
To help students fully understand and utilize Auxiliary Services’ offerings, this spring the newly-formed Auxiliary Interdepartmental Management team (AIM) created and launched the Auxiliary Resource Fair.
The fair was held on Wednesday, February 18 with participation from more than a dozen Auxiliary Services departments as well as Facilities Management, the Student Government Association and University Residence Government.
According to AIM committee chair Jeannie Deckelbaum the inaugural event was a great success.
“Of the 101 students that attended the fair, most stopped when we asked if they were looking for a job and seemed pleased to find out that each department hires students,” said Deckelbaum. “A typical remark heard throughout the day started with ‘Ah, I didn’t realize that…’ It was amazing to see how enlightened the students became after discovering the many benefits we have to offer.”
The fair concluded with the raffle of a 40-inch Samsung smart television for students in attendance. Senior Exercise Science major and Black Student Union President Nkechi Mezu was the lucky winner.
“I really enjoyed the fair,” Mezu said. “It provided students with a way to directly speak with the staff of Auxiliary Services, learn about the many departments and share suggestions.”
The AIM team hopes to hold another fair at the end of September.