August 30, 2022
Every fall, engineering student organizations gather to welcome freshmen and transfer students, eat BBQ and recruit members at the New Student BBQ. This year’s event at Peace Park attracted a large crowd, thanks to the work of the Mizzou Engineering Student Council (MESC).
MESC’s president, Jordan Hayes, is a senior civil engineering student. She says the BBQ is one of the biggest events they host, in addition to an engineering formal, High School Day and occasionally the career fair.
“The New Student BBQ is a great opportunity for new students and transfer students to get involved, Hayes said. “Getting involved is probably the best thing you can do as an engineer because you can make relationships, find people like you who have similar class-loads and make study groups.”
The BBQ is also a great opportunity for student organizations. “Orgs that need people are able to recruit,” Hayes said. Mizzou Engineering has over 50 student organizations. With competition teams, identity-based groups, and student groups related to degree programs, there is an organization for everybody.
“The biggest advice that I have, and I can’t stress this enough, is to get involved,” Hayes said. “The people you meet here will make your four years, and it’s so much easier to go through engineering school with people to help. Nobody can do everything alone. If I were a freshman, I wish I would’ve gotten involved sooner.”
The 2022 New Student BBQ was sponsored by Honeywell FM&T National Security Campus.
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