Monthly Archives: February 2016

Thank You, Michael T. Breslin!

ASME and SASE had the pleasure of having Michael T. Breslin lead last week’s How To LinkedIn event, one that he successfully presented and taught with gusto and interactivity. His convivial personality made the meeting worth going to, not just for his important advice on getting the most out of your professional profile account, but because he made the topic relatable enough for every student in the room. ASME would love to have him again to present on a subject of professional development; however, the RPI community is saying farewell to Michael as he moves forward with his career.

Michael T. Breslin has worked at RPI since January of 2013 and has worked in various positions, which include Assistant Director of MBA and MS Career Services, Co-Instructor for the MBA/MS Professional Development Workshop, and Assistant Director of Management Advising. During his time at Rensselaer, Michael has made an incredible impact on the students providing sound advice on career and other interests. His enthusiasm and knowledge in various fields have provided students with ongoing support as they pursue their goals

Previous to meeting Michael through ASME, we had a chance encounter in Spring of 2014 in the weight room of the Mueller Center where I had (rudely) interrupted his pull-up sets to inquire about his “Warrior Dash” t-shirt. Two years later, I realized how small of a world it was to meet him again in completely different circumstances. That night, Michael offered advice to me about how to improve my LinkedIn profile and how to prepare for my first Warrior Dash in March. His dynamic personality, in the hour I had with him, had enhanced two facets of achieving my goals. What can I say? The man is an efficient miracle worker.

Although RPI will be losing a great advisor on campus, students can be sure that Michael is happy to stay connected and provide advice where he can.

You can connect with Michael T. Breslin here (but be sure to personalize that message)!

Tesla Information & Networking Session

MON. 2/8 – ASME and Rensselaer’s Society of Manufacturing Engineers hosted Tesla Motors in front of over 200 students, with the visit to RPI a first for the highly popular company. After an entertaining presentation on Tesla’s mission, ongoing projects, and plans for the future, students had the opportunity to meet with the Tesla representatives one-on-one to network, ask questions, and inquire about internships, co-ops, and full time positions.  There were also plenty of free Tesla keychains, lanyards, t-shirts, stickers, and safety glasses to go around.

A big thank you to John, Rosie, and Eric from Tesla for making the trip to Troy!

The growing crowd eagerly waits for the start of the presentation
John, Rosie, and Eric field a number of questions from the audience
Students get the chance to meet the reps face-to-face, career fair style

Speaker Series: Holger Lukas

THU. 2/4 – ASME welcomed Holger Lukas to RPI as their first speaker of the semester on February 4th. It was an interesting talk about the history and implementation of Gas Turbines in the US, as well as Lukas’ experience in the field.  Pizza and soda was provided for all who attended.

Thanks goes to Holger Lukas for taking the time out of his day for us RPI students!