Something for every CMCer at Engagement Fair

Students find snacks, drinks and shelter from the sun as they move from booth to booth

Students find snacks, drinks and shelter from the sun as they move from booth to booth.

September 13, 2022

Opportunities to give back, make friends, develop an interest, and—of course—have some fun were featured during CMC’s Campus Engagement Fair.

CMC first-year students gathered on Parents Field to sample the wide range of activities on display, as more than 60 student clubs and organizations, as well as CMC’s institutes, centers, labs, and campus services had a presence at the fair.

MJ Lindsey ’23 described their involvement with the Food Recovery Network as their “favorite thing to do as part of the CMC community.” Lindsey, who is president of the Food Recovery Network, was recruiting CMCers to join the organization, which takes leftover food from Collins Dining Hall to local shelters in Claremont and Pomona.

First-years also had the opportunity to learn more about resources available to them, including the Romero Success Coaches, who offer one-on-one peer counseling, focusing on time management, and healthy habits. Stuart McCallum ’25, an economics major who plays forward for the Stags basketball team, offered tips to first-years. Gleaning from his own efforts to seek balance between sport and academics, McCallum said, “Consistent bedtimes work for me.” 

Carolina Auerbach ’25 summed up the value of joining a CMC club or organization. “I met my best friends through this club,” Auerbach said as she enrolled first-years in the Outdoor Initiative, a club devoted to providing free, weekly hiking, backpacking, and surfing trips to CMCers at all skill levels.

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First-year students gather on Parents Field during the Campus Engagement Fair

First-year students gather on Parents Field during the Campus Engagement Fair.


 

Students Charles Caiatti '26 and Clancy Strains '26 check out the Outdoor Initiative booth

Students Charles Caiatti '26 and Clancy Strains '26 check out the Outdoor Initiative booth as Carolina Auerbach ’25 explained how the club offers free equipment rentals.


 

First-years with an interest in investing engage with peers at the Student Investment Fund booth.

First-years with an interest in investing engage with peers at the Student Investment Fund booth.


 

Daniella Reyes ’26, left, and Alex Perez ’26 visit the Mock Trial booth to learn about skill-building

Daniella Reyes ’26, left, and Alex Perez ’26 visit the Mock Trial booth to learn about skill-building.


 

Nathaniel Worley ’24 and Dorismar Cuevas ’25 discuss the student-run Free Food for Thought podcast

Nathaniel Worley ’24 and Dorismar Cuevas ’25 discuss the student-run Free Food for Thought podcast.


 

Staff from CMC’s Centers and Institutes take the opportunity to engage with students

Staff from CMC’s Centers and Institutes take the opportunity to engage with students.


 

Lei Lei Tun ’23 helps Josie Albrecht ’26 find out more about the Randall Lewis Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Lei Lei Tun ’23 helps Josie Albrecht ’26 find out more about the Randall Lewis Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.


 

CMC clubs and organizations offer students a chance to take their interests to the next level

CMC clubs and organizations offer students a chance to take their interests to the next level.

 

Anne Bergman and Anibal Ortiz

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