Dozens of students signed up with the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief on Wednesday, January 11, during CCU’s semi-annual Club Recruitment Day. The CIB was one of many student clubs and organizations represented at the event, which took place on Prince Lawn, on Coastal’s beautiful Conway campus. Led by CIB’s Executive Officers Blake Gutberlet, Victoria James, Mike Jones, and others, a team of dedicated CIB-ers were on location from early in the morning until 3:00 p.m., to answer students’ questions and showcase the CIB’s achievements from the past year.
Victoria James, the CIB’s Communications Officer, who spent several hours at the CIB tent, said it wasn’t difficult to draw students in. “We came prepared with ‘spiels’ to draw people’s attention, but these were not needed after all”, she said. “Students were seeking us out and were literally queuing up to add their name on the CIB sign-up list”. Connor Kilgore, CIB’s new Recruitment Officer, also spent many hours at the CIB tent on Wednesday. He said that many of the students who signed up were not Intelligence majors or minors. “They are simply interested in the subject, and pay attention to world news, which is precisely what CIB focuses on”, he said. The CIB students handed out recruitment material and showed students copies of The Intelligence Review, a peer-reviewed publication of the European Intelligence Academy, which features content by CIB analysts.
This year, the team at the CIB tent included representatives from the National Security Club at CCU, as well as members of the Women in Intelligence and National Security, the newest addition to the student clubs in the Intelligence and National Security Studies program. We want to thank everyone who stopped by the CIB booth to show their support for the club, and we hope to see you all this coming Wednesday, January 18, at 6:00 p.m. at Coastal Science Center room 300, for our first general membership meeting of the year.