Mitch Sasseman, a brother in Iota class, was kind enought to sit down and talk with me this week.
Why did you join SAE?
I didn’t choose to rush in the fall of my freshman year based on preconceived notions about fraternities. One of my friends got me to come to a rush event in the spring, and I saw potential for change in the house and the opportunity to lead was enticing enough.
What are you main duties at the house manager?
I’m in charge of the basic operations of the house, but more I’m in charge of keeping the house in good shape and coordinating meals, among other things. I’ve also overseen major improvements under a new house director, including a basketball court and the new fencing project.
You’re in the investment banking program through the Kelley School of Business. What’s the workload for the program like?
The investment banking program averages roughly 35 hours a week of commitments. I can expect to do an investment case competition about once a week. I’ve taken trips up to New York City and Chicago to look at different investing firms and determine which one is right for me. It’s a lot of work and takes up a lot of my time, but the employment opportunities and personal development outweigh all the negatives.
What are you expectations for the bike time?
Our goal for the season is to finish among the first pack of riders. We improved from 18th to 8th last year, so we’re expecting a lot out of the team this year. We lost three riders to graduation, but the team has enough depth that we can recover and expand on last year’s great finish.
Some fun questions:
Favorite ice cream: chocolate
Favorite movie: Shawshank redemption
Best concert he’s ever been to: 21 Pilots
Best part about IU: “The foxy ladies”