The Resolute Man ® - Experience Track

The Resolute Man®

Experience Track

This is an immersive professional experience. You will have the opportunity to spend time with prominent alumni who are experts in their fields. You will have the chance to build relationships and connections and get a very real look into something that you have an interest or passion in pursuing after graduation.


Capitol Hill Experience in Washington, D.C.

Tour our nation’s capital with a former member of Congress. If you are interested in politics or legislative practices, this experience is for you. You will have the opportunity to meet with professionals at a law firm, visit Capitol Hill, and get a personalized evening tour of Washington, D.C.’s historical sites and monuments.

  • Gain insight into potential careers in law.
  • Have discussions and ask questions about the structure and operations of state and national politics.
  • Learn about career opportunities in Washington D.C..

Logistics

November 6 - 7, 2021 (applications due October 8, 2021) - 20 spots available

Applicants

Looking for men interested in careers in politics including lobbyist, lawyer, political scientist, consultant, or government official.

Meet the Host

Dennis Cardoza (Alpha Psi/Maryland 1981)
Director of Public Affairs, Chair of the Federal Government Practice at Foley & Lardner LLP

Dennis is an American politician. He was the was the U.S. Representative for California’s 18th congressional district, serving from 2003 to 2012. Cardoza was born in Merced, California. He grew up in Atwater, California, and graduated from Atwater High School. He was educated at the California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock, California, then transferred to University of Maryland, College Park.

Cardoza's interest in public service began in college when he interned on Capitol Hill during the summer of 1979. The first in his family to graduate from college, Cardoza went on to run a successful small business. Cardoza served as a city council member in both Merced and Atwater and was a Member of the California State Assembly from 1996 to 2002. During his six years in the Assembly, he chaired the Rules Committee and helped found the Moderate Democratic Caucus.

In addition to his committee work, Cardoza took an active role in caucus and party leadership. A member of the Blue Dog Coalition, which he co-chaired during the 109th Congress, and he was a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) for his entire congressional career.


Colts Experience in Indianapolis

This experience will teach you about the dynamic world of working in professional sports. Gain insight into the business of sports through discussing sales, marketing, and financial aspects of a sports organization through meeting with team executives of the Indianapolis Colts.

  • Learn about the various aspects of the business of sports.
  • Recognize how the various operational units of the organization work together to create an exciting and entertaining experience for the fans and make a positive impact on the community.
  • See it all put into action and enjoy a gameday experience.

Logistics

November 13– 14, 2021 (application due October 15, 2021) - 3 spots available

Applicants

Looking for men interested in marketing, accounting, and an overall passion for organizational leadership. Those seeking this opportunity should have aspirations for impacting communities while working in the sports industry.

Meet the Host

E.J. Tolentino, CPA (Alpha Iota/Indiana 1998)
Chief Financial Officer, Indianapolis Colts

E.J. oversees all financial aspects of the organization, including financial statement reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis.

Prior to joining the Colts in 2020, E.J. was a Principal at CliftonLarsonAllen, where he led the financial services practice of the firm in the Midwest. In this role, E.J. provided professional services to clients across the country focused in the areas of audit and risk management.

E.J. holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Indiana University, Bloomington and is a licensed CPA.


Craft Distilling Experience in Lafayette, LA

This experience (for brothers 21 years or older) will teach you about the fast-paced world of craft distilling and product marketing. Gain insight into how to take a product from idea to market. You will be meeting with our distilling, marketing, and distribution teams throughout the experience.

  • Learn about the various trends affecting the craft spirits industry – especially how to market and advertise to target population segments.
  • Visit with retail and community partners to understand the power of collaboration in product marketing.
  • Experience a private session of “Rum School” with our founders and enjoy an authentic Cajun meal.

Logistics

Fall semester experience: October 8– 10, 2021 (applications due September 10, 2021) - 10 spots available

Spring semester experience: March 11 – 13, 2022 (applications due February 11, 2022) - 10 spots available

Applicants

Looking for entrepreneurial minds interested in the craft spirits or manufacturing industry.

Meet the Host

Tait J. Martin, PhD (Eta Omicron/Northwestern State 1997)
President & CEO, Wildcat Brothers Distilling

Tait oversees all operations at Wildcat Brothers Distilling – an award-winning rum distillery in the heart of Louisiana. While he manages a team of distilling, sales, and business professionals, Tait’s main duty is ensuring that the Wildcat Brothers brand is evident in all products that reach the public.

Prior to joining Wildcat Brothers, Tait worked in the advertising and market research industry for over 25 years. His work focused on helping organizations focus their outreach messages while building stronger relationships with the people who mattered most to them. Some of his previous clients included adidas, Scotts-Miracle Grow, the US Armed Forces, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Tait holds a Ph.D. in Communication Theory and Research (emphasis in persuasion and cognitive processing) from Florida State University, as well as a dual Masters in Organizational and Interpersonal Communication from the University of Louisiana Lafayette. His undergraduate degree in journalism and public relations is from Northwestern State University. Tait is Theta Chi’s immediate past International President.


Wall Street Experience in New York City

Visit and tour two premier Wall Street investment banks and see their trading floors live in action. Understand the operation of security markets and the roles played by businesses, investors, and the sales and trading units of global investment banks.

  • Learn about internships and graduate training programs.
  • Walking tour of downtown Manhattan know as the “Canyons of Wall Street”.
  • Meet with HR recruiters.
  • Visit the New York Federal Reserve.
  • Get a private tour of the 9/11 Memorial.
  • Enjoy dinner in Manhattan with a special guest speaker.

Logistics

January 12– 14, 2022 (applications due December 17, 2021) - 7 spots available

Applicants

Looking for men with a keen interest in a potential career in investing, trading, and financial markets. Students focusing on macro-economics, global economics, finance and trade, and geopolitical events and drivers.

Meet the Host

Eric Jayaweera (Theta Iota/UC-Santa Cruz 1991)
Senior portfolio manager at Emso Asset Management

Emso is an alternative asset management firm (hedge fund) with about $6 billion under management. Emso focuses on emerging markets (EM) bonds, rates, and currency investing and trading.

Eric is a 25 year veteran trader, portfolio manager, and business builder in the Emerging Markets (EM). He has lived and worked in London, New York, and Moscow, in a variety of senior risk taking and management roles. Prior to joining Emso in 2013, Eric ran EM bond trading globally for UBS Investment Bank, and for Goldman Sachs he ran EM bond trading for the Eastern Europe, Russia, Africa, and Middle East regions. Earlier in his career also included a period in Moscow at Renaissance Capital.

Eric holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he achieved the Dean's List and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, graduating in the top 10% of his class. Prior to Colombia, Eric received his BA in Economics from the University of California-Santa Cruz, also graduating with honors. At UC-Santa Cruz, Eric was very active with his Theta Chi chapter (Theta Iota), as a charter member, and held leadership roles including President of the Chapter for the 1990-1991 school year.