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For Chandler Matz, a 3rd year Computer Engineering major from Cumming, GA, he joined Kappa Sigma because of the diverse, interesting, fun brotherhood. He's carried the skills he's learned at Kappa Sigma into his academic successes, landing an internship at Intel this past summer.

Why did you join Kappa Sigma?

I joined Kappa Sigma because I really liked the people that I met there.  I hadn't necessarily planned on rushing when I came to college, but some of my friends from high school convinced me to go to some rush events, and I am really glad I did.  I joined Kappa Sigma because the people I met there were all interesting and fun people, but in their own different way.  I didn't feel like all of the guys fit into the same sort of stereotype, and I liked being around a group of people who could all hang out and have a good time while being completely different and interesting people.

What is your best memory to date?

My best memory to date would probably be the road trip that Philip Bale and I took to California this past summer.  We spent 4 days, drove about 3,500 miles, and saw some really incredible parts of the country.  Some places we saw include Nashville, St. Louis, Kansas City, Lincoln Nebraska, Denver, and Boulder, and we drove through the Rocky Mountains, Salt Lake City, Tahoe, and San Francisco.  We actually stopped and saw a few of our brothers who live in different states on our way out there, and even ended up staying with another Kappa Sigma in Salt Lake City.

Tell us more about your internship last summer?

I worked on the benchmarking and validation team in Intel's Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group in Folsom, Calif.  I am working on creating new software to automate the process of benchmarking and validating Intel's next generation of Solid State Drives.

How did the skills, etc. that you learned in Kappa Sig help prepare you for this position?

Being a Kappa Sigma helped me prepare for my internship through the things I've learned from other guys in my fraternity. Whether they’re guys who I've taken classes with who have helped me out, or guys who have more experience that can give me advice, the things I've learned from my brothers at Kappa Sigma have really helped prepare me to work in my field.

In your opinion, what makes Kappa Sigma stand apart from other fraternities on campus?

Kappa Sigma stands apart from other fraternities on campus because of the diversity of our brothers.  We have guys from all different backgrounds, with tons of different interests and experiences, which makes for a really awesome group to be a part of.

What is the #1 thing you gained from your internship?

The #1 thing I gained from this internship is the people I have met working at Intel.  I've only been here for about a month and a half, but Intel has provided me with a large network of other employees, both interns and full time employees, who have helped me both in my work at Intel and in looking ahead to internships and full time jobs in the future.

What is the #1 thing you’ve gained from your Kappa Sig membership so far?

The #1 thing I have gained from my Kappa Sigma membership so far is a close knit group of people I feel like I can really depend on.  We may not always agree or get along, but I have met some of my best friends through joining Kappa Sigma, and the experiences I have had and the things I have learned from this group of guys is invaluable.

Give a brief background on yourself.

I am originally from Cumming, Ga., this coming year will be my 3rd year at Tech, I am a Computer Engineering major, and I also compete on the Georgia Tech Mock Trial team.