Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Spring 2015 - (Page 42)
Alumni Career Services Launched
New website, online tools, offer professional services to alumni
HE RAA RECENTLY LAUNCHED A NEW SUITE
of career services, including the online
tool Rensselaer Alumni Connect, which
allows alumni around the globe to network,
post and search jobs, and obtain career advice.
The effort was made possible by the many individuals who supported the Rensselaer Alumni
Association Endowment Fund.
The renewed focus on career services was
initiated after analysis of the Alumni Attitude
Survey that was conducted in 2012. The
message was clear that professional development resources were a top priority for alumni,
and the RAA Board was excited to take on
the challenge of upgrading existing programs
and creating new ones to fill this need. Since
the fall of 2013, the board has been hard at
work, benchmarking with peer institutions,
researching available products, and assembling
an implementation plan for the new Rensselaer
alumni career services program.
A key component of the program is Rensse-
laer Alumni Connect, an online service that
allows you to network with fellow alumni,
post and search jobs, find career advice, and
more. To date, over 800 alumni have signed
on to this service, which is available to alumni
free of charge, thanks to the generosity of
RAA Endowment supporters. Join now at
rensselaeralumniconnect.com-you may sign
in with your LinkedIn or Facebook account,
making the process quick, secure, and simple.
In addition to the Rensselaer Alumni
Connect portal, the site features a full complement of links to help you in whatever career
assistance you may need. You will find assistance if you are seeking a job yourself or if you
are an employer needing qualified candidates.
If you need help preparing for your job search,
networking tips, or links to point you to events
or programs in your area or in your field to help
you make connections, you'll find it all through
Rensselaer Alumni Career Services.
"The entire RAA Board has participated in
this extensive project, but special thanks go to
Teri Kozikowski '85, career and professional
development committee chair; Rich Bollam
'66, RAA Endowment committee chair;
and Alli Woodford '93, communications and
branding committee chair," says Jeff Schanz,
assistant vice president for alumni relations.
Visit the website at alumni.rpi.edu/career
and take advantage of this exclusive, free
service for Rensselaer alumni.
No matter what stage you are at in your career, you will find helpful tools and resources online. Post and
search jobs, find professional tips and tools, and network with fellow alumni. Visit alumni.rpi.edu/career.
Minnesota. Join alumni
for a networking reception at the
elegant Minnesota Club. The
event will feature remarks from
Jeffrey Schanz, assistant vice
president for alumni relations.
Contact Kathy Kinsey at
42 RENSSELAER/SPRING 2015
Annual Rensselaer Alumni
Day at Del Mar Racetrack.
San Diego, Calif. Join local alumni
in a private box for an exciting
day at one of America's most
picturesque and prestigious
Contact Susan Haight
at email@example.com or
for the Class of
City. Join alumni
and current students
at The Cornell Club-
New York to welcome incoming
students from the New York City
area to Rensselaer. Contact
Kathy Kinsey at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (518) 276-2832 for details.
Men's Hockey Annual
Golf Outing at the
Shaker Ridge Country Club.
Latham, N.Y. Current team members and distinguished hockey
alumni join for a day of competitive fun. Contact
Peter Pedone at
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Spring 2015
Table of Contents
Snapshot: Astronomy and Art Intersect
President's View: Healthy Partnerships
Feature:Bridging the STEM Gap
Feature: Smartest Lake in the World
Feature: In the Air
RAA Annual Report
One Last Thing: A Memorable Visit to Rensselaer
Link: Inside Rensselaer 209th Commencement Article & Photos
YouTube Link: Partnerships: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Rensselaer (2:40)
Link: “The New Polytechnic: Addressing Global Challenges, Transforming the World” speech
YouTube Link: Immersive Learning at Rensselaer: Geo Explorer (0:49)
YouTube Link: The Jefferson Project at Lake George (0:03:25)
Link: Class Notes (RAA Account Required)
Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Spring 2015