On the Global Road
In his new role as assistant director of MBA/M.S. admissions at the Lally School of Management, Sean Kelley recruits prospective graduate business students who are intellectually curious, professionally well-rounded, and innovation-driven. This fall, he spread this message across the United States and internationally. In fact, Kelley traveled to 29 cities and 16 countries—all in the span of two months.
Travel has been a large part of Kelley’s professional career to date, having journeyed to nearly 20 countries even before coming to Rensselaer. “Extending your hand to welcome thousands of new people interested in taking the next step in their education is energizing, and many are already familiar with Rensselaer,” said Kelley. “Also, it’s exciting to also come across Rensselaer alumni across the globe, who are great ambassadors and offer fantastic networking opportunities for our current students.”
An avid photographer, Kelley often finds the
architecture on his travels and in his own backyard inspiring. He continues practicing his hobby during
his recruitment travels. Kelley showcases a variety of photos—including trolleys, train stations, streetlights, building fronts, traffic cabs, highway infrastructure, and of course famous landmarks—as he brings the story of Rensselaer to a global audience. His photographic journey can be seen on the Lally MBA/M.S. Admissions blog at http://businessatrensselaer.tumblr.com.
Kelley’s world journey has connected him with many new prospective students. In turn, he is able to link many of these candidates with current students, faculty, staff, and alumni at Rensselaer, a step that furthers the information they receive about the strong value proposition of attending Rensselaer.
“As the Lally School celebrates its 50th anniversary this year,
we will continue to share our strengths as a business school with the community, the country, and the world.
Being a part of Rensselaer, it’s important for me to get out and tell our story globally.”—Sean Kelley
Now a resident of Troy, Kelley was also able to share the growing vibrancy and economic development in the city. He makes sure to mention the close location of coffee shops, eateries, shopping, music, arts, and entertainment only steps away from campus.
“As the Lally School celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, we will continue to share our strengths as a business school with the community, the country, and the world,” said Kelley. “Being a part of Rensselaer, a top-tier technological research university with global reach and global impact, it’s important for me to get out and tell our story globally.”
Prior to joining Rensselaer, Kelley was associate director of admissions at New England College, where he earned a master’s degree in marketing management. He received a bachelor’s degree in human and organizational development from Vanderbilt University.