Rensselaer provides networking opportunities both regionally and online for alumni. (Photo: Richard H. Burgess)
Rensselaer is Here to Help
There is little doubt that the national economy will rebound from recent events. However, the Rensselaer Alumni Association and the Office of Alumni Relations realize that many alumni have been affected, and they are committed to helping with a full array of career services.
The Career Development Center stands ready to critique your resume or offer career management counseling. If you are looking to re-evaluate your career path, access FutureStep, a full-service search firm for technological management professionals. As a member of the Rensselaer community you are also eligible to participate in MonsterTrack, an online job resource for professionals in nearly every field. The Alumni Relations office also offers RenSource, a Rensselaer-only online networking database. More than 7,000 alumni already have signed up and are accessing this great tool for career networking.
Watch for announcements about upcoming regional programs featuring networking- and career-focused events and programs. Affinity (interest-based) groups in information technology, biotechnology, entrepreneurship, and patent law promote professional relationships among alumni.
Wherever you are in your career, in good job markets and in bad, there are Rensselaer services that can assist you. Go to www.alumni.rpi.edu to learn more.
RAA Wants Your Input!
Nominations for RAA Board, Committees, and Friends of Rensselaer Sought
The Rensselaer Alumni Association (RAA) Board is accepting nominations to serve on next years board and committees. The board meets three times a year on campus, and serves as the voice of alumni for many campus and regional programs. Nominations are also being accepted for Friends of Rensselaer. Non-alumni/ae who have rendered exceptional service to the RAA may be given this designation, and inducted as honorary alumni for life. To nominate yourself or another alumnus for the RAA board/committees or for Friends of Rensselaer, send a brief statement of support to Joyce Kelly Martin at email@example.com by Feb. 1, 2002, or call (518) 276-6068.
RAA Seeks Nominations for Volunteer Awards
Each year, hundreds of alumni volunteer for Rensselaer. Nominations are being sought to recognize these dedicated individuals through the RAA awards program. Awards include:
Distinguished Service AwardThis highest award recognizes distinguished service by alumni or non-alumni to Rensselaer, to a profession, to the nation, or to humanity.
Albert Fox Demers MedalThis second highest award was established to recognize and stimulate interest in the welfare of the Institute by alumni or non-alumni.
Alumni Key AwardRecognizes outstanding service supporting the advancement of Rensselaer, by alumni or non-alumni.
RAA Teaching AwardRecognizes current faculty members for outstanding teaching techniques, contributions to the campus experience, and commitment to students.
Send nominations to Jeff Schanz, Alumni Relations, 1301 Peoples Ave., Troy, NY 12180-3500 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 1, 2002. Include the nominees name, your name and phone number, the award you are nominating the individual for, and a brief rationale.
Celebrate Rensselaer Hockeys 100th Anniversary
Rensselaers hockey team, pictured in the 1903 Transit.
Events on campus and across the country will help celebrate 100 years of Rensselaer hockey excitement on Sat., Feb. 9, 2002. Alumni are encouraged to be one of the first 200 registrants for Ice House or the first 200 registrants for Satellite Hockey to receive a gift commemorating 100 Years of RPI Hockey.
Alumni Hockey Game
Cheer on alumni hockey players as they lace up their skates for a fun-filled free game at the Houston Field House.
Big Red Freakout Ice House
Come to the pre-game buffet in the Heffner Alumni House, then ride the shuttle bus to the Field House to see the Engineers take on Clarkson. Return post-game to meet the team and coaching staff. You can register online at www.alumni.rpi.edu or contact Peter Pedone at email@example.com, (518) 276-6061. Both the game and Ice House are likely to sell out early, so dont delay!
Satellite Hockey Telecast
If you cant make it to campus, catch all the action as the Big Red Freakout game is broadcast LIVE via satellite to more than 50 sites across the country. Cities are listed below alphabetically by state. For site details and to register, visit AlumServ at www.alumni.rpi.edu, or contact Shirley Gully at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 276-2227.
Thanks to WRPI and the RAA, you can hear live hockey action on the Web. Visit WRPI at www.wrpi.org and click the Real Audio button to find out how.
Wanted: Regional and Chapter Alumni Representatives
Help the graduating Class of 2002 get off to a good startvolunteer at the Regional Alumni Chapter Open House the week of May 13, 2002, on the Rensselaer campus. Help our soon-to-be alumni with relocation information and professional advice, and introduce them to chapter activities and events in your home region. For information, contact Susan Haight at email@example.com or (518) 276-6042.
April 13, 2002
Alumnae/Alumni Tennis Tournament
Featuring singles and doubles competition and dinner. Contact Carol Pillsworth 76 at firstname.lastname@example.org or (581) 276-6183 for more information.
June 1, 2002
Annual Football Golf Outing
Contact Joe King at email@example.com or (581) 276-6188 for more information.
June 6-9, 2002
Classes ending in 2 and 7 are looking for volunteers to join their planning committee. Have fun and help make this Reunion the best ever. Contact Reunion Director Kathy Kinsey at kinsek@rpi. edu or (518) 276-2832 to volunteer or ask questions.
June 12-15, 2003
Please let us know your new address. Update it electronically on AlumServ, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to: Rensselaer Magazine, Marketing and Media Relations, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180 or call (518) 276-6531.