The Office of Alumni Relations has unveiled a new look for AlumServ, the alumni Web site. The site, located at www.alumni.rpi.edu , features updated graphics and an easy navigation structure. All the services and information from the original site are there, with some exciting new additions.
Along with providing vital information about programs and resources, the site offers numerous opportunities for alumni to stay connected with each other and with Rensselaer.
The Keep in Touch section includes an e-mail newsletter service, a free @alum.rpi.edu e-mail address for alumni, and links to Web discussion groups. You also can submit Class Notes news here and update your mailing address so you can continue to stay abreast of Rensselaer happenings.
To learn about ways to become more engaged with the Institute, visit the Stay Involved section for mentoring opportunities, alumni events, and information on and links to regional chapters. Thats also the place for information on Reunion, networking/career services, athletics, and affinity (common interest) groups.
The Make a Difference pages describe the many alumni involvement opportunities available, including ways to help current students, volunteer your time, or financially support Rensselaer. Online pledge and sign-up forms are available to make it even easier to support Rensselaer.
The Products & Services section details the many career development services available exclusively to Rensselaer alumni. The section explains special RAA insurance, credit card, and investment programs and describes how alumni can take advantage of on-campus services.
The new AlumServ site also provides information on the Rensselaer Alumni Association, the latest alumni and campus news, convenient access to campus links of interest (including information on Heffner Alumni House use), and a simple search engine.
Visit AlumServ today at www.alumni.rpi.edu, and see what Rensselaer has to offer you.
Join Online Discussion Boards
Meet online and talk with alumni and students in the same professional interest area through un-moderated discussions.
Sign up for your login ID and password by clicking Discussion Groups at the Keep in Touch section of AlumServ, at www.alumni.rpi.edu.
Redefining Regional Events
Rensselaer alumni still enjoy getting together to see a show, meet campus representatives, tour an interesting facility, or take in a local sporting event. Driven to success in their chosen field, however, alumni are increasingly interested in making professional contacts and learning about technological advances.
Rensselaers Office of Alumni Relations, in partnership with local alumni chapters throughout the U.S., is sponsoring more events to support the clear demand from alumni to increase the thriving alumni network and to share some of the breakthrough research being conducted at Rensselaer. One example is the March 13 event in Rockville, Md., Rensselaer at the Cutting EdgeThe Genome Project and Beyond, featuring a joint presentation by Claire Fraser 77, president of the Institute for Genomic Research, and Jonathan Dordick, the Howard P. Isermann 42 Professor of Chemical Engineering at Rensselaer.
To complement these efforts, affinity (or common interest) groups have been formed in areas of professional interest. Groups include the Rensselaer Entrepreneurship Network (REN), Technology Law and Commercialization Professionals (TLC), and the Building Council; information technology and biotechnology groups are being formed. Affinity groups bring together alumni regionally, at national conferences, and through virtual connections. At recent REN events in New York City, for example, venture capitalists heard business plan presentations by alumni-run start-ups, MBA students from campus connected with alumni business professionals, and prospective MBA students saw first-hand the value of the Rensselaer network.
Im glad that the Rensselaer network I knew was there is now surfacing, remarked Robert Forman 61, a founding member of the REN group. Im seeing new facesrecent graduates and seasoned professionals. Its very refreshing, and I look forward to attending more of these events.
|Rensselaer Magazine: March 2002|
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