RAA Speaker Series
Dennis Tito 64 Meets With Lally School Dean
In November, Tito and Denis Simon, the new dean of the Lally School of Management and Technology, took part in a dialogue as part of the RAAs Back to Campus Speaker Series. Tito described his experiences as an entrepreneur and innovator in areas of finance, and discussed how he and his team of 250 professionals utilize mathematical formulas to advise a wide variety of institutional and high-net-worth investors worldwide.
According to Simon, Titos remarkable career is a good illustration of the Lally Schools new tag lineAdvancing Business Through Innovation, which is based on the idea that the future of business lies in value creation through technological and organizational innovation.
Simon welcomes the opportunity to involve alumni in bringing this message of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit to prospective students for entering MBA classes. Alumni are needed to reach students throughout the country who may not be aware of the Lally Schools unique advantages. There are a variety of ways for alumni to become involved, including: assisting in student interviews; developing senior-level corporate contacts for student referrals, professional conference and trade association outreach; participating as a guest speaker (both on and off-campus); or helping Rensselaer make contacts for career placement services.
In return, the Lally School is providing new educational resources for alumni via their Web site. To learn more, contact Frank Mendelson, director of admissions/MBA-M.S. programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 276-6565. If youd like to view the video conversation between Denis Simon and Dennis Tito 64, go to lallyschool.rpi.edu.
To learn more about the RAA Speaker Series, go to www.alumni.rpi.edu/aa/speaker/speaker.html.
|The Network Works
Rensselaer Career Services
Rensselaer understands that career services means more than simply providing a list of job openings. Alumni have access to a full range of career tools at every stage of professional developmentwhether you are seeking to hire qualified professionals, make business-to-business partnerships, publicize your own services to other alumni, or looking to make a career change or find a new job.
Rensselaers regional chapter and affinity group events, which emphasize networking and career programs, set Rensselaer apart from other schools. Chapter events are a great way to meet influential alumni in your area, or to find new Rensselaer graduates who are eager and well qualified to step into openings in your firm. Affinity groups assist with networking among professionals in similar careers in fields such as information technology, biotechnology, entrepreneurship, the building trades, and patent law. You can also network informally online with Rensselaer listservs and discussion groups.
For recent graduates, the Career Development Center will critique resumes or offer career management counseling. Those in need of middle- to senior-level search assistance can access ExecuPlanet, where alumni have access to the highest level of personalized services featuring free advice and information, and fee-based individual consultations and assessments. And RPI eProNet is an exclusive network for online recruiting and career management. Whether youre a job seeker or a hiring manager, eProNet can help you find exceptional opportunities or candidates.
The Office of Alumni Relations offers RenSource, a Rensselaer-only online networking database. More than 8,000 alumni already have signed up and accessed this useful tool. RenSource also allows seasoned professionals to volunteer to mentor current students or young alumni.
At any stage of 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.
|Thanks to You!
The Office of Alumni Relations will conduct the second annual Thankathon in March. Members of the Red and White Student Organization will be contacting hundreds of Rensselaer alumni volunteers to simply say thank you for their commitment and service to their alma mater.
Regional Open House May 12
Alumni from regional chapters across the country will return to campus to talk with students relocating to their area, and provide them with geographical, professional, and chapter contact information. To represent your area, contact Susan Haight at email@example.com or (518) 276-6042.
Receive E-Mailed News From Rensselaer
The Office of Alumni Relations wants to keep you informed of the latest Rensselaer news and alumni programs via its free e-mail newsletter. If youre interested in receiving the newsletter, go to AlumServ at www.alumni.rpi.edu and click on the Address Update tab to fill in your e-mail address.
RAA Sponsors Rensselaer Ring Program
The RAA will be offering alumni the opportunity to purchase a Rensselaer ring, styled after the traditional class rings. If you would like information on the program for yourself or a special alumnus in your life, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 276-6205.
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