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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 development—whether 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.

Rensselaer’s 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 you’re 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 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 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 you’re interested in receiving the newsletter, go to AlumServ at 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 or (518) 276-6205.

Rensselaer Magazine: March 2003
President's View Your Mail From the Archives Hawk Talk Class Notes Features
Front Page At Rensselaer Milestones
In Memoriam Making a Difference Staying Connected
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