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Rensselaer Alumni Network (RAN)

A World-Class Network for a World-Class Institution

The Rensselaer Alumni Network (RAN) increases its efforts for building a world-class network for a world-class institution
Over the last year, the Rensselaer Alumni Network has been growing to 34 network captains, including five volunteer leaders who are directing the initiative as members of the RAN Commission.  The RAN Commission is dedicated to the strategic planning and execution of initiatives that support the mission of the RAN, including the integration of networking events into regional Rensselaer Chapter programming. 

The RAN COMMISSION and their Area of Responsibilities
Christopher M. Dayton ’01, COMMISSIONER
David Gertler ’83, ‘84G, FOUNDER and COMMISSIONER EMERITUS
Sandeep Sharma ’88, Regional Programming Lead
Paul Hess ’86, Industry Programming Lead
OPEN VOLUNTEER POSITIONS – Deputy Commissioner, Recruiting Leads, Industry Programming Lead

Mission Statement
"It is the mission of the Rensselaer Alumni Network (RAN), to promote and expand the powerful Rensselaer Alumni Association (RAA) network for current and future alumni, providing lifelong support, information, and guidance relating to professional and personal development, and to provide opportunities that will enable alumni and students to establish mutually beneficial relationships to enrich their personal and professional lives."

Feel free to contact any member of the RAN Commission or regional Network Captain to learn how to get involved.  Names and geographic areas for each RAN volunteer are listed on the right

Here are some examples of what kind of help and expertise you may find:

  • Regional Networking Events to meet alumni in your area and line of business
  • Personal career development advice within a specific industry
  • Industry Networking Conference Calls for a fast way of growing your network
  • Information on job availability in the your area of interest or geographic region
  • Personal advice from alumni across the country on any topic
  • Relocation help and advice
EVENTS
RAN is dedicated towards helping alumni network on a professional level, improve professionally, make contacts, and help each other with ongoing business issues and new job searches.
RAN is dedicated towards helping alumni network on a professional level, improve professionally, make contacts, and help each other with ongoing business issues and new job searches.
If local chapter events are not listed, please check back soon. Click here to view a listing of Rensselaer alumni events across the country and internationally.
  
Welcome to the Rensselaer Alumni Network!



Consult the
Alumni Directory
(link at the top left of this page) and select the criteria that best fit your needs.



To find a member of the Rensselaer Alumni Network, search the affinity function and select either the
Rensselaer Alumni
Network Member,
Captain or Commission.
 
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

for Network Captains:
-  Event submission form
-  Sign-in sheet for participants
-  Network captain guidelines


RAN SUCCESS STORIES 

RPI Network- The payoff of getting involved
I graduated from RPI in 2001 with degree in Electrical Power Engineering.  In 2005, my husband moved us to San Diego for his career.  He is also an RPI grad, class of 2001.  We had our first child in 2003 and I haven’t been working since he was born. The job search was tough and limited to the San Diego area.  My husband met John Barnick (Class of 1979) at an RPI picnic. Casual conversations about family and career turned into a dinner meeting which later became an interview.  One year of frustration in the job search quickly translated into a job offer within few weeks.  Fast forward 5 years and I am now an account executive for ABB.  ABB needed a sales engineer with deep technical in power electronics.  The RPI alumni network had helped me reached the hiring manager quickly and in a setting that was advantageous to my job search.  

Hanina A. Rahim
Class of 2001
January 3, 2012

Read more success stories.

 

Meet the RAN
Commission and Captains

RAN Commission
Commissioner
Christopher Dayton '01

Founder and Commissioner Emeritus
David Gertler '83, '84G

Deputy Commissioner
VACANCY

Regional Programming Lead
Sandeep Sharma '88
VACANCY

Industry Programming Lead
Paul J. Hess '86
VACANCY

Recruiting Lead
TWO VACANCIES

Network Captains
AUSTIN, TEXAS
Bankim Tejani '99
VACANCY

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Julianne Rehm Shapiro Ensor '09
Victor Cubias '95

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Kara Benghanem ’05
Beth Gyurovits '98


BURLINGTON, VERMONT
Ryan Mills '12

CAPITAL DISTRICT, NEW YORK
VACANCY
VACANCY

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
George Dib '90
Sean Travis '02

DENVER, CO
Mark Eagle '79
VACANCY


HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
VACANCY
VACANCY


MIAMI, FL
Christopher Payne '07
VACANCY

NEW YORK CITY

Jose Hanchi '13
Shirley Yung '86

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
VACANCY
VACANCY

NEW JERSEY

Sandeep Sharma ’88
Patrick Cardamone '72

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Tal Saraf '92
Kenley Cheung '13

SINGAPORE

Kristiina H. Baker '09

VACANCY

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
LOS ANGELES
Vacancy

SAN DIEGO
Faizal Ali '01
Richard Martin '05


WASHINGTON D.C.
Paul Hess '86
VACANCY


To volunteer as a regional or industry networking captain, please contact any member of the commission listed above.
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