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January 19 – Panel Discussion: Social Media and Mobile Application, featuring
Professor Jason Kuruzovich. Sponsored by the Center for Economic Growth
(CEG) Techconnex program, 5:00 pm, Wolf’s 1-11, Wolf Road, Colonie.
January 20 – Mock Interview Fridays: 30-minute interview practice sessions for
MBA and MS candidates. Interview dates are January 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17,
24; and March 2. Sign up and pick up a handout with a list of questions to
prepare in Student Services (PITTS 3200). Contact Sonja Francis to sign up for the
first session on January 20.
January 23 – Rensselear Alumni Network (RAN) Industry Conference Call: RPI Alumni Networking Initiative, David
Gertler ’83, ’84G. This program is for Rensselaer alumni who wish to meet other alumni in their industry for networking,
career advice, and professional growth. The discussions on these calls will address industry trends, career guidance and
share insights among peers. Mondays, 8 pm through March 19.
January 24 – Foundry-RPI Information Session. Students from Foundry-UTAH will be available over Skype to discuss the
value they found in the program, and we will discuss plans for how the program is to run at RPI. 6 – 9 pm, Lally 104,
January 25 – Venture BPlan Series. Are you a start-up looking for funding? Are you a Venture Capitalist waiting for the
next best thing to knock on your door? Come to a Venture BPlan Series program. 7:30-9:30 am, Alumni Conference
Center, Heffner Alumni House.
January 27 – Deadline: RPI Business Plan Competition Submissions. All RPI Business Plan Competition submissions
must be received by the Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship by 5:00 pm. Electronic
submissions sent to firstname.lastname@example.org are preferred. If hand-delivering, please go to PITTS 4104 to submit.
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January 30 – Rensselear Alumni Network (RAN) Industry Conference Call: Project Managers, Lauren Thomas ’01. This
program is for Rensselaer alumni who wish to meet other alumni in their industry for networking, career advice, and
professional growth. The discussions on these calls will address industry trends, career guidance and share insights
among peers. Mondays, 8 pm through March 19.
February 2 – Lally MBA/MS Career Presentation: Recruitment Team from Barclay’s Capital featuring Carlos Recalde .
RPI alumnus Carlos Recalde will again lead a team of Barclay’s Capital Alumni to RPI and the Pittsburgh Building to
promote internship opportunities at their firm. Barclay’s Capital is a global financial services and investment firm with
offices all over the world and the team is specifically looking to recruit for the Summer Technology Analyst Program.
Time and location to be determined.
February 7 – Lally MBA/MS Career Presentation: Bob Scaringe, CEO, Mainstream Engineering. RPI alumnus Bob
Scaringe will speak on his company, his career as a CEO and the value of his RPI degree in managing a technology-based
company. This visit coincides with his annual recruiting trip to campus and he will be accompanied by current
Mainstream employee Albert Gasser MBA ’12. Time and location to be determined.
Recent News FACULTY
Lally Featured in Graduate Management News. Professors Pier Abetti, Jeffrey Durgee NOTES
and Iftekhar Hasan’s publication, Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Maghreb, was
highlighted in a piece on, “Nurturing Entrepreneurship in Northwest Africa.” Professor Jason
Severino Center Launches Foundry-RPI. The Severino Center for Technological Kuruzovich
Entrepreneurship is launching Foundry-RPI, a working group where entrepreneurs can two papers at the
meet weekly, get peer feedback, and execute on ideas in an environment in which it is Hawaii
both expected that you are trying to do awesome things and it is okay to fail. An International Conference
information session will be held on Tuesday, January 24th at 6:00 pm in room 104 in the on System Sciences
Lally Building, RSVP Here. (HICSS), one of the
Severino Center Webinar a Great Success. On December 19th, SCTE hosted a webinar longest-standing
featuring Severino Center Entrepreneur in Residence Remy Artega ’06 speaking on the scientific conferences. His
topic of, “How to Frame Your Value Proposition for Business Plan Competitions. The paper “IT Governance
well-attended webinar was designed to assist student teams interested in participating in Processes and IT
the upcoming Rensselaer Business Plan Competition to be held on campus February 7 Alignment: Viewpoints
and 8. View Webinar. from the Board of
Directors” (with Geneviève
Student Notes Bassellier of McGill
University and V.
Sambamurthy of Michigan
Lally Student Athlete Named Performer of the Week. The Liberty League has State) was nominated for
announced its weekly award winners in men's basketball, and student-athlete Matthew the best paper award. He
Pooley ’12 has been honored. The team captain led his squad to a 1-2 record last week, also presented a paper
including a win over RIT and a hard-fought loss to first-ranked Middlebury. “Online Auctions and
January 17 – 20 – Dissertation Bootcamp. What is Dissertation Boot Camp? The Office Multichannel Sales
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of Graduate Education has developed Dissertation Boot camp to help students progress
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through the difficult process of writing their dissertation. By offering an environment and Capabilities” on seller
support for intense, focused writing time, the camp provides participants with the multichannel marketing.
structure and motivation to overcome typical roadblocks in the dissertation process. Our
goal is to assist each participant in making significant progress towards completing their
project. Is This For You? This program is directed primarily towards students in the final stages of writing their
dissertation, after their data has been collected. That is, for the camp to work, you must have largely completed your
research and/or data collection and analysis so that you are ready to devote substantial time to writing. An individual
working on a dissertation proposal, Master’s thesis, or other projects could also benefit from the structured time, space,
professional advising, and motivational support of the program. Details Here.
February 23-25 – The 2012 Credit Risk Case Competition will challenge your business, analytic, and presentation skills in a
case that focuses on the real world challenges of managing credit risk in a rapidly changing and increasingly turbulent
business environment. The competition will also provide an excellent opportunity for students to network with industry
and business leaders while gaining insight into the credit risk management field and its many facets. Canada--Halifax,
Nova Scotia, Register Here.
April 13 – Tulane Business Plan Competition. Win up to $70,000 in total cash prizes for the best plan espousing the
principles of conscious capitalism.
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