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Lally                                                                    17-JAN-2012

This Week’s Events
   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.
    Register Here.
   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.

Upcoming Events
   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,
    RSVP Here.
   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 are preferred. If hand-delivering, please go to PITTS 4104 to submit.

Save the Date
   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
                                                                                                                recently presented
      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
                                                                                                             continuously running
      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
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                                                                                                      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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