Student Life News

  • Claire Gonyo, Ph. D.Claire Gonyo will serve as the undergraduate class dean for the Class of 2021, students who began at the Institute in the fall of 2017.

  • Sherry GunnSherry received her bachelor's and master's degree from Eastern Illinois University. “I absolutely loved my college experience.

  • A few things I've learned over the past two years is to definitely do your research on the companies that are coming. It's a really easy way to keep a conversation going by being able to have a discussion on current news about the facility. These extended conversations give the recruiter a chance to remember your name and really make your mark.

  • Things to do at the Career Fair: Sophomore Edition!


    If you haven’t been able to get your resume critiqued, use our Career Development Guide for resume examples. Remember, one page, 10-12 sized font, a ½ inch can be your smallest margins and 2.7 or higher GPA can be listed. You can also leave high school information on until the end of this year.

  • Hello Sophomores!  Greetings from the Archer Center for Student Leadership Development (ACSLD).  I trust that you are preparing for the Career Fair to be held on Friday (9/21) and Saturday (9/22) of this month.  This is an important activity for you to engage in as a part of your leadership development.  Therefore, it is important that you strategically target the organiza

  • Dear Students,

  • This workshop is designed to help you better understand the causes of academic anxiety and to help you develop strategies to prevent  this problem. Concerns about academic success are one of the most common sources of anxiety on our campus.  In fact, anxiety is one of the most common reasons students come to the Rensselaer Counseling Center.  Often, academic anxiety is so difficult to manage, it interferes with your ability to make academic progress.  Don’t miss this opportunity to take control of your academic performance. 

  • Rensselaer has recently launched the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The NSSE gathers information about student experiences inside and outside the classroom on topics ranging from academic challenges, interactions with faculty and peers, and co-curricular learning. First-year, sophomore, and senior students can help by completing the NSSE via a link in the email invitation the received. We will use our NSSE results, and benchmark data from peer institutions, to measure outcomes related to CLASS and guide improvements to the undergraduate experience.

  • Attention Graduate Students!

    Are you interested in improving your leadership skills? Are you looking to network with corporate professionals? This spring, consider registering for the Archer Center for Student Leadership Development’s Professional Leadership Series (“PLS”).

  • Beginning on September 13 the Life and Learning Academy is specially formulated to help student achieve their goals.  Previous participants who attended multiple sessions saw an average 76% increase in their semester GPA over the previous semester. Sessions are Tuesdays, from 4 to 5 p.m.
    Previous attendees had this to say: 

  • Dean's ListApproximately 850 students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute were named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2016 semester. The Dean's List recognizes full-time students who maintain grade-point averages of a minimum of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 and have no grades below "C."
  • Congratulations to all those elected to represent and lead the Rensselaer student body for the 2016-2017 academic year!


  • The Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) is aware that many students are receiving emails from people identifying themselves as employers, saying the "Career Center sent us your resume."  Please do not engage with these individuals to share your information and alert the CCPD immediately.  Only validated employers have access to our online Resume Books.  Always be cautious of an email regarding employment that comes from a non-corporate email address.  If you have any questions or are uncertain about the validity of

  • Delve into the most extraordinary details in science fiction and fantasy--such as time warps, shape changing, rocket launches, and illumination by floating candle--and see the physics and math behind the phenomena with Charles L.

  • Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) celebrates the exciting research conducted by Ph.D. students. Developed by The University of Queensland in 2008 and now held in universities around the globe, the exercise cultivates students' academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

  • Dean's List: Approximately 900 students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute were named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2015 semester.


  • “Traveling to Panama with EWB-RPI was a life-changing experience for me,” said Tom Rebbecchi ’16, a materials science and engineering major who serves as the organization’s professional liaison, and is the former vice president. Rebbecchi, who hails from Cherry Hill, N.J., noted that the trip to Panama was his first time out of the country.

  • Staying in Troy over Spring Break?  Join us for exciting programs brought to you by the Division of Student Life.  Events include trips to Boston and Albany, and a way to give back to the community around us. (Events currently being finalized)  Check out the website for details!  Rensselaer Break Programs – Events worth staying for!