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August 13, 2015: Vol 2 Issue 12
The Park Bench eNews is published bi-weekly by the Rensselaer Technology Park Campus.The eNews features articles and press releases involving Park companies andorganizations, RPI in the news, special offers, invites and general information of interest to the Technology Park community.

                                    Recruiting at Rensselaer

As a valued member of the Rensselaer Technology Park Campus, you are cordially invited to utilize the RPI Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) for all of your hiring needs! 

With JobLink, our exclusive online recruiting system, you can post positions throughout the year, access online Resume Books, and schedule on-campus interviews and events.  These services are available to you at no charge!

RPI students use JobLink to search for full-time, co-op, summer internships, and also part-time work.   Co-op is defined as working full time for one semester, paired with a summer term, making it a six to eight month assignment.  Further information on co-op can be found at this link:
Many companies use the co-op and internship program as early identification for potential full-time employment after graduation.        
To create an account, please do the following:

  1. Go to  Select the “Employers” link (top right)
  2. Scroll down to find the CCPD JobLink login portal
  3. Select “Register for an Account with RPI”

You will just need to fill in basic company and contact information.  Once the account is approved, you may log in as a Registered Employer and begin using JobLink immediately. For additional information about our services, please visit us at  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the CCPD at 518-276-6234.

In the News

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Launches Initiative on Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development Knowledge: Semantic and Data Analytic Support 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the purpose of supporting the Healthy birth, growth and development (HBGD) initiative integration of multidisciplinary data to understand more fully the effects of risk factors on growth outcomes and to develop effective solutions that improve worldwide child health. 
Chapel + Cultural Center To Host James and The Giant Peach

When: Saturday, August 15, 2015
            2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where:Chapel+Cultural Center,                     2125 Burdett Avenue, Troy,               NY 12180              
Cost:  FREE
Description: The Terrace Theater Series at the Chapel + Cultural Center is pleased to present “James and the Giant Peach,” a musical showcase for children and “older children” based on the children’s novel by Roald Dahl and presented by the Troy Civic Theater. Join James on his wild and surreal cross-country adventure with six magically-altered garden bugs inside a giant peach.The performance will be presented on the terrace of the Chapel + Cultural Center. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Rain or Shine! 


Rensselaer Ranks 8th in the Top Undergraduate Schools To Study Game Design and Animation in the U.S.

When it comes to great places to study game design, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences program keeps hitting the mark. The program is No. 8 on the Animation Career Review list of top game design programs in the United States. Rensselaer came in at No. 4 out of 25 programs offered among East Coast colleges and universities, and was recognized as No. 7 on the list for private schools and colleges.

“The Games and Simulations Arts and Sciences (GSAS) degree at Rensselaer provides an undergraduate experience like few others available anywhere in the country,” said Mary Simoni, dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. “Our programs are positioned at crossroads of humanistic inquiry and technological innovation."


The Rensselaer Music Association's Annual Fanfare Concert

When:Thursday, August 27, 2015
            8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Where:EMPAC Concert Hall

Cost: FREE

DescriptionCome support the new members of the Class of 2019 at their first performance! Experience a jazz ensemble and concert band put together through the hard work of students over the course of just two days! Admission is free! 


Tech Connect

The Hottest Gadgets At

Mobile World Congress 2015

Upcoming Events

Monday, August 17th  9am-12pm
Paper Shredding and Electronics Recycling Event
Time to clean out your offices and homes!

A great opportunity to safely and securely shred confidential documents from your home and office. Electronics Recycling will also be available, visit HERE to find out what is accepted.
Where: Pat's Barn - 110 Defreest Drive, Troy, NY 12180

Nicole Anuszewski is the publisher of the Park Bench eNews. If your organization has any news or upcoming events to share in the newsletter, please respond directly to this email or email Nicole at
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