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Robert Rahni

Advisor

Role and Company

Assistant Director, Student Veteran Services, The New School

Expertise

12 years experience in nonprofit

Location

White Plains, NY

About Robert

Higher education professional with 10+ years experience in military connected student services, partnership development, relationship management, recruitment/enrollment management and career professional development.

In my current role I serve as the Assistant Director for Student Veteran Services at The New School, a private non-profit University based in the heart of New York City. With over forty-five undergraduate academic major offerings, robust graduate programs which includes doctoral across its five major Colleges including the world renowned Parsons School of Design, I am the University-wide point-of-contact for all its military connected students including military service members, veterans and family members.

An innovative school at its core, I take great pride assisting this deserving population as they transition from combat to classroom to career, this also includes students who enroll at Parsons Paris, by providing holistic assistance in their academic, financial, social and professional development.

In my previous role with American Corporate Partners (ACP), in addition to supporting 90+ mentorships, I had the privilege of spearheading their Outreach Team working predominately with military bases/installations, other veteran service organizations and universities around the globe. I led a team working toward the goal of having as many service members, veterans and active-duty spouses take advantage of their free one-on-one tailored professional mentoring program with a hand-selected Mentor from one of their 80+ Fortune 500 partner companies. I also served as the Team Lead and primary Moderator of their online platform (this website) ACP AdvisorNet.

Prior to that, I founded the Office of Military Veteran Services at Pace University in 2011 where I led all military veteran initiatives, events and programming assisting all military connected students with their holistic transition from combat to classroom to career. In January 2012 I also began my tenure serving as an Adjunct Professor instructing upper-level Psychology courses at Pace University.

I begun my professional career serving as the Psychometrician at Lincoln Hall, a youth adjudicated facility for juvenile delinquents. I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and am Board Certified. On a Pier Diem basis I have served as a Chemical Dependency Therapist at “The Turning Point,” a 55-bed inpatient drug and alcohol detoxification and rehabilitation unit in MidHudson Regional Hospital located in Poughkeepsie, NY, a member of Westchester Medical Center Health Hospitals.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rrahni/

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Articles by Robert

2 years ago

GI BILL® & VA Educational Benefits – What to Know & How to Go - Part 1/2

It must have been hard to envision in May of 1944, the ever-lasting effect The Serviceman’s Readjustment Act (commonly called...

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2 years ago

GI BILL® & VA Educational Benefits – What to Know & How to Go - Part 2/2

Continued from Part 1

PRINCIPAL #3 Capital Astuteness

They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. As a GI...

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Robert's Recent Answers

yesterday

I was called for a second interview with the VA as an office manager for a clinic. What should I expect during a second interview?

Hi Bobbi, congrats on advancing through the hiring process! While I’m sure there are folks on this platform who...

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7 days ago

Who will mentor me?

Hi Andre, I take it you have already took advantage or at least explored ACP's one-on-one mentorship program?

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10 days ago

When applying, how to you address cover letters when you do not have a person to address the letter to and you are applying through a website?

Hi Melissa, Great question! One, I too and I suspect many others have grappled with. Not sure if there is...

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28 days ago

What are your thoughts on cold contacts?

Shoot your shot! (see profile photo). After all, as the great Wayne Gretzky once said, "you miss 100% of the shots...

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28 days ago

I am not currently in a target school but trying to land an internship in Investment banking, Private Equity, or a trading firm. How can I try and at least get an interview with the companies I am interested in other than just submitting my resume on linkedin or handshake?

Hi Christopher, While I understand and wholeheartedly empathize with your frustrations, I would be careful in discounting the weight Fordham...

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