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Robert Rahni


Role and Company

Assistant Director, Student Veteran Services, The New School


11 years experience in nonprofit


New York, NY

About Robert

Dynamic forward-thinking higher education professional with 10+ years experience in student veteran services, partnership/relationship development, 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.

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.


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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

2 days ago


Congratulations on the new role, Kamran! Afarin :-)

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one month ago

Anyone have any advice for a part-time job while in school full-time?

Quickly wanted to add, the VA Work Study program does not have to be held at the school itself. As...

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3 months ago

Resume Constructive Feedback

Courtney, always willing to glance through a resume and offer some suggestive edits - please DM me to obtain my...

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4 months ago

How can I pursue a career as an electrician

To piggyback off June, consider forgoing the use of any GI BILL® educational benefits you may have at your disposal...

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5 months ago

How can I improve my Linked in

Hi Cody, Here's a small tip that could make a big impact, esthetically - under the Experience section, for the...

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