Alumni Clubs & Groups

Reconnecting in the Big Apple

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President Christopher Bylone, left, with club board members at their April meeting in Manhattan. (Photo: Douglas Benedict)

More than 70,000 Rutgers alumni live in the New York City area. The Rutgers Club of New York City, one of the 100-plus chartered organizations that unite alumni, is a source to reconnect and reminisce or recharge your career.

Club Scene: The club unites 1,000 active alumni living and working in New York City for social and professional networking events. Members run the gamut from 30-somethings looking for career connections, to families seeking kid-friendly events, to older alumni wishing to pass on their wisdom to younger generations.

To-Do List: Members enjoy museum tours, community service events, and Rutgers game-watch parties. There are also New York Yankees games and “Summer Send-Offs” for first-year students heading to Rutgers. “Alumni can come together, whether for business or a mini-reunion after graduation,” says club president Christopher Bylone CC’06. The club is endowing a scholarship for New York City students attending Rutgers.

Wise Investment: “The Rutgers diploma is like a stock certificate—a piece of paper that increases in value depending on your involvement,” Bylone says. “Alumni can play a part by joining these groups and being active to keep the Rutgers network strong.”

Story originally appeared in Rutgers Magazine