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Recent Alumni Network (RAN)

What is RAN?

The Recent Alumni Network (RAN), representing graduates of the last decade (classes of 2013 – 2023), leads the charge in developing, planning, promoting and delivering quality programs designed to engage recent graduates in the Montclair State University community. The Committee focuses on programs reaching the current graduating class as they transition to alumni, addressing the special interests and needs of the first years following commencement and providing opportunities for networking, community service, cultural and professional development activities.

Recent Events
Fall Social at the Shannon Rose

On October 26, recent graduates gathered at Shannon Rose for an evening of connection. The event provided a fantastic opportunity for alumni from the last decade to catch up with old friends, make new connections and learn more about the evolving Recent Alumni Network. The atmosphere was buzzing with excitement as attendees enjoyed complimentary appetizers and their first drink on the house.

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Rock Your LinkedIn Profile

On March 2, 2023, alumni learned how to create a LinkedIn profile that brings your personal professional story to life, whether youre just starting out, seeking to advance, or making a career change. This “Rock Your Profile” session offered tips on tailoring each section, starting with the key insight that a LinkedIn profile is unique and shouldn’t be approached exactly like a resume. We covered ways to add media to a profile, methods for showcasing your accomplishments, volunteer work and aspirations and specific examples of profile phrases and language that can help inspire your personal story.

Maryann Angelella ’88, Account Director, Talent Solutions, LinkedIn
Traci Basaman, Manager, Customer Success, LinkedIn

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Interested in joining the Recent Alumni Network?

The Office of Alumni Engagement is forming the Recent Alumni Network (RAN) and we invite you to be a part of it. If you are interested in joining the network or serving on the planning committee, please complete this brief survey to tell us a little bit about yourself, your interests, and your thoughts on developing future activities.

Spread the word to alumni friends who graduated in the last decade!


If you have questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Engagement, at or 973-655-4141.

Tap Into Your Network

Sign into MONTCLAIRconnect, your online community that serves as your portal to all things alumni! Explore the community to expand your network.

Search the directory and connect with fellow Red Hawks, join the RAN networking group and others from your school or college, program or affinity. Plus, access all of your favorite benefits, including Gmail for Life, our library of career webinars and workshops, discount codes and more! Signing on is easy. You can even import your LinkedIn profile!