Hi, RS Alumni! Please check out our latest edition of the newsletter to stay connected with one another, give back, and guide your professional career.
SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE!   Let's kick it off by welcoming the Rainier Scholars Board to the alumni world! Join us at Flatstick Pub in Pioneer Square to connect with your cohort and "school the Board" on the art of playing putt-putt while balancing a beer. Details below.

We'll follow it up with the Career Expo on July 26th at Amazon - all you job seekers, this is the place to be!

Also in July, I will pass the "alumni liaison" torch to Erika Chen, Event and Volunteer Manager at Rainier Scholars.  It has been a privilege and a whole lotta fun getting to know the Council and so many from the alumni community. You all inspire me to work even harder at my day job, building corporate partnerships that benefit our scholars. I'll miss you guys, but step aside knowing you're in very competent and caring hands with Erika.


Bethany Furubayashi, on behalf of The Alumni Council
RS Director of Corporate Engagement
Coming in JULY: the Alumni + Board Happy Hour!

Join us for the Alumni + Board Happy Hour on Tuesday, July 17th from 4:30-6:30 pm at Flatstick Pub in Pioneer Square. What better way to kick off the summer than mini-golf with Rainier Scholars alumni and board members? Casual dress, with bites, brews, games & networking! Please RSVP here.

FYI - check out the current Rainier Scholars Board.
AEP High Five Line & Summer Tours!

High Five Line
Wednesday, June 27, 8:00-8:45 am
The Bush School (courtyard)

Start your day off right!  More importantly, start the day off right for 150+ AEP students on their first day of Summer AEP!

AEP Tours
Tuesdays through Fridays, July 5-August 8
The Bush School

Once summer session gets underway, consider a return visit to AEP at Bush:
  • to raise awareness, bringing co-workers with you to tour Rainier Scholars
  • to hang out with scholars in community meeting, letting them know the hard work is worth it
  • to be a resource to tour guests, fielding questions about your Rainier Scholars experience

Check out the summer tour schedule, pick a date and let us know you're coming. Alums are ALWAYS welcome!

Rainier Scholars' 2nd Annual Career Expo, hosted at Amazon, is bigger and better than EVER - with over 30 businesses on hand to share employment opportunities and professionals who can offer insight and guidance from their own career journey. 

Learn firsthand what it's like to work at Google, PATH, Microsoft, Smead Capital Management, Tableau, Forterra, Intel and more!  Plus get an exclusive peek inside Amazon's Day One Building...and the Spheres!

Be one of one hundred college scholars and alumni at this "Rainier Scholars Only" career fair.  RSVP NOW!  
Alums "On Staff" at Rainier Scholars!

Alumni presence is growing at Rainier Scholars!  As you launch your career path, be sure to add Rainier Scholars to your list of potential employers!  

Bringing their talents and invaluable alumni perspective to Rainier Scholars staff are:
  • J'Kela Smith - Academic Counselor, High School Support
  • May-Lannie Lozano - Academic Counselor, High School Support
  • Brandon Hoang - Interim Program Assistant, Academic Enrichment Program
  • Nancy Tran - Science Instructor, Academic Enrichment Program
Be sure to scan our job postings regularly, and APPLY!

Rainier Scholars Alumni on LinkedIn!

The Rainier Scholars Network LinkedIn group is a  place for alums, current scholars and staff to network, gain visibility into where scholars currently work and find/share job openings and other professional opportunities. Join now and invite other scholars in your network to do the same!
Rainier Scholars Annual Luncheon - Alumni Everywhere!

The Rainier Scholars Luncheon last April was a HUGE success. Together, we raised over $1.7 million (40% of the annual budget) so that we may continue to serve scholars and assist their parents in helping children achieve their dreams to graduate college and become leaders in the community.

Alumni were a formidable presence at the event - with over two dozen attending!  Excellent ambassadors all, you demonstrate what is possible when hard work and determination are met with access and opportunity.

Representing from the podium was Duyen Tat of Cohort 4, a 2017 graduate of Johns Hopkins University now employed by Amazon.  Duyen shared these remarks with 1,200 guests that day:

"With 40 new graduates joining our ranks, we now have nearly 200 alums living throughout the city and across the country. We have an active Alumni Council, and our first Alum has joined the Board. We are teachers, investment bankers, entrepreneurs, social workers, law school students, computer scientists, and more. We have PhD students working to combat climate change in the Amazon rain forest and others researching root causes of and treatments for cancer. This spring, we will also have our first 4 medical school graduates and our first MBA earned. 

And remember over 500 younger scholars are following in our footsteps. We are #RainierScholarsStrong!"

The wave is building, the ripples of impact spreading.  STRONG, indeed.

Missed the luncheoon?  Click to hear from alums & scholars, as well as Drego Little's keynote speech.


Alumni respond to the call to give back to the community. This is evidenced in the organizations where they volunteer their time and the causes they support.

For many, Rainier Scholars tops that list. Please consider joining your alum community with a gift today that pays it forward to the next generation of AEP students just starting their journey. It's a long road, every kindness counts.


JUN 27:  First day of Summer AEP - High Five Line, The Bush School, 8:00-8:45 am.  Welcome busloads of AEP scholars - Cohorts 16, 17 and the newest Cohort 18! 

JUL 9:   Alumni Council Meeting, 2100 Building, 7:00-8:30 pm. The 2018-19 Alumni Council calendar may be found on the alumni webpage. Drop-ins ALWAYS welcome! 

JUL 17: Alumni-Board Happy Hour,  Flatstick Pub in Pioneer Square, 4:30-6:30 pm.

JUL 26:  Career & Internship Expo, Amazon Day One Building, 2:30 pm registration, 3:00-6:00 pm event, followed by a visit inside the Spheres!
Have news to share?   Wanna be involved? Got a new address or email so we can keep in touch?  Contact the Alumni Council at rainierscholarsalumni@gmail.com .  If you're local, consider coming to a monthly meeting!  All are welcome.
Rainier Scholars Alumni | bfurubayashi@rainierscholars.org | 206.407.2181 
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