About R.A.I.N. Career Institute

R.A.I.N. (Recruiting Assistance for International Newcomers) Career Institute is a registered charity dedicated to reducing underemployment of international students and recent immigrants in North America - aka "brain waste". Under-utilization of talent is expensive for our economies and costs tens of billions of dollars every year. 

R.A.I.N. is operated by a group of volunteers who understand the unique challenges facing international newcomers - language barriers, cultural differences, lack of professional connections, and the ever-elusive concept of fit, to name a few. Through addressing these specific challenges, we help unlock the potential of international newcomers by empowering them with the right set of job-search skills that work in the North American employment context.

2020- 2021 Campus Team

Alex Clayton
Co-President

Alex co-heads the campus team to support international newcomers in their recruiting effort

Chandan Gupta
Co-President

Chandan co-heads the campus team to support international newcomers in their recruiting effort

Garbo Liu
SVP of Marketing & Communications

Garbo organizes and facilitates R.A.I.N. marketing and communications

Lara Swanborough
SVP of Initiatives & Mentorship

Lara supports the development & execution of new initiatives and is responsible for the mentorship program

Rona He
VP of Outreach

Rona manages relationships with Campus Ambassadors to deliver R.A.I.N. programming

Anh Nguyen
VP of Education

Anh facilitates R.A.I.N. content creation, and organizes bi-weekly conference calls with industry professionals as well as educational sessions with Campus Partners

Shreya Kothari
VP of Education

Shreya facilitates R.A.I.N. content creation, and organizes bi-weekly conference calls with industry professionals as well as educational sessions with Campus Partners

Amogh Rajpal
VP of Education

Amogh facilitates R.A.I.N. content creation, and organizes bi-weekly conference calls with industry professionals as well as educational sessions with Campus Partners

Executive Committee

Rohan Chen
Founder & Chief Volunteer

Rohan founded R.A.I.N. Career Institute to make it easier for international newcomers to launch their careers than when he first started. He contributes lessons from his own past as well as from assisting other international newcomers over the years.

Aaron Kung
Co-Founder & Executive Director

Aaron is a co-founder of R.A.I.N. Career Institute. He strongly believes an individual's socio-economic background should not inhibit their ability to achieve full potential.

Dinesh Ratnarajah
Chief Financial Officer

Dinesh is the CFO of R.A.I.N. Career Institute. He believes that an individual’s talent and drive should be the key to their success. His corporate experience allows him to guide individuals into roles that suit their skill-sets and aspirations.

Christopher Bamford
Chief Legal Officer

Chris is volunteers his time as Chief Legal Officer for R.A.I.N. Career Institute.

Kory Wansbrough
Co-Head of Strategic Development

Kory leads strategic initatives at R.A.I.N. Career Institute and previously served as the Co-President on our Campus Team.

Adam Rogul
Co-Head of Strategic Development

Adam leads strategic initatives at R.A.I.N. Career Institute and previously served as the VP of Content on our Campus Team.

Advisory Council

Daniella Auerbach
Advisor

Daniella is passionate about supporting students with the early stages of their career. Daniella has experience mentoring students through several capital markets organizations and volunteers with the CFA Society Toronto.

Herk Yang
Advisor

Herk joined R.A.I.N. Career Institute to help international newcomers in launching their careers. His experience as an international student from China allows him to step into the shoes of those who want to begin their careers in North America.

Brandon Nunes de Souza
Advisor

Brandon is a member of the Advisory Board.

Nicole Hu
Advisor

Nicole is a member of the Advisory Board.

Proudly Supported By Our Institutional Partners and Community Ambassadors

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20+ Partnerships Across North America

University of Waterloo
University of Richmond
University of Toronto
Wilfrid Laurier University
UC Berkeley
Boston University
UC Santa Barbara
Simon Fraser University
McMaster University