Rachel Jimenez

Senior associate director, alumni engagement and experiential learning
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Rachel leads student-alumni networking efforts and student participation in experiential career development activities. She oversees the strategy for growth and management of the Princeternship program and develops opportunities to connect Princeton alumni and students for career exploration, skill building and networking. Rachel also builds campus-wide partnerships to help implement programs for students to engage in reflection related to experiential learning.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

A fun fact about me is: I’m obsessed with pop culture and make it a goal to see every Oscar-nominated movie each year before the show.

My first job after graduation: I worked in healthcare public relations at an agency in New York City.

An internship/experiential opportunity that helped shape my career path: Serving as a member of the programming board in college. Working in teams to plan events, concerts and trips gave me a lot of invaluable skills and experiences that are applicable to the work I do today. And the advisers I met as part of that program are still mentors and friends to this day.

The place I grew up is special because: It helped shape me and my thoughts about the world. I grew up in Hong Kong and didn’t return to the U.S. until middle school. While living abroad, I had the opportunity to travel to many new places I might otherwise not have gotten to see at such a young age. Growing up in another country and learning to adapt to many new cultures and ideas different from my own has had a positive impact on me as an adult and has made me more global-minded and more excited to meet new people….and try new food!

What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way? Take notes and manage my calendar on paper. I use my calendar on my phone too because I know it’s more practical but I also keep a paper calendar and write a to-do list in a notebook. It’s so gratifying to check things off!