Mike Gunther

Mike Gunther

Mike Gunther is the Program Manager for Recruitment at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is responsible for the program planning, development, marketing, and implementation of the recruitment and enrollment strategies of new students in academic outreach programs within the Office of Graduate Education and Summer@Rensselaer. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from The Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in administration from West Chester University.


How should I prepare for my summer program?

Many students and parents will do research on the college to get an idea of what is happening. Search websites for faculty, facilities, and research. Come with an open mind and ready to extend your knowledge base during the summer.read more

Do admission counselors consider summer activities?

Admission counselors love to hear about the activities you've found engaging over the summer, but there aren't any particular activities we look for on applications. read more

Spotlight on the Program: Summer@Rennselaer

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's program manager Mike Gunther answers some common questions surrounding summer programs and gives a glimpse at what makes these technology-savvy camps so special. read more

Will attending a summer program run by a college or university help me gain admission to the school as an undergrad?

I believe summer programs help develop your skill sets and extend your passion and should be a nice addition to a student's activity list and look good on a college application.read more

How might my summer program affect my college or career choice?

When you attend a summer program on a college campus, you are showing that you devoted meaningful time on your academics and that you are focused on learning more about a specific topic.read more