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Neel Lee Chauhan (Business Management ’98) feels “super connected” to Ryerson University, although he hasn’t lived in Canada since graduating. Now the vice-president of product management—issuer solutions at Fiserv, a financial services technology provider, he’s based in New York.
Despite the distance, he keeps in touch with other alumni, students and faculty. “I was fortunate to have been mentored by experienced alumni, so after graduating, I started doing the same,” he says.
In 2020, he joined the Ted Rogers School of Management advisory council where Chauhan offers an external perspective, advises on key decisions like curriculum changes, and supports the student community.
Fitting volunteering into a busy life takes discipline, and Chauhan dedicates time each week to attend meetings, work on follow-ups or engage with students. It’s time well spent.
“When you volunteer, you learn from the new generation of business leaders, and that helps you keep up with the latest trends. You also meet interesting people. Most importantly, you have an opportunity to contribute to the university’s legacy.”—Sue Horner