The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Rockefeller Peer Mentoring Program

Campus Connections Gathering

On Friday, April 22, 2016 the Rockefeller Center, the Undergraduate Deans Office, and the Center for Professional Development hosted the semiannual Campus Connections Gathering at the Rockefeller Center in Hinman Forum. This event is open to all students as a casual opportunity to chat with Dartmouth faculty and staff members from all over campus about academic and professional opportunities. The intent is for students to leave with a better understanding on how to pursue their goals.

Recognizing Rockefeller Center Student Program Assistant Alisa White ’17

In this series, the Rockefeller Center features our Student Program Assistants, student staff who contribute significantly to the success of the Center’s events, programs, and activities.

Dartmouth can sometimes be a daunting place, but there are so many resources at the Rockefeller Center that are aimed to help students achieve their academic and professional goals. Among these resources are the Rockefeller Center’s peer mentoring programs, which help provide students with an extensive network of alumni and opportunities in the world of leadership and public policy both on and off campus. After participating in the Rockefeller Peer Mentoring Program (RPMP) herself, Alisa White ’17 is now one of the Student Program Assistants that is helping to reshape the program.

 

Networking Events 101

Does the word "networking" make you cringe? Do you find yourself reluctant to go to networking events and meet people?Here are a few tips to make it easy for you.
  
Set Goals: Networking events can seem exhausting or intimidating, but going into a networking situation with a fun goal can help make the event more manageable and productive. A networking goal can be numerical or qualitative, general or specific and some ideas include:

  • Meet five new people and get their business card or add them to your LinkedIn.
  • Set up at least one follow-up conversation or email.
  • Learn about a different field related to your current interest.

    Entering a Conversation: Instead of waiting for conversation to come to you, be proactive with these simple conversation starters. If you’re nervous, just remember that the majority of other people probably know as few people in the room as you do and will feel relieved if you start the conversation. So set a goal of being the conversation starter for five minutes and use some of these tips:

    Apply to the Rockefeller Peer Mentoring Program by March 9th

    Are you an '18 interested in public policy and the Rockefeller Center?
    Are you a '16 who has taken public policy courses or been involved with the Rockefeller Center, politics, policy, or leadership on or off campus?

    Then you are eligible to participate in

    the Rockefeller Peer Mentoring Program!

    This Spring Term program pair juniors who have been involved in public policy with first-years interested in public policy. The program also includes a networking event with 30 faculty and staff mentors, training on how to improve your LinkedIn profile, and advice on anything from internships to course selection to jobs.

    Former mentors have been Truman Scholars, founders of the Dartmouth Chronicle, Rockefeller Leadership Fellows, Presidential Scholars, and more.

    Former mentees have been First Year Fellows, worked with YALI Fellows, and are studying everything from Public Policy to Engineering to Women's and Gender Studies.


    If interested, please apply by March 9th.

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