Rockefeller Center Co-Curricular Digital Badging

The Rockefeller Center is delighted to introduce a new initiative which will make it possible for students participating in its leadership programs to communicate their skills gained through their participation in these programs. To achieve this objective, the Rockefeller Center has partnered with Credly, a digital badge platform, to create a digital representation of accomplishments which can be shared on LinkedIn, email signatures, a digital resume, and other online spaces.

Why is Rocky badging?

The Rockefeller Center is committed to providing students participating in Rocky's leadership programs with the tools necessary to achieve their professional goals. The Center understands that communicating skills and accomplishments in an ever-expanding online marketplace can be challenging. That is why the Center has partnered with Credly to provide students in its leadership programs with a digital representation of the skills they have developed. Digital badges can be used in email signatures or digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. This digital image contains verified metadata that describes an individual's qualifications and the process required to earn them.

What are digital badges?

Digital badges recognize a particular experience or significant accomplishments, such as completion of a project or mastery of a skill. For recipients, badges act as a signal to current and prospective contacts of their active learning, engagement, and mastery or demonstration of competencies. Today's economy necessitates a workforce that educates itself beyond formal degrees. Badges offer a way to document and share the skills gained through those experiences.

How will badges work at the Rockefeller Center?

The Center will start by offering badges in our 5 leadership programs based on criteria appropriate for each program. All students who fulfill the criteria for successful completion of a program will receive a badge. If this initiative proves to be successful, it will be expanded to include other programs offered by the Center.

Who will receive a badge?

All students who complete the requirements for Rockefeller Center co-curricular programs from Winter 2022 onwards will receive a badge. We will also be retroactively distributing badges in summer 2022 to eligible '22s, '23s, '24s, and '25s, who completed our co-curricular programs before 22W.

I've earned a badge, now what?

You will receive an email notification from Credly (admin@credly.com) with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account. You must claim your badge.

Once you have claimed your badge you can share your badge directly from Credly to LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature. Learn how to link your badge to LinkedIn here.