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July 29, 2021 10:38AM
"How to Land an Internship"

July 14, 2021, the Rockefeller Center hosted “How to Land an Internship,” an event in which students, staff, and alumni alike shared their experiences applying, searching, and recruiting for internships in the public and private sectors. Moderated by Assistant Director for Co-Curricular Programs Bob Coates, panelists Sasha Kokoshinskiy ’22, E. Chandlee Bryan, and Matt McDonald ’00 shared their takeaways from their experiences in the internship hiring process and provided advice to students...

July 21, 2021 2:19PM
New Book by Rocky's Sadhana Hall, Leadership Blueprints

Deputy Director of the Rockefeller Center, Sadhana Hall, has just released her second book "Leadership Blueprints," available on Amazon today. In preparation for the book's launch, Sadhana sat down to answer a few questions about her latest book. The book can be found online here.


What does Leadership...

July 19, 2021 2:03PM

Huge congratulations to all of our seniors who completed Honors Theses! You will be able to find the titles of their theses below.


Nicolas Berlinski

Nicolas Berlinski completed a...

July 12, 2021 11:08AM
15X Yali Session With Gama Perruci

Late afternoon of July 9, we received a call we were dreading; we learned that Rocky had lost a beloved colleague and dear friend, Gama Perruci, to a long illness. Gama was the Dean of the McDonough Center for Leadership and Business and McCoy Professor of Leadership Studies at Marietta College in Ohio.

Gama approached his many accomplishments with humility and with a generous spirit of giving. He brought his learning and wisdom to Rocky’s co-curricular leadership programming and was...

June 15, 2021 9:40AM
Dartmouth Spare Rib - 1

Written by Sebastian Munoz-McDonald '23

Selective Service registration has long been a hot-button issue in the United States. From the draft resistance and antiwar movements of the 1970s to the modern question of whether U.S. military draft registration should be abolished, made to include women in addition to men, or kept as a male-only requirement, it is clear that the issue of military draft registration persists in public policy and political discourse. The nation is...

June 15, 2021 9:26AM
Humanitarian Rotaract Day - 1

Written by Lucy Biberman '23

When planning a conference, it is always a good idea to start with an organized list. I found it helpful to see who needs to accomplish each task and the challenges that had arisen while working towards our particular goals laid out neatly in front of me to see all at once. I believe it is fitting to conclude the work for our conference in the same manner as it began: as a list.

1. Don’t be afraid to take a leap of faith. As I...

June 08, 2021 12:47PM
MLDP Excellence 21S

Each term, the Management Leadership Development Program provides students with the opportunity to reflect on their leadership experience and build the skills to be more effective leaders. At each session, participants are asked to nominate their peers for excellence. When nominating, students are asked to explain why their nominees made their experience in MLDP more beneficial and how their nominees provided an excellent example of leadership during the program. At the end of the term,...

June 04, 2021 11:53AM

As humans, we are programmed to want to be in control and often dread the things that are outside of our control – that of uncertainty. However, things in this world are never solely black or white; more often than not, we find ourselves in a gray area somewhere in between dealing with these uncertainties. For how often we encounter them, we should not be fearing ambiguity, but we should instead be learning to embrace the uncertainty of the world around us and learn to navigate it to the...

June 04, 2021 11:51AM

Many people define culture as something that many people in a group can all belong to. This definition of culture refers to ideals, practices, traditions, and customs of a particular group of people. The culture you belong to influences so many aspects of your behavior, like how you handle conflict or confrontation, how you express love, and also how you process and express emotions. The lifestyles and traditions that go along with cultures also influence how you interact with people around...

June 04, 2021 11:49AM

Growing up in a privileged, homogenous town, I rarely thought critically about my cultural biases or practices. This entirely shifted over the past year when I lived in a small village of Achuar Indigenous people in Ecuador. I often hear the term “culture shock”, what I displayed upon arrival would be better described as “cultural ineptitude.” I quickly learned that my individualism, materialism, and communication style were not natural in any way, but rather a product of...



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