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April 20, 2018 7:13PM
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The Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) is a one-term program that prepares students to succeed in all of their management and leadership endeavors.

Natalie Mendolia ’19, an Anthropology major modified with Economics, signed up for MLDP at the suggestion of a friend who completed the program last spring. Natalie was eager to meet new people — she is an ENFJ Myers-Briggs personality type, characterized by charisma, compassion, and extraversion.

Natalie decided...

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April 19, 2018 6:51PM
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Serena Zhu '19 shares her experience after attending the Annual NASPA Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

This past Winter term, I had the extreme pleasure of presenting my work as an Undergraduate Advisor (UGA) for the Thought Project Living Learning Community at the 100th year anniversary of the Annual NASPA Conference. (The Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education was previously known as the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.) This...

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April 18, 2018 6:33PM
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Henry Goodwyn '19 interned at the Communications Department of the House Republican Conference in Washington DC for the Winter 2018 term. The following is an excerpt from his internship report.

Over the course of the winter 2018 term, I interned with the Communications Department of the House Republican Conference in Washington DC. The organization is the leading arm of the Republican Party in terms of messaging, coordination, and outreach with updates on legislation and...

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April 17, 2018 12:08PM
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The third Rockefeller Professional Program’s (RP3) session of 2018 Spring focused on what goes into crafting a resume and cover letter. The Rockefeller Center invited Jill Kasher and Sue Wang, Assistant Directors at the Center for Professional Development (CPD), to share their knowledge on how to make yourself stand out when writing your resume and cover letter. At the beginning of the session participants shared what they hoped to take out of...

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April 16, 2018 1:49PM
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Each session, participants from our Management and Leadership Development Program nominate their peers for excellence. When nominating, students are asked to explain why their nominees made their experience in MLDP more beneficial and/or how their nominees provide an excellent example of leadership in the program. At the end of the term, students must have perfect attendance and be nominated by their peers a number of times to pass MLDP with excellence. Below are the collaborated comments...

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April 14, 2018 6:23PM
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Genna Liu '19 interned at U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of East Asian Affairs, Office of Regional and Security Policy (EAP/RSP) for the Winter 2018 term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

This winter I interned at the U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of East Asian Affairs, Office of Regional and Security Policy (EAP/RSP). EAP/RSP is responsible for strategies in the Indo-Pacific region, including the new free and open Indo-Pacific strategy...

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April 13, 2018 3:17PM
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CLASS OF 1964 POLICY RESEARCH SHOP STUDENTS TESTIFY BEFORE THE NEW HAMPSHIRE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RESOURCES, RECREATION, AND DEVELOPMENT.

On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, Class of 1964 Policy Research Shop students Estephanie Aquino ’18, Ruben Gallardo ’18, and Josie Yalovitser ’18 travelled to Concord, NH to testify before the New Hampshire House Committee on Resources, Recreation, and Development. 

They gave a presentation that summarized their report,...

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April 11, 2018 7:07PM
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The Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) is a one-term program that prepares students to succeed in all of their management and leadership endeavors. Yusuf Olokoba ’20, a participant in Winter 2018’s MLDP, looks back on his experience. 

Yusuf Olokoba ’20, is a Computer Science major from Lagos, Nigeria, who signed up for MLDP after being recommended by a friend. One of the things he wanted to learn from the program were the skills needed to meet new people. He believed...

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April 10, 2018 3:48PM
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Participants in the second session of the 18S Rockefeller Professional Preparation Program (RP3) discovered what it meant to connect with others in a professional setting in order to seal the deal. Eric Eisendrath, Assistant Director at Dartmouth’s Center for Professional Development, led participants to reflect on how we understand ourselves and how we can use this understanding to guide our paths as leaders and open doors professionally.

At the beginning of the session, participants...

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April 09, 2018 3:08PM
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Rebecca Brownell '18 interned with the Washington, D.C. Office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for the Summer 2017 term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

This summer, I had the incredible opportunity to intern in the Washington, D.C. Office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand from New York. I gained experience working in legislation, constituent affairs, the daily operations of a senatorial office, as well as developing relationships with Hill staffers...

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