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April 26, 2018 9:30PM

Todd Huang '19 shares his experience after attending the Association for Asian American Studies Conference in San Francisco.

I was able to interact with academics from across the nation specializing in work that can be described as Asian Americanist. I was exposed to a wide variety of disciplines within the broad field of Asian American studies; academics specialized in cultural studies, literature, film studies, sociology, geography, political science, and history using...

April 25, 2018 4:36PM

For the fourth session of the 18 Spring Rockefeller Professional Preparation Program (RP3), Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant Roberto Martinez led participants through the process of becoming hired and explained what makes an excellent resume and cover letter. Roberto started by introducing the idea of a professional identity and asked participants to reflect on what values, strengths and goals they have that tie together to form their personal professional identity. He guided...

April 23, 2018 9:41PM

Andrew Heo '19 interned at the US Dept. of Commerce in the Beijing Embassy for the Fall 2017 term. In response to this internship, Andrew wrote a memoir detailing his experiences. The following is an excerpt from his memoir.

China came to me as a bit of a paradox. Growing up in Korea, I inherited many cultural values shared by Chinese society. Yet although these two nations share a cultural root belonging to an ancient antiquity, they certainly developed distinct cultures,...

April 23, 2018 1:11PM
Recreation Valuation Testimony Photo B


On Monday, April 9, 2018, Class of 1964 Policy Research Shop students Brandon Nye '20, Sunpreet Singh '20, and Connor Turner '20 presented their research findings to the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission. The students spent the fall and winter terms performing a valuation study and drafting their report,...

April 21, 2018 6:16PM

Alisha Yan '19 interned at Safe Kids Worldwide for the Winter 2018 term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

This winter, I had the opportunity to intern at Safe Kids Worldwide, a non-profit public health/child safety group with coalitions across the United States and in several other countries. Safe Kids focuses on preventable childhood injuries and conducts research, awareness, advocacy, and education in risk areas such as pedestrian, home, pool...

April 20, 2018 7:13PM

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...

April 19, 2018 6:51PM

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...

April 18, 2018 6:33PM

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...

April 17, 2018 12:08PM

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...

April 16, 2018 1:49PM

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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