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

Recognizing Rockefeller Center Student Program Assistant Han Suh '15

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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.

What happens when someone spends all of their time in the Rockefeller Center as a first-year student? They become curious about all of the exciting people and events occurring around them and began asking questions. This was the case for Han Suh '15. Han, a Government major, spent a tremendous amount of time in the Rockefeller Center and Silsby Hall as a result of her studies early in her Dartmouth career. Han would often walk by the offices of Rockefeller Center staff, who typically keep their doors open, and see students constantly going in and out. She was intrigued by the fact that so many students were involved in the Center and that the staff were so welcoming and supportive. In addition, Han was attracted to many of the programs and talks the Rockefeller Center offered because they coincided with her interests in public policy, law, and government. Han followed this interest to become a Rockefeller Center student program assistant.

Student Program Assistant for the Rockefeller Global Leadership Program Han Suh '15. Photo by Abigail Chen '17.

Han began working with the Rockefeller Center as the Database Manager while the Center was first transitioning to Batchbook, a database tool. Currently, Han serves as a Student Program Assistant for the Rockefeller Global Leadership Program (RGLP). RGLP brings together students who have exemplified leadership skills and desire to further these skills on a globally conscious level. A primary focus of RGLP is international leadership competencies and how these can be applied in the corporate, public, and non-profit sectors. Han was particularly drawn to RGLP because the program was extremely relevant to her international background. Han is originally from Seoul, Korea. Through RGLP, she became more eager to pursue intercultural education on campus. This past Winter Term for instance, Han completed a Government seminar entitled, "Multiculturalism." The course, she states, "really enhanced my understanding of the topic, and I am excited to offer some new perspectives for the spring [program] this year."

Being the Student Program Assistant for RGLP has been a wonderful experience, Han notes. Through the program, she has been exposed to a wide range of students and is constantly meeting new people. Han explains that this is because the Rockefeller Center draws from the widest range of students possible - different majors, interests, ethnicities, geographic backgrounds, socioeconomic statuses, and more. Because of this, Han has made new friends and learned from perspectives that she believes she would never have encountered otherwise.

-Written by Crandalyn Jackson '15, Rockefeller Center Student Program Assistant

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