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

Recognizing Rockefeller Center Student Program Assistant: Jimmy Fair '18

Student Program Assistants

Jimmy Fair ’18 is an Economics Major, minoring in both public policy and Latin American studies.

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Jimmy Fair ’18 considers the Rockefeller Center to be his “second home” at Dartmouth. Jimmy first became involved with the Rockefeller Center by taking PBPL 5: Introduction to Public Policy with Professor Ron Shaiko during his freshman winter. His involvement continued during his first year with participation the Dartmouth Leadership Attitudes and Behaviors Program (D-LAB), the Rockefeller Peer Mentoring Program (RPMP), and selection into the First-Year Fellows program.

During his sophomore year he participated in the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP), and also began working for the Rockefeller Center as a Student Program Assistant for the Rockefeller Global Leadership Program (RGLP).

As a program assistant, Jimmy’s main responsibilities were to send out vital communications with participants and head up the reflection and evaluation process. He spent the majority of his work time each week analyzing questionnaires and other forms of feedback in order to customize the program to student needs and attain the preset leadership objectives for the term.

Jimmy particularly enjoyed spending time and learning from Vincent Mack, a Program Officer at the Rockefeller Center, and whom he views as both a mentor and a supervisor. He also relished attending program sessions where he had the opportunity to converse on engaging topics such as, what it means to be a global system or lead high-performing teams.

“The speakers that come in each week are world-class, and they really round out the traditional classroom education at Dartmouth,” says Jimmy. Beyond the topics of each week's session, Jimmy felt his position helped him enhance his communication, event planning, and analytical skills.

During his sophomore summer on campus he continued working for the Center and with Vincent Mack as the Student Program Assistant for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).

Jimmy is an Economics Major, minoring in both public policy and Latin American studies. In addition to his work with the Rockefeller Center, he is also involved in the Thought Project and the Political Economy Project, which are both student groups focusing on faculty engagement outside of the classroom.

-Written by Rachel Favors '18, Rockefeller Center Student Program Assistant for Communications

 

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