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

Recognizing the Rockefeller Center's Student Program Assistants: Adaeze Nduaguba '17

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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.

LinkedIn is the new, must-have, professional social media profile. Employers and employees alike are all gravitating to LinkedIn to find work and workers and promote their company or themselves respectively. The Rockefeller Center is no different. The Center is currently developing its presence on LinkedIn with the help of Adaeze Nduaguba '17, a Student Program Assistant for Communications and Student Outreach. Adaeze researched the rewards of LinkedIn’s group and company pages and analyzed how the Rockefeller Center could better position itself on the site. She is now helping to increase student and alumni awareness of the Center’s LinkedIn profile by reaching out and inviting both current students and Dartmouth alumni who utilized the Center as a resource during their campus experience to participate in the page.

Student Program Assistant Adaeze Nduaguba '17. Photo by Thanh V. Nguyen.

Staying connected is important to the Rockefeller Center and one of Adaeze’s favorite parts of working at there. Adaeze likes that she is "considered a part of the collective staff, amidst full-time staff, and that everyone works together towards a common goal, which is educating, training, and inspiring the next generation of public policy leaders." While Adaeze admits that she isn’t directly educating or training anyone, she loves the fact that her work contributes to the collective effort. Her supervisor, Assistant Director of Co-Curricular Programs Elizabeth Celtrick, comments, "[Adaeze’s] very thoughtful, and I know that whatever she’s working on will be done well and thoroughly." This team effort allows the Center to flourish and creates a friendly and respectable environment. The Rockefeller Center appreciates and values its student program assistants, something which doesn’t go unnoticed by students. "It makes such a difference coming to the Center after classes feeling tired, and walking into a community where everyone welcomes you and you feel comfortable, you like what you do, and you know your work is for a greater mission or purpose," exclaims Adaeze. "It makes all that I am doing that much easier, and inspires me to be the best assistant I can be."

Adaeze’s positive experience at the Rockefeller Center has spilled over into other aspects of her campus experience. Working at the Center has given Adaeze instant access to all the wonderful opportunities, events, and programing that are offered. She has participated in numerous networking opportunities that have helped her develop and enhance skills she can apply in and out of the classroom and in her future career. These skills are invaluable to her in her pursuit of a double major in Government and Women’s & Gender Studies as a member of the Class of 2017.

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

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