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Innovation Expert Darin Eich Presents Winter 2013 "Create Your Path" Session

 The Rockefeller Center recently had the pleasure of welcoming back leadership and innovation expert Dr. Darin Eich for one of our newest programs, called “Create your Path”.  The Create your Path program consisted of a short video series that students watched over the winter break on their own schedules, and then a short dinner discussion back on campus to recap about the themes share their thoughts. This “flip the classroom” model allowed students to independently think about the concepts discussed in the videos, take the time to reflect on their own, and then meet together afterwards for a final discussion.
 There were two discussion sessions given on campus. 17 students attended the earlier discussion and 7 attended the second. In addition, because of the nature of the program, there were 20 students who watched the video series at home but could not attend a discussion due to a conflict or because they are currently off campus.

Rocky Students to Present at 4th Annual Dartmouth Student Forum on Global Learning

On Monday, January 21st, the 4th Annual Student Forum on Global Learning, co-sponsored by the Rockefeller Center, will take place as part of Dartmouth’s celebration of MLK Day. Many students presenting at the have been involved in Rockefeller Center programs.

For more information about the Student Forum on Global Learning, including the complete schedule of presentations, click here.

Two current Rockefeller Leadership Fellows, Mahmud Johnson ’13 and Sarah-Marie Hopf ’13, will present at the Student Forum. Johnson also participated in Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) during Spring 2011 and was a Rockefeller Center-funded intern in the Summer of 2011. Hopf participated in MLDP during Fall 2010.

Finding the 'Career' Formula - Career Services Series Starts 1/24


(Change your confusion into a personalized Action Plan!) 
JAN. 24 (Thur), JAN. 29 (Tue) & JAN. 31 (Thur).... 3-Part Series*
5 - 7 PM in Career Services      
 *MUST attend all 3 times

>>Sign up IN-PERSON at Career Services  by JAN. 24 at NOON

You Will Learn To:
▪Analyze your college experiences
▪Match your skills, interests and personality to job/career options
▪Communicate your strengths to employers
▪Build an Action Plan with achievable steps

*You will complete a 'personal style' inventory (Myers Briggs) at Sign-Up (approx. 20-25 min.)

Open to all Years.  Attendance is limited!!! 

So You Want To Be A White House Intern? Info Session on Wednesday 1/23

Are you interested in a career in public policy or public service?  Do you think you might enjoy walking around the West Wing as part of your job?  Then come to an info session hosted by the Rockefeller Center this Wednesday, January 23rd, at 3 pm in Morrison Commons (ground floor, Rockefeller Center) to learn how YOU could become a White House Intern.

Hear from Lindsay Brewer ‘13 and Brandon DeBot ‘14, two Rockefeller Center funded interns this past fall, as they discuss their experiences at the Office of the Vice President and the National Economic Council and give inside tips on the application process. They will offer advice on each step of the application process and insights into the various projects and events White House Interns participate in.

You will also learn about other opportunities in the 16 departments of the Executive Office of the President, which include:

Dartmouth President Carol L. Folt speaks to Rocky Leadership Fellows

Carol L. Folt, Presidentof Dartmouth and the Dartmouth Professor of Biological Sciences, spoke to us about the lessons she had gained from her commendable career in higher education. President Folt addressed some important questions during the session, including: How do you get leaders to be excited about being part of change? What makes a good leader? What leads to problems in leadership?

Student Summary: Michael Cohen's Lecture, "Clear and Present Safety"

We encourage students to submit summaries of Rockefeller Center sponsored and co-sponsored programs.  Read a student's account of a recent campus lecture by Michael Cohen of The Century Foundation.  The Dartmouth also published an article about this talk.

Many Americans have a sense that the world we live in today is a dangerous one. Every day the newspaper informs us of the present dangers of our world: a new civil war, another lethal terrorist bombing, or a recent outbreak of disease. In fact 70% of political elites believe the world is on track for becoming more violent in the near future, and 69% feel the world today is more dangerous now than it was during the Cold War, a time when global nuclear warfare was on the brink of becoming reality. Michael Cohen, a Fellow at The Century Foundation, however, begs to differ…

MLDP Recap: 2013 Winter Kick-off Session with Darin Eich

Read a student's account of our most recent session in our Management Leadership and Development program below. For more information about MLDP, click here.

The Rockefeller Center’s Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) kicked off the New Year and a new academic term with a bang by completing its first session on Tuesday. After dinner, Rockefeller Center staff introductions, and a quick program orientation, guest speaker Darin Eich assumed control of the night. Eich possesses a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin and is the author of Root Down and Branch Out: Best Practices for Leadership Development Programs.  You can visit his website at

Dartmouth Seniors Give Advice - Just for Juniors! Panel on January 16th

Think it's too early to start planning for senior year? See what this student panel has to say, and receive a guidebook with practical advice. RSVP required, see info below.  Sponsored by Dartmouth Career Services.

JUST FOR JUNIORS !JAN. 16 (Wed) 5-6 PMFilene Auditorium
Seniors give advice on how to prepare for Senior Year!
Listen to a panel of seniors who will talk about their experiences and share 'lessons learned' with the students.
>>>> R.S.V.P. ONLINE - REQUIRED by NOON on JAN. 15 <<<
Learn:▪Practical steps to prepare for employment, graduate school or fellowships▪How to assess your skills/interests▪How to get individualized support▪Resources available to you & how to register your interests
*Receive a Guidebook to get you started
Outcome:  Get control & be ready for Senior Year
****Seniors strongly recommend your attendance at this program****

Foreign Policy Analyst, Author Michael Cohen to Speak at Rockefeller Center on Monday 1/14/13 at 4:30 PM - “Clear and Present Safety: America Has Never Been Safer"

As the War on Terror rages on in Afghanistan, Americans have never been more cognizant of the international threats to our domestic security. However, more than a decade since the attacks of September 11thand following the conclusion of the U.S. military presence in Iraq, one may wonder the current state of America’s safety from enemies domestic and abroad.
Michael Cohen has extensively studied the state of America’s national security through his role as a Fellow at the Century Foundation. He has concluded that the media and U.S. policymakers have created a scenario of threat inflation, rebutting that the U.S. is currently a remarkably safe and secure home for its inhabitants. Stemming from this conclusion, Cohen argues that the U.S. should readjust its foreign policy to more accurately reflect the world that actually exists.

Rockefeller Center Funds 11 Students for Winter 2013 Public Policy Internships

The Rockefeller Center is one of several Dartmouth Centers that grants funding support for unpaid internships to undergraduates. Rockefeller Public Policy Internship Grants are designed to enable students to work in an unpaid non-profit or governmental agency on issues of public policy research, public policy analysis, issue evaluation, or activities that help shape and determine public policy - whether at the local, state or national level. Grants of up to $4,000 are awarded to students through a competitive application and interview process each term. The deadline for Spring 2013 consideration is Wednesday, February 6th.
  Congratulations to the 11 interns funded by the Rockefeller Center, working in a variety of host organizations during the Winter 2013 term. 
Did you know that we post a variety of internship opportunities for students to consider? Click here to see all posts related to internships.


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