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Class of 2014

Joshua Schiefelbein ’14 on Management and Leadership

During my four years at Dartmouth, I spent over half of my undergraduate career serving as a student program assistant for the Management & Leadership Development Program. Now that I’m four years removed from my senior year and can reflect on my time working on the program, it’s safe to say I learned many valuable lessons from both the weekly speakers we had and from the day-to-day logistics required for a successful term.

The program advertises itself as an undergraduate experience designed to help expose students to the skills that employers seek. At the time, when I myself was enrolled in the program, I couldn’t connect the dots between the knowledge I acquired and the real world. I did my best to remember the concepts that had been introduced, but more specifically, I paid attention to how the material was delivered, tucking the knowledge into the back of my mind in case I needed it for a rainy day. I didn’t realize it the time, but my experience as a student and a facilitator of MLDP greatly shaped my professional life and laid the seeds that would form the roots of my academic and personal interests.

Dartmouth Now: Rockefeller Leadership Fellows Showcase 'The Right Stuff'

This article originally appeared in Dartmouth Now on March 11, 2015.

Rockefeller Leadership Fellows, past and present, talk about the program as a launch pad for life after Dartmouth.

The yearlong seminar-style RLF program was established by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences nearly 15 years ago to further the center’s founding mission of educating, training, and inspiring the next generation of public policy leaders.

 

 

Notes from the Field: Sarah Alexander ’14 and Meegan Daigler D’14, Th’15

Sarah Alexander ’14 and Meegan Daigler D’14, Th’15 are the founders of Street Food Biodiesel (SFB), a social enterprise based in New Delhi, India. A grant from the Rockefeller Center contributed in part to the funding needed to conduct a feasibility study and pilot of the project. Here are their Notes from the Field on how the start-up is progressing.

Rockefeller Leadership Fellow Miriam Kilimo '14 Named Rhodes Scholar

Last week, 2013-2014 Rockefeller Leadership Fellow Miriam Kilimo '14 was named a Rhodes Scholar. The Rhodes Scholarship is considered one of the world's most prestigious academic awards, providing a scholarship to study at Oxford University.

In an interview with Dartmouth Now, Miriam Kilimo ’14 emphasized the skills provided by the Rockefeller Leadership Fellow program that allowed her to succeed. “I am especially grateful about how the confluence of my experiences as a Senior Fellow and as a Rockefeller Leadership Fellow implicitly prepared me for the Rhodes interview—I felt very confident about articulating my interests to the interview panel,” says Kilimo.

Introducing the Class of 2014 First-Year Fellows

The Rockefeller Center congratulates the following members of the Class on 2014 on their selection into the First-Year Fellow program, and acknowledges the First-Year Fellow mentors, whose dedication and support make this program possible. 

Rockefeller Center Senior Profile: Dieynabou Barry '14

This past spring, The Rockefeller Center encouraged its outgoing seniors to reflect on their experiences at Dartmouth as part of a series called Rocky and Me.

 "When reflecting on my past fours year at Dartmouth, it is clear that Rocky has had an influential part in my experience. Through academic, personal, and professional endeavors, Rocky has provided me with many assets. I am better leader, a better thinker, and a better speaker." --Dieynabou Barry '14

Rockefeller Center Senior Profile: David Eads '14

This past spring, The Rockefeller Center encouraged its outgoing seniors to reflect on their experiences at Dartmouth as part of a series called Rocky and Me.

"In essence, The Rockefeller Center and my public policy studies have helped center my identity in the upper valley, something that is fleeting but paramount to achieving a ‘true’ Dartmouth experience." --David Eads '14

Rockefeller Center Senior Profile: Joshua Schiefelbein '14

This past spring, The Rockefeller Center encouraged its outgoing seniors to reflect on their experiences at Dartmouth as part of a series called Rocky and Me.

"Rocky has played a large role in my development as a student, as a professional and as a person…Rocky has practically been my home away from home." --Joshua Schiefelbein '14

 

 

 

Rockefeller Center Senior Profile: Tyler Kuhn '14

This past spring, The Rockefeller Center encouraged its outgoing seniors to reflect on their experiences at Dartmouth as part of a series called Rocky and Me.
“Like any good community, Rocky came to my assistance when I needed help…I was able to finance a non-paid internship in the Office of Senator Rob Portman '78 in Washington, DC…I learned how leadership is exercised (or not exercised) on the biggest political stage in the world. This experience has inspired me to possibly peruse a political career of my own one day.” --Tyler Kuhn '14

Photo by Rodrigo Ramirez Photography


When I was conducting my college search five years ago, I actively sought a campus with a strong sense of community and camaraderie. I jokingly told my friends that I was searching for a place where everybody knew the alma mater. I found this proverbial El Dorado in Dartmouth College.

Senior Profile: Neil Bhatt ’14

The Rockefeller Center encourages its outgoing seniors to reflect on their experiences at Dartmouth as part of a series called Rocky and Me.

“I hope to use the skills I have gained through my internship in Rwanda [funded by Rocky] and through the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows Program to lead global health programs in the future… I am extremely grateful for all the opportunities Rocky has given me and I highly encourage you to get involved!”--Neil Bhatt '14

I chose to attend Dartmouth because I was looking for a place that would challenge me both inside and outside of the classroom. After Dartmouth's admitted students weekend, which was filled with engaging conversations, I knew that the diversity of perspectives and interests here made Dartmouth a great fit for me.

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