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Management and Leadership Development Program

Spring 2019 MLDP Students in Excellence

Each term the Management Leadership Development Program provides students with the opportunity to reflect on their leadership experience and build the skills to be more effective leaders. At the close of the program, participants are asked to nominate their peers for excellence. When nominating, students are asked to explain why their nominees made their experience in MLDP more beneficial and how their nominees provided an excellent example of leadership during the program. At the end of the term, students must have perfect attendance and be nominated multiple times, by multiple peers to complete the program with excellence. Below are the collaborated comments about those who completed the Management and Leadership Development Program with excellence in Spring 2019.

 

Rocky and Me: Puja Devi ’19 Senior Reflection

In the Rocky & Me series, Seniors reflect on their experiences during their time at Dartmouth.

Puja Devi, a member of the class of 2019, initially found her way to the Rockefeller Center during her sophomore year when she started to think more about how to improve her own professional development. She decided to take the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP), which became an invaluable learning experience about what it means to be a leader. 

Throughout her time at Dartmouth, Puja found herself becoming more aware of her own strengths and weakness and how to differentiate a leader and a manager. Puja began to feel more comfortable in shared spaces, whether it be academic, casual, or professional settings, as well as learning how to find her voice as a leader.

19W Management and Leadership with Excellence

Photo Caption: Front row: Eugene Lovejoy ’22, Casey Vaughan ’19, Lisa Je TH’19, Halle Dantas ’21 , Levi Roseman ’21, Viney Regunath ’21; Back row: Owen Ritz ’21, Jeffrey Li ’21, Sophia Linkas ’21, Uma Ramesh ’20, Tobias Lange ’21, Jack Kerin ’20; Missing from photo: Ella Ketchum ’21, Kate Laskoski ’21

Each term the Management Leadership Development Program provides students with the opportunity to reflect on their leadership experience and build the skills to be more effective leaders. At the close of the program, participants are asked to nominate their peers for excellence. When nominating, students are asked to explain why their nominees made their experience in MLDP more beneficial and how their nominees provided an excellent example of leadership during the program. At the end of the term, students must have perfect attendance and be nominated multiple times, by multiple peers to complete the program with excellence. Below are the collaborated comments about those who completed the Management and Leadership Development Program with excellence in Winter 2019.

Rocky and Me: Bethany Malzman '19 Senior Reflection

In the Rocky & Me series, Seniors reflect on their experiences during their time at Dartmouth.

Coming to Dartmouth, I was not sure about what I wanted to study specifically, but I knew that I wanted to take time to explore different centers and departments on campus. The Rockefeller Center drew my attention the beginning of my freshmen year, because it offered something unique that I wanted to pursue – practicing leadership and learning more about the social sciences.

18F Management and Leadership with Excellence

Photo Caption: Front row: Olivia Harvey ’19, Mikeala O’Brien ’21; Back row: Will Synnott ’21, Jessica McDermott ’21, Julia Snodgrass ’21, Yazmin Ochoa Flores ’21, Gabriella Horton ’20, Will French ’21; Missing from photo: Lauren Sapone ’20, Zoe Schwartzman ’21, Cindy Shen ’21, Rylee Stone ’21

 

Each term the Management and Leadership Development Program provides students with the opportunity to reflect on their leadership experience and build the skills to be more effective leaders. At the close of the program, participants are asked to nominate their peers for excellence. When nominating, students are asked to explain why their nominees made their experience in MLDP more beneficial and how their nominees provided an excellent example of leadership during the program. At the end of the term, students must have perfect attendance and be nominated multiple times, by multiple peers to complete the program with excellence. Below are the collaborated comments about those who completed the Management and Leadership Development Program with excellence in Fall 2018.

 

Garret Collins ’20 on Management and Leadership

The Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) is a one-term program offered three times a year that prepares undergraduate students to succeed in their management and leadership endeavors both on and off campus.

Garrett Collins ’20, a Government and French Double Major from Brooklyn, NY, took MLDP in the spring of 2018. He joined the program after hearing about it from a friend who described MLDP as an impactful experience.

Garrett began the program with a desire to learn how to interact with his professors. Although he holds leadership positions on campus — serving on the leadership council for the Political Economy Project and acting as social chair for his fraternity — Garrett sometimes found talking with his professors intimidating.

Recognizing Rockefeller Student Program Assistant: Roshni Dugar '20

Roshni Dugar ’20, a Government major from Los Angeles, California, had been familiar with the Rockefeller Center since her freshman year when she started to attend some of the Center’s public programming. While exploring a job fair during the fall, she recalls stopping by the Rockefeller Center’s booth set-up and meeting Elizabeth Celtrick, the Center’s Senior Assistant Director. Elizabeth told her about the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP), one of Rocky's cornerstone programs and a requirement for all students employed by the Center to take. Although the program had already begun for the fall term, Elizabeth suggested Roshni sit-in on the following week’s session.

Roshni instantly fell in love with the program and was amazed by the ease in which the Rocky staff made her feel comfortable. “It was great to see how dedicated and excited the staff were about the program.”

Sam Seifert ’20 on Management and Leadership

The Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) is a one-term program that prepares students to succeed in their management and leadership endeavors.

Sam Seifert ’20, a Geography and Government Double Major from Knoxville, Tennessee, decided to participate in MLDP after hearing friends talk about their positive experiences in the program.

He entered the program with a desire to learn how to build relationships. As a member of numerous clubs around campus — DMBC, TRIPS, STRIPS, to name a few — Sam says he has grown in his capacity to relate to others. However, his newest venture required him to act in a leadership position unlike any he had ever held.

Sam plans on launching a website called DartArt, a platform that allows students to pursue artistic passions outside of the classroom by showcasing their work online. The artwork can then be sold to other students or alumni, who previously would not have had easy access to these artists’ work. Sam believes one of the keys to making DartArt successful is effective communication with his team of artists.

Jimmy Fitzgerald '20 on Management and Leadership

The Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) is a one-term program that prepares students to succeed in all of their management and leadership endeavors.

James “Jimmy” Fitzgerald ’20 is an Economics major from Champaign, IL, who took MLDP in the winter of 2018.

Jimmy implemented a Personal Leadership Challenge (a component of the program) which focused on the founding of his own student group, the Dartmouth Real Estate Club. According to Jimmy, the club’s framework already existed, but it had been dormant for the past few years. The challenge he gave himself was to revitalize the club by crafting a mission of purpose and setting goals for its new members.

The club officially launched at the end of the winter term.

Tony Ferrari ’18 on Management and Leadership

The Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) is a one-term program offered three times a year that prepares undergraduate students to succeed in their management and leadership endeavors both on and off campus.

Tony Ferrari ’18, a Psychology Major from San Diego, CA, took MLDP in the spring of 2018. As his Dartmouth career came to a close, he applied to MLDP to serve as a student ambassador this past spring, eager to meet new people.

“I was excited to learn how to empower people by listening to their ideas, relate to them, and just have an open mind,” says Tony.

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