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

Profiles

Recognizing Rockefeller Center Student Program Assistant: Jing Li ’16

Jing Li ’16 has worked at the Rockefeller Center since her sophomore spring as a Student Program Assistant for Student Workshops.  Her first experience with Rocky was as a participant in the Management and Leadership Development Program, which she liked so much that she wanted to get involved with Rocky at a deeper level.  She consequently applied for this position and was hired.

As Jing explains it, the Student Workshops program “invites guest speakers who come in and run a workshop that’s leadership-oriented or career-oriented,” catered to students who wish to develop their professional capacities.  Her favorite workshop is the Etiquette Dinner, which happens every fall and spring. Robert Shutt, a consultant with RA Solutions, leads the group through the art of business dining over a three course meal catered by the Hanover Inn. “Shine while you dine,” says Shutt. Manners matter and courtesy counts and never forget that the meal is not the most important part of the encounter.

Recognizing Rockefeller Center Student Program Assistant: Mary Sieredzinski ‘17

Mary Sieredzinski ’17 is incredibly busy on campus, as she runs varsity track and field, works as a shift leader GreenCorps, serves as the vice president to campus affairs in her sorority, and is in the fellowship of Christian athletes. But for the fourth successive term, Mary has also made the time to be a student program assistant for the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP).  Mary first participated in the program in the winter of her sophomore year, and she enjoyed it so much she wanted to help the program function behind the scenes.

“I really like working with a large group of students,” Mary says. “There’s always a learning moment, like an ‘a ha!’ moment in every session, and I really enjoy watching people react to that.”  Mary says she first wanted to participate in MLDP to “sharpen my leadership skillset and learn more.” 

Recognizing Rockefeller Center Student Program Assistant: Niamé Daffé ’18

Niamé Daffé ’18 began working for the Rockefeller Center her freshman year during winter interim. The Center is quite a busy place during breaks and often hires several students to assist with various projects that get sidelined during the terms.

Originally, Niamé had only planned to work for the Center during break. “After seeing what great work Niamé is capable of performing, along with her fantastic work ethic and wonderful attitude she brings to work each and every day,” says Elizabeth Celtrick, Assistant Director of Co-Curricular Programs, “I really encouraged her to stay on and continue being part of our team. Lucky for us, she did!”

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