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

Student Workshops

Henrik Scheel: "How Might We Discover Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Social Good?" on Thursday, Aug 1 at 5PM @ecovator

Aligned with Dartmouth College’s own mission, Henrik Scheel, founder of the Startup Experience Inc., seeks to instill a sense of responsibility in people to improve the broader world through entrepreneurship. Scheel believes that design thinking is valuable tool in finding and/or creating opportunities that can improve social well-being through human-centered business solutions. 
Henrik Scheel is a Danish serial entrepreneur currently living in San Francisco where he focuses on startup projects in entrepreneurship education and telecom. While still an engineering student, Henrik founded two companies in IT and Design Thinking. He then worked with the Global Research team at Vestas Wind Systems and became specialized in strategy development and Innovation Management. In 2010 he moved to Silicon Valley where he founded Startup Experience Inc. Through Startup Experience he has formed partnerships with governments, NGOs and corporate non-profits in 15+ countries and is striving to transform entrepreneurship education in today’s school system. 

Matt Dunne, Head of US Community Affairs at Google, Speaks to Students About Social Responsibility

 On May 16th, Matt Dunne, former Assistant Director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth and Vermont State Senator, came to speak with Dartmouth undergraduate and graduate students about his current role as Head of US Community Affairs at Google. He equated his role to the role of a Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at other companies. After being appointed in 2006, Dunne has served as the community liaison for Google Inc. His primary responsibility is maintaining a positive and professional relationship between the inhabitants of towns and cities in which Google has or is creating data centers. He was hired after a particular incident in Kentucky in which Google was perceived negatively for largely taking over a town while offering little in return in the way of jobs or community improvement.

Career Conversation with Matt Dunne (@mattdunnevt ), Head of Community Affairs at @Google Inc.- Thursday 5/16

Career Conversation with Matt Dunne, Head of Community Affairs at Google, Inc.
Thursday, May 16 from 5:00 - 6:00 PMThe Class of 1930 Room, Rockefeller Center 

"What happens when a growing tech company runs into the reality of small communities? Matt Dunne, Head of Community Affairs for Google and former Associate Director of Rocky, will discuss the challenges, strategies and successes in developing a community affairs program from scratch, translating tech into the messy world of local relationships, and scaling to international communities."
Matt Dunne has focused his life’s work on bringing together the worlds of entrepreneurship, service and politics.  Elected to the Vermont House at the age of 22, he served 7 years before joining the Clinton Administration as the Director of AmeriCorps*VISTA overseeing 6000 full-time people working in the fight against poverty.  

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.

CIA Info Session - RSVP for this Oct. 3rd Event

Seeking career opportunities or an internship during an upcoming leave term?  Make a world of difference with the CIA.
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
 Info Session:  Career and Internship Opportunities
Wednesday, October 3rd
5:30-7:00 PM
Class of 1930 Room, Rockefeller Center
Co-sponsored by Dartmouth College Career Services

The information session provides an overview of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and its four Directorates.  Students will learn about the mission and products for each of the Directorates and how their majors and experiences will be applicable to the internships and full-time opportunities at CIA.  Also, students will be given a thorough explanation of the application process and what CIA looks for when evaluating applicants for positions.  There will be time after the information session for questions and answers.   Registration is required. To register, click here.

Rockefeller Center and Career Services offer "Go Government" Webinar Series this Fall - RSVPs requested

Are you interested in successfully finding and applying for federal positions? This special three-part webinar series is designed specifically for individuals seeking government jobs and internships, and is open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as other alumni in the Upper Valley area.

Faculty and staff that would like to learn more about current opportunities in the federal government are also encouraged to attend to gain additional information that can be shared with students they are advising.

Participants will hear from Partnership staff, federal employees, and agency recruiters, and will learn how to best leverage their skills and experiences to find the right federal fit.

Essential Tools for Student Leaders: Facilitation Tools & Techniques Workshop at Rocky on Sept. 10th at 6 PM

 "This needs to be a mandatory session for all student leaders and facilitators on campus, if it is not already. It is absolutely informative and inspiring." --Fermin Liu Ku '15

Calling all UGAs, COSO or GLOS Execs, Team Captains, and others:

"How Do Leaders Motivate Others to Join Them in Action?" Workshop, Friday May 11th 3:30-5PM

 Listen to any inspirational figure in any setting, in any time, and you will hear it being practiced and refined.  It puts emotion into words, moves us to act, and solidifies our resolve.  It’s the Art of the Public Narrative.  Learn what it’s all about and practice your skills at our upcoming workshop. 
How Do Leaders Motivate Others to Join Them in Action? The Art of Public NarrativeFriday, May 11th 3:30pm - 5:00pmClass of 1930 Room, Rockefeller Center

Share your passions with others by telling a story of self, a story of us, and a story of now.  This conceptual framework has been used in countless times past, and has allowed our greatest leaders to connect with their audiences to spur them into action. 
In this interactive and thought-provoking workshop, you will have the chance to follow in the footsteps of numerous leaders who have inspired others to act.
Registration required.  Sign up now!

Rocky Recap: Spring 2012 Ettiquette Dinner

Read a student's account of our most recent Rockefeller Center special opportunity. To learn more about upcoming events and student workshops, visit our eventbrite page.  

Adventures in Leadership: Developing High Functioning Teams Workshop with Dartmouth Outing Club Offered Saturday 4/28 at 12:30 PM - Sign Up NOW!

You have a map, compass, and several team members who you’ve never met in this outdoor workshop.  Are you up for the challenge?

Developing High Functioning TeamsSaturday, April 28th12:30 pm – 4:30 pmCo-sponsored with the Dartmouth Outing Club
Join us for this adventure where your goal will be to organize yourselves as quickly as possible, bring together your expertise, and beat the other teams in a race to find all of the clues.  Go with speed or use your wits, it’s your choice!  How you organize yourselves, pool together your knowledge, and work together will result in whether you’re able to outsmart and outstrategize your opponents.    Interested?  Click here to learn more and sign up for the workshop, or use the button below. 
* Highly encouraged for anyone looking to practice and apply their leadership and management skills in a novel setting. *


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