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Rockefeller Professional Preparation Program

The Rockefeller Professional Preparation Program (RP3) serves as a how-to guide for growing lifelong habits that lead to personal and professional growth--practical wisdom--as students transition from campus life to life beyond Dartmouth.

About the Program

Through on-campus workshops with subject-matter experts, the Rockefeller Professional Preparation Program (RP3) mentors juniors and seniors as they approach graduation. The program provides information and resources on opportunities related to working in non-for-profit, social entrepreneurial, public and private organizations. Participants are connected with alumni who are three to five years out through the Rockefeller Alumni Mentoring Program (RAMP). These juniors and seniors are then expected to mentor a first-year student through the Rockefeller Peer Mentoring Program (RPMP), giving them an opportunity to practice their own leadership and mentoring skills.

Program Timeline

Fall Term

Seniors and juniors receive instruction from the alumni mentor(s) in the Fall term through the Rockefeller Alumni Mentoring Program (RAMP). The program can meet the needs of students who already have a post-graduation job and the needs of those students who are still applying for jobs.

Winter Term

Seniors and juniors are paired with first-year students through the Rockefeller Peer Mentoring Program (RPMP).

Spring Term

Participants meet for 8 weekly sessions with speakers and a curriculum specially designed to meet the professional development needs of the students. Sessions cover such things as negotiation skills, strength assessments, resume and cover letter writing, emotional intelligence and mindfulness, conflict resolution, and financial literacy.

Registration Process

For more information, contact Tatyana Gao, Program Officer.

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