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

Recognizing the Rockefeller Center's Student Program Assistants: Niamé Daffé '18

In this series, the Rockefeller Center features our Student Program Assistants, student staff who contribute significantly to the success of the Center’s events, programs, and activities.

Niamé Daffé '18 began working for the Rockefeller Center during this past winter interim period as a Student Program Assistant for Special Projects. Although classes and programs are not in session, the Center is still quite a busy place during breaks and often uses the time between terms to accomplish various projects that get sidelined during the terms. Niamé helped out with many different tasks during the three weeks before Christmas, but most of her first week was spent assisting Joanne Needham in preparing for the Center’s Holiday Party. With more than 100 faculty and staff in attendance, it goes without saying that it's is the best on campus. After the festivities were over, and Hinman Forum was returned to normal, Niamé spent a good bit of time on a special project involving the Center’s blog and helped out members of staff with various administrative projects.

Student Program Assistant Niamé Daffé '18

When asked what she likes best about working at the Rockfeller Center, she said it was the work environment at the Center. "Everyone is so kind and welcoming," says Niamé. She also took part in one student program that is offered during breaks, Create Your Path. "This is a great program which was designed to help college students think about their future and how to start taking the necessary steps to reach their ultimate career goal. I would recommend this program to every student. It really helped me learn a lot about myself."

Originally, Niamé only had plans to work for the Rockefeller Center during the break. "After seeing what great work Niamé is capable of performing, along with the wonderful attitude she brings to work each and every day, I encouraged her to stay on as part of our student staff for the next term and hopefully longer," says Elizabeth Celtrick, Assistant Director of Co-Curricular Programs.

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