Named Internship Profile Summary - Hannah Katterman (Class of 1952)Document Transcript
[CLASS OF 1952 PUBLIC POLICY INTERN PROFILE] Hannah Kattermann ’12 is from Wantage, New Jersey, and attended High Point Regional High School. In high school, she was a 3-year captain of the varsity ski racing team and valedictorian. At Dartmouth, Kattermann is majoring in government and minoring in German. She is a member of the Dartmouth Ski Patrol, Vice-Chairman of the Special Programs and Events Committee (an organization that allocates funding for student-run, on- campus programs), and both academic and reference chair in Tri-Delta sorority. Kattermann has also researched with Professor Deborah Brooks of the Government department on the topic of women and the American political system. She studied abroad in Berlin, Germany on the German FSP. During her sophomorespring, Kattermann interned on Capitol Hill. During the summer of 2011, she will work forPlaNet Finance US, a microfinance non-profit in New York. After Dartmouth, she hopes topursue a career in finance and to later obtain her Masters of Business Administration.Hannah was funded by The Rockefeller Center for a Summer 2011 Internship, with generoussupport from The Class of 1952.Executive Summary from Hannah’s final report:I worked on four major projects during my time at PlaNet Finance U.S., including work on thebusiness strategy and microloan regulations. I was given a lot of responsibility after thedeparture of my supervisor and had to manage numerous projects with various deadlines. I was able to tie together everything that I worked on throughout the “I realized that in all of the summer into one final project. PlaNet Finance U.S. will use the situations, the basics business strategy throughout the next year and I am excited to remained the same: remain have left an impact on the nonprofit. Communication was calm and optimistic, stay proactive, and always critical and I learned that when communicating with either a respect your coworkers.” teacher or a supervisor, it is important to clearly convey your ideas, questions, and concerns the first time around.
In preparation for my internship, I participated in the Rockefeller Center’s Pre-InternshipTraining on-campus. It was a great opportunity to meet other public policy interns, learn fromtheir past experiences, and discuss our summer goals. I found the group discussion on “Handlingthe Worst” (i.e. losing a supervisor, etc.) to be directly useful in my internship. I realized that inall of the worst case scenario situations, the basics remained the same: remain calm andoptimistic, stay proactive in finding new assignments, and always respect your coworkers.I would like to thank the Rockefeller Center for its generous public policy grant. The RockefellerCenter gave me access to new experiences, including a new work environment, a new city, andnew future plans. Hannah Kattermann at her internship in PlaNet Finance US, in New York City.