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The Ivan Allen College is still seeking applicants for the Alumni Relations and Career Development internship positions for fall 2015.  

Interested?  Send your resume to gtliberalarts@iac.gatech.edu.

Pre-Teaching Office is Relocating

Posted by Admin On 7/27/2015 0 comments

The Pre-Teaching program is moving into the Center for Career Discovery and Development on the 1st floor of the Bill Moore Student Success Center. The transition will be complete by August 7.

Contact information:
Susan Belmonte, Pre-Teaching Advisor 
Center for Career Discovery and Development
1st Floor Lobby
Bill Moore Student Success Center
Atlanta, GA 30332-0105

HSTS Graduate Alum Featured

Posted by Admin On 7/27/2015 0 comments
Leslie Leighton, who completed his MS in the History and Sociology of Technology and Science (HSTS), was recently featured on the Emory University graduate school website.  Dr. Leighton (MD, PhD) recently completed his dissertation, entitled Explaining the Decline of Coronary Heart Disease Mortality in the United States in the 1960s: An Historical Analysis.  To read more about his work, go to www.gs.emory.edu/news_and_events/2015-07-14-leslie-leighton.html.  Congratulations Les!

The Georgia Sociological Association (GSA) is holding its annual conference from October 15 - 17, 2015.  There is currently an open call for papers, and students are particularly encouraged to submit their work.  There is also a student paper competition each year. 

For more information, to become a member, or to submit your work, visit the GSA website at www.georgiasociology.com.

Dr. Schneer Featured on Radio Program

Posted by Admin On 7/21/2015 0 comments
Dr. Jonathan Schneer was recently featured on the John Batchelor Show, which is carried by a wide variety of radio stations.

Dr. Schneer discussed his book Ministers at War: Winston Churchill and His War Cabinet.  

You can listen to the interview in its entirety here.  

Fulbright ETA Information Session

Posted by Admin On 7/21/2015 0 comments
The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) is a wonderful opportunity to study and teach abroad and gain valuable work experience.

It's great if you're interested in going into teaching, but it's an amazing experience even if you're planning on a different career.  A past HTS major did a Fulbright ETA in Indonesia!

Wednesday, July 22nd
Clough Commons Suite 205
5.00 - 6.00 PM

Just because it's summer doesn't mean career preparation and professionalization should fall off your radar.  You should always be prepared for that opportunity that presents itself when you least expect it!

Here are some tips on what you can do in the summer in order to come back prepared for an internship or job search: www.news.gatech.edu/2015/07/20/keeping-your-career-get-ready-next-phase.  

IAC Alum Night at the Braves Game

Posted by Admin On 7/18/2015 0 comments
Cheer on the Braves with Ivan Allen College alumni.  Tickets are at a discounted rate of $20*.  BOGO! - Buy One, Get One Free so you can bring a friend!

What: Braves Game with Alumni of the Ivan Allen College
When: Friday, August 7, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Turner Field

RSVP here by July 17th!

To change your RSVP, contact Meredith Schnepp.

*Payable by check to the Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc. More information about tickets will be sent to alumni planning to attend.

Organized by the Ivan Allen College Alumni Affinity Group

Want to Get Involved in Project One?

Posted by Admin On 7/17/2015 0 comments

For this year’s Project One common reading, Georgia Tech has selected Edward Humes’s Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash. The book, which chronicles the production of trash in America and examines our cultural relationship with this waste, was chosen in part because of its strong connection to the them of Tech’s new Quality Enhancement Plan, Serve.Learn.Sustain.

There will be sustainability-focused events in both the fall and spring semesters related to Garbology, including a visit from the author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edward Humes (October 1st).

Want to be involved?  Any students who would like to participate in the sustainability-focused Project One events, should contact Dr. Lacy Hodges at lacy.hodges@gatech.edu.

Upcoming Career Events for GT Alums

Posted by Admin On 7/17/2015 0 comments

You don’t have to take a vacation from enriching your career just because it is summer… GT Alum Career Services has got exciting programming coming up this month!


Learn more and register at http://www.gtalumni.org/s/1481/alumni/index3col.aspx?sid=1481&gid=21&pgid=3478&cid=7634&ecid=7634&crid=0&calpgid=645&calcid=1760

**Coaching sessions are hosted online so you can participate wherever you are!**

Your relationship with your boss is one of the most important relationships in your career. In this webinar on July 21 at noon EST, you’ll learn how to have an effective relationship with your boss that is mutually beneficial for your boss, your company and you!

Learn more and register at http://www.gtalumni.org/s/1481/alumni/index.aspx?sid=1481&gid=21&pgid=2332&cid=5731&ecid=5731&crid=0&calpgid=645&calcid=1760

Do you feel burned out or less than challenged in the workplace? This is sometimes called the "Career Competency Curse". In this 40 minute webinar we will discuss how to handle this difficult situation and different ways to feel challenged again by your work and re-inspired.

Learn more and register at http://www.gtalumni.org/s/1481/alumni/index3col.aspx?sid=1481&gid=21&pgid=3840&cid=8403&ecid=8403&crid=0&calpgid=645&calcid=1760 

Position at SportsBusiness Daily

Posted by Admin On 7/17/2015 0 comments
SportsBusiness Daily Global seeks a Staff Writer at their Charlotte, N.C., headquarters. 

Qualified candidates for the position will have excellent knowledge of global sports and business, with strong writing and verbal skills. Must have a solid work ethic and thrive in a team environment. Strong copy editing skills needed. 

Candidates must be adaptable and have ability to pick up multiple tasks, must be comfortable with news aggregation, familiar with social media, and be able to work independently in a fast-paced news environment with multiple daily deadlines. 

Foreign language skills are required for this position. Interested candidates should provide a resume and writing samples to jobs@sportsbusinessdaily.com.

SAA Graduate Student Picnic

Posted by Admin On 7/17/2015 0 comments
Graduate students, we know you continue to work hard over the summer and we want to reward you for your hard work. The Student Alumni Association holds an annual graduate student picnic exclusively for you and your families! Why attend? 

* Because you get a FREE SAA T-shirt
* Because you get FREE dinner
* Because we will have a FREE ice cream cart serving all sorts of popsicles
* Because we will have a special kids area for your little ones

Spend a summer evening out in the sun and enjoy dinner, giveaways and more with SAA. Georgia Tech Athletics will also be onsite! This is a very popular event so register today!

Date: 7/21/2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Tenth and Home Courtyard
Parking available in the E66 Parking Deck on 10th.

CIOS Now Open for the Summer Semesters

Posted by Admin On 7/17/2015 0 comments
The Course and Instructor Opinions Survey (CIOS) is now available for the summer semester.  All students in summer classes are encouraged to complete the survey.  Feedback on classes and individuals is very important for the school, so please let us know how we're doing!

Log in information is at www.cetl.gatech.edu/cios.  Thanks!

Student Assistant Needed in CoC

Posted by Admin On 7/17/2015 0 comments
The Director of Undergraduate Advising in the College of Computing is looking for a student assistant beginning in the fall. Duties would include including organizing files, creating spreadsheets, filing, shredding, and helping out during registration periods as needed. 

The student must be responsible, reliable, on-time, and able to operate both independently and with a team.

The ideal hours would be Monday-Friday 9-11am but there is some flexibility to work around class schedules.

Interested?  Contact Dr. D'Unger at amy.dunger@hsoc.gatech.edu.

Dean Royster Visits Cuba

Posted by Admin On 7/10/2015 0 comments
On July 1, twenty Atlanta government, business, and academic leaders convened in Havana to explore the possibilities of Congress approving the president’s request for an easing of the U.S. economic embargo against Cuba.  Ivan Allen College Dean Jacqueline Royster, a board member of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta (WAC), took part in a five day tour organized by WAC to gain understanding of the trade and investment climate under the Castro government. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Ambassador Charles Shapiro, Jorge Fernandez of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, WAC members met with business, cultural, and religious groups, private business owners and European business executives, and Jeff DeLaurentis, who serves as the U.S. political/economic section chief at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana.

To read more about her visit, go to www.iac.gatech.edu/news-and-events/story?id=421711.

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