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Preview Spring Courses on October 8

Posted by Admin On 10/07/2015 0 comments
The School of History and Sociology will host a preview party on October 8 from 11AM-12PM. Come join other students and faculty to preview the course schedule (before they are online!) for Spring and enjoy food, drinks, and a book raffle. Hope to see you there!

The HSOC librarian, Bruce Henson, will have weekly office hours on Thursday, October 8th from 1:30PM-2:00PM.  He will be in room 304, Old CE. He is available to assist with any research and information needs you have.

If these hours are not convenient for you please email or call Bruce Henson and you can set-up an appointment to meet individually.

Contact Information:
Bruce Henson
Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services
Georgia Tech Library & Information Center
Atlanta Ga 30332-0900


Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to participate in service projects around the city on Sunday, Oct. 18.

Each fall, TEAM Buzz provides a chance for the Tech community to give back to surrounding neighborhoods through hands-on volunteerism. This year, student organizers expect around 2,000 student, alumni, faculty, and staff volunteers to meet at the Kessler Campanile on Sunday, Oct. 18, before spreading out across the city.
Project signups are now open at teambuzz.org. Projects include activities such as planting, park cleanup, tutoring, sorting books and other media, and caring for animals. Those interested can sign up alone or with friends, co-workers, or family, and choose from more than 40 projects around Atlanta.

This year, TEAM Buzz is providing free child care to children of faculty and staff to enable their participation. Qualified students will serve as caretakers for the day and be stationed at the Student Center. Children will also participate in service activities, including making crafts and writing letters to hospital patients. The event runs from around 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sports Business Club Meeting Today

Posted by Admin On 10/07/2015 0 comments
Are you interested in a career in the sporting industry? 

Are you interested in learning from and networking with industry leaders? 

Are you interested in learning how your marketing, management, analytics and other skills can be utilized in a sports organization?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, The Sports Business Club at Georgia Tech is for you!

Join us as we have a series of speakers come to Tech, give insight into their career, and give advice on important skills to start developing now!

We plan to take off-campus visits to professional sports teams' facilities in Atlanta to learn more about how these organizations operate.

If you want to take your love for sports to the next level, then click here!

The first meeting will be held today from 6:00-7:00PM in Room 109 of the Instructional Center.

Join The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts for Homecoming October 23-24!

It’s the biggest game of the year and we invite Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts to celebrate together!

Homecoming Alumni Mimosa Brunch - Saturday, October 24
Ivan Allen alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited to gather on the porch of the Old Civil Engineering Building from 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (right after the Ramblin’ Wreck Parade!). Great food, super prizes!

Graduate Student and Graduate Alumni Reception - Friday, October 23
Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

RSVP for these events!

Negotiating can be tricky, especially for a first-time job seeker. Check out these two workshops held by the Center for Career Discovery and Development this fall. On October 8th, industry and non-profit professionals will advise undergraduate and graduate students how to negotiate your salary. On October 15, the panel will shift focus to academic positions.

TreeZero Paper company www.treezero.com is a manufacturer and distributor of a 100% tree-free paper made from sugarcane waste fibre. Our paper is considered the most sustainable paper on earth. We are currently selling to the College and University market as well as the Fortune 1000 companies that have sustainability initiatives.

TreeZero is currently seeking interns to work at their office at 4401 Northside Parkway, about 7 miles north of GT.
Intern will be responsible to perform the following:
  • Research markets for additional tree-free paper products
  • Research sustainability officers for colleges and universities.
  • Research sustainability officers for fortune 1000 companies .
  • Mail samples to prospects
  • Research sustainability data on competitors
  • Construct comparison spreadsheets on our paper vs competitors.
  • Identify “green” college student sustainability committees. 
  • Market research for licensed products. 
  • Assist in local trade shows 
  • Assist in local sustainability events
  • Post sustainability events and updates on Face Book and other social media
  • Assist the VP of Sales and Marketing
  • Research sustainable e-commerse retail sights
  • Intern should have a passion for sustainability and environmental affairs
If you are interested, please email Dr. D'Unger with your resume and cover letter.

Job and Internship Opportunities:

1. Multimedia Studio Tech Support Assistant
Contact Troy West at troy.west@oit.gatech.edu

Interested in design or video editing? The Library Multimedia Studio is hiring for part-time technology support assistants. Two positions are available with a required minimum of 10 hours per week with pay that can range between $10-12 per hour depending on position. More info available here.

2. Apply for Summer 2016 Internships at INROADS
Contact Angela Karanja at akaranja@inroads.org or Luis Abarca at labarca@inroads.org

INROADS is an organization which trains students professionally and provides access to summer internships at top companies like Google, Goldman Sachs, PwC, Kaiser Permanente, Deloitte, and many more. View more info here.

3. Capital Semester Political Journalism Internship
Visit dcinternships.org/cspj for more information.
Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, Capital Semester combines substantive journalism and communications internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by top policy experts and journalists. This fast-paced, fifteen-week residential program provides undergraduate students from around the world with opportunities to gain the edge in today's competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.

4. Young Entrepreneurs Across America Information Session
Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (30 min sessions)
Student Success Center, Press Room A
Contact Alex Dalpaiz at alexdalpiaz@yeaainternship.com

Young Entrepreneurs Across America is a consulting company, specializing in marketing, management, and leadership development, that gives motivated students an opportunity to run their own business during the summer. Students get the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of a small business, by actually running and performing all the necessary business responsibilities. Each intern is set up with a mentor to guide them through the program and their business, in addition to the business seminars to train all of the students. Working through this internship, students develop skills in many areas of the business world and get valuable experience to help prepare them to that job you want after graduation.

5. Government Affairs Intern 2016
Visit this link to apply.

GeorgiaLink Public Affairs Group is an organization that secures secures and strengthens relationships between the private sector and government. The primary purpose of the internship would be to assist their lobbying team in state lobbying efforts at the Capitol during the 2016 Legislative Session. Potential tasks associated with this include, but are not limited to:
- Attend committee hearings and agency meetings, take detailed notes on legislation or issues that GeorgiaLink is tracking
- Event coordination
- Coordinate and prepare handouts for meetings
- Assist with creation and distribution of electronic information.

6. Student Assistant: Office of Campus Sustainability
10-15 hours/week, $10/hour
Contact Jennifer Hosley at jennifer.hosley@sustain.gatech.edu

The Office of Sustainability is seeking a student assistant at the undergraduate or graduate level to assist in the core missions of outreach, engagement, data analysis, and reporting. Strong communications, marketing and graphic design skills are preferred.

Graduate School Opportunities:

1. Rotary Foundation Grant Scholarship
October 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Student Success Center, Press Room B

Rotary offers prestigious international scholarships of $30,000 or more graduate students pursuing careers in fields that support peace and conflict resolution, disease prevention, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education, and community. The application deadline is October 15, 2015. For more information about this program, visit here.

2. Law School Admissions Information Sessions
University of Pennsylvania Law
October 21, 2015 at 4:00 PM
DM Smith 015
Columbia University Law
October 26, 2015 at 4:00 PM
DM Smith 015

3. Emory Graduate School Fair
October 20, 2015 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cox Hall Ballroom
569 Asbury Cir, Atlanta, GA 30322

Network with admissions representatives from more than 100 graduate and professional schools across the U.S. and get the inside scoop on how to become competitive for programs in your discipline! Open to anyone of any major.

4. 2015 Law School Recruitment Forum
October 23, 2015 from 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
AmericasMart Atlanta
240 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta 30303

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) hosts Law School Recruitment Forums around the country to provide prospective law students with the opportunity to talk directly with representatives from law schools and to gather admission materials from schools throughout the county. These events are free. To save time at a forum, you should pre-register. You have to create a LSAC account to register (and to apply for law school).This is also an excellent way to acquire application fee waivers from law schools! Register here.

Company Info Sessions on Campus

Posted by Admin On 10/05/2015 0 comments

Company Info Sessions on Campus:
1. Coca-Cola
October 8, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Student Success Center President Suite A

2. eviCore Healthcare
October 14, 2015 at 5:30 PM
Student Success Center, Festival Level

3. Textron
October 14, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Student Success Center, Press Room A

4. Mu Sigma, Inc.
October 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Student Success Center, Press Room B

1. Networking to Find a Job WorkshopOctober 6, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Student Success Center, Press Room A

Internet browsing is not enough to find a job in today's economy; the old adage "it is who you know" is never truer than when jobs are scarce.

2. Salary Negotiation Panel: Industry and Non-Profits
October 8, 2015 at 5:30 PM
Student Success Center, Clary Theatre

Markus Wegner, General Manager at Delta Air Lines
Nicole Morado, Nonprofit Consulting Group, Consulting Program
Manager and Analyst, Georgia Center for Nonprofits
Doug Scott, Owner Scott Environmental Services Inc.
Chad Steward, Director of Recruiting & Strategic Accounts
Tom Mallory, Southeast Campus Recruiting Manager, BDO USA, LLP

3. Majors Fair
October 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Student Center Ball Room

For undergraduates to explore choice or change of major, careers in various majors by speaking with academic advisors, students, faculty and alumni.

4. LMC/CM Portfolio Review
October 22, 2015 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Stephen C. Hall Room 102

Drop in any time to have your online completed portfolio reviewed by professionals in the field! You must RSVP here.

5. Evaluating Job Offers Workshop
October 22, 2015 at 11:00 AM
October 27, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Student Success Center, Clary Theatre

There are many things to weigh when considering an offer. Type of work, challenge, opportunity for advancement, salary, benefits, location and the company culture are the primary areas for consideration and concern.

Agnes Scott College will be hosting the second annual Atlanta Undergraduate Conference on Health & Society on November 7th. This is an opportunity for students from the social sciences, public health, and natural sciences who are interested in health to come together to share their work in a friendly environment. Presentations of significant class projects, internships, study abroads, or critical literature reviews are welcome.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is October 16.

Attention undergraduate students! The Washington Undergraduate Law Review (WULR) at the University of Washington is looking for Winter Quarter 2015 submissions!
WULR is an academic legal journal at the University of Washington that publishes law-related essays, research papers, and other written work by undergraduates. The Law Review is an organization entirely operated by students at the University of Washington. 
Submission to WULR is open to all majors. We value papers on a variety of legal topics, and students are encouraged to submit undergraduate theses or other academic papers 12 pages or longer. Submissions will be selected for publication by WULR’s Executive Editors based upon quality of writing, research, and analysis. All submissions accepted for publication may be edited for length and clarity.

Email articles as a Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx) in double-spaced, 12 point type. Articles should include a cover page with the following information:

1. Full name
2. Contact information (email, phone)
3. Article title
4. Complete abstract
5. Brief biography
6. College / university

Please submit to wulr@uw.edu by December 16.

Please consult our website for more information about submission requirements:http://students.washington.edu/wulr.

*WULR is now also accepting shorter pieces for potential publication online, or in a publication of shorter works. For more information, or to submit shorter papers, please contact wulr@uw.edu.

Talks@Tech: A Conversation with President Bud Peterson

We are thrilled to host President Bud Peterson, the 11th President of Georgia Tech. At this event, students will be given the opportunity to ask the President any questions they have, directly and in-person!

Some questions that have been raised in the past include:
How is Georgia Tech addressing the "ratio"?
What are we doing to improve the availability of parking space?
In what ways are professors held accountable for students' progress in the classroom?

Our President is excited to speak about issues currently facing our campus, and having an open dialogue about how we can improve our community. Check out the Facebook page for more info!


Hosted by Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Society

Shadow a Teacher Program

Posted by Admin On 10/05/2015 0 comments

KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools have joined the Pre-Teaching shadow program! KIPP operates free, open-enrollment, public charter schools. Admission to KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools is granted to students regardless of prior academic record, conduct, or socioeconomic background. Over 95 percent of KIPP students are African-American and more than 75 percent are eligible for the federally reduced meal program.

There are eight schools within the KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools' region: three elementary schools, four middle schools, and one high school. KIPP STRIVE Primary, KIPP Vision Primary, and KIPP WAYS Primary are elementary schools chartered through Atlanta Public Schools. KIPP STRIVE Academy, KIPP Vision Academy, and KIPP WAYS Academy are middle schools chartered through Atlanta Public Schools. KIPP South Fulton Academy is a middle school chartered through Fulton County Schools. KIPP Atlanta Collegiate is the high school and is chartered through Atlanta Public Schools.

To learn more and for a complete list of schools: www.preteaching.gatech.edu/shadow.


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School of History and Sociology
Georgia Institute of Technology
Old Civil Engineering Building
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Atlanta, GA 30332-0225