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Come Learn About Tech the Halls!

Posted by Admin On 9/18/2014 0 comments
Learn more about the service organization, Tech the Halls, and how to apply to become a mentor for the upcoming holiday season! An information session is being held TODAY from 6PM-7PM in Room 129 of the Instructional Center.

The mission of Tech the Halls is to create a tradition at Georgia Tech and the surrounding Atlanta community that allows underprivileged children to celebrate the holiday season with gifts and a lasting inspiration to strive for a positive future.

Additional information sessions are planned for October 2 and October 16.

For more information, visit Tech the Halls website.

2015 InVenture Prize Kickoff!

Posted by Admin On 9/18/2014 0 comments
Join us for the 2015 InVenture Prize Kickoff! It's our goal to accelerate your ideas, put you on TV, and ultimately make your “dreams a reality.” This year's competition includes:
  • $35,000 in prizes
  • Free patents
  • No cost and no obligation
Don’t forget to sign up for the distribution list here. This will keep you informed of upcoming workshops, deadlines, funding opportunities, etc.

Any questions can be sent to questions@inventureprize.gatech.edu.

Do you remember your first computer? First floppy disk? What about your first cell phone, video game console, or wearable computing device? In honor of Project One, the Georgia Tech Library invites you to participate in a crowdsourced celebration of our technological past. We wanted to reach out to you because we have a hunch that you might have some particularly exciting tech artifacts in your collection (or you might know someone who does)!

For the month of October, the Library will feature a display of treasured technology pieces from the personal collections of Georgia Tech faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Consider loaning an item (such as an old cell phone, a disk, a hardware component, etc.) from your collection to be featured for one week behind glass in our secure exhibit case. Your item doesn’t have to be particularly old, rare, or valuable; it just has to be meaningful to you. The exhibit will invite viewers--both in-person and online--to explore the personal side of our technological lives and inspire them to design the future by hacking the past.

If you’re interested in loaning an item from your collection, fill out this short web form by September 29th.

Feel free to contact Wendy Hagenmaier (wendy.hagenmaier@library.gatech.edu) with any questions, and please forward this email and the attached flyer to anyone who might be interested.

Georgia Tech Night at Six Flags, Friday, Sept. 19, 6 p.m.-midnight
The Student Center Programs Council proudly presents...Georgia Tech Night
at Six Flags 2014!

Six Flags Over Georgia is open just for Tech again. The park will be open from 6pm-12am on Friday, Sept. 19 th 2014, featuring WREK Radio as event DJ.

Tickets can be purchased here http://b.gatech.edu/1toXzEd

Please ensure you also sign up for a bus shuttle time as well

$26 – Staff, Faculty, Alumni, Guest

*The first bus returning to campus will leave at 9 pm.

Driving there yourself? Parking is free! Follow signs at the ticket booths
for Ticket Pick-Up.

Questions? Email Nikhil George at atlantalife@scpc.gatech.edu

The Sociology Department at Rice is now in the fourth year of our new doctoral program. With the help of a generous gift from a Houston-based foundation, we have crafted an exciting, well-funded program that offers specialization in five broad substantive areas:

*Race and Ethnicity 
*Population Health 
*Culture and Religion 
*Urban and Community 

We are a vigorous, diverse, productive, and collaborative research department, also known for excellent mentoring. With an average of $250,000 per faculty member in grant funding in the last three years, our active research agendas provide abundant opportunities for graduate students, in an apprenticeship model that involves students working with professors on research immediately and continually. We are also committed to ensuring that students acquire mastery of both quantitative and qualitative research methods. This is an intentionally small program, with entering cohorts of 4-5 students, all of whom receive full and generous funding for five years.

Our current graduate students are the recipients of many prestigious external and internal fellowships, are actively presenting at national conferences, and are publishing with our faculty.

Rice offers several resources that will provide graduate students with exciting research opportunities: The Kinder Institute for Urban Research houses research programs in Race, Ethnicity, & Culture; Urban Health; and the Houston Education Research Consortium which is an unique research collaboration with our Houston Independent School District. The Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance supports international and domestic research on religion. The Hobby Center for the Study of Texas generates analyses of key social and public policy issues, and our Postdoctoral Fellows Program, currently nine postdocs strong, provides graduate students additional collaborative and mentoring opportunities.

For more detailed information, please visit us at: http://sociology.rice.edu. And of course, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Our program emphasizes intensive mentoring from faculty; strong mixed-methods training; and research experience from day one.

The President's Undergraduate Research Awards (PURA) gives undergraduates $1500 to conduct their research. Spring applications are due October 3! Consider applying at undergradresearch.gatech.edu/pura

Stop by and say hello.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
Clough Commons, Suite 205

The HTS librarian, Bruce Henson, will have weekly office hours in the Old Civil Engineering Building on Thursday September 11 from 11:30 - 1 in the Graduate Reading Room (ground floor). 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


Interview Tips Workshop TODAY

Posted by Admin On 9/18/2014 0 comments
Don't miss this workshop on tips for having a successful interview.  The event will be hosted by the Center for Career Discovery and Development (C2D2) in the Clary Theatre of the Student Success Center from 11.00 AM - 12.00 PM.

Don't forget, the Online Application for Graduation (OAG) for spring 2015 opens today.  If you intend to graduate in spring 2015, you must complete the OAG, as well as a few additional steps.  

The OAG window will be open from September 17th - October 15th.  From October 16th - October 31st you can declare your intent to graduate, but there is a $50 fine. Do it before October 16th!  You cannot declare your intent to graduate after 10/31.

Note that this is for new OAGs only.  If you have filed an OAG for a previous semester and need to reactivate it for spring 2015, the window for doing that is December 1st - January 15th.

For comprehensive directions on the process and links to necessary forms, click here.

Confused?  Just email Dr. D'Unger.

Federal Human Capital Consulting:
Consulting with a Government Twist

The Deloitte Consulting Vision:

Deloitte Consulting’s main objective is to be the premier advisor to executives of leading organizations. At Deloitte, our practitioners are encouraged to build enduring relationships with our clients and our people based on trust, integrity, and exceptional results. Firm wide, we place an emphasis on providing our clients with innovative solutions to their complex problems through sound advice and effective execution from our exceptional professionals.

The Federal Consulting Practice:

Deloitte helps federal agencies solve their most meaningful and challenging problems. Federal Human Capital services are designed to help government agencies enhance their performance and productivity through their workforce and support execution of their mission. Deloitte supports all major government health care organizations, all branches of the armed forces and agencies of the Department of Defense, the majority of national security and intelligence agencies, and a majority of civilian agencies (USDA, IRS, USAID, World Bank, etc.)

What is Unique about the Federal Practice?

The federal practice enables campus hires to design solutions and deliver results that help make a real and lasting difference to people in the United States and around the world. The Federal Practice is the fastest growing industry sector for Deloitte with an increase from 100 personnel in 2004 to 7,350+ full time employees in 2014. To support this growth, Deloitte has invested in resources such as GovLab, a think tank that focuses on innovation in the public sector, which works closely with senior government executives and thought leaders from across the globe. GovLab Fellows conduct research into key issues and emerging ideas shaping the public, private and non-profit sectors. While the majority of the federal practice is located in the D.C. Metropolitan Area to best serve our clients in the nation’s capital, there are also offices across the country to support clients outside of the DC area including an Atlanta office. 

Find out more:

Information Session:
September 18th
7:00 - 8:00 PM
President’s Suites B&C @ Student Success Center

Human Capital Coffee Chat:
September 19th
12:30 – 1:30 PM
College of Business, Scheller Room 202

September 29th
11:59 PM
Human Capital Resume Drop Deadline
See Careerbuzz Link Below

All students are encouraged to apply to only one position. Sign up on Career Buzz and search using the following Job IDs. Please note the application deadline for each service area below.

Human Capital Analyst, Human Capital – resume drop deadline is 11:59PM, September 29th

 Federal Human Capital Analyst – Technology: 80622

 Federal Human Capital Analyst – Strategy: 80621

September 17 “FIFA Brazil World Cup Retrospective: Social, Political and Economic Legacies”

A Panel Discussion Featuring Sports, Society and Technology Affiliated Faculty
Professor Kirk Bowman, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Professor Benjamin Flowers, School of Architecture
Professor Mary McDonald, School of History, Technology and Society

Student Success Center Clary Theatre
All are Welcome

Atlanta, Take Flight with PR! Meet some of the industry's top PR executives and interact with agency recruiters on September 18, 2014 at Clark Atlanta University. The event will be located in the Carl & Mary Ware Hall in Room 103 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Bring your resume and dress for success!

Certificate in Real Estate Development

Posted by Admin On 9/15/2014 0 comments
The School of City and Regional Planning, with the cooperation of the School of Building Construction and the Scheller College of Business, offers a certificate in real estate development for undergraduates in good standing at Georgia Tech. The certificate is designed to provide specialized education in real estate development. The certificate makes our students more competitive in securing employment and in advancing to graduate education.

Students must complete twelve credit hours in required and restricted elective courses that must be taken from the College of Architecture or the Scheller College of Business. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.7. The certificate is awarded upon graduation or the next semester after graduation.

Students are required to take the following course for the Certificate in Real Estate Development:

· MGT 3082 Fundamentals of Real Estate Development

They must also take one of the following two courses:

· CP 4610: Introduction to Real Estate Development

· BC 4735 Real Estate Development and Construction

Finally, students must also take two additional elective courses from the list below:

· CP 4610: Introduction to Real Estate Development

· CP 6611 Principles of Real Estate Finance

· CP 6640 Real Estate Development Methods

· ARCH 4151 History of Urban Form

· BC 3620 Real Estate and Construction Financing and Accounting

· BC 4640 Construction Marketing

· BC 4735 Real Estate Development and Construction

· BC 6185 Intro to Construction Program Management

· BC 6375 Trends and Policies for Residential Development

· BC 6385 Management of Design Phase

· BC 6500 Real Estate Asset and Income Property Management

· BC 6575 Real Estate Production Finance

· BC 6675 Residential Design and Construction

· MGT 3075 Security Valuation

· MGT 3078 Finance and Investments

· MGT 3609 Legal Aspects of Real Estate

· MGT 4068 Fixed Income Securities

· MGT 4803 Real Estate Practicum

Attend the Study Abroad Fair October 2

Posted by Admin On 9/15/2014 0 comments
The Sky's the Limit, so why stay in Atlanta? Plan to attend this year's Study Abroad Fair and discover all the opportunities waiting for you beyond GT's Atlanta campus. The Fair is happening Thursday, October 2nd from 10am to 2pm in the Student Center Ballroom. Let the balloons draw you in to a ballroom full of GT's Faculty-led and Exchange Study Abroad Programs. For more info check out oie.gatech.edu/safair . Oh... and I hear there's free stuff too.

Graduating this year?
Looking for a unique opportunity to live and work in Latin America?
Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with
Manna Project International!

Manna Project International is a non-profit organization that specializes in holistic community development. We connect recent college graduates and young professionals with international service opportunities in Ecuador and Nicaragua.

Apply to be a 5, 7, or 13 - Month International Program Director! The day-to-day operations at each of our sites are run by teams of international Program Directors who design and implement community development initiatives in a range of fields, including health, environment, education, and micro-finance.

Looking for a shorter term commitment abroad? Be a part of our Summer Internship Program! Through MPI's 4 to 8 week Summer Internship Program, interns assist the Program Directors in planning and leading programs on the ground in Ecuador and Nicaragua. Interns use their skills and interests to determine the programs with which they work, and many choose to design and lead their own project.

For more information on these unique opportunities, visit www.mannaproject.org or contact Virginia Green, our Recruitment Coordinator, at virginia.green@mannaproject.org.

Apply Online by October 1st!

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