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Join BOPSOP and Mentor Atlanta Youth

Posted by Admin On 1/27/2015 0 comments
BOPSOP, a Georgia Tech volunteer organization working to enrich the lives of inner-city youth in Atlanta is recruiting new members for Spring 2015!

As a reflection of our goals, BOPSOP is an acronym for "Believe Our Purpose, Share Our Plan." This program is a three hour commitment once a week. You can choose to volunteer any day Monday-Thursday!
If there are any questions, feel free to contact us through our organization's email, at gtbopsop@gmail.com.
In summary, if you are interested in: 

Tutoring, mentoring, and creating positive relationships with elementary-aged Atlanta youth
Volunteering on a weekly basis, for an entire semester, w
orking with other GT students who have similar interests, please apply using this link: http://goo.gl/forms/ZvvjTQbZHd

Georgia Tech Living History Intern

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Georgia Tech Living History Intern: 


  • Prepare client folder, including research, yearbook photo, pin, etc. 
  • Create webpage for client post interview 
  • “Video Index Process” the interview and produce a narrative, timeline and detailed brief of the DVD 
  • Duplicate the printed materials; send originals to the Archives 
  • Scan photos; general research for specific video production needs 
Skills Employed: 
  • Ability to research via microfiche, internet, yearbooks and other publications 
  • Precise and detailed analysis of the spoken word 
  • Organization of materials collected and accurate data input 
  • Completely flexible from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM; you choose your own schedule and keep your own time sheet; ten hours a week for the training period desired 
  • Living History Studio in the lower level of the Alumni House on North Avenue 
Special Benefits: 
  • A supply of chocolate always on hand 
  • Access to surplus food from House events 
  • Opportunity to see and hear the stories of amazing alumni 
  • Opportunity for acquiring career mentor 
  • Gain knowledge of Georgia Tech’s history—making you an ace at Tech Trivial Pursuit
If you're interested, contact Dr. D'unger!

Ideas to Serve Competition 2015

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Participate in the 2015 Ideas to Serve Competition with projects that address social/environmental issues - locally or around the globe. The Competition provides student mentor-matching, workshops, access to a large network of local social entrepreneurs, and cash prizes to help launch their projects. More details can be found on the I2S website.
Kick-off Info Session is this Thursday (1/29) at 11AM in CoB 101 – RSVP here to secure lunch.

If available please share this Facebook event on your department’s page.

Everyone is invited to cheer on the finalist teams and vote for their favorite on March 27 from 6:00pm in the Scheller College of Business Atrium at the Poster Showcase.
More about I2S: The competition is for current Georgia Tech students and recent alumni who have early stage product/service ideas or venture concepts that are geared towards creating a better world. Entries might focus on reducing poverty, alleviating hunger, promoting health and wellness, improving air and water quality, reducing the rate of depletion of natural resources, or developing alternate sources of energy… just to name a few!

Thirty-third Annual Southeastern Undergraduate Sociology Symposium (SEUSS)
February 12-14, 2015
Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia

Registration is due FEBRUARY 6! Register here.

The 33rd annual SEUSS will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 12-14, 2015 at Morehouse College. The Symposium provides undergraduate students a unique opportunity to participate in a professional meeting. Students may present a paper or a panel. Any area of sociological significance is welcome. Students who submit full papers by the January 30, 2015 deadline will be eligible for an Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research (1st place $100, 2nd place $75, 3rd place $50) and have their papers published in Challenge, the journal of the Morehouse Research Institute. All presenters receive a Certificate of Professional Participation and all abstracts are published in the Symposium Proceedings.

Application Procedure. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is Friday, January 23, 2015.

  • ​Students interested in presenting a paper should submit a one-page abstract with the full name and institution of the presenter.
  • Students interested in organizing a panel should submit a one-page abstract with full names and institutions of the organizer and panel participants.
  • Abstracts should include enough detail to allow reviewers to make informed decisions.
To be considered in the undergraduate research paper competition, completed papers must be emailed by January 30, 2015.

​Abstracts must be accompanied by a statement from a faculty member indicating that the paper or panel will be complete and ready for presentation on February 14, 2015.

For more information on submitting and the conference, click read more.

Dean Royster Appointed For Second Term

Posted by Admin On 1/27/2015 0 comments
Following a review over recent months, Jacqueline Jones Royster, dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, has been reappointed for a second term.
The Georgia Tech Faculty Handbook calls for a review of the performance of academic deans after five years of service. This past fall, Provost Rafael Bras appointed a committee to review Royster’s first term. The committee's report culminated in a hearty affirmation of Royster’s work and her competence in the role of dean.

To read more, click here.

It’s peak recruiting season. With the Georgia Tech Internship and Co-op Fair this week, there are many opportunities to land a summer internship.
How can students stand out and impress the recruiters? Career Development Advisor Dennis Lindsay offers some tips to avoid the most common career fair mistakes.

1. Research companies. “When you show knowledge of the company and express interest, the recruiter is assured that your interest is genuine,” said Lindsay. “If you get to the career fair and see a company that you’re interested in but you didn’t research beforehand, step aside and use your smartphone to quickly research the basics.”
2. Be professional. Although this may seem obvious enough, professionalism is more than just attire. “Recruiters need to see students as young professionals, not as college students,” said Lindsay. Avoid clumping in groups with your friends, and resist the urge to grab all of the free items. “Students are attracted to the freebies, but it is not professional to trudge through with a bag full of stuff.” 

3. Go early in the day. “Recruiters are burned out by the end of the day, and some employers might pack up early,” said Lindsay. He recommends getting to the fair as early as early as possible to catch recruiters when they are most alert and engaged.

4. Follow Up. “Don’t wait too long to follow up with the recruiter,” said Lindsay. To stand out from the crowd, students should say something memorable that they can refer to in the follow-up, to help recruiters remember the conversation. “Take notes after speaking with the recruiters. Ask for their business cards and take notes on the back.”

5. Don’t tell yourself “no.” “If a company is known as an aerospace company, that does not mean they are only recruiting aerospace engineers,” said Lindsay.“Companies are multi-faceted and need people in many different areas.” Lindsay encourages students to treat the fair like a strategic networking event. “If the recruiter is not recruiting for the area you’re interested in, then ask for a contact in your field. If all else fails, ask for a human resources contact.”

The Internship and Co-op Fair will be held on Jan. 27 – 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Visit the Center for Career Discovery and Development website for more information about the fair and participating companies.

Summer 2015 degree candidates who desire to participate in Spring commencement ceremonies now available online: http://commencement.gatech.edu/summer-graduate-information
Deadline: March 11, 2015 for OAG and Spring participation request. Email comments@registrar.gatech.edu or call 404-894-4150 with questions.

MBA Info Session for Undergraduates

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GT MBA Info Session for Undergraduates: Monday, February 16 at 6:00PM in Scheller College of Business Room 316
Discover when, why, and how to pursue an MBA degree. An MBA can improve your job opportunities and increase your earning potential. However, choosing the right program, and when you apply and enroll, may determine the impact an MBA has on your career.Join us for an MBA Information Session with Georgia Tech MBA Admissions staff, students, and alumni to discover:
  • Why to pursue an MBA: career opportunities and advantages
  • When to start an MBA
  • How to research, choose, and finance an MBA program
  • The admissions process and what to do now to prepare your application
  • Success stories and experiences of Georgia Tech MBA students and alumni
  • The advantages of the MBA Pathway program for Georgia Tech students
Get more information and register here.

Georgia Tech's Office of Government and Community Relations is now accepting applications for its Fall 2014 D.C. Internship Program. Offered each semester, selected students work full-time in offices in and around Washington, D.C. for 16 weeks. This program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of all majors, and is eligible for course credit.
Once selected, students team up with Georgia Tech staff to discover and land a full time internship with members of Congress, Congressional Committees, or executive branch offices that match your strengths and interests. Past internship postions secured by Georgia Tech students include: 
  • Department of Justice - Law and Policy Section
  • Department of Health and Human Services - Office of the Chief Medical Officer
  • White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • White House Office of Communications
  • Office of Congressman John Lewis
  • Office of Congressman David Scott
  • Office of Senator Saxby Chambliss
  • NASA Science Mission Directorate
  • USAID Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs

Volunteer for IAC Shadow Day!

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On Friday, February 6th, the Ivan Allen College is hosting Shadow Day for prospective and admitted students. This event is one of the college's most important recruitment tools, and your student ambassadors need your help in showing prospective students what we are all about! We need volunteers to take students to IAC classes, bring them on small, personal campus tours, and persuade them to choose GT Liberal Arts.

If you have an hour or more to spare and want to help our college grow, please fill out the link below. Shadow Day has been a huge success in the past, but we cannot do it without you!

We will be hosting another Shadow Day on April 3, so keep an eye out for volunteer information for that date! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Rebecca Fant (rcfant@gatech.edu) or Andres Marcuse-Gonzalez (aamg3@gatech.edu)

HTS Speaker Series: Daniel Kleinman

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HTS Speaker Series Monday February 9th at 4:30PM (Note start time is 1/2 hour later than usual). Dr. Daniel Kleinman from University of Wisconsin, Madison will present his talk entitled "Blurring Cultures, Building Hybridity: Remaking a University Identityin a Time of Crisis." All are welcome. The event will be held in Old CE Building, Room 104.

HTS Speaker Series Monday January 26 from 4:00-5:30PM. Dr. Jonathan Schneer from HTS will present his talk entitled "Ministers at War: Churchill's War Cabinet." All are welcome. The event will be held in Old CE Building, Room 104.

The Southern Education Foundation (SEF), www.southerneducation.org, is reaching out to tomorrow’s leaders through the 2015 Southern Education Leadership Initiative. We are seeking outstanding upperclassmen and graduate students to apply for this experiential learning opportunity. We are hoping you can help share the attached announcement about this program with your students, colleagues, and partners to help us with finding the next summer cohort of students to participate in this program. Since 2004, SEF has placed over 185 students in 85 nonprofits and foundations throughout the Southern region focused on providing advocacy, grant-making, policy analysis, research, community organizing, and direct service in education.
Fellows receive:
  • Experience: an opportunity to work for eight weeks in an organization concerned with equity and excellence in education e.g., a policy institution, community-based organization or philanthropic institution;
  • Stipend: a living expense stipend of $4,000 (for undergraduate students), or $4,500 (for graduate students who will have completed at least one term by June 1, 2015);
  • Travel: all airfare/car mileage expenses associated with traveling to and from SEF trainings to summer placement site (assistance also provided by SEF in making travel arrangements);
  • Orientation: training that exposes students to research in the field, stresses the importance of civic engagement, teaches strategies for making change, and provides opportunities to meet and learn from inspiring leaders involved in education policy and practice (attendance required);
  • Fellowship Placement: guidance and supervision provided by seasoned sector leaders to work on challenging research, education policy, and nonprofit program related projects; and
  • Closing Meeting: the opportunity to present their work to their peers, reflect, brainstorm how to take the lessons learned from this experience back to their communities, and become part of a network of emerging leaders in the sector. (Attendance is required).

To learn more about the program, application, and eligibility requirements and student experiences please visit: www.southerneducation.org > Our Strategies >Leadership Development Efforts>Southern Education Leadership Initiative>Prospective Fellows

Check out a "Letter to the Editor: Engaging Student's Service" written by Colin Potts, Beril Toktay, and Ellen Zegura. Here's an excerpt:

Georgia Tech’s motto is “Progress and Service.” Our contributions to progress are many. You only need to read the Daily Digest to find stories about how we advance scientific boundaries, develop innovative solutions to engineering, architectural and computing problems, or resolve business and societal issues.

Making a difference through innovation and research has become a significant part of your education.

Progress? Check. What about service? Many of you are dedicated to making the world a better place.

Read the article in its entirety here.

The Center for Career Discovery and Development will host the Annual Internship & Co-op Fair. Different companies will attend each day. The fair is open to undergraduate and graduate students in all majors. Students will have the opportunity to meet employers seeking interns and co-ops for the fall, spring or summer semesters.

Preregistration for the Georgia Tech Internship & Co-op Fair is not required. Please bring your BuzzCard for on-site registration. Business attire is required for this fair.

To come prepared and learn about preparing a resume or what to wear, visit the Center's Job Search Advice page.

More information available here.

This event will take place from January 27, 2015 to January 28, 2015 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM in the Student Center Ballroom.

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