Fall 2016 Program Archive


SEPTEMBER 1, 4:30-5:30pm, Room 3330
Switching Colleges 101: Internal Transfer Info Session
For students interested in pursuing a major unavailable in their current colleges or schools, and those that for any other reason want to know more about the internal transfer process and requirements.

SEPTEMBER 1, 8, 15, 4:30-5:30pm
Exploring Majors and Careers: for Arts & Sciences students
(Three part series; pre-registration on Handshake required)

SEPTEMBER 6, 7:00-9:00pm
Drop-in Resume Critiques for Arts & Sciences students

SEPTEMBER 7, 4:45-5:15pm, Room 3330
Career Services 101
Are you a first-year student who wants to learn more about Cornell Career Services (CCS)? Come to the Tatkon Center to learn more about CCS! If you would like to attend but cannot make it, materials will be posted online at this address at a later date: http://www.career.cornell.edu/resources/media

SEPTEMBER 7, 5:45-6:45pm
Society for India, Ice Cream Social
Kick off this year by learning more about the Indian community at Cornell! Learn about our events, our big/little program, and how to get more involved with one of the largest multicultural groups on campus. This event and the ice cream are FREE!

SEPTEMBER 11, 1:00-4:00pm (Tatkon is one of 2 locations this year.)
Learn more about the variety of student groups on campus. Representatives of more than 300 student organizations will be in attendance to showcase what their club has to offer. Don't miss some of the featured performances. Free entertainment and refreshments will be provided.

SEPTEMBER 12, 4:30-5:30pm
Off-Campus Housing Info Session
Learn about options now and keep calm!

SEPTEMBER 14, 4:30-5:30pm
Learning Strategies Center Workshop: Ace that Prelim!
Want to manage your time better? Prepare smarter for prelims? Stop procrastinating? Get some sleep and still get your work done? Mike Chen from the Learning Strategies Center will present tips, techniques and strategies to help you ace that prelim!

SEPTEMBER 15, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Leadership Info Session Engaged Cornell
Certificate in Engaged Leadership Information Sessions
Pursue your Personalized Journey: Leadership with a Public Purpose
Dinner provided
For the first time, Cornell is offering a Certificate in Engaged Leadership. Students who apply their leadership and engagement activities toward the certificate will sharpen their professional skills and career discernment.  Attend an information session if you are interested in discovering financial resources to support your organization or make your off-campus service project a reality. Challenge yourself to live into your purpose as a leader!  For more information email Mike at bishop@cornell.edu (link sends e-mail).

SEPTEMBER 19, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Leadership Trailhead Event Engaged Cornell
Certificate in Engaged Leadership Trailhead Events
Your Gateway to Leadership with a Public Purpose
Dinner provided
Register to ensure a seat, or attend without registering.
Are you already eager to pursue the certificate and find leadership and engagement opportunities that align with your passion for service?  These 75-minute sessions will orient your compass - internal motivation and goals - to the Cornell and Tompkins County terrain and help you map your academic and outside-the-classroom journey.  You will leave trailhead events prepared to build healthy relationships in all aspects of your life, and advance through Stage 1 with peer guides with whom you will travel together.  For more information email Mike at bishop@cornell.edu (link sends e-mail).

SEPTEMBER 21, 4:30-6:00pm, Room 3330
Using Your Personality Strengths to Choose Majors and Careers for First-Years—Strengths Assessment Workshop*
Presented by Sheri Mahaney, Manager, Career Education and Advising Unit, Cornell Career Services
Pre-reg on Handshake required, open to all. Come discover how working with your strengths will help you be successful at Cornell and beyond!
You don’t have to be a super hero to have super powers. Everyone has strengths. In fact, knowing your natural talents, along with the skills, abilities, and personal accomplishments you developed in high school will bring you one step closer to choosing a major and a career. This workshop is based on the extensively researched StrengthsQuest model and after taking the StrengthsFinder assessment you will be taught how to:

-Understand your own unique combination of talents
-Articulate what you uniquely have to offer in classes, internships, and job roles
-Select courses, majors and career paths that are right for you

Come discover how working with your strengths will help you to be successful at Cornell and beyond!
*This event is limited to 30 students from any college or major. RSVP required via Handshake starting 9/9/16 to receive access to the assessment.  Search for “Using Your Personality Strengths to Choose Majors and Careers for First-Years.”

SEPTEMBER 21, 8:00pm
Study Break with Cornell Minds Matter:  Bamboo Potting & Make Your Own Trail Mix

SEPTEMBER 26, 9:00pm
Presidential Debate Livestream with Faculty Fellows and Faculty-in-Residence
First presidential debate (hosted by Maria Fernandez, CKB FIR)

SEPTEMBER 28, 5:00-6:00pm
Research at Cornell: Learn How You Can Get Involved!
Learn about the huge diversity of research at Cornell! From project teams to undergraduate labs to study abroad programs, there are endless possibilities. Come learn about research, speak with faculty, and eat free pizza!


OCTOBER 1, 2:30–5:00pm
Womyn’s Empowerment Clubfest
Talk w/ student orgs promoting and advocating the success of females and minorities. Presented by the Balch Womyn's Ctr.

OCTOBER 3 & 4, 4:30-6:00pm, no appointment necessary
Resume Critiques by Career Services peer advisors; open to all first years/transfers

OCTOBER 4, 5pm
The Schoolgirl Project: Norms, Dress Codes and Same-Sex Schooling:
Gender Identity and the Student Experience
Are dress codes sexist or empowering? Who benefits from same sex education? How does your gender identity color your past and current educational experience? Join the SchoolGirl Project for a student-facilitated discussion and sharing of experiences on how gender identity and norms color the academic experience. Pizza served.

OCTOBER 4, 9-10:30pm; 8:45-9:00pm, pizza served.
Livestream of the Vice Presidential Debate
Hosted by Prof. Kit Umbach, Dickson McCLU FIR.  Be an engaged voter!

OCTOBER 5, 5:00pm
Engaged Cornell Leadership Certificate Info Session, pizza served.

OCTOBER 6, 4:30pm
Co-Op Housing Info Session
Don't fear the daunting housing lottery, or the mad dash for an apartment in Collegetown. Hear from a panel of residents from some of the 8 university Co-ops, and the Inter-Co-op Union!

OCTOBER 7, 12:00–2:00pm
Postcards Home
Staying for Fall Break? Drop by for a cookie and write home!

OCTOBER 17, 5:00pm
Research Positions and Experiences: Tips and Tricks
Meet students of the Cornell Undergraduate Research Board. Hear first-hand about their research experiences. Learn how to apply to a research lab and find a research position! 
Pizza will be served!

OCTOBER 17, 7:30pm
Global Health Program
Info session with past program participants. Learn about the opportunities!

OCTOBER 18, 4:00–6:00pm
Engineering Advising Walk-In

OCTOBER 18 & 25
Let’s Meditate! (Every Tuesday) 9:00–9:30pm, co-sponsored by Gannett
Cultivating a practice of mindfulness is a smart investment in your career, your health, and your overall happiness. Individuals who meditate seem to feel better, do better, and find that the practice sustains them in their personal and professional lives. This weekly Guided Meditation Series offers an opportunity for all members of the Cornell community to practice a relaxing and restorative technique supported by scientific research.

OCTOBER 19, 4:45pm
Let's Talk About Consent, Baby
Presented by Planned Parenthood Generation Action & Consent Ed
A conversation about consent, bystander intervention & local healthcare resources.

OCTOBER 19, 9-10:30pm; 8:45-9:00pm, pizza served.
Livestream of the 3rd Presidential Debate
Hosted by Sahara Byrne, Mews FIR, and Catherine Appert, Low Rise 6/7 FIR

OCTOBER 20, 2-4pm
Chat with Brian Patchcoski, Director of Cornell's LGBT Resource Center.
All questions & identities welcome!

OCTOBER 21, 4:00-5:00pm
This event has been moved to 222D Computing and Communications Center (CCC)
Switching Colleges? One-on-One assistance. No appointment needed.

OCTOBER 23, 5:00pm
Alternative Breaks Info Session
Learn about the many student-led service learning spring break trips. Travel while addressing social justice issues. Pizza served.

OCTOBER 25, 4-6pm
Engineering Advising

OCTOBER 25 & 26, 7:30-9:30pm
Math Drop-In Tutoring

October 27, 4:30pm, Room 3330
Workshop: Personal Statements and Resumes for Internal Transfer and Concurrent Degree Applicants
If you have any questions or want some help crafting your personal statement and/or resume, please attend this workshop.
Free and open to all Cornell Students
Sponsored by the Tatkon Center for First-Year Students & The Office of Internal Transfer and Concurrent Degrees


NOVEMBER 1, 5:00-6:00pm
Microsoft Student Partners Tech Talk
An Azure workshop for students interested in cloud computing or cloud technologies. Swag raffled!

NOVEMBER 1 & 3, 4:30pm
Pre-Enrollment Spring ’17 Tips: Overview of Class Roster, Scheduler, and Student Center
Avoiding 8ams? Worried the website will crash? Not sure how to make an effective shopping cart? Don’t know how to enable the waitlist feature?Need Instructor Approval for a class? Not sure how to see the number of spots in a class?
Avoid the stress of pre-enroll by working with an expert to make a plan that ensures you get the schedule you want! Don’t take chances when it comes to your schedule next semester. Come to our “Pre-enrollment Spring ’17 Tips” event at the Tatkon center and conquer pre-enroll.</p

NOVEMBER 1 & 8, 4:00-6:00pm
Engineering Advising One-on-One
Drop in help, no appointment necessary</p

NOVEMBER 2, 4:30-5:30pm
Time Management and Test Prep
Finish strong! Prepare smarter for finals!</p

NOVEMBER 7, 5:00pm
Faculty Coffeehouse
Film director, best-selling novelist and Cornell physicist Robert H. Lieberman will deliver a talk called "Your Life As  An Art Form." He will share clips from his numerous films, including a renowned New York Times Critics Pick called They Call It Myanmar.

NOVEMBER 7, 6:45-7:30pm
On-Campus Housing Selection for 2017-18 Q&A
Housing for next year on your mind? Heard horror stories about the lottery? Nervous about what time you'll get? Confused about the process? Never fear, Tatkon is here! Join us here at the Tat for a Q and A session with a representative from the Housing Office to help answer all your questions about the room selection process! Get all the information you need to understand to set yourself up for a great living situation next year.</p

NOVEMBER 8, 6:30-7:30pm
Panel About Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention
Featuring members of Cayuga's Watchers (educates students on bystander intervention), Consent Ed (teaches methods that help provide a healthy consent culture), and Cornell Social Consultants (works towards implementing positive shifts in social culture).

NOVEMBER 9, 4:30-5:30pm
Computer and Info Science Info Session
Interested in computer science, information science and statistics? Meet Dean Greg Morrisett and learn how you can join CIS, one of Cornell’s newest and fastest-growing units.

NOVEMBER 9, 8:00-9:00pm
Cornell Minds Matter - 4 Steps to Happiness
Interactive workshop for practicing techniques that will increase your happiness, cultivate optimism, and lead to success at Cornell.

NOVEMBER 10, 3:00-5:00pm + NOVEMBER 22, 3:00-4:30pm
Internal Transfer, One-on-One Help
Want to transfer colleges? Stop by for help with your application.

NOVEMBER 10, 4:30-5:30pm
Handshake 101 Presented by upperclassmen brothers of Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity.
Learn how to navigate Cornell’s job portal and the best ways to be successful in the career path of your choice. The event will include a Handshake tutorial panel and conclude with a q&a session. Bring 2 copies of your resume.

NOVEMBER 12, 4:30-5:30pm
Sleep for Success
Learn about small changes you can make to get better, more restorative sleep from sleep expert, Rebecca Robbins, PhD.

NOVEMBER 14, 5:00-6:00pm
Leadership Certificate Info Session through Engaged Cornell
Sharpen your professional skills and career discernment through this program. Pizza served!

NOVEMBER 14, 4:00-6:00pm
Professional Boot Camp Presented by Phi Gamma Nu business fraternity
Headshot, resume critique, tips for dress and networking.

NOVEMBER 15, 6:30-8:00pm Presented by Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity
Rock Your Resume Workshop
Come join Delta Sigma Pi for a Rock Your Resume workshop to find the perfect summer internship after your freshman year. Curious about what jobs are out there? We'll give you industry 101's so you feel prepared as you weigh the options.

NOVEMBER 16, 4:45 Departure for Physical Sciences Building
Fieldtrip to Cornell Undergraduate Research Board (CURB) Forum
Interested in research on-campus? Join experienced student researchers and walk to the Fall Research Forum. See posters, meet student researchers. A not  -to-be-missed event for those who want to do research.

NOVEMBER 16, 5:00-6:00pm
Student Panel: Internships/Externships
Come listen to an experienced panel of students answer questions such as: Where do I look for an internship? What is an externship? What should I consider when looking for an internship? And more!

NOVEMBER 17, 2:00-4:00pm
Q Chat
Come chat with Brian Patchcoski, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Cornell’s LGBT Resource Center. All questions and identities welcome!


Sun, Dec 4, 2pm
Take a Study Break
Show off your FIFA skills in our 2 v 2 FIFA 17 tournament this Sunday! The winner will receive a voucher for The Cornell Store and the esteemed title of best FIFA player on campus. To sign up, email jrz49@cornell.edu.

Sun, Dec 4, 4-6pm
Study Break with Dogs
Doggie day: Feeling ruff? Do finals have you barking up the wrong tree? Cornell Companions will be bringing dogs to the Tat to help you relax and feel paws-itive!

Mon, Dec 5, 5-10pm
A Study Days Write-In
Presented by the Walk-In Writing Service
Whether you’re working on the next Great American Novel or just finishing an essay for a class, get help, chat with other writers, or just come to take in the creative vibes while you write!
Pizza will be provided.