Fall 2017 Events

August/September 2017 Tatkon Events

October 2017 Tatkon Events

November/December 2017 Tatkon Events

August Events

Study Smarter!
Wed., Aug. 30, 4:30-5:30pm
Want to manage your time better? Improve your grades? Find better ways of studying? Stop procrastinating? Mike Chen from the Learning Strategies Center provides tips and techniques for studying smarter, not harder!

September Events

Overview of Career Services
Tues., Sep 5, 4:45 - 5:15pm
Discover the best ways for first years to utilize Career Services.

Resume Critiques for Arts & Sciences Students
Tues., Sep 5, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Drop-in. No appointment necessary.

CUABS (Cornell University Asian Business Society)
Thurs., Sep 7, 5:00 -7:00pm
Resume Workshop open to all first years.

Exploring Majors and Careers
For first-year students in the College of Arts & Sciences
Thurs., Sep. 7 + 14, 4:30-6:00pm
A workshop series designed to help first-year students on the path to choosing a major at Cornell. Online registration is required through Handshake on the Career Services website as is attendance at both sessions.

Sun., Sep. 10, 1:00-4:00pm
The Tatkon Center will host about 30 student organizations in conjunction with the larger event being held simultaneously in Barton Hall. This is a great way to explore student activities and find your niche.

Society of India Ice Cream Social
Mon, Sep. 11, 5-6:00pm
Want free ice cream and new friends? Come meet the members of the Society for India.

Meet members of Rotaract
Mon, Sep. 11, 5-6:00pm
Interested in community service and helping international charities or volunteering for local events? Meet members and see how you might get involved.

Ace that Prelim!
Wed., Sep. 13, 4:30-5:30pm
Are there better ways of studying? How do you deal with the hardest prelims? What about multiple prelims? Can I study more efficiently? Mike Chen from the Learning Strategies Center will show you ways to ace that prelim!

Chinese Student Association, Meet and Greet
Fri., Sep. 15, 3:30-5:15pm
Take this chance to meet the executive board as well as other potential bigs and co-littles.

Using Your Personality Strengths for College & Career Success
Mon, Sep. 18, 5:00-6:30pm
You don’t have to be a super hero to have super powers. Everyone has personality strengths. In fact, knowing your natural talents, you can create a pathway to college success by choosing classes, majors, and explore careers that are right for you.  Take the StrengthsFinder assessment and learn through this workshop how to tailor your college experience to your own unique talents and capabilities! Online registration is required through Handshake on the Career Services website.

Switching Colleges: 1:1 Advice for First Years
Wed., Sep. 20, 3:00 - 5:00pm

Pre-Med Course Planning for First Years: a panel to help guide your academic trajectory at Cornell
Wed., Sep 20, 5:00 - 6:00pm
A panel of Cornell upper-level pre-med students and pre-med advisor Dr. Lauren O’Neil will discuss course options, course sequencing, which courses are best managed simultaneously, auto tutorial v. lecture courses, and other success strategies.

Study Break with Cornell Minds Matter and Tat Staff
Wed., Sep 20, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Stop by to plant your own bamboo, make a stress ball, and use our coloring station.

On Being an International First Year at Cornell
Thurs., Sep. 21, 5:30-6:30pm
Are you an international student adjusting to life at Cornell? Come listen to international upper-level students discuss their experiences and meet the rest of the International Community. Co-sponsored with the International Student Union. Pizza served!

October Events

Study break with Doggies
Sun., Oct. 1, 3:30 - 5:00pm
Doggie day: Feeling ruff? Do pre-lims have you barking up the wrong tree? The Cornell student organization, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, will be bringing dogs to the Tat to help you relax and feel paws-itive!

Resume and Cover Letter Reviews for First-Year Students
Mon, Oct 2, 4:45-6pm
Assistance provided by Cornell Career Services. Open to all first-year students. Advance sign-up required:

Postcards Home
Fri., Oct 6, 2-4pm
Staying for Fall Break? Drop by for cookies and write a postcard home! Surprise your friends and family!

Engineering Advising,1:1 help
Wed., Oct 11, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Drop-in help, no appointment necessary.

Internship Roundtable, sponsored by the Department of Development Sociology
Thurs., Oct 12, 5:00 - 6:00pm
Development Sociology students will share strategies and resources for finding great internships. They’ll discuss their experiences and how they have informed their career paths. All majors welcome. Snacks provided.

Switching Colleges, 1:1 help
Tues., Oct 17, 3:00 - 5:00pm

Engineering Advising,1:1 help
Wed., Oct 18, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Drop-in help, no appointment necessary.

Faculty Coffeehouse with Prof. Schuldt, Department of Communications
Public Opinion and Climate Change

Thurs, Oct 19, 5:00 - 6:00pm
Join us for a faculty coffeehouse discussion with free pizza! Professor Schuldt will explore factors that influence judgments, decisions, and public opinion on climate change, and the associated implications for society at large.

Internal Transfer Application Workshop
Thurs, Oct 19, 4:30 - 5:30pm

Alternative Breaks
Info Session on service learning during spring break 2018
Sun, Oct 22, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Join one of the amazing teams of students that addresses issues of poverty, food insecurity, nutrition, affordable housing, domestic violence, homelessness, and more. Trip sites include Cape Cod, Florida, Lake Placid, New York City, and West Virginia. You must attend an information session to receive an application.

Engineering Advising,1:1 help
Wed., Oct 25, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Drop-in help, no appointment necessary.

November Events

Finish the Semester Strong!
Wed., Nov 1, 4:30-5:30pm
Want to raise your grades? Worried about a big final or final project? Want to stop procrastinating? Mike Chen from the Learning Strategies Center offers tools and strategies to study smarter and get things done!

Engineering Advising,1:1 help
Wed., Nov 1, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Drop-in help, no appointment necessary.

Switching Colleges, 1:1 help
Thurs., Nov 2, 3:00 - 5:00pm

Class Pre-enrollment Tools and Tips
Thurs., Nov 2, 4:30pm
Be prepared for pre-enroll and learn how to get involved through community-engaged courses! Join us for an overview of Class Roster, Scheduler, and the enrollment process in Student Center, with a special focus on courses designated to help you connect with communities. Pizza will be served.

Engineering Advising,1:1 help
Wed., Nov 8, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Drop-in help, no appointment necessary.

Exploring Careers Using the Alumni Connections Program
Wed., Nov 8, 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Explore Your Cornell Network! Did you know, that just by attending Cornell, you have been automatically immersed in a wonderful network of successful, thriving, and passionate Cornellians, many of whom are just waiting to help you? Learn how the Alumni Connections Program (ACP) can help you take advantage of our vast alumni network as you explore your career and academic opportunities.

Study Break with Cornell Minds Matter and the Johnson Museum
Wed., Nov 8, 7 - 8:30pm
Make your own trail mix and try your hand at mask-making with the Johnson Museum club students!

Internal Transfer, 1:1 Help
Wed., Nov 15, 3:00 - 5:00pm
Changing colleges within Cornell? Stop by for help with your application.

Student Panel: Internships/Externships for First-Years
Wed., Nov 15, 5:00 -6:00pm
Freshmen and First-Year Students CAN Find Great Internships and Externships! Where do I look for an internship? What is an externship, and how do I find one? What are important questions to consider when looking for an internship? An experienced panel of students and Rita Boratav of Cornell Career Services will provide you with answers to these questions and more! Career interests represented include trading, programming, quantitative research, finance, human resources, human capital management, conservation, environmental service/consultation, environmental policy, medicine, government, and politics.

December Events

Sun., Dec 3, 3:30 - 5:00pm    
Doggie day: Feeling ruff?
Do finals have you barking up the wrong tree?  Cornell Guiding Eyes for the Blind will again be bringing dogs to the Tat to help you relax and feel paws-itive!