2016-17 Program Archive

Fall 2016 Programs

Spring 2017 Programs

SEPTEMBER 2016

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.

Exploring Majors and Careers: for Arts & Sciences students

Drop-in Resume Critiques for Arts & Sciences students

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!

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!

ClubFest
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.

Off-Campus Housing Info Session
Learn about options now and keep calm!

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!

Certificate in Engaged Leadership Information Sessions
Pursue your Personalized Journey: Leadership with a Public Purpose
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!

Certificate in Engaged Leadership Trailhead Event
Your Gateway to Leadership with a Public Purpose
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.

Using Your Personality Strengths to Choose Majors and Careers for First-Years—Strengths Assessment Workshop
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!

Study Break with Cornell Minds Matter:  Bamboo Potting & Make Your Own Trail Mix

Presidential Debate Livestream with Faculty Fellows and Faculty-in-Residence
First presidential debate (hosted by Maria Fernandez, CKB FIR)

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 2016

Womyn’s Empowerment Clubfest
Talk w/ student orgs promoting and advocating the success of females and minorities. Presented by the Balch Womyn's Ctr.

Resume Critiques by Career Services peer advisors; open to all first years/transfers

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.

Livestream of the Vice Presidential Debate
Hosted by Prof. Kit Umbach, Dickson McCLU FIR.  Be an engaged voter!

Engaged Cornell Leadership Certificate Info Session, pizza served.

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!

Postcards Home
Staying for Fall Break? Drop by for a cookie and write home!

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!

Global Health Program
Info session with past program participants. Learn about the opportunities.

Engineering Advising Walk-In

Let’s Meditate! (weekly)
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.

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

Livestream of the 3rd Presidential Debate
Hosted by Sahara Byrne, Mews FIR, and Catherine Appert, Low Rise 6/7 FIR

Q-Chat
Chat with Brian Patchcoski, Director of Cornell's LGBT Resource Center.
All questions & identities welcome!

Switching Colleges?
One-on-One assistance. No appointment needed.

Alternative Breaks Info Session
Learn about the many student-led service learning spring break trips. Travel while addressing social justice issues. Pizza served.

Engineering Advising

Math Drop-In Tutoring

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

 

November 2016

Microsoft Student Partners Tech Talk
An Azure workshop for students interested in cloud computing or cloud technologies. Swag raffled!

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.

Engineering Advising One-on-One
Drop in help, no appointment necessary

Time Management and Test Prep
Finish strong! Prepare smarter for finals!

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Internal Transfer, One-on-One Help
Want to transfer colleges? Stop by for help with your application.

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.

Sleep for Success
Learn about small changes you can make to get better, more restorative sleep from sleep expert, Rebecca Robbins, PhD.

Leadership Certificate Info Session through Engaged Cornell
Sharpen your professional skills and career discernment through this program. Pizza served!

Professional Boot Camp Presented by Phi Gamma Nu business fraternity
Headshot, resume critique, tips for dress and networking.

Rock Your Resume Workshop, presented by Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity
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.

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.

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!

Q Chat
Come chat with Brian Patchcoski, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Cornell’s LGBT Resource Center. All questions and identities welcome!

 

DECEMBER 2016

Take a Study Break

Show off your FIFA skills
2 v 2 FIFA 17! The winner will receive a voucher for The Cornell Store and the esteemed title of best FIFA player on campus.

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!

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!

 

January 2017 Events

Alternative Spring Breaks Service-learning trips
Fun Options for March! Sign up now for late openings!
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.

Arts and Sciences Students: Jumpstart Your Internship or Job Search - Drop-in Resume and Cover Letter Critique Hours at Tatkon
Staff from Arts & Sciences Career Development will hold drop-in hours for resume and cover letter critiques at the Tatkon Center. They can help you build your resume (even if you don’t yet have one), take your current resume to the next level, or tailor your resume to a specific job. They can also assist you in writing or editing cover letters for jobs, internships, and other career-related experiences.

 

February 2017 Events

BEST SEMESTER EVER!
Tips from Learning Strategies Center. Study Smarter! Work more efficiently!

Info session on the Alumni Connections Program: Shadow an alum and explore a career path
Wondering if a career path you are interested in is right for you?  Want to connect with Cornell alumni who have volunteered to let you visit their workplace and/or want to talk with you to answer your questions? Then come to this information session to learn more about how you can participate in this program designed just for you!

The Economics Tutoring Center is now on North!
Peer tutors are now available at Tatkon weekly for Econ 1000 - 4000.
Smart students ask for help.

ClubFest
We are an official ClubFest site: check out 30 clubs at Tatkon.

Internal Transfer info session
Changing colleges within Cornell? Get the scoop on how to apply.

Freshmen Career Services Fair 2017
Talk with Career Services staff and see how they can help first years.
Get answers to these questions and more: Can freshmen find an internship? How can volunteering enhance my career? Can Career Services help me with my resume? What other offices on campus can help me get experience? I want to go to Law/Graduate/Medical school – do you have advisors to help me?

Let’s Meditate
No experience necessary! Relieve stress, boost energy! Weekly sessions led by trained RAs and Tat staff all semester long.

Certificate in Engaged Leadership Drop-in Personalized Support
1:1 drop-in time with director
Map your leadership journey through Engaged Cornell

Resume and cover letter reviews
Provided by Career Services staff and peer advisors.

Work smarter, not harder @ the Library
Find out how CU Library staff can help you: digital tools, better search strategies, reserving study rooms, borrowing equipment. Free library maps, candy, and cool buttons.

Meet Research Faculty
Chat with faculty researchers representing many diverse disciplines, from American Poetry to Spacecraft Engineering! Move from table to table with your friends meeting Cornell faculty. FREE pizza!

Switching Colleges?
1:1 drop-in help with internal transfer questions and process

Engaged Cornell drop-in time

Free Headshot
If you're in need of a headshot to apply to internships or summer opportunities, the 2020 Class Council is hosting a free, professional headshot photoshoot.

 

March 2017 Events

Off-Campus Living Info Session
Explore options for next year!

Study Abroad Fair
Meet students from many majors who have studied abroad: Engineering, Pre-Med, Environment/Sustainability, Humanities, Business/Social Sciences.
Do your homework and plan ahead for a semester away! Pizza served!

Ace That Prelim!
Exams got you down? Spending hours in the library but getting nothing done? This workshop is for YOU! Learn great study skills and tools of the trade to make the most out of your studying!

Faculty Coffeehouse: The Trump Era - Hope in a Time of Escalating Hate
Presented by the Human Ecology Association of Students of Color, the Tatkon Center, and Class of '63.
Join us for a discussion with Professor Travis Gosa, Africana Studies, surrounding the transition into life during the current political climate. Pizza served!

Desserts Around the World
Join us for this exciting showcase of desserts from a diverse range of cultures. Taste flavors from Haiti to Japan, to Italy, to India and more! Take your taste buds on a journey around the globe and celebrate our diversity! Brought to you by North Campus Faculty Programs, North Campus Residence Halls, International Student Union & the Tatkon Center.

Using Your Personality Strengths to Choose Majors and Careers for First-Years—a Strengths Assessment Workshop
Presented by Career Services, Sheri Mahaney. 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!

Mental Health Study Break with Cornell Minds Matter and Tatkon Staff: bamboo and more!
Stop by to plant your own bamboo plant, make a stress ball, do therapeutic coloring, or contribute to our Feel Good Spotify Playlist! See you there!
 

Switching Colleges? Get 1:1 help.

Let’s Meditate!
Improve your clarity of mind. Relax.

Undergraduate Research Advising Drop-in Time
Thinking about getting involved in research? Wondering how to contact faculty to ask? Want help writing an email? Come to the Tatkon to get your questions answered!

Home 2 Homies
A peer mentorship program that pairs incoming international students and underclassmen with a student mentor to foster a broader international community. Sign up for a mentor or come get to know who you have already been assigned to. There is still time to get matched!

Cornell Public Service Center Drop-in Advising
Interested in service opportunities on and off-campus? Looking for funding for summer activities? Don't know where to start? CPS's are the frontline student leadership of the Public Service Center. Serving as a knowledgeable reference source for all of the Center's programs, we promote volunteer opportunities available with local non-profit organizations, as well as provide one-on-one assistance to individual students and groups interested in public service initiatives.

Career Services Overview for First-Year Students
Wondering what Cornell Career Services can offer you? This program focuses on the many ways in which the college offices and Cornell Career Services work together to provide a wide variety of effective resources, one-on-one assistance, and presentations to help you with your career planning and job search throughout your time at Cornell.

Engineering Advising
Info Session for First-Year Engineering Students, plus snacks!
Pre-Enroll and summer course questions? Come ask about these and anything else!
Presented by Engineering Advising and Peer Advisors

Certificate in Engaged Leadership Drop-in Personalized Support
1:1 drop-in time with director

Undergraduate Research Advising Drop-in Time
Thinking about getting involved in research? Wondering how to contact faculty to ask? Want help writing an email? Talk with Laurel Southard, Director, Undergraduate Research.

Q Chat
Chat with Brian Patchcoski, Director of Cornell’s LGBT Resource Center
All questions and identities welcome!

Cornell Public Service Center Drop-in Advising

Mask Making with Johnson Museum
Discover the stories of masks from all over the world straight from the Johnson Museum's collection then decorate your own! All materials free and provided. Hosted by the Johnson Museum Club and Student Educators: Art & the Museum (SEAM).

Jewish Studies FWS Film Screening with Prof. Elliot Shapiro
(Class screening but also open to interested first-years not in the course)

Undergraduate Research Advising Drop-in Time
Thinking about getting involved in research?  Wondering how to contact faculty to ask? Want help writing an email? Come to the Tatkon to get your questions answered!

Engineering Advising
1:1 help

Building a Transformative Culture: Drones, Direct Action, and Justice
A discussion with local drone resistor and playwright Jack Gilroy. Co-sponsored by Amnesty International at Cornell University and Young Democratic Socialists at Cornell.

 

April 2017 Events

Will the Chechen Wars Change International Law?
Meet Prof. Evangelista, Chair of the Government Department & President White Professor of History and Political Science.
Faculty coffeehouse discussion, free pizza!

Mat Science Expo
Liquid nitrogen ice cream, superconducting levitating magnets, the most cool electric and elastic diversions in engineering! Plus students and faculty to give you info on the Dept of Materials Science & Engineering.

Research Advising Drop-In
Thinking about getting involved in research?  Wondering how to contact faculty to ask?  Want help writing an email? Come talk with the Director of Undergraduate Research and get your questions answered!

Engineering Advising
1:1 help

Switching Colleges?
1:1 help with your application.

Phi Gamma Nu Professional Business Fraternity presents an internship panel and networking advice, headshots, and resume review

For Better or Verse: a Study Break + Pizza! Spoken word…Slam…Rap…Freestyle…
You know the words but do you really know about them? Come experience these genres with the Tatkon Center, The Swoopers and Bashers, The CU Cyphers and Vagabond. Performances from various artists plus discussion of personal experiences and Open Mic!

Summer in Ithaca: explore the opportunities
Presented by the City and Local Government Committee of the Student Assembly.

Finish the Semester Strong
Check out this Study Skills workshop for pointers on upcoming end of term work. Presented by the Learning Strategies Center.

Internal Transfer Application Info Session
Get assistance with required resume and personal statement assistance.

Classes Outside the Classroom: Pre-registration options to consider for Fall 2017
Explore academic coursework that directly engages you with the local Ithaca or global community! Over 200 courses to choose from. From biodiversity research apprenticeships to urban design workshops to turoring people experiencing incarceration and everything in-between, learn about cool options before you pre-register.

Tour of Asia
Experience a new culture through your taste buds! Explore fabulous cuisine from 8 different Asian countries! Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc.

Q Chat
Chat with Brian Patchcoski, Director of Cornell’s LGBT Resource Center
All questions and identities welcome!

 

May 2017 Events

Certificate in Engaged Leadership Drop-in Personalized Support
1:1 drop-in time with director. Map your leadership journey through Engaged Cornell