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.

Enjoy a Walk
Mon, Sep 18, 4:00–5:00pm
Discover a beautiful spot on campus you haven’t seen before. Join Tatkon staff member, Kelley, Mechanical Engineering ’19, for a study break. Take an hour out of your stressful day to relax, exercise, and appreciate Cornell’s breathtaking campus. See bridges, gorges, lakes, tucked away gardens and more! Meet in the Tatkon Center reception area.

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.

What you need to know about getting started in undergrad research
Mon., Oct 16, 5:00 - 6:00pm
Hear directly from student researchers and faculty advisors about how to apply and interview for research positions, and what to expect as an undergrad researcher! Free pizza will be 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.

Faculty  Coffeehouse: Adding It Up: Economic Consequences of Sexual Assault
Wed., Oct 25, 7:00 - 8:00pm
Sexual assault survivors can experience a reduced income of hundreds of thousands of dollars over their lifetime. What if we held perpetrators financially responsible for the lifetime injuries they incur? Lecturer in ILR’s Dept. of Social Statistics Liz Karns will draw on her experience as a lawyer and researcher representing sexual assault victims as they seek compensation for their injuries. Laura Weill, Director of Cornell's Women's Resource Center will also be available. Join us to learn about the financial costs victims deal with, legal systems that hold perpetrators accountable, and ways to shift the burden away from the victim. Cookies served. Sponsored by Class of '63.

Women’s Resource Center, Satellite Office Hours at Tatkon
Thurs – Oct 26, 4:30 – 6:30pm
Come by and chat with executive board members of the Women's Resource Center about campus questions, health, relationships, or anything else! All gender identities welcome. Confidential.

Undergraduate Research Advising Drop-in Time
Mon – Oct 30, 4:30 – 6:00pm
Thinking about getting involved in research? Wondering how to contact faculty to ask? Want help writing an email? Offered by Laurel Southard, Director of Undergraduate Research.

Biology and Biology-related Majors pre-enroll info session and meet and mingle
Tues - Oct 31 - 5:30 - 6:30pm
This Halloween, learn about how biology and biology-related majors aren’t so spooky after all!
Come to the Tatkon Center for a casual information session about pre-enroll and biology-related majors. Upper-level students will provide honest, informative tips based on personal experience. There will be free pizza and an opportunity to ask questions to Tatkon Center staff and meet and mingle with your classmates. See you on Halloween!

November Events

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

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!

Faculty Coffeehouse: Japan in Love and Hate: Relating to America after World War II, Prof. Kristin Roebuck, Department of History
Wed., Nov 1, 5:00 - 6:00pm
Five years after Japan’s surrender in World War II, the United States and Japan forged an alliance so powerful it remains in force today.  Beneath the polite exterior of that alliance lurk profound resentments, which Professor Roebuck will explore by keying in on racial and sexual tensions in U.S.-Japan relations.  Come learn about Japan and about Professor Roebuck’s spring lecture course, The World of Modern Japan.  Pizza served. All Tatkon coffeehouses are sponsored by Class of '63.

Computer and Information Science Info Session with Upper-level CIS Students
Wed., Nov 1, 6:00 - 7:00pm
Need some help planning for pre-enroll? Considering Computer and Information Science but not sure where to start? Want to talk to other students about the classes they’ve taken? Get your questions answered by upper-level students from ACSU and ISSA! Curricula, requirements, and recommended courses for CS, IS, & ISST will be covered. You’ll also get the opportunity to chat with people taking the same classes as you next semester. Information session followed by Q&A discussion groups. Pizza provided!

Thinking about Switching Colleges? 1:1 help
Thurs., Nov 2 + 15, 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.

Faculty Coffeehouse: Writing & Teaching Subversion
Mon., Nov 6, 5:00 - 6:00pm
Join us for a faculty coffeehouse discussion with free pizza! Professor Craib (Department of History) will discuss writing and teaching subversion.
Come hear from one of the foremost scholars in social movements, anarchist resistance, and Chilean/Mexican politics. All Tatkon coffeehouses are sponsored by Class of '63.

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
Learn about one of the coolest Cornell programs ever. Through it you get connected with alumni for job shadowing and informational interviews. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore and discover your career interests!

Study Break with Cornell Minds Matter and the Johnson Museum Club
Wed., Nov 8, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Make your own trail mix and try your hand at mask-making with the Johnson Museum club students!

Women's Resource Center satellite office hours at Tatkon!
Thurs., Nov 9, 4:30-6:30pm
Come by and chat with executive board members about the WRC, campus questions, health, relationships, or anything else! All gender identities are welcome, and all conversations will be confidential.

Zero Food Waste Write-a-Thon
Thurs, Nov 9, 5:00 - 6:00pm
Join upper-level students in learning about food waste and the legislative system. Participants will learn how to write letters to lawmakers and then practice doing so on the topic of food waste and insecurity. Co-sponsors include ECO (Cornell Environmental Collaborative) and the Development Sociology Department.

Stressed Out? Shake it off with APO: a discussion about stress management skills, mental health maintenance, and de-stressing activities.
Thurs., Nov 9, 7:30-8:30pm


Dyson Business Minors and Phi Gamma Nu Professional Business Fraternity Present: Internship Essentials
Mon., Nov 13, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Wondering about internships or your resume? Need a professional headshot? Drop in for our professional boot camp and get one-on-one help.
Information Panel (5:00 PM-6:00 PM): Student representatives with experience in finance, consulting, marketing, and technology will share their stories and answer questions about recruiting, job responsibilities, and industry best practices. You will have additional opportunity for discussion in the networking period that will follow.
Resume Critique: Get advice from experienced upperclassmen about how to improve your resume for your specific professional interests.
Professional Headshots: Get a free headshot by our expert photographer. Update your LinkedIn and other social media platforms with a new and improved profile picture.
Additionally, learn more about the Dyson Business Minor through various students enrolled in the program and administrative representatives. Meet new people, learn how to network with professionals, and get a head start on your career goals and aspirations!

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

Interested in Undergraduate Research at Cornell?  Join Tatkon staff for a field trip to the poster forum in PSB.
Wed., Nov 15, 4:45pm departure from Tatkon reception area
Do you want to see what Cornell undergrads are researching? Join Tatkon staff for a field trip to the Cornell Undergraduate Research Board’s Fall 2017 Poster Forum in the Physical Sciences Building. Explore current research and network with older students. They love talking about their work! Walk over together, meet some new people, and stay as long or short as you like.

Student Panel: Internships/Externships for First Years
Wed., Nov 15, 5:00 -6:00pm
First-Year Students CAN Find Great Internships and Externships! Where to look, what will you find? 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.

Art Exhibition and Artist Reception
Mon., Nov 20, 5:00 - 6:30pm
Take a study break and clear your mind with art!
See paintings by Claire Lesemann and intaglio prints by Kumi Korf, as well as a large collaborative work with Katherine Freygang.
Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. Open to everyone. Bring a friend.

End of Semester Unwind: Puzzles, Games, and Food @ the Tatkon Center
Tues., Nov 28, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Come unwind and relax before finals and find some peace of mind with fun games, conversation, and of course, food! Tatkon Center staff will be available to discuss study tips and how to stay on task during finals week while finding time to manage stress. Leave your problem sets, textbooks, and laptops alone for an hour and treat yourself to some simple and valuable relaxation!

December Events

Study Break With Dogs
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!

Finals Tutoring Session
Presented by the Association of Students of Color
Mon., Dec 4, 8:00 - 10:00pm
LSC tutors will be available for the following classes: BIOGMG 1350, BIOG 1440, CHEM 2070, CHEM 3570.
Pizza served!