Past Programs

Parent Panel

Parents of new students are invited to meet Tatkon Center staff who will present what it will be like for new students at Cornell. Topics to be discussed include all things Cornell, from academics to student and campus life, to living in Ithaca. The Tatkon Center is a resource center for first-year students that serves as a home base and provides academic, personal, and career exploration support and more throughout the first year.

Lemonade and Cookies in the Courtyard: discover Tatkon, your home base all year
Drop by the Tatkon Center table in the Balch courtyard for lemonade and cookies and a warm welcome from its super friendly student staff! Then go inside to see the art exhibits, lending library, study spaces, and Carol’s Café. Ask the Tat staff anything! Tatkon offers weekly meditation, fun study breaks and post-prelim events, free peer tutoring, career services, community service opportunities, and more. Refreshments served inside if raining.

Free IT Services that Offer a Competitive Edge
Join CIT for a short presentation on free IT services that can help you with course work, homework prep, research, collaborating on presentations, and more. Learn how to spot a “phish” and keep your Cornell information safe.

Net-Print 101—Set Up Your Laptop with Net-Print and Print Your First Assignment or Syllabus
Excited to print your first college assignment? Need a copy of your syllabus? Drop by and learn about Net-Print.

Tatkon Block Party: Celebrate your First Week!
Celebrate your first week and discover Cornell’s first-year support and resource hub: The Tatkon Center. Pot a succulent for your room, help make a blanket for a child in need, play FIFA, play with visiting doggies, meet fellow first years, and network with older Tatkon Center staff. Refreshments served.

Student Panel: Life on the Hill
Student staff members from the Tatkon Center for First-Year Students will talk about life on the Hill. Time will be available for questions and answers. The panel will be followed by pizza and a chance to mingle with other first-year students.

International Student Panel: Life in Ithaca
Upper-level international student staff members from the Tatkon Center for First-Year Students will share tips to help your transition to life at an American university. Stay afterwards, meet other international students and the Tat staff, and check out the center. Refreshments served.

First-Generation Meet and Greet
Meet-and-greet to connect with fellow first-generation new students, upper-level students, and faculty and staff members from similar backgrounds. During this event, the associate dean and director of First-Generation and Low-Income Student Support, the Office of Academic Diversity Initiative’s (OADI) First in Class and First Generation Student Union will welcome all first-year and transfer students by introducing the programs, resources, support systems, and networks available to first-generation students on campus. Although we are first, we are not alone.

Learning Strategies Center workshops @ Tatkon
Ace Your Classes!
The Learning Strategies Center presents tips and techniques to manage your time, get more sleep, prepare smarter for tests, reduce procrastination and have a great semester!
Ace That Prelim!
A Learning Strategies Center workshop. What's the best way to study? How do I prepare for my toughest prelims? What if I have multiple prelims? How do I manage my time when I have prelims? Answers to these questions, and more!
Ace Your Finals!
The Learning Strategies Center presents: How to finish the semester strong, manage final projects, get ready for finals, balance everything you have to do at the end of the semester!

Internal Transfer info session

CU Downtown: Ithaca Celebrates New Students!
Explore the city you will call home for the next four years and watch many of Cornell’s vibrant performing arts groups on stage on the Ithaca Commons, Ithaca’s outdoor pedestrian mall. See the Big Red Marching Band and Cornell Pep Band take over the Ithaca Commons, and enjoy breakdancing, Japanese drumming, a cappella, Chinese and Indian dancing, jazz, and more. Don’t miss out on special student discounts, a scavenger hunt, and activities at retail stores and restaurants. Join groups departing from residence halls (learn how to take the local bus service from campus) or take a beautiful walk downtown via Cascadilla Gorge. Learn more from your RA or check with the Tatkon Center—drop in or call 607.253.4282.

Resume Critiques for Arts & Sciences Students

Exploring Majors and Careers for Arts & Sciences students
Unsure about your major and/or what career to pursue? Meet other first-year students in the College of Arts and Sciences who are in the same boat! Senior Career Associate Ana Adinolfi will introduce you to the college career development process and how your interests, personality, and values may connect to majors or careers. We will set goals for your Cornell experience and identify resources that can help you meet them!

Professional Workshop presented by the Mainland China Student Association and Ascend
50 minute introduction to professional/business organizations on campus and tips on navigating ClubFest. Followed by peer resume critiques.

Society for India Ice Cream Social
Meet the Society for India's e-board and hear about upcoming events plus enjoy some ice cream!

ClubFest, satellite site
Tatkon is the second ClubFest site (main site is in Barton Hall). 28 student orgs will be tabling throughout the center. Explore these orgs plus find out what Tatkon is about at the same time.

Internal Transfer 1:1 Help
Get your questions answered about switching colleges within Cornell.

Career Services Drop-in @ Tatkon
1:1 help with:
Resume / Cover Letter Reviews
Networking and Interviewing Tips and Resources
Job / Internships Search Strategies

Best Buddies Info Session
Get info on this student org that fosters 1:1 friendships between Cornell students and individuals from the Ithaca community with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Come learn more about the organization's mission and programming, and hear current members discuss their experiences and why they love Best Buddies.

CU Air Info Session
Get the scoop on this undergraduate project team that designs, builds, and tests an unmanned aerial system for the annual AUVSI SUAS competition. Check cuair.org for more info.  Applications are open from August 31 until October 1st. Email cuair_mae@cornell.edu with any questions.

The Advocacy Center and Planned Parenthood @ Tatkon
Meet staff from these two off-campus programs which provide essential sexual health and sexual violence support and prevention services for the Ithaca community and Cornell students.

Using Your Personality Strengths for College and Career Success
You don’t have to be a superhero 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 and majors, and exploring careers that are right for you. Take the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and learn through this workshop how to tailor your college experience to your own unique talents and capabilities! This event is limited to 30 students from any college or major. RSVP required via Handshake between 9/5/18-9/17/18 (by 4pm EST). Search Handshake for “Using Your Personality Strengths for College and Career Success.”

Sex, Sexuality, and Values
Join this discussion with Planned Parenthood and the Advocacy Center staff. Learn about healthy communication, healthy relationships and when to reach out for help.
Presented by The Advocacy Center and Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes.

Post-Prelim Fun
Take a well-deserved break after your prelim! Come grab some Insomnia cookies and hang out at Tatkon’s game night.

Artist Exhibition Reception
See the Cornell printmakers exhibit at Tatkon, meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. Special opportunity to meet visiting Chinese artist, Xu Bing as well.

October Programs

Study Break @ Tatkon
Treat yourself to a hard-earned study break! Take some time to chill out with Tatkon. Make your own trail mix, play board games, do a community service project. Hang out with your friends plus make some new ones.

Career Services 101: An Overview of Cornell Career Services for First Years
Discover the best ways for first years to utilize Career Services.

Postcards Home
Staying for Fall Break? Drop by and write a postcard home! Surprise your friends and family! Free postcards, postage and snacks. Meet students from around the U.S. and the globe!

Internal Transfer Drop-In
1:1 advising about transferring colleges within Cornell.

Knitting Circle with the Cornell Club Knit with Care
Take a study break with the Knit with Care club, Cornell's only undergraduate knitting club! Contribute to our group blanket for Ithaca's homeless shelter, make baby hats for the Ithaca Pregnancy Center, or work on your own crafting! Supplies provided.

Research 101
Hear directly from student researchers and Cornell's undergraduate research advisor about how to apply and interview for research positions, and what to expect as an undergrad researcher! Free pizza will be provided.

Lift Your Spirits Day on the Quad
Stop by the Tatkon table. Write a note of encouragement for someone and take a note for yourself!

Board Games @ Tatkon
In conjunction with Cornell Fitness Centers, take a glo-stick walk around Beebe Lake and then come back to Tatkon for board games and milk and cookies. Walk departs from the Tang Welcome Center at 7pm.

Alternative Breaks
Info Session on service learning during spring break 2019.

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 Drop-in Advising for First Years

Meditation with Live Music by Jennifer Koh, professional violinist
Music has the unique ability to captivate, inspire, and soothe us. Discover the connection between music and the mind! Join us for 30 minutes of meditation and live music by world-class violinist Jennifer Koh. This special event is brought to you by The Tatkon Center, in partnership with Cornell Concert Series and Engaged Cornell.

Drop-in advising on how to get started in research @ Cornell
Thinking about getting involved in research? Wondering how to contact faculty to ask? Want help writing an email? Stop in. No appointment necessary. Offered by Laurel Southard, Director of Undergraduate Research.

Exploring Careers through Networking
Make Connections: job shadow | informational interview | career exploration

Learn the value of exploring careers through Cornell's networking platforms: The Alumni Connections Program (ACP) and introducing the new CUeLINKS! Explore how you can connect with Cornell alumni for job shadowing and informational interviews.
Don’t miss this opportunity to explore, discover your career interests, and build your network!
Questions? Heather Fortenberry | Career Exploration Advisor | hao3@cornell.edu | 103 Barnes Hall

Ace Your Finals!
The Learning Strategies Center presents: How to finish the semester strong, manage final projects, get ready for finals, balance everything you have to do at the end of the semester!

Internal Transfer Application Workshop
Changing colleges within Cornell? Stop by for help with your application.

Bio Student Meetup
Starting to think about pre-enrollment? Looking to meet other people in your major? Come to the Tatkon Center for a casual meet and mingle with fellow Biology majors! Upperclassmen will provide honest, informative tips on how to get through pre-enrollment based on their personal experience. There will be free pizza and an opportunity to ask questions to our upperclassmen staff and to get to know your classmates. See you there!

ILR Student Meetup
Stressed about pre-enrollment and don't know what classes to take? Come get some pizza and meet with upper-class ILRies for insight on all things pre-registration. We'll help you navigate student center, sign up for classes that are right for you, and share our academic experiences from study abroad to credit internships to minors and more! Pizza!

Career Services Drop-In @ Tatkon
Career Exploration / Resume / Networking and Interviewing Tips and Resources / Job & Internships Search Strategies
Sign up for a 15 minute conversation

Doggies @ Tatkon
Play with our guest doggies. Chill here on Friday!

Spring 2018 Pre-enrollment Tools and Tips
Be prepared for pre-enroll and learn how to get involved locally and get credit for it 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 to help you connect with communities. Pizza will be served.

Learn about Title IX and Sexual Assault
Learn about your rights regarding sexual assault under Title IX.  Visit the ACLU table @ Tatkonn to learn more!

Career Services Drop-in @Tatkon
Resume and Cover Letter Reviews for First-Year Students with Cornell Career Services (CCS) Barnes Hall Peer Advisors
Plus Networking and Interviewing Tips and Resources, Job / Internships Search Strategies
Sign-ups in advance are required

ELECTION NIGHT FILM SCREENING + DISCUSSION: The Best Democracy Can Buy
Pizza, movie, and an engaging discussion abt voter suppression hosted by the Mews Faculty Fellows, the Public Service Center, and the Andrew Goodman Foundation.

Exploring Careers through Networking
Make Connections: job shadow | informational interview | career exploration

Learn the value of exploring careers through Cornell's networking platforms: The Alumni Connections Program (ACP) and introducing the new CUeLINKS! Explore how you can connect with Cornell alumni for job shadowing and informational interviews.
Don’t miss this opportunity to explore, discover your career interests, and build your network!
Questions? Heather Fortenberry | Career Exploration Advisor | hao3@cornell.edu | 103 Barnes Hall

Drop-in advising on how to get started in research @ Cornell
Thinking about getting involved in research? Wondering how to contact faculty to ask? Want help writing an email? Stop in. No appointment necessary. Offered by Laurel Southard, Director of Undergraduate Research.

Career Services Drop-in @Tatkon
Career Exploration / Resume / Networking and Interviewing Tips and Resources / Job & Internships Search Strategies

Crafty Study Break Event
Draw on and decorate shadow puppets while listening to the sounds of Javanese gamelan music. Pizza served. Co-sponsored by the Southeast Asia Program.

Internal Transfer Drop-In
1:1 advising about transferring colleges within Cornell.

Student Panel: Internships and Externships for First-Years
First-Year Students CAN Find Great Internships and Externships!
Hear from an experienced panel of students and Rita Boratav of Cornell Career Services. Career interests and experiences include biotechnology, pharmaceutical industry, medical research, human resources, banking, U.S. State Department, entertainment, media, sales, and NBCUniversal.

Tat Talk with Policy, Analysis, and Management faculty member, Peter Rich
Interested in public policy or possible career paths relating to sociology and economics?
Join a casual conversation with Assistant Prof Pete Rich, Department of Policy Analysis and Management. Professor Rich studies the intersection of social inequality and education, and how economic policy can expand opportunities for under-served groups. He will share his research and how he transitioned from college to a successful career in policy analysis. Come for advice, conversation, food! Enjoy a faculty member outside of the classroom.

Research Advising
1:1 guidance for getting started as an undergrad researcher; meet with Dr. Laurel Southard, Director, Undergrad Research

Women in Computing at Cornell (WICC)
Stop by our info table in the Tatkon reception area and chat with current executive board members to learn about what we do and how you can get involved.

Study Break with hot cocoa and board games
Don’t forget to take care of yourself! Take a study break and chill @ the Tatkon Center.
Cookies, hot cocoa, tea, board games.  Hang out with friends plus make new ones.

Special Study Break: Yogibana - an artistic wellness concept that weaves yoga and ikebana (Japanese style floral design). Do something restful and make something beautiful for your room at the same time!
Participants will make a fresh flower arrangement while fusing art, design, hospitality and wellness practices, and entrepreneurship. Taught by Mona Anita Olsen, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Faculty Fellow in Risley. All materials free and provided.

Study Skills Peer Tutors @ Tatkon for you!
The Learning Strategies Center is sending extra tutors to Tatkon to help with studying for finals. Take advantage of them to figure out how to balance your final projects and exams. Finish the semester strong!

Study @ Tatkon plus visit our mellow Study Break Room
You are invited to use our comfortable, quiet study spaces and when you’re ready for a break, pop into our large classroom, #3330, where you can play board games, color, tie a no-sew blanket for a national children’s organization, do a puzzle, and enjoy some snacks. Hope to see you here!

Doggie Study Break
Met Honorary Tatkon Staff members, Cinny and Duke. Play with these adorable dogs and chill.

Network with the Tatkon Center staff over free cookies and coffee
The Tatkon Center is a home base for new students. The center’s staff represent nearly thirty majors and minors, seventy student organizations, and five countries, and are eager to share their wealth of experience. Discover Tatkon where you can also find cool study spaces, free, weekly drop-in peer tutoring, and dozens of programs from January through May to help you transition into campus and explore Cornell’s endless opportunities.

Free Headshots and Resume Critiques
by Theta Tau (Fraternity for Engineers)
While the resume critiques will have a technical focus, this event is open to ALL colleges. Bring a paper copy of your resume, and dress nicely if you would like a headshot!

Student Panel: On Being at Cornell - Life on the Hill
Student staff members from the Tatkon Center for First-Year Students will talk about Cornell life in and out of the classroom and how to help you make the most of your first term. Time will be available for questions and answers. The panel will be followed by pizza and a chance to meet and mingle with other new students.

Career Services Fair for First Years
Making decisions about careers takes time, so it can make a real difference for students to begin the process early! Current 1st year and transfer students can use this event to explore what Cornell Career Services has to offer, talk with advisors and find other helpful resources on campus.

Learning Strategies Center Study Skills Workshop: Best Semester Ever!
The LSC in partnership with Sigma Delta Tau present a Time Management/Study Skills workshop. Learn how to manage your time, balance your course load, read more efficiently, deal with procrastination, and study smarter not harder!

Rock Your Resume Workshop offered by members of Delta Sigma Pi
Need help with your resume? Don’t know where to start? Learn everything you need to know about crafting the perfect resume. How do you build your resume? What industry should you pursue? Learn the ins and outs of resumes and get some peer guidance with career exploration!  Bring a resume if you have one already (but not required).

General Information Session: Internal Transfer
If you are interested in pursuing a major unavailable in your current college or for any other reason want to know more about the internal transfer process and requirements, don't miss this info session.

Engineering Career Fair Prep
Get ready, first-year engineering students! Representatives from over 100 companies from various industries will be at the upcoming Spring 2019 Engineering Career Fair on February 6th. Wondering what to expect and what to do there as a freshman? Wanting to engage with employers and follow-up after the fair? Cornell’s Engineering Career Center will cover this and more at this event at Tatkon. Stay after the presentation and chat with upperclassmen from the College of Engineering! Pizza served.

 

Celebrate Lunar New Year
Lunar New Year is all about family gathering and celebrating our traditions. Stop by the Tatkon Center during Lunar New Year to learn more about the Asian culture, grab some snacks, and solve a riddle to get fun prizes! Indulge yourself in a full cultural experience while making your fellow Asian students feel at home.

Talk by Andrew Goodman Foundation Director, Sylvia Goodman
Join us in welcoming political activists and leaders from The Andrew Goodman Foundation to Cornell. Members of the Foundation and the Cornell Ambassadors of The Andrew Goodman Foundation will provide training and resources to student leaders that are interested in registering voters, bringing down voting barriers, and tackling important social justice issues on Cornell's campus.

Young people aged 18-29 are one of the most underrepresented voter groups in the US — yet your values and activism have the power to transform our nation! The Andrew Goodman Foundation works to make young voices and votes a powerful force in democracy.

Resume Critiques by Women in Computing at Cornell (WICC)
Meet WICC upperclassmen to learn the ins and outs of making a great impression this recruitment season! This is an excellent opportunity to get 1-on-1 feedback on your resumes/cover letters while learning about how WICC can help prepare you for future opportunities. Underclassmen from all colleges and majors are highly encouraged to attend! Please bring a paper copy of your resume and/or cover letter.

MCSA x Ascend Asia Internship Workshop
Interested in business opportunities in Asia? Still struggling with finding the right internship? Wondering how to turn your Cornell experience into an advantage during recruitment? Join members of Cornell Mainland China Student Association and Cornell Ascend for a workshop that will help you develop the right skills to land an internship in Asia. Upperclassmen will share their previous internship experiences and chat with you about possible career options. Light drink and snacks will be served.

Friendship through Flowers: Ikebana at Cornell
In this 90 minute session, you will learn the basics of ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) and also create your own arrangement while meeting others from the Cornell community. At the end, you will be able to take your work with you to recreate in your own space at home or pay it forward (where you give the arrangement to someone in the Cornell community who has made a difference in your semester thus far). All supplies will be provided. Sponsored by North Campus Faculty Programs and Yogibana. Space is limited. Registration required.
Taught by Mona Anita K. Olsen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Faculty Fellow, Risley Residential College for the Creative and Performing Arts (Yogibana), Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Succulents! Check out our Fridays @ Tatkon event
First years and transfers, get a jump start on the weekend! Come pot a beautiful succulent for your room and discover the Tatkon Center! Programs will run each Friday and will include things like visiting dogs, dance lessons, board games, hot cocoa, magic and more! Discover Tatkon!

Internal Transfer 1:1 Help
Get your questions answered about switching colleges within Cornell.

Make a Valentine Study Break!
Stop by! We’ll have all you need to do it. Tell someone how much they mean to you.

Fridays @ Tatkon
First years and transfers, get a jump start on the weekend! Come play with our visiting dogs! Discover Tatkon!

Info Session for the Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity
Are you a freshman in the College of Arts & Sciences looking for an opportunity to be at the nexus of technology and humanity? Do you love Chaucer, capital markets, or Chinese, but are also fascinated with technology and data and can see the intersections between all? Come talk with current Milstein Program students to learn more about the program and how you can apply. The Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity combines a superb liberal arts education with cutting edge programs and courses at Cornell Tech over two summers at the New York City Roosevelt Island campus.

Design Thinking Workshop: Diane Levitt, Senior Director of K-12 Education, Cornell Tech
How do technologists work together to solve big problems? What makes them successful? Learn how to apply design thinking and work as a team to think through any problem and design a solution. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to present an idea and work collaboratively to build a prototype solution. No design, or technology skills necessary. Food will be provided. Please RSVP.

Make + Take Overnight Oats
Co-hosted with Cornell Fitness Centers
Learn how to make something healthy and delicious for a breakfast on the go. Fill a mason jar with oats and other toppings to bring home with you!
At the same time, representatives from the fitness centers, PE, intramural, and nutrition will be present to answer any questions you may have about staying healthy on campus. Celebrate Rec Week!

Post Prelim Fun with A3C @ Tatkon
Join the Cornell Asian & Asian American Center for a night of wellness, fun, and relaxation after prelims at the Tatkon Center, along with CAPSU and the South Asian Council! We'll have Asian snacks, board games, face masks, DIY slime and wellness resources supplied by Cornell Minds Matter!

Fun Fridays @ Tatkon
First years and transfers, get a jump start on the weekend! Come play board games and have hot chocolate! Discover Tatkon!

Association of Computer Science Undergrads Info Session
ACSU is looking for new officers to join our team! We will present on what each of our teams does plus Q+A. To learn more about us, you can also visit our website at acsu.cornell.edu.   Officer applications are now up! Apply to be an ACSU officer at https://tinyurl.com/ACSUsp19 

Hawks, Falcons, and Owls, Oh my!
Come take a break from studying and meet live birds of prey! The Cornell Raptor Program will be here to share their birds and answer your questions. Photos encouraged!

Career Readiness Workshop: Recognizing Your Transferable Skills
Did you know that you develop many valuable transferable skills that can be used in a professional work environment? The challenge is conveying evidence of these skills to prospective employers through your resume and during a job interview. Learn how your experiences help you to build skills in the competencies employers seek and how you can turn these experiences into bullet points on your resume or short examples to be used in interviews. Pizza served.

Chocolate Meditation!
Join Mews RHD and Let's Meditate facilitator Taylor Bouraad for a meditation with a fun twist of adding in chocolate!

Sex Trivia with the Tompkins County Advocacy Center
Stop by the Tatkon Center to meet representatives from the Advocacy Center and Planned Parenthood to learn about local resources, play sex trivia, and win fun prizes!  Featuring Planned Parenthood Generation Action and Cornell Consent Ed. Pizza will be provided!

Massage Night
A study break you won't want to miss to help with your upcoming prelims. Sign-ups begin at 7:30pm. You must appear in person to get a slot.

Ace that Prelim! -  a Time Management/Study Skills workshop presented by the Learning Strategies Center
Learn how to study more efficiently for different kinds of prelims, balance multiple prelims, prepare better for difficult problem-solving tests, and manage your workload during prelims!

WICC @ Tatkon: Summer Is Coming
A Conversation with Women in Computing at Cornell and
Under Represented Minorities in Computing about summer opportunities

So what are you doing this summer? Figuring out summer plans can be overwhelming but WICC and URMC are here to help! Come hear how CIS student leaders explored various paths and opportunities during their freshman summer. From interning to doing research to taking summer courses, our panelists will share how one can get the most out of any summer opportunity and how their experiences have shaped the work and opportunities they have today.
Underclassmen (especially freshmen) are highly encouraged to attend! There will be food!
WICC believes in being a community for all! If you have any accommodation requests, please fill out this form: http://tinyurl.com/wicc-accessibility

Engineering Coop Info Session: student panel + Career Services staff present
Plan ahead, first-year engineering students! Interested in finding alternative ways to spend a semester outside Cornell, to apply what you have learned in the classroom in a real-world setting and work on semester-long projects to fully explore the industry? Check out the Engineering Coop program! Together with previous Coop students, Cornell Engineering Career Services Center will present this program at Tatkon. Lean more about the Coop program through the Info Session and engage with engineering upperclassmen across various majors about their Coop experience during the panel! Pizza served. 

Fun Fridays @ Tatkon
This week: Community service project: blanket-making for Project Linus. Bubble tea served. First years and transfers, get a jump start on the weekend! Chill and discover Tatkon!

Milstein Program Info session
Are you a freshman in the College of Arts & Sciences looking for an opportunity to be at the nexus of technology and humanity? Do you love Chaucer, capital markets, or Chinese, but are also fascinated with technology and data and can see the intersections between all? Come talk with current Milstein Program students to learn more about the program and how you can apply. The Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity combines a superb liberal arts education with cutting edge programs and courses at Cornell Tech over two summers at the New York City Roosevelt Island campus.

Internal Transfer 1:1 Help
Get your questions answered about switching colleges within Cornell.

Exploring Careers Through Networking
Learn the value of exploring careers through Cornell's networking platforms: The Alumni Connections Program (ACP) and introducing the new CUeLINKS! Explore how you can connect with Cornell alumni for job shadowing and informational interviews.
Don’t miss this opportunity to explore, discover your career interests, and build your network!

Career Exploration Drop-in @ Tatkon
Career Exploration / Resume / Networking and Interviewing Tips and Resources / Job & Internships Search Strategies

Pre-Law Panel
Considering taking an undergraduate course at Cornell Law School? Set on a law degree ultimately? Regardless of whatever stage you're at in the pre-law process, join Cornell Career Service's pre-law advisor, Greg Foster, and three upperclassmen as they share their experiences as students at Cornell pursuing careers in law. From course planning to LSAT study strategies, come and get your questions answered! Pizza served.

Fun Fridays @ Tatkon
Cupcake Decorating & Games!
Wind down the week. Celebrate YOU! Relax decorating cupcakes and playing games. Make some new friends. Chill at Tatkon.

Be in an exhibit featuring the Class of 2022

Have your portrait taken & answer this question: What does doing good in the world mean to you?
Portraits by award-winning photojournalist, John Noltner
See the photographer's work.
Words and images will be combined into an on-campus exhibit fall 2019.
Participants get access to their digital file and are entered into a drawing for an Insomnia Cookie delivery to your room.

What to do in Health Care besides Medical School
Are you interested in healthcare, but not sure of the options besides medical school? Join us to learn about other health paths. Career services presentation followed by a panel of pre-health students with time for Q+A. Pizza served.

Using Your Personality Strengths for Academic and Career Success (pre-registration – limit to 30 students)
You don't have to be a superhero 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 Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and learn through this workshop how to tailor your college experience to your own unique talents and capabilities!

Women In Computing at Cornell: Springboard Your Personal Brand
Each session is a workshop for creating an online personal brand, useful for jobs or other opportunities.  Focus will include social media and maintaining a presence; another on learning web development tools to help create a coding portfolio or website. 

Snack + Chat
Come and chat 1:1 or in small groups with professional staff from Arts and Sciences, the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives and the Office of Internal Transfer and Concurrent Degrees. We will be happy to answer any lingering questions you have related to study skills, planning your Cornell career, interacting with professors, or anything else on your mind.

Research as an Undergrad: how to get involved for summer or fall
Learn how to get started in Research at Cornell. Hear from the Director of Undergraduate Research and upperclassmen who will share their knowledge about how to find a position and thrive in it. Pizza will be served!

Music Jam @ Tatkon
Want to play music with friends? Want to unwind from prelim stress? If so, stop by the Tatkon Center for our Open Mic Night! You can prepare something beforehand, stop by and improv, or just listen and enjoy some snacks! All acts (music, poetry, etc.) are welcome.

Fun Fridays @ Tatkon
Relax and celebrate you! Play with our visiting dogs!

Women in Computing @ Cornell Workshops (WICC)
Springboarding your Personal Brand
Git and Github Workshop

What’s your personal brand?  Is your passion, purpose, and potential shining through your online presence? Git focuses on learning about the workflow process of Git and how Github can add to your personal brand. 
Bring a laptop or borrow one from the Tatkon reception desk.  Download Git beforehand or  volunteers will be available to help.  If interested in attending the 3/27 workshop, try to attend this one as it builds on these skills and resources. Food served.

Women in Computing @ Cornell Workshops (WICC)
Intro to Web Dev and Online Portfolios

This workshop will focus on what makes an online portfolio effective and how you can build one yourself to match your brand.
Bring a laptop or borrow one from the Tatkon reception desk.  Have a text editor (ie. Atom, notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (MacOS), etc) installed; if you are unable to do so, volunteers will help! Food served.

National Resident Hall Honorary Snack Study Break Night
Make-your-own-trail-mix, board games, hot chocolate

Engineering Drop-In Advising for First Years
Get prepared for pre-registration!

Internal Transfer 1:1 Help
Get your questions answered about switching colleges within Cornell.

Pre-Med 101: All You Need to Know
Thinking about going (or staying) pre-med?
Don’t miss this session with Cornell pre-health advisors! Learn about the ins and outs of the pre-med track, gain insight about becoming a strong applicant, and discover if the pre-med track is right for you! Bring questions for a Q&A at the end, time permitting. Pizza served.

Design your own multidisciplinary major with the College Scholar Program: Info Session
Don’t miss this unique opportunity offered to students in the College of Arts and Sciences
Read more about the program: http://as.cornell.edu/college_scholar 

Fun Friday @ Tatkon:Free Salsa Lesson
Ever wanted to learn a cool, new dance and show off your moves? Salsa is one of the most prominent dances of both the Latin American and overall Dance community. Fast paced and elegant, where you can find salsa you can always find a good time. Come to an introductory dance lesson where individuals will learn basic step patterns followed by an introduction to partnered dancing. The session is gender free as anyone can choose to be a leader or follower for partnered dancing. Come by yourself or come with a friend or two - either is fine!  More importantly, anyone can learn to dance,  gain a new skills, and of course, a new party trick!

Talk over lunch with sculptor and filmmaker, Todd Mc Grain, also director of the Lost Bird Project
McGrain is an artist and creative director for The  Lost Bird Project, an initiative that raises awareness of environmental and social concerns through art.  The Smartfin project attaches data-gathering fins to surfboards to monitor performance and gain insight into ocean ecosystems. McGrain has been a sculptor for more than  25 years, and he taught at Cornell for two decades.  He is also currently the artist-in-residence at Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology.

PGN Industry Panel, sponsored by Phi Gamma Nu Professional Business Fraternity
Interested in business but not sure exactly what you want to do? Phi Gamma Nu business fraternity is hosting an industry panel with upperclassmen working in various business sectors. Come out to Tatkon to meet PGN brothers and learn more about internships, networking, and recruitment. Industries represented will include investment banking, sales & trading, technology, and more. Refreshments served.

Finish the Semester Strong! - a Time Management/Study Skills workshop presented by the Learning Strategies Center
Learn how to prepare efficiently for finals, manage all your final assignments, deal with procrastination, and balance everything going on at the end of the year!

Class Councils Presents: Meet Your Major
Undecided? Or unsure if your major is really for you? Come with questions and talk to Juniors and Seniors in majors you're interested in! Refreshments provided.

Internal Transfer Application Workshop
Changing colleges within Cornell? Stop by for help with your application.

Post-Prelim Fun with A3C

Tat Talk with Cornell Law Professor Stephen Yale-Loehr:
Our Broken Immigration System and How to Fix It

Join us in welcoming Cornell Law School faculty member and renowned legal expert on US immigration as he explains why our current immigration system doesn’t work and what you can do to help fix it. Prof. Yale-Loehr has practiced immigration law for over 30 years, teaches immigration and asylum law at Cornell Law School as Professor of Immigration Practice, and is of counsel at Miller Mayer in Ithaca, New York. He also founded and was the original executive director of Invest In the USA, a trade association of EB-5 immigrant investor regional centers.Refreshments provided. Support for this event is provided by the Class of '63.

Prospective Student/Parent Panel
Hear from the Tatkon Center student staff about all things Cornell.

Design your own multidisciplinary major with the College Scholar Program: Info Session
Don’t miss this unique opportunity offered to students in the College of Arts and Sciences
Questions?  Contact Dean James Finlay, College Scholar Program coordinator, the Office of Advising, KG17 Klarman Hall, as_csp@cornell.edu, or read more about the program: http://as.cornell.edu/college_scholar 

Class of 2022 Council's Ditch Disposables Event
Free Cornell reusable water bottles + stickers for decorating them. Students can also bring their own reusable water bottles to decorate them. Join with the Class of '22 working for a more sustainable world.

Exploring Careers Through Networking
Learn the value of exploring careers through Cornell's networking platforms: The Alumni Connections Program (ACP) and introducing the new CUeLINKS! Explore how you can connect with Cornell alumni for job shadowing and informational interviews.
Don’t miss this opportunity to explore, discover your career interests, and build your network!

Career Exploration Drop-in @ Tatkon
Career Exploration / Resume / Networking and Interviewing Tips and Resources / Job & Internships Search Strategies

Prospective Student/Parent Panel
Hear from the Tatkon Center student staff about all things Cornell.

Internal Transfer 1:1 Help

Managing Test Anxiety
Learn evidence-based stress management strategies from anxiety expert, Dr. Katrina Blomquist, PhD, Cornell Health psychologist.

LinkedIn Workshop: Rock Your Profile
Learn how to network, best express your achievements, and be found by recruiters from any industry. Set up or refine your profile. It’s not too late to find an opportunity for this summer. LinkedIn swag for participants! Workshop facilitated by Neeraj Jaisinghani (nj263), Incoming Business Leadership Program Associate at LinkedIn.

Hack Your Life for Finals
Travis Winter, LCSW, Cornell Health counselor
Tips, techniques, and tools to manage when life feels overwhelming. Learn practices to assist with anxiety management, stress reduction, and emotion regulation.

National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) Trivia Night and Snacks
Play trivia and enjoy snacks while you prepare for finals!

End of Year Class of 2022 Celebration
Music, treats, dogs, balloon twisting, hula hoops, and more fun!

De-Stressor Study Break Tonight
Chi Gong: A Moving Energy Practice for Stress Busting

Clear the mind. It’s a fun, moving meditation energy practice! All welcome!

Tatkon Study Break Room for First Years
Study in our comfortable spaces and take breaks in our large multi-purpose room where you will find hot water, tea, hot chocolate, snacks, scrabble, origami, and other fun activities designed to restore the mind and spirit.

Fun Study Break
Presented by Cornell Minds Matter, Cornell Outdoor Education, and Tatkon Center
Come take a break. Have some snacks and play with kinetic sand, knot tying, scrabble, coloring, DIY stress balls.