September 2016 Programs

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:

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

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

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!