Spring 2018 Events

January/February 2018 Tatkon Center Events

March 2018 Tatkon Center Events

April/May 2018 Tatkon Center Events

Network with the Tatkon Center Student Staff over Cookies and Coffee
Fri, Jan 26, 3-5:00pm
The Tatkon Center is a home base for new students. The center’s staff speak over fifteen languages, represent nearly twenty majors and seventy-five student organizations, 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 further transition into campus and explore Cornell’s endless opportunities.

Engineering Career Fair Prep
Mon, Jan 29, 4:45-5:45pm
First year engineering students will have the chance to talk with representatives from Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other big-brand companies at the upcoming Spring 2018 Engineering Career Fair. Want help preparing for this? Wondering what to expect and what to do there as a freshman, how to engage with employers and follow-up after the fair? The Tatkon Center will host Nadia Kiechle from Cornell’s Engineering Career Services Center to help you be ready. You will find it super helpful for your “first-ever” career fair! Stay after the presentation and chat with upperclassmen from the College of Engineering! Pizza served.

Get Started! Career Services Fair for First-Years
Tues, Jan 30, 4:30-6:00pm
Making decisions about careers takes time, so it can make a real difference for students to begin the process early. Whether you are planning to pursue additional education or to enter the workforce immediately after graduation, Cornell Career Services provides a variety of services to help with career development. 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? What about Law/Graduate/Medical school advisors? Plan to stop by and see what we can help you with plus visit with the other student services offices in attendance.

15 Minutes to Success: Recognizing Your Career Resources and Navigating Your Network
Tues, Jan 30, 6:00-7:00pm
Career Services presents two programs right after the fair. Two 15-minute presentations to learn how to explore your interests, develop your career skills, and discover ways to make the sometimes-intimidating process of networking exciting, fun, and helpful.

Live Stream of the State of the Union Address
Tues, Jan 30, 8:45pm
Follow-up discussion led by Department of Government Professors Jamila Michener and Sarah Kreps. Pizza at 8:45pm, live stream scheduled to start at 9pm.

Ace Your Classes!
Wed, Jan 31, 4:30-5:30pm
Get the semester started right! Want to manage your time better? Prepare smarter for prelims? Balance difficult classes? Study efficiently and beat procrastination? Mike Chen from the Learning Strategies Center offers strategies and techniques to have your best semester ever!

Wondering about Switching Colleges within Cornell?
Mon, Feb 5, 4:30pm
Info Session on how to do it. Presented by the Division of Internal Transfer and Concurrent Degrees

Get info on undergraduate research opportunities
Mon, Feb 5, 4:30-6pm
Meet 1:1 with Dr. Laurel Southard, Director of Undergraduate Research, and get all your questions answered about how you get started.

Cracking the Code: Figuring out what your professors want and how to do it
Tues, Feb 6, 4:00pm
Learn from a veteran professor how to interpret what professors really want from you and how to plan your semester to deliver it.  Learn how to read between the lines of the syllabus and engage in short term and long term planning to learn what professors want you to learn and how to show them what you have. Pizza served!

Alumni Connections: Exploring Careers Through Networking 
Wed, Feb 7, 4:45-5:30pm
It's networking made easy. Learn about Cornell's networking platforms: The Alumni Connections Program(ACP) and introducing the new CUeLINKS! These programs will help you get connected with alumni to explore your career interests through job shadowing and informational interviews. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about these networking platforms to start exploring your career options.

Interested in joining a study group?
Learning with a group of peers is a powerful tool! Study groups are a place to work on challenging concepts and learn from each other. Sometimes other students have questions you didn’t even know you have, and setting a regular time and place to study can help with procrastination. Plus, explaining material to other students is a great way to solidify your knowledge.
Sign up by Mon, Feb 12, and get connected to classmates looking for the same.
https://goo.gl/forms/S5kZW9VNVoFphDBq2. 

Fifteen Minutes to Success in Remodeling Your College Resume
Tues, Feb 13, 4:45pm
Join Cornell Career Services for a 15-minute presentation to discuss the top 5 tips for success in Remodeling Your College Resume.  Attend the session in person, or register in advance to participate remotely:
https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/6ab59213d19d2f2b8c34be5db4a05ad8
This presentation will focus specifically on first year and new transfer students.

Make a Valentine!
Tues, Feb 14, 4-5:30pm
Stop by! We’ll have all you need to do it. Tell someone how much they mean to you.

Women’s Resource Center Satellite Drop-in Time
Thurs, Feb 22, 4:15-5:15pm
Come by and chat with executive board members of the Women's Resource Center about the WRC, campus questions, health, relationships, or anything else! All gender identities are welcome, and all conversations will be confidential.

Community Service Study Break
Thurs, Feb 22, 9-10:30pm
Need a study break? Feel guilty watching Netflix? Been wanting to do community service but finding it hard to fit it in? Take a break from your work, while also helping someone in need! Sit around a table, meet some new people, and make fleece blankets for local children! No experience or particular skills necessary. Insomnia cookies for all participants!

Motivational talk by Angela Winfield’08
Sat, Feb 24, 2pm, RPCC
Don’t miss this motivational, empowering speaker who will share her practical skills for overcoming obstacles and achieving success! Winfield, JD’08, despite being totally blind at age 20, graduated from two Ivy League institutions, passed the bar exam, and became a practicing attorney, published author, community leader, and successful entrepreneur, all before age thirty. Reception to follow with student organizations. Sponsored by New Student Programs and the Tatkon Center and The Linda Krause’73 PCCW Endowment.

Pre-Law Panel for First Years
Tues, Feb 27, 7:30pm
Thinking about a profession in law? Considering an undergraduate course at Cornell Law School? Want to do pre-law related course planning? Regardless of what stage you're at in the pre-law process, join pre-law upperclassmen as they share their Cornell experiences. Hear them discuss their path and get your questions answered! Meet Cornell Career Services Pre-law Advisor, Greg Foster. Cosponsored by Phi Alpha Delta & Black Ivy Pre-Law Society.  Pizza!

Talk by educational leader Alan Blankstein
Wed, Feb 28, 5-6:15pm
Educational leader Alan Blankstein will give an interactive presentation for residents of Mews Hall and other interested students focusing on educational equity and innovation. Hosted by Mews Hall.

March 2018 Tatkon Center Events

Post-prelim event: relax with Cornell Minds Matter and the Tat staff
Thurs, March 1, 9:00pm
Bamboo potting, make your own trail mix, and other fun, relaxing activities.

Looking for a study break and want to do community service at the same time?
Stop by our library this week (March 5-9) and help finish the last of our dozen blankets to be sent to the children’s organization: Project Linus. No sewing experience or other skills necessary.

Study Skills Workshop
Mon, Mar 5, 7-8:00pm
The Learning Strategies Center (LSC) invites you to stop by and chat with our undergraduate Study Skills experts!  Learn tips and techniques on how to ace your prelims directly from students with experience at Cornell!

Tat Talk with  Prof.  Julie Carmalt, Associate Director of the Sloan Program in Health Administration and Lecturer in the Policy, Analysis and Management major within Human Ecology
Tuesday, March 6, 5pm

Prof. Carmalt will talk about careers in healthcare management, the Sloan MHA Program here at Cornell, and her non-traditional career path and how she came to teach at Cornell University!  Refreshments.
Sponsored by Class of ’63.

Ace Your Prelims!
Wed, March 7, 4:30-5:30pm
Study smarter, not harder! Want to prepare better for prelims? Find the best way to study for certain kinds of tests? Balance multiple prelims? Manage your time and stop procrastinating? Mike Chen from the Learning Strategies Center offers strategies and techniques to ace your prelims!

Women’s Resource Center Satellite Drop-in Time
Thurs, Mar 8, 15, and 22, 4:15-5:15pm
Learn about self-care with respect to aspects of your identity! Stop by and talk to members of the Women’s Resource Center Board about their specific methods of self-care! All gender identities are welcome and all conversations confidential.
 

Free screening of Atonement
Mon, March 12, 7-10pm
From the award-winning director of Pride and Prejudice comes a stunning, critically acclaimed epic story of love. When a young girl catches her sister in a passionate embrace with a childhood friend, her jealousy drives her to tell a lie that will irrevocably change the course of all their lives forever. Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley and James McAvoy lead an all-star cast in the film critics hailed in 2007 as "the year's best picture.”
Presented for First Year Writing Seminar Engl 1134.106 but open to everyone.

Questions about Switching Colleges within Cornell?
Internal Transfer Drop-in Hours, room 3338
Tues, March 13, 3-5pm

Research 101
Wed, March 14, 5pm
Interested in applying for research at Cornell? Come learn the secrets of finding positions and what to expect as an undergraduate researcher! Learn about opportunities, finding advisors, and starting projects. This will be followed by a student panel discussing the ins and outs of getting involved in research now! PIZZA SERVED.

Study Abroad Panel
Mon, March 19, 5pm
Interested in studying abroad, but don't know where to start? Hear from upperclassmen Tat staff about the many different study abroad opportunities and their personal experiences and hindsight.

1:1 Advice on Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Mon, March 19, 4:30-6pm
Meet 1:1 with Dr. Laurel Southard, Director of Undergraduate Research, and get all your questions answered about how you get started.

Meet an organic chemistry faculty member at a casual talk outside the classroom
Mon, March 19, 5pm
Get out of Baker 200 and meet Dr. Tom Ruttledge, who teaches organic chemistry for a casual talk about his life outside of academia, including his global travel and personal and professional trajectory.
Interact with a faculty member outside of his classroom (typically 700 to 800 students). Chat and have pizza with your fellow classmates outside the chem hall.
TAT CHATS are a Tatkon tradition connecting students with faculty outside the classroom and are sponsored by the Class of ’63.

Networking and Exploring Career Resources
Wed, Mar 21, 4:45pm
It's networking made easy. Learn about Cornell's networking platforms: The Alumni Connections Program(ACP) and introducing the new CUeLINKS! These programs will help you get connected with alumni to explore your career interests through job shadowing and informational interviews. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about these networking platforms to start exploring your career options.

Cookies and Conversations with MBA Insiders
Tues, March 27, 7:15-8:30pm
Thinking about a business career? Learn about MBA programs: what you can do during your undergraduate education to prepare, how to decide whether/when/where to do the MBA, what to expect from the program, and how to develop your networking skills. Meet Assistant Director of Admissions at the SC Johnson Cornell School of Business (Kim Szpiro), Director of Student Services (Ingrid Jensen, a Cornell MBA grad) and two second year MBAs. Brief presentations followed by Q+A.

Engineering Advising Walk-In
Wed, Mar 28 plus Apr 11, 18, and 25, 4-6pm
Get your questions answered before pre-registration.

April/May 2018 Tatkon Center Events

1:1 Advice on Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Mon, April 9, 4:30-6pm
Meet 1:1 with Dr. Laurel Southard, Director of Undergraduate Research, and get all your questions answered about how you get started.

Questions about Switching Colleges within Cornell?
Internal Transfer Drop-in Hours, room 3338
Tues, April 10, 3-5pm

Engineering Advising Walk-In
Wed, Apr 11, 18, and 25, 4-6pm
Get your questions answered before pre-registration.

LinkedIn 101 Workshop
Thurs, April 12, 5:00pm
Learn from other students and staff about the basics of LinkedIN, including how to develop your profile and tips. Light dinner will be provided. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2DaBnZd
Open to all students; sponsored by the First-In-Class program and Community Development and Social Justice Programming.

Post-Prelim Study Break
Thurs, April 12, 9-10:30pm
Unwind decorating cupcakes and other fun post-prelim activities.

Tour of Asia
Sun, April 15, 4-6pm
Experience a new culture through your taste buds! Explore fabulous cuisine from many different Asian countries! Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc.

Materials Science Expo
Mon, Apr 16, 4:45-6:30pm
Liquid nitrogen ice cream, superconducting levitating magnets, the coolest electric and elastic diversions in engineering! Plus students and faculty to give you info on the Dept of Materials Science & Engineering. In the courtyard weather permitting and inside Tatkon.

TAT CHAT
An informal conversation with Mary Jo Dudley, Director of the Cornell Farmworker Program (CFP) and faculty member in the Department of Developmental Sociology
Tuesday, April 17, 4:30pm
Learn about the Cornell Farmworker Program (CFP) and research and internship opportunities focused on improving the living and working conditions of farmworkers and their families. This will be an informal discussion on labor activism and immigration.

Certificate in Engaged Leadership Orientation (Entry to all Stages)
Tuesday, April 17, 5-6pm
Participate in building healthy communities while sharpening your professional skills and preparing for a lifetime of service! Dinner provided. Register to ensure a seat
Already involved? Or looking to turn your interest into involvement? Attend this hour-long orientation. When you leave, you will be pursuing the certificate!

Ace Your Finals!
Wed, Apr 18, 4:30-5:30pm
Finish the semester strong! Want to find better ways of studying and getting things done? Prepare smarter for finals? Manage big projects and papers? Fight procrastination and burnout? Mike Chen from the Learning Strategies Center offers strategies and techniques to end the semester right!

Internal Transfer Application Workshop
Thurs, April 19, 4:30pm
1:1 help with your required resume & personal statement

Post-Prelim Study Break
Thurs, April 19, 9-10:30pm
Congrats, you finished your prelim! Enjoy post-exam snacks and hot chocolate as you unwind with the help of the board games you loved growing up or even some new ones you’d like to try. Meet fellow prelim-takers of various majors and celebrate your efforts together. Feel free to talk to the staff about the semester with your friends and as always, ask us anything!

Networking and Exploring Career Resources
Mon, Apr 23, 4:45pm
It's networking made easy. Learn about Cornell's networking platforms: The Alumni Connections Program(ACP) and introducing the new CUeLINKS! These programs will help you get connected with alumni to explore your career interests through job shadowing and informational interviews. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about these networking platforms to start exploring your career options.

Interested in feminist activism on campus?
Mon, April 23, 7-8:00pm
Find out how you can get involved by meeting with feminist organizations on campus. Presented by the Women's Resource Center.
Featuring Consent Ed, Planned Parenthood Generation Action, Women of Color Coalition, The F-Word, and more!  Snacks will be provided!

Get info on undergraduate research opportunities
Mon, Apr 30, 4:30-6pm
Meet 1:1 with Dr. Laurel Southard, Director of Undergraduate Research, and get all your questions answered about how you get started.

What about study abroad?
Tuesday, April 24, 4:30 PM
Cornell Abroad Ambassadors will be at Tatkon to answer your questions about what you get out of it, how to set it up, and what to expect.