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.

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

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!

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 are hailing "the year's best picture”. Presented for First Year Writing Seminar Engl 1134.106 but open to everyone.

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.

April/May 2018 Tatkon Center Events

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.

Certificate in Engaged Leadership Orientation (Entry to all Stages)
Tuesday, April 17, 5-6pm
Dinner provided
Students who apply their leadership and community engagement activities toward the Certificate in Engaged Leadership participate in building healthy communities while sharpening their professional skills and preparing for a lifetime of service. To start the Certificate in Engaged Leadership, attend one of the hour-long orientations. This event is offered six times each semester. When you leave, you will be pursuing the certificate! To register and for more information, contact engagedleadership@cornell.edu. You can find all Engaged Leadership events listed here: http://engaged.cornell.edu/events/

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

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.