Spring 2019 Tatkon Center Programs

January | February | March | April & May

January Programs

Network with the Tatkon Center staff over free cookies and coffee
Fri, Jan 25, 3-5:00pm
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)
Fri, Jan 25, 4-5:15pm, room 3330
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
Sun, Jan 27, 4-5:00pm
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
Tue, Jan 29, 4:30-6:00pm
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!
Wed, Jan 30, 4:30-5:30pm
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
Wed, Jan 30, 7-9:00pm
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
Thu, Jan 31, 4:30pm
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
Thu, Jan 31, 4:30pm
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.

February Programs

Celebrate Lunar New Year
Mon+Tue,  Feb 4-5, stop by anytime
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
Mon, Feb 4, 5-6:00pm, Sponsored by the Public Service Center and the Tatkon Center
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.

PIZZA provided. RSVP appreciated

Resume Critiques by Women in Computing at Cornell (WICC)
Tue, Feb 5, 4:30-6pm
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
Feb. 7, 4:30-5:30pm
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
Thu, Feb 7, 8pm
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
Fri, Feb 8, 3-5:00pm
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
Tue, Feb 12, 3-5:00pm
Get your questions answered about switching colleges within Cornell.

Make a Valentine Study Break!
Wed, Feb 13, 8-9:30pm
Stop by! We’ll have all you need to do it. Tell someone how much they mean to you.

Fridays @ Tatkon
Fri, Feb 15, 3-5:00pm
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
Tue, Feb 19, 5-6:00pm
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
Wed, Feb 20, 4:40-7:30pm
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
Wed, Feb 20, 8-10pm
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
Thu, Feb 28, 8-10:30pm
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!

March Programs

Fun Fridays @ Tatkon
Fri, Mar 1, 3-5:00pm
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
Fri, Mar 1, 4-5:00pm
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!
Sun, Mar 3, 4-6:00pm
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
Mon, Mar 4, 5-6:00pm
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!
Mon, Mar 4, 8-8:30pm
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
Tue, Mar 5, 4:30-5:30pm
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
Tue, Mar 5, 8-10:00pm
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
Wed, Mar 6, 4:30-5:30pm
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

Wed, Mar 6, 6-7:30pm
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
Thu, Mar 7, 4:30-5:30pm
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
Fri, Mar 8, 3-5:00pm
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
Mon, Mar 11, 5-6:00pm
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
Tue, Mar 12, 3-5:00pm
Get your questions answered about switching colleges within Cornell.

Exploring Careers Through Networking
Tue, Mar 12, 7-8:00pm
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
Wed, Mar 13, 5:30-8:00pm
Career Exploration / Resume / Networking and Interviewing Tips and Resources / Job & Internships Search Strategies
Sign up for a 15 minute conversation

Pre-Law Panel
Thur, Mar 14, 5-6:00pm
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
Fri, Mar 15, 3:00-5:00pm
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
Sun, Mar 17, 2-8:00pm
Drop by Tatkon, rm. 3330 or sign up for a specific time

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
Mon, Mar 18, 5pm
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)
Tue, Mar 19, 5-6:30pm
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! This event is limited to 30 first-year (freshman and transfer) students from any college or major. Search Handshake for "Using Your Personality Strengths for College and Career Success" to register for this workshop. Registration is required via Handshake and is open (as long as there is availability) until 3/12/19 at 4pm EST.

Women In Computing at Cornell: Springboard Your Personal Brand
Tue, Mar 19, Tues,  Mar 26, + Wed, Mar 27, 5:30-7pm (3 part series)
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
Wed, Mar 20, 4-5:00pm
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
Thu, Mar 21, 4:45pm
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
Thu, Mar 21, 8-10pm
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
Fri, Mar 22, 3-5:00pm
Relax and celebrate you! Play with our visiting dogs!

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

Tues, March 26, 5:30-7pm, Tatkon 3330
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

Wed, March 27, 5:30-7pm, Tatkon 3330
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
Wed, Mar 27, 8:30-10:00pm
Make-your-own-trail-mix, board games, hot chocolate

April & May Programs

Engineering Drop-In Advising for First Years
Mon, Apr 8, 4:30-6:30pm
Wed, Apr 10, 4:30-6:30pm
Mon, Apr 15, 4:30-6:30pm
Wed, Apr 17, 4:30-6:30pm
Get prepared for pre-registration!

Internal Transfer 1:1 Help
Tue, Apr 9, 3-5:00pm
Get your questions answered about switching colleges within Cornell.

Pre-Med 101: All You Need to Know
Thurs, April 11, 5-6pm
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
Thur, Apr 11, 4:30pm
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 

Talk over lunch with sculptor and filmmaker, Todd Mc Grain, also director of the Lost Bird Project
Tue, Apr 16, noon - 1:00pm
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.

Industry Speed Dating sponsored by Phi Gamma Nu Professional Business Fraternity
Tues, Apr 16, 5:30-7:00pm
Interested in business but not sure what you want to do? Phi Gamma Nu business fraternity is hosting an industry speed dating event. Come out to Tatkon to meet PGN brothers working in various business sectors, and find your industry match! Industries represented will include investment banking, sales & trading, wealth management, technology, and more.

Finish the Semester Strong! - a Time Management/Study Skills workshop presented by the Learning Strategies Center
Wed, Apr 17, 4:30-5:30pm
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!

Meet Majors -  sponsored by Class Councils
Wed, Apr 17, 5:00-7:00pm

Internal Transfer Application Workshop
Thu, Apr 18, 4:30-5:30pm
Changing colleges within Cornell? Stop by for help with your application.

Post-Prelim Fun with A3C
Thu, Apr 18, 9-10pm
TBA

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

Thurs, Apr 18, 4:30pm

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
Fri, Apr 19, 3:30pm
Hear from the Tatkon Center student staff about all things Cornell.

Design your own multidisciplinary major with the College Scholar Program: Info Session
Fri, Apr 19, 4:30pm
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 

Exploring Careers Through Networking
Tue, Apr 23, 7-8:00pm
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
Wed, Apr 24, 5:30-8:00pm
Career Exploration / Resume / Networking and Interviewing Tips and Resources / Job & Internships Search Strategies
Sign up for a 15 minute conversation.

Prospective Student/Parent Panel
Fri, Apr 26, 3:30pm
Hear from the Tatkon Center student staff about all things Cornell.

Internal Transfer 1:1 Help
Tue, Apr 30, 3-5:00pm

End of Year Class of 2022 Celebration
Fri, May 3, 4:00-6:00pm, Balch courtyard or inside Tatkon if inclement weather
Music, treats, dogs, balloon twisting, hula hoops, and more fun!