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Social Enterprise Career Fair

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Social Enterprise Career Fair: Georgia Tech Enterprise to Empower:

11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Klaus Atrium.  Schools systems will be present also!

Enterprise to Empower (En2Em) is an organization that connects Georgia Tech undergraduate students of all backgrounds to fulfilling employment opportunities at social businesses, non-profit organizations, NGOs, philanthropies, etc. that fuel positive social and environmental impact.

En2Em is distinguished with Gold Standing as Georgia Tech's undergraduate chapter of Net Impact, and is a member of the GT Green Alliance.

Archaeotek is offering summer field opportunities in field archaeology and bioarchaeology in Transylvania (Romania). Here is what they are offering:

Our research looks at processes of crisis management - in terms of persistence, adaptation, creolisation, identity, spirituality, and funerary rites and rituals - in liminal space-time environments, such as the European frontier, in this case, Transylvania (Romania). We are currently interested in two major continuity breaks in the region: the first one triggered by the collapse of the Dacian Kingdoms after their final defeat in 106AD to Trajan’s legions and subsequent colonization; and the second one following the defeat of the European armies at the Battle on Mohacs in 1526 and subsequent Ottoman invasion. We are focusing on questions of transition and persistence in liminal contexts, creolization, identity and status negotiation/representation in unstable and dynamic environments, socio-cultural and spiritual adaptation as it pertains to mortality, health and salvation in times of crisis.


Global Internship Program Info Sessions

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Please see the Global Internship Program's January newsletter with upcoming internship deadlines.

 January newsletter: http://goo.gl/TrvLPA

Website: https://oie.gatech.edu/content/gip

Information Sessions

How to find a global internship:
· Thursday, February 11, Savant Building, Room 308 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
· Tuesday, February 23, Student Center, Room 332 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
· Thursday, March 3, Student Center, Room 332 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Interning in Germany: Tips on Opportunities, Resumes, and Interviews:
· Thursday, February 25, Student Center, Peachtree Room 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Mock Interviews for Prospective Teachers

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Graduating this term and looking for a teaching job? Graduating in the next year and want to network?

Sign up a mock interview! Talent recruiters from Cobb County Schools, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, and KIPP: Metro Atlanta will be on campus conducting mock interviews and offering feedback and critique in real time.

Monday, February 23, 2016
Bill Moore Student Success Center
Specific room information provided to participants.
Meet with as many as the recruiters as you want.

Available time slots still exist for:
  • 12:15 – 12:35
  • 12:40 – 1:00
  • 1:05 – 1:25
  • 1:30 – 1:50
  • 1:50 – 2:10

The final application deadline for the 2016 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship is February 24, 2015. 

The Woodrow Wilson National Teaching Foundation offers Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships in three states: Georgia, New Jersey, and Indiana. The Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need Georgia secondary schools.

Master of Science in Public Policy

Posted by Azraf Chowdhury On 2/04/2016 0 comments
An M.S. in Public Policy provides you with skills and qualifications that can be adapted and applied to a wide variety of professions. View this flier to learn more!

PBS (WPBA) will screen Bridging The Divide: Tom Bradley And The Politics Of Race in Atlanta tomorrow night (Feb. 4) at 9:30 p.m

Bridging The Divide received overwhelming positive press coverage in more than 30 newspaper and online articles, reviews, radio and television programs, including three articles in the Los Angeles Times, and articles in Los Angeles Magazine, LA Observed, Jewish Journal, Los Angeles Sentinel, Capital and Main, Variety, LA Weekly, Documentary, and Humanities.

It is important that young people see the movie and dialogue about the issues explored in the film, such as police brutality, political empowerment, race and coalition.

Essay Contest: Innovating for Equality

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The School for the Future of Innovation in Society is pleased to announce the inaugural Innovation in Society contest, focusing on innovation for equality. Undergraduate students are encouraged to submit an open letter to the future President of the United States addressing the need for policies and initiatives that promote innovation for equality. 

The author of winning entry, judged by a distinguished panel of experts from industry, government policy, and the ASU community, will be awarded a cash scholarship of $1,000. Two second place authors will be awarded $500 cash scholarships, respectively. The top letters will be published on the School for the Future of Innovation in Society website, and brought to the attention of key policy makers.

The ASU School for the Future of Innovation in Society has extended the deadline for the 2016 Innovation in Society contest to March 1.

Further details, along with evaluation criteria and submission information, can be found at https://sfis.asu.edu/essay-competition

IAC Career Roundup

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Did you miss the latest edition of the IAC Career Roundup?  If you did, make sure to take a look at it HERE.  It contains information on: events hosted by C2D2 (the career center); companies holding information sessions on campus; job and internship opportunities; and graduate and professional school.  It's a one-stop-shop for career news and information.

Fellowship Information Session

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Fellowship Information Session
When: February 10, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Where: Habersham G17
Who: All Majors

Learn about programs such as the Fulbright Program, Boren Awards, and the White House Fellowship Program with Raj Sashti, Advisor for Fellowships and Sponsored Programs. Lunch will be provided. 

Virtual Career Fair

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Georgia Tech is hosting a Virtual Career Fair on February 10, 2016. This is a perfect opportunity to market yourself and your experiences once again to potential employers. 

Follow this link to learn more and register.

Call for Papers

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ASMEA is currently seeking proposals for paper and panel presentations for its Ninth Annual
Conference. Scholars from any discipline, tenured or nontenured faculty, or those otherwise affiliated with a recognized research institution, may submit proposals to present at the Conference. Unique proposals from senior graduate students (ABD) will also be considered.

Proposals on topics related to the Middle East and Africa should consist of a one-page outline of new and unpublished research. A recent C.V. with all contact data also must be included with name, e-mail, phone number, and affiliation. Submissions will only be accepted through the online submission portal.

The deadline for proposals is April 1, 2016.


If you have already submitted an application for a grant program, you do not need to resubmit your proposal.

Study Abroad Walk-In Advising

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Are you interested in studying abroad, but have a hard time making it across campus for a meeting? Please drop by for walk-in advising at the CCB Commons from 11am-1pm on the first Friday of each month.

For more information on study abroad opportunities, please go to:

For more information contact:
Sara Spiegler

Recent Alum Named Employee of the Year

Posted by Azraf Chowdhury On 2/03/2016 0 comments
Courtney O'Neal, an HTS alum who graduated in 2011, was named the 2015 Employee of the Year by the publisher of the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

The Atlanta Business Chronicle is a business journal that is part of the American City Business journals series and covers news on the business and economy in Atlanta. If you are familiar with NPR, Crystal Edmonson, the Broadcast Editor of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, contributes stories to WABE 90.1 FM.  Congrats to Courtney on this fantastic recognition!

A recent NPR story focused on the value of liberal arts in today's job market.  Astrophysics professor Adam Frank writes:

In spite of being a scientist, I strongly believe an education that fails to place a heavy emphasis on the humanities is a missed opportunity. Without a base in humanities, both the students — and the democratic society these students must enter as informed citizens — are denied a full view of the heritage and critical habits of mind that make civilization worth the effort.

You can read the rest of this article here.


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