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Georgia Tech, The Aspire Group and Teamwork Online have partnered to host the inaugural Georgia Tech Sports Business Career Fair.

Are you looking to further grow and develop the Sports Business program at your college or university? Georgia Tech Athletic Association, The Aspire Group and TeamWork Online have partnered to host the inaugural Georgia Tech Sports Business Career Fair. This opportunity will give your students and institution the chance to network with leading sports industry professionals and learn more about current job openings nationwide!

When: Thursday, September 3rd at 11:00 AM
Where: McCamish Pavilion at Georgia Tech


****The first 100 students to sign up using the link will receive free admission to the Georgia Tech and TeamWork Online Career at McCamish Pavilion on Thursday, September 3 starting at 11:00 a.m

Catching your attention is key in the world of Public Relations, but it is content and substance that keeps you engaged. Skills and abilities developed through a liberal-arts curriculum are highly valued in the field of communications. Writing, research, analytics, planning, problem-solving, and team work are among the talents that can help you succeed. Are you selling your talents well in your job search? What opportunities have you overlooked?

We invite you to get a better understanding of public relations and the role it can play in your career.

Representatives from FleishmanHilliard, a major communications agency with 88 offices worldwide, will visit Georgia Tech to talk about working in communications and PR, preparing yourself for the job market, and the importance of your personal brand.

Thursday, September 10, 2015
11.00 AM - 12.00 PM
Hall Building, room 102.
Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP by Monday, September 7.
RSVP for “Brand Yourself: PR and the Liberal Arts”

HSOC will host its first Speaker Series of the semester on August 31st. Ruth Schwartz Cowan from the University of Pennsylvania will be presenting on "Conservative Rebels: How Engineers and Physicians Fractured the National Academy of Sciences in the 1960s." It will be at 4:00PM in the Old CE Building, room 104. All are welcome.

Hello. I am your friendly, local bulletin board in the Old Civil Engineering Building. As you can see, I am quiet bare. I am lonely (and cold) and want so badly to help my friends, the HTS majors. 

What would you want to see on me? How can I help you? Do you want to know more about careers? Or study abroad? Upcoming deadlines? Minors? I am only a board and need your guidance. 

Please email Dr. D'Unger if you have any suggestions. As I am a board, I do not have an email address or fingers to type with. 

Georgia Legislative Internship Program Info Session

Tuesday, Sept. 1
11 a.m. – noon
Room 423, Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons

RSVP for the Info Session: http://bit.ly/GTIntern

2016 Georgia Legislative Internship Program

Offered only in the spring, the 2016 Georgia Legislative Internship Program is an opportunity to meet state lawmakers and experience the legislative process first hand while working full time in offices in and around the state capitol in downtown Atlanta. The internship period lasts approximately 12 to 16 weeks (January to April), depending on the length of the legislative session. The internship is open to all majors; however, it is restricted to Georgia-resident undergraduate students (sophomore and above) only. It is a paid internship, and students may also earn up to 12 hours of academic credit. A limited number of internship positions are available.

Quick Facts:
  • Work at the State Capitol in Downtown Atlanta.
  • Offered spring semester only; open to undergraduate students (all majors) who are residents of Georgia and have sophomore standing or above. First-year students are welcome to attend the info session.
  • Application Deadline: Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. 
  • Earn a weekly stipend for duration of 2016 Legislative Session (spring 2016).
  • Earn course credit.

Tech companies are hiring more liberal-arts majors than you think
Washington Post - August 26, 2015

Silicon Valley has a reputation for being filled with egghead coders who popped out of college as brilliant engineers (or who never finished college in the first place). Films like "The Social Network" have played a big role in popularizing this impression. Google, too, is notorious for putting job candidates through grueling programming tests. Against these geniuses, what hope would a humanities or social science major have of getting a job at one of these companies? Quite a lot, actually. In fact, liberal arts graduates joined the ranks of tech companies at a faster clip in the past few years than their engineering and computer-science counterparts, according an analysis by LinkedIn of its own users. And of the recent liberal arts grads the company examined, as many as 2 in 5 now work at an Internet or software company. That's a staggering number.

Center for Academic Success Tutoring

Posted by Admin On 8/31/2015 0 comments
The Center for Academic Success in collaboration with academic departments began hours for Tutoring and Peer Learning Programs this week. Please see the attached schedules for the 1-to-1 Tutoring Programs (appointment based), Commons Tutoring (drop-in tutoring commonly referred to as “Helpdesk” by students), and PLUS (or Peer-Led Undergraduate Study, which are regularly scheduled study groups facilitated by trained undergraduate leaders who have successfully completed the course with and “A” and attend class with students). These services are free and open to all undergraduate students.

Please visit success.gatech.edu for more information or contact Christy Lock, christy.lock@gatech.edu , if you have any questions about these tutoring programs or services provided by the Center for Academic Success.

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is Georgia’s largest business advocacy organization. Our focus is on keeping, growing and creating new jobs in our state. We have an aggressive, proactive approach to state policy issues, and we transcend regional boundaries to create a state-wide network of business leaders working to help Georgia’s economy thrive.

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is seeking to fill various internship positions this fall! There are positions in communications, marketing, special events, public policy, business, history, and more available to undergraduate and graduate students. 

Click here for the internship application and descriptions of the internships available. 


Professional attire: Campus Closet

If you are need of formal apparel but can’t afford to buy a suit or don’t have one, the Campus Closet is a great resource. The collection includes men’s and women’s clothing and accessories (ties, socks, shoes, etc.) www.gtcampuscloset.com

Food: Klemis Kitchen

Klemis Kitchen is an organization created by Georgia Tech students that provides food to students who have financially had to put their education before nutrition. Food is prepared by volunteers and stocked for student access.


Emergency money: Dean Griffin Hip Pocket Fund

If you are in need of urgent financial support for academic, medical or personal matters, the Office of the Dean of Students can help. Thanks to the Dean Griffin Hip Pocket Fund, interest free loans are available to help get you through a crisis.


Horizons at Georgia Tech Seeks Tutors

Posted by Admin On 8/31/2015 0 comments

Horizons at Georgia Tech is an enrichment program focused on providing K-8 students with support in math and reading during the school year and summer months. Horizons at Georgia Tech is looking for Georgia Tech students to work with the Horizons students in an after school program setting on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 3:00-6:00 PM. The activities will include tutoring in math, science, and reading.

Additionally, the Georgia Tech tutors will help implement weekly hands-on STEM activities with the Horizons students. Experience working with school age children is required. All tutors will have to successfully pass all criminal background checks.

For more information, please contact Sirocus Barnes at 404-894-9707 or sirocus.barnes@ceismc.gatech.edu.

Application deadline: September 1, 2015 by 5:00 PM EST.

September 14, 2015 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Student Center – Pine Room

Thinking about teaching as a possible career? Come learn about ways to explore teaching while at Tech and after you graduate. Mentoring, tutoring, teaching children to read, training to be a teacher as part of a residency program, and more! Learn about opportunities that range from working in pre-school through high school.

Featured groups will be:

On September 9th from 2pm to 3pm we will hold our third Ivan Allen College Twitter chat between students and alumni. The Chat will coincide with the Georgia Tech Career Fair; thus the topic is "How to Network at a Career Fair."

As a reminder, our Twitter chats began in the spring through the Alumni Relations subcommittee of the CLASS taskforce between C2D2 and Ivan Allen. Stephanie Jackson, Amy D'Unger, Meredith Schnepp, Jade Hill, and I have continued development on this project. Each Twitter chat brings together no more than four alums at a time to answer both moderated and student questions for one hour through social media.

We hope you will consider tuning in to the Twitter Chat. Moderated questions will be tweeted by Stephanie Jackson through the @GTliberalarts twitter account, and all tweets will use the hashtag #IACcareerchat.

Duke MA in Bioethics & Science Policy

Should we use technologies that enhance or alter our brains? Is it ever ethical to clone a human being? How should genetic information be used in law enforcement?

The Duke MA in Bioethics & Science Policy invites students to address these questions and many more. The program is the only one in the US that combines bioethics and science policy to truly prepare students to address the societal impact of advances in the biosciences, medicine, and technology. Students explore cutting-edge developments in such fields as genomics and neuroscience and how scientific advances impact law and policy. Each student works with a mentor throughout the program to create an individualized academic experience.

Please join us to learn more about the MA on MA on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at noon (EST), for an online information session. The session will explore the MA curriculum, concentrations, practicum opportunities, admissions, financial aid, and the unique and individualized student experience.

RSVP for the online session.

Apply for our fall 2015 class

If you love science and are fascinated by how it changes – and is changed by – society, we invite you to apply the Duke MA in Bioethics & Science Policy.

Save the date for the Majors Fair, October 15, 11-12, in the Student Center Ballroom. Please note that the fair will be a one-hour event this year. If you are interested in staffing the HTS major table for the Majors Fair, contact Dr. D'Unger!

The Sophomore Career Experience application deadline has been extended to Friday, 28 August, at noon. Second-years looking to jump start their career should apply!


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School of History and Sociology
Georgia Institute of Technology
Old Civil Engineering Building
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Atlanta, GA 30332-0225