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Fall 2020 Events

Continue to check for new Tatkon Center Fall 2020 events as this page is continuously updated.  All events are listed as US Eastern Time (ET).

Making the Most of Your First Year: A Student Panel for New Cornellians
Fri, Sep 4, 4:45–5:45 pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/99200955106?pwd=bWVBSlhGcGdpVXpqZXVDTGx4YlZDZz09
Get it straight from the experienced student staff at the Tatkon Center, a support and resource center for students in their first year at Cornell. We’ll cover academic support services, finding community, transportation, health and well-being, and more. Zoom in to learn how to make a smooth transition to college and make the most of your Cornell experience. Panel will conclude with Q&A.

Tatkon Center Zoom Room - Ask Us Anything!
Chat with the friendly and helpful upper-level student staff of the Tatkon Center. From feeling homesick to sorting out the best dining options, ask us anything! We are here to informally advise and share our knowledge to make your first year the best that it can be. 
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/98855703800?pwd=TTlLRlo4a2ZMRWUwL0ZDb1NkSDR2UT09
Special Hours Opening Weekend:
Sat, Sep 5, 4–6 pm;  Sun, Sep 6, 2–4 pm; Sun Sep 6, 4–6 pm  Sun, Sep 6, 6–8 pm
Throughout the term, we will be available to answer your questions at these times:
Mon-Thu     12-5pm, 7-10pm   
F                   12-5pm 
Sun               7-10pm 

Cornell 101: Settling In and Maximizing Your First Year
Tue, Sep 8, 15, 22, and 29, 5-6:15pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/93795049046?pwd=Y01RMTRLVnlSQ0RFdktWd3RWL1hMZz09
Zoom into this series designed to help you settle in and discover personal and campus resources. Get tips on self-care from dining hall choices to managing stress, learn about academic support services, time management, study skills, utilizing office hours, and discovering peer mentors. Discover opportunities to engage in community service. Join us for all sessions or when you can fit it in. 
Cornell 101: Settling In and Maximizing Your First Year
Sep 8, 5-6:15pm, two programs in one
Self-Care Strategies and Related Campus Resources presented by Cornell Minds Matter (CMM) and Self-Care through Recreation, Fitness, and Fueling: learn about virtual fitness classes (including Zumba and yoga), outdoor campus recreation, and nutrition for the mind and body 
Have a pencil/pen and paper near you for a CMM exercise; between presentations there will be a 5-minute interactive exercise demonstration.

Walk-in hours with the Office of Internal Transfer and Concurrent Degrees (OITCD)
Wed, Sep 9, 11am
Stop by for a couple of minutes, or stay longer for this Q&A session. Registration required here.
Are you wondering what major fits your interests best?  If you should transfer from one college to another within Cornell? Can you minor across colleges? How can you prepare to apply for internal transfer? If you answered yes to any of those questions, or have similar ones, please join a Q&A with the Office of Internal Transfer and Concurrent Degrees.

Voter Registration and Absentee Voter Workshop
Wed, Sep 9, 5-6pm, hosted by Cornell Votes and the Tatkon Center 
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/95662125121?pwd=VjRkU0VZVlhyaDYrQTN4aEp2ci9ZZz09 
Zoom in to learn how to register, fill out absentee ballots, and vote early or on election day! 
Your vote is your voice and your power! Cornell votes!

Wellness Wednesday @ the Virtual Tatkon Center
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/96133448487?pwd=WjJ1ZUxuWmQ4cWY2NTA5Wk1jeFM0UT09
Take a mid-week break with the Tatkon Center's Wellness Wednesday programming. Engage in a virtual study break with pets, meditate with live music, listen to a poetry readings or journal in your favorite notebook. We provide a fun, relaxing mid-week breather every Wednesday from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET through November 18.
Virtual Study Break with Dogs
Wed, Sep 9, 8–9 pm 

General Information Session: Internal Transfer
Th, Sep 10, 4pm 
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, attend this session via Zoom. Please register here.  Registration is required.
If you don’t have a computer, join via the phone number in the registration and a recording will be sent to you.

Meet, Greet & Eat
Th, Sep 10, 6-7pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/95799680090?pwd=Ri96dklWOGRWaFQrTXBIMG90NGhzdz09
Meet fellow first years at a virtual dinner hosted by Tatkon Center staff. Zoom in with your takeout from the dining hall and spend dinnertime making new friends and talking about your day and this new chapter of your life. Join us at Tatkon's first virtual dinner table!
 
First-Year Pre-Health Student Monthly Chat
Mon, Sep 14, 5pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/94785784692?pwd=YlVQUmhxREtPNmJDaFcrUXNRdm5FZz0
Calling all pre-med or other aspiring pre-health first years. This is a zoom meet up to help introduce you to each other and build a community for each other this year. Dr. Chelsea Rule, Director of the Health Careers Advising Program in the Cornell Career Services Office, and Tatkon student staff and senior pre-health student, Maura McLaughlin will lead a short presentation then Q+A. We will cover what classes/tracks are available and in which colleges, helpful student mentoring orgs, how to get involved in research, and more. 

Cornell 101: Settling In and Maximizing Your First Year
Sep 15, 5-6pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/93795049046?pwd=Y01RMTRLVnlSQ0RFdktWd3RWL1hMZz09
Discover academic support resources and time management workshop, presented by the Learning Strategies Center
Discover the Learning Strategies Center and what it offers (supplemental courses, peer tutoring, study skills consultations, workshops). Get an overview of the many other campus support centers, plus do a peer-facilitated time management workshop, and Q+A. At Cornell, successful students ask for help! Don’t miss this important introduction to Cornell's academic support resources.

Get registered to Vote! Cornell Votes Office Hours!
Wed, Sep 16, 5-6pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/95662125121?pwd=VjRkU0VZVlhyaDYrQTN4aEp2ci9ZZz09
Make a quick zoom stop into the Cornell Votes Office Hours this week. Learn how to register, fill out an absentee ballot, and vote early or on Election Day! Zoom in and get all your questions answered. Cornell Votes is a university-wide non-partisan campaign to increase voter registration, turnout, and civic engagement on campus. Co-sponsored by the Tatkon Center.

Wellness Wednesday @ Tatkon: 
Meditation with Live Music, solo Bach performed by violinist and Cornell Prof. Ariana Kim

Wed, Sep 16, 8-9pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/96133448487?pwd=WjJ1ZUxuWmQ4cWY2NTA5Wk1jeFM0UT09
Take this hour to take care of yourself at the Tatkon Center’s Wellness Wednesday. Zoom in for one of our most special events of the term. Prof Ariana Kim made her New York recital debut at Carnegie's Weill Hall during her graduate studies at Juilliard. Join us as she plays solo Bach for us. Read more about Prof Kim, a Cornell violin professor, GRAMMY-nominated artist and co-artistic director of the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota. http://www.arianakim.com 
Cornell graduate Department of Statistics student, Seth Strimas-Mackey will begin the program by setting the framework for how to use music to be mindful and how a meditation practice can be beneficial to health and happiness. Cultivating a practice of mindfulness is a smart investment. Don’t miss this! 

Meet, Greet & Eat 
Th, Sep 17, 6-7pm 
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/96539424890?pwd=cUJzOWRsclBHbnhWNk9SbzJVM2pHZz09
Meet fellow first years at a virtual dinner hosted by Tatkon Center staff.  Zoom in with your takeout from the dining hall and spend dinnertime making new friends and talking about your day and this new chapter of your life. Join us at Tatkon's virtual dinner table! 
 
Learning about Disparities, Advocating Change 
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/99571436728?pwd=N1I5ZXphOVdxNUJ0c3BmRnl0QnJ1Zz09
These events co-sponsored with the Public Service Center introduce students to social injustices plaguing our society and opportunities to take action and make change.  Participants will meet scholars, researchers, practitioners, community activists, plus Cornell student leaders of campus organizations promoting justice. Topics to be explored will focus on policing and health systems in the United States.
Policing Disparities in the U.S
A lecture, Q+A & discussion with Joseph Margulies, Cornell Professor of Law & Government & students representing on-campus social justice organizations

Mon, Sep 21, 5pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/99571436728?pwd=N1I5ZXphOVdxNUJ0c3BmRnl0QnJ1Zz09
Since the murder of George Floyd, much of the country has finally woken up to the deep animosity between urban police forces & many communities of color. This animosity has a history grounded in specific strategies employed by many police departments over the past four decades. Professor Margulies will discuss the modern history of urban policing as well as the budding possibility of change.Lecture and Q+A will be followed by student leaders of Cornell social justice organizations discussing ways to help make change. The Learning about Disparities, Advocating Change Series is sponsored by the Tatkon Center & the Public Service Center.
It examines social injustices plaguing our society & offers students opportunities to take action for change. Participants will meet scholars, researchers & student leaders of Cornell organizations promoting justice.

Cornell 101: Settling In and Maximizing Your First Year
Sep 22, 5-6pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/93795049046?pwd=Y01RMTRLVnlSQ0RFdktWd3RWL1hMZz09
Mindfulness Practices for BIPOC and Allies
Did you know that mindfulness practices such as breathwork, meditation and yoga are actually trauma-informed practices because they guide you to be present, allowing the body’s stored emotions to arise, be acknowledged and then to move on? During this session we will pay attention to our breath, listen to our bodies and allow what is present to begin to be healed. Join mental health promotion program director Catherine Thrasher-Carroll for this time of healing our own trauma and reclaiming joy. Resources for ongoing mindfulness practice will be shared as well.
“People don’t realize what’s going on in this country. There are a lot of things that are going on that are unjust. People aren’t being held accountable…This country stands for freedom, liberty and justice for all. And it’s not happening for all right now.” ~ Colin Kaepernick
 
Discover Cornell Career Services and how they can help you as a first year
CUeLINKS: Connecting with your Cornell Community

Wed, Sep, 23, 12pm; Mon, Oct 19, 7pm; Tu, Nov 17, 5pm
As a member of the Cornell community, it’s time to join CUeLINKS! During this time of social distancing, it's important to connect, and CUeLINKS is an easy tool to build connections with Cornell alumni and peers. In this session, you will learn how to use CUeLINKS, explore the system, and search for and connect with alumni and current students. To register for this event, visit https://cornell.joinhandshake.com/events/544235.

First-year Engineering Meet & Greet! 
Wed, Sep, 23, 5pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/96798725941?pwd=QmJZWjFTR29YT1RtK3NEbkVVakp4UT09
Meet other engineering first-years to talk about what Cornell engineering has been like so far and ask a senior biomedical engineering student questions about engineering, life at Cornell, and more! This is the first of a series of first-year engineering meet-ups that will explore different topics including classes, project teams and research, and finding academic and emotional support at Cornell. Hope to see you there!

Get registered to Vote! Cornell Votes Office Hours!
Wed, Sep 23, 5-6pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/95662125121?pwd=VjRkU0VZVlhyaDYrQTN4aEp2ci9ZZz09
Make a quick zoom stop into the Cornell Votes Office Hours this week. Learn how to register, fill out an absentee ballot, and vote early or on Election Day! Zoom in and get all your questions answered. Cornell Votes is a university-wide non-partisan campaign to increase voter registration, turnout, and civic engagement on campus. Co-sponsored by the Tatkon Center.

Wellness Wednesday @ Tatkon: Speed Friending
Wed, Sep 23, 8-9pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/96133448487?pwd=WjJ1ZUxuWmQ4cWY2NTA5Wk1jeFM0UT09
Belonging + Community = Happiness. Try this remedy for socially distanced times.  Meet your classmates in fun and fast sessions facilitated by orientation volunteers and Tatkon Center staff.

Meet, Greet & Eat 
Th, Sep 24, 6-7pm 
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/96539424890?pwd=cUJzOWRsclBHbnhWNk9SbzJVM2pHZz09
Meet fellow first years at a virtual dinner hosted by Tatkon Center staff.  
Zoom in with your takeout or from home and spend dinnertime making new friends and talking about your day and this new chapter of your life. Join us at Tatkon's virtual dinner table! 
 
Cornell 101: Settling In and Maximizing Your First Year
How to Be Engaged in Community Service as a Cornell student
Sep 29, 5-6pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/93795049046?pwd=Y01RMTRLVnlSQ0RFdktWd3RWL1hMZz09
Did you know 1000s of Cornellians participate in volunteer activities and programs in the local and surrounding community each year? Come and learn about the variety of opportunities available with over 20+ student-run organizations that engage with the local community and beyond; meet fellow students and become part of the Public Service Center (PSC) community.

Get registered to Vote! Cornell Votes Office Hours!
Wed, Sep 30, 5-6pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/95662125121?pwd=VjRkU0VZVlhyaDYrQTN4aEp2ci9ZZz09
Make a quick zoom stop into the Cornell Votes Office Hours this week. Learn how to register, fill out an absentee ballot, and vote early or on Election Day! Zoom in and get all your questions answered. Cornell Votes is a university-wide non-partisan campaign to increase voter registration, turnout, and civic engagement on campus. Co-sponsored by the Tatkon Center.

Wellness Wednesday @ Tatkon: Art Hour
Wed, Sep 30, 8-9pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/96133448487?pwd=WjJ1ZUxuWmQ4cWY2NTA5Wk1jeFM0UT09
Take a break and join Tatkon student staff member, Zeh, in an hour of fun art activity. Relax drawing and doodling while chatting with friends! Bring basic materials to the screen with you.

Meet, Greet & Eat: Calling first years and transfers studying off campus this term 
Th, Oct 1, 6-7pm 
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/96539424890?pwd=cUJzOWRsclBHbnhWNk9SbzJVM2pHZz09
Zoom in for a casual conversation and meet others studying from home this term.  Meet Tatkon staff members (juniors and seniors) eager to share info about things like ways to get involved with clubs from home, where to find virtual social events, when to go to office hours, career development resources, fun campus traditions, answers to all your questions, and more. On campus students welcome, too!

Music Lovers Meet Up
Fri, Oct 2, 6:40pm
6:40pm meet up; concert streamed ~7pm; option to re-join at close of concert to chat about it
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/97911469256?pwd=SDBVVkdqOS9OU1h2TGE4V1ErcFJRUT09
Zoom in and make new friends before the first virtual Cornell Concert series event.Listen to Jennifer Koh, performing new work written by freelance composers in the first weeks of the COVID health crisis. Alone Together is an artistic response to the corona virus pandemic and the financial hardship it has placed on many in the music community.
 Violinist, Jennifer Koh, made her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 11. She has been honored as “A Force of Nature” by the American Composers Orchestra and Musical America’s 2016 Instrumentalist of the Year. Ms. Koh was a top prize winner at Moscow’s International Tchaikovsky Competition, winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, and a recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Strengths Workshop presented by Cornell Career Services
Mon, Oct 5, 7-9pm 
Take the CliftonStrengths assessment and learn through this workshop how to tailor your college experience to your own unique talents and capabilities! Through understanding your natural talents, you can create a pathway to college success by choosing classes, majors, and explore careers that are right for you.  This workshop is now full but you may contact Heather Fortenberry at Cornell Career Services for an alternative time. (hao3@cornell.edu)

Reading Together @ Tatkon
Wed, Oct 7, 4-5:15pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/94943674908?pwd=bE9icHNBU3Z1dkJxWWVMUThJSU1ZUT09 
Much is happening in our world right now. Join us to talk about it. Join a small group of first years to read and discuss important social issues of our time. Short readings, lively monthly discussion. We will engage with how the issue impacts our everyday lives and how we can become more aware and responsible members of our community. You’ll also get to know other first-year students who want to explore and address critical current issues. Additional meeting times TBD. 
RSVP here. Reading here.
A program of the Intergroup Dialogue Project and the Tatkon Center.

Virtual Drop-ins with the Office of Internal Transfer and Concurrent Degrees (OITCD) and Cornell Career Services
Wed, Oct 7, 4pm
Registration required here.
Are you wondering what major fits your interests best? What type of field you could work in? If you should transfer from one college to another within Cornell?Is the major name important when you’re trying to get a job? What about minors?If you answered yes to any of those questions, or have similar ones, please join a Q&A with Cornell Career Services and the Office of Internal Transfer and Concurrent Degrees.mStop by for a couple minutes, or stay longer for this Q&A session.

Wellness Wednesday: Cornell Trivia with Scott Rogowsky (HQ Trivia)
Wed, Oct 7, 8pm
Sponsored by the Cornell University Program Board
Wed: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IaXnjv2vQ9yHJgiq1qGWKQ
Thu: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Z1Ckl_-MQV-1E3gblBrUpQ
Wednesday, October 7th (Cornell-themed), and Thursday, October 8th (general trivia). Both events start at 8 PM and include prizes! 

Social Justice Meet, Greet & Eat 
Th, Oct 8, 6-7pm 
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/96539424890?pwd=cUJzOWRsclBHbnhWNk9SbzJVM2pHZz09
Interested in social justice? Zoom in for a casual conversation and meet other students interested in activism. Chat with Tatkon staff members (juniors and seniors) and learn about about social justice opportunities at Cornell. We can’t wait to see you there!

Zoom Room Chats
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/98855703800?pwd=TTlLRlo4a2ZMRWUwL0ZDb1NkSDR2UT09
 Want more connection with other students or just want more info about Cornell and Ithaca?  Have a friendly conversation with Tatkon student staff about these topics and anything else on your mind!  All welcome, whether studying on or off campus.
Mon, Oct 12, 7:30-8:30pm: Engineering Prelims
Got a prelim in Physics? Chemistry? Calculus? Zoom in to talk with Niki, a senior biomedical engineering student, about how to study for science and math prelims!
Tues, Oct 13, 7:30-8:30pm: Work Life Balance
 Want to learn more about balancing your workload, time management, and ways to stay organized? Drop in to speak with Avery, ILR junior, about anything from handling stress to her favorite self-care tips.
Th, Oct 15, 7:30-8:30pm: Around the Globe
Struggling with language classes? Missing speaking a foreign language with friends/family? Wanna talk about Bollywood movies, kdrama, bts, and the like? Stop by the Zoom Room to chat with Kemi, Asian Studies and American Studies junior, about culture, languages, or just music/movie tastes! 
Sun, Oct 18, 7:30-8:30pm: Hiking Trails Near and Far
 Want to explore why Ithaca is Gorges but don’t know where to start? Come to the Zoom Room to find out about popular and hidden outdoor adventures in the Ithaca area. Hosted by Abby, pre-law junior.

First-Year Engineering Student Meet Up: let's talk project teams!
Th, Oct 15, 5pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/97918647914?pwd=aVlueXNYbXVNK0VTZ2JuaUJUWnNFdz09
 Curious about project teams? This month's engineering student meet-up, hosted by Niki, biomedical engineering senior and Tatkon student staff, will start with an overview of project teams from the project team director, Lauren Stulgis, followed by a panel with upperclassmen on project teams! Zoom in to ask questions and learn if project teams are a good fit for you!

Meet Up for Music: Join us Friday night!
 Fri, Oct 16, 7:30pm  
Meet and chat with other music lovers before and after the streaming of a 40-minute concert.
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/97911469256?pwd=SDBVVkdqOS9OU1h2TGE4V1ErcFJRUT09
 Zoom in, make new friends, and enjoy this Cornell Concert series event with composer and pianist Vijay Iyer.
Iyer will be performing and speaking about his own works. He is influenced by his own Indian heritage and African American improvisational tradition, as well as Western classical tradition.  Don’t miss this amazing musician, and for free no less.  The New York Times observed, “There’s probably no frame wide enough to encompass the creative output of the pianist Vijay Iyer.” Iyer has released 23 albums covering remarkably diverse terrain. He has been voted DownBeat Magazine’s Artist of the Year four times and Artist of the Year in Jazz Times’ Critics’ and Readers’ polls for 2017. His 2017 release Far From Over was named among the best jazz albums of the year and the only “jazz release” in Rolling Stone’s list of the 50 best records of 2017.  http://www.cornellconcertseries.com/vijay-iyer/

Special Zoom Room Chats this week: Finding Opportunities in the Social Sciences
Mon, Oct 19, 2-3pm 
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/98855703800?pwd=TTlLRlo4a2ZMRWUwL0ZDb1NkSDR2UT09
There are many different disciplines in the social sciences at Cornell and equally as many opportunities. Whether you’re looking to study abroad, conduct research, or find an internship, zoom in to discuss the options available to you! Hosted by Ashni, senior ILR student.

CUeLINKS: Discover Cornell Career Services and how they can help you as a first year
Mon, Oct 19, 7-8:30pm
To register visit https://cornell.joinhandshake.com/events/544243
It’s time to join CUeLINKS, a Cornell platform for building connections with alumni and peers. Learn how to use it and find a mentor, job shadow, do an informational interview, and more! Offered in partnership with the Tatkon Center.

Special Zoom Room Chats this week: Starting your own online project or business while trapped at home
Tu, Oct 20, 2-3pm  
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/98855703800?pwd=TTlLRlo4a2ZMRWUwL0ZDb1NkSDR2UT09
 Looking for new ways to spend your time creatively at home? Learn about different e-commerce opportunities and online businesses to call your own! Hosted by Lucia, senior hotel school student. Hosted by Lucia, senior hotel school student.
 
Research 101
Tues, Oct 20, 5pm

https://cornell.zoom.us/j/94486344363?pwd=WmJhd0hyR1YySFpEamF4SFVOd00wQT09
Get info on how to get involved in undergraduate research at Cornell. Come to this presentation and panel discussion with Dr. Laurel Southard, Director of Undergrad Research, Tatkon student staff, and members of the Cornell Undergraduate Research Board. Topics to be covered include how to determine research interests, how to find labs and gain experience, and more.

Pre-Law Student Meet up
Tues, Oct 20, 5:15pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/94786922432?pwd=SmVqdWM5OERrUHhEWWVqRm5RcGpjUT09
Interested in law school? This zoom chat will provide you with useful information and introduce you to fellow pre-law first years. Pre-law advisor Greg Foster and Tatkon Student Staff and senior pre-law student Abigail will lead a short presentation and Q+A. Learn about classes, resources, campus involvement and more! 

Tatkon Center Community-Engaged Learning Series
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/93968620888?pwd=YU1zUDBTdmpoZDVSOWhDQmJya2FFUT09
At Cornell, community-engaged learning means faculty, staff and students partnering with community members to address global issues. Attend one or all sessions. Geared toward first-year students and open to all years. Additional events November 11 + December 2. Sponsored by the Office of Engagement Initiatives in partnership with the Tatkon Center.
Community-Engaged Research with Human Ecology Professor Tony Burrow
Oct 21, 5-6pm
Hear from the director of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research and learn about opportunities for research with a public purpose.
(https://www.human.cornell.edu/people/alb325)
https://bctr.cornell.edu/about-us/translational-research/ 

Wellness Wednesday: Live Music and Mindfulness
Wed, Oct 21, 8-9pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/96133448487?pwd=WjJ1ZUxuWmQ4cWY2NTA5Wk1jeFM0UT09
As autumn rises to its fullest, teacher, scholar, and performer Dr. Deborah Justice will lead us in a guided meditation, supported by music from Celtic traditions on the hammered dulcimer, a lush 90-string zither. Let the music help you tune yourself to the changing mood of the season.

Special Zoom Room Chats this week: Designing Confidence
Thu, Oct 22, 12-1pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/98855703800?pwd=TTlLRlo4a2ZMRWUwL0ZDb1NkSDR2UT09
The transition to college can be difficult and often has students doubting whether they belong. Zoom in to talk about ways to combat Imposter Syndrome, get help finding resources, or just to have a reassuring chat about why you absolutely belong here! Hosted by Zeh, senior bio sciences major.

Meet Undergraduate Student Researchers
Oct 22, Oct 29, Nov 5, 5pm for all events
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/91353469741?pwd=ZnRFTDkzU1dVVkE5Y251L3NWU3k1Zz09
Hear from upper-level students about their campus research positions, how they found them, what they do, and the impact on their future plans. Several students will speak at each event.
Co-sponsored by the Tatkon Center for First-Year Students, Cornell Office of Undergraduate Research, and Cornell Undergraduate Research Board.
Oct 22, life sciences; Oct 29, engineering/physical sciences; Nov 5, humanities & social sciences

First-Year Pre-Health Student Monthly Chat: Learn about mentoring organizations for Cornell pre-health students and meet your classmates 
 Thu, Oct 22, 7pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/93528820283?pwd=bHhQUkdsMmpPUjhpcEw0c0VpL1IyUT09
Are you a pre-health student? Looking for help choosing classes, figuring out the MCAT and gap year process, or anything else pre-health related? Meet campus pre-health organizations. Members of PATCH, Weill-Ithaca Network, MedConnects, and Alpha Epsilon Delta will be presenting about their mentorship programs for pre-health students.

Special Zoom Room Chats this week: Navigating Life Sciences Classes
Fri, Oct 23, 4-5pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/98855703800?pwd=TTlLRlo4a2ZMRWUwL0ZDb1NkSDR2UT09
Chat with Alejandro, senior A+S bio student on a PhD track.

Questions about transferring colleges
or just want to see a golden retriever puppy?

Mon, Oct 26, 3-5pm
 Chat with Florencia Ardon, an advisor from the Office of Internal Transfer and Concurrent Degrees and Tatkon staff about anything (including transferring colleges). Ms. Ardon's Golden Retriever puppy will also be holding office hours! Make a quick stop to say hello and get a lift!

Zoom into the Undergraduate Research Advising Office
Mon, Oct 26, 5-6pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/98855703800?pwd=TTlLRlo4a2ZMRWUwL0ZDb1NkSDR2UT09
Meet Director Laurel Southard and chat about research opportunities at Cornell. This is set up specially for first years and transfers but all are welcome.

Recognizing and Articulating Your Skills and Experience to Employers
Tu, Oct 27, 7-8:30pm 
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. Limited to 30 First Year and Transfer students from any college, any major. To register for this event, please visit https://cornell.joinhandshake.com/events/544477

Reading Together @ Tatkon: The Future of Democracy – The Right to Listen – As citizens of a democracy, we need to hear one another. Why can’t we?
Wed, Oct 28, 7:30-8:45pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/94943674908?pwd=bE9icHNBU3Z1dkJxWWVMUThJSU1ZUT09 
 Much is happening in our world right now. Join us to talk about it. Zoom in and join a small group of first years to read and discuss important social issues of our time. Short readings, lively discussion.  We will engage with how the issue impacts our everyday lives and how we can become more aware and responsible members of our community. You’ll also get to know other first-year students who want to explore and address important current social issues. 
RSVP HERE
READING HERE

Wellness Wednesday: Dance Workshop
Wed, Oct 28, 8-9pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/96133448487?pwd=WjJ1ZUxuWmQ4cWY2NTA5Wk1jeFM0UT09
Feeling stuck at your desk lately? Get up and have fun movin’ and groovin’ with Kyle from Cornell Dancer’s Alliance as he teaches you some killer dance moves from The Assorted Aces technique class! All skill levels are welcome! Get up your energy levels with this cool digital dance tutorial! 

Meet Undergraduate Student Researchers in Engineering and Physical Sciences
Thu, Oct 29, 5pm 
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/91353469741?pwd=ZnRFTDkzU1dVVkE5Y251L3NWU3k1Zz09
Hear from upper-level students about their campus research positions, how they found them, what they do, and the impact on their future plans. Several students will speak at each event.
Co-sponsored by the Tatkon Center for First-Year Students, Cornell Office of Undergraduate Research, and Cornell Undergraduate Research Board.

Career Services Virtual Drop-Ins with First Year Students
Th, Oct 29, 6 – 8:30pm 
Join Cornell Career Services Advisors for an informal drop-in session. Come with your questions about how to write a resume, how to network, interview or search for internships and more! Stop by any time between 6 - 8:30pm. Open to First Year and new Transfer students. To register for this event, please visit https://cornell.joinhandshake.com/events/545130.

Exploring Your Major and Career Paths presented by Cornell Career Services
Mon, Nov 2, 7-8pm 
You may feel like there is a general path to career from your major, or you might feel unsure of how you can use your major’s uniqueness to find your fit. Either way, there’s a LOT more that you can do with your degree than you may think. Come to this activity-based session to learn strategies for self-exploration and action planning to help you find possible career matches based on your unique personality, interests, skills, and values. We’ll also explore what Cornell alumni are doing professionally and ways for you to connect with them. To register for this event, visit https://cornell.joinhandshake.com/events/544639.

Career Services Virtual Drop-Ins with First Year Students
Wed, Nov 4, 6-8:30pm 
Join Cornell Career Services Advisors for an informal drop-in session. Come with your questions about how to write a resume, how to network, interview or search for internships and more! Stop by any time between 6 - 8:30pm. Open to First Year and new Transfer students. To register for this event, please visit https://cornell.joinhandshake.com/events/545134.

Tatkon Center Community-Engaged Learning Series
Community-Engaged Courses for Spring 2021: get ready for pre-registration!

Nov 11, 5-6pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/93968620888?pwd=YU1zUDBTdmpoZDVSOWhDQmJya2FFUT09
At Cornell, community-engaged learning means faculty, staff and students partnering with community members to address global issues. Learn about for-credit courses that connect you with off-campus work and communities. Sponsored by the Office of Engagement Initiatives.

Workshop: Personal Statements and Resume Writing for Internal Transfer and Concurrent Degree applicants
Fri, Nov 13, 5:00 pm 
In this session, Heather Fortenberry from Cornell Careers Services and Florencia Ardon from OITCD will give you information and tips on how to craft your personal statement and/or resume.  We will offer this session via Zoom. Please register here. Registration is required. If you don’t have a computer, join us via the phone number in the registration. We will record and send to participants.

CUeLINKS: Connect with your Cornell Community
Tu, Nov 17, 5-6pm 
As a member of the Cornell community, it’s time for you to join CUeLINKS! During this time of social distancing, it's important to connect, and CUeLINKS is an easy tool to build connections with Cornell University alumni and peers. In this session, you will learn how to use CUeLINKS, explore the system, and search for and connect with alumni and peers. To register for this event, please visit https://cornell.joinhandshake.com/events/544391.

Community-Engaged Leadership: Resources for Winter Break
Dec 2, 5-6pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/93968620888?pwd=YU1zUDBTdmpoZDVSOWhDQmJya2FFUT09
Find mentoring and funding to help you create meaning and purpose with your Cornell education. Sponsored by the Office of Engagement Initiatives.