Monday, March 6

Applying to Graduate School in the Social Sciences
Jenny Hughes
Information about how to apply to graduate school in the social sciences will be covered including the types of degrees, qualifications for those degrees, and the components of an application (i.e., application, resume, personal statement, tests, etc.). In addition, the interview process will be reviewed, as well as, costs associated with applying. 

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ATL Cruzer Electric Car Tour
Elizabeth (Liz) Bagley
The group will travel together via MARTA rail to the Peachtree Center station in downtown Atlanta, then walk to the ATL Cruzers Electric Car Tour (which takes 1.5 hours). The tour goes on a 15 mile loop from near Centennial Olympic Park, around the MLK Historic District, Inman Park, the BeltLine, and Midtown. The cars travel slowly with excellent tour guides, so there is time for questions and to learn the "inside scoop" on Atlanta’s social, political, and economic history with which students may be unfamiliar. Subsidized tickets are $25. This session requires advance registration. 

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Bafa Bafa
Kristian Contreras
BaFa BaFa is a cultural simulation training focused on deepening one's understanding of the ways in which culture manifests in every day spaces. From language and communication to conflict management- we will use this experience to discuss how value cultural norms, ethnocentrism, and communication styles as we seek to address challenges and change. 

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Black Immigrants Here and There Film Festival
Regine Jackson
3- 4 films about the black immigrant/refugee experience in the US, France, UK, and South Africa. This session is related to SOC/AS 310: "The 'Other' African Americans" taught by Professor Regine Jackson, but neither enrollment in the course nor prior knowledge is required to participate. Popcorn and refreshments will be served.

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Cover Letters that Captivate!
Catherine Johansson
Any student who wants a job or internship will need to write some cover letters. However, never fear! There is a formula for success! In this session, students will learn what employers are looking for and a strategy to create professional, compelling cover letters.

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Filmmaking 101 Using Final Cut Pro X
Calvin Burgamy and Emily Gwynn
Calling all filmmakers and film enthusiasts! In this 4-hour, hands-on session, you will learn how to create a storyboard, shoot and edit a 30-60 second movie using Final Cut Pro X, an industry standard movie making software for professionals. Instruction will also be given on how to share your video on your digital portfolio. 

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Golf 101
Carolyn Cornelison
“If you know Golf it can make a Big difference in establishing a career” --College USA Today, 5/24/12

Networking, fundraising, health benefits or just for fun- golf has it all. You will learn the basics of golf so you can play or understand a best-ball tournament. You will learn to putt, chip, hit and drive. 

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How to Lose 5,000 lbs. of Carbon, Part 1
Elizabeth Rowe
Have you ever wondered how much your daily habits weigh in carbon? We will evaluate how much carbon we use in our daily lives, and will then create a plan for reducing our carbon over the course of Peak Week. We will have a second session at the end of the week to see how everyone did on their path to losing 5,000 lbs. of carbon! 

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Immigrant Atlanta Tour
Regine Jackson
This session includes a tour of some of the spaces (residential, commercial and recreational) created by Atlanta's immigrant and refugee communities. We will visit sites in Clarkston, along Buford Highway, and other neighborhoods in metro Atlanta that illustrate the diversity all around us. This session requires advance registration. 

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Making Meaningful Meetings Matter
Beth Vansant
Meetings can be an absolute waste of time; Scotties will learn best practices on conducting goal-oriented meetings that are ACTION focused. 

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Meet the Farmer: Oxford College of Emory University Organic Farm Tour
Elizabeth Rowe
We will travel to Oxford, GA to tour Oxford College of Emory University’s organic farm. Led by the assistant manager, Ruth Geiger, our tour will guide students through the ends and outs of organic farming at the local level. Students will also learn the pros and cons of college farming and navigating the food service system. Please note participants should come prepared with closed-toe shoes or boots and a reusable water bottle. This session requires advance registration. 

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Out @ Work Panel
Kendra Strickland and Kristian Contreras
The Office of Internship and Career Development along with the Gay Johnson McDougall Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion present an alumnae queer panel and networking event to discuss general issues surrounding being queer in the workplace, questions regarding authenticity in the workplace, and potential general internship/job search strategies. 

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Rocking Your Resume
Catherine Johansson
In this session, students will discover how recruiters really evaluate resumes and how to get their resume from OK to outstanding. After a workshop, time will be provided for students to work on their resumes in real time and ask questions. 

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Women and Wealth
Kimberly C. Weaver
Financial knowledge and independence – the benefits of starting early. We all learn our money habits from our families. This section will explore how financial wellness is just as critical as career and physical wellness. The key is self-empowerment and confidence. We will look at personal budgets, investing, and personal finances as well as the key steps to planning for the financial quality of life that you want. Women have huge opportunities for shaping their financial lives – a fun and interactive session to learn together.

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Yoga and King of Pops
Daisy Bourassa
One of the best ways to keep yourself healthy of both mind and body is through the practice of yoga. Yoga has numerous benefits outside of just increasing flexibility and building strength. Yoga can help reduce stress, releases serotonin which induces happiness, improves focus, increases balance and helps you sleep deeper. Yoga can exercise and soothe the mind, body and soul. Do something good for yourself today. Practice yoga! 

This session is for all-levels, both new and advanced yogis will benefit and enjoy! We will go over foundational postures as well as expand in areas you’re interested in working deeper. Develop flexibility, strength, balance, endurance, ease, mental calm and focus. This will be a foundational flow-based practice with plenty of time to stop and enjoy each posture. Hope to see you there! (Note: Limited yoga mats available. If possible, please bring your own.)

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