Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Instructor for a Day Contest


How would you engage students if you were the instructor for one day? 

Enter Cengage Learning’s “Instructor for a Day” contest, show us your skills and creativity, and you may win one of six scholarships!
It’s easy (and fun) to enter! In a one- to two-minute video, show us what you would do to get your fellow students engaged and involved in the learning process.
A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the top video, with the five runners-up each winning $500 scholarships as well!
How to Enter:
1.)  Make a creative, original video that’s one to two minutes in length. In the video, show us how you would engage students if you were an instructor.

2.) The explanation of your method of instruction must be clear (Click here for complete rules and detailed selection criteria). Either list the concept in the title of the video or explain it in the video itself. Upload your video to YouTube, and tag it using the hashtag #InstructorForADay

3.) After uploading your video to YouTube, click the "Enter Now" button below before midnight EDT on Sunday May 11, 2014 and include the URL of your YouTube video in the form.

Selection of the Winner
Entries will be judged by a qualified panel of independent judges, based on the following criteria:
  • Originality and creativity
  • Overall appeal
  • Quality and completeness of answer to “How would you engage students?”
  • Creativity
  • Memorability
  • Audio/visual quality
  • Overall impact

The independent judges will select ten finalists whose videos will be featured on the Cengage Learning YouTube channelstarting Saturday, May 17th, to be voted on publicly which will then determine the ultimate prize winner. The contestant whose video receives the most likes wins!
The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship paid on the winner’s behalf to the institution at which they are currently enrolled as a student for the Fall 2014 semester or quarter.
Five (5) runner-up winners will receive a $500 scholarship paid on the winner’s behalf to the institution at which they are currently enrolled as a student for the Fall 2014 semester or quarter.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Call for Applications for GT Internship with AT&T Foundry

The AT&T Foundry™ is a fast-paced and collaborative environment where AT&T and technology
providers team to deliver the latest applications and services into the hands of customers more quickly
than ever before. More than just showrooms or test labs, AT&T Foundry™ facilities are unique spaces,
built to foster collaboration. The AT&T Foundry™ brings the expertise of AT&T innovators into an
environment with industry technology experts and developers from all over the world. The AT&T
Foundry™ represents a $100 million investment from AT&T and Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Amdocs,
Intel and Microsoft. Successful Georgia Tech interns will have access to many of these resources while
undertaking product development work.

This four-month internship will be located at the AT&T Foundry™ in Tech Square. Two successful intern
candidates will be selected.

• The first intern will be selected on the basis of their proposed project. Candidates will present their
proposal to a panel including representatives from AT&T’s CTO and CMO offices. The winner will be
selected based on the innovativeness, commercial viability, and potential profitability. Once selected,
this intern will have access to Foundry support and expertise while working toward realization of a
prototype of their proposal with general support from the AT&T Foundry.

• The second intern will be selected based upon the criteria of academic performance, research hours,
leadership/involvement, and an essay describing their contribution to the apprenticeship program.
This intern will support ongoing product development activity within the Foundry and have access to
Foundry support and expertise.
Georgia Tech is the entity offering this internship. Georgia Tech will employ and provide compensation to
selected interns. Accordingly, prospective interns should not directly contact or apply to AT&T.
Required Qualifications:
• Pursuing a BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
• Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled students in at least their junior year of study during
the semester of the internship
• Minimum 3.2 GPA or above
• Proven leadership demonstrated by involvement in extracurricular activities
• Demonstrated self-starter with the ability to work in an ambiguous environment
• Understanding of product development processes

Desired Qualifications:
• Strong understanding of web and cloud technologies
• Software development experience
• Technology segment experience, including wireless devices, telecom networks, television,
connected home, connected car and industry trends
• Familiarity with agile development practices
• Significant research experience

• Undergraduates: $5,500
To apply to one of these positions, please submit the following:
• A resume that includes your GPA and descriptions of your research experiences, leadership
involvement, and any interests and experiences you have related to wireless technologies

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

GradStaff webinar for job-seeking seniors

 I just wanted to make sure you received this information below regarding our job search strategies webinar. Please feel free to send this out to your graduating seniors and alumni. This is not an advertisement for Gradstaff, only useful tools and strategies for your seniors who are struggling with their job search. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate in contacting me.

Thank you so much for your time.


Maria Queenan
Manager of College Recruiting
GradStaff, Inc.
Cell: (612) 600-7473
Fax: (612) 339-5336

What’s Next?  Job Search Strategies for Graduating Seniors
Target Audience:             Graduating seniors who will be looking for a professional full-time job after graduation.
Who Should Attend:       Seniors who have pushed off their job search until after graduation, those who have been unsuccessful to date in on-campus interviewing, or those undecided about grad school.
Cost:                                    Free
Topics Outline:                
·        Identifying transferrable skills and career interests: Where you fit in the workplace
·        Demographic trends:  How an aging workforce can impact your job search
·        Where the jobs Are:  Comparing Large vs. Small/Medium Employers
·        Target industries:  Examples of industries that are hiring
·        5 Entry-level career opportunities that you don’t know about: Some examples to get you started
·        The importance of personal networking and useful tips

When:                                 We are offering 3 sessions:
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 11 AM Central Daylight Time
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 2PM Central Daylight Time
Thursday, April 23, 2014 @ 3PM Central Daylight Time

Registration:                     Pre-registration is required in order to reserve your spot (click the link for the session above)  – if you are unable to attend at the scheduled time, please register and information on how to view a recorded version of the webinar will be sent at the conclusion of the presentation.
Technology:                      Access is available from a computer, tablet, or mobile device.
Webinar Recording:        The webinar may be replayed on our website within 24 hours of the live presentation.
Questions:                         Email any questions to info@gradstaff.com  or call 612-339-5332 Ext. 20

Feedback:                          Email hires@gradstaff.com to tell us how you like the webinar!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Help for Shadow Day, April 3

Hello, IAC Students!
On Thursday, April 3rd, the Ivan Allen College is hosting Shadow Day for prospective and admitted students. This event is one of the college's most important recruitment tools, and your student ambassadors need your help in showing prospective students what we are all about! We need volunteers to take students to IAC classes, bring them on small, personal campus tours, and persuade them to choose GT Liberal Arts. If you have an hour or more to spare and want to help our college grow, please fill out the link below. Shadow Day has been a huge success in the past, but we cannot do it without you!

Thank you to all of those who helped at the January Shadow Day! We would love to see you all again in April!

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Ariana Waugh (awaugh6@gatech.edu), or Rebecca Fant (rcfant@gatech.edu). 

Thank you, and we look forward to working with you!


Ariana Waugh and Rebecca Fant
Ivan Allen College Ambassadors
Shadow Day Volunteer Coordinators