GT Parent & Family Programs Virtual Recordings

 

What’s Buzzin’ at Georgia Tech? 

Fall Webinar Series

Parent & Family Programs is offering a new webinar series called "What's Buzzin' at Georgia Tech?" This series will serve as supplemental learning to FASET Parents Orientation for new GT families and will also provide valuable resources to returning GT families. Our goal is to continue to provide relevant and helpful information to support student success at Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech Parent & Family Programs is committed to engaging, supporting, and connecting our Georgia Tech families to information and resources they need to support their student's higher education journey. 

 

We encourage you to watch the recordings shared below that are hosted by our office in collaboration with campus partners. These videos are of past virtual sessions and contain helpful tips, suggestions, and guidance that can beneficial as it relates to student success.

 
What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Tutoring and Academic Support
September 17, 2020
Audience: Academic Support and Tutoring, Transfer students & guests, Parents & Guests, First-year students
Host: Dr. Linda Green, Director, Tutoring and Academic Support, Office of Undergraduate Education

Watch this webinar to hear from the Tutoring and Academic Support team and the resources available to ensure your student’s success. We support undergraduate students in achieving their academic goals with individual and group study sessions that foster self-regulated learning, enhance academic skills, and promote student well-being. 1-to-1 Tutoring is available to all students and covers over seventy different courses at primarily the 1000- and 2000-levels. We also offer group study with PLUS (Peer-Led Undergraduate Study) sessions which build course knowledge and skills in a relaxed, collaborative environment. All of our services are free for all Georgia Tech students!

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Office of Disability Services
September 16, 2020
Audience: Disability Services, Parents & Guests, Transfer students & guests
Host: Annie Jannarone, Director and Sarah O’Shea, Disability Services Coordinator

Many students experience health concerns that could impact their academic pursuits. Students may not realize that their situation could rise to the level of disability accommodations, but many will, particularly in light of COVID-19. In this webinar, students and families can learn more about services available, what accommodations are, and how to register with the Office.

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Thinking Holistically about your Student Success
September 15, 2020
Audience: First-year students, Parents & Guests, Student Success, Transfer students & guests
Host: Stephanie Aluko, Exploratory Advisor, Undergraduate Advising & Transition, Beatriz Rodriguez, Assistant Director, Academic Coaching & Success Programs, Undergraduate Advising & Transition

The Undergraduate Advising & Transition unit provides respectful, responsive, and informed support for students to identify and achieve their academic and professional goals. The support ranges from services like Academic Coaching to Exploratory Advising. Exploratory Advising helps students explore all of the programs offered at Georgia Tech to create a degree plan that matches their interests and career goals. Academic Coaching works with students to enhance the learning process and to acquire study strategies that maximizes academic performance. In this webinar, families will learn how these two services support students while at Georgia Tech.

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Welcome to the Georgia Tech Library
September 9, 2020
Audience: Academic Support and Tutoring, Parents & Guests, Student Success, Transfer students & guests
Host: Jason Wright, Communications Manager, Georgia Tech Library

Tour the brand new Georgia Tech Library with public events Librarian Catherine Manci. She’ll walk you through the recently renovated and reimagined Library Next, including Price Gilbert Memorial Library and seven-story Crosland Tower. Tour highlights include spacious, naturally lit reading rooms, the Data Viz and retroTECH labs, Multimedia Zone, Faculty Research Area, and Scholars’ Event Network, including a black box theater. After the tour Library staff was on hand to answer any questions about the space or the steps we’re taking to fight the spread of COVID-19.

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Understanding Housing During a Pandemic
September 8, 2020
Audience: GT Housing, Parents & Guests
Host: GT Housing

The Department of Housing and Residence Life has made significant changes in the way they support residents during this time. Learn about the changes for this fall and how your student can get the most out of their residential experience.

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Mentoring Your Child During the College Years
September 3, 2020
Audience: First-year students, Mental Health & Well-Being, Parents & Guests, Transfer students & guests
Host: Marjorie Savage (Education Specialist in the University of Minnesota’s Department Family Social Science)

Marjorie will discuss the new and revised 3rd edition of her book for parents of college students, You’re on Your Own (But I’m Here if You Need Me): Mentoring your child during the college years. The event will be moderated by Laci Weeden, Parent and Family Programs Director. Please join Laci and Marjorie as they share advice and ideas for supporting your student’s and your family’s experience, both on campus and at home, during this year of transition and change in higher education. Marjorie Savage is an Education Specialist in the University of Minnesota’s Department Family Social Science. She has worked with college parents and families for more than 25 years and has been recognized nationally and internationally for her writing, speaking, and research on the relationships between students and families during the college years.

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Mental Health & Well-Being
September 2, 2020
Audience: Mental Health & Well-Being, Parents & Guests
Host: Dr. Tiffiny Hughes-Troutman, Director, Center for Assessment, Referral and Education (CARE), Caroline Dotts, Associate Director of Healthy Lifestyle Programs, Campus Recreation Center (CRC), Dr. Carla Bradley, Director, Counseling Center, Joi Alexander, D

Welcome to Georgia Tech! The Campus Recreation Center (CRC), Center for Assessment, Referral and Education (CARE), Counseling Center, and Health Initiatives are excited to welcome you on campus and to discuss the many opportunities to help you thrive at Georgia Tech. The first year of college and adjusting to college life can be a challenge for many students and their families. Moving from a different state or country, leaving family and important friendships, living on your own and challenging classes can all take a toll on our mental health and well-being. Fortunately, there is great support on campus. In this panel we will discuss the benefits of self-care and seeking well-being and mental health services on campus to succeed at Georgia Tech academically and mentally. You will also meet members of our collective mental health team.

What's Buzzin at Georga Tech: Dining Operations this Semester
September 1, 2020
Audience: First-year students, GT Dining, Parents & Guests, Transfer students & guests
Host: GT Dining Services

Learn about the changes in dining operations, the many safety precautions Georgia Tech Dining is taking to keep your students safe, and the resources for students who have dietary restrictions.

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Stamps Health Services
August 27, 2020
Audience: Parents & Guests
Host: Dr. Ben Holton, Senior Director, Stamps Health Services

Presentation will cover the services offered at Stamps Health Services and review changes that are being made in response to COVID-19.

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Finding Community and Getting Involved with the Inclusion, Advocacy, and Support Departments in the Division of Student Life
August 26, 2020
Audience: Parents & Guests, Student Diversity and Inclusion, Student Engagement
Host: Stephanie Ray, Assc. Dean/Director of Student Diversity Programs, Karen Yiu, Program Director Student Diversity Programs,Melanie Demayer Assc. Dean/Director, Women's Resource Center, Dani Lechner Coordinator, WRC, Camilla Brewer:Coordinator LGBTQIA Center

Does your student have questions about being a person of color at Tech? Are they queer and/or trans and looking for community? Do they want to take a deep dive into gender equity and representation of women in STEM? Then join staff from the LGBTQIA Resource Center, Student Diversity Programs and Women's Resource Center as they share ways your student can get connected with programming, celebrations and communities that center these experiences.

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Center for Student Engagement
August 25, 2020
Audience: Parents & Guests, Transfer students & guests
Host: Sarah Strohmenger: (Director for Civic Engagement), Victoria Redmon (Coordinator for Student Organizations), Quinn Foster (Director for Student Organizations), and Gerome Stephens: Associate Dean of Students, Director for the Center for Student Engagement

Here's one of the best kept secrets about all colleges & universities: students who are involved outside of the classroom do better in class, get the most out of college, and are best prepared for life after graduation. Watch this conversation to learn about why co-curricular involvement is so important to GT students and how you (or your student) can get involved!

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Campus Safety and Awareness
August 21, 2020
Audience: Campus Safety, Parents & Guests
Host: Sgt. Jessica Howard Georgia Tech Police Department

Ensuring the safety of our students, faculty and staff is vitally important to us and we want to ensure you are equipped with the tools, knowledge and resources necessary to maintain safely in and around the Tech community.

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Welcome to the Yellow Jacket Family
August 18, 2020
Audience: First-year students, Parents & Guests, Transfer students & guests
Host: Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students, John Stein

Watch this webinar to learn more about Georgia Tech and supporting your student as Dean Stain welcomes all of our new and returning Yellow Jacket families. He will discuss the importance of encouraging your students to socialize safely, testing availability on campus, and recommendations to prepare for the first few weeks of class. 

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Paying Your Bill and Understanding Financial Aid
August 14, 2020
Audience: Financial Aid, Parents & Guests
Host: Office of the Bursar and Financial Aid

Presented by Gabrielle Lolley, Assistant Director, Student Account Services, Office of the Bursar and Larry Stokes, Customer Service Manager, Financial Aid This session is designed to help students and parents navigate their finances during their time at Georgia Tech. With guidance from the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid and the Bursar’s Office, you will be able to successfully pay your student’s invoice by the upcoming deadlines. We will walk through financial aid options and deadlines, scholarship information, fee payment deadlines, authorized user access and everything you need to know to login to make payments on your student’s behalf.

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Parent & Family Programs Parent Panel Session 2
July 23, 2020
Audience: Parents & Guests
Host: Parent & Family Programs

Watch Parent & Family Programs host a parent panel for new Georgia Tech families. Hear from current upperclass parents as they discuss their student's experience at Georgia Tech. Our panelists have been in your shoes and always enjoy giving insight about their experience to help with your transition to the Georgia Tech community.

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Parent & Family Programs Parent Panel
June 24, 2020
Audience: Parents & Guests
Host: Parent & Family Programs

Watch Parent & Family Programs host a parent panel for new Georgia Tech families. Hear from current upperclass parents as they discuss their student's experience at Georgia Tech. Our panelists have been in your shoes and always enjoy giving insight about their experience to help with your transition to the Georgia Tech community.

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Navigating Georgia Tech as a First-Generation Student
June 15, 2020
Audience: First-year students, Transfer students & guests
Host: Parent & Family Programs, Admissions, and Undergraduate Education

Watch representatives from Parent & Family Programs, Admissions, and Undergraduate Education-Retention and Graduation Initiatives discuss strategically navigating Georgia Tech as a first-year student. Across Georgia Tech programs and personnel are in place to help you succeed throughout your transition to college. Learn about accessing these resources that empower your success as a Yellow Jacket.