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: Tech Talks with Dean Stein
November 17, 2020
Audience: Student Engagement, Transfer students & guests, Student Success, Parents & Guests, Mental Health & Well-Being, First-year students
Hosted by: Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students, John Stein

Watch this webinar with Dean Stein to learn about the current campus community and hot topics. A Q&A chat session will be available at the end of his session.   

 

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Career Center
November 11, 2020
Audience: Career Opportunities, Transfer students & guests, Parents & Guests, First-year students
Hosted by: Michael Laughter, Educational Outreach Manager, Career Center

The Georgia Tech Career Center helps students from all majors not only get work, but also find out how work works. We'll share the resources and opportunities in this session that students will have from their first day here at Tech. We can help you launch and sustain a satisfying and successful career, so you'll want to join us to find out how.

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Welcoming Your Student Back Home Over the Break
November 10, 2020
Audience: Transfer students & guests, Parents & Guests, Mental Health & Well-Being, First-year students
Hosted by: Dr. Tiffiny Hughes-Troutman, Director, Center for Assessment, Referral and Education (CARE) and Dr. Carla Bradley, Director, Counseling Center

Your student's return home for the winter break after a most unusual fall semester may be fraught with excitement, anticipation, and many worries and challenges. Students on campus who have experienced greater independence and autonomy may experience challenges readjusting to family rules and structure back at home. Excited parents welcoming the student back may be surprised to witness any changes in their student that have occurred over the past few months. The Counseling Center and CARE will offer strategies and tips to help you and your student navigate their return home. They will also share resources to promote health and well-being and balance as your student prepares to return to campus for the spring semester. 

 

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Multi-generational Family Philanthropy at Tech and Beyond
October 22, 2020
Audience: Philanthropy and Giving, Parents & Guests
Hosted by:

From Tech’s Parent Fund to the Family Legacy Endowment, now is the time to talk to and involve your children in family philanthropy, whether you give away $100 or a million dollars each year.  This session will give you an overview of philanthropy at Tech, focusing on the Parents Fund, and discuss the Family Legacy Endowment, the ultimate graduation gift for your Tech student, one which will last a lifetime. 

Family Appreciation Week: A Chat with Student Leaders and their Families
October 21, 2020
Audience: Student Engagement, Transfer students & guests, Student Success, Parents & Guests, First-year students
Hosted by:

Watch three Georgia Tech student leaders and their families as each student describes how their college experience has been at Georgia Tech and how their family has supported them on their journey. Their families will share advice and tips on how to help your student. We’ll also have a Q&A session at the end!

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Tech Talks with Dean Stein
October 20, 2020
Audience: Student Engagement, Transfer students & guests, Student Success, Parents & Guests, First-year students
Hosted by: John Stein, Vice President of Student Life and Brandt-Fritz Dean of Students Chair

Watch this webinar with Dean Stein to learn about the current campus community and hot topics. A Q&A chat session will be available at the end of his session.

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Impact and Living Learning Communities
October 20, 2020
Audience: Impact Program (LLC), Student Engagement, Parents & Guests
Hosted by: Dr. Jeremy Brown, Impact Community Program Coordinator and Courtney Hill, Communications Manager, Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Watch this webinar with Jeremy Brown and Courtney Hill to learn about the various programs, events, and initiatives that the Impact Living-Learning Community (LLC) has done this Fall semester. Presenters will also highlight campus resources and specific measures that Impact and the GT LLC program has implemented to help support student success. A Q&A chat session will be available at the end of this session.

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Going Global at Georgia TechExpand Your Professional Network By Connecting w/the Alumni Community
October 14, 2020
Audience: Student Engagement, Transfer students & guests, Parents & Guests, First-year students
Hosted by: Emily Laurence, Student Organizations Coordinator, Abbey Callahan, Senior Manager Student and New Alumni Engagement

The Georgia Tech Alumni Network is 165,000+ strong and the Alumni Association is here to provide resources and support. But what do they do to support current students? The Student Alumni Association connects students to alumni through mentoring, alumni presentations, and networking sessions. Learn about how we can connect your student to this large network of alumni who are willing to support them during their time at and after Tech.

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech History & Traditions
October 13, 2020
Audience: Georgia Tech History, Transfer students & guests, Parents & Guests, First-year students
Hosted by: Janet Kinard, Vice President of Engagement, Georgia Tech Alumni Association, TE 97, MS ME 99

Delve into the world of Georgia Tech's past. Learn our history high points and how many of our beloved traditions began. Georgia Tech students and alumni rally around our traditions new and old, and they provide an important point of connection. Join us so you'll be able to name all the wild animals that have roamed campus, when Buzz made his first appearance, and how the Ramblin' Wreck came to be.

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Campus Center Project Update
October 7, 2020
Audience: Transfer students & guests, Student Success, Parents & Guests, First-year students
Hosted by: Dr. Lindsay Bryant, Sr. Director of the Student Center

An update on the Campus Center Project - We are now in phase II of construction, so many critical services are in temporary homes while the Student Center is renovated. See our new Phase I buildings and get a sneak peek at the new Student Center facility.

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech Lorraine
October 2, 2020
Audience: Studying Abroad, Transfer students & guests, Parents & Guests
Hosted by: Presented by Allie Crain, Outreach Coordinator, Georgia Tech-Lorraine

Did you know that your student can spend a semester taking courses at Georgia Tech-Lorraine, Tech's campus in France? Tune in to learn more about this opportunity!

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Supporting Your First-Year and Second Year Student's Success
September 30, 2020
Audience: Academic Engagement Programs, Academic Support and Tutoring, Student Success, Parents & Guests, First-year students
Hosted by: Dr. Steven Girardot, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (Moderator); Dean John Stein, Vice President of Student Life and Brandt-Fritz Dean of Students Chair; Dr. Beth Spencer, Director of Undergraduate Academic Advising; Dr. Carrie Shepler, Director of Instructional Activities and Student Experience, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Dr. Ed Greco, Academic Professional, School of Physics; Dr. Enid Steinbart, Director of Advising and Assessment, School of Mathematics

The first two years at Tech establish the foundation for a successful undergraduate experience. This panel will include faculty and administrators from the Office of Undergraduate Education, Division of Student Life, College of Sciences, and College of Computing who will share insights and strategies for succeeding (and thriving) during this important period. Panelists will also highlight resources that help support student success.

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Going Global at Georgia Tech
September 29, 2020
Audience: Studying Abroad, Transfer students & guests, Parents & Guests, First-year students
Hosted by: Ashlee Toomey-Flinn, Education Abroad Scholarships Advisor and Cassy McInnis, Exchange Advisor

Here at Georgia Tech, having an international experience is an important tradition that helps students to develop into good global citizens, hone their academic and professional skills, and prepare to work in a global economy. During this session, we’ll discuss how to get started with studying and interning abroad, what types of programs are available, address finances, and also provide updates to programming in light of COVID-19. We’re excited to engage with you and hope that your student will take part in these high impact programs!

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech Arts
September 24, 2020
Audience: Arts at Tech, Transfer students & guests, Parents & Guests, First-year students
Hosted by: Kelly Pierce (she/her), Marketing Manager and Elizabeth Geiger (she/her), Marketing Specialist for Georgia Tech Arts

The mission of Georgia Tech Arts is to embed creative experiences into the lives and learning of Georgia Tech students, the broader campus community, and the greater Atlanta region. Students can attend an event, collaborate with their peers and visiting artists, and share their creativity. Find out about the opportunities that await your students, and enjoy videos of some of the world-renowned artists with whom we’ll be collaborating.

 

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Hazing Prevention (Understanding Hazing & Student Safety)
September 24, 2020
Audience: Fraternity & Sorority Life, Hazing Prevention, Transfer students & guests, Parents & Guests, First-year students
Hosted by: The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life

Georgia Tech Fraternity and Sorority Life knows that parents and guardians are an important part of helping us end the cycle of hazing. We want to make sure that you feel equipped with the tools and resources to help us address hazing. We would like to invite you to participate in our Hazing Prevention Webinar: Understanding Hazing and Student Safety which will take place during National Hazing Prevention Week. 

We invite parents and families to watch this webinar where we discuss signs of hazing, ways to report hazing, and how to discuss hazing with your student. We hope that parents and families leave the webinar more informed and confident in address issues of hazing.

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Academic Engagement Programs at Georgia Tech
September 23, 2020
Audience: Academic Engagement Programs, Transfer students & guests, Parents & Guests, First-year students
Hosted by: Chris Reaves (Exec. Director of Academic Engagement Programs); Recha Reid (Program and Operations Manager for Student Innovation), Allyson Tant (Program and Operations Manager for Academic Engagement Prog.; Christina Wan (Asst. Dir. of Summer Intiatives)

Watch this combined session from GT’s Academic Engagement Programs, which includes Student Innovation Programs, the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), iGniTe Summer Launch Program and Living Learning Communities. The session will explain how students (and parents) can be involved in the various programs offered, as well as explain the work of these programs on campus.

What's Buzzin at Georgia Tech: Tech Talks with Dean Stein
September 22, 2020
Audience: Academic Support and Tutoring, Student Engagement, Transfer students & guests, Student Success, Parents & Guests, Mental Health & Well-Being, First-year students
Hosted by: John Stein, Vice President of Student Life and Brandt-Fritz Dean of Students Chair

Watch this webinar with Dean Stein to learn about the current campus community and hot topics. A Q&A chat session will be available at the end of his session.

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
Hosted by: 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
Hosted by: 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
Hosted by: 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
Hosted by: 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
Hosted by: 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
Hosted by: 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
Hosted by: 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 Georgia Tech: Dining Operations this Semester
September 1, 2020
Audience: Transfer students & guests, Parents & Guests, GT Dining, First-year students
Hosted by: 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
Hosted by: 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
Hosted by: 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
Hosted by: 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
Hosted by: 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
Hosted by: 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
Hosted by: 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
Hosted by: 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
Hosted by: 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
Hosted by: 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.