First-Year Experience
Georgia Southern University

FYE Success Series

Sex Signals (8/31 – 9/3)

Through improvisation and audience interaction, the play explores how social pressures, gender stereotypes, unrealistic fantasies, and false preconceptions all contribute to tensions often found in dating. More Info

Monday, August 31, 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 1, 3:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 2 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 3, 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Assembly Hall, Nessmith-Lane Building
Each performance is 90 minutes (performance times are TBD)

Sponsored by Counseling and Career Development Center

DEFINE Your Tailgate (TBD)

The DEFINE Your Tailgate event promotes responsible drinking through alcohol education and awareness.

Sponsored by Alcohol and Other Drugs

Up In Flames (9/8)

Up in Flames is a fire safety fair designed to give students the opportunity to connect with various partners around campus and around Statesboro that are in some way related to fire prevention or response. Through a variety of exciting and interactive modules, students have the opportunity to use a fire extinguisher, identify prohibited residence hall items that could cause a fire, go through an obstacle course in firefighter gear, and identify types of burns and preliminary treatment, among other things. The event concludes with the opportunity to watch a model residence hall room go “up in flames.” We build the units so that students can observe the effects of a fire with no sprinkler system, and a similar fire when a sprinkler system is in place. Don’t think that sprinkler systems save you from getting charged though! There’s the water damage to think about!

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Performing Arts Center Parking Lot

Sponsored by University Housing

Jumpstart Your Personal Finances (9/14 – 9/16)

Over the last seven year, Peter Bielagus has helped tens of thousands of individuals, from high schools and colleges, to the United States Military, to teachers and professionals, dramatically improve their financial knowledge. Whether it’s through a one on one education session, an online seminar, or a live event, Peter specializes in helping people put their financial house in order. More Info

Monday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 15 at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 16 at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Nessmith-Lane Assembly Hall

Sponsored by First-Year Experience

State of the University (TBD)

President Keel and his administrative cabinet will highlight the university’s accomplishments during the past year and outline the challenges and goals for the coming year to the campus community. First year students in particular are encouraged to attend, as this event can help to clarify the expectations of the university community. In addition, the opportunity to ask questions directly to University Administration enhances the overall university experience for all students.

Sponsored by Student Government Association

Patrick Combs, Major in Success (9/22)

Come take part in an event that is a fun and interactive way to learn how to be successful in life! Combs is a career coach and best-selling author that travels coast-to-coast teaching college students how to Major in Success. The book, appropriately titled Major in Success, provides information regarding which types of involvement will benefit students most after college. It also points out ways to become a dedicated student in order to make your college experience easier. Patrick discussed the importance of the “unassigned homework.” What “unassigned homework” do you plan to start this semester to get ahead in your career? More Info

Tuesday, September 22

Performing Arts Center

Sponsored by Career Services

Majors Fair (9/24)
Students will have an opportunity to meet with faculty, students and advisement professionals from the many departments and schools across campus in one central location. The purpose is to help undeclared students and even the “softly declared” learn more about majors prior to registration for the spring term.

Thursday, September 24th, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Russell Union Ballroom

Sponsored by First-Year Experience

Road Trip to My Career (9/23)

Are you ready to begin making your own road trip to find your perfect career? Then, Road Trip to My Career is the thing for you! You will learn more about who you are and the interests you have that will set you on the right path to finding your passion!

Wednesday, September 23 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (See exact sessions time below)

Russell Union

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Session A: Discovering Your Dream Job: True Colors? – Russell Union Room 2042
Are you a Gold, Blue, Green or Orange? Learn how your color plays a part in your career choice! Come to this session to answer some quick questions about your interests while learning what majors fit those areas!

Session B: Getting Experience: What, Why & How– Russell Union Room 2044
Learn the “ins and outs” of finding internships and/or co-ops and the different types of experiences available. Receive tips and resources for finding the best internships or co-ops available for your major and your requirements. Don’t miss the opportunity to land the internship of a lifetime.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Session A: Make Your Own Road Trip! – Russell Union Room 2042
Sometimes we make choices because others really want us to choose a certain career path. If your parents, salary expectations, society or friends are choosing your major for you…think about attending this session! Learn ways to make sure you’re creating your own road trip…not someone else’s!

Session B: Map Out Your Trip With Your Four Year Plan! – Russell Union Room 2044
Get an early start with your career! Learn how Career Services can help you create a four year plan to assist you in achieving the career goals you have set for yourself. Learn more about the importance of exploring, deciding, experiencing, and implementing your plan.

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session A: Getting Experience: What, Why & How– Russell Union Room 2042
Learn the “ins and outs” of finding internships and/or co-ops and the different types of experiences available. Receive tips and resources for finding the best internships or co-ops available for your major and your requirements. Don’t miss the opportunity to land the internship of a lifetime.

Session B: Discovering Your Dream Job: True Colors? – Russell Union Room 2044
Are you a Gold, Blue, Green or Orange? Learn how your color plays a part in your career choice! Come to this session to answer some quick questions about your interests while learning what majors fit those areas!

Sponsored by Career Services

Maura Cullen (TBD)
Dr. Cullen has been referred to as being the best there is at simplifying the complex issues of diversity in an entertaining and educational manner. Since 1987, Dr. Cullen has been capturing the hearts and minds of people, with her dynamic seminars and speaking engagements throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. Maura is considered one of the foremost authorities on issues of diversity and leadership having worked with over 500 organizations with audiences ranging from 8 to 8,000 people.

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Programs >

 

The Success Series is sponsored in part by the Georgia Southern Parents Association

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