First-Year Experience
Georgia Southern University

FYE Success Series

Sex Signals (8/31 – 9/3)

This unorthodox, humor-facilitated presentation examines dating, sex, gender stereotypes, sexual assault and bystander intervention. The program includes audience participation and contains explicit language and content. The presentation is limited to the first 350 people only. We recommend you choose multiple presentation times and arrive early to ensure you can get into one of them. Attendance verification will be provided at the close of each show.

The program or an alternate requirement is required for all FYE 1220 students. Students who have concerns about attending Sex Signals should see their FYE 1220 professor prior to September 3 for the alternate assignment.

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)

Sponsored by Counseling and Career Development Center

State of the University (9/2)

The president and her 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.

Wednesday, September 2, 6:30 p.m.

Russell Union Ballroom

Sponsored by Student Government Association

DEFINE Your Tailgate (9/3)

How will you DEFINE your tailgate this football season? This program will teach you how to stay safe & party smart. Let us help you DEFINE your choices around alcohol by making smarter and safer decisions throughout tailgate season.

Thursday, September 3, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

In front of the University Store

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 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.” Units are built 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 water damage to think about!

Tuesday, September 8, 6:00 p.m.

Performing Arts Center Parking Lot

Sponsored by University Housing

Jumpstart Your Personal Finances with Peter Bielagus (9/14 – 9/16)

Over the last seven years, 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, 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Nessmith-Lane Assembly Hall
Tuesday, September 15, 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Nessmith-Lane Assembly Hall
Wednesday, September 16, 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Nessmith-Lane Assembly Hall

Sponsored by First-Year Experience

Major in Success with Patrick Combs (9/22)

Come take part in an event that is a fun and interactive way to learn how to be successful in life! Patrick 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 discusses 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, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Performing Arts Center

Sponsored by Career Services

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, 1:30 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. (See exact sessions time below)

Russell Union 2044 & 2048

1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Session A: 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!

Session B: Getting Experience: What, Why & How – Russell Union Room 2048
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.

2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Session A: Make Your Own Road Trip! – Russell Union Room 2044
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 2048
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.

4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
Session A: 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.

Session B: Discovering Your Dream Job: True Colors? – Russell Union Room 2048
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

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 24, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Russell Union Ballroom

Sponsored by First-Year Experience

Increasing Diversity Competence with Maura Cullen (9/28)

Dr. Maura 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. More Info

Monday, September 28, 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Russell Union Theatre

Sponsored by the Multicultural Student Center

 

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

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