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Things i wish i knew as a freshman
Things i wish i knew as a freshman
Things i wish i knew as a freshman
Things i wish i knew as a freshman
Things i wish i knew as a freshman
Things i wish i knew as a freshman
Things i wish i knew as a freshman
Things i wish i knew as a freshman
Things i wish i knew as a freshman
Things i wish i knew as a freshman
Things i wish i knew as a freshman
Things i wish i knew as a freshman
Things i wish i knew as a freshman
Things i wish i knew as a freshman
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  • 1. Things I wish I knew as a Freshman By Donnya Ajdari , WECE Freshman Liaison
  • 2. Research Professors Thoroughly SGA course critique http://www.sga.gatech.edu/critique/Search.php Ratemyprofessor.com Myedu.com Koofers.com Has past exams as well Facebook group – ask someone! Search for Women in ECE (WECE)
  • 3. SchedulingEnglish Topics http://lmc.gatech.edu/undergraduate/stac/courses/coursed etails.php?coursetype=1&term=1&year=6&coursearea&sub mit=searchGatech.courseoff.comECE Curriculum Spreadsheets http://www.ece.gatech.edu/academics/undergrad/2012- new-curricula.htmlDegreeworks.gatech.edu
  • 4. Attend LectureClicker questions get you points Are occasionally test questionsProfessors give out hints during lectureLecture slides don’t provide all of the informationThe buddy up method
  • 5. Expand Social NetworkWECE!!!!Join clubs and be an active member – and future leaderPlay on an intramurals or club teamVolunteer in Campus Events with WECE (and otherorganizations)cyberbuzz.gatech.edu/organizationsBut don’t over-exert yourself – choose 2-3 organizations
  • 6. Use Your ResourcesFree Print AllowanceProfessor and TA office HoursOMED tutoringECE tutoring for 2000 level coursesCS Help DeskPLUS sessionsECE Undergrad Prof. CommunicationCULC Tutoring ServiceCULC communication center
  • 7. More ResourcesFREE Library classes: InDesign CS5 Photoshop CS5 Adobe Illustrator CS5 Dreamweaver CS5 Essential Databases and Research Resources Citation Searching: Using Articles you know to find ones you don’t
  • 8. ECE ResourcesComputer Labs: Van Leer C257 4th floor writing lab Klaus 1440,1446, 1448, 2440 Can print in all these labs. Klaus 1446 and 1448 have color printers
  • 9. MentoringSAA Mentor jackets Alumni-to-student mentoring programWIE M&M (Mentors & Mentees) Peer mentoring for undergraduate female engineering students Freshman get paired with juniors, sophomores get paired with seniors
  • 10. OpportunitiesOpportunity Research Scholars Program(ORS) Undergrad-to-Grad research projects and workshopsGeorgia Tech Research Institute(GTRI)Virtually Integrated Projects (VIP) – 1-2 hour project classLeadership Opportunities: WECE!!! LeaderShape Emerging Leaders Executive Round Table AIESECComing up: Undergraduate Research Panel – Nov 29
  • 11. Internships & Co-opDivision of Professional Practice - http://www.profpractice.gatech.edu/Find internships, co-ops, full time: http://www.career.gatech.edu/Register early if you’re looking for a job! Co-op/Internship Orientations Schedule: http://www.coop.gatech.edu/calendar_events.htm ECE Career Fair – Early January Internship Fair – Early JanuaryResume and CV Workshops in the UPCPInterviewing Tips Workshop: Coming in spring 2013!Coming up: Internship Panel – October 18th
  • 12. Join the WECE Facebook pageSearch for Women in ECE (WECE)Find study groupsBook trades/salesCourse scheduling adviceEvent notificationsSpecial treat: ask peers for info on past semesters
  • 13. Unsure about major?COE 1000 for undecided engineersWIE section of GT 1000Undecided AdvisorTalk to upperclassmen who have done Co-ops orInternships – talk to us!You have time to decide without getting behind onthe course schedule
  • 14. Questions?

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