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Career Conference!

Stop Hunger Now!
 

THURSDAY, MAR 3
Start preparing for life after Gwinnett Tech by attending the 5th Annual Career Conference hosted by Career Services! 

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THURSDAY, MAR 17
By clicking on the picture above, you can sign up to help Student Life pack over 12,000 meals to feed those in need! 

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M / FEB 29 - Next Step Transfer Fair
Gwinnett Tech will host its annual Next Step Transfer Fair for GTC students, graduates, and alumni who want to continue their education beyond their associate degree on the Lawrenceville campus from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Busbee Center, building 700. The event is free and registration is not required. Almost 20 four-year colleges and universities will participate; giving potential students the chance to "visit" and compare a large number of institutions in just a few hours. For more information please contact Rebecca Alexander.
TUE / MAR 1 - Stress Management Workshop
Come out and participate in the Stress Management/Mental Health Workshop. Students will learn about symptoms of stress, strategies for managing stress, taking care of yourself (balanced life), exercise and nutrition tips, relaxation techniques, incidence/impact of mental illness, learning disorders, suicide prevention, and much more! The first session will be held from 1-2 p.m. in building 100, room 306. The second session will be held from 6-7 p.m. in building 100, room 255. Both sessions will take place on the Lawrenceville campus. A meal will be provided for both sessions. Please RSVP the time you will attend by contacting Lisa Richardson
TH / MAR 3 - GTC Students' Toastmasters International 
Please join us for the GTC Students' Toastmasters International Club Meeting. We will meet on the Lawrenceville campus at 6 p.m. in building 200, room 104. All students and alumni of Gwinnett Tech are welcome to attend as we work together to improve our communication and leadership skills. For more information please contact Dr. Waddell.
TH / MAR 3 - Are You Smarter Than A GTC Student? Instructor vs. Student 
GTC is proud to sponsor a SkillsUSA Quiz Bowl for the first time! Our students have been practicing and are ready for the competition. In efforts to be better prepare TEAM GTC for the Gold, they have requested that you accept the challenge and compete in a stimulation round. The challenge will take place on the Lawrenceville campus from 4-5 p.m. in the Student Life Center in building 100. This is the last practice before the State Competition so please come early to become familiar with the rules of the game. Please email your availability to Dr. Saphronia Johnson by Friday, February 26th. Thank you for allowing our students to be GREAT!
TH / MAR 3 - Career Conference
Career Services will host the 5th Annual Career Conference on the Lawrenceville campus in the Busbee Conference Center. This year's theme is Career Crossroads: Preparation and Opportunity Junction. This one-day event (8 a.m. - 3 p.m.) is a powerful opportunity for students to start planning NOW for life after Gwinnett Tech. The Conference agenda includes a series of career success workshops, a keynote luncheon, and panel discussions with perspectives from industry including recruiters, HR reps, hiring managers, and career management experts. Don't miss this opportunity to take the right path as you prepare for your Career Crossroad. Students are required to REGISTER HERE for the event. Contact Susan Goines for more information. 
W / MAR 16 - AITP Meeting  
Everyone is welcome to attend the AITP meeting on the Lawrenceville campus from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. in building 700, room 2201. We will have guest speaker, Kyle, head programmer from Woodall Creative Group, come out and discuss "Web Progamming in Today's World - Responsive Design, Branding." Pizza and soda will be provided. For more information please contact John Thacher.
TH / MAR 17 - Stop Hunger Now Event 
Student Life has partnered with Stop Hunger Now to work towards ending world hunger. In one hour, GTC students, faculty and staff will work together to pack over 12,000 meals to help feed people in need throughout the world! Spots are limited. The event will be held on the Lawrenceville Campus from 12 - 1 p.m. in the Banquet Hall of building 700. Pizza will be provided! If you would like to participate in this amazing outreach project Click Here! For more information please contact Rachel Mariano
TH / MAR 17 - Information Security Association Meeting 
The Information Security Association (ISA) GTC Student Chapter is a not-for-profit, organization of Gwinnett Technical College. We will meet on the Lawrenceville campus from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in building 700, room 2.206. We are sponsored by the ISA Metro Atlanta chapter of ISA. ISA GTC Student Chapter is the student community of choice for GTC cyber security students dedicated to advancing individual growth and deepening their knowledge and awareness of issues related to managing technology risk and protecting critical information and infrastructure. For more information contact Garfield Anderson.
TH / MAR 17 - GTC Students' Toastmasters International 
Please join the GTC Students' Toastmasters International Club as they celebrate St. Patrick's Day and monthly Speak-a-Thon. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in building 200, room 104. All students and alumni are welcome to attend -- and be sure to wear GREEN. For more information please contact Dr. Waddell
W / MAR 23 - Mindful Leadership Session 
Meditation is one self-empowerment tool that helps you take the brain to the gym to clear emotional clutters and toxins. Please join Dr. Suman Kollipara for a session to know more about the brain of a leader, emotional intelligence, neuroscience of meditation; and take home some of the tools and techniques of self compassion healing meditation to exercise your brain for personal peak performance. Dr. Kollipara will be leading a discussion on mindful leadership on the Lawrenceville campus from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. in the Student Life Center. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Click Here to sign up. For more information, please contact Morgan Taylor-Burns.
Future Dates
March 22 - WiT Career Exploration
March 23 - Student Leadership Council Meeting 
HealthyTip
8 Satisfying Secrets of Happy People 
Have you ever encountered a person who always has an upbeat and charismatic personality? Do you ever wonder what's their secret on maintaining happiness? United Healthcare provides 8 simple but effective ways to cultivate more happiness in your life. 
  1. Nurture Social Ties
  2. Appreciate What Is Good In Your Life
  3. Lend a Hand
  4. Pursue Creative and Playful Activities

If there is a topic you would like to know about or a tip that you would like to share with us, please email Morgan Taylor-Burns with your suggestions.
Announcements
Teen Summit: Teens Against Dating Violence 
Saturday, March 5th from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. the 7th Annual Teen Summit, produced by the Partnership Against Domestic Violence, will help young people find and use their voices - learning what the mixed signals of the dating game really mean, setting boundaries, and developing the foundations on which healthy relationships are built. PADV's 2016 Teen Summit will be an interactive experience including prizes, giveaways and sensational performances. Admission is free but space is limited. Click here for more information and to register now!
Did you know? GTC Has a No Interest Tuition Payment Plan!
Gwinnett Tech partners with Nelnet Business Solutions to let you pay tuition and fees over time,making college more affordable. Payment Plan Benefits include e asy online enrollment, f lexible payment options and n o interest.  Learn more about the tuition payment plan and enroll today!
You Shop. Amazon Gives Back to GTC!
Smile.Amazon.com is giving back and all you have to do is go to the website and choose "Gwinnett Tech Foundation". The GTC Foundation will receive .05% of every dollar you spend that qualifies and in turn, we will apply these dollars back into Gwinnett Tech students!  Win-Win!!  If you have further questions, please contact Darcie Johnson.
Collecting Corks
The Rad Tech program has collected over 12,000 corks, caps and foil from wine bottles for Clothes for Souls. Each is worth 2 cents so we can financially support this global non-profit institution dedicated to fighting poverty. Besides helping the charity, it also helps the earth. The corks are recycled and not put in landfills. Did you know that it takes over 1,500 gallons of water to grow the cotton required for just one pair of jeans and each American discards over 65 pounds of clothing per year? Help us by continuing to donate your corks! Drop off is in bldg. 200, room 245. 
Collecting Aluminum Can Tabs
The Future Cardiovascular Technologist Club and the Association for Radiologic Technologist are collecting can tabs. One gallon of tabs equals a one night stay in the Ronald McDonald House for a family. Together, we've already collected eight gallons, but we can do more! Help us by bringing your aluminum can tab donations to room 121, 245 or 133 in bldg. 200. Thank you!
AARP Offers Tax Assistance 
The volunteers with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will offer free tax assistance and preparation for community members now until Monday, April 18, 2016 on the second floor of the Busbee Center, building 700 on the Lawrenceville Campus. No appointment is necessary, as clients will be seen on a first come, first served basis between 1 - 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday. There is no charge for this assistance and you do not have to be an AARP member. For more information on documents needed and about the program,  Click Here
Lamda Nu Sponsors Pregnancy Resource Center of Gwinnett
The Lamda Nu Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Honor Society is proudly sponsoring Pregnancy Resource Center of Gwinnett. Please donate baby clothes up to 24 months, high chairs, strollers, teething rings, diapers, baby washcloths, maternity clothes, formula, changing pads, bibs, and pacifiers. For the complete list of items to donate, please contact Kimberly Strong. Donations can be dropped off by March 17th on the Lawrenceville Campus in the Student Lounge of building 200. Our members are participating/volunteering in the Gwinnett Life Run, you can help too! For more information on how to sign up, click here
Run, Hide, Fight
As a part of Gwinnett Tech's preparedness objective, we want to provide everyone with a safe and healthy learning environment. With the increase of incidents on college campuses, schools and public places, it is increasingly important to have a plan for how to respond in an active shooter situation. Students and employees can help prevent and prepare for potential active shooter situations by viewing the "Run, Hide, Fight - Surviving an Active Shooter Event" video. The video will assist you in planning for your personal safety. Click the image to the right to view the video.  
Feel Stressed? You are not Alone!
Going to school can be tough. Life can be tough. Student Life has paid for all of our students to get four free counseling sessions through the Cameron & Associates Life Balance Program. Yes - it's FREE! Just call 404-845-3727 or visit them on the web and they will give you three counselors close to you to pick from. You are worth the investment! 
Perks
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Contact
CONTACT GTC STUDENT LIFE / 770-962-7580

Rachel Mariano, Director / x.6341

Jamie Randolph, Specialist / x.6415

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