Career Exploration Series: FinTech

Join us to learn more about the fast-growing industry of FinTech and how the Georgia FinTech Academy is preparing students like you.

September 29 at 6:00 pm

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The Georgia FinTech Academy - a collaboration between Georgia’s fintech industry and the University System of Georgia - is a talent development initiative that gives learners the specialized educational experiences needed to enter the fintech sector regardless of where they live in the state or the college in which they enroll.

The Georgia FinTech Academy helps students find jobs in the 170+ fintech companies that operate in Georgia and beyond. We host weekly events with the fintech companies and conduct at least 4 fintech career fairs per semester.

PSAT Reading & Writing Tutorial Session

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Sunday, September 27 at 2:30 pm

Saturday, October 3 at 1:00 pm

Thursday, October 6 at 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 11 at 2:30 pm

Reading + Writing: Get pumped‑up for reading and writing in this dynamic, 1‑hour online session. With high‑flying tips from an expert tutor, you’ll show up feeling confident on test day.

PSAT Math Tutor Session

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Sunday, September 27 at 1 pm

Saturday, October 3 at 2:30 pm

Tuesday, October 6 at 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 11 at 1:00 pm

Mathlete Sessions: Flex your math muscles in this dynamic, 1‑hour online session. With high‑level strategies and tips from an expert tutor, you’ll know just what to expect on test day.

SAT TEST DATE

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Free PSAT Practice Test

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Saturday, September 26

9:00 AM or 2:00 PM

The PSAT/NMSQT® is more than a practice test.

Your PSAT/NMSQT scores can open the doors to scholarships and also give you insight into how competitive you will be when applying to college. That’s why we’re kicking off the school year with FREE online prep for the PSAT/NMSQT.

Coast to Coast Information Session (Dartmouth, Northwestern, Princeton, Vanderbilt and UC-Berkleley)

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Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time


The Coast to Coast College Tour is a joint travel partnership bringing together admissions representatives from Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, the University of California-Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University. We travel together because each of our institutions practices a holistic admissions process in a highly selective environment. This program will provide you with the opportunity to learn about each individual institution, and receive insight on navigating the selective admissions process.

National GEAR UP Week: Thank You for Your Support

Students, parents, and staff will give shout outs to their favorite educators, mentors, family, or friends that have provided the greatest impact on their journey to postsecondary education using the “Thank You” printout.

Click HERE to register for the 6 pm Webinar: Best Practices on How to Ask & Receive Great Letters of Recommendation.

Completing your college and scholarship applications can be daunting. As you focus on checking off the “to-dos” and getting closer to having a completed application, it is easy to forget about the importance of adding a letter of recommendation to your application materials.

Come join us as we review the top best practices for ask and receiving letters of recommendation like when who, and how you should ask for a letter of recommendation and what you will need to provide to someone who is writing a letter recommendation for you!


Student Success Web Series: Study Skills

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Fri, Sep 25, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

A 30 minute web session for students on study skills strategies hosted by Tutor.com’s Learning Design Manager, Dr. Amy Dietzman.

Topics include:
1. Avoiding cramming
2. How to test yourself
3. Memorization strategies
4. How to effectively use notes, pictures, and mind maps
5. The power of wellness in studying

National GEAR UP Week: #ThrowbackThursday, GEAR UP the Early Years

Show us how much you have grown since GEAR UP started! Post your middle school GEAR UP pictures. #tbt

Register HERE for the Building Your Brag Sheet for Scholarships, College Admissions, and Employment Webinar with The Scholarship Academy at 6 pm.

Some of us tend to be humble and don’t like to talk about the great things we have done. However, you’ll have to get over being so humble when you start your scholarship and college search. In the competitive world of college admissions and scholarships, you have to set yourself apart from the other applicants. And, the best way to do that is to brag about everything you’ve done.

It is important to create a brag sheet that shows all of the great things you have done outside of the classroom. Take your time when putting together your brag sheet. This document will help you with your college admissions and scholarship processes. So, make sure you include all of your great activities.


National GEAR UP Week: College Exploration

Join the GEAR UP Georgia staff and partners on a virtual college visit. Pick the one you want and register

4 pm: Clayton State University

6 pm: Columbus State University

6 pm: Georgia Southern University

4 pm: Georgia State University (Booked, registration closed)

3:30 pm: Savannah State University

Students make sure to post pictures on social media representing your future college. Students can pose with gear on from their chosen college or use the “My future college” printout.

National GEAR UP Week: Career Exploration, Georgia Film Academy

Do you have an interest in the Georgia film production industry? Join us for our National GEAR UP Week student and parent event hosted by Georgia Film Academy students and staff on Tuesday, September 22nd at 6pm.

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The Georgia Film Academy is a collaboration of the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia created by state leadership to meet education and workforce needs for high demand careers in Georgia’s film and creative industries. The GFA higher education program offers rigorous professional training and may lead to
union-covered film and television production internships and placement in creative industry apprenticeships and jobs.

What Kinds of Jobs does the GFA Training Prepare You For? Entry-level positions both on set and in production offices. On Set Production Assistant (PA), Art: set dressers, Props, Hair/Make-up/Wardrobe, Sound: mixer, boom operator, utility, Camera: operator, camera assistants (1st and 2nd), Electric: on-set lamp operators, Grip: on-set, dolly grip, Locations, Craft Services, Script, Supervision, Video Assist, Office PA


National GEAR UP Week: GEAR UP Georgia Pride Day & Virtual Game Night

Proclaim your love for GEAR UP by posting a picture in your favorite GEAR UP or college gear. Then, join GEAR UP Georgia students from across the state in a few friendly competitions where you can test out your college lingo, mascot recognition, and general college access knowledge.

Click HERE to register for Game Night at 6pm!



ACT TEST DATE

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September 19, 2020

#WhyApply Day

Educator resources can be found HERE to help promote #WhyApply Day.

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Student Success Series: Goal Setting & Decision-Making

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Student Success Web Series: Goal Setting and Decision-Making

  1. Fri, Sep 18, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Show in My Time Zone

A 30 minute web session for students on goal setting and decision-making strategies hosted by Tutor.com’s Learning Design Manager, Dr. Amy Dietzman.

Topics include:
1. Setting realistic and achievable goals
2. Examining how you spend your time
3. Strategies for properly road-mapping your goals
4. Making use of apps and gamification to help you achieve goals
5. Using goals to guide decision-making

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR OCTOBER ACT TESTS

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Taking the Test Webinar (Applerouth)

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Name Part 3: How to Show What You Know
Date Sep 17 (Thu)

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT
Duration: 1h 00m

Location Online
Speaker

Jed Applerouth

Speaker

John Cadenhead

Description

In school, it’s the final step - taking that test, handing in that assignment - that seals your academic fate. Too often kids, even those who know a lot, don’t deliver a final product that makes the grade or reflects their real abilities. But it doesn’t have to be this way. In this final webinar, Jed Applerouth and John Cadenhead will help you hack the hardest part - how to show what you know.

Please submit your questions ahead of time through this form.

Price Free

DeKalb County Local Coordinating Council Meeting

DeKalb County Local Coordinating Council Meeting

Wednesday, September 16 at 10 am

Gates Scholarship Deadline

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ACT TEST DATE

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September 13, 2020

ACT TEST DATE

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September 12, 2020

Student Success Web Series: Time Management

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Student Success Web Series: Time Management

  1. Fri, Sep 11, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Show in My Time Zone

A 30 minute web session for students on time management strategies hosted by Tutor.com’s Learning Design Manager, Dr. Amy Dietzman. Following the presentation, we’ll host a live q/a if you have time to stay online with us.

Topics include:
1. Developing organization models
2. Eliminating distractions
3. Creating workspaces
4. How to navigate work/life scheduling
5. How to prioritize your school schedule
6. Avoiding procrastination

Helping Your Students with Learning Disabilities Become Super Testers

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Name Helping Your Students with Learning Disabilities Become Super Testers
Date Sep 10 (Thu)

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT
Duration: 1h 00m

Location Online
Speaker

Jed Applerouth

Description

When it comes to high-stakes testing, students with learning differences benefit from specific interventions to help them optimize performance on the SAT, ACT, and other standardized tests. Students with executive
function issues or dyslexia, for example, can thrive in response to strategic adjustments in how they approach the test. Students with ADHD feel empowered by a variety of techniques for self-regulating their
attention. Join Dr. Jed Applerouth as he examines common learning differences and discusses how to coach your students toward peak test performance.

Deciphering Common Terms in the Admissions Process (Princeton Review)

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(Tip: Use your GEAR UP Georgia email address.)

September 9, 2020
8PM - 9PM ET

From ED to Test Optional - Deciphering Common Terms in the Admissions Process

EA, ED, superscore, demonstrated interest, and so many more! Join Emily Vaubel, The Princeton Review’s Director of College Admissions Counseling for a webinar on “College Lingo.” Emily will explain and clarify those mysterious acronyms and terms we often read about.

OFFICE CLOSED

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR OCTOBER SAT TEST

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Coast to Coast Information Session (Dartmouth, Northwestern, Princeton, UC-Berkeley and Vanderbilt)

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 5:00 PMEastern Daylight Time


The Coast to Coast College Tour is a joint travel partnership bringing together admissions representatives from Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, the University of California-Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University. We travel together because each of our institutions practices a holistic admissions process in a highly selective environment. This program will provide you with the opportunity to learn about each individual institution, and receive insight on navigating the selective admissions process.

How to Prepare/Study Webinar (Applerouth)

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Name Part 2: How to Prepare
Date Sep 1 (Tue)

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT
Duration: 1h 00m

Location Online
Speaker

Jed Applerouth

Speaker

John Cadenhead

Description

Ever noticed how “studying” means very different things to different kids? While differences in style are natural, there are some tried and true ways to prepare for school - whether it’s a test, big project, or presentation - that will help you focus on learning and retaining what you need to succeed. Get the scoop on time-tested methods for developing organization skills, time management, reading, note taking, and more with Jed Applerouth and John Cadenhead, our Senior Director of Tutor Services.

Please submit your questions ahead of time through this form.

Price Free