Upcoming Events

October 2020
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Parent Ambassador Meeting

October 29, 2020 at 6pm

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This meeting will provide updates on programs, solicit feedback on how to improve GEAR UP Georgia & district services, and share upcoming tasks. Parents only.

Scholarship Bootcamp

Thursday. October 29th

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Leadership and Service Series: Conflict Management

Join us each week for a discussion on skills and tips to prepare you for the future.

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Thursday, October 1st @ 6 PM: Budgeting

Thursday, October 8th @ 6 PM: Study Skills

Thursday, October 15th @ 6 PM: Personal Hygiene

Thursday, October 22nd @ 6 PM: Public Speaking

Thursday, October 29th @ 6 PM: Conflict Management


Scholarship Bootcamp

Wednesday, October 28th

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Kennesaw State University Virtual Info Session

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Click HERE to register by Oct 20th to participate!

Only students that pre-register can attend. Once you sign up, Kennesaw State University will send your specific Zoom Link to attend.


Career Exploration Series: Careers in Healthcare

​October 27, 2020 at 6:00 pm

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Projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that healthcare jobs are expected to increase by 18% from 2016 through 2026. This means that the industry will add about 2.4 million new healthcare jobs.

It’s an exciting time to pursue a career in healthcare. This field will add more employees than any other occupation in the coming years, according to the BLS.

Career growth isn’t the only reason many people work in the healthcare field. It’s also a field that lets you help many people. Healthcare professionals get to make a difference every single time they go to work. It can be a rewarding career path with a sense of personal fulfillment.


ACT TEST DATE

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ACT TEST DATE

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Scholarship Bootcamp

​Saturday, October 24, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Leadership and Service Series: Public Speaking

Join us each week for a discussion on skills and tips to prepare you for the future.

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Thursday, October 1st @ 6 PM: Budgeting

Thursday, October 8th @ 6 PM: Study Skills

Thursday, October 15th @ 6 PM: Personal Hygiene

Thursday, October 22nd @ 6 PM: Public Speaking

Thursday, October 29th @ 6 PM: Conflict Management


Cougar Conversations: Student Life

October 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm, Facebook Live

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On this episode of Cougar Conversations, Johnnae Roberts, Student Development Coordinator for Diversity Programs & Services will share the purpose of DPS and its services which promote successful college experiences for diverse populations.

These services aim to foster student development, increase cultural awareness, and provide learning outcomes that are globally focused. In addition, the office provides activities and programs that enhance the academic/social needs of a diverse and ever-changing university population.

Potential College Athletes

Oct 20 (Tue) 8:00pm (1 hr session)

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While applying to college as a student-athlete has never been simple, COVID’s adjustments to sports seasons and in-person visit has brought a new layer of complexity to the recruiting process. Coach Rosenholtz has been successfully helping student-athletes for over 20 years and has lectured all over the world about the unique challenges and solutions of being recruited in this highly competitive environment. He will be joined by former Duke University Admissions Officer, Ginger Fay, who will discuss the role standardized testing plays for athletes, even when so many schools have gone test-optional.

Learn about:

Career Exploration Series: Careers in Biology

​Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm

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Biological science is the study of life and is therefore one of the broadest subjects you can study. Biology encompasses everything from the molecular study of life processes right up to the study of animal and plant communities. People in research-oriented biology careers study the basic principles of plant and animal life, such as origin, relationship, development, anatomy, and function.

Join our panelists (oceanographer, microbiologist, and geochemist) to learn more about careers in biology.


Annual Statewide Partners Conference

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Click HERE for the Conference Guidebook.


Virtual College Fair: NACAC

Sign up now at virtualcollegefairs.org and start exploring.
Click below to see which colleges will be there on each fair date:
Oct. 12: 1-9 p.m. ET
Oct. 18: 12-8 p.m. ET
Nov. 8: 2-10 p.m. ET
Here’s a short video overview and a quick start guide on how to make the most of your fair experience.

ACT TEST DATE

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Thomas County Local Coordinating Council

Thomas County LCC Meeting

Thursday, October 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Cougar Conversations

October 15, 2020, at 6 pm, Facebook Live.

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During this episode of Cougar Conversations, Ms. Lauren Jones McKown and Ms. Sarah Floyd will be joining us from the Office of the Center for Accommodation and Access.

The Center for Accommodation and Access coordinates the compliance of Columbus State University with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The office does not merely exist to achieve legality but to foster academic potential through individualized plans tailored to the particular needs of students with disabilities.

Leadership and Service Series: Fresh & Clean

Join us each week for a discussion on skills and tips to prepare you for the future.

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Thursday, October 1st @ 6 PM: Budgeting

Thursday, October 8th @ 6 PM: Study Skills

Thursday, October 15th @ 6 PM: Personal Hygiene

Thursday, October 22nd @ 6 PM: Public Speaking

Thursday, October 29th @ 6 PM: Conflict Management


Purdue University, Olin College of Engineering, Harvey Mudd College and Georgia Institute of Technology: Virtual Engineering Tour

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM

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Join four nationally recognized Colleges, as they discuss their engineering programs and application process. Purdue University, Olin College of Engineering, Harvey Mudd College and Georgia Institute of Technology welcome you to the 2020 CUBE TOUR.

Pull up a chair, get comfortable and enjoy:


GSFC FAFSA Completion Webinar

October 13, 2020, at 5:00 pm

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Millions of dollars are left on the table each year because students do not submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The information in this webinar will help make the FAFSA easier to complete. Follow along with Jessica as we guide her through the FAFSA process, from creating an FSA ID to comparing Financial Aid packages. Although the “F” in FAFSA stands for free, by the end of this webinar it will also stand for fun and fast!


Career Exploration Series: Careers in Sports

​October 13 at 6pm

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For many fans, their love for sports does not fade once they realize how narrow the playing field is for building a career as a professional athlete. Fortunately, now students have more ways than ever to incorporate their love for sports into day jobs—and not just as sports commentators or writers. Join us to learn about exciting careers in sports and hear from our panelists.

Jacqueline Freeman Johnson, Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance, Alabama State University

Rushia Brown, Director of Community Relations & Youth Sports, Los Angeles Sparks

Hank Cobb, Manager, Corporate Partnerships, Atlanta Braves

Virtual College Fair: NACAC

National Association for College Admissions Counseling Virtual College Fair
Sign up now at virtualcollegefairs.org and start exploring.
Click below to see which colleges will be there on each fair date:
Oct. 12: 1-9 p.m. ET
Oct. 18: 12-8 p.m. ET
Nov. 8: 2-10 p.m. ET
Here’s a short video overview and a quick start guide on how to make the most of your fair experience.


Cougar Conversations: Communications Department

October 12, 2020 at 6 pm, Facebook Live.

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During this episode of Cougar Conversations, Mr. Christopher Robinson, NPACE (Non-Profit and Civic Engagement Center) Director for Columbus State University, will share the following information with our listening audience:

CSU’s Communication Department and the 3 tracks that are offered (Comm Studies, Mass Comm, & PR), how the department combines 21st-century communication practices in public relations, integrated media, and core principles of communication both in the classroom and outside of it, how graduates of the program are entering careers in journalism, public relations, marketing, corporate communication, health communication and many, many more.

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.

ACT TEST DATE

Click HERE for registration information and deadlines.

Scholarship Bootcamp

​Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Student Success: Critical Thinking & Research Skills

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Student Success Web Series: Critical Thinking and Research Skills

Fri, Oct 9, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

A 30-minute web session for students on critical thinking and research skills hosted by Tutor.com’s Learning Design Manager, Dr. Amy Dietzman. We will host 30 minutes of Q/A after the presentation for those interested.

Topics include:
1. Characteristics of critical thinkers
2. Critically analyzing sources
3. Evaluating evidence to support claims
4. Identifying assumptions and biases
5. Understanding plagiarism

Leadership and Service Series: Study Skills

Join us each week for a discussion on skills and tips to prepare you for the future.

Click HERE to register!

Thursday, October 1st @ 6 PM: Budgeting

Thursday, October 8th @ 6 PM: Study Skills

Thursday, October 15th @ 6 PM: Personal Hygiene

Thursday, October 22nd @ 6 PM: Public Speaking

Thursday, October 29th @ 6 PM: Conflict Management


PSAT Reading & Writing Tutorial Session

Click HERE to register!

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.

Georgia Tech Women in Engineering Conference

​The Georgia Tech Women in Engineering program is excited to announce the 21st annual Engineering Career Conference (ECC) for current female junior and senior high school students. ECC is designed to give high school girls information about the engineering disciplines offered at Georgia Tech to help them decide if they’d like to study engineering in college.

Held Virtually, October 8th, 2020

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Click HERE for more information.

Click HERE to apply.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR NOVEMBER SAT TEST

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Georgia Probe Fair Virtual Fair Day #2

Tuesday, October 7 from 5 pm - 7:45 pm.

Click here to register for your sessions/colleges!

On virtual fair days, you will have the opportunity to hear from several different colleges and universities in one session and have the ability to ask questions to college reps:

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.

Georgia Probe Fair Virtual Fair Day #1

Tuesday, October 6 from 5 pm - 7:45 pm.

Click here to register for your sessions/colleges!

On virtual fair days, you will have the opportunity to hear from several different colleges and universities in one session and have the ability to ask questions to college reps:

Georgia Probe Panel Presentations

Click HERE to register for the panel sessions of your choice.

Panel presentations will be hosted on Monday, October 5 from 5:00 pm - 7:45 pm (approximately 1 hour sessions) where you will have the opportunity to hear from many different colleges & universities as well as admissions experts presenting on:

Free PSAT Practice Test (Applerouth)

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Sunday, October 4

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.

SAT TEST DATE

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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

Click HERE to register!

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.

Student Success Web Series: Stress Management

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Student Success Web Series: Stress Management

  1. Fri, Oct 2, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Show in My Time Zone

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

Topics include:
1. Best practices for avoiding stress
2. Wellness strategies to cope with stress
3. How to make stress your friend
4. How time management and organization can relieve stress
5. Leveraging support resources

Leadership and Service Series: Budgeting

Join us each week for a discussion on skills and tips to prepare you for the future.

Click HERE to register!

Thursday, October 1st @ 6 PM: Budgeting

Thursday, October 8th @ 6 PM: Study Skills

Thursday, October 15th @ 6 PM: Personal Hygiene

Thursday, October 22nd @ 6 PM: Public Speaking

Thursday, October 29th @ 6 PM: Conflict Management


2021-22 FAFSA OPENS

Click HERE to Learn the 7 Things You Need to Know Before Getting Started.

Dell Scholarship Opens

Application is open October 1 - December 1, 2020.

Click HERE for more information and online application.

CRITERIA FOR APPLICATION