Alvin M. Ferst Leadership & Entrepreneur Award

The Division of Student Affairs is pleased to announce the availability of The Alvin M. Ferst Leadership and Entrepreneur Award. This $2,500 award goes to a junior or senior with at least a 2.5 GPA who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership and/or entrepreneurial skills while at Tech.


The Alvin M. Ferst Leadership and Entrepreneur Award will be presented at the Student Honors Celebration on April 20, 2016.


Qualities of the Ideal Candidate


The ideal candidate would be:

  • A person of vision
  • A driving force to create a business or organization
  • An inspiration to others to reach their potential
  • A leader with the ability to anticipate future needs
  • An optimist about finding solutions
  • One who generates support of the dream
  • And a person of character who says, “why not,” not “why.”

Applications must include a one-page cover letter describing qualifications for the award along

with resume and two letters of reference submitted to

The letters of reference must be from Faculty, Staff and/or Employer, and can either be submitted with the cover letter and resume or sent directly


The letters of reference should address:

  • Leadership qualities of the candidate with examples, and/or
  • Entrepreneurship achievements of the applicant, and
  • Why this student is worthy of the recommendation

The deadline to submit application is Noon, February 22, 2016. Finalists will be notified and interviewed by the Ferst Award selection committee.

North Avenue Capital Internship

North Avenue Capital, LLC (“NAC”) is seeking multiple, highly talented rising undergraduate juniors and seniors to join its team as Summer Associates in 2016. Applying candidates should be able to illustrate excellent academic performance, leadership experience, strong communication skills, and an ability to perform well under the pressure of a fast-moving, highly entrepreneurial investment firm. Positions are available in multiple disciplines and at NAC office locations in Ponte Vedra, Florida and/or Dallas, Texas.

Read more in the attached file!    2016 NAC SA Program

Scheller Student Development Board

SDB is seeking individuals that have demonstrated traits such as maturity, a willingness to learn, and strong communication skills. A primary function of the Board is to act as an intermediary between the Scheller Office of Development, the College as a whole, and alumni. They pride themselves on building and improving relationships with Scheller alum, and also preparing members for life after college through events that emphasize professionalism (i.e. business etiquette dinners, resume workshops, networking opportunities).
The Board is an exclusive, nomination-based organization that is looking to cultivate the young talent housed within this amazing college. If you know of any first through third year business administration students that would enjoy meeting prestigious alumni, improving his/her interpersonal skills, and/or bettering the Scheller experience as a whole, please respond to with his/her first and last name and email address.
The board kindly asks that you submit all nominations by Tuesday, February 16th at 5:00pm. They will be in touch with the individual(s) in the coming weeks to continue the application process.

New Club in the works! Improve the Atlanta Beltline

Enjoy the Beltline? Want to make it better for everyone in Atlanta?

A new student organization is in the process of foundation that will work closely with the Atlanta Beltline. The aim of the group will be to promote the Atlanta Beltline, through activities such as service, volunteering, education, and of course using the parks and trails that make up the Beltline! The team will have various talks from Beltline representatives about the overall progress of the project and will learn about opportunities to help out!

If you are interested please contact Nick Padula at

Team Buzz Exec!

TEAMBuzz is Georgia Tech’s premier one day service event. Every fall, TEAMBuzz participants collectively invest over 3000 hours of community service into the city of Atlanta. With the goal of making next year the biggest and best TEAMBuzz yet, current leadership is currently recruiting for the 2016 exec board. There are 8 openings, and the descriptions of specific positions can be found within the application. The application is due 11:59 this Friday, January 29th.

Dr. Realff looking for undergraduate researchers to speak at her class in March

Dr. Mary Lynn Realff in the School of Materials Science & Engineering is teaching a course on Leader and Researcher Development (which quite a few PS students are taking!). She is looking for five students who have had research experiences and can share some of what they’ve learned on March 7th from 1:05pm-1:55pm. If you’re interested, email Dr. Realff at 

If you’re interested, but can’t help out March 7th, send Dr. Realff an email, and she may work to find a date that better fits everyone’s availability, although the class will always be on a Monday from 1:05-1:55.

Servant Leaders Seekers Program

Dr. Robert Thomas - – leads an incredible group of students on a journey to discovering servant leadership each year. If you’d like to see how you can use a radical form of leadership to make changes in your workplace or student bodies, consider applying! The application is attached below, and is due February 26th.

Cowan Turner SL Seekers (RNT 2016)