Here at Georgia Tech, academics is an obvious priority for every student, and we are lucky enough to be surrounded by women who are constantly encouraging each other to be the best possible students we can be.
The women in our chapter go out of their way to help each other whenever someone is struggling in with the rigor of Georgia Tech. Whether its tutoring or helping create a focused environment to study, all the women in our chapter understand the struggle of balancing school work and other areas of life.
Within our chapter, we strive to find productive ways to increase our scholarship successes so that we can work together. Sisters can take part in weekly study hours, ask advice from “Scholarship Families” within their same major, and collectively working towards increasing our chapter GPA.
We have monthly contests where sisters send in A's on their tests and papers to our Scholarship Chair, and whoever has the most A's wins a little prize as recognition for her hard work. We also have events including scholarship dinners, professional/alumni panels, professional headshots, and resume workshops. Academics are extremely important to Zeta Tau Alpha and we are constantly working and helping each other with classes and professional endeavors.
The women of Iota Theta have used their resources in ZTA and in the classroom to prepare themselves for a bright future. With women in a variety of majors including Computer Science, Political Science, Engineering, Biology, Business, International Affairs, Architecture, and many more, zetas are always encouraging each other to reach for the stars. We have had women in internships and co-ops at top companies and organizations including; NASA, Microsoft, the Georgia State Capital, NCR, Apple, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Mercedes Benz, and more.
Zetas have had positions regarding environmental compliance, aerospace analysis, data and financial analysis, BCG operational innovations, mechanical/software engineering, legislation, prodigy surface technology, marketing, and consulting. In addition to these positions, Zetas have shined in the classroom and at scholastic competitions. Not only do we have many women on the Dean’s List, but our members have also received scholarships through SEDS Space Vision, Florida DECA, T&M, Berner Charitable Trust, and Fast Track to Research. Zetas have also received scholarships through CPC and ZTA.
We are so lucky to be surrounded by this network of strong and capable women.
Arielle Marguiles and Emily Dunford (both on the left) developed a solution to organize IV catheter tubes for overall safety during ICU transportation. Their team won the #1 BME Senior Design prize out of 236 teams.
Grace Calienes worked for ExxonMobile this past semester as a Materials Engineer. During her four months there, she had the opportunity to be the lead materials engineer working on an upgrade for the company that will eventually lead to millions in increased profits yearly.
Greyson Burnett is currently a Teaching Assistant for a Computer Science course here at Tech. She is an Industrial Engineering Major with a minor in Computer Science. Being a TA has allowed Greyson to share her expertise and knowledge in Computer Science with the rest of the students who take this course. This position means she grades homework and tests, and holds office hours every week to answer questions and help students understand the course material.
Charlotte Cuccia, our current house manager, and another zeta worked for the Georgia State Capital during the spring 2019 semester. Charlotte researched policy initiatives, communicated with constituents, and analyzed potential bills to assist Senator Jen Jordan with the legislative process.
Mary Frances, who was the recruitment chair for Iota Theta from 2017-2018, worked as a Zoological Operations Intern at the Georgia Aquarium. MF assisted in the daily care of 12 bottlenose dolphins.
Olivia Rea researched the disparities and access points in autism diagnosis and services access within Metro Atlanta. Her team’s aim was to try to identify locations within the healthcare system where these barriers occur and generate feasible solutions to help primary caregivers mitigate these problems and provide for their child with autism. She presented her findings at an Emory healthcare event.