Thinking about changing your major? Adding a minor? Have a quick question that can’t wait until your next advising appointment? We’ve got you covered with Dawson Drop-ins!
Meet with an academic advisor in 112 Dawson on a first-come, first-served basis. Dawson Drop-in hours are:
Mondays, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Thursdays, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Please note drop-in hours are not a substitution for a regular advising appointment. Students will not be cleared to register during drop-in hours.
If any of your friends are considering changing to or adding a major in FACS, this is a great opportunity to discuss a major without any commitment. So please pass on this information to anyone who might be interested. Thanks!
Student Success and Advising Center
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
The TMI Graduate Student Association would like to happily announce that we'll be hosting a Clothing Swap this October!
We will begin collecting clothing on Monday, August 22. Your items can be brought to the Graduate Student Office in 312A Dawson. We are looking for items of all sizes and seasons, women's and men's, clothing and accessories. We just ask that items are in good condition to continue to be worn.
More details will be provided in the near future. The success of the clothing swap depends on YOU, so start gathering now! We are so excited for this event.
Thank you all and good luck with the start of the new semester!
Graduate Student Association Vice President
Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors Department
Have you heard about Handshake?
The Career Center is excited about our new partnership with Handshake, the ultimate career network for students. As of July 1st, Handshake has replaced DAWGlink to become your one-stop-shop for launching your career. Handshake offers many exciting new features, including personalized job recommendations based on your major and interests. Visit http://career.uga.edu/#handshake for directions to set up and access your new Handshake account.
Upcoming Career Center Events:
Start Smart: Salary Negotiation Workshop
Date: August 22, 2016
Time: 4:30 - 6:30 pm
The University of Georgia Career Center will present the American Association of University Women's (AAUW) Start Smart Salary Negotiation workshop on our campus. AAUW’s Start Smart program is designed to empower women with the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate their salary and benefits packages. By learning strategies and practicing effective language, participants gain valuable skills they can use throughout their lives — well beyond their next negotiation.
As a result of participating in this session, you will learn how to…
While the AAUW workshop focuses on women, this workshop is open to ALL UGA students. Regardless of your gender, you will find this workshop informative.
To register for this event, please click here and click "Join Event" on the left-hand side of the page. You will be registered through your Handshake (formerly DAWGlink) account. Please note that this event is only open to 50 students. If you have difficulty registering for this event, please call the Career Center's front desk at 706-542-3375.
5 Ways to Become a LinkedIn Rockstar
Date: August 24, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm
In this ONLINE session, we will focus on 5 ways that you can gain rockstar status on LinkedIn and grow your professional network. From getting an All Star profile status to publishing posts and following thought leaders, you will learn ways to engage your audience and stand out from the crowd. We hope you'll join us for this informative session! Click here to register!
Arch Ready: Writing Personal Statements
Date: August 25, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm
Location: Miller Learning Center, Room 250
Many graduate programs and high-demand majors at UGA require a personal statement as part of the application. What is the role of a personal statement in the admissions process? How can students craft strong statements, and what are some of the common challenges and mistakes of the writing process? This event will cover "best practices" of personal statement development, including reflective questions and exercises that can be used in the process.
Additionally, you can meet with me regarding any of these topics:
Brittany Smith, FACS Career Consultant
Company Name: Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity
Contact Name: Cathy Cochran
Internship Description: Assist in the family services department for low income first time home buyers
Internship Time Period: Fall
Phone Number: 770-477-2367
Join ServeUGA and 400 of your fellow Dawgs in Dawg Day of Service on Saturday, August 27th, from 9AM-1PM. It is a great way to reach the local community, make an impact alongside your friends, and represent UGA! You can register for one of twenty different sites here. There will be free breakfast and lunch, t-shirts, and water bottles! We'd love to see you there!
We are looking for volunteers for The Intersection! Volunteers in the Intersection will have the opportunity to work in a friendly environment, interact with a diverse group of people, gain skills in program planning, develop/execute programs for the space, have access to innovative speakers and events, and be a part of the inaugural staff of this new and exciting space.
If you are interested in the position, please contact Megan Pendleton at 706-542-5773 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students and parents who are interested in study, intern, research and other experiences abroad are invited to the annual University of Georgia Education Abroad Open House. The Open House will be held on Saturday, August 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Office of International Education, 1324 S. Lumpkin St. in Athens.
The Office of International Education provides more than 100 programs in more than 60 countries, designed to accommodate students’ academic interests and educational goals. UGA programs range in duration from two to 52 weeks and allow students to earn UGA or transfer credit while studying abroad. The Open House will cover frequently asked questions, UGA’s diverse program offerings, and scholarship and financial aid information. Students can speak with returned students and advisers.
More than 2,500 students study abroad each year through a variety of UGA education abroad opportunities and the Open House allows students to gain comprehensive information about UGA Education Abroad.
Students and their families may register online to attend the Open House: http://oie.uga.edu/openhouse/.
Are you currently in the process of applying to medical school? Apply today for a one-on-one practice interview with a UGA Career Consultant! The interview portion of applying to medical school is one of the most intimidating aspects of the process. Mock interviews are helpful ways to hone your communication skills and learn how to effectively talk about yourself.
This day-long event on Friday, August 26, will allow students extra opportunities for practice. Interview timeslots will be provided for students who are currently in the application cycle (for 2017 admission). Seniors and recent alumni will have priority for interview timeslots. The event is designed for medical school applicants, but students pursuing other medical fields (i.e., dental and optometry school) as well as allied health fields requiring an admissions interview are also welcome to apply.
How it works:
By Tuesday, August 23, you will have received notification of your application status. There will be a group of "pre-selected" students for the mock interviews, as well as a group of "alternates" who will have a chance to sign up for any remaining timeslots later that week. Mock interviews will all take place in Clark Howell Hall and last approximately 45 minutes each. Professional dress is required.
Questions may be addressed to Andrew Crain, Pre-Health and Science Career Consultant, at email@example.com.
Pre-Law 101: What does it mean to be Pre-Law at UGA?
Tuesday, August 23
MLC, Room 214
This is an open Q&A time with the Pre-Law Director for you to find out if you’re cut out for law school, the pre-law resources at UGA, the success of UGA students getting into law school, and the legal job market these days – just to name a few topics! This session is open to all UGA students and alumni, so whether you’re a freshman or a senior, come out! NOTE: Attendance at an orientation plus one other pre-law event, such as Pre-Law 101, is mandatory prior to making an individual appointment with me.
Catherine N. Clutter, J.D.
Director, UGA Pre-Law Program
101 Memorial Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Student Financial Planning Association Meeting
Tuesday, August 23
208 Dawson Hall
The Student Financial Planning Association (SFPA) welcomes all students—regardless of current major—who share an interest in financial planning. Not only do SFPA’s members gain valuable leadership experience and knowledge about the profession, students also are given numerous opportunities to network with financial planners and counselors. Additionally, SFPA members strive to make a difference both in their peers’ lives, but also in the community by volunteering their time and/or financial planning expertise to make community events successful.
At this meeting, we will meet and welcome new members and go over both SFPA events and networking opportunities for the fall semester. We will discuss opportunities for students within the program. We will also hold sign-ups for our business etiquette dinner, the alumni mentorship program, and for shirts. It will be a great opportunity to mix with fellow Financial Planning majors!
Info Table featuring Zombie Donuts
Thursday, August 25
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Terry Lawn outside Brooks Hall
Medical School Interview Panel Discussion
Thursday, August 25
New Pharmacy, Room 101
Sign-up is not required
Stop by the Student Success and Advising Center in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences to learn how we support your success!
Feel free to share with friends that might be interested in changing to a FACS major, too.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, August 24, at 5:00 p.m.
Society of Entrepreneurs Info Session
Wednesday, August 24, 9:05 a.m.
101 Dawson Hall
The Society of Entrepreneurs is a student run organization for any student, undergraduate or graduate, who is interested in developing an entrepreneurial mindset. The Society of Entrepreneurs collaborates directly with the UGA Entrepreneurship Program to host events on campus, bring in guest speakers, and create a thriving network of student entrepreneurs. For any student who has started their own business or is looking to start one, this organization provides students with the opportunity to surround themselves with a group of like-minded student entrepreneurs who are facing similar problems and struggles. The Society of Entrepreneurs provides crucial support and insight into problems and holds each member accountable to their goals.
Come learn more about SoE and the activities planned for this semester!
Check out the FACS Events page for a complete listing of everything going on this week.
Study Away (international and domestic) scholarships help cover the cost of your trip.
The UGA Student Dietetic Association is an organization run by students majoring in dietetics.
Final Day at Ridge Hospital
10 surgeries, a live birth, and scrubbed into a C-section....what a time
How the last four week transformed me as a person and a student