FACS Connection - February 2, 2018

February 2nd, 2018 Author: April Bullard  |  706-542-4847  |  More about April

A weekly digest of news, events, and opportunities for all undergraduate FACS students.

Friday, February 2, 2018

  1. Experiential Learning Scholarships - Summer/Fall 2018
  2. Spring 2018 Dawson Drop-In Hours
  3. FACS Career Consultant Corner
  4. The 3rd Annual Dawson Hall Pageant
  5. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  6. Bulldog Basics – Volunteers Needed
  7. It’s Time to Talk – Forums on Race
  8. Tate Honor Society Expert Interview Panel
  9. Student Government Association Announcements
  10. UGA Multicultural Services and Programs – Upcoming Events
  11. Experiential Learning Fair
  12. SOAR Award Applications
  13. The Georgia Recruitment Team Applications

1.  Experiential Learning Scholarships - Summer/Fall 2018

Students participating in any Experiential Learning activity or course are eligible to apply for an EL scholarship up to $2,500. The summer/fall 2018 deadline for applications is February 16, 2018. Click HERE for the application.


2. Spring 2018 Dawson Drop-In Hours

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Do you have a few quick questions? Stop by Dawson Drop-ins in 112 Dawson Hall with no appointment needed!


3. FACS Career Consultant Corner

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Did you know? Individual career consulting appointments can now be scheduled online through your Handshake profile.

Upcoming Career Center Events

Arch Ready Spring 2018: Cultivate a Career You Love Using Your Values and Skills

February 5th, 3:00-4:30 p.m.  Clark Howell Hall, Multi-Purpose Room (246)

Don't forget the important part of knowing your career values and skills as you search for jobs and internships! Attend this interactive workshop to gain that knowledge and use it for your job/internship search.

Arch Ready Spring 2018: Handshake 101

February 6th, 10:00-11:00 a.m.  Clark Howell Hall, Multi-Purpose Room (246)

In July 2016, the Career Center transitioned to a new job and internship platform, Handshake. Come to this workshop to learn more about how to use Handshake to the fullest in your job/internship search! Please bring a laptop, tablet, or other mobile device with you to this workshop to follow along through the presentation.

Computer Science Career Chat, Job/Internship Search 1

February 7th, 10:00-11:00 a.m.  Clark Howell Hall, Multi-Purpose Room (246)

Sign-up for a Career Chat to discuss a career-related topic with peers and your Career Consultant. Career Chats are small, group appointments that are open to 10 students per session. In these small group appointments, you will learn where to find job and internship opportunities, how to tailor your application materials and practical ways to make yourself stand out from your competition. Sign-up for your session by searching for "Career Chat" in the events on Handshake and click "Join" or visit this link.   


4. The 3rd Annual Dawson Hall Pageant

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5. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

FDN Seminar – Using Nutrition Labels to Reduce Sodium Intake

Dr. Donglan “Stacy” Zhang, Assistant Professor in UGA Health Policy & Management, will present “Using Nutrition Labels to Reduce Sodium Intake:  What Do we Know and How to Improve Its Effectiveness”. Lunch will follow.

When:  February 7, 2018

Time:  11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

Contact:  Dr. Alison Berg

Location:  Dawson Hall, Room 312


6. Bulldog Basics - Volunteers Needed

Do you have experience or an interest in marketing? Do you enjoy helping others, especially your fellow students? If so, we are looking for individuals to volunteer with Bulldog Basics! Bulldog Basics is a student-run initiative to provide students in need with hygiene and personal care items. We currently run out of the first and third floor unisex bathrooms of Dawson Hall.

Our marketing volunteer will be involved with promoting Bulldog Basics via social media and other pathways to UGA and the Athens community as a whole. If marketing isn’t your thing, we have plenty of other opportunities to volunteer and the time commitment would be less than an hour a week.

Please email bulldogbasics@uga.edu if interested. 

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7. It’s Time to Talk – Forums on Race

It’s Time to Talk, hosted by the Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund, gives participants the opportunity to engage in constructive dialogue about race relations in the United States. This year’s forum, presented by the UGA Student Government Association and Piedmont Athens Regional, strives to encourage conversations on equality and inclusion among members of the community and the University of Georgia. All conversations are moderated by volunteer facilitators.

Volunteer student facilitators are responsible for promoting a safe and inclusive environment in which participants are able to share their perspectives. Applications for volunteer student facilitators are available here

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8. Tate Honor Society Expert Interview Panel

The Tate Society is hosting an expert panel on how to interview well. Panelists include Dr. Victor Wilson, Vice President of Student Affairs; Dr. Bill McDonald, Dean of Students; Eric Johnson, Visitors Center Director; Dr. Sylvia Hutchinson, Professor Emerita;  Jessica Hunt, Honors Program Major Scholarships Coordinator; and Elizabeth Hughes, Student Affairs Professional. Information will also be provided for first year students interested in applying for the Tate Honor Society, which has applications open now.

For more information about this event please click here.

When: Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Time: 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Location: Miller Learning Center, Room 148


9. Student Government Association Announcements 

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Inter-Organization Council

The University of Georgia’s Student Government Association would like to invite a representative of your campus organization's Executive Board to join us for our inaugural Inter-Organization Council meeting. SGA has identified a disconnect amongst student organizations and SGA, specifically a disproportionate representation of UGA’s students in SGA. Through the Inter-Organization Council, we hope to rectify the lack of representation and help contribute to a more unified voice on our campus. We hope to provide access to higher administrative support for student organizations, strengthen communication, encourage inter-organization collaboration, and streamline access to student resources and financial services.

The first meeting of the Inter-Organization Council will be held February 8th in the Tate Student Center, Room 137. Please fill out this form to RSVP.

Dawgs at the Dome

On February 20, UGA students will be given an opportunity to travel to the Capitol to meet state legislators and represent the University of Georgia student body. Dawgs at the Dome is a great opportunity to learn more about state government and showcase the amazing work of our institution to decision makers at the Capitol. The event will be a full day commitment. If you are interested in this opportunity, you can apply here.


10. UGA Multicultural Services and Programs – Upcoming Events

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11. Experiential Learning Fair

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Did you know you can fulfill your Experiential Learning requirement with a non-credit activity? The Student Success and Advising Center and the Aspire Clinic offer valuable internship experiences for students. Visit us at the Experiential Learning Fair next month at Tate!


12. SOAR Award Applications

The SOAR Awards recognize the accomplishments of registered student organizations at UGA. Watch this video to learn more about the different SOAR Awards and how to apply.

Award descriptions and applications can also be found here.


13. The Georgia Recruitment Team Applications

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Are you interested in working with prospective students and their families? Then apply to be on The Georgia Recruitment Team!

Our mission is to share our stories and experiences as current students of the University of Georgia with prospective students and their families, while also making them feel welcome on our campus. Through events held by the Office of Admissions, such as First Look and New Dawgs, members of The Georgia Recruitment Team are given the opportunity to engage with University of Georgia hopefuls and are ultimately integral to the admissions process. If interested, apply here. Questions? Contact Kimani Beckford.


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