FACS Connection - February 5, 2016

February 5th, 2016 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: Galentine’s Day Gifts
  2. Announcement: CURO Information Sessions
  3. Announcement: Apply to be a FACS Ambassador!
  4. Announcement: Register to Attend 2016 GAFCS Annual Conference
  5. Job Opportunity: Little Prodigies Child Development Center
  6. Internship Opportunity: UGA Office of Undergraduate Admissions
  7. Internship Opportunity: Rebuilding Together Atlanta
  8. Event: Journalism and Mass Communication Career Day
  9. Event: Careers in Law: Advice from UGA Alumni
  10. Event: Pre-Health Group Mock Interviews
  11. Event: Design Thinking 24-Hour Challenge
  12. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  13. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!


1. Announcement: Galentine’s Day Gifts


2. Announcement: CURO Information Sessions

The UGA Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) offers undergraduates the opportunity to engage in faculty-mentored research regardless of discipline, major, or GPA – even students in their first year.

For more information, please see their website and attend one of their information sessions.  CURO uses these information sessions to introduce UGA undergraduates to their program, opportunities for self-selected research experiences, and strategies for contacting faculty research mentors.  For those new to undergraduate research, the CURO information sessions are the best way to learn about what CURO has to offer.

SPRING 2016 INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Wednesday, February 10

1:25-2:00 p.m.

116 Moore College


Thursday, April 14

2:00-2:50 p.m.

116 Moore College


Information Session attendance is by RSVP only.  (Only 20 seats are available for each session.)  Please contact Ms. Jami Gilstrap to reserve a seat.  Please include your name, year, major(s), and, if possible, areas of research interest.


3. Announcement: Apply to be a FACS Ambassador!


4. Announcement: Register to Attend 2016 GAFCS Annual Conference

Register to attend the Georgia Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (GAFCS) 2016 State Annual Conference!  The conference will take place in the Student Learning Center on the UGA Griffin Campus in Griffin, Georgia on Friday, March 18.

The theme of the conference is Improving the Health and Well-Being of a Changing Society.  The event includes a tour of the USDA’s seed bank and presentations by Dr. Michael Doyle, a world renowned researcher and speaker in the area of food microbiology and bacterial foodborne pathogens, and Annie Carr, a registered dietician from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  There will also be a panel discussing the Healthy Life Community Garden and research from an environmental microbiologist.  We will honor some of our members, hear from a state legislative aide, install new officers, and conduct business during lunch.  The poster session will showcase work that is being done throughout the state. 

The cost of attendance for students is only $20.  The registration form is available here.


5. Job Opportunity: Little Prodigies Child Development Center

Little Prodigies Child Development Center is hiring for full-time and substitute teachers.  You must have childcare experience and a clean background check.  Please send your resume and availability to director Kathy Ashley.


6. Internship Opportunity: UGA Office of Undergraduate Admissions

The application for the UGA Office of Undergraduate Admissions student internship program for the 2016-2017 academic year is open!  This is a paid position open to all current UGA undergraduate students graduating May 2017 or later.  Students from all majors, colleges, and schools are encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is Friday, February 12, at 5 p.m.  If you have any questions about the internship or application process, please contact Jackson Garner.


7. Internship Opportunity: Rebuilding Together Atlanta

Looking for a flexible internship?

Our FACS alum, Camille Kesler, wants to hire you! The timeline is flexible, but Feb-May and/or May-June are preferred. Check out the details below.

Rebuilding Together Atlanta (RTA) believes that everybody deserves to live in a safe and healthy home. We are part of a national network of local affiliates providing critical renovations and modifications to the homes of low-income seniors, veterans and families at no-cost to the homeowners. RTA partners with community-minded supporters to create a strong financial base to support our work. We are seeking a Marketing Intern to help us research nonprofit funding opportunities and to develop and execute traditional and social media marketing strategies and practices to broaden our reach and message. Can work remotely.

Questions? Contact:

Camille Kesler

ckesler@rebuildingtogether-atlanta.org

678-428-5668

-or-

Sharen Phinney

sphinney@uga.edu

706-542-0680


8. Event: Journalism and Mass Communication Career Day

Wednesday, February 10

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Tate Student Center, Grand Hall-5th Floor

This day-long event connects companies and organizations with students seeking careers in digital, print and broadcast journalism, creative mass media, media sales, advertising, and public relations.

Over 65 employers registered to attend the career fair, and there will be other ways to connect with them through networking meals and panel discussions.  Click here for a detailed schedule of events and a link to the list of employers attending.

Internships and full-time positions will be available.  All majors are encouraged to attend.  All Career Day events are open to all students.


9. Event: Careers in Law: Advice from UGA Alumni

Wednesday, February 10

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Online

Students, connect with up to six alumni from the following:

  • Private Practice (Small Firm)
  • Private Practice (Large Firm)
  • Public Interest and Government
  • Corporate/In-House

Alumni can share experiences, exchange career tips, and students can build a global professional network – all online!

It's free, it's only an hour, and it's fun!

How it Works:

Online networking enables you to speed-network no matter where you are in the world.  You can sign in from your home, office, library, phone, or tablet.  The chats are text-based and timed, allowing you to make connections, exchange contact information, and end the hour with several new connections you didn't have before.  After the chats, add your new contacts to your network by adding them to your LinkedIn networks or following up via email.

Here are some ideas on how to get the conversation started:

  • What should someone do to prepare for a law practice like yours?
  • What do you do professionally?
  • How did you get into your field of law practice?
  • Can I ask for your advice on ____?
  • If you could do one thing differently in your career, what would it be?

A transcript of your conversations will be saved for you to access after each event, so you can look back at your chat history, review your notes, gather contact information, and follow up.

If you have any questions about this event, please email Bethany Mills.  If you are interested in learning about other networking opportunities, visit UGA Alumni Career Services.

Click here to register!


10. Event: Pre-Health Group Mock Interviews


11. Event: Design Thinking 24-Hour Challenge


12. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

FACS Day at the Capitol

Thursday, February 11

7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta, GA

Students, faculty, and supporters are invited to participate in a day trip to the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta to show support of Family and Consumer Sciences.

What You'll Do

  • Learn about the legislative process and key pending legislation affecting Georgia consumers and families during the session of the Georgia General Assembly
  • Watch the Georgia General Assembly in action as legislators consider bills
  • Learn about the history of the Georgia State Capitol and past political leaders
  • Meet your FACS Legislative Aides who work with Representatives and Senators from the Athens area
  • Network with FACS students and faculty, legislators, and other state officials
  • Show your UGA spirit and FACS pride!  Go Dawgs

Schedule Highlights

  •  Photo and proclamation with the Governor Nathan Deal, North Wing Staircase, Capitiol Building
  •  Observations and reading of the resolution in the House and Senate
  •  Lunch with local Representatives and Guest Speakers, Blue Room at Freight Depot

Transportation

The bus will depart from the Georgia Center on Carlton Street at 7:30 a.m. sharp.  Approximate return to Athens is 5:00 p.m.

All participants must sign a waiver form whether driving separately or riding the bus.  Signed waiver forms must be turned in to the SSAC prior to departure.  Waiver forms are available in the SSAC.

Space is still available!  If you are interested, email Sharen Phinney or stop by the SSAC in 112 Dawson.

Check out the FACS Events page for a complete listing of everything going on this week.


13. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

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