FACS Connection - Friday, September 8, 2017

September 8th, 2017 Author: April Bullard  |  706-542-4847  |  More about April

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

Friday, September 8, 2017

  1. Dawson Drop-ins
  2. Internship Opportunities – The Very Vera Show
  3. New Deadline for FACS 100 Centennial Honorees
  4. FACS Career Consultant Corner
  5. FACS Legislative Aide Internship Program
  6. Scholarship Opportunity
  7. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  8. Bulldog Basics
  9. Fall 2017 Graduation Application
  10. Student Success Workshop:  Coping Strategies for UGA Introverts
  11. ASPIRE Clinic Internship Opportunity

1. Dawson Drop-ins

Dawson Drop-ins have started! Do you have a few quick questions? Come to 112 Dawson Hall with no appointment needed!


2. Internship Opportunities – The Very Vera Show

The Very Vera Show has internship opportunities available!

  • Assistant to the Associate Producer of the Very Vera Show
  • Assistant to the Project Manager – The Very Vera Cookbook
  • Marketing intern for Social Media related to the Very Vera Show and Camp Program

“We are traveling at an enormous pace here and literally the time is flying by with the projects and plans that continue to fall into place with our company.” – Vera Stewart

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3. New Deadline for FACS 100 Centennial Honorees

FACS 100 A centennial celebration

In 2018, we will recognize 100 individuals who positively shaped the College of Family and Consumer Sciences from its origins to present day. Alumni, former and current faculty members and staff, friends and donors are all eligible for this recognition.

Deserving individuals may be honored posthumously. All honorees will be celebrated at the FACS 100 Gala: A Centennial Celebration, on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Classic Center in Athens.

The deadline for nominations for the FACS 100 Centennial Honorees has been extended to Sunday, November 5, 2017. Click here to learn more and submit your online nomination.


4. FACS Career Consultant Corner

Update your professional wardrobe on a college student budget at Dawgs Suit Up! This Sunday is your chance to stock up on deeply-discounted professional clothing up to 70% off!

Date:  Sunday, September 10th

Time:  6:30-10:00 pm *After Hours Event!

Location:  Athens JC Penney (Directions Here)

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Upcoming Career Center Events

Arch Ready: From LinkedIn to WordPress: Creating Digital Portfolios

Come to this workshop if you would like more information on creating a digital portfolio to showcase work you've done to help make yourself more competitive in the job and internship search! We'll discuss information and sections

that should be included in a digital portfolio, the differences between popular platforms, and how to include your portfolio link on your job/internship search materials to ensure views.

Date:  September 11th

Time:  4:00-5:00 pm

Location:  Miller Learning Center, Rm. 150

Arch Ready: Internship Search

Finding the right internship can be an important step towards your future career.  Attending this workshop will help you will learn what to look for in an internship, the general timeline for your search and where to find these opportunities. 

Date:  September 12th

Time:  4:00-5:00 pm

Location:  Miller Learning Center, Rm. 150

First Generation College Students: Career Fair Prep and Networking Workshop

Are you a first generation college student? Attend this workshop to learn how to prepare for the career fair and to learn more about how to network!

Date:  September 13th

Time:  6:00-7:00 pm

Location: Miller Learning Center, Rm. 150

Pre-Fall Career Fair Resume Critique Days

Drop by for a 10 minute resume critique.  Bring a hard copy of your resume. No appointment is necessary.

Date(s):  September 13th, 14th, 18th, and 19th

Time:  10:00 AM – 3:00 pm

Location:  Tate Student Center, Grand Hall

Instagram Live: Career Fair Prep

We'll be sharing our Top 3 Career Fair Prep Tips AND answering your questions about the Fall Career & Internship Fair LIVE on Instagram! Tune in at 1:00 p.m. and stick around for the full broadcast for your chance to win some fun

prizes along the way. Can't tune in at 1:00 p.m.? Watch at your convenience up to 24 hours later on Instagram.

Date:  September 15th

Time:  1:00-1:30 pm

Location:  Instagram - @UGACareerCenter

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For questions about Career Center sponsored events, please contact your FACS Career Consultant, Brittany Smith.


5. FACS Legislative Aide Internship Program

Experience the excitement of legislation in action and learn hands-on skills in a high speed environment!

  • Connect first hand with how policies affect everyday lives of Georgians
  • Impact your academic and future career with networking opportunities
  • Meet influential Georgia leaders

The FACS Legislative Aide Internship is an opportunity for juniors and seniors during spring semester to intern for a Georgia senator/representative during the Georgia General Assembly session at the Capitol in Atlanta. 

Interns also act as a guide to fellow FACS students at the college’s annual FACS Day at the Capitol in February.

To apply, complete the online application and submit a letter of recommendation and resume to success@uga.edu.  Once all application materials are received, an interview will be scheduled with Dean Fox and the selection committee.

Applications for spring 2017 are now live! All applications are due by 4:00 pm Friday, September 29, 2017. Spots are limited, so apply NOW! Applications are available here.

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6. Scholarship Opportunity

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The Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Food Scholarship is a need-based scholarship that awards meal plans to several UGA students each fall and spring semester.

Spring Semester Scholarship Deadline:  September 29th

Undergraduate Students - Must be enrolled full time (12+ credit hours)
Graduate Students - Must be enrolled full time (9+ credit hours)

Apply for The Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Food Scholarship here!


7. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

Arch Ready: The Pitch: How to Sell Your FACS Degree to Employers

Did you know that 95% of 2016 College of Family and Consumer Sciences graduates were employed, in graduate school, or in internships six months after graduation? The skills gained through FACS degree programs are incredibly valuable in preparing students for a wide variety of professions.

In this workshop, we will discuss how to identify the skills and competencies gained through your FACS coursework and articulate that knowledge to employers and graduate school admissions boards.

Date:  September 12th

Time:  4:00-5:00 pm

Location:  Dawson Hall, Rm. 208

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


8. Bulldog Basics

Bulldog Basics is a collaborative effort led by the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (SAFCS) and supported by FACS and Embark UGA. A variety of personal hygiene items are available for students to access as needed. Bulldog Basics is funded by

a UGA Sustainability Grant, awarded fall 2016 and by a UGA Parents and Families Leadership Council Grant, awarded in spring 2017. Item donations are accepted in the Student Success and Advising Center (112 Dawson Hall).

Location:  Dawson Hall, 1st & 3rd floors, across from the elevator

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 7:00 am-7:00 pm

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9. Fall 2017 Graduation Application

The fall 2017 Graduation Application is OPEN! If you are planning to graduate this semester, you must apply for graduation in ATHENA and select the FALL 2017 term. For specific questions about graduation, please contact your academic advisor.


10. Student Success Workshop:  Coping Strategies for UGA Introverts

The purpose of this workshop is to provide specific strategies for coping at a large, extroverted university, to get the most out of your academic and social environment in your own introverted way, and to provide you a forum for understanding the power of your personality. 

When:  September 12th  

Time:  2:00 pm

Location: Miller Learning Center, Rm. 250

This workshop is sponsored by the Division of Academic Enhancement.


11. ASPIRE Clinic Internship Opportunity

The ASPIRE Clinic internship position is available to 2nd, 3rd, & 4th year UGA students who have an interest in the mental health field, particularly marriage and family therapy, counseling, or human services and want to gain knowledge and experience in a unique clinical setting.

A semester-long commitment to the position is required.  Other requirements include a 3.0 GPA and experience in a service-related field or a clinic/office setting.

Interns at the ASPIRE Clinic help with a variety of tasks including general administrative work, client communication, scheduling and rescheduling support, handling inquiries, organizational tasks, SPSS and Qualtrics data entry, other research tasks, and clinic upkeep and maintenance.

As part of the internship experience, interns also have the privileged opportunity to participate in a Ph.D.-level marriage and family therapy practicum, where they learn more about the therapeutic process for 3 hours per week. 

The internship is a shared position and involves several staff members that work together collaboratively. Interns are required to commit 12 hours per week to the clinic, which can be scheduled during ASPIRE Clinic hours: 9:00 am–7:00 pm, Monday – Thursday & 9:00 am-12:30pm on Fridays.

If you are an HDFS major or in the Honors Program, the ASPIRE Clinic internship may be available for course credit. Please consult your academic advisor to learn more.

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