FACS Connection - January 15, 2016

January 15th, 2016 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: First Annual Dawson Hall Pageant
  2. Announcement: Strategies for Studying CHEM 1211
  3. Announcement: Peer-to-Peer Resume Critiques
  4. Announcement: Spring Entrepreneurship Competitions
  5. Job Opportunity: Student Liaison to the Provost
  6. Job Opportunity: Summer Academy at UGA
  7. Volunteer Opportunity: Camp Kesem at UGA
  8. Upcoming Event: FACS Chilly Dawg 5K
  9. Upcoming Event: FACS Day at the Capitol
  10. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  11. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!


1. Announcement: First Annual Dawson Hall Pageant

SAFCS will be hosting the first annual Dawson Hall Pageant on February 25, 2016.  No pageant experience is needed to participate in the pageant.  ALL students with majors and minors in FACS are encouraged to participate. 

The pageant will consist of four categories: “When I Grow Up”, “Lip Sync Competition”, “School Spirit”, and “Formal Wear and Question”.  Entry forms were released on January 11 and must be turned in by Monday, February 1.  Entry forms guarantee a participant’s spot in the pageant; however, if more than 20 people submit entry forms, pageant participants will be chosen by seniority.

An information session will be held on Thursday, January 21, at 7:00 p.m. in 110 Dawson.


2. Announcement: Strategies for Studying CHEM 1211

Are you taking CHEM 1211 this semester?  Please plan to attend Dr. Anne Marie Vencill’s seminar “Formula for Success: Strategies for Studying CHEM 1211.”

Tuesday, January 19

5:00-6:00 p.m.

150 Miller Learning Center


3. Announcement: Peer-to-Peer Resume Critiques

Beginning Wednesday, January 20, through the end of spring semester classes, the Student Success and Advising Center (SSAC) will offer Peer-to-Peer Resume Critiques by two trained interns to FACS students on Wednesdays in or near 112 Dawson Hall (look for the resume critique sign).  Sydney and Yana, SSAC interns and HDFS majors, are here to help you submit resumes for internships, jobs, graduate school, and more.  Resume critique hours are:

Wednesdays

January 20-April 27

9:00-10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

REMINDERS: 

  • During the interim period, as we are between professional career consultants, these are the designated resume critique walk-in hours.  Please note that resume critique hours may have to be cancelled for unexpected reasons.
  • However, you have access to career help every day from 12-2 during the Career Center Walk-In Hours in Clark Howell Hall.
  • You can still make appointments to meet with a career consultant who has been prepared to work with our specific majors.  Call 706-543-3375 to schedule an appointment.


4. Announcement: Spring Entrepreneurship Competitions

The UGA Entrepreneurship Program is very excited to share with you some of the awesome things that they will have going on this semester!

UGA Accelerator Program  -  Next Top Entrepreneur  -  Next Great Consumer Brands

UGA Accelerator Program
The UGA Accelerator Program, co-hosted by Thinc UGA and Four Athens, is currently taking applications for the spring program with two available cohorts!  Student startups who are interested in taking their business idea to the next level are encouraged to apply to take part in this ‘business boot camp’ with a chance to win $5,000!
 
Cohort #1 Date(s): Monday, Jan 25 – Thursday, Mar 31 (Deadline to apply: Jan 20th)
Cohort #2 Date(s): Monday, Feb 22 – Monday, Apr 25 (Deadline to apply: Feb 17th)
 
To learn more or to apply, go to:                        
https://www.fourathens.com/accelerator/

Next Top Entrepreneur
The annual Next Top Entrepreneur competition is back and better than ever!  This year, the pitch competition will take place during Athens’ first ever StartUp week!  Student startup teams from all over the country are invited to apply for a chance to pitch their business/business idea to a panel of judges for a prize of $10,000!

They are now accepting applications and will continue to do so until February 15th!

APPLY TODAY: https://www.terry.uga.edu/events/next-top-entrepreneur
 
To learn more about Athens’ upcoming StartUp week go to:
http://athensgeorgia.startupweek.co  

Collegiate Next Great Consumer Brands
In partnership with Consensus Advisors and NASDAQ, the Entrepreneurship Program is excited to announce UGA's very first Collegiate Next Great Consumer Brands Competition.  Student teams from all over the country are invited to apply.  The team with the winning consumer/retail brand idea or business receives a $25,000 award and an all expenses paid trip to New York City to attend the Next Great Consumer Brands Conference in Times Square on April 27, 2016.

They are now accepting application and will continue to do so until the end of February!
 
APPLY TODAY: http://www.terry.uga.edu/events/next-great-consumer-brands

For more information about any of these events, please contact Kelly Ann Durkin.


5. Job Opportunity: Student Liaison to the Provost

The Office of the Provost is looking to fill the position of Student Liaison for Spring and Fall of 2016.  The Student Liaison will identify and coordinate the Provost’s participation in student events and interactions with student organizations, collaborate with student government leaders, and facilitate regular communication with various student groups across campus.  This is not a position designed to primarily to assist with clerical work, though the student may help with administrative tasks.  They are looking for a high energy student that will be proactive and take personal ownership over the position.  This would be a fantastic opportunity for a student that may already have some student leadership experience on campus. 

You can apply by sending a letter of interest and resume to Will Richardson, Assistant to the Provost.  Please submit all application materials by Wednesday, January 27.


6. Job Opportunity: Summer Academy at UGA

Summer Academy at UGA is seeking to hire assistant instructors to support a wide variety of academic summer camps for middle and high school youth.  They are looking for undergraduate students with knowledge of the camps’ focus areas and a passion for working with youth.  The assistant instructors will be teamed with an instructor (typically a graduate student, faculty member, or professional in the field) to develop and lead the week-long courses.  Assistant instructors will need to meet for an interview, pass a background check, and be available from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. the week of their camp.  There are opportunities to be hired for multiple weeks for some subject areas.

There are over 30 camps to choose from, including:

  • College Preview
  • Fashion Design
  • Mini Medical School
  • Money Dawgs
  • Startup Studio: Creative Entrepreneurship
  • University Prep Program

Application deadline is Friday, February 12.  For more information and to apply, contact the program coordinator, Brian Stone, at 706-542-7255 or brian.stone@georgiacenter.uga.edu.


7. Volunteer Opportunity: Camp Kesem at UGA

Hate cancer?  Love kids?  Camp Kesem at the University of Georgia is the organization for you.  Dedicated to supporting children through and beyond a parent's cancer, Camp Kesem UGA funds, plans, and runs a FREE week-long summer camp experience for campers.  Counselor applications are now available for summer 2016!

We'll host two summer sessions: May 29-June 4 and July 3-July 9 at Camp Westminster in Conyers, GA.  No prior summer camp experience is required, only enthusiasm, compassion and a desire to serve.  If your schedule accommodates both sessions, you are encouraged to apply to both. 

Applications are available here: tinyurl.com/ckugaapp15

For more information, contact uga@campkesem.org.


8. Upcoming Event: FACS Chilly Dawg 5K

8th Annual FACS Chilly Dawg 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Starts @ 9:00 a.m.

Sandy Creek Park, Athens, GA

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


9. Upcoming Event: FACS Day at the Capitol


10. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

2016 Spring Study Abroad Fair

Wednesday, January 20, 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Tate Student Center Ground Floor

UGA offers Maymester, Summer, Semester and Academic Year study abroad opportunities.  You can go abroad and receive credit for your major, minor, elective, or core classes.  Go to the fair to learn about different study abroad programs, meet UGA students who have studied abroad, and talk with faculty directors and program representatives.

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


11. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

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