FACS Connection - March 30, 2018

March 30th, 2018 Author: April Bullard  |  706-542-4847  |  More about April

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

Friday, March 30, 2018

  1. Leaders Engaged in Affirming Diversity Fellows Program
  2. Spring 2018 Dawson Drop-In Hours
  3. UGA Public Health Association - Free Self-Defense Class for Women
  4. FACS Career Consultant Corner
  5. FACS Events Pick of the Week!  
  6. Bulldog Basics – Volunteers Needed
  7. Extension Experience Internship Fund Deadline Extended
  8. Terry Women’s Initiative Student Conference
  9. UGA Involvement Ambassadors – Applications Open
  10. FACS Centennial T-Shirts on Sale Now!
  11. UGA Multicultural Services and Programs – Upcoming Events
  12. Rite of Sankofa Graduation Celebration
  13. Pre-Professional Advising Office - Recorded Mock Interviews
  14. Volunteer Opportunity – Teen Maze
  15. Uplifting Parents (UP) at UGA
  16. CSAI – Transfer Student Peer Mentor Program


1.  Leaders Engaged in Affirming Diversity Fellows Program

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The Office of Institutional Diversity is seeking nominations of undergraduate students for participation in the LEAD Diversity Fellows Program. LEAD (Leaders Engaged in Affirming Diversity) is a year-long fellowship program that allows students to enhance their leadership competencies, explore various facets of diversity, and exhibit knowledge of diversity and inclusion leadership. LEAD Fellows will review current literature on diversity and leadership, participate in group discussions on current diversity issues, engage with campus and local leaders, and maintain a portfolio of critical reflections. Ten students will be selected as fellows for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Students selected for the fellowship must be sophomores or juniors during the 2018-2019 academic year and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Strong candidates will demonstrate an interest in diversity leadership and articulate a desire to benefit from and contribute to the fellowship. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Following the application review, a select group of students will be contacted for an interview. Apply directly to the fellowship here.  Recommendation letters may be submitted here.


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. UGA Public Health Association - Free Self-Defense Class for Women

Want to learn a few self-defense techniques? The UGA Public Health Association is hosting a free self-defense class for women this weekend! Everyone is welcome!

Date: Saturday, March 31st, 2018

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Location: East Athens Community Center


4. FACS Career Consultant Corner

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Featuring Full-time, Internship, & Co-op Jobs - All Majors (including students & alumni) are invited! Register for the Virtual Career Fair here.

  • Students and alumni will have the opportunity to connect real-time with employers without the hassle of leaving your home or office
  • You will meet recruiters online via chat rooms during the event on April 3rd & 4th 
    Employers chat hours will be posted in advance
  • After registering, jobseekers simply need to upload their resume for employers to view

Seniors, Mark Your Calendar and Get a Grad Pic with Hairy Dawg!

Upcoming Career Center Events

Arch Ready: Explore Lab

April 3rd, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., Clark Howell Hall, Multipurpose Room (246)

In this workshop, you will learn online resources that help you navigate the exploration process; your areas of interest and how they connect to majors; misperceptions of majors and careers; how to create an action plan to move forward. Pre-registration is required on Handshake.

Arch Ready: Backpack to Briefcase

April 3rd, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 101

Arch Ready: Handshake 101

April 4th, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Clark Howell Hall, Multipurpose 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.

After attending this presentation, you will understand the basic functions of Handshake; how to build a strong Handshake profile; how to use filters to search for jobs and internships; how the interview schedule process works; and how to find information about upcoming Career Fairs and other events. Pre-registration is required on Handshake.

Arch Ready: Explore Lab

April 4th, 3:30 –5:00 p.m., Clark Howell Hall, Multipurpose Room (246)

In this workshop, you will learn online resources that help you navigate the exploration process; your areas of interest and how they connect to majors; misperceptions of majors and careers; how to create an action plan to move forward. Pre-registration is required on Handshake.

Webinar: Applying to Graduate School

April 5th, Noon – 1:00 p.m., Online.

The process of applying to graduate school can be overwhelming! Where should you start? Attend this webinar to learn the basics, including common requirements, tips for requesting recommendation letters, grad school timelines, and key questions to ask yourself (and potential graduate programs) throughout the application process.

This interactive webinar will help you identify common requirements for graduate school admissions such as testing, recommendation letters, and more; gain an understanding of typical graduate school timelines; and display an awareness of key reflective questions prospective graduate students should consider


5. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

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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. Extension Experience Internship Fund Deadline Extended

Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students at UGA are encouraged to intern with Cooperative Extension services. The Student Extension Internships/Experience Fund named in honor of Don Bower, HDFS professor and extension specialist emeritus, will now accept applications until the Friday, April 20th, 2018 deadline. Please review the list below before applying. 

  • Students can be participating in an experiential learning requirement for credit and still be eligible for the award, the plan must be also be approved by their academic advisor.
  • Students must be enrolled in a FACS program at the institutions with FACS programs including ABAC, Fort Valley, and Georgia Southern. Public health and other disciplines such as elementary education unless in a FACS Education program are not eligible.
  • Students can use the $1,000 stipend to pay for any expenses related to their internship in Extension. It can be for project supplies for a FACS program they are teaching, or travel if not reimbursed by county or state.
  • Students need two letters of recommendation, one from their academic advisor and another from the Extension Professional supervising their internship. The student experience can be with a FACS 4-H program.

More information about the Extension Experience Internship Fund can be found here


8. Terry Women’s Initiative Student Conference

Friday, April 6th, is the second annual Terry Women’s Initiative Student Conference at the Special Collections Library.  This year’s theme is “Stepping Up”  and FACS alumna, DeRetta Cole Rhodes will lead a breakout session on Emotional Intelligence! We are thrilled that our closing piece involves one of our UGA Student Athletes, Rachel Zilinskas. She and Debbie Storey have partnered up to develop a powerful closing session, “Stepping Up with Courage and Conviction”.

The conference will take place Friday, April 6th from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; however, students may register to attend any or all of the sessions. Please note the conference is open UGA wide and all students (not just females) are welcome to register and attend. Please register by Wednesday, April 4th. The registration link is here.


9. UGA Involvement Ambassadors – Applications Open

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Involvement Ambassadors are a select group of experienced student leaders who are passionate about serving as a resource for student involvement. Ambassadors serve as liaisons between student organizations and the rest of the student body by exemplifying the benefits of getting involved on campus, highlighting campus resources, and connecting students with involvement opportunities.

There will be an Involvement Ambassador Information Session on Thursday, April 12th from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Tate Student Center, Room 138. Applications are due by April 25th at 11:59 p.m. The application link is available here.


10. FACS Centennial T-Shirts on Sale Now!

One-of-a-kind FACS Centennial shirts will be available to order until April 16th. T-shirts are $25 and can be ordered online here. A portion of the sales will go toward FACS Alumni Scholarships!

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11. UGA Multicultural Services and Programs – Upcoming Events

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12. Rite of Sankofa Graduation Celebration

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The Rite of Sankofa is an African rite-of-passage ceremony that takes place every May. It is open to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students graduating in May, August, or December. A main component of this event is to provide students the opportunity to reflect and gather the best of what their past has taught them in order to achieve their full potential as they move forward to begin a new chapter in life.  The ceremony honors not only the graduates, but also those that helped them to get where they are today.  This includes families, mentors, faculty, staff, fellow students, and friends. The registration deadline is April 6th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. For more information on the Rite of Sankofa Graduation Celebration contact Tiffany R. Smith.  Click here to register to participate in the ceremony.


13. Pre-Professional Advising Office - Recorded Mock Interviews

The Pre-Professional Advising Office will be piloting Recorded Mock Interviews on April 5th, 12th and 19th.  The office will conduct a 20-30 minute open or closed file interview, and provide feedback immediately after.  The interview will be recorded, and students will be given a copy of the recording.  The recording is not shared with anyone other than the student.

The purpose of the recorded mock interview is to allow students the opportunity to review and critique their own performance.  This includes not only the answers given to questions, but also the manner of speaking and body language.  We hope that this process, combined with our interview feedback will give students a better understanding of their strengths and areas which require improvement.

Students can sign up for interview slots here.  You must list your full name and UGA email on the Doodle Poll.  You should receive a confirmation email from the Pre-Professional Advising Office within 48 hours of signing-up.  Spots are very limited so please only sign up if you know you can attend.


15. Volunteer Opportunity – Teen Maze

The Greene County Health Department is seeking volunteers for a Teen Maze event for the local high school on April 6th, 2018 from 8:00 – 3:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for any student interested in volunteer hours.  If you are interested in volunteering, please send your name and availability to brittany.moment@dph.ga.gov.


15. Uplifting Parents (UP) at UGA

The student organization Uplifting Parents (UP) at UGA is conducting a research study through CURO. They are looking for undergraduate and graduate students who are pregnant and/or have a child. The study takes less than 10 minutes. More information about Uplifting Parents (UP) at UGA is available here.


16. CSAI – Transfer Student Peer Mentor Program


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