A weekly digest of news, events, and opportunities for all undergraduate FACS students.
Friday, November 10, 2017
The TEDxUGA Student Council presents the 6th Annual Student Idea Showcase. In this TED-like experience, nine students will take the stage to share their ideas worth spreading. The showcase is an amazing opportunity for great ideas to be celebrated by the entire student body. From these nine speakers, the top participants will be selected to represent the UGA student population on the TEDxUGA stage at the annual event this upcoming March. Everyone is invited to watch these amazing students deliver their talks!
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.-seating is limited, so get there early!
Admission is FREE. Snacks will be provided by KIND!
Upcoming Career Center Events
Arch Ready: Career Assessments 101 - Interests
November 14th, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Clark Howell Hall Multipurpose Room (Rm. 246)
In this interactive workshop, you will learn about your interests and how they relate to majors and careers. In order to attend this workshop, you will need to take a free online interest assessment. This workshop is limited to 25 people per session and pre-registration on Handshake is required.
Beyond Your Blind Spot – Navigating Workplace Bias
November 14th, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 150
During this interactive session, participants will learn more about the meaning of implicit bias and ways that biases are formulated. As we explore these issues, we will discuss ways that you can assess employer diversity and inclusion during the job search. We will also discuss ways to help cultivate a more inclusive work environment and strategies for actively (and appropriately) confronting the bias you encounter in others.
Webinar: Salary Negotiation – How to Determine Your Worth and Make the Ask
November 15th, Noon-1:00 p.m., Online
In this session, you will learn about the resources and tools to help you research your geographic location, industry area, job title and skills, as well as the employer's salary grade and the values/benefits of the company. You will also learn tangible conversation starters to begin the negotiation process and learn how to use your research to effectively communicate your worth to a new employer or an existing employer to get the salary you deserve.
Instagram Live – Student Panel
November 15th, 1:00-1:30 p.m., Instagram-@UGACareerCenter
We're going LIVE on Instagram to let you hear from your peers on why you should use the UGA Career Center. A career consultant will interview a panel of students and also answer your specific questions along the way. You won't want to miss out on this event! Can't tune into the live broadcast? No worries. You can access the replay up to 24 hours afterward on Instagram.
Arch Ready: Career Assessments 102 - Personality
November 15th, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Clark Howell Hall Multipurpose Room (Room 246)
In this interactive workshop, you will learn about your personality type and how it relates to majors and careers. In order to attend this workshop, you will need to take a free online personality assessment. This workshop is limited to 25 people per session and pre-registration on Handshake is required. The password you will need will be on the registration page in Handshake.
Arch Ready: The Right (and Wrong) Way to Network
November 16th, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 150
Attending this interactive Arch Ready workshop will provide you an opportunity to learn the basics of networking and its benefits in your job search, develop a strong elevator pitch, and discover what you can do right now to ensure you have a strong and flourishing network when you need it.
For questions about Career Center sponsored events, please contact your FACS Career Consultant, Brittany Smith.
November is not just for turkey, it’s also National Adoption Month!
In honor of celebrating adoption, Covenant Care Adoptions @ UGA, is hosting an Adoption Panel next Tuesday, November 14th, at 6:30 p.m. in Dawson Hall, Room 116. Our panel will include a birthmother, an adoptive parent, someone who is adopted, and a birthmother caseworker. If you are interested in adoption or the different perspectives involved in adoption, this panel will answer your questions! We will have light refreshments, including free Insomnia cookies!
The Student Dietetic Association’s next meeting is Wednesday, November 15th, at 5:00 p.m. in Dawson Hall 116. Both Taylor Newman and Dr. Emma Laing will be speaking! Dr. Laing will be speaking further about the DICAS application process, so if you're applying for internships, you'll want to come and hear what she has to say! Taylor, one of UGA's Amazing Students, is a current MS/DI student in FACS with a passion for nutrition policy. She completed an internship at the White House under the Obama administration in Spring 2016 in the Office of Presidential Correspondence, and even got to meet former President Barack Obama! You'll definitely want to be there to hear her story! Snacks will be provided. Hope to see everyone there!
For more information please contact Ayshia Ranjitsingh.
So You’re Not Pre-Health: Alternative Pathways for Nutritional Sciences Majors
Part II of the Fall 2017 Nutritional Sciences Professional Development series. Does it feel like all your classmates are pre-health? Learn about ways to utilize your Nutritional Sciences degree in career pathways outside of medical or health-related professional school.
Date: November 13th
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Location: Dawson Hall, Room 312
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 email@example.com if interested.
Children's Literature Trivia Night presented by First Book UGA is a wonderful event where you get to relish in the nostalgia of your favorite childhood books, while helping raise money to buy brand new books for children here in Athens that may not have any to call their own. All you have to do is pay $5 to enjoy delicious food from a variety of local restaurants and compete for some amazing prizes while benefiting a worthwhile cause. This is an event you do not want to miss! So come on out to Miller Learning Center Room 213 on Thursday, November 16, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Nisha Shetty or checkout the event on First Book UGA’s Facebook page!
Interested? Contact Dr. Melissa-Landers Potts for more information.
Experience the excitement of legislation in action and learn hands-on skills in a high speed environment! Meet influential Georgia leaders and connect firsthand with how policies affect the everyday lives of Georgians!
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 along with a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once materials are received, an interview will be scheduled with Dean Fox and the selection committee.
If you are interested in advocacy, policy, or government, the Legislative Aide Program wants YOU! There are a few more slots available. To apply, please send an email to email@example.com or stop by the Student Success and Advising Center!
International Education Week starts November 13th! International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. International Student Life and the Office of International Education are partnering up to develop a week-long programmatic experience for all UGA students, staff and faculty. Hallmarks of International Education Week include the annual Parade of Flags, World Fest, and the annual International Education Week Speaker. More information will be forthcoming regarding these events, but you may already indicate your interest in participating in the Parade of Flags by visiting here.
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Final Day at Ridge Hospital
10 surgeries, a live birth, and scrubbed into a C-section....what a time
How the last four week transformed me as a person and a student