FACS Connection - October 14, 2016

October 14th, 2016 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Special Feature: Student Guide to FACS Week
  2. Announcement: Withdrawal Deadline
  3. Announcement: Fall 2016 Graduation Applications Due
  4. Announcement: Register to Attend The Bridge, Session 2
  5. Announcement: Apply to be a Dawg Camp Counselor
  6. FACS Career Consultant Corner
  7. Job Opportunity: Sonia Says
  8. Job Opportunity: UGA Visitors Center
  9. Internship Opportunity: BCBG Max Azria
  10. Volunteer Opportunity: ServeAthens Events
  11. Volunteer Opportunity: Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary Octoberfest
  12. Event: London Study Abroad Information Session
  13. Event: The Family Check-Up: Intervention Strategies for Families
  14. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  15. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!


1. Special Feature: Student Guide to FACS Week

Are you ready for FACS Week?

Don your best FACS Loves Me accessories (available in the Student Success and Advising Center) and join faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the college in celebrating the FACS family!

The week is jam-packed with events. There is truly something for everyone. Read about all our FACS Week Events here.

Highlights:

Saturday, October 15

Homecoming Tailgate – The big kick-off event! Stop by and network with FACS alumni as they gather behind Dawson Hall before heading to the game.

TMI Gallery Showcase – Beginning on Saturday, TMI will showcase Fashion Merchandising, Furnishing and Interiors, and Polymer Science student works in the Barrow Hall Exhibition Gallery. The exhibit will remain open all week long.

Monday, October 17

Arch Ready: FACS Means Business – Did you know that 94% of 2015 FACS 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, you will have the opportunity to discuss how to identify the skills and competencies gained through your FACS coursework and articulate that knowledge to employers and graduate school admissions boards.

Tuesday, October 18

Celebrity Stylist Sam Spector – Sam Spector, celebrity stylist, is most famed for dressing actor Neil Patrick Harris. He will be speaking, via Skype, to the Fashion Promotion and Visual Merchandising class. All are welcome, as space allows.

Generations of Success Panel – A panel featuring mother-son FACS graduates Vera Stewart (BSHE '74) and Daniel Stewart (BSFCS '05) along with the father-daughter duo of Neal Estroff (BSHE '84) and Skye Estroff (BSFCS '15) will address a FACS 2000 class in a panel discussion involving their respective career successes. All are welcome.

Wednesday, October 19

Disability History Symposium – The Institute on Human Development and Disability will host the second annual Disability History Symposium: The History of Mental Illness in Georgia. Kim E. Nielsen, author of “A Disability History of the United States,” will be the keynote speaker.

FACS Field Day with SAFCS – Recapture elementary days with a 3-legged race, sponge relay, and more! All students are invited to join SAFCS members, faculty, staff, and their families on Myers Quad at this week’s FACS Events Pick of the Week!

Thursday, October 20

Dogs with the Dean – You can’t miss this one. Come and meet FACS Dean Dr. Linda Kirk Fox while experiencing all the goodness of FREE hot dogs from The Varsity!

FACS Study Away Fair – While you’re eating that hot dog, you might as well peruse the many international study abroad and domestic study tour programs offered by FACS.

Friday, October 21

Social Entrepreneurship Panel – Join the FACS 2011 class panel on Social Entrepreneurship! This panel is open to all students, and it will spotlight business owners who are trying to make a difference with their business.

We hope to see you at some of these events as we celebrate all things FACS!


2. Announcement: Withdrawal Deadline

The withdrawal deadline is Tuesday, October 18, at 11:59 p.m. Remember it is best to discuss a course withdrawal with your professor and your advisor before making the final decision. If you choose to withdraw from a course, log onto Athena to do so.

Holds on your record may prevent you from withdrawing. You can look up holds in Athena and contact the corresponding office to resolve the issue and clear the hold. If the hold is cleared the day of the deadline and you experience difficulty withdrawing, contact the Office of the Registrar immediately. Students can contact the Office of the Registrar at reghelp@uga.edu or by going to the office in person and presenting a photo ID. No assistance will be provided to students who do not make contact with the Registrar’s Office by 12:00 p.m. the day after the withdrawal deadline.


3. Announcement: Fall 2016 Graduation Applications Due


4. Announcement: Register to Attend The Bridge, Session 2

The Bridge, Session 2

Thursday, November 3, 5:15-6:30 p.m.

116 Dawson Hall

The Bridge is a four-part series that connects new students to people, resources, and opportunities at UGA and within the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Each program focuses on relevant themes in this unique transition.

Join us for the second session of the year! If you couldn’t make the first one, don’t worry. You'll interact with current students and faculty and enjoy some yummy food. We’ll also have breakout sessions focused on stress, money management, college life, and more. Food is available at 5:15 p.m. with the program starting at 5:30 p.m.

Click here to register!


5. Announcement: Apply to be a Dawg Camp Counselor

First Year. First Tradition.

Make your mark on the Class of 2021 by joining the Dawg Camp family!

Dawg Camp Counselors strive to provide first year students with an exceptional transition into UGA! Along the way, you will gain an opportunity to learn more about yourself, grow as a leader, and give back to the university in a remarkable way. Why are you waiting? Dawg Camp is the place to be.

Want to learn more? Attend our last Information Session:

Tuesday, October 18

5:30-6:30 p.m.

MLC 207

Applications are due on Friday, October 21, by 5:00 p.m.

Apply Today!

If you have any questions about the application, contact Blaise Bolemon.


6. FACS Career Consultant Corner

Did you know? Your Career Consultant has satellite hours in Dawson Hall every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. I am set up in the Dawson Hall lobby and available to answer 10-15 minute questions regarding resumes, cover letters, job search techniques, grad school applications, and any other career-related topics! Print out a copy of your resume and bring it on by to chat!

For more information: http://career.uga.edu/directory/brittany_smith 

Upcoming Events

ArchReady: FACS Means Business: Articulating the Value of Your FACS Degree

Date: October 17, 2016 
Time: 4:00 pm until 5:30 pm

Location: Dawson Hall, Room 110

Did you know that 94% of 2015 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 their 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.

OT/PT/PA Alumni Panel

Date: October 19, 2016 
Time: 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm

Location: Ramsey Student Center, Room 205

Meet practicing occupational therapists, physical therapists and physician assistants and learn about their pathways to these exciting careers!

Diversity Internship Programs Panel Discussion

Date: October 19, 2016 
Time: 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm

Location: MLC, Room 248

Are you looking for a summer internship? Don’t delay your search any longer! Attend this program and learn about internships specifically for you. Representatives from diversity internship programs will provide information on their programs and the application process. Meet program representatives from the following confirmed organizations:

  • INROADS - (Internships offered in business, technology, retail mgmt, marketing, sales, insurance)
  • Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) - (Offers assistance with preparation for internships and jobs in corporate America)
  • T. Howard Foundation - (Multimedia and entertainment Internships)

See you soon!

Brittany Smith, FACS Career Consultant

bvsmith@uga.edu


7. Job Opportunity: Sonia Says

Sonia Says is a contemporary clothing boutique on Prince Avenue that was been helping women feel and look their best for over a decade. As we continue to grow, we're seeking to train new stylists! Fashion experience a plus, but not required. This is a great opportunity for students to delve deeper into the fashion industry and gain real world experience! Please email resume and availability to Sonia@SoniaSays.com


8. Job Opportunity: UGA Visitors Center

The UGA Visitors Center student staff application is now available!

This position is ideal for undergraduates who are having a great experience at UGA and who want to be a part of telling our story to the more than 30,000 campus guests who take a UGA campus tour each year. 

View job details and application information here. The application deadline is Tuesday, November 1, at 4:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Eric Johnson, Director, at ej@uga.edu or 706-542-0842.


9. Internship Opportunity: BCBG Max Azria

BCBG Max Azria Group, LLC is proud to launch the search for top talent for our Spring 2017 Paid Corporate Internship Program.

Pay rate is $11/hour for the duration of 10 weeks (20-25 hours a week) located in our Los Angeles Corporate Office and our New York Showroom. Here is the list of departments participating.

If you are an outstanding senior or recent graduate, please reach out to:


10. Volunteer Opportunity: ServeAthens Events

As the weather gets cooler and the leaves change colors, everyone wants to be outside. And there's no better thing to do outside than to serve others! Join ServeUGA throughout the month of October at Athens Land Trust, Action Ministries, and Keep Athens Beautiful for some service!

Sign up here. Transportation and snacks are provided!


11. Volunteer Opportunity: Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary Octoberfest

Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School in Athens, Georgia will have our annual fall festival, Octoberfest, on Friday, October 21, 6:00-8:00 p.m. We would love to have you or your student organization volunteer at this much anticipated event! We are looking for help with set-up (beginning at 5:00), booths/activity stations, food tables throughout the evening, and clean up. Please contact Robyn Obana for more information or to volunteer. We look forward to hearing from you!


12. Event: London Study Abroad Information Session

An information session for the 2017 FACS London Study Abroad Program will be held on Thursday, October 20, at 5:00 p.m. in 306 Dawson.


13. Event: The Family Check-Up: Intervention Strategies for Families


14. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

FACS Week Event:

FACS Field Day with SAFCS

Wednesday, October 19, 6:30 p.m.

Myers Quad

The Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences is SO EXCITED to announce our first ever FACS Field Day with SAFCS!

FACS Week is October 15-21, and we decided that this would be a GREAT event to celebrate our college. This event is open to all those in FACS, not just members of SAFCS, so pass this info along to anyone who you think would love to join us! Expect events like a 3-legged race, sponge relay, and more!

If you have any questions, please contact Morgan Easley. Hope to see you there!

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


15. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

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