FACS Connection - September 16, 2016

September 16th, 2016 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: University Judiciary Accepting Applications
  2. Announcement: Get a Mentor
  3. FACS Career Consultant Corner
  4. Internship Opportunity: FACS Legislative Aide
  5. Research Opportunity: CURO Research Assistantships for Spring 2017
  6. Volunteer Opportunity: ServeUGA Events
  7. Scholarship: YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund
  8. Research Study: Interrelationship Between Language and Thought
  9. Event: MCAT Webinar
  10. Event: Law School Personal Statement Workshop
  11. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  12. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!


1. Announcement: University Judiciary Accepting Applications

University Judiciary is the student-run organization that conducts formal hearings for students who allegedly violate the Code of Conduct. We work collaboratively with the Office of Student Conduct to ensure a fair conduct process at UGA. Members can either serve as Justices or Advisor/Advocates on formal hearings.

Students interested in becoming members of the University Judiciary may submit an application by Monday, September 26, at 4:00 p.m.


2. Announcement: Get a Mentor


3. FACS Career Consultant Corner

Fall semester is in full swing, and it is busy season at the UGA Career Center!

Plug into these exciting upcoming events designed to help you nail down your next big opportunity:


Career & Internship Fair

See a full, updated list of employers attending here.

Want to really make an impression at the fair?

Resume Critique Days

September 15th; 10 AM – 3 PM; Tate Reception Hall

September 20th; 10 AM – 3 PM; Tate Grand Hall

ArchReady: Career Fair Prep Workshop

September 19th; 5-6:30 PM

MLC 248 

How to Prepare for the Fall Career and Internship Fair: Connect Online with Employers

September 20th; 6-7 PM 

Online Venue; Register Here


Careers in Social Services and Counseling Panel


Please note that satellite hours will be cancelled on Tuesday, September 20  – instead, visit me at Resume Critique Day in Tate Student Center, Grand Hall.

Brittany Smith, FACS Career Consultant

bvsmith@uga.edu


4. Internship Opportunity: FACS Legislative Aide

Experience the excitement of legislation in action while earning up to 12 hours of FACS 5905 credit.

The FACS Legislative Aide program is a spring internship opportunity for all juniors and seniors 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.

Complete the application and submit required materials (letter of recommendation, resume) to Sharen Phinney. Once materials are received, an interview will be scheduled with Dean Linda Kirk Fox and the selection committee.

Applications are due by Friday, September 30, 2016.

Apply here


5. Research Opportunity: CURO Research Assistantships for Spring 2017

CURO, UGA’s Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, offers all undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in faculty-mentored research, regardless of discipline, major, or GPA – even students in their first year.

This fall, ten UGA students, six from FACS, have been paired with FACS faculty mentors as part of the CURO Research Assistantship program. Students in this program receive a stipend for semester-long research and will present their findings at the spring symposium.

If you are interested in participating in this program next semester, the Spring 2017 application deadline is Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Please see the CURO Research Assistantship for more information.


6. Volunteer Opportunity: ServeUGA Events

Join ServeUGA in giving back to the community by volunteering at one of our upcoming events! Service is a great way to get to know Athens, make new friends, and explore your interests. And transportation is provided! Register here!


7. Scholarship: YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund

A reminder about the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund opportunity. This is a great opportunity that can lead to future internship and employment within the fashion industry. We had two $5,000 scholarship winners last year. Scholarship winners participate in GALA activities in New York City and meet in person with Industry leaders! Please contact Mr. Greg Vessels with any questions. Following are links to the application and additional information:

How to Apply

Scholarship Criteria

Scholarship Application Checklist

Scholarship Application

Scholarship Timeline

Impact Report

Deadline to submit your application to Mr. Vessels is Friday, October 14! The deadline to upload your case study to FMA is November 1, but you have to submit an application to Mr. Vessels by October 14 to be considered for the scholarship.

Check out these links for more information on the scholarship and past recipients:

School Visit Presentation  

YMA FSF Mission Video 2016   

Also, please like the TMI Facebook page to stay up to date on this scholarship and all the other TMI happenings.


8. Research Study: Interrelationship Between Language and Thought

Participate in a Language Research Study

Dr. Victoria Hasko from the Department of Language and Literacy Education is conducting an experimental research study investigating the interrelationship between language and thought. Dr. Hasko will be recruiting monolingual participants. The research session will last 45-90 minutes and will include computerized decision tasks during which participants' eye movements will be recorded via a remote eye tracker. Participants will receive $10-20 for their participation in the study.

Due to the eye tracking component of study, all participants must be able to read and function without glasses; contact lenses are permitted. Interviews will be held in Aderhold Hall.

Please contact Lei Jiang to sign up for the study and to request further information.


9. Event: MCAT Webinar

The MCAT Exam: What You Need To Know

Learn about the MCAT exam directly from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the developers of the test. They will discuss the exam and how it is organized, scoring, registration and test day logistics, and how you can prepare. At the end, they will have plenty of time to answer any and all questions you might have about the exam.

Wednesday, September 21

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Biology Building, room 404E

Registration is not required.


10. Event: Law School Personal Statement Workshop

Personal Statement Workshop

Learn the do’s and don’ts for a successful law school personal statement.

Thursday, September 22

5:00-6:00 p.m.

MLC, Room 214

Please RSVP to Pamela Tolbert.

Presented by UGA Pre-Law Program


11. FACS Events Pick of the Week!


Social Entrepreneurship Events:


Jim Flannery, Four Athens

Will be speaking about Four Athens and social entrepreneurship endeavors in Athens

9:05-9:55 a.m.

Wednesday, September 21

101 Dawson


Alex Torrey, umano

Will talk about his social enterprise, umano, which has allowed him and his brother, Jonathan, to be successful while helping the community

9:05-9:55 a.m.

Friday, September 23

101 Dawson


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


12. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

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