FACS Connection - September 29, 2017

October 9th, 2017 Author: April Bullard  |  706-542-4847  |  More about April

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

Friday, September 29, 2017

  1. Dawson Drop-ins
  2. Internship Opportunity – SSAC Internship
  3. FACS Career Consultant Corner
  4. UGA Entrepreneurship Certificate Program  
  5. FACS Events Pick of the Week!  
  6. Bulldog Basics – Volunteers Needed
  7. 2018 Orientation Leader Positions
  8. MFA in Acting: Auditions/Interviews for Program
  9. Multicultural Services and Programs Events
  10. Georgia Conflict Center Silent Auction – Volunteers Needed
  11. ServeUGA: Hands on Athens
  12. FACS Week: Homecoming Tailgate 2017
  13. Little Lives Matter
  14. DICAS Workshop  
  15. Win Georgia vs. Florida Football Tickets!
  16. Grad School Options in Helping Fields Panel
  17. Learning Opportunity: Interdisciplinary Certificate in Sustainability

1. Dawson Drop-ins

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Do you have a few quick questions? Come to Dawson Drop-ins in 112 Dawson Hall with no appointment needed!


2. Internship Opportunity – SSAC Internship

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The Student Success and Advising Center (SSAC) is seeking interns for the spring and summer. If you're looking to gain experience in the areas of Business, Higher Education, Student Affairs, and Project Management, this internship is for you! Click the graphic for more information and to apply. 


3. FACS Career Consultant Corner

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Interested in a career in business? This semester’s FACSploration Trip is focused on Careers in Business for FACS Majors!

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Looking to learn more about a career field? Looking for a foot in the door?

Participate in the UGA Career Center’s Intern for a Day program!

The Career Center partners with employers in Atlanta and Athens to provide a job shadow opportunity to match your career interest. Students who participate are able to build their resume, explore a career and network with professionals.

Attend this information session to learn more about the Intern for a Day Program!

Information Session Dates:

September 27th, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 102

September 28th, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 248

October 2nd, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 171

October 3rd, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 102

Upcoming Career Center Events

Instagram Live: First and Second Year Programs

October 3rd, 1:00-1:30 p.m., Instagram @UGACareerCenter

We're going LIVE on Instagram to share details on all of our excellent programs, services and resources for First and Second Year students at UGA!

Arch Ready: Career Assessments 101: Interests

October 3rd, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Clark Howell Hall Multipurpose Room (246)

 In this interactive workshop, you will learn about your interests and how they relate to majors and careers. Pre-registration is required: https://uga.joinhandshake.com/events/67967

Arch Ready: Writing a Personal Statement

October 3rd, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center Rm. 171

Attend this session for tips on creating a personal statement that leaves a positive, lasting impression for a graduate/professional school or an undergraduate program. 

Arch Ready: Graduate School Options in Helping Fields Panel

October 3rd, 5:15-6:45 p.m., Dawson Hall Rm. 116

The number of career and graduate school options in helping fields can be overwhelming. Hear from a panel of helping professionals about their roles and the various pathways that got them there. Panelists went through the following graduate programs: Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, Higher Education, Nonprofit Management, School Counseling, and Community Counseling. Panelists are currently working in clinical counseling coordination, DFCS, student support services, nonprofit development, school counseling, and private counseling practice.

Career Assessments 102: Personality Type

October 4th, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Clark Howell Hall Multipurpose Room (246)

In this interactive workshop, you will learn about your personality and how this relates to majors and careers. Pre-registration is required: https://uga.joinhandshake.com/events/68003

Arch Ready: Managing Multiple Offers

October 4th, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center Rm. 150

This workshop will help you understand: what aspects to consider when you have multiple offers on the table, how your values are an important part of this process, and how to professionally respond to employers if you are faced with this situation. 

For questions about Career Center sponsored events, please contact your FACS Career Consultant, Brittany Smith.


4. UGA Entrepreneurship Certificate Program

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The UGA Entrepreneurship Certificate Program prepares students to become successful and dynamic entrepreneurs in private, public and non-profit sectors. It is also an invaluable learning opportunity for those interested in working for a startup or non-profit, or pursuing investment banking and angel funding. The certificate is open to UGA undergraduate students from any major and provides an in-depth look at what it takes to develop an idea into a successful venture including how to build an effective team and secure funding.

Click here for more information and for how to apply!


5. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

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FDN Seminar: “Food addiction” by Carolina Cawthon

Carolina Cawthon, a PhD/DI student in the UGA Department of Foods and Nutrition will present today's seminar on food addiction. Carolina is conducting her research in the Gastrointestinal Neurophysiology Lab under the direction of Dr. Claire de La Serre.

Date: October 4th  

Time: 11:15 a.m. -12:05 p.m.

Location: Dawson Hall, Room 310

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


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. 2018 Orientation Leader Applications

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Orientation Leaders (OLs), play a major role in the official beginning to a student’s college career. These students will serve as role models, counselors, and leaders to first-year and transfer students at UGA. This dynamic group of students will welcome over 20,000 students and family members to campus during their tenure as an OL. Students in this position not only have a positive impact on the lives of the incoming students but they are challenged to develop their leadership skills and grow as a campus leader. Click here to learn more about the criteria for becoming an orientation leader.


8. MFA in Acting: Auditions/Interviews for Program

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The Department of Theatre and Film Studies at UGA will be holding on-site auditions and interviews for its MFA Acting Program on the campus on the following dates:

Oct 7th: 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Performance: Animal Farm, 8:00 p.m.
Nov 5th: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Performance: Cabaret, matinee, 2:30 p.m.
Feb 24th: 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Performance: Detroit, 8:00 p.m.

The day’s schedule will include a reception and orientation, workshop in acting/movement/voice, dinner in downtown Athens, private auditions and interviews by appointment, a tour of the facility and campus and a Q & A session.


9. Multicultural Service and Programs Events

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10. Georgia Conflict Center Silent Auction – Volunteers Needed

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The Georgia Conflict Center will be putting on their 2017 Annual Silent Auction: Pickin' for Peace on October 15th. This auction will help raise money for the Georgia Conflict Center but we need help to make this happen! Volunteer opportunities include picking up auction donations, selling tickets, putting up posters, giving out flyers and helping on the day of the auction. To register and get more information click here.


11. ServeUGA: Hands on Athens

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Join ServeUGA this semester for volunteering opportunities with Hands on Athens, which works to repair and revitalize historic Athens homes of low-income residents.

For questions about this opportunity, please contact any of the following Service Ambassadors: Elizabeth Griffin, Ashley Alvarez

Date: Sept 30th

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Tate Student Center

Register here!


12. FACS Week Homecoming Tailgate 2017

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100 Days to Centennial Kickoff!

Join the fun as we celebrate UGA Homecoming, the start of FACS Week, and begin the 100 days countdown to the start of the FACS centennial year! Along with networking and reminiscing with the FACS community, you can enjoy a fun photo booth and play games with friends. A UGA Spirit Squad is also scheduled to stop by the event. A delicious tailgate meal will be available to purchase for $25. Also, a limited number of tailgate/football ticket packages are available for purchase. Click here for more information.

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


13. Little Lives Matter

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Little Lives Matter, a UGA Child Life Organization will be having their second meeting of the year on Tuesday, October 3rd. The meeting will have Dr. Bales as their guest speaker. Dr. Bales will give more information about the Double Dawg program as well as to answer any questions. Everyone is welcome, whether you are interested in child life or not. For additional information contact the Service and Education Director, Emily Reynolds.


14. DICAS Workshop

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The Student Dietetic Association (SDA) is hosting a DICAS workshop next Wednesday, October 4, at 5pm in Dawson Hall Rm. 116. We encourage all dietetics students to attend whether you’re applying or not applying to dietetic internships! Our speakers will be providing valuable information about their personal experiences with the internship process and placement, developing resumes and personal statements, deadlines for application submission, the Double Dawgs program, and more! Speakers will include Dr. Emma Laing, Donna Holcomb, Brittany Smith, Christine Swearingen, and Lianni Maldonado. Please bring your resume to the workshop!

For additional information please contact Ayshia Ranjitsingh.


15. Win Georgia vs. Florida Football Tickets

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Do you have an internship or part-time job?

If so, you could WIN 2 tickets to the Georgia vs. Florida football game on October 28th. 
Simply fill out our Part-time Job and Internship Survey to enter.

Filling out the survey assists the UGA Career Center source part-time employment and internships for UGA students.

Thank you for completing the survey!
Deadline: Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 at Noon


16. Grad School Options in Helping Fields Panel

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Arch Ready: Graduate School Options in Helping Fields Panel
October 3rd; 5:15-6:45 PM; Dawson Hall, Room 116

The number of career and graduate school options in helping fields can be overwhelming! Hear from a panel of helping professionals about their roles and the various pathways that got them there. Panelists went through the following graduate programs: Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, Higher Education, Nonprofit Management, School Counseling, and Community Counseling. Panelists are currently working in clinical counseling coordination, DFCS, student support services, nonprofit development, school counseling, and private counseling practice.

This panel is part of the UGA Career Center's Arch Ready Professionalism Certificate series of programming.


17. Learning Opportunity: Interdisciplinary Certificate in Sustainability

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The Sustainability Certificate equips students with the skills to make significant, systemic changes in their communities, paving the way for a more sustainable future. Through the process of obtaining the certificate, students gain knowledge about the myriad of issues pertaining to sustainability, achieve enlightened perspectives about what sustainability means for individuals, communities, and the world, and acquire experience applying this understanding to meaningful, real-world situations.

The Sustainability Certificate is a 17-hour program that requires students to take a three-hour anchor course, one three-hour course under each sphere of sustainability, two one-hour seminars, as well as complete a three-hour capstone project. 

The certificate is now offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. For complete details or to apply online please visit our website.


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