FACS Connection Special Edition - FACS Week

October 13th, 2017 Author: April Bullard  |  706-542-4847  |  More about April

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

Friday, October 13, 2017

Special Edition:  FACS Week

  1.  3rd Annual FACS Week – October 14-20, 2017

  2.  October14th – Homecoming Tailgate 2017

  3.  October 16th – Step into Success Open House  

  4.  October 16th – HDFS Speaker, Dr. Carolynn DeSandre

  5.  October 17th – Job Search Professionalism: From Clothing to Communication

  6.  October. 18th – Direct Selling as a Business Opportunity

  7.  October 18th – Role of Hypoxia inducible factor – 1alpha in Vitamin B1 deficiency associated Neurodegeneration

  8.  October 19th – Dogs with the Dean

  9.  October 19th – Learn. Grow. Go. Showcase

10.  FACS Career Consultant Corner

11.  CSR and Entrepreneurship in Direct Selling Panel Discussion  

12.  AAFCS Funding and Recognition

13.  London Study Abroad Programs

14.  Student Dietetic Association Panel

15.  FACS Legislative Aide Internship Opportunity


1.  3rd Annual FACS Week – October 14-20, 2017

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences will host the third annual FACS Week, the signature event of the college that celebrates communities, academic excellence and the future of families, October 14-20, 2017. Enjoy this special edition of FACS Connection and read on for more information about FACS Week Events!


2. October 14th – 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!

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #facsweek while attending any of the FACS events!

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3. October 16th – Step into Success Open House

To kick off FACS Week, stop by the Student Success and Advising Center in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences to meet our staff and student leaders. Learn how we support your success! Feel free to share with classmates who might be interested in changing to a FACS major, too.

RSVP to success@uga.edu today! Light refreshments will be served.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #facsweek while attending any of the FACS events!

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4. October 16th – HDFS Guest Speaker, Dr. Carolyn DeSandre

Dr. Carolynn DeSandre will speak to students in HDFS 4810/6810: Hospitalized Child and Family, on Monday, Oct. 16th as a FACS Week guest speaker. Dr. DeSandre is an HDFS alumna with an area of interest in chronic disease development and management in families.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #facsweek while attending any of the FACS events!

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5. October 17th – Job Search Professionalism: From Clothing to Communication

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During your job search, employers are paying attention to the professionalism you display in everything from your clothing to your communication style. Attend this workshop to learn how to make a positive and professional impression.  

Date: Tuesday, October 17th

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Dawson Hall , Room 208

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #facsweek while attending any of the FACS events!

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6. October 18th – Direct Selling as a Business Opportunity

Join us for multiple sessions on a variety of topics relating to direct selling! For a listing of all the direct selling events, times, and locations, click here.

Date: Wednesday, October 18th

Session Times: Refer to Direct Selling Events Chart

Session Locations: Dawson Hall

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #facsweek while attending any of the FACS events!

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7. October 18th – FDN Seminar:  Role of Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1alpha in Vitamin B1 deficiency associated Neurodegeneration

Dr. Jason Zastre, Associate Professor in the UGA College of Pharmacy, will present the FDN Seminar “Role of Hypoxia inducible factor-1alpha in Vitamin B1 deficiency associated Neurodegeneration” on October 18th. Dr. Zastre’s research interests are related to the impact of vitamin B1 supplementation on cancer progression. Lunch will follow the seminar.

Date: Wednesday, October 18th

Time: 11:15 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

Location: Dawson Hall, Room 310

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #facsweek while attending any of the FACS events!

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Twitter- @FACSUGA


8. October 19th – Dogs with the Dean

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Stop by to chat with Dean Fox and pick up a hot dog!

Date: Thursday, October 19th 

Time: 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Pou’s Pillars (in front of Dawson Hall)

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #facsweek while attending any of the FACS events!

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Twitter- @FACSUGA


9. October 19th – Learn. Grow. Go. Showcase

       

           

New to FACS? Interested in learning about opportunities within the college? Attend the Learn. Grow. Go Showcase on Thursday, October 19th, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Dawson Hall. Come out and learn about scholarships, study away opportunities, research opportunities, service learning, internships, and other ways to get involved within FACS.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #facsweek while attending any of the FACS events!

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Twitter- @FACSUGA


10. FACS Career Consultant Corner

Are you interested in Business? This semester’s FACSploration Trip is focused on careers in Business for FACS Majors!

Application deadline extended to October 15th at 9:00 p.m.  Apply here.

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Upcoming Career Center Events

Arch Ready: Applying to Graduate School

October 16th, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Dawson Hall, Room 150

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

International Students: Job Search Panel

October 16th, 4:30-6:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 171

Attend this workshop to hear from UGA alumni who have successfully obtained jobs in the U.S. on OPT, CPT, Academic Training, or H-1B visas.

Arch Ready: Career Assessments 101: Interests

October 17th, 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. In order to attend this workshop, you will need to take a free online interest assessment (available here). This workshop is limited to 25 people per session and pre-registration on Handshake is required

Arch Ready: Leveraging LinkedIn

October 17th, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 150

Join us for this interactive session where you will understand how to utilize common features (such as the LinkedIn Newsfeed), understand how to utilize LinkedIn for career research (Reverse career pathing, finding companies, etc.) and understand how to network proactively on LinkedIn (Find Alumni Tool, Advanced Search, tips for messaging contacts, etc.). 

LGBTQ: Job Searching

October 18th, 11:30-12:30 p.m., Tate Student Center, Room 143

This workshop will help you develop more concrete job search skills and provide a space to discuss the intersections between one’s identity as LGBTQ and the job search process. This session specifically focuses on how to identify LGBTQ-supporting companies and tips for job searching.

Webinar: Setting Yourself Apart During Your Job Search, Regardless of Your Age!

October 18th, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Online

Currently, there are five generations in the workplace and each generation is associated with positive and negative stereotypes. Learning how to make an impact, regardless of your age is what puts you ahead of the pack! The three biggest challenges people face during their job search will be explored. This is designed to help you take months (or even years) off of your job search!

Arch Ready: Career Assessments 102: Personality Type

October 18th, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Clark Howell Hall, Multipurpose 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 (available here). The password will be on the Handshake registration page. This workshop is limited to 25 people per session and pre-registration on Handshake is required

Arch Ready: Resume and Cover Letter Writing

October 18th, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 150

Join us for this interactive resume and cover letter presentation where you will leave with the ability to format a professional resume and cover letter, tailor a resume and cover letter to specific employers, industries, and jobs, and learn how to articulate your skills and experiences on a resume and cover letter.

OT/PT/PA Alumni Panel

October 18th, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Ramsey Student Center, Room 205

Join us as we learn about current trends in the fields of OT/PT/PA. Network with alumni and discover multiple areas of interest in the healthcare field. 

Generation Startup – Film Screening

October 18th, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tate Student Center Theatre

Join us in the Tate Theatre to view the film, Generation Startup, followed by a short discussion of key takeaways. GENERATION STARTUP takes us to the front lines of entrepreneurship in America, capturing the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit. 

Arch Ready: Social Media and the Job Search

October 19th, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 150

We all use social media, but not everyone uses it for their career. Come to this workshop to learn how these platforms can be a useful professional tool for you. 

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


11. Corporate Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship in Direct Selling Panel Discussion


12. AAFCS Funding and Recognition

 


13. London Study Abroad Programs

 


14. Northeast Georgia Dietetic Association Discussion Panel

The Student Dietetic Association (SDA) will host a panel discussion next Wednesday October 18th, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 116 Dawson Hall, with members of the Northeast Georgia Dietetic Association (NEGDA). Our speakers will cover various fields of dietetics, including clinical nutrition, school nutrition, sports nutrition, private dietetic practice, and more! Speakers will include EC Henley, Laurel Sanville, Jennifer Fleming, Julie Knight-Brown, Jessica Ebert, Katie Potts, and Maria Breen. This meeting will be an interactive panel, so please come with questions!

For event details and questions contact Ayshia Ranjitsingh.


15. FACS Legislative Aide Internship Opportunity

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 success@uga.edu.  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 success@uga.edu or stop by the Student Success and Advising Center!


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