FACS Connection - April 6, 2018

April 6th, 2018 Author: April Bullard  |  706-542-4847  |  More about April

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

Friday, April 6, 2018

  1. UGA Study Abroad: An Unforgettable Experience
  2. Spring 2018 Dawson Drop-In Hours
  3. UGA Multicultural Services and Programs – Upcoming Events
  4. FACS Career Consultant Corner
  5. FACS Events Pick of the Week!  
  6. Bulldog Basics – Volunteers Needed
  7. Extension Experience Internship Fund Deadline Extended
  8. Volunteer Opportunity – Books For Keeps
  9. School of Social Work – Research Opportunity
  10. FACS Centennial T-Shirts on Sale Now!

1. UGA Study Abroad: An Unforgettable Experience

Commit to Study Abroad! To the risk-takers, adventurers, and explorers. We see you. Study with one of UGA’s three Centers Abroad: UGA Costa Rica, UGA Cortona, and UGA at Oxford. All students earn UGA direct credit, pay in-state tuition, and can apply all existing UGA financial aid and scholarships (i.e. HOPE, Zell Miller, & Pell).


UGA Costa Rica – Fall 2018 application deadline April 13, 2018

UGA Costa Rica’s 155-acre-satellite campus — nestled in the mountainous cloud forest and surrounded by the community of San Luis de Monteverde — is the ideal setting for the Tropical Science Fall Semester Program! On this field-intensive program, students will explore Costa Rica’s natural wonders and enjoy the warmth of its people. Don’t miss your chance to study abroad with our Tropical Science Fall Semester program!

A student works on a sculpture piece in a studio in Cortona, Italy

UGA Cortona – Spring 2019 early application deadline April 20, 2018

Centrally located within the Tuscany region on the crest of Mont S. Egidio overlooking the vast Val di Chiana, Cortona is surrounded by beautiful olive groves, vineyards, rich valley farmland, and immense history. In this idyllic environment, the UGA Cortona - Italy Studies Abroad Program provides a challenging opportunity for the serious student who wishes to combine international travel with an intensive period of studio and classroom work while merging with the lifestyle and culture of a typical Italian community.

Keble College, Oxford

UGA Oxford – Spring 2019 early application deadline April 20, 2018

Experience the beauty and history of an authentic Oxford experience!

With over a hundred classes offered this spring semester, any major can find fascinating courses to enhance their undergraduate experience through UGA at Oxford. Study with Oxford faculty beneath the soaring domes and spires of its incredible and inspiring environment. UGA at Oxford, built on over 25 years’ experience, offers the widest selection of courses in the home of one of the world’s leading universities, with its own distinctively independent academic culture.

2. Spring 2018 Dawson Drop-In Hours


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

3. UGA Multicultural Services and Programs – Upcoming Events

APIDA Leadership Retreat 2018

Dumpling Night with CCLA & ThSA

4. FACS Career Consultant Corner

May 2018 Graduates: Get a Grad Pic with Hairy Dawg!

We will have a cap and gown available, as well as “Just Hired By…” and “Just Accepted By…” signs for your graduation pic with Hairy Dawg. If you’re still searching for a position, you are more than welcome to attend, get your picture, and career resources to assist in your search.

Free UGA photo frames, cookies, and punch for all!

Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers - Statewide Career Fair

April 18, 2018; 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Cobb Galleria

Upcoming Career Center Events

Arch Ready: Career Assessments 101 - Interests

April 10th, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Clark Howell Hall, Multipurpose Room (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. Pre-registration is required on Handshake.

Arch Ready: The Right and Wrong Way to Network

April 10th, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 171

Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

April 10th, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 213

The University of Georgia Career Center will present the American Association of University Women's (AAUW) Start Smart Salary Negotiation workshop on our campus. AAUW’s Start Smart program is designed to empower women with the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate their salary and benefits packages. By learning strategies and practicing effective language, participants gain valuable skills they can use throughout their lives — well beyond their next negotiation. While the AAUW workshop focuses on women, this workshop is open to ALL UGA students. Regardless of your gender, you will find this workshop informative. To register for this event, log in to your Handshake account and visit this link. Space is limited and pre-registration is required on Handshake.

Arch Ready: Career Assessments 102 - Personality

April 11th, 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.  Pre-registration is required on Handshake and the password required for the online assessment will be on the registration page.

5. FACS Events Pick of the Week!


April is Financial Literacy Month. You've money questions! We've got answers. 

Join us at the ASPIRE Clinic for our first-ever "Financial Literacy on the Lawn" It's FREE and open to all UGA students. We'll have freebies, food, & fun plus one-on-one financial help and resources. You don't want to miss it! #GetYourGreen

When:  April 20th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Contact:  Megan Ford  - 706-542-6795

Location:  The Lawn in front of the ASPIRE Clinic at McPhaul Center (202 Carlton St.) 

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. 


7. Extension Experience Internship Fund Deadline Extended

Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students at UGA are encouraged to intern with Cooperative Extension services. The Student Extension Internships/Experience Fund named in honor of Don Bower, HDFS professor and extension specialist emeritus, will now accept applications until

Friday, April 20, 2018. Please review the list below before applying. 

  • Students can be participating in an experiential learning requirement for credit and still be eligible for the award, the plan must be also be approved by their academic advisor.
  • Students must be enrolled in a FACS program at the institutions with FACS programs including ABAC, Fort Valley, and Georgia Southern. Public health and other disciplines such as elementary education unless in a FACS Education program are not eligible.
  • Students can use the $1,000 stipend to pay for any expenses related to their internship in Extension. It can be for project supplies for a FACS program they are teaching, or travel if not reimbursed by county or state.
  • Students need two letters of recommendation, one from their academic advisor and another from the Extension Professional supervising their internship. The student experience can be with a FACS 4-H program.

More information about the Extension Experience Internship Fund can be found here

8. Volunteer Opportunity – Books for Keeps

Books for Keeps (BFK) is getting ready for their biggest distributions ever- 18 schools, almost 8,000 students, and over 94,000 books! Students are invited to sign up for a shift at distributions. Books for Keeps wants to make sure you have the opportunity to experience the magic of book distributions! This year, BFK is using the platform GivePulse to sign up volunteers. You can view every school and the volunteer shifts we have scheduled on our GivePulse page. You will not need to create a profile to sign up for a shift, just your name and email will be sufficient. After you have registered, you will receive email updates as your shift approaches. If you have any issues signing up for a shift, please contact the program manager, Louis Crow. Thank you for supporting Books for Keeps, and we hope to see you at distributions!

9. School of Social Work – Research Opportunity

Any UGA student who is 18 or older is invited to participate in an IRB-approved survey conducted by a graduate student in the School of Social Work. The purpose of the survey is to examine student attitudes towards Muslims and Islam and understand any factors that may contribute to Islamophobia. It’s estimated that completion of the survey will take approximately 10 minutes, but that will vary on a participant’s response time. If anyone has any questions or concerns they can contact Natasha LaBalle. Interested participants can access the survey here.

10. FACS Centennial T-Shirts on Sale Now!

One-of-a-kind FACS Centennial shirts will be available to order until April 16th. T-shirts are $25 and can be ordered online here. A portion of the sales will go toward FACS Alumni Scholarships!


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