FACS Connection - April 7, 2017

April 10th, 2017 Author: Jasmine Beckett  |  7065424847  |  More about Jasmine

Friday, April 7, 2017

1.Announcement: FACS Convocation Registration

2.Announcement: Summer Classes

3.Upcoming Event: Entrepreneur Competition

4.Scholarship: Fulbright Program Information Sessions

5.Learning Opportunity: Student Success Workshops

6.Career Opportunity: Teach For America Applications

7.Leadership Opportunity: Leadership UGA Cohort Applications

8.Networking Opportunity: Majors & Careers in Food & Nutrition Meetup

9.Informational Meeting: Health Psychology

10. Career Corner: Upcoming Events and Arch Ready Programs

11. FACS Pick of the Week!

1. Announcement: FACS Convocation Registration

Calling all 2017 Spring and Summer Graduates!

The FACS Convocation is a more personal ceremony for all graduation candidates of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. It will be held at The Classic Center on Mar 5th at 3:00pm.

The event is free, but registration is required. If you’d like to attend and be recognized in the ceremony, be sure to register by April 28. Click on the image above to register.

2. Announcement: Summer Classes

Do you still need to fulfil your cultural diversity requirement?

There are spots open in Diversity in Human Development and Family Systems/HDFS 4330 this summer! This course will be a Thru Session M-F 2:00-3:15.

If you have not completed HDFS 2100, contact Julie Patterson to have this prerequisite waived. You can register for the course on Athena.

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3. Upcoming Event: Entrepreneur Competition

The 8 finalists in the Entrepreneur Competition will be pitching their projects on Wednesday, April 12th at 4:30pm at Hotel Indigo in the Rialto Room.

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4. Scholarship: Fulbright Program Information Sessions

Are you interested in pursuing a Fulbright grant for a year-long independent research, study, creative pursuits, or an English Teaching Assistantship abroad? Come to a Fulbright information session this spring!

The 2018-2019 Fulbright competition opened April 3, 2017 and the campus deadline is August 31, 2017. The competition is open to U.S. citizens who will have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree completed by spring 2018.

Come to one of these information sessions:


Tuesday, April 11, 12:30-1:20pm, 102 Moore College

Wednesday, April 19 3:30-4:30pm, 102 Moore College


Friday, April 14, 12:20-1:10p,, 102 Moore College


Friday, April 14, 3:30-4:30pm, 116 Moore College (general overview)

Tuesday. April 18, 12:00-1:30pm, 116 Moore College (advice on developing a proposal)

Pizza and drinks will be serve at the lunchtime sessions.

For more information, contact Maria de Rocher, the campus U.S. Student Fulbright Program Adviser. If you can’t attend an information session but are interested in apply for a Fulbright during the 2018-2019 competition, please be sure to contact Ms. De Rocher this spring or early summer.

Click on the image above to learn more.

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5. Learning Opportunity: Student Success Workshops

Preparing for Terry; The ETS Exam (Practical Strategies Workshop)

As pre-business students transition to UGA, our study strategies specialists provide guidance on taking the ETS Proficiency Profile entrance exam. Students will learn test-taking strategies specific for this exam.

Monday, April 10th 11:15am, Milledge Hall Room 115

Communication with UGA Faculty (Practical Strategies Workshop)

Students will learn how to appropriately engage with UGA faculty before, during, and after class, during office hours and via written communication.

Thursday, April 13th 12:30pm, Milledge Hall Room 115

Studying in Groups (Active Learning Lab)

This workshop will help students learn how to leverage group study strategies as they seek to master the material and prepare for final exams. Students will learn how to utilize the strengths of others and groups help compensate for individual members’ weaknesses. Students will learn the “do’s” and “don’ts” of how to study in groups.

Monday, April 17th 11:15am, Milledge Hall Room 115

Time Management in the Space of Preparing for Final Exams

In this workshop, students will learn how to best manage multiple commitments, classes, and responsibilities i.e. time and priorities in preparation for final exams.

Thursday, April 20th 11:00am and 12:30pm, Milledge Hall 115

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6. Career Opportunity: Teach for America Applications

Are you interested in challenging yourself in an impact-driven career? Putting your talents to work to disrupt inequity and create opportunity? Joining a powerful network of over 50,000 alumni from all backgrounds and sectors?

Even if you’re not graduating until next year, you can apply early decision to Teach for America and be part of a diverse force taking on the fight of our time.

What does 2018 have in store for you? Apply early decision to the 2018 corps today.

All majors accepted. Full salary and benefits. Federal student loans deferred. 50,000+ alumni network.

FINAL Early Decision Application Deadline for the 2018 corps is Friday, April 21, 2017.

To learn more about Teach for America, click the image above.

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7. Leadership Opportunity: Leadership UGA Cohort Applications

Leadership UGA is a selective program that provides students a unique opportunity to interact with leaders across the state of Georgia, while being able to learn about and support efforts to create positive change in the Athens community. Participants meet monthly starting in September and continuing through April. During the fall, program coordinators will work with you to secure an internship experience for the spring semester in Athens with either a local non-profit, local city government, or an on-campus office devoted to fostering social change.

Click the image to apply.

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8. Networking Opportunity: Majors and Careers in Food & Nutrition Meetup

This event is eligible for credit as part of the Arch Ready Professionalism Certificate, and will include information about various majors at UGA related to food and nutrition including Nutritional Sciences, Consumer Foods, Dietetics, Food Science & Technology, and Health Promotion. It will also include insight from and time to network with the following professionals:

Director of Food & Beverage, Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel

Senior Product Development Technologist, Zaxby’s Franchising LLC

Community Agriculture Program Director, Athens Land Trust

Local Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Licenses Dietitian, & Certified Diabetes Educator

FACS Agents, UGA Extension – Fulton County and Morgan/Oconee County

Additionally, related student organizations will be providing information on how to pursue interests in food and nutrition here on campus.

This event will be in Dawson Room 116 on Tuesday, April 11th from 5:00-6:30pm

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9. Information Meeting: Health Psychology

Please join the Health Psychology students of University of Georgia as we discuss several topics about Health Psychology.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • What is Health Psychology
  • How to become a Health Psychologist
  • Application of Health Psychology
  • Internship/Dissertation Experience
  • Q&A

There will be food and gifts!

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10. Career Corner: Upcoming Events and Arch Ready Programs

Upcoming Career Center Events

UGA May Graduates Celebrate with Hairy Dawg

Date: April 10th and 11th

Time: 11:30am-2:00pm

Location: Tate Plaza

What are you doing after graduation? Come celebrate with Hairy Dawg! Whether you were ‘just hired by’ an employer or ‘just accepted by’ a graduate school, come celebrate your success with the UGA Career Center and Hairy Dawg! You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy free cookies and punch, a photo with Hairy Dawg, and an Arch Ready Lapel Pin.

Arch Ready: “I Got a Better Offer…Now What?”

Date: April 10th

Time: 5:30pm until 6:30pm

Location: Miller Learning Center Room 148

As you navigate the job search process and make good impressions on employers, you may find yourself in the difficult situation of receiving multiple offers, and having to decide which is better for you. This workshop will address the process of evaluating and comparing job offers, and how to professionally respond to employers if you are faced with this situation.

Arch Ready: Applying to Graduate School

Date: April 11th

Time: Miller Learning Center Room 148

Location: Miller Learning Center Room 148

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 timelines, and key questions to ask yourself (and potential graduate programs) throughout the application process.

Personal Statement Writing Lab

Date: April 11th

Time: 4:00pm until 5:00pm

Location: Miller Learning Center Room 269

If you're applying to medical school, dental school, or any health profession school during the 2018 application cycle, it's time to start thinking about writing your personal statement. In this small group session, we'll discuss what admissions committees look for in personal statements and go over techniques to improve your writing skills. Please bring your laptop and be ready to write. Attendance is limited to 30 students, and pre-registration is required via Handshake.

Arch Ready: Backpack to Briefcase

Date: April 12th

Time: 5:00pm until 6:00pm

Location: Miller Learning Center Room 148

A program for students to learn the differences between college and work environments while exploring ways to successfully navigate generational work differences & styles.  Students will also learn how to create an appropriate work wardrobe on a 'college' budget while learning tactics to ease the transition from college to the professional world.

After attending this program, students will be able to: 

1. Identify and articulate the differences and similarities between the college environment and the work environment

2. Identify strategies to successfully begin your professional career

3. Identify tips and resources to help transition into living in "the real world"

Arch Ready: Careers in Creative Communications

Date: April 13th

Time: 5:00pm until 6:30pm

Location: Miller Learning Center Room 102

Come to this panel event to learn more about creative roles in the communications industry. We'll discuss types of opportunities and potential career paths, the interview processes for these roles and common challenges that new professionals face.

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11. FACS Pick of the Week!

Be sure to stop by the student-run Couture a la Cart on Tuesdays from 1-4 at Dawson hall and Fridays from 1-4 at the Arch

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