FACS Connection - August 14, 2015

August 14th, 2015 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. News: Course Overrides and POD’s
  2. News: Career Center helps FACS students land dream jobs
  3. News: All Arts Card
  4. Research Opportunity: CURO Research Assistantship
  5. Internship Opportunity: YogaSprouts
  6. Job Opportunity: Cheeky Peach
  7. Scholarship: BFSO Founders Award
  8. Competition: Forbes Under 30 $1M Change the World
  9. Competition: Fashion Crowd Challenge
  10. Event: UGA Student Employment Fair
  11. Event: Fall Transfer Student Welcome
  12. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

1. News: Course Overrides and POD’s

Attention All Students:

Please note there has been a change in the processing of overrides and POD’s for FACS courses.  FACS courses include the prefixes FACS, FDNS, FHCE, HDFS, and TXMI.  If you need an override, such as prerequisite, capacity, or permission of major, to enroll in one of our courses, contact your academic advisor.  If you will be taking a directed study, seminar, internship, or other restricted class that requires a POD, see your department’s main office for the necessary forms.  These forms will no longer be available or processed in 112 Dawson.



Main Office


Foods and Nutrition

280 Dawson


Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

213 Dawson


Human Development and Family Science

123 Dawson


Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

321 Dawson

2. News: Career Center helps FACS students land dream jobs

August 7th, 2015

Author: Ivy Odom

The UGA Career Center and FACS offer a wide range of resources to help students land their dream job after graduation.

“We can help students regardless of where they are in their career development,” said Brittany Kinard, FACS career consultant.

The Career Center offers personality assessments and one-on-one appointments that can help students decide on a major, or if students are already decided on a major, they can help students explore careers within that major. 

Services the Career Center offers include resumé critiques, mock interviews, career fairs, job shadowing experiences and more.

“My favorite part about working in the Career Center is that we have something to help every student regardless of what year they are,” Kinard said.

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3. News: All Arts Card

The UGA Arts Council has introduced the “All Arts Card” for students.

For $99, the card gives students admission to more than 60 concerts and plays with a full ticket price value of more than $2,000. The All Arts Card includes admission to performances at the UGA Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Department of Theatre and Film Studies, and Department of Dance during the 2015-2016 academic year.

To order, go to the UGA Performing Arts Center website and click on the student tab.

Many additional UGA Arts events are free to all students, including admission to the Georgia Museum of Art and galleries at Lamar Dodd School of Art, various events from The Georgia Review, UGA Press, Special Collections Libraries, and more.

Go to The Arts at UGA to sign up for a monthly preview of events or follow UGA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information on events year-round.

4. Research Opportunity: CURO Research Assistantship

The Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) Assistantship Program has been funded for the 2015-2016 academic year.  CURO will provide $1,000 stipends to outstanding undergraduate students to encourage participation in faculty-mentored research.  These assistantships are one-semester, non-renewable for either Fall 2015 or Spring 2016.  All CURO research assistants will be required to present at the spring CURO Symposium.  Participating students may also register for course credit.  Participation in the symposium is open to all undergraduate students, regardless of Honors status, major, or selection as a CURO research assistant.

Applications for the CURO Assistantship are due Wednesday, August 19.  For more information and to apply, see FACS Undergraduate Research.

5. Internship Opportunity: YogaSprouts


Do you still need an internship for fall semester?  Are you looking for a new place to volunteer?  YogaSprouts is currently accepting volunteers and interns for the fall!

Founded by Rachel Greb, YogaSprouts is a locally owned business that offers personalized, one-of-a-kind yoga lessons geared towards children and young adults.  The goal at YogaSprouts is to help all kids grow.  They use yoga's discipline and relaxation methods to help children develop physical strength and flexibility, improve concentration, reduce hyperactivity, and increase cognitive and motor skills.  In addition to YogaSprouts, Rachel has co-founded an organization called Strong Girls.  Strong Girls focuses on empowering young girls to fully understand their worth.  Throughout the year, Strong Girls hosts many workshops that focus on a variety of topics such as bullying, building confidence, and letting go of perfection.

As an intern, some of your responsibilities would include aiding in yoga lessons and Strong Girls workshops, managing social media accounts, attending private sessions, teaching your own classes, and much more!  You are welcome to contact current interns Meredith Lee and Jazmin Mullen to hear about their experiences.

If you are interested in this opportunity or have any questions, please contact Rachel Greb.

6. Job Opportunity: Cheeky Peach


Cheeky Peach is hiring for the following positions:


Do you operate at your prime when your calendar is jammed packed?  Are your art projects as cool as your perfect A in Calculus?  Are you personable, yet never miss a detail?  Behind the scenes at Cheeky Peach, we need an organized leader with tons of great energy to receive incoming inventory and package web orders.  You will provide our Peaches a personal online shopping experience while assisting with inventory management and merchandising.  Gain Merchandising, Communication, and Logistics experience.  If you think you’re the next member of our Peach Crew, send your resume and application to manager@shopcheekypeach.com.


Our Social Media Coordinator will oversee the implementation of marketing strategies on all social media accounts.  This position will be responsible for timing, posting, and development of social campaigns.  Candidate will present innovative social marketing ideas to Management and track campaign success.  Organization, time management, and flexibility in a fast paced retail environment are key to success.  Some social media marketing experience required and must be able to work 40 hours per week.  Please email resume and cover letter to marketing@shopcheekypeach.com Adding social handles is a must!


Is your closet, apartment decor, workout plan, and newly famous cookie recipe all straight off a Pinterest board?  Do you love organizing your Pin Boards?  Are you constantly finding new blogs to follow, DIY projects, and more? Cheeky Peach is looking for a Pinterest Intern who is ready to add strategy to your Pinning!  You’ll work with the Creative and Social Media teams to carefully curate boards that your BFF’s will be repinning in no time!  Awesome opportunity for Advertising or Marketing majors with flexible hours!  Send cover letter and resume to marketing@shopcheekypeach.com.


Do you love your Sorority Sisters almost as much as you love Cheeky Peach?  Then you could be our girl!  The Sorority Liaison coordinates in-store parties, in-house events, and spreads the word about The Peach.  Wish we would do something special for your chapter?  We love new ideas!  Must be an active member of a UGA Sorority, organized, be able to multitask like a champ, and serve as the hostess with the mostess!  Great experience for Public Relations, Marketing, and Communications majors.  Send cover letter and resume to marketing@shopcheekypeach.com.


Do you find yourself wasting hours on Instagram?  Are you pro at iPhone photography?  Know all the filters by heart?  Have the best #hashtags?  This could be the job for you!   If you are creative person who is ready to show the world Cheeky Peach through Instagram, please send resume and cover letter to marketing@shopcheekypeach.com Don’t forget to add your Instagram handle to your email!


Are you master of Adobe Creative Suites? Love design? Is creativity second nature? Then apply to be our Graphic Design Intern. We are looking for a creative go-getter with flexible hours. Get a chance to expand your portfolio while working in a fun and fast paced environment. Graphic design experience and skills is a must, and be comfortable working in Photoshop and/or Illustrator. Great experience for graphic design and advertising majors. Send resume, cover letter and creative samples to creative@shopcheekypeach.com.


Do you feel most at home behind a camera? Feel comfortable posing models? Want the chance to photograph fashion? Then this could be the job for you. We are looking for creative, hard-working photographers to join our team. We are looking for photographers with flexible hours who aren’t afraid to take initiative and who are confident behind a camera. Photography experience is a must. Great experience for photography majors. Send resume, cover letter and creative samples to creative@shopcheekypeach.com.


Have you always dreamed of being the next Olivia Palermo? Do you read fashion blogs religiously? Eat, Sleep and Breathe style? Have a million ideas that you’d love the opportunity to create? Then apply to be our Cheeky Blog Coordinator. We are looking for an “idea girl”. The girl who can develop brilliant, one-of-a-kind, creative content and work with our creative team to implement it. This girl is a go-getter who isn’t afraid to take charge. The Blog Coordinator must possess creative writing and organizational skills. Photography and graphic design skills are a plus but not required. Great experience for journalism, fashion merchandising and communications majors. Send resume, cover letter and creative sample to marketing@shopcheekypeach.com.

7. Scholarship: BFSO Founders Award

The UGA Black Faculty and Staff Organization (BFSO) is currently accepting applications for the 2015 BFSO Founders Award Scholarship.  One undergraduate, graduate, and professional level book scholarship will be awarded.  In total, three scholarships will be awarded.

Applicants must demonstrate impactful leadership towards service in the African American community.  Undergraduate and professional applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, must have earned a minimum of 30 credit hours at the University of Georgia, and must be registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours in fall 2015 semester.  Graduate applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, must have earned a minimum of 18 credit hours at the University of Georgia, and must be registered for a minimum of 9 credit hours in fall 2015 semester.

Download application here.  Deadline is Friday, September 4.

For more information, please contact: Deborah Elder at dlstrong@uga.edu or 706-542-7306 or Ricky Roberts at rickyrob@uga.edu or 706-372-3161.

8. Competition: Forbes Under 30 $1M Change the World

Attention FACS Entrepreneurs:

The Forbes Under 30 $1 Million Change the World Competition is the largest ever for young social entrepreneurs.

Five or six finalists, selected from the complete pool of competitors, will receive a cash award of $100,000 USD. They will then compete on-stage at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia on October 6, 2015 in front of 2,000 world-class mentors and the best young entrepreneurs and game-changers in the world, as culled from the Forbes 30 Under 30 lists.

The overall winner will receive at least $400,000 USD in additional cash and in-kind support, bringing their award total to at least $500,000 USD, and the overall award total to $1,000,000 USD.

The competition calls on social entrepreneurs with disruptive and scalable ideas with the potential to change the world. It is open to both nonprofit and for-profit enterprises. This is not a business plan competition – organizations or companies must already be in operation and the prize money should be utilized to accelerate the most promising ideas.

All submissions must be submitted on HeroX. Applications will be screened by the Wharton Social Impact Initiative of the University of Pennsylvania. The finalists will be announced in early September, before competing on the main stage at the Forbes Under 30 Summit on October 6.

The submission deadline is Wednesday, August 26.

9. Competition: Fashion Crowd Challenge


Attention FACS Aspiring Fashion Designers:

A new fashion competition will be hosted by the Fashion Crowd Challenge (FCC) in October 2015 throughout the world. The FCC is considered as a new innovative global fashion design competition designed to utilize the wisdom of the crowd, thereby reflecting global fashion trends, in order to discover and support people who love fashion - from designers to models, stylists, writers and editors.

What differentiates the FCC from other competitions is at the FCC, all people who have an interest in fashion can vote on what fashion designs they prefer.

Winners will have chances to publish deals with international fashion magazines and debut their designs in the upcoming FCC Fashion Show. In addition, a package totaling $250K will be provided to help support the manufacture, promotion and marketing of the winning designers.

One of the ideas behind the FCC is to be a platform for designers and customers to communicate directly with one another. This helps designers understand customers’ wants and preferences in an efficient manner. By communicating directly with consumers, you can build credibility as a conscientious designer and create strong ties with your customers. The fashion competition is the main method the FCC will use to bring everyone together.

By using the FCC’s competition, you can discover what people want and can create your own group of customers who will happily buy what you produce and will let you know what to make.

You can pre-register for this competition here. Design submission starts on Thursday, September 10.

If you have any questions, contact FCC.

10. Event: UGA Student Employment Fair

11. Event: Fall Transfer Student Welcome

12. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

The Student Success and Advising Center wishes to welcome all students to Dawson Hall on the first days of fall semester with a treat to help you make it through those early morning classes!  Whether you are a returning student or a new student just joining us, please stop by the table out front to say hi and grab some goodies on your way in to class.

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

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