FACS Connection - August 17, 2018

August 17th, 2018 Author: April Bullard  |  706-542-4847  |  More about April

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

Friday, August 17, 2018

  1. Involvement Fair
  2. Healthy Dawg Kickoff
  3. FACS Career Consultant Corner
  4. First Book UGA
  5. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  6. Legislative Aide Internship Program
  7. Bulldog Basics Update


1. Involvement Fair

Involvement Fair

Hoping to get more involved this year? Visit the Involvement Fair where there will be opportunities for students to learn about several hundred of the more than 800 registered student organizations on campus!


2. Healthy Dawg Kickoff

Healthy Dawg Kickoff

Kick off the Fall Semester at the University Health Center (UHC) with free snacks, cool prizes, food from the Kona Ice Truck and Taqueria 1785, and helpful tips to keep you healthy and well at UGA! Magic 102.1 will also be on site with music and even more games and swag! During this FREE event, UGA students are invited to stop by the health center, pick up a punch card, and complete it for prizes – all while gathering information about UHC services at interactive booths hosted by UHC clinics and student groups. Visit www.uhs.uga.edu for more information!


3. FACS Career Consultant Corner

Dawson Hall Career Question Drop-In Hours are Mondays from 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. in the main lobby! These will start Monday, August 20th. Stop by with your 10 - 15 minute career questions and to meet your FACS Career Consultant!

Did you have a summer job or internship? Enter to win a pair of Beats!

Fill out the Career Center’s survey about your experience for a chance to win one pair of Beats by Dre (Solo3 Wireless).

Current UGA students are eligible for the prize.

Survey Link: http://baseline.campuslabs.com/p/?UUID=22e9dd2e7d784f299ddf4c224c9f4526

Deadline: Friday, Sept. 7th, 2018 at noon

Upcoming Career Center Events

Arch Ready: Gap Year Panel

Health Professional School - Group Interview Coaching

August 22nd; 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.; Career Center Multipurpose Room

Attend this small group session to learn practice techniques and prep. strategies for your medical school, dental school, or any other health professional school. Space is limited and pre-registration required: https://uga.joinhandshake.com/events/168593

Dawgs Suit Up! with JCPenney

Need new business attire for this year’s career fairs or your upcoming internship? Here’s your chance to stock up on professional business attire at deeply discounted rates up to 70% off! This is a UGA Exclusive Event!

September 9th; 12:00 -9:00 p.m., JCPenney, 3700 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606 (Georgia Square Mall)

  • Free shuttles will run from the Memorial Hall bus stop to JCPenney from 11:30 a.m. – 9: 00 p.m.
  • Free Sephora mini makeover and sample of your choice
  • Free JCPenney Salon hair consultation
  • Bring your UGA ID for admission

Needs-based scholarships of $200 are available by application (deadline is August 29th, 2018 at Noon). Last year the Career Center awarded 589 scholarships totaling $117,800.  Visit career.uga.edu/suitup for details and to apply for the scholarship!

Please note: if you received a Dawgs Suit Up scholarship during the last academic year, you will not be eligible for this year’s scholarship awards.


4. First Book UGA

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First Book UGA’s first general body meeting of the school year will be held Tuesday, August 21st from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m, at the Tate Student Center, Rm 482. First Book UGA is a student-run organization that seeks to instill a love of reading in all children, with a primary focus on underprivileged children in Athens. From volunteering at literacy-focused events to distributing books to the children of Athens, First Book UGA is dedicated to helping children succeed through reading.

All are welcomed and encouraged to attend this introductory meeting where the club officers will discuss this semester’s upcoming volunteering and fundraising events and welcome everyone into the new school year. Pizza and snacks will also be provided.


5. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

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The Pitch - How to Sell Your FACS Degree to Employers (Arch Ready Fall 2018)

Did you know that 98% of 2017 College of Family and Consumer Sciences graduates were employed, in graduate school, or in internships six months after graduation? The skills gained through FACS degree programs are incredibly valuable in preparing students for a wide variety of professions. In this workshop, we will discuss how to identify the skills and competencies gained through your FACS coursework and articulate that knowledge to employers and graduate school admissions boards. This event is part of the UGA Career Center's Arch Ready Professionalism Certificate series of programming. You will receive one credit for attending. No pre-registration is required for this event.

When: September 10th, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Contact: Brittany Smith

Location: Dawson Hall, Rm. 116


6. Legislative Aide Internship Program

Apply Now: 2019 FACS Legislative Aide (LA) Internship Program

2019 applications are now live!          

Experience the excitement of legislation in action and learn hands-on skills in a high speed environment! This internship is open to FACS undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Connect first hand with how policies affect you and the everyday lives of Georgians
  • Impact your academic and future career with networking opportunities by attending events/meetings with and for your assigned legislator
  • Receive a monthly stipend during your internship
  • Earn valuable experience and knowledge of the legislative process while working in a full-time position
  • As an undergraduate, fulfill the Experiential learning requirement
  • Receive academic course credit

The FACS Legislative Aide Internship Program is an exclusive opportunity for FACS undergraduate and graduate students. LAs intern for a Georgia senator/representative during the Georgia General Assembly session at the Capitol in Atlanta during the spring. Interns also act as a guide at the college’s annual FACS Day at the Capitol on Thursday, February 14TH, 2019.

Application and materials are due by 12:00 pm Monday, October 1, 2018. Spots are limited! Applications are available here. To apply, complete the online application and submit required materials. Once all application materials are received, an interview will be scheduled with Dean Fox and the program director.

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7. Bulldog Basics Update

Bulldog Basics is a collaborative effort led by the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (SAFCS) and supported by FACS and Embark UGA. A variety of personal hygiene items are available for students to access as needed. Bulldog Basics is funded by a UGA Sustainability Grant awarded fall 2016 and by a UGA Parents and Families Leadership Council Grant, awarded in spring 2017. Item donations are accepted in the Student Success and Advising Center (112 Dawson Hall).

Location:  Dawson Hall, 1st & 3rd floors, across from the elevator

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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