FACS Connection - August 19, 2016

August 19th, 2016 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: Dawson Drop-ins
  2. Announcement: TMI Clothing Swap Accepting Items
  3. Announcement: Get a Mentor
  4. FACS Career Consultant Corner
  5. Internship Opportunity: Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity
  6. Volunteer Opportunity: Dawg Day of Service
  7. Volunteer Opportunity: The Intersection @ UGA
  8. Event: UGA Education Abroad Open House
  9. Event: Medical School Mock Interview Day
  10. Event: Pre-Law 101: What does it mean to be Pre-Law at UGA?
  11. Event: Student Financial Planning Association Meeting
  12. Event: Entrepreneurship Program Info Table
  13. Event: Medical School Interview Panel Discussion
  14. Event: FACS Step Into Success Open House
  15. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  16. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

1. Announcement: Dawson Drop-ins

Thinking about changing your major?  Adding a minor?  Have a quick question that can’t wait until your next advising appointment?  We’ve got you covered with Dawson Drop-ins!

Meet with an academic advisor in 112 Dawson on a first-come, first-served basis.  Dawson Drop-in hours are:

Mondays, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Thursdays, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Please note drop-in hours are not a substitution for a regular advising appointment.  Students will not be cleared to register during drop-in hours.

If any of your friends are considering changing to or adding a major in FACS, this is a great opportunity to discuss a major without any commitment.  So please pass on this information to anyone who might be interested.  Thanks!

Student Success and Advising Center

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

2. Announcement: TMI Clothing Swap Accepting Items

The TMI Graduate Student Association would like to happily announce that we'll be hosting a Clothing Swap this October!

We will begin collecting clothing on Monday, August 22. Your items can be brought to the Graduate Student Office in 312A Dawson. We are looking for items of all sizes and seasons, women's and men's, clothing and accessories. We just ask that items are in good condition to continue to be worn.

More details will be provided in the near future. The success of the clothing swap depends on YOU, so start gathering now! We are so excited for this event.

Thank you all and good luck with the start of the new semester! 

Samantha Meacham

Graduate Student Association Vice President

Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors Department

3. Announcement: Get a Mentor

4. FACS Career Consultant Corner

Have you heard about Handshake?

The Career Center is excited about our new partnership with Handshake, the ultimate career network for students. As of July 1st, Handshake has replaced DAWGlink to become your one-stop-shop for launching your career. Handshake offers many exciting new features, including personalized job recommendations based on your major and interests. Visit http://career.uga.edu/#handshake for directions to set up and access your new Handshake account.

Upcoming Career Center Events:

Start Smart: Salary Negotiation Workshop

Date: August 22, 2016

Time: 4:30 - 6:30 pm

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.

As a result of participating in this session, you will learn how to…

  • Understand the gender pay gap, including its personal consequences
  • Quantify the market value of your education, skills, and experience
  • Conduct objective market research and determine a fair target salary
  • Create a strategic pitch and respond to salary offers

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, please click here and click "Join Event" on the left-hand side of the page. You will be registered through your Handshake (formerly DAWGlink) account. Please note that this event is only open to 50 students. If you have difficulty registering for this event, please call the Career Center's front desk at 706-542-3375.

5 Ways to Become a LinkedIn Rockstar

Date: August 24, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm

In this ONLINE session, we will focus on 5 ways that you can gain rockstar status on LinkedIn and grow your professional network. From getting an All Star profile status to publishing posts and following thought leaders, you will learn ways to engage your audience and stand out from the crowd. We hope you'll join us for this informative session! Click here to register!

Arch Ready: Writing Personal Statements

Date: August 25, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm

Location: Miller Learning Center, Room 250

Many graduate programs and high-demand majors at UGA require a personal statement as part of the application. What is the role of a personal statement in the admissions process? How can students craft strong statements, and what are some of the common challenges and mistakes of the writing process? This event will cover "best practices" of personal statement development, including reflective questions and exercises that can be used in the process.

Additionally, you can meet with me regarding any of these topics:

  • one-on-one during a scheduled appointment in the Career Center (Clark Howell Hall) [to schedule an appointment with me, call 706-542-3375],
  • during my on-site satellite hours in FACS (Dawson Hall) from 10:30-12:30 on Tuesdays [these will begin 8/16/16; no appointment needed],
  • or during open walk-in hours in the Career Center (Clark Howell Hall) from 12-2 on Fridays [these will begin 8/12/16; no appointment needed].

Brittany Smith, FACS Career Consultant

5. Internship Opportunity: Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity

Company Name: Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity

Contact Name: Cathy Cochran

Email: cathy.cochran@schabitat.org  

Internship Description: Assist in the family services department for low income first time home buyers

Internship Time Period: Fall

Phone Number: 770-477-2367

Website: www.schabitat.org

6. Volunteer Opportunity: Dawg Day of Service

Join ServeUGA and 400 of your fellow Dawgs in Dawg Day of Service on Saturday, August 27th, from 9AM-1PM. It is a great way to reach the local community, make an impact alongside your friends, and represent UGA! You can register for one of twenty different sites here. There will be free breakfast and lunch, t-shirts, and water bottles! We'd love to see you there!

7. Volunteer Opportunity: The Intersection @ UGA

We are looking for volunteers for The Intersection! Volunteers in the Intersection will have the opportunity to work in a friendly environment, interact with a diverse group of people, gain skills in program planning, develop/execute programs for the space, have access to innovative speakers and events, and be a part of the inaugural staff of this new and exciting space.

If you are interested in the position, please contact Megan Pendleton at 706-542-5773 or email her at meganrp@uga.edu.

8. Event: UGA Education Abroad Open House

Students and parents who are interested in study, intern, research and other experiences abroad are invited to the annual University of Georgia Education Abroad Open House. The Open House will be held on Saturday, August 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Office of International Education, 1324 S. Lumpkin St. in Athens.

The Office of International Education provides more than 100 programs in more than 60 countries, designed to accommodate students’ academic interests and educational goals. UGA programs range in duration from two to 52 weeks and allow students to earn UGA or transfer credit while studying abroad. The Open House will cover frequently asked questions, UGA’s diverse program offerings, and scholarship and financial aid information. Students can speak with returned students and advisers.

More than 2,500 students study abroad each year through a variety of UGA education abroad opportunities and the Open House allows students to gain comprehensive information about UGA Education Abroad.

Students and their families may register online to attend the Open House: http://oie.uga.edu/openhouse/.

9. Event: Medical School Mock Interview Day

Are you currently in the process of applying to medical school? Apply today for a one-on-one practice interview with a UGA Career Consultant! The interview portion of applying to medical school is one of the most intimidating aspects of the process. Mock interviews are helpful ways to hone your communication skills and learn how to effectively talk about yourself.

This day-long event on Friday, August 26, will allow students extra opportunities for practice. Interview timeslots will be provided for students who are currently in the application cycle (for 2017 admission). Seniors and recent alumni will have priority for interview timeslots. The event is designed for medical school applicants, but students pursuing other medical fields (i.e., dental and optometry school) as well as allied health fields requiring an admissions interview are also welcome to apply.  

How it works: 

  • Log on to the "Handshake" platform on the UGA Career Center homepage (you may need to create an account if you do not currently have one)
  • On the left-hand menu, find the option for "Interviews" and search for "University of Georgia - Medical School Mock Interviews" 
  • Click "Apply" and upload a current copy of your resume

By Tuesday, August 23, you will have received notification of your application status. There will be a group of "pre-selected" students for the mock interviews, as well as a group of "alternates" who will have a chance to sign up for any remaining timeslots later that week. Mock interviews will all take place in Clark Howell Hall and last approximately 45 minutes each. Professional dress is required. 

Questions may be addressed to Andrew Crain, Pre-Health and Science Career Consultant, at acrain@uga.edu.

10. Event: Pre-Law 101: What does it mean to be Pre-Law at UGA?

Pre-Law 101: What does it mean to be Pre-Law at UGA?

Tuesday, August 23

4:00-5:00 p.m.

MLC, Room 214

This is an open Q&A time with the Pre-Law Director for you to find out if you’re cut out for law school, the pre-law resources at UGA, the success of UGA students getting into law school, and the legal job market these days – just to name a few topics! This session is open to all UGA students and alumni, so whether you’re a freshman or a senior, come out! NOTE: Attendance at an orientation plus one other pre-law event, such as Pre-Law 101, is mandatory prior to making an individual appointment with me.

Catherine N. Clutter, J.D.

Director, UGA Pre-Law Program

101 Memorial Hall

University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30602




11. Event: Student Financial Planning Association Meeting

Student Financial Planning Association Meeting

Tuesday, August 23

6:30 p.m.

208 Dawson Hall

The Student Financial Planning Association (SFPA) welcomes all students—regardless of current major—who share an interest in financial planning. Not only do SFPA’s members gain valuable leadership experience and knowledge about the profession, students also are given numerous opportunities to network with financial planners and counselors. Additionally, SFPA members strive to make a difference both in their peers’ lives, but also in the community by volunteering their time and/or financial planning expertise to make community events successful.

At this meeting, we will meet and welcome new members and go over both SFPA events and networking opportunities for the fall semester. We will discuss opportunities for students within the program. We will also hold sign-ups for our business etiquette dinner, the alumni mentorship program, and for shirts. It will be a great opportunity to mix with fellow Financial Planning majors!

12. Event: Entrepreneurship Program Info Table

Entrepreneurship Program

Info Table featuring Zombie Donuts

Thursday, August 25

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Terry Lawn outside Brooks Hall

13. Event: Medical School Interview Panel Discussion

Medical School Interview Panel Discussion

Thursday, August 25

5:30 p.m.

New Pharmacy, Room 101

Sign-up is not required

14. Event: FACS Step Into Success Open House

Stop by the Student Success and Advising Center in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences to learn how we support your success!

Feel free to share with friends that might be interested in changing to a FACS major, too.

RSVP to success@uga.edu by Wednesday, August 24, at 5:00 p.m.

15. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

Society of Entrepreneurs Info Session

Wednesday, August 24, 9:05 a.m.

101 Dawson Hall

The Society of Entrepreneurs is a student run organization for any student, undergraduate or graduate, who is interested in developing an entrepreneurial mindset. The Society of Entrepreneurs collaborates directly with the UGA Entrepreneurship Program to host events on campus, bring in guest speakers, and create a thriving network of student entrepreneurs. For any student who has started their own business or is looking to start one, this organization provides students with the opportunity to surround themselves with a group of like-minded student entrepreneurs who are facing similar problems and struggles. The Society of Entrepreneurs provides crucial support and insight into problems and holds each member accountable to their goals.

Come learn more about SoE and the activities planned for this semester!

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

16. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

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