FACS Connection - August 25, 2017

August 28th, 2017 Author: Melissa Garber  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Melissa

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

Friday, August 25, 2017

  1. Dawson Drop-ins
  2. Internship Opportunities – The Very Vera Show
  3. FACS Career Consultant Corner
  4. Healthy Dawg Kickoff
  5. Tate Leadership Scholars
  6. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  7. Bulldog Basics Update
  8. Student Emergency Fund

1. Dawson Drop-ins

Dawson Drop-ins start this week! If you have a quick question that doesn’t require an appointment with your regular advisor, then stop by and see us!

2. Internship Opportunities – The Very Vera Show

The Very Vera Show has internship opportunities available!

  • Assistant to the Associate Producer of the Very Vera Show
  • Assistant to the Project Manager – The Very Vera Cookbook
  • Marketing intern for Social Media related to the Very Vera Show and Camp Program

“We are traveling at an enormous pace here and literally the time is flying by with the projects and plans that continue to fall into place with our company.” – Vera Stewart

3. FACS Career Consultant Corner

Let Employers Know You’re Arch Ready! Arch Ready Professionalism Certificate: FACS Edition

The fall 2017 Arch Ready Professionalism Certificate series of programming has begun! This program is offered by the UGA Career Center to provide all UGA students with career development and job search training. This program is not for academic credit - it is intended to enhance your degree through professional development. Students who complete the program will receive a formal printed certificate and a lapel pin to wear at career fairs, graduation, and on interviews. This is also a great addition to your resume - indicative to employers that you are serious about your professional development!

Upcoming Career Center Events

Personal Statement Writing for OT, PT, and SLP Admissions

At this session, you will learn how admissions committees use personal statements in the admission process. We'll cover the core components of a strong personal statement, common challenges and mistakes that can occur when writing a personal statement, and best practices to consider during the writing process.

Date: August 28th

Time: 4-5 PM

Location: Aderhold Hall, Rm. 116

First Generation College Students: Resume Workshop

Are you a first generation college student? Come to this workshop to learn how to best represent your experiences on a resume! 

Date: August 29th

Time: 6:00-7:00 PM

Location: Miller Learning Center, Rm. 348

Arch Ready: Gap Year Panel

Thinking about taking a year or two off before graduate school or jumping into your first full-time career position? Attend this panel to learn about the benefits and challenges associated with pursuing a service-oriented gap year program. Panel will include representatives from Peace Corps, Urban Teachers, Teach for America, and City Year.

Date: August 30th

Time: 5:00-6:30 PM

Location: Miller Learning Center, Rm. 150

Arch Ready: Building Your LinkedIn Profile

Join us to learn about the importance of having a LinkedIn account, how it contributes to your personal brand, and how to build your profile.

Date: August 31st

Time: 4:30-5:30 PM

Location: Miller Learning Center, Rm. 150

Brittany Smith, FACS Career Consultant


4. Healthy Dawg Kickoff

5. Tate Leadership Scholars


Applications are now live for the 2017-2018 Tate Leadership Scholars! Tate Leadership Scholars is a leadership development program for rising second- and third-year leaders (positional or non-positional) within student organizations. The program curriculum addresses four core areas of knowledge and skill development: (1) individual leadership development and education, (2) organizational networking and collaboration, (3) environmental awareness and understanding, (4) civic-mindedness and engagement. Becoming a Tate Leadership Scholar is a great way to develop personal leadership skills. The application is available on the front page of the Involvement Network! Please contact Lori Crawford (lori.crawford@uga.ed) or MacKenzie Myers (mpmyers@uga.edu) if you have any questions!

6. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

Looking to get involved in FACS? Consider joining the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. We are the general organization for ALL majors in FACS. Come learn more at our first meeting of the year!

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

7. Bulldog Basics

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 am – 7:00 pm

8. Student Emergency Fund

The UGA Student Emergency Fund is available to provide limited, one-time financial assistance to enrolled students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of temporary hardship related to an emergency situation. Information about other financial hardship resources can be found here.

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