FACS Connection - December 4, 2020
December 4, 2020

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

Friday, December 4, 2020

  1. Dawg Check
  2. Bulldog Basics eStore
  3. FDSA Virtual Fashion Show
  4. FACS Pick of the Week
  5. UGA Cortona Study Abroad
  6. 2021 Orientation Leaders – Applications Now Open
  7. UGA Mentor Program – Information Interview
  8. FACS Scholarship Opportunities

1. Dawg Check


The University of Georgia is committed to a safe environment for its faculty, students, and staff. As a part of our commitment, we ask that you use DawgCheck to:

2. Bulldog Basics eStore

Bulldog Basics has created a new eStore that allows students to place their order online. Students will be able to choose Dawson Hall, the ASPIRE Clinic, or Tate Student Center as their pick-up location. For more information, please visit the Bulldog Basics website.

3. FDSA Virtual Fashion Show

The Fashion Design Student Association at the University of Georgia presents the Unconventional Met Gala for our Fall 2020 Upcycling Show!

Designers were tasked with incorporating at least one unconventional material into their red-carpet-ready designs, which could either be upcycled from existing materials or made from scratch. We were unable to present our designs in person this year, so we hope you enjoy our virtual show! https://youtu.be/pXLqX8UEEes

4.  FACS Pick of the Week

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020-21 FACS T-shirt Design Contest: Caroline Avery, Julia Jack, Wells Maley and Vanessa Vassileva!

For a limited time, this student designed T-shirt will be available to purchase for $21.50. A portion of the sale will go toward student support initiatives in the College. Help support our students and show your pride in FACS with this one-of-a-kind shirt! The deadline to purchase is December 6, 2020. Purchase today at http://facs.satisfactoryprinting.com/.

5. UGA Cortona Study Abroad

The University of Georgia's oldest study abroad program has been operating in the medieval Tuscan hill town of Cortona, Italy for more than 50 years. UGA Cortona offers an extensive list of studio art and art history courses, as well as classes in Italian, English, Women's Studies, Science, Business, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, and Agriculture. Earn UGA credit while living in Tuscany and traveling with the program to Italian cities such as Rome, Florence, Venice, Siena, Naples, Orvieto, Assisi, and many more!

Please see the UGA Cortona website for full program details and for scholarship information.

6. 2021 Orientation Leaders – Applications Now Open

Applications Now Open!

Applicants are required to attend one of our Information Sessions via Zoom Webinars to learn more about the Orientation Leader experience, meet the New Student Orientation professional staff, and hear from previous Orientation Leaders. Registration for the Information Sessions are now open and interested applicants can register by clicking the date they are interested in below or on our website. All sessions will be held at 6:00 p.m. EST:

  • Monday, November 30
  • Thursday, December 3
  • Tuesday, December 8
  • Wednesday, December 9
  • Thursday, December 10

If you have any questions about the Orientation Leader application process, click here!

7. UGA Mentor Program – Information Interview

The UGA Mentor Program is pleased to announce a new feature that provides UGA students a meaningful opportunity to connect with experienced UGA alumni through the UGA Mentor Program, the Informational Interview!

  • What is the Informational Interview?
    • The Informational interview serves to provide mentees (you, the UGA student!) with an opportunity to conduct 15-30 minute informational interviews with experienced UGA alumni that align with your unique identity and interests.  

  • Why would it be useful to me, a UGA student? 
    • Informational interviews may be useful in a graduate or professional school search, as you seek to find the best program fit for your academic and professional goals.  
    • Also, these quick connections offer a wonderful opportunity for you and your alumni mentor to have an interview to determine if the two of you are a good fit for a 16-week mentorship!

  • How can I sign up for informational interviews?
    • If you have not yet registered for the UGA Mentor program, sign up here! 
    • You will see a "Request Informational Interview" button for the alumni mentors that are willing and available to conduct informational interviews with students.  You can use this informational interview guide as a framework to guide your conversation.  Contact the UGA Mentor Program team at ugamentor@uga.edu if you have any questions.

8. FACS Scholarship Opportunities

As a FACS major, you have access to exclusive FACS scholarships. Scholarships are gift aid, meaning you do not have to repay them. Visit the FACS Scholarship Page for more information and to apply!

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