FACS Connection - February 1, 2019

February 1st, 2019 Author: April Bullard  |  706-542-4847  |  More about April

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

Friday, February 1, 2019

  1. Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!
  2. 2019 SGA Elections
  3. FACS Career Consultant Corner
  4. FACS Events Pick of the Week!  
  5. Bulldog Basics Update
  6. 2019 FACS Student Ambassadors – Applications Open
  7. McPhaul Center – Construction Update
  8. FACS Study Away!
  9. Get Involved With FACS!
  10. Follow Us On Social Media!

1. Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!


The Department of Financial Planning, Housing & Consumer Economics is recruiting participants for a Research Study. FHCE is seeking healthy college-aged individuals that are willing to participate in a research study that includes an hour-long focus group discussion about their perceptions of health and wellness.


  • UGA student
  • Nonsmoker
  • 18-25 years old
  • Regular exerciser
  • Healthy BMI

Students who qualify and fully participate will receive a $25 Amazon gift card! Please click here to fill out a brief screening survey. Email hjhannahlee@uga.edu with any questions! 

2. 2019 SGA Elections

The Student Government Association’s Spring Elections are here! Want to represent your classmates? Be a part of SGA! The Statement of Intent is due tonight at 11:59 p.m. Visit sga.uga.edu for more information.

3. FACS Career Consultant Corner


There will be no satellite hours in Dawson this Thursday due to Career Fairs. Please utilize Career Center drop-in hours in Clark Howell!

Intern for a Day

Why participate in Intern for a Day? Because experience matters! 
The Career Center partners with employers in Atlanta and Athens to provide a job shadow opportunity to match your career interest. Students who participate are able to build their resume, explore a career and network with professionals.

How to participate in Intern for a Day?

Attend a mandatory info session:

February 6th, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center Rm. 171

February 7th, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center Rm. 171

February 11th, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center Rm. 171

For more details and to view the list of participating employers (beginning 2/4), please visit http://career.uga.edu/job_search/internships/intern_for_a_day_application

Career Center Events Next Week:

Pre-Health Personal Statement Writing Lab

February 4th; 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.; Career Center - Clark Howell Hall, 2nd Floor

If you're applying to OT, PT, PA, medical, dental, or any health profession school, it's time to start thinking about writing your personal statement. In this small group session, we'll discuss what admissions committees look for in personal statements and go over techniques to improve your writing skills. You'll walk away with tangible resources to help you begin or improve your personal statement. Bring a pen or your laptop and be ready to write. Labs are limited to 25 students; must register in advance on Handshake to attend.

Arch Ready: Interviewing

February 4th; 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.; Miller Learning Center, Rm. 171

College of Environment and Design Career and Internship Fair

February 5th; 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.; Tate Student Center – Grand Hall, 5th Floor

Journalism and Mass Communication Career Day

February 7th; 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.; Tate Student Center – Grand Hall, 5th Floor

Arch Ready Express Workshop: How to Network

February 7th; 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. or 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.; Career Center - Clark Howell Hall, 2nd Floor

See link for more details. Pre-registration is required.

Save the Date

UGA Diversity & Inclusion Career Conference

February 19th; 3:00 - 8:15 p.m.; Tate Grand Hall – 5th Floor

See link for more details. Pre-registration required.

4. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

10 Outstanding Senior Leaders will be featured in this year’s Pandora Yearbook. If you are a senior who has exemplified great honor and integrity, apply to be an OSL! Applications are due February 11th, at 5:00 p.m. Visit the Involvement Network for more information.

5. Bulldog Basics Update

Bulldog Basics is a student-led initiative supported by FACS. 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).


  • Dawson Hall - 1st Floor Unisex Bathroom
  • Tate Student Center - Center for Leadership and Service Unisex Bathroom
  • Milledge Hall - Unisex Bathroom
  • ASPIRE Clinic - Hallway to Graduate Offices 

Hours: Check the Bulldog Basics website


6. 2019 FACS Student Ambassadors – Applications Open

Are you interested in serving as a FACS Student Ambassador? You can find more information and the application here. Applications are due February 22nd!

7. McPhaul Center – Construction Update

Sewer repair work located at the quad between Family Research Centers 1 & 2, Consumer Research Center, and the Charles Schwab Financial Planning Center has begun. This work is estimated to last 3 to 4 weeks, during this time the quad/sidewalks between buildings will be inaccessible. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Joe Nageotte.

8. FACS Study Away!

FACS Destination of the Week: Bolivia

About Bolivia! If you would like to study away while touring a beautiful country, then this is the program for you! The Bolivia study away program is great way for students to engage in a different culture while working in the healthcare field. This program gives students the opportunity to learn about Bolivia’s healthcare system, while working alongside dieticians and nutritionists. Students will even have the chance to live with a local family to get a clearer view of a background different from their own. Studying away in Bolivia will give you the helpful experience needed in areas of people and health. The Bolivia study away program dates are May 13th, 2019 – June 2, 2019. Spots are limited!

Class Credit! Students are able to earn 3 - 6 hours of class credit for FDNS. To see the list of the courses offered, please click here.

Application! To apply, please visit the FACS Study Away in Bolivia website or contact Silvia Giraudo .

Scholarships! The deadline to apply for FACS Study Away scholarships has passed. For more information regarding funding and scholarships, please visit the Office of Global Engagement website.

9. Get Involved With FACS!

FACS Club of the Week presents: The Agency

What is The Agency? The Agency is a student run organization catered to students who share an interest in fashion and modeling. This club not only gives students the opportunity to network and build relationships with one another, but students will also be able to put their creative skills to the test. Members of The Agency are able to gain hands on experience while working with other organizations throughout the university. This club is a great way to be more involved as a FACS major!

Benefits of Becoming a Member! Through The Agency, students will work within the modeling and the fashion industry. Photographers, make-up artists, and models are all roles that equip students with the skill and knowledge needed for such careers. Not only is this a great way to explore your craft, but this is a great way to build your resume!

Join! All students interested in fashion and modeling are welcomed! To become a member, please contact one of the Jaleesa Reed!

Already a Member? Be More Involved! The Agency works with many organizations across campus. The Agency organizes three photoshoots per semester, and hosts an annual fashion show. Both are ways to stay involved!

10. Follow Us On Social Media!


Stay connected with FACS!

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