A weekly digest of news, events, and opportunities for all undergraduate FACS students.
Friday, February 9, 2018
A Century of Tradition and Innovation
The College of Family and Consumer Sciences can trace its origins back to February 1918, when the Division of Home Economics within the UGA College of Agriculture was approved. The first students enrolled in September 1918. In 2018, the college will celebrate 100 years of offering programming at UGA!
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Visit our Centennial Page: http://www.fcs.uga.edu/centennial
Want to Learn More About a Career or Company of Interest? Participate in Intern for a Day!
The UGA Career Center’s Intern for a Day Program is a volunteer "job shadowing" opportunity for students to spend 1 day observing and often working with professionals, investigating a career field and experiencing a typical day or week on the job. This experience is not for credit or pay but greatly benefits both interns and sponsors. It allows a student to clarify career goals, while allowing the sponsor (or prospective employer) to evaluate a student’s interests, skills and abilities.
Attend a mandatory information session:
February 12th, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 150
February 13th, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 148
Upcoming Career Center Events
Arch Ready: Explore Lab
February 13th, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Clark Howell Hall, Multipurpose Room (246)
In this workshop, you will learn online resources that help you navigate the exploration process; your areas of interest and how they connect to majors; misperceptions of majors and careers; how to create an action plan to move forward.
Pre-registration is required on Handshake.
Consulting Panel and Networking Night
February 13th, 5:00-7:30 p.m., Moore-Rooker Hall, A220 (Snelling Famiy Study)
Join us for an opportunity to interact with consulting professionals and gain an insider look into the consulting industry. You will have the chance to hear from a panel of professionals from various consulting firms. Following the panel, we will have a networking social where you can talk more in depth with the panelists. This event is a great overview for those who may be interested in the consulting field and want to hear what it’s all about! This event is open to ALL students (ALL majors, ALL years).
Experiential Learning Fair
February 14th, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Tate Student Center, Grand Hall
Explore experiential learning opportunities in the following areas: creative; global; internship; leadership; research; and service.
Arch Ready: Managing Multiple Offers
February 15th, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 214
Join the UGA Career Center and a recruiter from Enterprise Holdings to hear more about managing multiple offers. As you navigate the job search process and make good impressions on employers, you may find yourself in the difficult situation of receiving multiple job offers, and having to decide which is better for you. This workshop will help you understand: what aspects to consider when you have multiple offers on the table, how your values are an important part of this process, and how to professionally respond to employers if you are faced with this situation. This is an ideal workshop for you if you have not yet accepted a job offer.
On February 23, 2018, we will celebrate 100 years with the FACS 100: Day of Giving. Giving will kick off at midnight and last for 24 hours. All gifts made in response to this day of giving will go towards the FACS Centennial Endowment for Student Success. In honor of our centennial, we are currently fundraising to fully fund the FACS Centennial Endowment for Student Success. This endowment will provide student support to student leadership, travel, professional development, and other activities that support and enhance the learning experience for FACS students. We hope you will consider making a donation to this fund and help us use our Centennial year as an opportunity to provide further resources to our deserving students by making a gift on February 23rd! For more information please contact Elizabeth Carter.
Do you have experience or an interest in marketing? Do you enjoy helping others, especially your fellow students? If so, we are looking for individuals to volunteer with Bulldog Basics! Bulldog Basics is a student-run initiative to provide students in need with hygiene and personal care items. We currently run out of the first and third floor unisex bathrooms of Dawson Hall.
Our marketing volunteer will be involved with promoting Bulldog Basics via social media and other pathways to UGA and the Athens community as a whole. If marketing isn’t your thing, we have plenty of other opportunities to volunteer and the time commitment would be less than an hour a week.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Join us at the Tate Center all week from February 12th-16th to learn more about wellness resources on our campus and other exciting updates: free HIV testing, free doughnuts and campus life-hacks, and two brand new wellness-focused icons on the UGA Mobile app.
There are two summer internship opportunities available to students through the Athens-Clarke County Water Conservation Office located in downtown Athens. Their office is looking to hire a Water Conservation Education Intern and a Water Conservation Creative Media Intern. The applications close April 13, 2018 but required materials will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Complete details about both positions are attached and summaries are below. Any student interested in either position is encouraged to email Emily Bilcik (please note that this email will change to Emily.Bilcik@accgov.com after February 13th) with questions or to check if positions have been filled. Both positions will extend from May to August 2018 and require 10-15 hours of work per week.
Water Conservation Education Intern
LOVE WATER? LOVE TEACHING? The Education Intern will be responsible for presenting educational activities to K-12 audiences, preparing educational materials, aiding with public tours of the water treatment facilities, assisting with community events, composing water-related blogs, and participating in other activities that support the WCO mission. Ideal candidates have interest or experience in K-12 education/ environmental science/ water resources, feel excited about public speaking, and have a flexible summer work schedule.
Water Conservation Creative Media Intern
LOVE WATER? SOCIAL MEDIA? The Creative Media Intern will be responsible for developing educational material for electronic and print purposes, posting to and monitoring our social media accounts, writing water-related blogs, assisting with community events, and other activities that support the WCO mission. Ideal candidates have interest or experience in marketing/advertising/public relations in the context of communicating environmental sciences and water resources to the public, proven experience with Adobe Creative Cloud applications, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and strong familiarity with the inner workings of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The Fontaine Center Peers for Alcohol & Other Drug Education is recruiting new members!
Peers for Alcohol & Other Drug Education (P.A.D.E.) members are dedicated, innovative, and excited about improving the well-being of UGA students by encouraging decisions that lower the risks of alcohol-related negative consequences.
Applications will be accepted through Monday, March 12. Click here for an application!
Pandora Yearbook's Outstanding Senior Leaders Program honors senior students who have gone above and beyond in their commitment to leadership, academics, campus involvement, and community service. They have worked hard to uphold the traditions of UGA, while making positive contributions to the surrounding community. This is an opportunity for these seniors to receive the recognition and honor they deserve for the legacy they will leave at UGA. Visit pandorayearbook.com/services to nominate a deserving student or to submit an application.
Applications will close on March 5, 2018.
With a variety of career opportunities available with the many majors within the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, sometimes it can be hard to determine which career path might be the best fit for you. An important first step in this decision-making process is to have a good understanding of your personality, interests, skills, and values. Attend this workshop to gain a better understanding of yourself in these areas, and how that relates to the world of work!
Dance Marathon 2018 at the Tate Center is almost here! This 24-hour celebration, beginning Saturday, February 17th (10:00 a.m.) and ending Sunday, February 18th (10:00 a.m.), recognizes the miracles happening within UGA Miracle. This event showcases our Miracle families, a Morale Dance, Silent Disco, local bands, delicious meals and more!
Don’t miss the best 24 hours of your life! Click here to register!
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