FACS Connection - January 12, 2018

January 12th, 2018 Author: April Bullard  |  706-542-4847  |  More about April

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

Friday, January 12, 2018

  1. FACS 100 Kickoff – Athens MLK Day of Service 
  2. FACS Connection Submissions
  3. FACS Career Consultant Corner
  4. Volunteer Opportunity - FCCLA
  5. FACS 100 FACS Day at the Capitol 2018
  6. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  7. Bulldog Basics – Volunteers Needed
  8. UGA Social Justice Retreat
  9. Job Opportunity – Georgia College Advising Corps
  10. 100 Days Until Graduation Event

1.  FACS 100 Kickoff – Athens MLK Day of Service

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The College of Family and Consumer Sciences will kick off its centennial celebration with the Athens MLK Day of Service and we want to see your pictures!

We are just a few days away from our centennial kickoff event, the Athens MLK Day of Service, on January 15th. Please make sure to register for a service project by clicking the above graphic. Make sure to snap a photo of yourself performing a service activity on this day and use the hashtag #FACS100 so we can track them and post them on our website. See you Monday, January 15th!


2. FACS Connection Submissions 

Want to advertise any events, news, or opportunities for the new semester? Submit an entry to the FACS Connection!

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If you would like to submit an entry to the FACS Connection, please have all submissions sent to success@uga.edu by 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday of the week you would like your news sent. Include “FACS Connection Submission” in the subject line. Submissions received by the deadline will be included in the following Friday’s edition. If you are sending a submission that you want sent out during a specific week, please include that information in the email as well.

Click here for more guidelines and reminders.


3. FACS Career Consultant Corner

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Did you know? Individual career consulting appointments can now be scheduled online through your Handshake profile.

Dawson Hall career question drop-ins are held in the Dawson Hall main lobby on Mondays from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Mark Your Calendars and Pre-Register for Upcoming Events

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Additional Upcoming Career Center Events:

Arch Ready: The Pitch – How to Sell Your FACS Degree to Employers

January 17th, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Dawson Hall, Room 306

Did you know that 95% of 2016 College of Family and Consumer Sciences graduates were employed, in graduate school, or in internships six months after graduation? The skills gained through FACS degree programs are incredibly valuable in preparing their students for a wide variety of professions. In this workshop, we will discuss how to identify the skills and competencies gained through your FACS coursework and articulate that knowledge to employers and graduate school admissions boards.

Arch Ready: Job and Internship Search

January 18th, 4:30-6:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 101

In this session, you will learn how to integrate values, skills, and interests into your job/internship searching plan; how to set goals and manage your time for the job search; networking methods and ways to incorporate them into the job search; knowledge of UGA Career Center resources and other online resources available for job search; and the process of negotiating and accepting job/ internship offers.

International Students’ Career Chat: Job and Internship Search

January 19th, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Clark Howell Hall Multipurpose Room (246)

Sign-up for a Career Chat to discuss a career-related topic with peers and a Career Consultant. Career Chats are open to 10 students per small, group appointment session. This session will discuss job/internship search techniques; H-1B visa resources; OPT/CPT guidelines. Register online here.


4. Volunteer Opportunity – FCCLA

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The 2018 Georgia Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State STAR Events are in need of more volunteer judges to evaluate student projects and conduct interviews. The 2018 State Leadership Conference will be an outstanding leadership opportunity for middle and high school students from across the state.

Events take place at the Sheraton Atlanta on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The judges’ breakfast and orientation will begin at 7:00 a.m. Events conclude at various times depending on the number of competitors.  

To serve as a volunteer judge, please email Sylvia Phillips, FCCLA Judges Coordinator, at judges4education@yahoo.com.

If you know of others that might be interested in volunteering, please share this information with them!


5. FACS 100 FACS Day at the Capitol 2018

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Join us for FACS 100 Day at the Capitol. Celebrate 100 years of UGA FACS and 35 years of our Legislative Aide Internship Program on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. To join the celebration, click on the graphic above or visit the FACS Day at the Capitol website here.

Registration is now open! The event fills up quickly and you don’t want to miss out!


6. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

FHCE Internship & Career Fair 2018

The Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics (FHCE) and the UGA Career Center are hosting a career fair targeting careers in FHCE areas. Please come in professional dress with copies of your resume to meet and discover many companies that are interested in hiring in fields including Financial Planning, Housing, UGA Extension and more!

For more information about the FHCE Internship & Career Fair, please click here!

When: Thursday, February 1, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Tate Student Center, Reception Hall


7. Bulldog Basics - Volunteers Needed

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 bulldogbasics@uga.edu if interested. 

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8. UGA Social Justice Retreat


The purpose of the 2018 UGA Social Justice Retreat is to create a safe space for undergraduate students of all backgrounds to explore issues of diversity, identity, and inclusion, and how these concepts show up in large and small ways. This two-and-a-half-day retreat is grounded in both theory and research. The hope is that through this retreat, participants will begin to understand how issues of equity and inclusion show up in our lives and on campus, ultimately resulting in a positive influence towards UGA’s campus climate.

For more information about this retreat and how to join, please click here.


9. Job Opportunity - Georgia College Advising Corps

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Are you graduating in May? Looking for a job where you can help others and make a real impact? Consider working as an adviser with the Georgia College Advising Corps (GCAC). GCAC is a UGA outreach program that places outstanding UGA graduates in high schools to work alongside counselors to increase the number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students who enter college.  Advisers serve for up to two years, making this an ideal service “gap year” job to build your skills and knowledge before applying to graduate school.

We will be placing advisers in Athens, Atlanta, Conyers, and Social Circle for the 2018-19 school year.  The priority application deadline is January 31st.


10. 100 Days Until Graduation Event

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Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!

100 Days Until Graduation is a two-day celebration that serves as a one-stop-shop for all graduation needs. Seniors should not miss this celebration – it is the only time this semester that all of these resources will be in one place for you!

Tuesday, January 23 & Wednesday, January 24, 2018

11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Memorial Hall Ballroom

During 100 Days Until Graduation, You Can:

  • Visit with UGA Ring representatives to try on and order a UGA ring. Students who order their rings during this event will be invited to participate in the official UGA Ring Ceremony on April 29, 2019.
  • Have a professional graduation portrait taken.
  • Donate to Senior Signature to ensure your name is on the Class of 2018 plaque in Tate Plaza. The deadline for all May and December 2018 graduates is March 31, 2018. Visit alumni.uga.edu/seniorsignature for details.
  • Visit with school/college alumni representatives to learn about opportunities to stay involved after graduation.
  • Enjoy free food, music, games, and prizes!

A free one-stop-shop for graduating students

Hosted by the UGA Student Alumni Council

Contact Hilary Hilgers, Coordinator of Student Engagement, at hhilgers@uga.edu if you have any questions.


New to FACS?  View FACS Connection Archives here!

Items for FACS Connection should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. Instructions on formatting a FACS Connection entry can be found here.


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