A weekly digest of news, events, and opportunities for all undergraduate FACS students.
Friday, March 2, 2018
Educational equity is the issue that will most shape the course of our nation, and it requires the most driven, passionate leaders your generation has to offer. By joining Teach for America, you will be part of a powerful network of over 50,000 leaders working to expand opportunity across career fields. As an alum, you will lead alongside and together with colleagues who are shaping the political, economic, and social future of our country. Check out some of the inspiring ways TFA alumni are leading across education, policy, business, medicine, law, and other sectors. How will you advocate for equity? Apply to the corps today!
Network with representatives from K-12 schools and educational organizations from all over Georgia and across the country! Appropriate for anyone interested in roles in K-12 education (do not need to currently be on licensure track).
Come prepared to meet principals and school personnel, with extra copies of your resume, dressed in business professional attire, and with a SMILE!
Two Opportunities to Join the Career Center Team!
Peer Career Advising & Special Projects (Career Development Internship)
The Career Development Intern (CDI) program provides paid internship experience right here on campus for undergraduate students at the University of Georgia. These interns assist the Career Center in serving UGA students, alumni and employers. The “career development” aspect of this internship is two-fold—on one hand, you learn how to help other students with their own career needs through assisting with drop-in hours and office-wide events; on the other, you personally gain career development with the help of Career Center staff through weekly team meetings, one-on-one meetings with your supervisor, and staff mentor matching. You’ll also be assigned projects that fit your interest areas and areas where you’d like to develop skills (as much as they are available, of course). For more details, and to apply, visit here.
Marketing (Brand Ambassador Program)
As a Career Center Brand Ambassador, you will gain valuable marketing skills while assisting the Career Center in promoting their signature events utilizing your personal social media accounts and campus network. You will also have the opportunity to participate in Career Center brand development, and assist with creating and implementing innovative marketing strategies. Brand Ambassadors will work on a team under the supervision of two Career Consultants in the UGA Career Center. For more details, and to apply, visit here.
Upcoming Career Center Events
Arch Ready: Career Assessments 101 - Interests
March 6th, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Clark Howell Hall, Multipurpose Room (Rm. 246)
In this interactive workshop, you will learn about your interests and how they relate to majors and careers. In order to attend this workshop, you will need to take a free online interest assessment, click here to begin. Pre-registration is required on Handshake.
Arch Ready: Resumes and Cover Letters
March 6th, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 101
Join us for this interactive resume and cover letter presentation where you will leave with the ability to format a professional resume and cover letter, tailor a resume and cover letter to specific employers, industries, and jobs, and learn how to articulate your skills and experiences on a resume and cover letter.
Arch Ready: Career Assessments 102 - Personality
March 7th, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Clark Howell Hall, Multipurpose Room (Rm. 246)
In this interactive workshop, you will learn about your personality type and how it relates to majors and careers. In order to attend this workshop, you will need to take a free online personality assessment, click here to begin. Pre-Registration is required on Handshake and the password for the assessment will be on the Handshake registration page.
Online Networking with Employers: Connect with Aldi, Cintas, and Synergis
March 7th, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Online
We know it’s hard to find the time to attend networking events and career fairs in-person, so we are bringing employers to you! You’ll have the opportunity to virtually connect with recruiters from various companies to learn more about their company’s vision and values, their ideal candidates, and current and future open positions. Alumni and employers will have 10 minute chats to learn more about one and other and answer questions. In addition, companies will record 20 minute introductory webinars that you can view prior to the event. Register now to make your next meaningful career connection – all online!
Arch Ready: Handshake 101
March 8th, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Clark Howell Hall, Multipurpose Room (246)
In July 2016, the Career Center transitioned to a new job and internship platform, Handshake. Come to this workshop to learn more about how to use Handshake to the fullest in your job/internship search! Please bring a laptop, tablet, or other mobile device with you to this workshop to follow along through the presentation. Pre-registration is required on Handshake.
Webinar: Dealing with Difficult Coworkers
March 8th, Noon-1:00 p.m., Online
Are work relationships making it hard for you to enjoy your job? A recent Gallup study showed that 62% of participants found that their coworkers cause more stress than their boss. How can you deal with difficult teammates, superiors, even clients? This webinar will teach you how to leverage coaching skills and effective communication skills to enhance your relationship with any coworker or employee, including difficult teammates or staff members. You will learn valuable coaching tools and techniques such as active listening, how to use powerful questions to change the tone of any conversation, and how to design more effective professional relationships to make them work for you, not against you.
Click here to book an appointment!
The Student Success and Advising Center (SSAC) is seeking interns for summer and fall 2018. If you're looking to gain experience in the areas of Business, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Recruitment, and Project Management, this internship is for you! It is also eligible as an Experiential Learning opportunity! Click the graphic for more information and to apply. The application deadline is March 23rd.
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.
During the summer, the Center for Leadership and Service partners with six local organizations in Athens to provide internships for eight UGA students. The internship program provides students the opportunity to cultivate skills and gain knowledge about non-profit and community engagement work, while making a positive impact in Athens. Through this experience, participants have the opportunity to earn a monetary award of $1000 upon successful completion and potentially course credit. Applications are due March 9th. For more information, click here.
Applications for 2018-19 FACS Ambassadors are now open. Click the graphic above to apply!
10. #Tell My Story
It is easier to make assumptions about people than it is to spend time getting to know someone. When we are quick to judge someone based on their appearance, we miss out on who they really are. Join us for #TellMyStory, an interactive event challenging biases on Thursday, March 8th, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Tate Intersection. Free for UGA-Card holding students & open to the public.
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A description of my first encounter with culture shock in Ghana.
These influential leaders helped shape the future of the college
Study Away (international and domestic) scholarships help cover the cost of your trip.
The UGA Student Dietetic Association is an organization run by students majoring in dietetics.
Final Day at Ridge Hospital