FACS Connection - March 31, 2017

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

Friday, March 31, 2017

1.Announcement: FACS Convocation Time Change

2.Announcement: Senior Signature Deadline is Today

3.Announcement: Summer Classes

4.Upcoming Event: G-Day with FACS

5.Service Opportunity: ServeUGA Interfaith Day of Service

6.Internship Opportunity: Special Collections Libraries FACS Exhibits Intern

7.Career Corner: Upcoming Events and Arch Ready

8.FACS Pick of the Week!

1. Announcement: FACS Convocation Time Change

The FACS Convocation Ceremony time has been changed from 4:00 pm and will now  be at 3:00 pm on Friday, May 5th in the Classic Center.

FACS Convocation is free to attend, but registration is required. Click on the photo to register.

2. Announcement: Senior Signature Deadline is Today

All May, August, and December 2017 graduates:

You have until Friday, March 31 to “Make your Mark” on FACS by giving a gift through the Senior Signature Program.

Senior Signature consists of a $50 gift: $20 of which goes straight to the Georgia Fund; the other $30 you can designate to any fund on campus. It’d be great if you chose to give your $30 to FACS – whether it be to the college, the Student Success and Advising Center, your department, etc.

Click the graphic above to give!

In recognition of your donation, your name will appear on the Class of 2017 Senior Signature plaque in Tate Plaza!

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3. Announcement: Summer Classes

It’s not too late to register for summer classes! The University of Georgia offers summer sessions for students in Georgia, online, and around the world.

To all FACS students:

If you still need to complete your cultural diversity requirement, register to take HDFS 4330: Diversity in Human Development and Family Systems this summer. If you have not completed HDFS 2100, contact Julie Patterson to have this prerequisite waived.

Click on the graphic above or log onto Athena to register for your summer courses.

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4. Upcoming Event: G-Day with FACS

Mark your calendars to spend G-Day with FACS!

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5. Service Opportunity: ServeUGA Interfaith Day of Service

Join ServeUGA for Interfaith Day of Service on Saturday, April 8th! 

Interfaith Day of Service seeks to encourage interfaith conversations through service, fostering understanding and empathy by recognizing the common ground between different faiths, but also what makes them unique. 

We will be assigning volunteers to sites for this event, but if you have a preference of friends to volunteer with, you can indicate that when you register online for the event. Registration will be at the Tate Student Center Room 135 Reception Hall. Registration will begin at 8:00am and will be followed by a program with guest speakers starting at 8:30am. We will depart campus by 9:15am and service projects will start by 9:30am. Participants will serve at their assigned sites for about 2 hours and should be back on campus around 12:00pm. 

Transportation is provided, but volunteers are also welcome to carpool. A light snack is provided in the morning, but eating breakfast beforehand is encouraged. Insomnia Cookies will be treated after service!

The deadline to sign-up is Thursday, April 6th!

Click on the graphic above to register!

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6. Internship Opportunity: Special Collections Libraries FACS Exhibits Intern

Exhibits Intern

Hargrett Library for Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Georgia

Salary: $3,000 (300 hours @ $10.00/hour, Summer 2017)

The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library focuses on Georgia history and culture, holding rare books and Georgiana, historical manuscripts, photographs, maps, broadsides, and UGA archives and records. Other areas of emphasis include performing arts and natural history. Holdings date from the 15th century to the present. 

Project Description:

  • The exhibits intern will be charged with developing an exhibit focused on the history of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, on the occasion of the college’s centennial celebration in 2018. The finished exhibit will be on display in the Hargrett Galleries, Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries from January-April 2018.
  • With assistance and supervision from the position supervisor, the intern will be responsible for working with Libraries and FACS staff to select focus areas; researching and writing text for panels and caption labels; and identifying documents, photographs and objects for display, drawn largely from University Archives.
  • The work schedule is flexible, but all work on the project must take place between 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday, on site at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries (300 S. Hull Street).

Required Qualifications: The selected candidate should be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Candidates should have some experience with using primary sources for research and writing.

Desired Qualifications: Previous experience in exhibit development and/or writing effectively for a popular audience are highly valued. Above all, we are looking for a self- starter who can work independently and deliver a polished finished product.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, two references, and a writing sample. The cover letter should provide a detailed description of the applicant’s experience. The writing sample should demonstrate the applicant’s ability to communicate effectively and marshal evidence to support an argument.

Submit applications (via email), by April 17, 2017, to:

Kat Stein

Hargrett Library


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7. Career Corner: Upcoming Events and Arch Ready

Upcoming Events

Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

Date: April 4, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm

Location: Miller Learning Center Room 150

The University of Georgia Career Center will present the American Association of University Women's (AAUW) Start Smart Salary Negotiation workshop on our campus. AAUW’s Start Smart program is designed to empower women with the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate their salary and benefits packages. By learning strategies and practicing effective language, participants gain valuable skills they can use throughout their lives — well beyond their next negotiation.

As a result of participating in this session, you will learn how to…

  • Understand the gender pay gap, including its personal consequences
  • Quantify the market value of your education, skills, and experience
  • Conduct objective market research and determine a fair target salary
  • Create a strategic pitch and respond to salary offers

While the AAUW workshop focuses on women, this workshop is open to ALL UGA students. Regardless of your gender, you will find this workshop informative.

This event is only open to 50 students. You must register on Handshake in order to attend.

Ramsey Resume Critique Day

Date: April 6, 2017

Time: 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm

Location: Ramsey Student Center Room 215

Drop by the Ramsey Student Center to receive a 10 minute critique of your resume.

Arch Ready Programs

Writing a Personal Statement

Date: April 5, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm

Location; Miller Learning Center Room 150

At this session, you will learn how admissions committees use personal statements in the admission process. We'll cover the core components of a strong personal statement, common challenges and mistakes that can occur when writing a personal statement, and best practices to consider during the writing process. This event is open to all UGA students and pre-registration is NOT required.

FACS Bridge Part IV

Date: April 6, 2017

Time 5:15 pm until 6:30 pm

The Bridge is a four-part series in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences that connects new students to people, resources, and opportunities at UGA and within the college. Each program focuses on relevant themes in this unique transition. The Bridge connects your in class and out of class experiences; connects you to peers, faculty, staff and alumni; introduces you to student organizations and community outreach; and guides your academic, personal and career development. Join us and build your bridge to success!

This event is intended for FACS students only!

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8. FACS Pick of the Week!

Thursday, April 6, from 5:15 – 6:30 PM in Dawson Hall room 116.

The Bridge was created to help you connect your in-class and out-of-class experiences; connect you to your peers, faculty, staff and alumni; introduce you to student organizations and community outreach; and provide guidance for your academic, personal, and career development!

This event is also part of UGA Career Center’s Arch Ready Certificate. The Arch Ready Certificate is a great program geared towards helping you develop a strong sense of professionalism.

Click on the image above to register! If you have any questions, please email Tanacia Blackwell or Ahmaud Templeton.

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