A weekly digest of news, events, and opportunities for all undergraduate FACS students.
Friday, March 9, 2018
The spring 2018 Withdrawal Deadline is Monday, March 19th. Before making any adjustments to your schedule it is always helpful to verify with the Office of Student Financial Aid whether a change to your registered hours will impact your financial aid status.
Happy Child Life Month from UGA’s Child Life Organization and the Child Life Graduate Students! March is Child Life Month and we are celebrating by spreading the word about the empowering, engaging, and playful services Certified Child Life Specialists provide to patients and their families in and out of the hospital. Stop by the table on the first floor of Dawson Hall on Thursday, March 22nd from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM to learn more. The table will include fun activities and prizes!
Think you’re going miss the table? To learn more about Child Life, please visit www.childlife.org or reach out to UGA’s Child Life Organization or the UGA Child Life Graduate Program. For more information, contact Dr. Kimberlee Spencer.
First- and Second-Year Career Trek
Friday, March 23rd, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Register Here: https://uga.joinhandshake.com/events/133639
Opportunities to Join the Career Center Team for 2018-19!
Peer Career Advising & Special Projects (Career Development Internship) – *Higher Level Commitment*
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). Find more details and the application here.
Marketing (Brand Ambassador Program) – *Lower Level Commitment*
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. Find more details and the application here.
The Financial Planning Association is having an amazing networking opportunity for full-time positions and internships in the Atlanta area! The FPA of GA Annual Spring Career Fair is just around the corner! The Career Fair will be held on March 23rd, from 12:00–4:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to show initiative and stand out to employers. Please dress in business casual/professional. Also, bring resumes, business cards, and/or portfolios. For more information and instructions on how to register, please click here.
No classes will be held March 12th – March 16th. Have a safe and relaxing break!
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.
Have you interviewed with a health professional school this application cycle?
The Pre-Health Advising Office is developing a series of mock interviews, and we would like feedback from students on the most common interview styles encountered as well as questions asked. If you have interviewed during the 2017-2018 application cycle for a health professional school (med, dent, opt, PA, PT, OT, Nursing, etc.), please take the time to fill out our survey.
The Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) is looking for motivated students to join the Prepared Dawgs Ambassador Program. Ambassadors will act as liaisons to the student body and work to promote a safe and prepared campus environment. Applications are now available and will close on March 31st. For more information about the Prepared Dawgs Ambassador Program, please click the above graphic. This information is also available on the Office of Emergency Preparedness website.
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Tour of Kasapreko Company: An Indigenous Ghanaian Beverage Bottling Company
Public health efforts are being incorporated into the culture rich, Madina Market.
The moment it felt like we were a family in Ghana.
Finding peace and seeing the value of the journey.
A description of my first encounter with culture shock in Ghana.