A weekly digest of news, events, and opportunities for all undergraduate FACS students.
Friday, November 2, 2018
1. SSAC Live Chat!
The Student Success and Advising Center features a Live Chat on the Student Success and Advising Center webpage. To access the Live Chat, visit www.fcs.uga.edu/ssac/, click on the Live Chat button on the webpage, and have your questions answered. You can ask about changing your major, signing up for an advising appointment, getting involved, and more!
This Live Chat feature is available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. and Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. If staff are unavailable, questions will be routed to the center’s email@example.com email.
FACS now has new hours for the fall semester!
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Upcoming Career Center Events
Arch Ready: Careers in Social Services and Counseling Panel
November 5th; 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.; Dawson Hall, Room 116
There are many career options within social services and counseling. This panel program, part of the UGA Career Center's Arch Ready Professionalism Certificate series, will feature 4-5 professionals in professions including private practice therapy, family and children services, nonprofit direct service, and case management in a higher education setting. The program is designed to help students develop knowledge about their options and ask questions related to their interests. Topics covered will include training requirements for the field, common challenges and rewards of the work, and tips for aspiring social services and counseling professionals.
Arch Ready: Budgeting and Money Management
November 6th; 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.; Miller Learning Center , Room 102
College of Agriculture and Environmental Science is once again sponsoring a Food and Agribusiness Entrepreneurial Initiative (FABricate) for all UGA students. This a great opportunity for teams of students to develop a product concept and the surrounding business plan to “pitch” at a competition finale. More information regarding this program can be viewed at http://www.caes.uga.edu/students/experiential-learning/fabricate.html and a promotional video is available at https://www.facebook.com/UGACAESstudents/videos/1912092722430885/.
5. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
Apply to be an Experience UGA Ambassador!
The Experience UGA Ambassadors will serve from the beginning of Spring 2019 - the end of Fall 2019 as ambassadors for the University of Georgia to the Clarke County School District. They will create a presence in the community through their participation in Experience UGA trips and events as well as School District and community events. Serving as an Experience UGA Ambassador will be included on your Experiential Learning Transcript (and meets the requirement for students in the College of Education, College of Family and Consumer Sciences, and College of Arts and Sciences). Experience UGA Ambassadors will enhance their leadership competency by developing their skills in civic engagement, critical thinking, communication, ethical reasoning, and reflection, and have the opportunity in the future to take on further leadership roles within the program if desired. The deadline to apply is Sunday, November 4th! Check out the Engage page for additional information and updates. If you have any questions or want more information, please contact Alison Doherty. Application link: https://tinyurl.com/ExpUGAambassador.
Bulldog Basics is a collaborative effort led by the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (SAFCS) and supported by FACS and Embark UGA. A variety of personal hygiene items are available for students to access as needed. Bulldog Basics is funded by a UGA Sustainability Grant awarded fall 2016 and by a UGA Parents and Families Leadership Council Grant, awarded in spring 2017. Item donations are accepted in the Student Success and Advising Center (112 Dawson Hall).
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Supplies for Success is here for students who are in need of school supplies for class. The School Supply Closet provides pencils, paper, binders, and other items needed to be successful throughout the school year. Supplies for Success is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 p.m., in Aderhold Hall. For more information, or if you would like to donate an item, please contact Callie Cole. Please note that University – purchased items cannot be donated!
International Student Life (ISL) is celebrating International Education Week! International Education Week promotes the benefits of international education and worldwide exchange. Throughout the week, this organization will host different events to show the importance of international education opportunities. ISL will also be celebrating diversity here at UGA! Click here for the upcoming events.
The UGA Extension allows interns to be paired up with an agent within the state, while working with the organization to be a service to Georgia inside and outside the office. The Extension internship also qualifies for UGA's undergraduate experiential learning requirement. Summer 2019 internship applications are due February 1st, 2019. Interested in knowing the rewards of interning with Extension from the students who lived it? Visit the website for more information and to apply.
The Entrepreneurship Program will be hosting their Speaker Series event this Tuesday, November 6th, 5:30 p.m. featuring Katie Jacobs, Founder and Owner of Cheeky Peach. If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, you are welcome to attend!
Stethoscope Magazine is a student-run magazine and is a vital resource to undergraduates. Our goal is to help all pre-health students at UGA by providing insightful information and guidance on how to navigate through the requirements and challenges of obtaining admission to graduate programs. We also keep our readers up to date on news and innovations in healthcare. This semester we are offering a merit-based scholarship open to all majors at the University of Georgia. The Leara Scholarship is a $500 scholarship to be used for furthering education. The application closes on Sunday, November 4th at 11:59 p.m. Click here to apply and tell your friends!
FACS Destination of the Week: London
About London! This program not only allows students to earn class credit, but students have the opportunity to experience a beautiful city! Students are housed in the heart of London where there are opportunities to tour museums, visit historic sites, and attend art festivals. Students are able to gain valuable experience while being involved with the fashion industry and design studios in London. This program has a lot to offer and if thinking about applying, feel free to attend one of the upcoming information sessions in November!
Class Credit! Students are able to earn 6-9 hours of class credit. To see the list of the courses offered, please click here.
Scholarships! The deadline to apply for FACS Study Away scholarships is January 25, 2019. Requirements and applications can be found on the FACS Study Away Scholarships website.
FACS Club of the Week presents: Student Merchandising Association (SMA)
What is SMA? The Student Merchandising Association (SMA) strives to equip its members with the skills needed in the fashion industry. This organization gives students the opportunity to participate in merchandising, styling, fashion shows, risk management, advertising, and more! SMA takes pride in keeping their members engaged and everyone is needed due the organization’s high involvement in campus fashion events.
Benefits of Becoming a Member! SMA members not only gain experience while working hands on with Athens boutiques during Fashion Week, but students are also able to network and build relationships with other members and student organizations.
Join! This organization, is designated to students of any major who share an interest in fashion. Fashion Merchandising majors are strongly encouraged to join! To become a member, you must submit your $25 dues.
Already a Member? Be More Involved! Attending the SMA meetings is a great way to stay connected with any upcoming events or guest speakers the club may have. Each year, SMA participates in UGA Annual Fashion Week. This is a great way to put your fashion skills to the test! Students are able to help with styling and production of the show! For more ways to be involved, please contact one of the SMA Committee members.
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