FACS Connection - October 19, 2018

October 19th, 2018 Author: April Bullard  |  706-542-4847  |  More about April

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

Friday, October 19, 2018

  1. SSAC Live Chat!
  2. New Hours for Dawson Drop-Ins
  3. FACS Career Consultant Corner
  4. UGA Mini Involvement Fairs
  5. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  6. Bulldog Basics Update – New Locations
  7. Trio McNair Program
  8. FACS Study Away!
  9. Get Involved With FACS!
  10. Follow Us On Social Media!

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 success@uga.edu email.

2. New Hours for Dawson Drop-Ins


Do you have a few quick questions? Come to Dawson Drop-ins in 112 Dawson Hall with no appointment needed!

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.

3. FACS Career Consultant Corner


FB - Career Caravan Fall 2018

Apply at https://uga.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2058918

Diversity and Inclusion Networking Dinner 2018

You're invited to attend a special Diversity Networking Dinner hosted by the UGA Career Center. This unique event will take place at Maggiano’s Little Italy (Buckhead) in Atlanta, GA on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Dinner and transportation will be provided. All students are welcome at this event; however pre-registration is required and space is limited.

This is an opportunity for you to interact with employers in a more intimate setting away from campus! Past confirmed employer participants include Aldi, Aflac, Amazon, AT &T, First Data, Lincoln Financial, Raymond James, SunTrust, Teach for America, and Target. To view the constantly-updated list of employers attending, please visit https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/7598/student_preview

To Register:

  1. Complete and print the Diversity Networking Dinner Student Registration Form linked below (in either .pdf or .docx format) and bring it to the Career Center Front Desk, located on the 2nd floor of Clark Howell Hall.
    Diversity Networking Dinner Student Registration Form - Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format
    Diversity Networking Dinner Student Registration Form - Microsoft Word (.docx) format
  2. Bring a $10 deposit to the Career Center Front Desk, located on the 2nd floor of Clark Howell Hall. The deposit will be returned to you on the evening of the dinner. Your deposit can be submitted via cash or check. The deadline to register is Thursday, Nov. 1st  at 5:00 p.m.
  3. Submit your resume into the Diversity & Inclusion Networking Dinner Resume Book

Upcoming Career Center Events:

Arch Ready: Social Media and the Job Search

October 23rd; 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.; Miller Learning Center, Rm. 102

4. UGA Mini Involvement Fairs

Looking for more ways to be involved? There’s still time to visit one of the mini involvement fairs! Each date will have student organizations that specialize in service, leadership, recreation, and gaming. These involvement fairs will be held at the Tate Student Center concourse from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the above dates.

5. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

Deadline extended: Spring 2019 FACS Legislative Aide (LA) Internship Program

The new Spring 2019 FACS Legislative Aide (LA) Internship Program deadline is Friday, November 2nd. The stipend is now $4000!


Experience the excitement of legislation in action and learn hands-on skills in a high speed environment! This internship is open to FACS undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Connect first hand with how policies affect you and the everyday lives of Georgians
  • Impact your academic and future career with networking opportunities by attending events/meetings with and for your assigned legislator
  • Receive a monthly stipend during your internship
  • Earn valuable experience and knowledge of the legislative process while working in a full-time position
  • As an undergraduate, fulfill the Experiential learning requirement
  • Receive academic course credit

The FACS Legislative Aide Internship Program is an exclusive opportunity for FACS undergraduate and graduate students. LAs intern for a Georgia senator/representative during the Georgia General Assembly session at the Capitol in Atlanta during the spring. Interns also act as a guide at the college’s annual FACS Day at the Capitol on Thursday, February 14TH, 2019.

Spots are limited! Applications are available here. To apply, complete the online application and submit required materials. Once all application materials are received, an interview will be scheduled with Dean Fox and the program director.

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6. Bulldog Basics Update – New Locations

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).

New Locations!

  • Dawson Hall - 1st Floor Unisex Bathroom
  • Tate Student Center - Center for Leadership and Service Unisex Bathroom
  • Milledge Hall - Unisex Bathroom
  • ASPIRE Clinic - Hallway to Graduate Offices 

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.


7. Trio McNair Program

The application for TRIO McNair is open until January 27, 2019. Students who will be entering their 2nd or 3rd year in Fall 2019, are Pell-eligible and first generation or from an underrepresented student population can apply if they are interested in pursuing a PhD. The TRIO McNair program provides an 8-week paid summer research program, travel assistance to present research nationally, graduate school tours, GRE prep classes, and MUCH more. For more information, visit http://dae.uga.edu/resources/mcnair/. The next information session will be held on Wednesday, November 14th, at 5:00 p.m. in Miller Learning Center Rm. 267! See the above flyer for additional information.

8. FACS Study Away!

 students holding fabrics

FACS Destination of the Week: Ghana

About Ghana! This program focuses on learning more about entrepreneurship while working with different Ghanaian craftsman in developing an array of merchandise. The merchandise created is even able to be brought back and sold in boutiques across Athens, Georgia. Students will also be able to visit different villages to learn the specific techniques and custom fabrics used by West African clothing designers. The Ghanaian Interdisciplinary program not only highlights the production of West African clothing but also includes service learning projects!  

Class Credit! This program takes place during the Maymester, and during your three week stay, you are able to earn 6-9 credit hours. Not only are you gaining class credit, but you are getting hands on experience while you visit different sites to learn how other designers create and market their products. 

Application! To apply, please visit the FACS Ghana Interdisciplinary website or email Dr. Clair McClure.

Scholarships! There are many scholarships available to help fund your study abroad program. For our international and domestic programs, 30 of 47 students were awarded scholarships. The deadline to apply for scholarships for the Maymester and summer programs is January 25, 2019. Requirements and applications can be found on the  FACS Study Away Scholarships website.

9. Get Involved With FACS!


FACS Club of the Week presents: Student Financial Planning Association (SFPA)

What is SFPA? The Student Financial Planning Association is a club for students who all share an interest in financial planning. This club holds meetings bi-weekly in Dawson Hall. During these meetings, there may be guest speakers or financial planning firms who enjoy coming to UGA to speak to students about their companies. These firms may even include alumni who have decided to come back and connect with current SFPA members.  

Benefits of Becoming a Member! There have been countless students who have been able to network with financial planning firms and receive internships or full-time positions.  

Join! To become a member, you must submit your $10 dues. This money goes towards funding the SFPA meetings and SFPA events. Members receive exclusive access to internship and job opportunities outside of our meetings as well as recap notes from all of our meetings, even if they cannot attend. For more information, please click here.

Already a Member? Be More Involved! If you desire to become the ideal SFPA member, there are many ways to become more involved. Within SFPA, students can gain leadership experience through the Event Planning, Academic Outreach, and Record Keeping committees. The experience gained from participating would be great for applying to an officer position. SFPA also holds social events where students can not only engage with their fellow members but be a part of the volunteer opportunities available. If you are looking for more ways to stay connected, feel free to contact one of the SFPA officers!

10. Follow Us On Social Media!


Stay connected with FACS!

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