FACS Connection - October 20, 2017

October 20th, 2017 Author: April Bullard  |  706-542-4847  |  More about April

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

Friday, October 20, 2017

  1. Dawson Drop-ins
  2. Visitors Center Applications
  3. FACS Career Consultant Career 
  4. Global Social Venture Competition
  5. Halloween Themed Tours and Events
  6. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  7. Bulldog Basics – Volunteers Needed
  8. Volunteer Opportunity: ESP Fall Festival
  9. London Study Abroad Programs
  10. FACS Legislative Aide Internship Opportunity
  11. Academic Scholarships in FACS

1.  Dawson Drop-ins


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

2. Visitors Center Application

Visit Georgia

The Visitors Center is looking to hire new additions to their team of campus tour guides. This position is ideal for undergraduates having a great experience at UGA and who want to be a part of telling our story to the more than 30,000 campus guests who take a UGA campus tour each year. The application deadline is October 31st at 4:00 p.m.

For job details and application information please click here.

3. FACS Career Consultant Corner

Majoring in Nutritional Sciences, Not Pre-Health, Not Sure What Your Options Are?

So You’re Not Pre-Health: Alternative Pathways for Nutritional Sciences Majors

Do you feel like all your classmates are pre-health? Learn about ways to utilize your Nutritional Sciences degree in career pathways outside of medical or health-related professional school. 

November 13th, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Dawson Hall, Room 312


Upcoming Career Center Events

Women of UGA Online Networking: Alumnae and Students Connect

October 24th, 12:30-2:00 p.m., Online

Students will get the opportunity to connect with alumnae professionals who live around the world to discuss topics that affect women in the workplace. Alumnae will share experiences, exchange career tips and students can build a global professional network - all online!

Explore Lab: Choosing a Major Workshop

October 24th, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Clark Howell Hall Multipurpose Room 246

Come to this interactive workshop that will help you choose a major! This workshop is open to first- and second-year students exploring majors at UGA. This workshop is limited to 25 people per session and pre-registration on Handshake is required

Arch Ready: Professional Etiquette and Communication

October 24th, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 150

Attend this workshop to learn more about common etiquette challenges faced by new professionals and how to effectively communicate with others in a professional setting.

LGBTQ: Interviewing Tips

October 25th, 11:30-12:30 p.m., Tate Student Center, Room 143

This workshop will provide participants a chance to explore resumes, cover letters, and interviews. In addition, the process of if/when and how to come out at work/in the job search process is discussed.

Webinar: Beyond Your Blind Spot – Navigating Workplace Bias

October 25th, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Online

During this interactive session, participants will learn more about the meaning of implicit bias and ways that biases are formulated. Understanding implicit bias is important, as these views can alter our professional success by shaping our decisions, attitudes, and reactions.

Arch Ready: How to Negotiate Your First Salary

October 25th, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 150

This workshop will walk you through the steps of negotiating your first salary, from doing research to finding your target salary to providing sample language to have this conversation with future employers. 

First Generation College Students: Social Media and the Job Search

October 25th, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Sanford Hall, Room 209

Are you a first generation college student? Come learn about how to effectively use social media during your job search.

Cultivate a Career You Love Using Your Values and Skills

October 26th, 3:00-4:30 p.m., Clark Howell Hall Multipurpose Room 246

Attend this interactive workshop to gain knowledge regarding your values and skills and use it for your job/internship search.

For questions about Career Center sponsored events, please contact your FACS Career Consultant, Brittany Smith.

4. Global Social Venture Competition

The Global Social Venture Competition is kicking off for our 2018 season. GSVC is open to entrepreneurs with an early stage business that has a social or environmental objective and includes at least one student member. US Western and Eastern Regional Finals are held at UC Berkeley and Georgia Tech, respectively, and finalists from around the world will compete in Milan for $80,000 in prizes this year. Spread the word to other students, campus groups, and networks!

First Round submissions are due on December 4th through our application portal.

For more information about the competition, including a complete timeline, eligibility requirements, and more, please visit our website.

5. Halloween Themed Tours and Events


On Oct. 24th and 25th, the University of Georgia’s Student Alumni Association is hosting its annual Nightmare on Broad Street Ghost Tours on North Campus. Tours are free and leave at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. both nights. The tours begin and end at the Arch in downtown Athens. Stories heard throughout the tour range from the history of certain buildings on campus to paranormal activities that occur in some of the older sorority houses off-campus. Canned food donation is strongly encouraged.

Late Night Halloween Arts and Crafts

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Feeling creative? Spend your night at the Tate Student Center making spooky arts and crafts. The event will be held Thursday, October 26th, from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m.

6. FACS Events Pick of the Week!


FDN Seminar: “Tart Cherries’ Potent Antioxidant Benefits”

Kristine Polley, a PhD student in the UGA Department of Foods and Nutrition will present, "Tart Cherries' Potent Antioxidant Benefits." Kristine is conducting her doctoral research in the Human Nutrition Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Jamie Cooper. Kristine’s research is currently focused on obesity and the effects of different high fat diets on metabolism and hunger/satiety hormones.

Lunch will follow. 

Date:  October 25th

Time:  11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

Location:  Dawson Hall, Room 310

7. Bulldog Basics - Volunteers Needed

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 bulldogbasics@uga.edu if interested. 


8. Volunteer Opportunity: ESP Fall Festival

Extra Special People, Inc.

We need your help!

SAFCS and HDFSA are teaming up to bring smiles to individuals with disabilities. The festival will be held October 22nd from 1:00-7:00 p.m.  For more information please contact McKenzie Lamb.

9. London Study Abroad Programs


10. FACS Legislative Aide Internship Opportunity


Experience the excitement of legislation in action and learn hands-on skills in a high speed environment! Meet influential Georgia leaders and connect firsthand with how policies affect the everyday lives of Georgians!
The FACS Legislative Aide Internship is an opportunity for juniors and seniors during spring semester to intern for a Georgia senator/representative during the Georgia General Assembly session at the Capitol in Atlanta.  Interns also act as a guide to fellow FACS students at the college’s annual FACS Day at the Capitol in February.
To apply, complete the online application and submit a letter of recommendation along with a resume to success@uga.edu.  Once materials are received, an interview will be scheduled with Dean Fox and the selection committee.
If you are interested in advocacy, policy, or government, the Legislative Aide Program wants YOU! There are a few more slots available. To apply, please send an email to success@uga.edu or stop by the Student Success and Advising Center!

11. Academic Scholarships in FACS

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Looking for money to support your academic studies? FACS has several scholarship opportunities for you! All FACS majors have access to these scholarships. Applications open November 1, 201 , and closes March 23, 2018. Award notifications are made in May 2018. View the links for undergraduate and graduate applications!

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