FACS Connection - October 21, 2016

October 21st, 2016 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: Early In-Person Voting in Tate
  2. Announcement: International Photo and Video Contest
  3. Announcement: UGA World Leaders Accepting Applications
  4. Announcement: Entrepreneurship Certificate Accepting Applications
  5. FACS Career Consultant Corner
  6. Internship Opportunity: Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau
  7. Internship Opportunity: Jezebel and The Atlantan
  8. Research Opportunity: CURO Research Assistantships for Spring 2017
  9. Volunteer Opportunity: Experience UGA
  10. Volunteer Opportunity: ServeAthens Events
  11. Scholarship: FACS Study Away
  12. Club Meeting: Student Financial Planning Association
  13. Event: Post-Graduate Service Panel
  14. Event: UGA Graduate School Fair
  15. Event: UGA Law School Fair
  16. Upcoming Event: The Bridge, Session 2
  17. Upcoming Event: Networking Event with Nolan Transportation Group
  18. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  19. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

1. Announcement: Early In-Person Voting in Tate

  • Early in-person advance voting at Tate Student Center (Room 137) on Tuesday, November 1, and Wednesday, November 2, from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Must be registered in Athens-Clarke County to vote at Tate
  • Must provide valid photo ID when voting (e.g., driver’s license)

2. Announcement: International Photo and Video Contest

The International Photo and Video Contest is an Office of International Education tradition that serves to recognize our students’ worldly adventures and supports our campus-wide celebration of International Education Week each November. The International Photo and Video Contest is open to all UGA students, including international students, those currently studying abroad, and those who have recently studied, traveled, or worked abroad.

We are now taking photo and video submissions! The deadline for submissions is Monday, October 31, at 11:59 p.m.

There are five categories for photos and one category for videos. Students can enter up to 2 photos and 1 video. Categories include:

  • Dawgs Around the World: Photos of students, faculty and staff showing off their Georgia gear abroad
  • Dawgs Around the World in Action: Photos of students engaging in experiential learning while abroad
  • World People and Culture: Photos of students’ experiences interacting with people while abroad
  • Landscape and Wildlife: Photos of student experiences with nature while abroad
  • Global U.S.: Photos of students’ global experiences within the United States (typically international students enter in this category)
  • Video category topic is “What did you learn while abroad?”

Winners will be announced during International Education Week on Friday, November 18, at the International Coffee Hour in Memorial Hall Ballroom (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.). This event will include prizes, food, and the presentation of the People’s Choice award. We welcome all students to join us in this event!

More information, including contest rules and the link to the submission form, is available here. To inquire about the contest, please contact Elizabeth Baldwin.

3. Announcement: UGA World Leaders Accepting Applications

UGA World Leaders provide the first official welcome to all new international University of Georgia students and help them prepare for a successful beginning on campus. This position provides a unique opportunity to have a positive impact on newly admitted international students while also developing leadership, communication, and teamwork skills. World Leaders work closely with International Student Life staff to ensure a successful orientation. The opportunity to work closely on a team with a select group of fellow student leaders is the most challenging and potentially rewarding aspect of the World Leaders experience.

This position is available to all UGA students to include undergraduate, graduate, or professional students. Students may only serve as a World Leader for two (2) years. A World Leader may only serve a third year if selected for the Senior World Leader role.  World Leaders provide leadership, guidance, and support to international students while serving as a role model. During International Student Orientation week, the role of a World Leader requires dedication, high energy, and exemplary support for students. The week is a long but rewarding experience for the World Leaders and the new international students.

Information sessions will be held at 5:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Monday, October 24, in MLC 207
  • Thursday, November 10, in MLC 274

Attending an information session is not required to apply, but strongly encouraged.

The deadline to apply for 2017 is Friday, November 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Apply now!

4. Announcement: Entrepreneurship Certificate Accepting Applications

It's time to apply for the Entrepreneurship Certificate Program!

Applications for the Entrepreneurship Certificate Program are officially open. Don't forget to submit your application before the portal closes on Tuesday, November 1. If you'd like more information on the course requirements, please visit the website or drop by the Entrepreneurship Program Office, located in 301 Brooks Hall.

Follow this link to begin your application process!

5. FACS Career Consultant Corner

Did you know? The Career Center offers walk-in hours Monday through Friday from 12-2pm where you can discuss any career related questions you may have with the Career Consultants. We are located in the second floor of Clark Howell Hall and we would love for you to stop by and see us!

Interested in going to grad school? Plug into these exciting upcoming events designed to help you prepare:

Arch Ready: Applying to Grad School

Date: Oct. 24th

Time: 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Location: Miller Learning Center, Room 250

The process of applying to graduate school can be overwhelming! Where should you start? Attend this session to learn the basics, including common requirements, tips for requesting recommendation letters, grad school timelines, and key questions to ask yourself (and potential graduate programs) throughout the application process.  

Arch Ready: Writing Personal Statements

Date: Oct 25th

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Location: Miller Learning Center, Room 250

Many graduate programs and high-demand majors at UGA require a personal statement as part of the application. What is the role of a personal statement in the admissions process? How can students craft strong statements, and what are some of the common challenges and mistakes of the writing process? This event will cover "best practices" of personal statement development, including reflective questions and exercises that can be used in the process. 

Graduate School Fair

Date: Oct 26th

Time: 11 AM – 2 PM

Location: Tate Student Center, Grand Hall

Meet with representatives from highly respected graduate and professional programs from across the country and overseas, representing areas such as business, law, health and medicine, public policy and many others.

View the list of participating graduate programs here: https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/892/student_preview

Brittany Smith, FACS Career Consultant


6. Internship Opportunity: Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau

Love Athens and love to write? The Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the official tourism marketing organization for Athens-Clarke County and is seeking a Communications/PR/Social Media Intern for Spring semester.

Responsibilities: content marketing including contributing posts to the blog, maintaining content on travel websites, email newsletters, assisting with media requests and press visits, print publications, and other marketing and promotional activities.

Early applications are encouraged as cover letters and resumes will be reviewed as received and interviews with highly qualified applicants scheduled.

For more information and to apply: www.visitathensga.com/about/jobs

7. Internship Opportunity: Jezebel and The Atlantan

Modern Luxury publications Jezebel and The Atlantan magazines are currently seeking Editorial Interns for the upcoming season. Our internships are at least 3 days a week, with flexible hours as necessary, plus evenings as needed for events and around deadline.

Application Deadline: Friday, November 11

Apply on Handshake

8. Research Opportunity: CURO Research Assistantships for Spring 2017

CURO, UGA’s Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, offers all undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in faculty-mentored research, regardless of discipline, major, or GPA – even students in their first year.

This fall, ten UGA students, six from FACS, have been paired with FACS faculty mentors as part of the CURO Research Assistantship program. Students in this program receive a stipend for semester-long research and will present their findings at the spring symposium.

If you are interested in participating in this program next semester, the Spring 2017 application deadline is Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Please see FACS Opportunities for Undergraduate Research, where new research projects with faculty are going up daily, for more information.

9. Volunteer Opportunity: Experience UGA

Experience UGA is a partnership with the Clarke County School District to bring all district students to campus throughout the year for a variety of educational field trips and to foster interest in higher education among the county students.

We currently need volunteers throughout the semester for our weekly 1st grade and Pre-K trips as well as our two 12th grade trips. If you are interested in learning more and volunteering with either of these trips, our last orientation will be held on Wednesday, November 2, at 3:30 p.m. at the Office of Service-Learning, located at 1242 S. Lumpkin St. (behind the Fanning Institute Building).

Questions? Contact experienceuga@gmail.com.

10. Volunteer Opportunity: ServeAthens Events

As the weather gets cooler and the leaves change colors, everyone wants to be outside. And there's no better thing to do outside than to serve others! Join ServeUGA throughout the month of October at Athens Land Trust, Action Ministries, and Keep Athens Beautiful for some service!

Sign up here. Transportation and snacks are provided!

11. Scholarship: FACS Study Away

The application for 2017 FACS Study Away Scholarships is now available!


  1. You must be an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student majoring in a FACS degree program and a participant of a FACS-approved study away program, which includes both international and domestic destinations.  
  2. Any scholarship criteria that mentions enrollment in a specific major as a condition for eligibility requires that you be admitted to the major.
  3. To be awarded, you must meet any additional criteria that are specific to the scholarship eligibility requirements as stipulated in the fund agreement. 
  4. You will need to ask one faculty member for a reference. Follow the directions for submitting your online application, which includes the reference form, to your faculty reference. Applications with reference are due on January 27, 2017, by 5:00 p.m.

See the FACS Study Away Scholarships page for more information and to apply.

12. Club Meeting: Student Financial Planning Association

The Student Financial Planning Association will be meeting on Tuesday, October 25, at 6:30 p.m. in 208 Dawson Hall. Please join us for this opportunity to network with financial planning firms. We will also be discussing proper phone etiquette.

13. Event: Post-Graduate Service Panel

This event is sponsored by the Center for Leadership and Service. Contact Kyle Anderson at 706-542-6265 or andkyle@uga.edu with any questions.

14. Event: UGA Law School Fair

Whether you’re applying for 2017 or just in your first semester at UGA, come and meet recruiters from law schools all around the country! Here are just four of the over 75 law schools we have coming:

  • Boston College Law: 3rd in “Top Ten Law Schools That Pay Off” and 16th in the country in job placement for graduates, according to NALP. Don’t be scared by the price tag – 86% of the incoming class received some form of financial aid!
  • Duke Law School: Come hear about “The Duke Way” and Duke’s T14 status.
  • Wake Forest Law School: Nestled in the beautiful WF campus, the law school provides easy access to Winston-Salem, and the median scholarship award is $24K to help offset costs. Best of all, admission to all Wake Forest sporting events (basketball anyone?) is FREE to students!
  • Tulane School of Law: The location in New Orleans’s Garden District can’t be beat, but don’t overlook the benefits of going to law school in an “energy state” where the economy is strong.

15. Upcoming Event: The Bridge, Session 2

The Bridge, Session 2

Thursday, November 3, 5:15-6:30 p.m.

116 Dawson Hall

The Bridge is a four-part series that connects new students to people, resources, and opportunities at UGA and within the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Each program focuses on relevant themes in this unique transition.

Join us for the second session of the year! If you couldn’t make the first one, don’t worry. You'll interact with current students and faculty and enjoy some yummy food. We’ll also have breakout sessions focused on stress, money management, college life, and more. Food is available at 5:15 p.m. with the program starting at 5:30 p.m.

Click here to register!

16. Upcoming Event: Networking Event with Nolan Transportation Group

Please join us for a networking event at Nolan Transportation Group’s Atlanta Office! NTG provides third-party logistical services for over 5,000 customers across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Its carrier base consists of over 40,000 independent transportation and trucking companies to facilitate movement of customers’ products. Great opportunities for upward mobility and growth, and the company promotes from within. Enjoy appetizers, a resume improvement workshop, and much more.

RSVP or learn more by emailing marketing@ntgfreight.com. Check out open positions at www.ntgfreight.com. Suggested dress is business professional.

Thursday, November 10

6:00-8:00 p.m.
365 Northridge Road, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30350


17. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

SAFCS October Meeting

Tuesday, October 25, 5:30 p.m.

116 Dawson Hall

Ever wanted to go on a haunted scavenger hunt through the eerie halls of Dawson? If so, the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences would like to invite you to join us as we scavenge our way through Dawson at our October meeting!

After a presentation from one of our outstanding Fashion Merchandising students, Ayana Sears, we will be using clues to discover the secrets that lie within our very own Dawson Hall!

If you would like to purchase our 2016 SAFCS T-shirt, follow this link to order before November 2! For any questions, please contact Sarah Beth Massengale.

We hope to see you there!

Check out the FACS Events page for a complete listing of everything going on this week.

18. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

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