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:
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!
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:
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.
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!
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
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
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
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!
The application for 2017 FACS Study Away Scholarships is now available!
See the FACS Study Away Scholarships page for more information and to apply.
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.
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:
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!
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.
Thursday, November 10
365 Northridge Road, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30350
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!
We hope to see you there!
Check out the FACS Events page for a complete listing of everything going on this week.
A story of how a simple canoe tour on the Mole River meant so much more than just a tour.
Ghanaian Church Experience as an Outsider
Overview of our 12 hour bus ride.
Ghana is a diverse land.
An overview of our morning at the busy market in Accra during our first day in Ghana!