FACS Connection - October 23, 2015

October 23rd, 2015 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: Message from Career Consultant
  2. Announcement: Senior Portraits for 2016 Pandora Yearbook
  3. Announcement: Body Project Class
  4. Course Announcement: FHCE 3110
  5. Course Announcement: FHCE 5900
  6. Internship Opportunity: FACS Legislative Aide
  7. Internship Opportunity: Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau
  8. Job Opportunity: Teach for America
  9. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  10. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

1. Announcement: Message from Career Consultant

Dear FACS Family,

It is with mixed emotions that I announce that I will no longer be serving as your Career Consultant.  I have recently accepted a position as the Director of Career Education and Professional Development at Piedmont College.  I will be starting this position on Nov. 2nd with my last official day at UGA being Oct. 30th.

Although I am very excited about this new opportunity, I am very sad to be leaving the Career Center and FACS.  My experience working in FACS and the center has been a fantastic journey.  It has been a sincere pleasure to know each of you.  I hope that I will continue to connect with you all in the future.  I know all of you will go on to be leaders and world changers, if you are not all ready.  Thank you all for allowing me to be a part of your journey.  I could not have had a better experience anywhere else!

Now some house keeping things: 

  • During the interim period, as we are between consultants, Dawson Drop-In Hours on Tuesdays are canceled.
  • However, you have access to career help every day from 12-2 during the Career Center Walk-In Hours in Clark Howell Hall.  There will also be peer to peer resume critiques in the Student Success and Advising Center coming soon!
  • You can still make appointments to meet with a career consultant who I have prepared to work with our specific majors.  Call 706-543-3375 to schedule an appointment.
  • You can still earn the FACS Arch Ready Certificate this semester.  Stop by the Student Success and Advising Center for a brochure.

Again, I will miss working with you and wish you all success in your futures!

Best Wishes,

Brittany Kinard

2. Announcement: Senior Portraits for 2016 Pandora Yearbook


Time to celebrate all you’ve achieved!

Senior Portraits for the 2016 Pandora Yearbook

When: Beginning Monday, October 26th

Where: Tate Student Center, Room 352

Schedule your appointment at www.ouryear.com, entering school code 87160, or by calling 1-800-OUR-YEAR (687-9327), during normal business hours.

Please be prepared to provide the photographer with your major at the time of your sitting.

Don’t forget that you can use these portraits for your Professional Networking and Job Search sites.

Please do not miss this opportunity to be photographed for the 2016 Pandora Yearbook.

3. Announcement: Body Project Class

We are recruiting students to participate in the Body Project, a 2-session, interactive, peer-led class, which aims to help students feel better about their bodies. The class encourages students to verbally challenge the “thin ideal” that is prevalent in our society and the media through interactive role plays and written exercises. Through challenging the “thin ideal,” this program has been shown to improve body image satisfaction. The program curriculum is targeted toward individuals who identify as women; however, men are welcome to participate as well.

In order to get the most out of the class, we ask that you only register if you are able to attend both 2-hour sessions. Please email Brittany Bingeman at bbingeman@uhs.uga.edu if you are interested in registering for the November classes, and please specify which class you would like to attend (Tuesday or Wednesday classes). Classes will be held at a central location on campus – likely MLC, Tate, or Journalism. Once registered, you will be notified of the exact location.

Tuesday Class (please be able to attend both sessions):

  • Tuesday, November 3 (session 1) – 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 10 (session 2) – 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday Class (please be able to attend both sessions):

  • Wednesday, November 4 (session 1) – 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 11 (session 2) – 5:30-7:30 p.m.

In order for students to get the most out of the classes, they will be limited to 8 participants each and students will be registered on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested, but classes are full, we will gladly keep your contact information and notify you with the spring schedule of classes.

Thank you for your interest!

Brittany Bingeman, MEd, MS, RD, LD

Nutrition Counseling Coordinator

University Health Center

Athens, GA 30602

P: (706)-542-8690

F: (706)-542-9778


4. Course Announcement: FHCE 3110

5. Course Announcement: FHCE 5900

6. Internship Opportunity: FACS Legislative Aide

Experience the excitement of legislation in action and learn hands-on skills in a high speed environment!

  • Connect first hand with how policies affect everyday lives of Georgians
  • Impact your academic and future career with networking opportunities
  • Meet influential Georgia leaders

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 and resume to Cara Simmons.  Once materials are received, an interview will be scheduled with Dean Fox and the selection committee.

Applications for Spring 2016 are available here.  All applications are due by Friday, November 6, 2015.

7. Internship Opportunity: Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau is seeking a PR/Communications Intern for Spring 2016.

Love Athens and love to write? The Athens Convention & 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.

The CVB markets Athens as a destination for leisure travel, meetings & conventions. We play a key role in economic development, as we draw visitor dollars to a wide segment of local businesses.

Responsibilities include: 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.

We particularly encourage applications from students with an interest in and/or experience with social media, as our intern is also responsible for assisting with content, promotion, monitoring and growth.

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

Send a resume and cover letter of interest to Hannah Smith, Athens CVB Director of Marketing & Communications, hsmith@VisitAthensGA.com. No phone calls, please.

8. Job Opportunity: Teach for America

Read more here!

9. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

Smith Baggett of Grove Eyewear

Monday, October 26, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

308 Dawson Hall

Smith Baggett from Grove Eyewear will be speaking on his product development and business startup experience on Monday, October 26, at 9:00 a.m. in 308 Dawson Hall.

Smith is a co-founder of Beatbox Beverages and successfully won funding on Shark Tank!  His new company, Grove Eyewear, produces innovative eyewear with natural wooden frames.  Smith is a graduate of Georgia Southern University and currently owns four businesses.

Smith is currently in search of two interns for an Athens location.  He needs a web content administrator and a graphic designer.

Come Monday and hear his story of how he went from bull riding to CEO!

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

10. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

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