A weekly digest of news, events, and opportunities for all undergraduate FACS students.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Do you have a few quick questions? Come to Dawson Drop-ins in 112 Dawson Hall with no appointment needed!
In 2018, we will recognize 100 individuals who positively shaped the College of Family and Consumer Sciences from its origins to present day.
Alumni, former and current faculty members and staff, friends and donors are all eligible for this recognition. Deserving individuals may be honored posthumously.
All honorees will be celebrated at the FACS 100 Gala: A Centennial Celebration, on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Classic Center in Athens.
The deadline for nominations for the FACS 100 Centennial Honorees has been extended to Sunday, November 5, 2017. Click here to learn more and submit your online nomination.
Student Nominations are encouraged!
Have you updated your resume? Have you had your resume reviewed this semester? Don’t forget that your FACS Career Consultant has weekly drop-in hours conveniently located in the Dawson Hall main lobby every Monday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Updating your resume regularly allows you to add information while it’s still fresh in your mind, and keeps you ready to jump on that next exciting opportunity!
Upcoming Career Center Events
International Students: U.S. Business Etiquette
October 30th, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 150
Have you ever noticed that in the U.S., people like to keep their distance from others and greet each other with a quick, firm handshake? Or have you found that customs from your home country are found unacceptable in the U.S.? Attend this workshop to learn more about U.S. business etiquette and how to successfully navigate the professional world in the U.S.
Arch Ready - Career Assessments 101: Interests
October 31st, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Clark Howell Hall, Multipurpose Room (246)
In this interactive workshop, you will learn about your interests and how they relate to majors and careers. In order to attend this workshop, you will need to take a free online interest assessment. This workshop is limited to 25 people per session and pre-registration on Handshake is required.
Arch Ready - Career Assessments 102: Personality Type
November 1st, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Clark Howell Hall, Multipurpose Room (246)
In this interactive workshop, you will learn about your personality type and how it relates to majors and careers. In order to attend this workshop, you will need to take a free online personality assessment. This workshop is limited to 25 people per session and pre-registration on Handshake is required. The password needed for the personality assessment will be on the registration page in Handshake.
Arch Ready: Budgeting and Money Management
November 2nd, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 150
Join us to learn from Financial Professionals about how to create and maintain a budget, learn strategies for effective debt management, and understand the benefits of investing for the future.
For questions about Career Center sponsored events, please contact your FACS Career Consultant, Brittany Smith.
Applications for the National Student Exchange program are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 academic year! This opportunity empowers students to take new courses, see new places, and make friends at one of nearly 200 NSE member institutions across the country. The deadline for the application is February 1, 2018. For more information or to access the application, please visit our Involvement Network webpage or email Eric Sneeden.
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If you’d like to submit an entry to the FACS Connection, please have all submissions sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday of the week you’d like your news to be sent. Include “FACS Connection Submission” in the subject line. Submissions received by the deadline will be included in the following Friday’s edition. If you are sending a submission that you want sent out during a specific week, please include that information in the email as well.
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Mental Health Forum: Breaking the Stigma
Please join us for Breaking the Stigma, Forum on Mental Health. The event will be held Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in the Miller Learning Center (Rm 171). Seating is open, doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the Panel Discussion will start at 6:00 p.m. Breaking the Stigma is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments and resource tables will be available prior to the panel discussion, and representatives from local organizations involved with mental health care promotion and services will be present. (Please note, this event will also be livestreamed on Facebook.) Click here to learn more about our panelists!
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 email@example.com if interested.
Experience UGA Ambassadors for the University of Georgia to the Clarke County School District will serve beginning Spring 2018 through the end of Fall 2018. Ambassadors will create a presence in the community through their participation in Experience UGA and School District trips and events. Experience UGA Ambassadors will enhance their leadership competency by developing skills in civic engagement, critical thinking, communication, ethical reasoning, and reflection. Service as an Experience UGA Ambassador will be included on your Experiential Learning Transcript. Send an email to the Experience UGA program with questions or apply here to be an Experience UGA Ambassador!
Interested? Contact Dr. Melissa-Landers Potts for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com or stop by the Student Success and Advising Center!
Need a study break? Need a fun excuse to put on your favorite 90's themed outfits?
Well look no further because SAFCS would love to invite you to attend our roller skating night at Fun Galaxy Skating Rink! All are welcome!
Date: Thursday, November 2nd
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
FACS Career Center Advisor, Brittany Smith, will attend the meeting and inform the group about the opportunities offered through the Career Center and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. During the meeting, we will also write letters to soldiers.
Please remember to bring a donation for Bulldog Basics. Also, bring a can or two of Sweet/Condensed Milk for a special drive. Our goal is to collect 40 cans from November 1-16th.
Bring your dues if not already paid! Dues are currently $15.
As always, there will be light refreshments. We hope to see you there!
Coffee Available for Purchase!
Our coffee fundraiser is now available! Stop by the Student Success and Advising Center to pick up a form. The person who raises the most money will receive a prize!
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How the end of our time at Ridge and this program helped me narrow my focus
Finding the light in situations where the resources are limited.
A story about how my first OR experience changed the trajectory of my future
How I was able to see myself in the hospital setting.
How coming all the way to Ghana showed me where my passion is