FACS Connection - October 6, 2017

October 9th, 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 6, 2017

  1. Dawson Drop-ins
  2. Step Into Success Open House
  3. FACS Career Consultant Corner
  4. Win Georgia vs. Florida Football Tickets!
  5. Graduate School Fair
  6. FACS Events Pick of the Week!  
  7. Bulldog Basics – Volunteers Needed
  8. 2018 Orientation Leader Positions
  9. Dawson Lost and Found
  10. Countdown to FACS 100: A Centennial Celebration
  11. FACS 100 Centennial Recognition
  12. Homecoming Carnival
  13. AAFCS Website Open for 2018 Conference Proposals

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. Step into Success Open House

To kick off FACS Week, stop by the Student Success and Advising Center in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences to meet our staff and student leaders. Learn how we support your success! Light refreshments will be served.

Feel free to share with classmates who might be interested in changing to a FACS major, too.

RSVP to success@uga.edu today!

3. FACS Career Consultant Corner


This semester’s FACSploration Trip is focused on Careers in Business for FACS Majors!


Upcoming Career Center Events

From Nutritional Sciences Major to Medical/PA School:  How to Sell Your Degree in the Application and Interview Process

October 9th, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Dawson Hall Rm. 312

Learn about the unique advantages of your nutritional sciences degree in the medical or PA school application and interview process. 

International Students:  Resume Writing

October 9th, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 171

Attend this workshop to learn how to effectively write a U.S. style resume.

Arch Ready:  How to Develop Your Resume from the First Year Forward

October 10th, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 150

Come to this workshop and learn what you can do to build a strong resume that will get you hired come graduation day (or better yet, beforehand)!

Arch Ready:  Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

October 10th, 4:30-6:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 150

During this interactive session, you will learn the significance in valuing your workplace colleagues as we explore different identities and aspects of an inclusive work environment. 

Law School Fair

October 11th, 3:00-6:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Rotunda (4th Floor)

Arch Ready:  Career Advice for First and Second Year Students

October 11th, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Rm. 171

Join the UGA Career Center and a recruiter from Cortland Partners to learn more about what you can be doing now to progress toward your future career. 

Arch Ready:  Be More Than Your Major

October 12th, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Rm. 171

You might believe your college major is going to determine your entire career path, but the facts suggest otherwise. Come to this program and learn 6 reasons why your college major doesn’t matter as much as you think, and what employers are really looking for in recent college graduates.

Arch Ready:  Cultivate a Career You Love Using Your Values and Skills

October 12th, 3:00-4:30 p.m., Career Center Multipurpose Rm. 246

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

Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

October 12th, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Rm. 207

AAUW’s Start Smart program is designed to empower women with the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate their salary and benefits packages. This event is only open to 40 students and you must pre-register at https://uga.joinhandshake.com/events/69218/share_preview

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

4. Win Georgia vs. Florida Football Tickets!


Do you have an internship or part-time job?

If so, you could WIN 2 tickets to the Georgia vs. Florida football game on October 28th
Simply fill out our Part-time Job and Internship Survey to enter.

Filling out the survey assists the UGA Career Center source part-time employment and internships for UGA students.

Thank you for completing the survey!
Deadline: Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 at noon

5.  Graduate School Fair

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Click here for more information!

6. FACS Events Pick of the Week!


Homecoming Tailgate 2017

100 Days to Centennial Kickoff!

Join the fun as we celebrate UGA Homecoming, the start of FACS Week, and begin the 100 days countdown to the start of the FACS centennial year! Along with networking and reminiscing with the FACS community, you can enjoy a fun photo booth and play games with friends. A UGA Spirit Squad also is scheduled to stop by the event. A delicious tailgate meal will be available to purchase for $25. Also, a limited number of tailgate/football ticket packages are available for purchase. Click here for more information.

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

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. 2018 Orientation Leader Positions


Orientation Leaders (OLs), play a major role in the official beginning to a student’s college career. These students will serve as role models, counselors, and leaders to first-year and transfer students at UGA. This dynamic group of students will welcome over 20,000 students and family members to campus during their tenure as an OL. Students in this position not only have a positive impact on the lives of the incoming students but they are challenged to develop their leadership skills and grow as a campus leader. Click here to learn more about the criteria for becoming an orientation leader.

9.  Dawson Lost and Found       


Come by the Student Success and Advising Center if you’ve lost something!

10.  Countdown to FACS 100: A Centennial Celebration

FACS 100: A Centennial Celebration

October 14-20, 2017

Find event details and more information here!

FACS Week:  Homecoming Tailgate 2017

FACS Week:  Step into Success Open House

FACS Week:  HDFS Speaker Dr. Carolyn DeSandre

FACS Week:  Job Search Professionalism: From Clothing to Communication

FACS Week:  Direct Selling as a Business Opportunity

FDN Seminar:  Role of Hypoxia inducible factor-1alpha in Vitamin B1 deficiency associated Neurodegen

FACS Week:  Dogs with the Dean

FACS Week:  Learn. Grow. Go. Showcase

FACS Week:  Celebrating Excellence Lunch and Recognition Program

11.  FACS 100 Centennial Recognition


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.

12.  Homecoming Carnival

Homecoming Carnival

After the Homecoming Parade, stroll on down to Legion field for the annual Carnival brought to you by University Union! Enjoy carnival food, rides, and your last opportunity to purchase a Homecoming t-shirt!

Date: October 13th

Time: 7:00-11:00 p.m.

Location: Legion Field

13.  AAFCS Website Open for 2018 Conference Proposals



The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) is accepting conference proposals for the 109th conference through October 16, 2017! The conference theme is "Cultivating Social and Emotional Competence for Healthy Relationships.”

The conference takes place in Atlanta on June 24-27. There are several ways for everyone to be involved including undergraduate and graduate students. Opportunities include concurrent workshop sessions, a juried fashion and design showcase, and poster presentations.

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