FACS Connection - September 11, 2015

September 11th, 2015 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: Graduation Checks
  2. Internship Opportunity: FACS Legislative Aide
  3. Club Meeting: HDFSA
  4. Club Meeting: Omega Tau
  5. Event: Child Life Emphasis Information Meeting
  6. Event: Sigma Alpha Recruitment
  7. Event: URBN College Recruiting
  8. Survey: Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder
  9. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  10. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

1. Announcement: Graduation Checks

This fall, FACS will begin offering graduation checks.  A graduation check is an optional appointment with the FACS graduation official to review your progress towards graduation and confirm you will complete all requirements the semester in which you plan to graduate.

Only students with questions about their graduation status should schedule a graduation check; a graduation check is not required to graduate.  As long as you apply for graduation during the semester in which you plan to graduate, your record will be evaluated and, if you have satisfied all requirements, you will be cleared for graduation.

The ideal time to schedule a graduation check is the semester before you plan to graduate.  For example, this semester, we will see intended Spring 2016 graduates.  Graduation checks will be offered for a limited time each semester around the midpoint.  This fall, that period will be October 5-16.

You can schedule a graduation check by logging onto the Advising Scheduler and selecting Kelly King.

Please note, a graduation check does not replace a regular advising appointment; you will not be cleared to register during a graduation check.

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Success and Advising Center at success@uga.edu.

2. 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 will be available here beginning Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

3. Club Meeting: HDFSA

Human Development and Family Sciences Student Association (HDFSA) is a great way to become more involved in the HDFS major and in FACS.  The goal of the organization is to connect students with professionals, graduate students, and volunteer opportunities in the field.  HDFSA wants to be able to help students answer the questions: "What can I do with a degree in HDFS?" and "How can I gain experience and volunteer in areas related to my career interests?"  HDFSA does this through coordinating service projects with agencies in the Athens area that have similar goals and passions relating to the development of families, children, and adolescents.

This year they are planning to help out with the mentoring program Whatever it Takes, Extra Special people, and the children's arts and crafts activity booth at the Athens Farmer's market.  They also host informational meetings once a month featuring various speakers in the field.  These meetings are on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in Dawson room 101.  HDFSA invites you to join them this year in getting to know more HDFS majors, serving the community, and learning more about this amazing and versatile field! 

Hope to see you at the first meeting on Wednesday, September 16, at 5:30 p.m. in 101 Dawson!

4. Club Meeting: Omega Tau

Welcome back everyone!  Omega Tau is a UGA club for those interested in occupational therapy in the future, and we are excited for a new year!  We want to invite you to our first meeting on Wednesday, September 16, at 7:30 p.m. in 203 Ramsey.  With a new leadership team, we have new ideas and plans for this academic year, and we are excited to meet new members.  So please stop by if you are interested in this career field and want to find out more about occupational therapy and Omega Tau.  Please spread the word and see you soon.


Rachel Baek & Haden George, Co-Presidents

Laura Dart, Vice President

Merrideth Orsini, Secretary

Brittany Marquis, Treasurer

Kristen Wood, Alumni Relations

5. Event: Child Life Emphasis Information Meeting

Learn about the undergraduate Human Development and Family Science Child Life Emphasis Program by attending an information meeting.  You will be able to learn about the profession of Child Life, get an overview of the program and curriculum, discuss the application process and meet with Child Life Specialists from Georgia Regents University Children’s Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia.  To be enrolled in the Child Life Emphasis Program students must complete an application process and have a 3.0 GPA.  There are a very limited number of students accepted into this program each year.

The purpose of the Child Life Emphasis is to prepare students to work in healthcare settings and focus on the emotional and developmental needs of children and families.  Using play and other forms of communication, these professional members of the health care team seek to reduce the stress associated with health care experiences and enable children and family members to utilize positive coping strategies.

Students interested in finding out more about the Child Life Emphasis Program should attend the information meeting on Tuesday, September 15, at 12:15 p.m. in 306 Dawson.

6. Event: Sigma Alpha Recruitment

Sigma Alpha is the professional agricultural sorority, and their recruitment begins next week.  All majors are welcome!

7. Event: URBN College Recruiting

URBN College Recruiting is coming to Athens!

See below for more information on three specific programs of theirs that target both undergraduates and recent grads.  These are the Merchant Leadership Program, the General Management Training Program, and the Internship Program.  Descriptions of each program are below along with the deadlines and links to apply.  Students can also learn more about these opportunities by visiting their website.


Program Description: Think you have what it takes to be a buyer in one of the most forward thinking specialty retailers? A good buyer knows what to buy, but a great buyer knows how much to buy. URBN’s rotational program is designed to develop your love of fashion into a dynamic career within a growing organization. Participants of the year-long rigorous program will have multi-channel experiences by spending time in our stores organization, as well as our buying, planning, ecommerce, production and design departments. Learn what it takes to be a great buyer and how to be amazing at what you do.

Deadline to Apply: Monday, October 5, 2015, at 6 p.m. EST.  NOTE: Current seniors are encouraged to apply now as we hire this Fall and secure them a position for after they graduate in the Spring.

Links to Application:

Anthropologie Merchant Leadership Program

Urban Outfitters Merchant Leadership Program


Program Description:  If you love fashion and are passionate about our Brands, consider joining us at our Home Office in Philly to learn more about our highly creative, entrepreneurial environment we work and play in. URBN offers a dynamic internship program in which college students and recent graduates will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience on what it’s like to work in the real world of fashion. Our interns also get to meet with executives, visit our stores and distribution center, all while learning about every facet of our business.

Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 6 p.m. EST.

Link to Application: URBN Internship Opportunities


Program Description:  Do you enjoy working in a creative environment? URBN's rotational management training program is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and relationships to build a successful career in the fashion industry. Participants of the year-long rigorous program will have multi-channel experiences by spending time in our stores organization, as well as our planning, allocation, sourcing, logistics, finance, IT and recruiting departments. Learn the ins and outs of the business while finding your future career path.

Deadline to Apply: Monday, October 5, 2015, at 6 p.m. EST.  NOTE: Current seniors are encouraged to apply now as we hire this Fall and secure them a position for after they graduate in the Spring.

Link to Application: URBN General Management Training Program

8. Survey: Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

Dear Students,

Faculty in the Educational Psychology department are working to develop a new measure to assess autism knowledge, and your help would be greatly appreciated.

Your participation will involve completing an online survey that will only take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.  The survey assesses the beliefs and understanding people have about Autism Spectrum Disorder and can be found here.

Data will be collected anonymously, so students will not be rewarded or penalized for not participating, but we cannot express how much we would appreciate your help!

Thank you so much for your time!


Ashley Harrison


Ashley Johnson Harrison, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor, School Psychology Program

Department of Educational Psychology

University of Georgia

110 Carlton Street

Athens, GA 30602

(706) 542-7512

9. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

UGA Fall Career Fair

Wednesday, September 16, 12:00-5:00 p.m.

The Classic Center

Meet with recruiters seeking students to fill both internship and full time opportunities.  Please dress professionally and bring copies of your resume!

Shuttles will run from campus to The Classic Center between 11:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Bus stops include: Memorial Hall, Bio-Chemistry, Physics, across from the Main Library, and the Classic Center.

Click here for a list of employers currently scheduled to participate.

Recommended dress for this event: Business Professional

Click here for directions.

More information:

This event is sponsored by the UGA Career Center.

Unless otherwise noted, all University of Georgia Career Center events are for University of Georgia students and University of Georgia alumni only.  Some employer information sessions are conducted by invitation only.  Before attending an employer information session, please log in to DAWGlink to determine any attendance eligibility requirements.

The Career Center is committed to providing access for all people.  If you have accessibility concerns, please contact us at (706) 542-3375 prior to the event to arrange reasonable accommodations.

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

10. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

In case you missed last week’s recipe, here it is.  By the way, if anyone actually makes this, please post a photo and tag us on Facebook – after you stop by with samples, of course.

This week, we’re recommending you buy two more jars of peanut butter – one for this recipe, which should cancel out last week’s super decadent dessert (right, Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences majors?), and one for Food 2 Kids!

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