FACS Connection - September 15, 2017

September 15th, 2017 Author: April Bullard  |  706-542-4847  |  More about April

A weekly digest of news, events, and opportunities for all undergraduate FACS students.

Friday, September 15, 2017

  1. Dawson Drop-ins
  2. Internship Opportunity – SSAC Internship
  3. FACS Career Consultant Corner
  4. FACS Legislative Aide Internship Program
  5. Scholarship Opportunity
  6. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  7. Bulldog Basics
  8. Student Success Workshop – Mindsets for Success in College
  9. ASPIRE Clinic Internship Opportunity
  10. ServeUGA: Food Bank of North East Georgia
  11. TEDxUGA Student Applications

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. Internship Opportunity – SSAC Internship


The Student Success and Advising Center (SSAC) is seeking interns for the spring and summer. If you're looking to gain experience in the areas of Business, Higher Education, Student Affairs, and Project Management, this internship is for you! Click the graphic for more information and to apply. 

3. FACS Career Consultant Corner


Note: Dawson Hall Career Drop-Ins will be cancelled on Monday, September 18th. Instead, visit Brittany in Tate Grand Hall for Resume Critique Day (10:00 a.m-3:00 p.m.).

Career Fair Preparation Events

Resume Critique Days

Drop by for a 10 minute resume critique.  Bring a hard copy of your resume. No appointment necessary.

Date: September 18th & 19th

Time: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Location: Tate Grand Hall

Arch Ready: Career Fair Prep

Join us for this interactive workshop where you will identify resources to conduct employer research prior to attending the Career Fair, develop and demonstrate a 20-30 second introduction/elevator pitch and identify appropriate business professional attire to wear to career fairs. 

Date: September 18th

Time: 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Location: Miller Learning Center, Rm. 150

How to Prepare for the Fall Career and Internship Fair: Connect Online with Employers Attending the Fair

Students will get the opportunity to connect with employers attending the Fall Career & Internship Fair to gain wisdom and advice on how to make the most of their time at the Career Fair! You will hear career tips and build your professional network - all online!

It's free, it's only an hour and, it’s fun!

How it Works: Online networking enables you to speed-network no matter where you are in the world. You can sign in from your home, office, library, phone or tablet. The chats are text-based and timed, allowing you to make connections, exchange contact information, and end the hour with several new connections you didn't have before. After the chats, add your new contacts to your network by adding them to your LinkedIn networks or following up via email. For more details and to register for the event, go here.

Date: September 19th

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Diversity and Inclusion Recruiting Event

This recruiting event will provide an atmosphere where you can connect with employers prior to participating in the career fair. Approximately 40 employers representing a variety of industries will be in attendance. Register here.

Date: September 20th

Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Location: Classic Center

Additional Career Fair Preparation Resources

Career Fair Prep Pinterest board

Business Professional Attire Pinterest board

Career Guide (Pgs. 14-15, 37, & 44)

Crash Course in Professional Dressing on a College Budget

How to Stand Out After a Career Fair

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

4. FACS Legislative Aide Internship Program

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

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 during 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 success@uga.edu.  Once all application materials are received, an interview will be scheduled with Dean Fox and the selection committee.

Applications for spring 2018 are live! All applications are due by 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2017. Spots are limited, so apply NOW! Applications are available here.

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5. Scholarship Opportunity


The Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Food Scholarship is a need-based scholarship that awards meal plans to several UGA students each fall and spring semester.

Spring Semester Scholarship Deadline:  September 29th

Undergraduate Students - Must be enrolled full time (12+ credit hours)
Graduate Students - Must be enrolled full time (9+ credit hours)

Apply for the Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Food Scholarship here!

6. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

FDN Seminar: Sodium Reduction Monitoring and Applied Research

Guest Speaker:  Mary Cogswell, RN, DrPH, Senior Scientist with the Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention,

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Date: September 20th

Time: 11:15 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

Location: Dawson Hall, Room 310

Lunch will follow.

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

7. Bulldog Basics

Bulldog Basics is a collaborative effort led by the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (SAFCS) and supported by FACS and Embark UGA. A variety of personal hygiene items are available for students to access as needed.

Bulldog Basics is funded by a UGA Sustainability Grant, awarded fall 2016 and by a UGA Parents and Families Leadership Council Grant, awarded in spring 2017. Item donations are accepted in the Student Success and Advising Center (112 Dawson Hall).

Location:  Dawson Hall, 1st & 3rd floors, across from the elevator

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.


8. Student Success Workshop – Mindsets for Success in College


In this workshop, participants will learn more about how to increase intelligence through the investment of time and effort.

Date: September 19th

Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Location: Miller Learning Center, Room 207

9. ASPIRE Clinic Internship Opportunity

The ASPIRE Clinic internship position is available to 2nd, 3rd, & 4th year UGA students who have an interest in the mental health field, particularly marriage and family therapy, counseling, or human services and want to gain knowledge and experience in a unique clinical setting.

A semester-long commitment to the position is required.  Other requirements include a 3.0 GPA and experience in a service-related field or a clinic/office setting.

Interns at the ASPIRE Clinic help with a variety of tasks including general administrative work, client communication, scheduling and rescheduling support, handling inquiries, organizational tasks, SPSS and Qualtrics data entry, other research tasks, and clinic upkeep and maintenance.

As part of the internship experience, interns also have the privileged opportunity to participate in a Ph.D.-level marriage and family therapy practicum, where they learn more about the therapeutic process for 3 hours per week. 

The internship is a shared position and involves several staff members that work together collaboratively. Interns are required to commit 12 hours per week to the clinic, which can be scheduled during ASPIRE Clinic hours: 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday & 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Fridays.

If you are an HDFS major or in the Honors Program, the ASPIRE Clinic internship may be available for course credit. Please consult your academic advisor to learn more.


10. ServeUGA: Food Bank of Northeast Georgia


Join ServeUGA this semester for volunteering opportunities with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, which works toward ending hunger as part of an overall community effort to alleviate poverty.

Volunteers requiring transportation should meet the Service Ambassadors at the Center for Leadership and Service (2nd floor Tate) 30 minutes prior to the event start time. You can sign up for the event here.

Date: September 19th 

Time: 3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Meet at the Tate Student Center

For questions about this opportunity, please contact the following Service Ambassadors:Jennifer Watkins or Caroline Pearson.

11. TedxUGA Student Applications


Currently enrolled students of any level at the University of Georgia have the chance to enter the showcase and have a TED experience of their own as they share their "idea worth spreading." Applications are due September 30th.

Information Sessions

Date: September 19th (10:00 a.m.) & September 21st (2:30 p.m.) 

Location: Journalism Building, New Media Institute, Room 411

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