FACS Connection - September 22, 2017

September 22nd, 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 22, 2017

  1. Dawson Drop-ins
  2. Internship Opportunity – SSAC Internship
  3. FACS Career Consultant Corner
  4. FACS Legislative Aide Internship Program
  5. UGA Entrepreneurship Certificate Program  
  6. FACS Events Pick of the Week!  
  7. Bulldog Basics – Volunteers Needed
  8. 2018 Orientation Leader Positions
  9. Experience UGA Orientation Sessions
  10. TEDxUGA Student Applications
  11. International Education Week  
  12. Student Association of Family Consumer Sciences Meeting
  13. 33rd Annual Education Abroad Fair

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

Looking to learn more about a career field? Looking for a foot in the door?

Participate in the UGA Career Center’s Intern for a Day program!

The Career Center partners with employers in Atlanta and Athens to provide a job shadow opportunity to match your career interest.

Students who participate are able to build their resume, explore a career and network with professionals.

Attend an information session to learn more about the Intern for a Day Program!

Information Session Dates

September 27th, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 102

September 28th, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 248

October 2nd, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 171

October 3rd, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Room 102

Upcoming Career Center Events

Arch Ready: Answering Interview Questions

September 25th, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center Rm. 150

At this event, you will learn interviewing techniques to help you secure a job offer.  By the end of this session you will learn strategies for answering common interview questions, how to identify and highlight skills employers are looking for and how non-verbal communication plays a role in a successful interview.

Webinar: Life as an Extension Agent – Rural Georgia Needs You!

September 27th, Noon – 1 p.m., https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9016078195656861186

Do you ever wonder if your work is truly making a difference? Are you tired of the challenges of living in the metro area? Maybe you are ready for a change of pace. Come learn about career opportunities available across Georgia with UGA Extension. Hear firsthand from an Extension agent how they are changing lives. We are looking for applicants with a passion to engage others, the ability to design, coordinate and teach effective programs that meet community needs, and who are skilled communicators. What are you waiting for? Work here, grow here!

Arch Ready: Federal Resume Workshop

September 27th, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Rm. 171

Forget what you know about resume writing. While you may find yourself summarizing your work history into a one-page document for a typical job application, your federal resume should be more detailed and run two-to-five pages in length for an entry-level job. A federal resume uses the same information from a typical resume, but goes into more depth about your skills, past duties and accomplishments. We're here to help! Come to this workshop to learn best practices and tips for writing a stellar federal resume.

Advice from the Big Dawgs: Alumni Bulldogs and Students Connect Online!

September 28th, Noon-1:30 p.m., https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/uga/e/GWmgd

Students will get the opportunity to connect with alumni professionals in industry areas who live around the world! Alumni can share experiences, exchange career tips and students can build a global professional network - all online! It's free, it's only an hour, and it's fun!

Arch Ready: Federal Job Search Workshop

September 28th, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Miller Learning Center, Rm. 150

Do you want to have a significant impact on people’s lives? Do you care deeply about good governance? Are you a "change agent" – optimistic, skilled with a can-do attitude that is complimented by a sense of realism and practicality, recognizing that government changes come in small measures? In our federal government, there are jobs for every type of person with every type of background. Come to this workshop to learn the basics of the federal job process and why the federal government might be a good fit for you. Remember, this is open to and relevant for ALL majors!

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 a spring semester opportunity for juniors and seniors 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. UGA Entrepreneurship Certificate Program

The UGA Entrepreneurship Certificate Program prepares students to become successful and dynamic entrepreneurs in private, public and non-profit sectors. It is also an invaluable learning opportunity for those interested in working for a startup or non-profit, or pursuing investment banking and angel funding. The certificate is open to UGA undergraduate students from any major and provides an in-depth look at what it takes to develop an idea into a successful venture including how to build an effective team and secure funding.

Click here for more information and for how to apply!

6. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

FHCE Seminar: “Municipality Formation and House Prices: Evidence from Sandy Springs, GA” by Clifford A. Lipscomb

Dr. Cliff Lipscomb is the Vice Chairman and Co-Managing Director of Economic Research at Greenfield Advisors, Inc. Dr. Lipscomb will be talking about his research on house price responses to municipality formation within the single-family residential and condominium markets.

Date: October 3rd

Time: 11:00 -12:00 p.m.

Location: Dawson Hall, Room 264

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 Applications

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. Experience UGA Orientation Sessions

On behalf of the Experience UGA Ambassadors, we would like to invite you to come volunteer with us! Experience UGA strives to bring every single Clarke County School District student to UGAs campus in the hopes of increasing their exposure to higher education. We have several upcoming trips! Each grade has a specialized, curriculum-based trip that usually aligns with what the students are learning in class. These trips also do not emphasize one college or major. Anyone is free to volunteer and there is something for every UGA student to do no matter your area of expertise. Please come out to an orientation session in MLC 148 to begin volunteering with us!

10. 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.

11. International Education Week

International Education Week 2017

International Student Life (ISL) is busy planning this year’s International Education Week (November 13th-17th). International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

ISL along with the Office of International Education are partnering up to develop a week-long programmatic experience for all UGA students, staff and faculty. Hallmarks of IEW include the annual Parade of Flags, World Fest, and the annual International Education Week Speaker. More information will be forthcoming regarding these events, but you may already indicate your interest in participating in the Parade of Flags by visiting here.

12. Student Association of Family Consumer Sciences

Join SAFCS on Tuesday, September 26th in Dawson Hall room 116!  The meeting begins at 5:30pm. This week we will be focusing on healthy eating and making Cards for Kidz.  Don't forget to bring a donation for Bulldog Basics!  Just a reminder that our meetings are on the last Tuesday of each month. There will be free food! See you Tuesday!

12. 33rd Annual Education Abroad Fair

Interested in studying abroad?

Date: September 25th

Time: 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Location: Grand Hall

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