FACS Connection - September 30, 2016

September 30th, 2016 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: Fall 2016 Graduation
  2. Announcement: Career Outcomes Survey
  3. FACS Career Consultant Corner
  4. Job Opportunity: WinShape Camps
  5. Internship Opportunity: FACS Legislative Aide LAST CHANCE!
  6. Volunteer Opportunity: Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful URGENT NEED!
  7. Volunteer Opportunity: Athens Tutorial Program URGENT NEED!
  8. Scholarship: Let All the Big Dawgs Eat
  9. Scholarship: Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce, Inc.
  10. Scholarship: YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund
  11. Event: UGA Study Abroad Fair
  12. Event: New York Study Tour Informational Meeting
  13. Upcoming Event: FACS Study Away Fair
  14. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  15. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

1. Announcement: Fall 2016 Graduation



You must apply by Tuesday, October 18, in order to appear in the UGA Commencement Program. Please note: If you have a FERPA restriction on your student record, your name will not appear in the FACS Convocation Program or the UGA Commencement Program. You can remove a FERPA restriction by completing this form.


The Fall Graduation Fair will take place next week, October 4-6, at the UGA Bookstore. Be sure to pick up your UGA Commencement tickets. Tickets are required for all guests attending the Fall undergraduate commencement ceremony. Undergraduate students who have completed a graduation application in Athena for Fall will be eligible to obtain up to six (6) tickets. This is also your opportunity to purchase your cap and gown, invitations, class ring, diploma frame, and other graduation items.

If you have any questions about the graduation application in Athena or UGA Commencement and tickets, please contact the Office of the Registrar at reghelp@uga.edu or 706-542-4040.

For more information regarding UGA Commencement, please visit commencement.uga.edu.


A more personal ceremony for all graduation candidates of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences will be held on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. in Mahler Hall, located in The Georgia Center. We hope you will give us the opportunity to recognize you at this time. Guests are invited to attend. The event is free, but registration and tickets are required. Registration for this event will open November 1, 2016.

For more information regarding FACS Convocation, please visit www.fcs.uga.edu/ssac/graduation.

2. Announcement: Career Outcomes Survey

3. FACS Career Consultant Corner

Did you know? The UGA Career Center has the largest following of any career center in the nation on both Instagram and Twitter with over 6.4 thousand Instagram followers and 10.8 thousand Twitter followers! Following us on social media is a great way to easily keep up with current Career Center workshops and events, as well as receive general career info. We also do frequent contests and giveaways – don’t miss out! J

Follow @ugacareercenter on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and Pinterest!

Upcoming Events:

Intern for a Day - Mandatory Orientation Sessions

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 one of the mandatory information sessions to learn more about the Intern For A Day Program:

October 3rd – 4-5 PM – MLC 248

October 4th – 4-5 PM – MLC 171

More information: http://career.uga.edu/job_search/internships/intern_for_a_day

ArchReady: How to Negotiate Your First Salary

Date: October 4, 2016 
Time: 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm

Location: MLC, Room 350

This workshop will walk you through the steps of negotiating your first salary, from doing research to find your target salary to providing sample language to have this conversation with future employers. Come to this workshop as early in your job search as possible to ensure you get the first salary you deserve.  

How to Develop a Resume From Your First Year Forward

Date: October 5, 2016 
Time: 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm

Location: MLC, Room 248

Okay, you know that you need to develop your college resume, but how? What exactly are employers looking for most on a resume? Come to this workshop and learn what you can be doing now to build a strong resume that will get you hired come graduation day! Topics covered include skills employers are looking for on a resume, online resume writing resources, and types of experiences you can include on a resume.

Additionally, we can meet individually to discuss any of these topics. For more information: http://career.uga.edu/directory/brittany_smith 

Brittany Smith, FACS Career Consultant


4. Job Opportunity: WinShape Camps

5. Internship Opportunity: FACS Legislative Aide LAST CHANCE!

Experience the excitement of legislation in action while earning up to 12 hours of FACS 5905 credit.

The FACS Legislative Aide program is a spring internship opportunity for all 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 at the college’s annual FACS Day at the Capitol in February.

Complete the application and submit required materials (letter of recommendation, resume) to Sharen Phinney. Once materials are received, an interview will be scheduled with Dean Linda Kirk Fox and the selection committee.

Applications are due by Friday, September 30, 2016.

Apply here

6. Volunteer Opportunity: Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful URGENT NEED!

Volunteer with Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful!

Join ServeUGA in caring for Athens and keeping it clean by volunteering this Sunday or Tuesday!

On Sunday, October 2, 4-6pm, we will be helping with the Adopt a Highway Program.

On Tuesday, October 4, 2:45-4:45pm, we will be helping with the Winterville Elementary Garden.

Transportation and snacks are provided for both; just sign up here!

7. Volunteer Opportunity: Athens Tutorial Program URGENT NEED!

The Athens Tutorial Program (ATP) has an urgent need for volunteers to tutor elementary and middle school students. Young learners have started signing up for tutoring, and ATP wants to be able to meet their needs.

About this volunteer opportunity:

  • ATP offers one-on-one tutoring for students in elementary and middle school levels
  • Each student will be tutored two days per week on either a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule
  • The tutors are asked to tutor two hours per week, and have the choice of tutoring on either a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule
  • Hours of operation are 3:00-6:00 pm, Monday-Thursday
  • Background checks are required (cost is covered by ATP)
  • The core subjects in tutoring are math, reading, science, social studies, and homework
  • Tutoring Location: East Athens Center, 440 McKinley Drive, Athens, GA 30601

For more information, contact:

Ms. Anise Ritter



8. Scholarship: Let All the Big Dawgs Eat

The Office of the Dean of Students is excited to announce that the application for the Spring 2017 Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Food Scholarship is now available on our website. You can access the application here.

All full-time students enrolled at the UGA Athens campus are eligible for this need-based scholarship, which funds meal plans. The application is due by Monday, October 10 at 8:00 p.m.

Notifications of awards will be made via phone and email on or by November 9.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 706-542-7774 or email us at LATBDE@uga.edu.

9. Scholarship: Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce, Inc.

Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce, Inc. (WFFC) was founded in 1982 by women employed in various capacities in the U.S. flavor and fragrance industry. This organization was borne out of a recognized need for a networking, education and support system for women in our industry. Our mission has been and remains to this day to provide a center of education, camaraderie, support and networking opportunities for women in our industry.
The WFFC is now accepting applications for both the 2017 Rita Flynn Memorial Fragrance Scholarship Award and the 2017 WFFC Flavor Scholarship Award. Each of these $3,000 awards will be given to a woman enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in one of the allied disciplines of the flavor or fragrance industries (including, but not limited to, business, chemistry, biology, engineering, marketing, nutrition, food science, microbiology, and cosmetics and fragrance marketing). More information and the application can be found here.

The deadline for submission is Friday, October 28. If you applied for the 2016 award, we encourage you to apply again this year if you still meet the eligibility requirements.

10. Scholarship: YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund

A reminder about the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund opportunity. This is a great opportunity that can lead to future internship and employment within the fashion industry. We had two $5,000 scholarship winners last year. Scholarship winners participate in GALA activities in New York City and meet in person with Industry leaders! Please contact Mr. Greg Vessels with any questions. Following are links to the application and additional information:

How to Apply

Scholarship Criteria

Scholarship Application Checklist

Scholarship Application

Scholarship Timeline

Impact Report

Deadline to submit your application to Mr. Vessels is Friday, October 14! The deadline to upload your case study to FMA is November 1, but you have to submit an application to Mr. Vessels by October 14 to be considered for the scholarship.

Check out these links for more information on the scholarship and past recipients:

School Visit Presentation  

YMA FSF Mission Video 2016   

Also, please like the TMI Facebook page to stay up to date on this scholarship and all the other TMI happenings.

11. Event: UGA Study Abroad Fair

12. Event: New York Study Tour Informational Meeting

The New York Study Tour allows students to familiarize themselves with the opportunities the fashion and the interior design business offers in New York City.

Ideal for:

  • Fashion Merchandising majors and minors
  • Furnishings and Interiors majors
  • Consumer Journalism majors
  • FACS Education majors

You will:

  • Visit corporate offices, showrooms, design studios, production facilities, forecasting businesses as well as retail crawls while discussing visual merchandising and store design
  • Develop professionally and conceptualize future career choices
  • Earn credits towards the Experiential Learning requirement at UGA
  • Gain a broader knowledge of where trends originate and why NYC is the American capital of fashion and design
  • Experience the culture, history and lifestyle of NYC
  • Tour art museums (MOMA, MET, Whitney, etc.)
  • Keep a thought-provoking daily journal of experiences in order to receive course credit
  • Go see a Broadway play with friends

Dates: May 7-13, 2017 (Maymester)

An informational session will be held on Thursday, October 6, at 6:00 p.m. in 310 Dawson Hall.

13. Upcoming Event: FACS Study Away Fair

FACS Study Away

14. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

Foods and Nutrition Open House

Friday, October 7, 1:30-5:00 p.m.

216 Dawson Hall

Please join us for the Department of Foods and Nutrition Open House. We will have presentations on our Combined Masters and Dietetic Internship program, as well as our other graduate programs, and will provide opportunities to talk to faculty and current graduate students. Potential graduate students are welcome.

This is a great opportunity to learn about the department and all of the opportunities available to students.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Donna Holcomb at dholcomb@uga.edu by Saturday, October 1. Guests will receive an email with pertinent information about the event during the first week of October.

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

15. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

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