FACS Connection - September 4, 2015

September 4th, 2015 Author: Kelly King  |  706-542-1006  |  More about Kelly

  1. Announcement: Career Center Drop-in Hours
  2. Club Meeting: Little Red Book
  3. Club Meeting: Fashion Design Student Association
  4. Club Meeting: Camp for a Cause
  5. Scholarship: 5K YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund
  6. Internship Opportunity: Spanx
  7. Internship Opportunity: Bené
  8. Volunteer Opportunity: Camp Strong4Life
  9. FACS Events Pick of the Week!
  10. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

1. Announcement: Career Center Drop-in Hours

There will be no Career Center drop-in hours in Dawson Hall on Tuesday, September 8, or Tuesday, September 15.

Students can meet with their Career Consultant, Brittany Kinard, during the campus-wide Resume Critique Days on September 8, 9, 10, and 15, in Tate Grand Hall from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

There will be FACS-Specific Resume Critiques on Monday, September 14, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. outside of the Student Success and Advising Center in Dawson Hall.

2. Club Meeting: Little Red Book

Announcement from Molly Mastin, fourth year Fashion Merchandising student and 2015-2016 Fashion Editor for the Little Red Book, UGA's first and only fashion publication:

We would absolutely love to have as much involvement as possible this upcoming school year.  We welcome students from all colleges who have a passion for fashion and/or writing.  The Little Red Book is a great place to get plugged in for FACS students as well.  Typical activities members can choose to partake in are: styling, editing, writing, photography, creative directing,  and much more. 

There are still some positions to be filled within the organization, so this would be a terrific opportunity for incoming freshman and transfer students to get involved right away. 

We will hold our first meeting on Tuesday, September 8, at 7:00 p.m. in Dawson 116.  I am also glad to answer any questions and can be easily reached by email at MollyMastin@uga.edu.

3. Club Meeting: Fashion Design Student Association

Curious what Fashion Design Student Association (FDSA) is all about?  Looking for a new creative outlet?  Interested in helping us put on our fashion show?  Our first meeting is Tuesday, September 8, at 6:30 p.m.!  We would LOVE to see you there whether you're a new face or a familiar one!

4. Club Meeting: Camp for a Cause

Welcome to Camp for a Cause with Camp Twin Lakes!  We're so excited that you will be joining us this year.  Just as a reminder, here's a little bit about what we do as a club:

Camp for a Cause advocates, raises awareness, and fundraises for Camp Twin Lakes.  Camp Twin Lakes is a network of camps that provides life-changing camp experiences to thousands of children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other challenges each year.  The Camp Twin Lakes mission is to provide places and paths for children with serious illnesses and life challenges to experience the joys of childhood and grow in their confidence and capabilities.  Our mission as a student organization is to raise student and faculty awareness about the camp and promote a relationship between Camp Twin Lakes and the University of Georgia student body.

Our first meeting will be Wednesday, September 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Miller Learning Center (MLC) Room 268.  Here's the Facebook event.  We will be talking about what we do as a club, introducing our executive members, as well as future volunteer opportunities available for the semester.

We hope to see you all at the meeting!  Have a great Labor Day weekend and Go Dawgs!

Like our Facebook page to stay connected!  And follow us on Instagram and Twitter!

5. Scholarship: 5K YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund

The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) regards its grants as a very worthwhile investment in the future of the fashion industry, and since its inception in 1971, has awarded over 6 million dollars in scholarships to thousands of students nationwide.

Scholarships are available only to students from YMA FSF member universities – that’s us! – which offer a range of design and business oriented programs across the U.S.  Scholarships are awarded entirely on merit, taking into consideration the applicants’ GPAs, case study project, personal essay, and interview with YMA FSF Ambassador.  Following a rigorous selection process, these $5,000 scholarships are awarded to the top candidates, totaling well over 100 scholarships per year in recent history.


  • Eligible students must be enrolled full-time as a sophomore, junior, or senior.  Please note seniors graduating in fall cannot compete for the scholarship.
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or above in a 4.0 GPA system (official transcript to be submitted).
  • Applicants will be expected to participate in an interview with a YMA FSF School Ambassador.
  • Students must have a desire and passion to enter the Fashion Industry.

How to Apply:

  1. Contact Dr. Patti Hunt-Hurst, Department Head of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors (TMI).  She or another faculty member can confirm your eligibility and establish your login for the online application website.  You will also be given a case study that you will need to complete and submit with your application.
  2. Work with TMI faculty to make sure the application and case study is completed correctly.
  3. Submit your application, case study, resume, and official transcript by November 13, 2015, and make sure that the department takes the final step of approving your submission.

One of our Fashion Merchandising students received the scholarship last year.  Maybe this year it will be you!

6. Internship Opportunity: Spanx

Take a look at some of the internships SPANX is offering this fall:


Brand Marketing

Public Relations

International Sales

Go to DAWGlink for more info!

7. Internship Opportunity: Bené

Hi, my name is Michelle Blue, and I am the owner and co-founder of Bené.  While I was a student at the University of Georgia, I had the opportunity to study abroad to Ghana.  Forever changed by the experience, my best friend and I were inspired to start Bené, a collection of scarves committed to help support girls in Ghana continue their secondary education by providing tuition, books, supplies, and uniforms to fulfill their dreams.

Visit our website to learn more about the girls we support and to shop our collection.  Also, check out our commercial with Pantene for their "Stronger Together" campaign.

The following internships are available for fall:

Blog & Email Content Intern

Qualifications: Copywriter, Journalism, Fashion, Trend Reporting, Graphic Design, Fashion Blogging

Responsible for content on blog and e-mail blasts. Making sure that all content exudes 'The Bené Life", featuring fashion, philanthropy, travel, food, etc.

Blog: Must be updated a minimum of 2 times a week

Weekly Meeting with Team Lead

Social Media Intern

Qualifications: Copywriter, Journalism, Fashion, Photo Edit Programs/Apps

Responsible for posting on the following social media platforms: Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and Google+

Strong understanding of each platform.

Develop a social media strategy and implement to build brand awareness and attract new customers

Developing new and innovative content

Must post on each platform at least once a day. Content should be relevant and appropriate for each social media audience. Instagram 3-4 times a day

Provide a bi-weekly update on the following on each platform

Weekly meeting with Team Lead

Public Relations Intern

Qualifications: Public Relations, Marketing, Fashion

Responsible for local outreach and sending press releases to bloggers, magazines

Find events for Bené to have a presence at or partner with.

Seeks opportunities for Bené to increase brand exposure and product placement.

  • Research, and track prospective media, influential bloggers, and celebrities to issue product samples for increased brand exposure
  • Submit applications for features to all National Media both TV, Talk shows, and Print   

Creative Director Intern: 

Qualifications: Fashion Styling, Fashion Trends/Forecasting, Photoshop

Responsible for developing unique visual concepts for product and editorial photo shoots.


  • Booking Studio Time/Location Scouting
  • Schedule
    • Photographers
    • Stylist
    • Models
    • Hair/Makeup Artist

If you are interested, please contact Michelle Blue.

8. Volunteer Opportunity: Camp Strong4Life

If you're passionate about wellness and helping kids, and you’re 18 or older, join the Camp Strong4Life volunteer team!  Volunteering at Camp Strong4Life is a perfect fit for college students studying exercise science, nursing, dietetics, and other areas of healthcare.  At Camp Strong4Life, you'll work with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta wellness experts to give back to the community, enhance your skills, learn more about the field of healthcare, and gain resume-worthy experience.

To learn more, visit our website.  The Strong4Life Team will also be on campus on Wednesday, September 9, from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Athens Volunteer Fair in the Tate Student Center.  Please feel free to stop by our table for more information on how you can get involved with our program.

9. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

The Bridge, Program 1

Thursday, September 10, 5:15-6:30 p.m.

116 Dawson Hall

The Bridge is a four-part series that equips and connects students new to UGA and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.  Each program focuses on relevant themes in this unique transition.  Join us and build your bridge to success!

Here’s what The Bridge can do for you:

  • Connect your in class and out of class experiences
  • Connect you to peers, faculty, staff and alumni
  • Introduce you to student organizations and community outreach
  • Guide your academic, personal and career development

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.  We hope to see you there!

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

10. Food 2 Kids Food of the Month!

Need an excuse to pick up some peanut butter at the store?  (Like you need an excuse to get peanut butter.)  Make this recipe and take it to tomorrow’s tailgate, and you are sure to win some fans of your own.  Oh, and pick up an extra jar and drop it in the barrel outside room 112.

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