Students develop valuable leadership skills in the SSAC

March 20th, 2019 Author: Sarah Lindsay  |  706-542-4847  |  More about Sarah
Contact: Cara Simmons  |  706-542-4847  | More about Cara

The Student Success and Advising Center (SSAC) is now accepting internship applications for summer and fall semesters.

All undergraduate students in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences are eligible to apply for the internship to gain course credit or to satisfy the University of Georgia’s experiential learning requirement.

Student interns develop and host programs and events for current FACS students, as well as recruit and engage with prospective students and their guests, providing them with the opportunity to impact the overall college experience for hundreds of students each semester.

“My time working in the SSAC taught me marketing and interpersonal communication skills that will help me advance my career as a student and professionally,” said former intern Erin Bruce, a financial planning major.

“The core component of the internship is developing a leadership skill set to prepare you for areas such as business, communications, higher education, student affairs and project management,” said Cara Simmons, director of the SSAC.

“I have strengthened my communication and leadership skills through various projects, such as leading weekly FACS Info Sessions,” said current intern Sydney Dilworth, a nutritional sciences major.

The internship also can be tailored to a student’s particular strengths and career aspirations.

“I would suggest that any students, regardless of major or experiences, apply for this internship because you will gain so much knowledge about the SSAC, FACS, UGA, and the surrounding community, while bringing ideas and perspectives that make the student experience different,” said Alexas Durr, a human development and family science major and former SSAC intern.

For more information and to apply, visit the SSAC internship page.  

The deadline to apply is March 25, 2019.

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