March 4, 2020 Newsletter
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2020 Graduates Please Register for the Honor Cord Ceremony

Over the next few weeks we’ll be coordinating our April 29th Honor Cord and Awards Program.  We’ve already added the names of our Spring 2020 scholarship and award recipients and are now looking to identify our May and December 2020 graduates. 

If you are graduating during CY 2020 and would like President Morehead to recognize you with a distinctive Red, White and Blue Honor Cord, please register below to get your name on the program.  This annual tradition is scheduled for April 29th (Reading Day) in the Tate Grand Hall with the reception from 1:20-1:55 p.m. followed by the ceremony from 2:00-3:15 p.m.

If you have not already done so, please register now. 

Register Now
Signatures Needed for Thank You Plaque

In partnership with the SVA, we spend a lot of time meeting with campus, community, and corporate donors, raising money, and ultimately, thanking them for their generous gifts. Again this year, we plan to present the Chair and Vice Chair of the UGA Foundation a personalized plaque in appreciation for their $100,000 donation. Similar to last year, we’ll do this during our Honor Cord and Award Ceremony with all the recipients in attendance.

Please take a moment, visit the SVRC (Rm 481 Tate), and add your signature to help us thank those who support us financially. Thank you.

Student Veteran Association Elections:

Exciting times are approaching as we are about to hold elections for the UGA Chapter of the Student Veterans Association (SVA). There are four positions on the ballot:

- President
- Vice President
- Treasurer
- Secretary

We will hold elections at our March SVA meeting:
- Location: Mellow Mushroom – 320 East Clayton Street
- Date and Time: Thursday, March 19th at 6:00 pm

Questions? Contact SVA President Kolby Register or SVA Vice President Wally Jones

VETConnect Opportunity

Our VETConnect Program is based on a partnership between the SVA and the SVRC.  The program – now in its second year - is designed to help ease the transition of recently transferred undergraduate student veterans by connecting them to currently enrolled veterans who have similar backgrounds or academic interests.

Unlike other programs offered by the SVRC (i.e. Veteran Orientation, Transition Coaching and Readiness Coaching) VETConnect is a student-to-student program.  As such, the SVA needs student veteran volunteers (undergraduate – graduate - professional) who can serve as that first friendly face our incoming students encounter.

Each VETConnect volunteer, would at a minimum, send a welcome email followed up by a phone call or face-to-face meeting. 

The commitment is relatively small, but the potential impact is often significant. Questions? Contact or sign up below.

Sign Up Here
On-Campus Part-time Job in Support of National Security

UGA’s Office of Defense and Security Collaboration is looking for student veterans (graduate and/or undergraduate) to help with research development on a Department of Homeland Security project. Additional details:

  • Experience or interest in cybersecurity, cybersecurity policy, or DHS
  • Must be able to start in the next few weeks
  • Runs until June
  • Pay: TBD

Interested? Forward your resume to no later than March 10.

Veteran Legal Part-time Clinic Job

This VA work-study position with the UGA Veterans Legal Clinic offers undergraduate student veterans the opportunity to help attorneys and law students advocate for veterans living throughout Georgia on claims from the VA, Social Security, and the military. The assigned duties are as follows:

  • help clinic advocates work with clients,
  • assess records, and manage the clinic’s practice, including non-legal research projects, routine clerical work and records collection and organization.

To qualify you must use VA benefits, minimum of ¾ load, for the duration of your assignment with the Clinic. Interested? Contact us

Graduating, but Still No Offer?

If you are about to graduate but still have no job offers, please see us as soon as possible. We have connections with numerous companies that may be the right fit for you. But first of all, let’s take a look at your resume and make sure you are being marketed in the best way possible. Interested? Email our Readiness Coach, Mandy Levi.

Contact Mandy Today
How to Quantify Your Resume Bullets (When You Don't Work With Numbers)

You’ve likely heard the advice to add numbers to your resume bullets. It helps recruiters really picture the impact you’ve made in your position, and it frankly just sounds more impressive. Here are THREE QUICK TIPS to set your resume apart from the competition.

Beef Up Your Resume – Volunteer!

Community involvement and giving back are two things recruiters are looking for on your resume beyond your degree and skills. One way to build your resume in this area is with volunteering.

PruittHealth Hospice here in Athens is looking for volunteers to visit with veteran patients. It can be anything from playing cards with someone to just listening. Even if you don’t think you have a useful talent or skill to utilize, PruittHelath will help match your skills with patient and family needs.
Contact Tiffany Fernandez, Volunteer Coordinator at 706-552-1699 or
Empowering Our Veterans - LinkedIn

Through programs and partnerships, LinkedIn is committed to arming service members and veterans with resources and networks that will help advance their careers. Visit them here.

Virtual Career Fair – March 12

Don’t miss the Hire Heroes Virtual Career Fair - Employers Connect LIVE with Transitioning U.S. Military Service Members, Veterans, & Military Spouses. For more information or to register, click here.

Rogers STEM Scholarship

Last summer, VA launched the Rogers STEM Scholarship program for select military-affiliated students pursuing degrees in high-demand STEM fields; degrees that often require more than 4-years to complete. Additional information is found below:

Learn More & Apply
Time For A Break 

UGA will commence spring break will be from March 9th-13th. Take a break, whether you are traveling far or near, saving or splurging, excitement awaits. Check out some local spring break destinations.

Send feedback, questions, concerns or ideas to our
SVRC Newsletter Student Editor, 
Jay Tamayo (below).

Other POCs: 
SVRC Director: Ted Barco 
SVRC Readiness Program: Mandy Brooks Levi
SVA President: Kolby Register

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