August 13, 2018 Newsletter
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Forever GI Bill Expands Benefit

On August 1, 2018 the VA implemented 15 more provisions of the new Forever GI Bill. To learn more click here.
Part-time Job/Internship Fair

The UGA Career Center is hosting a part-time job fair for students on August 15th. 
  • Where: Tate Grand Hall 
  • When: 11:00-2:30
Career Center "SUITUP" Application is Now OPEN 

The UGA Career Center is sponsoring a SUITUP event for students in financial need (determined by FAFSA). Consistent with last year we are targeting student veterans, both men and women, involved in all levels of study (i.e. undergraduate, graduate and professional).
  • When: Sep 9th 12:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Where: JC Penny Georgia Square Mall 
If selected for an award, you will receive a $200 gift card and coupons to shop at JC Penney. Prices will be significantly reduced during this special shopping event. Free buses will run from the Tate Student Center to JC Penney throughout the day.  

NOTE: If you received a SUITUP award in AY 17-18 you will not be eligible to apply for an award this academic year. Last Spring approximately 20 student veterans received gift cards and purchased nearly $20,000 worth of apparel. 
  • To learn more or APPLY apply, click here before the August 29th deadline. 
Student Veterans Association Meet and Greet

Your Student Veterans Association invites you to come out and meet your fellow veterans as we kick-off the Fall semester. Free food and drink will be provided. 
  • When: September 5th from 4-5:30 pm
  • Where: Room 482 Tate


Pre-calculus is one of those courses which historically challenges some of our student veterans. The good news is there are various sources of help for this particular class including:
  • Division of Academic Enhancement (DAE): DAE offers both drop-in and appointment-based tutoring.  To learn more click here
  • Math Department Walk-in Hours: The Math Department sponsors Study Halls (Rm 221 and 222), study guides, and access to paid tutors
  • VA Funds for Tutoring:  The VA will pay up to $100 a month for a tutor.  See attached form and instructions.
  • Special Review: Professor Kel Black, Math Department, has agreed to host a special review for veterans before their three scheduled exams. If interested, please RSVP so we can notify you when the sessions are formalized.
    • 4:30-5:30 Wednesday Sep 12th
    • 4:30-5:30 Tuesday Oct 9th
    • 4:30-5:30 Tuesday Nov 13th
NOTE: If you find yourself struggling, think twice before you withdraw! Drop Back courses allow students who may be having difficulty in MATH 1101/1113 to move from that course into a course that will prepare them to succeed in the core course in the future. To learn more click here.

Student Veteran Leadership Opportunity (All Majors)

The Office of the Dean of Students is seeking one undergraduate student veteran to be a voting member of the UGA Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee (STFAC). Student input and feedback regarding the uses of STF funds is vital to maintaining a transparent open process for receiving, reviewing and responding to requests for technology-related funds. Last years, these tech-fee funds were valued at almost $5M. As such, attendance is mandatory at the six meetings planned for the academic year. Click here to see the 2018-19 meeting schedule. 

If interested, please email or stop by our office to sign up. All names must be submitted by email or in person by COB August 15, 2018. 

SVA Affinity Group Hosts Cox Communication for Breakfast

Cox Communications is seeking student veterans, all majors, to participate in their Project Manager Trainee Program. For more information click here:
  • Cox recruiters can also discuss internship opportunities in the Atlanta area
In an effort to share the benefits of this program with our veterans, recruiters from Cox are working with the SVRC and our affinity groups to get this information out to all interested students (particularly those in their final year). See details below:
  • Who: All graduate and undergraduate student veterans are welcome to attend
  • Target Audience: Seniors all majors
  • When: September 6th, 8:00AM - 9:15AM
  • Where: Tate Room 482
  • What: Cox presentation followed by Q&A
  • Why: Great networking opportunity
  • Food: Free Chick Fil-A biscuits and juice
  • What Next: Please RSVP so we can order the correct amount of food
If you've already had your resume reviewed, you are ahead of the curve. If not, contact your readiness coach today or the to set up an immediate appointment

NOTE: We have several more of these breakfasts with employers in the works leading up to the mid-September Career Fairs. 

Hire Heros Virtual Career Fair:

On August 23, Hire Heros is sponsoring a Virtual Career Fair.  For  more information or to register, click here.
For additions, contact our SVRC Newsletter Editor Bakary Sanneh.

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