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February 14, 2019 Newsletter
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Pat Tillman Scholarship Closing Soon


The 2019 Pat Tillman Scholarship application window closes Feb 28th. In the past, UGA proudly sponsored a 2014-16 Pat Tillman Scholar and would welcome the opportunity to support a future scholar(s). Tillman Scholars can expect an average award of $10,000 per year. To learn more or to apply click here.
  • NOTE:  If you apply, please let us know so we can coordinate your application with our Regional Pat Tillman POC.

UGA Student Veteran Stories:

As we all know, UGA students come from all different walks of life.  To better highlight the diversity of UGA’s students, UGA is soliciting nominations to spotlight student veterans on the main UGA webpage. 

Here’s an example:

  • Jason is a USAF veteran majoring in Comparative Literature and English.  When not studying Jason plays guitar for the band Grassland across the SE region.

If interested in sharing your story, simply submit two sentences as structured above to SVRC@uga.edu.

VETConnect Student Volunteers:  


This new pilot program is designed to help ease the transition of new undergraduate student veterans transferring to UGA by connecting them to currently enrolled veterans who have similar backgrounds or academic interests.  

This initiative would serve to complement our special orientation session for undergraduate veterans and our Transition Coaching Program, which connects our first-semester students to volunteer faculty/staff.  We envision that each student volunteer, would at a minimum, send a welcome e-mail and, if needed, help answer any questions. Our goal would be to establish this informal buddy system about a week before the start of Fall classes.

UGA Class of 2018 Career Survey Results:


The UGA Career Center has collected data from over 8,000 CY 2018 graduates.  Information collected includes the top companies, locations, and graduate schools associated with our Class of 2018.  More information is available here.

UGA Career Center Office Hours in the SVRC:  


Beginning Thursday, Feb 14th, Dan Felts our liaison to the Career Center will host office hours in the SVRC Conference Room (Tate 481) every Thursday from 12:00 to 1:00.  If you need any help with resumes, LINKEDIN, interviews, or other career-related issues feel free to either drop by or reach out to Dan to schedule an appointment.

Public Service and Outreach Student Scholars Program:


The Public Service and Outreach (PSO) Student Scholars Program annually selects up to 20 undergraduates to learn about UGA’s PSO mission. The PSO program includes fall meetings and trips, as well as a 150-hour spring internship. 

NOTE: There are mandatory fall program activities that include Friday meetings from 12:20 pm – 2:15 pm and a cohort trip.
           
If you are interested, you must apply by March 30th, 2019. Selection for the PSO program happens during April, 2019; students will be notified by the end of the semester.  All of the program details, application materials & cover sheet, and faculty reference forms are available here.
For questions/concerns please contact our SVRC Newsletter Editor Jason Badia.

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