January 18th Meet and Greet:
Welcome back! During our recent Student Veteran Orientation sessions, we met with over 20 transfer students pursuing 16 diverse fields of study.
On Jan 18th from 4:15-5:15 we’ll be hosting our January Meet and Greet. Swing by the SVRC (RM 481 Tate) and say HELLO to our new arrivals and share in some great Taziki’s food.
Student Veterans Association (SVA) Kick-off Meeting:
Immediately following the Meet and Greet, the Student Veterans Association will hold their monthly meeting in the lounge (Tate 484). This week six of our SVA members are traveling to LA to represent UGA at the National Student Veterans of America Conference. Please stop by on the 18th and say hello.
This semester we’ll be offering at least 11 SVRC scholarships and awards. Thanks to our corporate and community sponsors, we’ve offered over $15,000 in awards this academic year alone.
The deadline is midnight, 23 January. Good luck!
Interested in the Legal Profession:
The Athens Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) is looking for a UGA student veteran (any major) to serve as a part-time Program Coordinator. The VTC’s 5-phase program offers veterans, who have found themselves on the wrong side of the law, an alternative to jail. As proposed, the Program Coordinator would work under the supervision of Dr. Jim Ford and Superior Court Judge Sweat. The position pays at least $20 an hour.
For more information about the position, the application process, and timeline click here.
Work Study Position for MIS, Engineering and/or Administration-oriented Vets:
The UGA Facilities Department has an immediate need for a student veteran to work mornings in their plans/document library. The days and morning hours are somewhat flexible, but cannot exceed 20 hrs a week. The job entails logging, filing and updating construction related documents using Excel and Access. For the right person, there may also be an opportunity to learn AutoCAD.
As we come off the Holiday break, we have nearly a third of our undergraduates involved in some aspect of the new readiness program (see below).
The nature of this program enables you to work with a SVRC coach to set goals, work on your resume, build your brand and then explore/leverage emerging networks. To date, everyone who has taken the time to engage in some aspect of this program has achieved the outcome they desired.
Autonomy and accountability go hand-in-hand, be prepared so that when the opportunity comes you’ll be postured to take advantage of it.