August 16, Newsletter
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SVRC 2015 June Newsletter

Welcome New Student Veterans: 

In addition to the dozens of graduate and professional student veterans who oriented last week, we are also welcoming 33 undergraduate transfer student veterans who oriented over the summer.
To celebrate their arrival, on August 23rd  from 4:00-5:00 in Rm 482 Tate, UGA’s Student Veterans Association (SVA) will host a Fall Meet and Greet followed by a short meeting. ALL student veterans are invited to swing by, meet your fellow vets, and share in FREE food.


Suits4Vets (Free Suits):

In preparation for the September 20th Career Fair, we are offering men FREE gently worn suits and offering women vouchers for professional apparel. 
  • Location:  SVRC Conference Room (Rm 481 Tate) from 07:30 – 4:30 
To support this effort, Reynolds Veterans Association (RVA) at Lake Oconee donated over 40 men’s suits, sports jackets, and accessories (i.e. belts, ties, shoes). Additionally, we are offering the first ten "registered" female veterans $50 toward the purchase of professional apparel/accessories.  

Spouses are welcome to swing by and shop for their mates.


This Fall we are offering nearly $14,000 in scholarships to our student veterans.  Only one application is required to compete for our SVRC scholarships.  Graduate and undergraduate student veterans are encouraged to apply. To learn more or apply click here.
  • Application window open from Aug 8 – Sep 19th
Additionally, UGA has many internal scholarships (departmentally based and Office of Financial Aid) and external scholarships that may still be available.  These opportunities are also accessible from the link above. 


Readiness Coaching: 

Readiness CoachingFor those of you who previously participated in our readiness program, our senior coach Ryan Mohney will be returning.  Joining Ryan this year are four new Graduate Assistants and Readiness Coaches:
  • Andrew Mathis (second year MFR)
  • Nick Cherry (second year MBA)
  • Phil Edmondson (second year MBA)
  • Tony Caucci (second year MBA)
If you have not previously engaged, but want to participate in this program, please contact Andrew Mathis.
  • NOTE:  This initiative is designed to assist you in developing a career plan, resume, networks and an overarching brand.  Last year over 50% of our undergraduates took advantage of this opportunity. 

AppleCare Opportunities

AppleCare is looking to hire UGA student veterans to work part-time (20 hrs a week) from home and receive full corporate benefits (i.e. health care, tuition reimbursement, 401K, etc).  
Job entails providing customer service and technical support to AppleCare customers.  Apple provides all the tools (i.e. computer, headset) including 9-weeks of paid training from home. 
For more information apply via Handshake or visit the AppleCare Kiosk at today's Part-time Career Fair.

Career Fair Rhythm:  

The Fall Career Fair is only 5-weeks away. If you need help posturing for the fair, sign up to engage with one our Readiness Coaches. Our developmental program complements the many opportunities offered by the UGA Career Center to include: NOTE 1:  This year our Readiness Coaches and their protégés will receive early access to employers.  If you want to participate, click here and one of our GAs will contact you. 

NOTE 2:  In anticipation of the Career Fair, all undergraduates registered in the Readiness Program will get a free professional head shot (for your LinkedIn page) at the UGA Card Center from Aug 21-Sep 18. To schedule your head shot click here.

Things to Know About the Forever GI Bill: 

The Student Veterans of America recently summarized the GI Bill legislation that has successfully made its way through Congress and is now awaiting the president’s signature. For more information, click here.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Veterans Only Hiring Event:

DHS is looking to fill over 1,000 positions in law enforcement, business, IT and intelligence.

On August 22-23, DHS is hosting a hiring event from 8:30 to 4:30 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, Washington, DC 20008.  For more information click here.

Hope/Zell GPA Boost for STEM Classes:

Georgia House Bill 801, passed in the 2016 legislative session, was designed to incentivize students to choose a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) field of study.  The GPA boost, which adds 0.5 to a B, C or D in approved STEM classes, goes into effect for the first time this semester for students receiving HOPE or Zell Miller scholarships at public or private campuses. To find out what classes qualify for the grade enhancement, go here.

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