January 2, 2018 Newsletter
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SVA Meeting Followed by Meet and Greet:

SVA logoOn Jan 10th at 4:00, the UGA Chapter of the Student Veterans Association (SVA) will host its January 2018 kick-off meeting. Immediately following the meeting the SVA we host a Meet and Greet for all returning students and any new transfer students.   Come on by, get some free pizza, and say hello!
  • Location: Tate Rm 482
  • Topics: 
    • Highlights from the 2018 National SVA Conference
    • Discussion of the Spring 2018 SVA Agenda

SPRING 2018 SVRC Scholarships:

Thanks to our generous community and alumni donors, we are offering nearly 25 scholarships to our student veterans this semester.  To learn more or to apply  click here.
  • NOTE:  Embedded within each scholarship description is a common link to a single application; only one application is required to compete for all of our SVRC scholarships/awards.  The application window is open through Jan 31.

Spring 2018 Career Fair | Jan. 31

The UGA Spring Career Fair is Wednesday, January 31st at the Classic Center. Below find a few milestones you should be aware of leading up to the event.
  • 28 Jan: FREE Professional Attire from JC Penney: The Career Center is facilitating a Suit-Up Event for students in financial need (determined by FAFSA).  For this event, we are targeting our student veteran population both men and women in all  levels of study: undergraduate, graduate and professional.
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 January 28th shopping event. Free buses will run from the Tate Student Center to JC Penney throughout the evening.  To apply, click here.
  • 30 Jan: Pre-Career Fair Networking Event:  On January 30th from 4:00-8:30 PM, employers will gather in the Tate for the Jan 30th Diversity/Inclusion Conference.  During the conference, employers will an opportunity to meet with student veterans and members from other diverse student populations. 
NOTE: These same employers will meet applicants the next day at the Career Fair and on Feb 1st conduct on-site interviews. 
Networking is important; particularly if everyone else is doing it and you are not. To register click here.
  • Jan 31: Career Fair at the Classic Center 

Need an Academic Coach? Request an Appointment

Dr. Sylvia Hutchinson, our Academic Coach, is now scheduling appointments with student veterans across all academic fields.

You can sign up for an appointment with Dr Hutchinson by using UGA’s TutorTrac appointment system.  Here’s how:  
  • Log into MyUGA
  • Navigate to the left and click on “Academic Resource Center”
  • Click “Search Availability” under student options
  • Select “Academic Coaching” from the drop down menu for center
  • Select “Sylvia Hutchinson” from the drop down menu for consultant
  • Select “Academic Coaching” from the drop down menu for section
  • Click search and you’ll find all available appointment times for the next 7-days
  • Select an appointment day/time and click on it
  • Click Save – you should receive a confirmation appointment e-mail
     NOTE:  If you need to make an appointment more than 7-days out, please e-mail 
     Dr Hutchinson directly at
Nearly two dozen folks have already engaged with Sylvia; beat the crowd and make your appointment today.   

Readiness Coaches

Over the holiday break, our readiness coaches were reconnecting with their teams to review resumes, shape brands, and expand networks.  If you have not reconnected with your coach, click the name of your assigned coach below to get on his schedule.  Over 80% of all undergraduates are engaged with one or more readiness coaches  … take advantage of this opportunity to learn from those (i.e. students, faculty, staff and alumni) who have come before you. If you forgot who your coach was or never had one, click here to sign up or receive a reminder. 

APPLECARE Hiring Student Veterans:

AppleCare is looking to hire a few student veterans to serve as “College Advisors” to work part time (20 hrs a week) customer service.  In the past, such opportunities have proven optimum for student veterans and their families. Why? Because, AppleCare allows you to work from home and their employment package includes full benefits (i.e. health care and tuition reimbursement).
Our AppleCare recruiters are going to start contacting applicants shortly after the start of the new year. If interested click here to learn more or here to apply.

First Data's Military Affiliated Analyst Program

In addition to the full-time positions highlighted last month, this month First Data is also recruiting interns.  One position is specifically in DC and other are nationwide. 

Are you Linked-In?

Linked-In is offering student veterans one year of free access to its Premium services. To learn more click here.
For additions, contact our SVRC Newsletter Editor Bakary Sanneh.

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