December 4, 2017 Newsletter
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Honor Cords  

Honor Cord
If you are graduating in December 2017 (undergraduate or graduate) and have not already received your honor cord at our May 2017 reception, please stop by the SVRC this week to pick yours up.

Please email me to coordinate a convenient day/time for pick up.

New VA ID Card

This week the VA announced that the application window for the national Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is open.  “The new Veterans Identification Card provides a safer and more convenient way for most Veterans to show proof of service,” said VA secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin. “With the card, Veterans with honorable service to our nation will no longer need to carry around their paper DD-214s to obtain Veteran discounts and other services.”

To request a VIC, click on “Apply for Printed Veteran ID Card”.

Opportunity to Serve on a Critical UGA Student Committee:  

The UGA Student Government is seeking a student to serve on its Student Activity Fee (SAF) Allocation Committee.   This 14-member student committee, chaired by the Student Government Association Treasurer, reviews annual SAF fund requests and then makes allocation decisions.  Potential candidates would represent the Vice President of Student Affairs.  
  • Important Dates:   If selected, you must attend the SAF Committee Training meeting from 1:00-5:00 on March 23 and the all subsequent SAFA hearings scheduled from 2:30-8:30 March 26-30.
 If interested, please let me know.

Wrap Up Military Appreciation Game

Military Appreciation GameAgain this year, thanks to the Athletic Association, we were able to give out nearly 300 tickets to our student veterans and their families. We highlighted nearly 60 of our student veterans on the jumbotron, and the SVA hosted a very successful tailgate. The Athletic Association also spotlighted leaders from the SVA and TRWB with a Team-UGA Award during the game.

If you want to get involved, the next SVA meeting is Wednesday, January 10th at 4:00.

Who Couldn't use a Coach?

SVRC CoachingDid you know we now have academic, transition and readiness coaching programs for our undergraduates that flow from orientation through graduation?  

Today, over 80% of our undergraduates have signed up for one or more coaches.  If you haven’t, click here to do so.  

There’s still Hope to obtain HOPE.

If you were unable to qualify for the HOPE Scholarship following high school, all is not lost. According to the HOPE program eligibility requirements:
"to receive HOPE…, students must: earn a minimum 3.0 cumulative postsecondary grade point average after attempting 30, 60, or 90 semester hours OR 45, 90, or 135 quarter hours after high school graduation, home study completion, or receipt of GED."

It is possible to gain HOPE based only on your college GPA as long as a 3.0 GPA is maintained during the required semester milestones. For more information click here or contact our SVRC Financial Liaison.  

Interested in the Field of Medicine / Allied Health?

Many veterans come to UGA with a medical background and interest in leveraging that background to attend one of many follow-on professional schools (i.e. MD, PA, PT, DMD, OD, Pharm.D). 

Based on the success of our recent Engineering and Business Affinity Groups, we are exploring the creation of a new affinity group just for veterans, national guard and reservists who are pursuing careers in healthcare.   If you are interested in getting in on the ground floor of this initiative, please contact Gil Delrio (USN Student Veteran) for more information.

Interested in Graduate School but Concerned about Costs?

UGA is now offering students the opportunity to obtain a bachelor and a masters degree in 5 years or less through 113 different academic programs!

How does this benefit you as a student veteran? 
  • The Double Dawgs program allows students to accelerate their progress toward a master's degree by taking graduate-level coursework during the final year of their undergraduate studies while still maintaining a normal course load.  
Consider this as a way to maximize your VA benefits while slashing your time to degree. For more information, contact a pathway advisor.

Sports and Entertainment Career Expo

If you are a sports management major or just have an interest in sports promotions, don’t miss the 8th Annual Atlanta Falcons Sports & Entertainment Career Expo at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Dec 8th from 2:00-5:00.​ 

This is a unique opportunity to network with executives from organizations in the sports industry. This is also your chance to learn about available entry-level positions and internships.

For more information and/or to register click here:

Universum Ideal Employer Survey

Every year, the University of Georgia partners with Universum so that the Career Center can assess how our students career preferences compare to national averages, as well as gather information about university branding, career services, and ideal employer data findings.  Additionally at the end of the survey, students are provided information about their specific personality type and a list of potential employers that may be a good cultural fit for them. 

Unfortunately, the survey takes up to 20 minutes to complete, however, if you can find the time over the holidays please take it.  Doing so will help you identify companies that may be a good fit while also enabling UGA to recruit these companies as future campus partners.   

SVRC Holiday Hours

The SVRC will remain open through noon Dec 22 and then reopen on January 2nd. Good luck on your finals!

Happy Holidays

For additions, contact our SVRC Newsletter Editor Bakary Sanneh.

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