September 14, 2017 Newsletter
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LAST CALL: SVRC Scholarships

Did you know that last year, through community, corporate, and alumni donations, the SVRC was able to provide scholarships to 24 students (graduate and undergraduate) ranging from $250 to $1000? This year we are on track to increase both the number of scholarships offered and the average amount of our scholarships. 
A single application enables our veterans, reservists and National Guard service members to compete for all SVRC scholarships. To apply click here.
  • NOTE:  Last day to apply is Tuesday, September 19th

LAST CALL: Affinity Groups (AG) Connect with GOOGLE & SANDIA: 

Sanida Natinla Laboratories and Google logoThis year, the SVA and SVRC collaborated to create undergraduate academic affinity groups(AGs); one for business majors and one for engineering students. 

Both AGs have scheduled employer breakfast meetings next week (sponsored by Reynolds Veterans Association). If you are a business or engineering undergrad and want to learn more, contact our AG leads promptly to save a place at the table:
  • Business Affinity Group with Google Sep 21st @ 08:00:  Kyle McReynolds
  • Engineering Affinity Group with Sandia Sep 22nd @ 08:00:  Caleb Wiff

Last Call for Head Shots:    

Head ShotSVRC, in partnership with the UGACard Office, is offering free head shots through Sep 18th for those undergraduates participating in orientation, transition coaching, and/or our Readiness Coaching Programs.  

Why a head shot? Head shots are a great addition to your LinkedIn profile. Later this semester, we will offer a similar benefit to our graduate and professional students.

FIRST CALL 2017 Student Veteran Moto Photos:    

Game Day PhotosDo you have a great photo from your time in the military? If so, then please send the picture to us and we’ll display it on the scoreboard at Sanford Stadium during the UGA vs UK game on Saturday, November 18th.
Additionally, we’ll display your picture in the Tate Student Center Atrium and on the close-circuit TVs during the week of Veterans Day.  

Your high-resolution photo needs to be submitted to the SVRC in JPEG format by October 24th.  To upload your picture,  click here!

UGA Services Updates


Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS):  

CAPS, located on the 2nd floor of the University Health Center, provides the following services: short term individual and couples counseling, groups & workshops, consultation, psychiatric services, crisis intervention, and referral assistance to other providers, both on campus and in the local community.

In addition to a SVRC Liaison, CAPS has a large staff of fully licensed therapists with a vast array of expertise and experience to include significant work with veterans.  

NOTE:  CAPS can also provide financial assistance to those who may require it.

CAPS offers free walk-in crisis services Monday – Friday @ 8 AM – 5 PM and on-call services starting at 5 PM weekdays and 24 hours Saturday and Sunday by calling UGA Police (706-542-2200) and asking to speak with a CAPS clinician.  Students can initiate services by scheduling a free 30-minute screening online through the patient portal or by calling 706-542-2273.  

Preparing for Graduate School:  

Are you interested graduate school? If so, the Graduate School is sponsoring a series of Preparing for Graduate School Workshops to make the transition easier. 

Special Collections Oral Histories: 

In partnership with the Special Collections Library, the SVRC continues to sponsor student veteran oral histories during the 2017-18 academic year. If you are interested in sharing your story with future generations, contact the SVRC to arrange an interview time. 
Kate Dahlstrand, one of our graduate student veterans pursuing her Ph.D in History, facilitates the Q&A associated with these oral histories. To date, more than 20 student veterans have leaned forward to record their histories.


Job Opportunities


Management Positions:  

Service King, a nation-wide collision repair company, is pursuing a statewide initiative to hire 23 college-educated veterans for management positions.  New hires learn the business through a 20-week Atlanta-based training program.  A bachelor’s degree, in any field, with a 3.0 GPA is required along with customer-oriented soft skills.  The starting salary is up to $55K with increases up to $80K in year two.

Contact either your Readiness Coach (RC) or the SVRC’s  Tony Caucci for more information about the position and application procedures. 


Finance Majors:   

Justin Sailers, former UGA Student Veterans Association President, will be attending the Fall Career Fair on September 20th as a recruiter for HDH Advisors, LLC – a boutique financial advisory firm operating on the north side of Atlanta.  Justin is on the lookout for some talented UGA veterans majoring in finance, accounting, and/or economics.

 If you’re interested in full time or intern positions starting in June of 2018, please make a point to research their company, speak with your RC and then drop by their table, with your resume.


Career Fairs and Related Prep:  

  • Sep 18-19:          UGA Career Ctr Resume Critiques (Grand Hall)
  • Sep 18:               UGA Career Ctr Career Fair Prep
  • Sep 20:               UGA Early Access to Career Fair (to RSVP click here)
  • Sep 20:               UGA Career Fair
  • Oct 5:                  Atlanta Veterans Job Fair: click here.
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For additions, contact our SVRC Newsletter Editor Bakary Sanneh.

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