SPIA Career News

Spring 2016 - April 13th

Greetings from Your Career Consultant

Hello all, I hope you're enjoying this beautiful spring we're having! Hard to believe we're in the home stretch, with only 13 days of class left....?!

There are still great opportunities for your summer and upcoming school year, whether that's volunteering, working full-time or interning. If you haven't found something yet, you're not behind. I also hope you come to some of the great events still happening on campus.

I leave you with a deep thought...

Maybe in order to understand mankind we have to look at that word itself. MANKIND. Basically, it's made up of two separate words "mank" and "ind." What do these words mean? It's a mystery and that's why so is mankind.

In This Report

  1. Upcoming Events
  2. Jobs and Internships
  3. Federal Opportunities
  4. Good Reads
  5. Meet with Kate
  6. About Kate Templeton
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Career Center Programs

Explore Lab - Exploring Majors Workshop*

Wednesday, April 13th

2:30 - 4:00pm

Clark Howell Hall, Room 246 Computer Lab

*Open to first and second year students only.

Women in STEM Panel

Wednesday, April 13th

5:00 - 6:30pm

MLC 150

Dream Share Project Film and Workshop

Monday, April 18th

3:30 - 5:00pm

MLC 248

Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

Monday, April 18th

3:30 - 5:00pm

MLC 348

Explore Lab - Exploring Majors Workshop*

Tuesday, April 19th

3:30 - 5:00pm

Clark Howell Hall, Room 246 Computer Lab

*Open to first and second year students only.

Backpack to Briefcase

Tuesday, April 19th

6:00 - 7:30pm

MLC 150

#UGAjobchat: Interviewing

Thursday, April 21st

3:00 - 4:00pm

Online (Twitter)

New Elective Course

This fall the Center for Leadership and Service is offering an elective class “Inequality in American Education.” In a seminar setting, students will delve into topics about race, gender, socioeconomic status, and many other complex issues that influence the American Education System. This class will challenge you to think more deeply about institutions and creatively brainstorm how to increase student access to education.

  • This is a one credit class that will be offered during the fall semester on Wednesday afternoons from 4-5pm.
  • Every student enrolled in the class will be required to mentor a K-12 student 1 hour per week with a pre-approved mentoring program in Athens.
  • They are capping the class at a maximum of 18 students to ensure it is a discussion-based format.

The listing will be available on Athena soon. If you are interested in signing-up, please email Kyle Anderson at andkyle@uga.edu and he will be in touch with additional information.

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Intern with the Defense Security Service

SPIA and Defense Security Services Counterintelligence Office in Atlanta seek applications for a non-paid student volunteer internship beginning in late May/early June.

This job description details the mission of the Counterintelligence Division, duties of the internship, and required skills and experience for applicants. It also explains the process for applying. The closing date for applications is April 25th.

Georgia Department of Economic Development

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) plans, manages and mobilizes state resources to attract new business investment to Georgia, drive the expansion of existing industry and small business, locate new markets for Georgia products, inspire tourists to visit Georgia and promote the state as a top destination for arts events and film, music and digital entertainment projects.

The GDEcD Internship Program provides students and recent graduates valuable learning experiences and opportunities to make professional connections in the workplace.

Read more via the link below!

Campaign Internship with Doug Collins

The Doug Collins campaign for Congress is currently seeking college students for a fast-paced, hands-on 6-week summer internship. Interns can work out of the Gainseville and/or Athens offices and will have the following tasks:

  • Recruit new volunteers to assist in voter contact efforts.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key grassroots activists in the 9th Congressional District.
  • Respond to voter inquiries.
  • Represent the campaign at local party meetings, civic organization meetings, etc. in order to recruit volunteers and promote the campaign.
  • Attend public events.
  • Advance campaign events and help prepare candidate for public appearances.
  • Organize and analyze voter contact data.
  • Gain REAL campaign and political experience.

The campaign internship will officially begin immediately and will end on May 24, 2016 if there is no run-off election. The campaign will work with students’ schedules and will respect their time and availability.

To apply, please email your name, contact information, and a brief bio to:

Carmen Foskey



Full Time - Programs Coordinator

Location: Atlanta, GA

The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia (EFGA) is the only health agency in the state to offer assistance to those who live with epilepsy and seizure disorders as well as their families, caretakers and their communities. EFGA provides a number of programs and services, including educational programs, seizure first aid and recognition, medication assistance, information and referrals, support groups, camp scholarships, advocacy and awareness. The role of Programs Coordinator is essential to the success of the organization and is an integral member of day-to-day operations.

The Programs Coordinator is the primary staff person responsible for management and implementation of all program elements offered by EFGA, typically falling into two categories – educational programs and client services. The individual in this position will provide superior client relations, perform educational programs & report participant efficacy, serve as staff liaison to Professional Advisory Board, assist in conducting of support groups, provide clients with medication assistance, and cultivates constructive and satisfying relationships between the foundation and partners.

Read more and apply on DAWGlink.

Work for AmeriCorps!

There are two AmeriCorps positions at Barrow County Habitat for Humanity to start in August and September of 2016. There will be an Community Outreach Position and a Resource Development Position available (click on the links to see job descriptions).

For more information, interested applicants can contact Melonie Clark at m.clark@barrowhabitat.org

Local Volunteer Opportunity

There is a a reoccurring volunteer opportunity for the Athens Community Council on Aging's Take Out Tuesday program, where volunteers deliver bags of food to home bound seniors currently on the waiting list to receive Home Delivery Meals. This event is on the last Tuesday of every month to help individuals make it to the end of the month as their current benefits may have already been exhausted.

They are seeking 3-4 volunteers for this month’s event on April 26th. Hours are flexible for volunteers. They can pick up the bags to deliver between 12pm-3pm at ACCA. Routes consist of 3-4 houses which shouldn’t take longer than an hour.

If you're interested, contact:

Christy Tweedy

Senior Hunger AmeriCorps VISTA

Office of Service-Learning (University of Georgia)

Athens Community Council on Aging

135 Hoyt Street

Athens, GA 30601

Phone: 706-549-4850 ext. 2011

Email: shvista@accaging.org

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Office of Administration - Library and Research Services - Fall 2016

Department: Executive Office of the President
Agency: Office of Administration
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): Few vacancies in Washington, DC
Salary: $0.00 to $0.00 / Without Compensation
Open Period: April 8, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Who May Apply: US Citizens - Students who are enrolled in qualifying academic programs.

Public Affairs Specialist (Recent Graduate)

Department: Department of Veteran's Affairs
Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Location(s): Charleston, SC
Salary: $32,318.00 to $77,019.00 / Per Year
Open Period: April 5, 2016 until April 20, 2016
Who May Apply: Recent Graduates within the last 2 years

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Meet with Kate

To schedule an appointment, call 706-542-3375. Receive assistance with resumes, statements of interest, cover letters, job search strategies, interviewing, applying to graduate school and any other career-related topics.

Weekly Drop-In hours (no appointment needed):

Candler Hall Advising Wing - Tuesdays, 3-5pm

Career Center Computer Lab - Wednesdays 12-2pm


About Kate Templeton

Kate officially started saying "Go Dawgs" in December of 2014 when she began working in the UGA Career Center. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education. After working for several years as a public school teacher and an administrator and intern with a nonprofit, Kate returned to school and earned her Master of Science in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

As a Certified Federal Career Coach, Kate is dedicated to engaging students and the university community in the many opportunities available in the federal government. She is enjoying the opportunity to connect with employers and educate students in all majors on the merits of experiential education.


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