The financial planning, housing and consumer economics department within the College of Family and Consumer Sciences will host its second annual Showcase Week Jan. 26-29.
The event will “highlight all the great things going on in the department,” said department head Sheri Worthy, and will feature informational sessions for prospective students, panel discussions involving all three majors offered and an internship/career fair.
The event begins on Jan. 26 with a fun and informal “kickoff” featuring prizes, T-shirts and a photo booth in the Pecan Tree Gallery of the Georgia Center that is open to all UGA students.
Following that event, several FHCE faculty members will host a discussion targeted at freshmen interested in housing and residential property management majors from 6-8 p.m in Georgia Center Room Q.
A panel discussion on consumer journalism and consumer economics will be held on Jan. 27, followed by a similar discussion on financial planning on Jan. 28.
A career and internship fair is scheduled for Jan. 29 from 1-4 p.m. in the Tate Center and will feature up to 32 employers. A list of employers scheduled to attend can be found here: https://uga-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php?mode=list&cf=Finplan15
The week will conclude with the financial planning banquet on Jan. 29 and will feature guest speaker and media consultant Gary Belsky, former editor of ESPN The Magazine and best-selling author who lectures on behavioral economics and decision-making.
“We’re thrilled to have a speaker of his reputation address our group,” said Russell Whitehead, FHCE graduate student and president of the Student Financial Planning Association. “He’ll teach our students about behavioral finance and that will help our growth of client relations.”
Kickoff event, Georgia Center Pecan Tree Gallery, 4-6 p.m.
Discovering Career Paths in Housing and Residential Property Management, Georgia Center Room Q, 6-8 p.m.
Kardashian Tastes on a Mama June “Honey Boo Boo” Budget: College Student Personal Spending Tips, 6-8 p.m. Dawson 116
The Growing Demand for Financial Planners, 6-7 p.m., Dawson Hall 101
Internship/career fair, Tate Center reception hall, 1-4 p.m.
Student Financial Planning Association banquet, Gary Belsky guest speaker, Georgia Center, 6 p.m.
For more information on the department, visit http://www.fcs.uga.edu/fhce
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