FHCE Showcase Week to celebrate milestones, tout careers

January 21st, 2016 Contact: Sheri Worthy  |  706-542-4877  | More about Sheri

Athens, Ga. – The annual FHCE Showcase Week, set for February 1-5, will feature an internship and career fair, highlight research and teaching in the department and offer students from across campus an open invitation to department classes.

This year marks 10 years since the inception of the BSFCS in financial planning, 10 years since the beginning of the emphasis in Residential Property Management, and 10 years of involvement with the VITA program. 

The annual financial planning banquet on Feb. 4 features keynote speaker Charles Chaffin, director of academic programs at the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Board.

“We are looking forward to a full week showcasing opportunities for students majoring in consumer economics, housing, consumer journalism and financial planning,” FHCE department head Sheri Worthy said. “Students will have opportunities to network with employers seeking our graduates for internships and jobs. We also welcome students from across campus to check out our classes and see what it’s like in FHCE.”

Events will be held throughout the week that feature keynote speakers and hot topics in the field:

  • Student Financial Planning Association Meeting – This event will feature guest speaker Steven Wykoff, CFP® Merseau, Lazenby & Rokas, LLC. Pizza will be served. Feb. 1, 6 p.m., Dawson Hall 208.

  • FHCE Research Seminar Dr. Robb Nielsen will speak on “Material hardship, social assistance, and wealth mobility: What can we learn about the role of race?” Feb. 3, 3:30 p.m., Dawson Hall 216.

  • Presentation at Residence Halls – Kardashian Tastes on a Mama June “Honey Boo Boo” Budget: College Student Personal Spending Tips - Dr. Diann Moorman, Feb. 3, 6pm, Building 1516 conference room.

  • FHCE Internship/Career Fair – Join the College of Family and Consumer Science in exploring internship and employment opportunities from around the state, Feb. 4, 1-4 p.m., Tate Reception Hall. Click here for a list of registered employers. 

  • Financial Planning Banquet – This year’s keynote speaker is Charles Chaffin, EdD, Director of Academic Programs at the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Board, Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m., Georgia Center for Continuing Education Magnolia Ballroom. Register here.

There will also be a H.O.U.S.E. (Housing Opportunities for Undergraduate Student Enhancement) Meeting with Advisor Kim Skobba, Feb. 4, 6:00 p.m, the Transmetropolitan (downtown Athens). 

In addition to these events, open FHCE classes will be held for students who are considering changing their major or taking an FHCE elective.

Monday, Feb. 1

FHCE 4310 Housing Policy, guest speaker Rick Parker, Director of Athens Housing Authority will accompany Dr. Andy Carswell in “Debunking public housing myths: Everything you thought you knew about public housing but didn’t,” 11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m., Dawson Hall 208

FHCE 3200 Introduction to Personal Finance, Dr. Swarn Chatterjee on “Income and income taxation,” 12:20-1:10 p.m., Instructional Plaza S306

Tuesday, Feb. 2

FHCE 3100 Introductory Consumer Economics, Dr. Diann Moorman in  "Kardashian Tastes on a Mama June “Honey Boo Boo” Budget: College Student Personal Spending Tips". 12:30-1:45 p.m. and 2:00-3:15 p.m., MLC 102

FHCE 4400/6400 Family Demographics and Policy, Dr. Heidi Ewen on “Fertility and transitioning into issues of morality,” 12:30-1:45 p.m., Dawson Hall 208.

FHCE 3200 Introduction to Personal Finance, Dr. Lance Palmer in “Earning money through investments: Income from interests, dividends and capital gains,” 2-3:15 p.m., MLC 171.

Wednesday, Feb. 3

FHCE 3300 Housing in Contemporary Society, Dr. Andy Carswell on “Home environments and health,” 1:25-2:15 p.m., Dawson Hall 110.

Thursday, Feb. 4

FHCE 5050/7050 Advanced Research Methods: Applied Consumer Analytics, Dr. Robert Nielsen in “Careers in Consumer Analytics,” 2-3:15 p.m., Dawson Hall 264.

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