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Family and Consumer Sciences Showcase Week to be held

The financial planning, housing and consumer economics department in 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.

Showcase Week will begin Jan. 26 from 4-6 p.m. 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 financial planning, housing and consumer economics faculty members will host a discussion targeted at freshmen interested in housing and residential property management majors.

A panel discussion on consumer journalism and consumer economics will be held Jan. 27 from 6-8 p.m. followed by a similar discussion on financial planning Jan. 28 from 6-8 p.m. Location for those events will be determined.

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.

The week will conclude with the financial planning banquet 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, a financial planning, housing and consumer economics 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.”