FHCE Showcase Week set for end of January

Athens, Ga. – The department of financial planning, housing and consumer economics will host a week-long series of events in January designed to engage prospective and current University of Georgia students as well as alumni.

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences’ FHCE Showcase Week is scheduled for Jan. 27-31 and will feature events on financial planning, consumer economics, housing/residential property management and consumer journalism.

The Monday-Wednesday events are open to freshmen and sophomore students from across the university.

A Career Fair will be held on Jan. 30, at the Tate Reception Hall for FHCE majors. More than 30 employers will attend the fair to meet directly with students.

“The purpose of FHCE Showcase Week is to hold a series of distinct events highlighting the great things going on in our department from industry trends to career opportunities for our graduates to cutting-edge research and outreach by our faculty,” FHCE department head Sheri Worthy said.

The showcase begins on Jan. 27, with a talk about the growing demand for financial planners, led by department faculty members. The event concludes Jan. 31, with a seminar on the Affordable Care Act.

Here’s a breakdown of the event by day:

Monday, Jan. 27 – The Growing Demand for Financial Planners, Miller Learning Center, Room 248, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 28 – Discovering Career Paths in Housing and Residential Property Management, Miller Learning Center, Room 248, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 29 – Career Trends in Consumer Economics, Consumer Journalism, and Entrepreneurship, Miller Learning Center, Room 248, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 30 – FHCE Career Fair, Tate Reception Hall, 1-4 p.m. For more information, see Career Fair.

Thursday, Jan. 30 – FHCE Reception for Students, Alumni and Employers, Sanford Stadium Skybox, 4-6 p.m. RSVP at borgesi@uga.edu.

Thursday, Jan. 30 – Financial Planning banquet, Georgia Center, 7-9 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 31 – FHCE Seminar, The Affordable Care Act, Miller Learning Center, Room 214, 9 a.m.