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Finding Ways to Increase Productivity

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Kelly May, Senior Extension Associate for Family Finance and Resource Management

Special Edition Episode: MoneyWi$e Episode 12, Season 4

We all want to be more productive whether at work, at home, or even at play.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Kelly May shares tips for "finding flow" and ways to increase your productivity to enhance your success.

If you would like to learn more about productivity skills and resources, ask your county Family and Consumer Sciences  Extension agent about Time Well Spent: Productivity Skills for Success.

Finding Flow in 8 Simple Steps

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Empathy in the Workplace

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Kelly May, Senior Extension Associate for Family Finance and Resource Management

Special Edition Episode: MoneyWi$e

Empathy in the workplace often starts with communication.  This week on Talking FACS, Kelly May shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter ways to be empathetic towards ones colleagues and clients.  She provides tips for improving empathy skills, as well as suggestions for enhancing communication skills.

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Cancer Curriculum for Kentucky Schools

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Nathan Vanderford, UK College of Medicine, Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology and Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series - Cancer Conversations Episode 19

Cancer Conversations are back!  After taking a COVID hiatus, we are excited to welcome our friends from the UK Markey Cancer Center back to the podcast!  On this episode, Dr. Nathan Vanderford shares about an important curriculum that is available for Kentucky classrooms to help teachers educate their students about cancer in Kentucky.  The program discusses everything from  prevalence to risk factors to prevention measures.  Listen in as he shares about this program and how your school can get involved.

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Career Mistakes To Avoid

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guests:  Caroline Francis, Director of Alumni Career Services and Amanda Schagane, Associate Director of Alumni Career Services

Episode 49, Season 2

Our friends from the Alumni Career Services Center at the University of Kentucky, return this week to share some great insights into your career.  Caroline Francis and Amanda Schagane sit down with Dr. Jennifer Hunter to talk about this missteps that can have a detrimental effect on your career.

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Interview Strategies that Lead to Job Offers

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guests:  Caroline Francis, Director of Alumni Career Services and Amanda Schagane, Associate Director of Alumni Career Services

Episode 37, Season 2

When it is time to meet your potential new employer face to face, prepare yourself with an arsenal of tools to calm your nerves around the interview process.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Caroline Francis and Amanda Schagane, from the UK Alumni Career Services Center return to discuss successful interview strategies.  If you want the job, be prepared to do the prep work!

Visit Alumni Career Services online.

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Writing a Job Winning Resume

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guests:  Caroline Francis, Director of Alumni Career Services and Amanda Schagane, Associate Director of Alumni Career Services

Episode 33, Season 2

Whether you are new to the job search or have a wide range of experience, your resume is a potential employer's first opportunity to get a "look" at you!  Dr. Caroline Francis and Amanda Schagane from Alumni Career Services return to talk with Dr. Jennifer Hunter about ways to keep your resume relevant and fresh so that you will catch the eye of employers.

Visit Alumni Career Services online.

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Let’s Taco ‘Bout FCS

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Kayla Godbey, Family and Consumer Sciences State Program Consultant, KY Department of Education

Episode 24, Season 2

Tuesday, December 3rd, is FCS Day.  All across Kentucky, we're celebrating Dining in for FCS Day with a taco fiesta.  But first, Kayla Godbey (FCS State Program Consultant) is going to share with Dr. Jennifer Hunter about all the exciting things that are happening in Family and Consumer Sciences in secondary education in counties all throughout the Bluegrass State.  So join in as we "taco 'bout FCS!"

 

 

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Dressing for Success

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guests: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support and Jeanne Badgett, Senior Extension Associate for Clothing, Textiles, and Household Equipment

Episode 23, Season 2

In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Mindy McCulley and Jeanne Badgett to discuss tips for dressing professionally.  Whether interviewing for a job or simply representing yourself and your company at work, the way you dress is impactful.  Take time to nurture your professional image through the way you present yourself.

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Utilizing LinkedIn for Career Success

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guests:  Caroline Francis, Director of Alumni Career Services and Amanda Schagane, Associate Director of Alumni Career Services

Episode 7, Season 2

Developing effective networks is critical for career success.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter visits with Caroline Francis and Amanda Schagane about LinkedIn, an important electronic tool that you will want to put in your career toolbox!  When you think of LinkedIn as Facebook with a briefcase, you start to recognize this tool as the key to making and keeping professional relationships in a digital world.

Visit Alumni Career Services online.

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Bridging the Gap: Returning to the Workforce

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guests:  Caroline Francis, Director of Alumni Career Services and Amanda Schagane, Associate Director of Alumni Career Services

Episode 2, Volume 2

People may experience a gap in their career path for a variety of reasons.  Returning to work may present some new and interesting challenges.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter visits with Caroline Francis and Amanda Schagane, from Alumni Career Services, to discuss proactive steps that those seeking to return and newly returned employees can take to ease the transition.

Visit Alumni Career Services online.

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