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Rebecca Smith

 

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Rebecca Smith

Academic Coordinator, ETS, WKU

Bowling Green, KY 

Where do you currently work?

 I am the Academic coordinator for ETS (educational talent search) At Western Kentucky University. ETS is a federal grant funded program for educational outreach. I work directly with high school students in the Bowling Green area, preparing them to apply and attend college. Lesson plans, grant writing, explaining FAFSA forms, and working directly with students are all a part of my job! 

 

How has Folklore prepared you for your career?

During my time as a graduate student in the folk studies department, I always loved education. At first it took me a little while to feel like I was a folklorist in my career, but after a couple of years, my training as a folklorist began to make daily appearances.  The public folklore classes offered gave me the tools to create the lesson plans I now use for every trip I make to a high school and experience needed to a write a grant which is especially important because by position is funded by a federal grant. I fulfilled my internship requirement as a student at the South Union Shaker Village . At South Union, I gained the experience and knowledge pertinent to the Kentucky education statutes and how to create events, tours and programs which would fulfill education requirements.  My folklore education has become an integral part of how I do my job. I constantly ask myself, what are my students thinking and what do they need? This perspective is one which I learned to take advantage of while a graduate student in the Folk Studies program.

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