Grady Career News

Grady College Student Newsletter

Greetings from the Grady Career Consultant

I hope you all had a great first week of the semester! For those of you who I haven't gotten to interact with yet, my name is Samantha Meyer and I'm the Career Consultant for Grady and pre-Grady students. I'm looking forward to working with all of you this semester. I'll be sending out bi-weekly newsletters like this one to keep you updated on what's going on around campus that will be of interest to you as Grady students.

In This Report

1. Meet with Samantha

2. Grady Resume Critique Days

3. Journalism and Mass Communication Career Day

4. Spring Career Center Events

5. Presentations for Grady Student Organizations


Walk-Ins at the Career Center

These quick 10-15 minute appointments are offered Monday through Friday from 12-2 p.m. Students can get “just in time” career help with resumes, cover letters, job search strategies, etc. Walk-in hours begin each semester when classes start (first day) and end the last day of finals.

Samantha will be covering walk-ins on Fridays from 12-2 p.m. during spring semester 2015.

Satellite Hours in Grady

Satellite hours are short visits (10-15 minutes) about resumes, cover letters, internship/job search strategies, and statement of interest editing. Satellite hours begin the first week of classes and end the last full week of classes.

Samantha's satellite hours are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. in the Journalism Building academic advising suite room 309-D.

Make a One-on-One Appointment

To make a one-hour one-on-one appointment, students can call 706-542-3375. Receive assistance with resumes, statements of interest, cover letters, job search strategies, interviewing, applying to graduate school and any other career-related topics.

Grady Resume Critique Days

Monday, Feb. 2 and Tuesday, Feb. 3

1 to 3 p.m.

Journalism 309-D

In preparation for the Journalism and Mass Communication Career Day on Feb. 4, come get your resume critiqued! These will be 10-15 minute appointments where you can get suggestions on how to improve your resume, get tips on networking at the fair and how to follow up, or ask any other last-minute questions relating to the Career Day.

Journalism and Mass Communication Career Day

Wednesday, Feb. 4

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This day-long event connects companies and organizations with students seeking careers in digital, print and broadcast journalism, creative mass media, media sales, advertising and public relations. Internships and full-time positions will be available. All majors are encouraged to attend. All Career Day events are open to all students with the exception of the senior networking luncheon (invite only).

9 to 10 a.m.: Networking breakfast for employers and students – (Journalism Building, Studio 100 – 1st floor)

10:10 to 10:55 a.m.: Panel Session 1: What Can I Do with My Major? - Career Opportunities in Multimedia (Journalism Building, Studio 100 – 1st floor)

11 to 11:50 a.m.: Panel Session 2: Seal the Deal - How to Get the Interview and Land the Job (Journalism Building, Studio 100 – 1st floor)

12 to 12:50 p.m.: Senior networking luncheon (Tate Grand Hall – 5th Floor)

1 to 3 p.m.: Journalism and Mass Communication Career Fair (Tate Grand Hall – 5th Floor)

Recommended dress is business professional.

For more information, call 706-542-3375.

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Presentations for Grady Student Organizations

Grady student organizations are invited to request presentations on career-related topics during the day or in the early evening. Ad Club, Association for Women in Sports Media and IABC are a few organizations who have benefited from this service.

If you are a member of a Grady student organization and want to schedule a presentation, complete the presentation request form online Please plan to schedule at least 2 weeks in advance.

Samantha Meyer Bio

Samantha joined the UGA Career Center in December 2014 as a Career Consultant for the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Samantha is a proud "Double Dawg" and Grady graduate, with Bachelor's degrees in public relations and women's studies, and a Master's degree through the Grady ADPR 4+1 program. During her time as a student at the University of Georgia, Samantha was on UGA's PRSSA Bateman team, and was a member of the Demosthenian Literary Society and the Women's Studies Student Organization, where she helped planned the annual Athens Take Back the Night event. She is delighted to be able to work with Grady students. Go Dawgs!