Grady Career News

Grady College Student Newsletter

Greetings from the Grady Career Consultant

Hi, everyone! I hope to see you at our Journalism and Mass Communication Career Day events today! We have over 70 employers eager to meet with all of you, so be sure to check out who's coming, put together a professional outfit and come talk with them.

See below for info on other events happening in the next few weeks that may be of interest to you. As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any career-related questions you have.

In This Newsletter

  1. TODAY: Journalism and Mass Communication Career Day 2016
  2. Drop-In Hours Resume Next Week
  3. Intern for a Day Program
  4. “What Can You Do With a Sport Management Degree?” Alumni Panel
  5. Upcoming Career Center Events
  6. Career Development Spotlight: Career Fair Follow-Up
  7. Job and Internship Search Tips
  8. Meet with Samantha

TODAY: Journalism and Mass Communication Career Day

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. Check out the list of employers attending here.

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast for employers and students – (Journalism Building, Peyton Anderson Forum – 2nd floor, RSVP required)

10:10 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. Session 1: Get Hired: How to Stand Out in the Job Search (Journalism Building, Studio 100 – 1st floor)

11:10 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. Session 2: Networking Tips: How to Work the Career Fair (Journalism Building, Studio 100 – 1st floor)

12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. Networking Luncheon (Tate Grand Hall – 5th Floor, RSVP required)

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Journalism and Mass Communication Career Fair (Tate Grand Hall – 5th Floor)

Post about your experiences using #GradyCareerDay!

Drop-In Hours Resume Next Week

Career Center drop-in hours will resume on Tuesday, February 16. Drop-in hours are quick appointments every Tuesday and Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. in Journalism 309-D.

Intern for a Day Program

Intern for a Day is a program that allows you to explore a career, gain experience in a chosen field and build your resume!

Attend one of the orientation sessions below to find out how you can shadow a professional for the day with one of over 70 employers. You must attend an orientation session to participate in the program.

The following employers in the communications industry will be attending:

Associated Press, Atlanta

Augusta Sportswear, Augusta, Ga., (3rd, 4th year, Graduate Level)

BBDO, Atlanta, (3rd and 4th year only)

CBS46/CBS Atlanta: Meredith Corporation, Atlanta, (3rd, 4th & Grad Students Only)

Brandware Public Relations, Atlanta, (3rd and 4th Year Only)

The Telegraph, Macon, Ga.

Orientation dates: 4 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 10, MLC 150
Thursday, Feb. 11, MLC 171
Monday, Feb. 15, MLC 148
Tuesday, Feb. 16, MLC 171

RSVP to hold your spot at this popular program on the UGA Career Center Facebook page or e-mail with the session you will be attending. Click here for more detailed information about the program.

“What Can You Do With a Sport Management Degree?”

Thursday, Feb. 18

5:30-7 p.m.

Ramsey 205

Have you ever wondered what you can do with a degree in sport management? Come get to know some of our College of Education sport management alumni and learn first-hand how to best use your degree in sport management. Register to attend here.

Career Center Events

#UGAJobChat: How to Find a Job

Thursday, Feb. 11
3-4 p.m.

Networking 101

Tuesday, Feb. 16
5-6 p.m.

MLC 150

LinkedIn for Graduate Students

Wednesday, Feb. 17
3:30-5 p.m.

MLC 213

Interviewing for Graduate Students

Thursday, Feb. 18
3:30-5 p.m.

MLC 150

Careers in Nonprofit

Thursday, Feb. 18

6-7:30 p.m.

MLC 148

LinkedIn 101

Monday, Feb. 22
5-6 p.m.

MLC 148

Career Advice for First Year Students

Tuesday, Feb. 23
6-7:30 p.m.

MLC 148

Career Development Spotlight: Career Fair Follow-up

Be sure to follow up with employers you meet after the career fair to ensure that the connections you made are worthwhile. The follow-up is what leads to the beginnings of a professional relationship with someone--otherwise, how else will they remember you and become a contact for you in the future?

This can be as simple as sending an email reminding them of what you spoke about, and letting them know you enjoyed your conversation. During the career fair, you can make notes in a portfolio or on the back of business cards to remind yourself of the conversations you had. This will help you be specific in your email and can help you think of additional questions or comments to include.

If someone tells you to email them for any reason or tells you to stay in touch with them, then you definitely must follow through. If you make a connection and they suggest you apply to one of their internships or jobs openings, let them know when you do! All of these are good ways to follow up with someone.

For tips on how to send an impressive professional email, check out this article.

Job and Internship Search Tips

To stay updated on job and internship openings, sign up for the Grady Job Leads listserv, if you aren't already, and follow @UGAGradyCareers on Twitter for openings and general career tips.

Meet with Samantha

To schedule an appointment, 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.

Meet for drop-in hours, which are quick, 10-15-minute appointments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Journalism Building. They’re from 1-3 p.m. in room 309-D in the Academic Advising Suite. No appointment necessary!

Samantha also does walk-in hours at the Career Center on Mondays, from 12-2 p.m. in Clark Howell Hall.

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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, as well as the Women's Studies Student Organization, where she helped plan the annual Athens Take Back the Night event. She is delighted to be able to work with Grady students. Go Dawgs!