Grady Career News

Grady College Student Newsletter

Greetings from the Grady Career Consultant

Hi, everyone!

I hope that you all had a restful break and are ready for this upcoming semester! There are a lot of upcoming events that may be of interest to you happening soon, and please don't hesitate to reach out to me during this busy time of internship applications.

Please see below for more info on UGA Grady Careers programming, the Journalism and Mass Communication Career Day on Feb. 10, and more!

In This Newsletter

  1. Spring Drop-In and Walk-In Hours Resumed
  2. UGA Grady Careers Spring Programming
  3. Journalism and Mass Communication Career Day 2016
  4. Workshop: From LinkedIn to WordPress: Creating Digital Portfolios
  5. Upcoming Career Center Programming
  6. Job and Internship Search Tips
  7. Meet with Samantha

Spring Drop-In and Walk-In Hours

Spring semester drop-in hours in the Journalism Building have resumed! I will be in Journalism 309-D in the Academic Advising Suite on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. Any interruptions in this schedule will be sent over the pre-Grady and Grady Undergraduate listservs.

Career Center walk-in hours in Clark Howell Hall have also resumed, every day from 12-2 p.m. I will cover walk-ins on Mondays.

UGA Grady Careers Spring Programming

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Journalism and Mass Communication Career Day 2016

This day-long event on Wednesday, February 10 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.

Look out for more information in the coming weeks on Career Day prep events, attending the networking meals during Career Day and a list of employers attending!

For a full schedule of events, please check the Career Center website.

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From LinkedIn to WordPress: Creating Digital Portfolios

Thursday, Jan. 21

5-6 p.m.

MLC 150

Come to this workshop, led by Grady Career Consultant Samantha Meyer, if you'd like more information on creating a digital portfolio to showcase work you've done and help make yourself more competitive in the job and internship search! We'll discuss information and sections that should be included in a digital portfolio, the differences between popular platforms and how to include your portfolio link on your job/internship search materials to ensure views.

Upcoming Career Center Programming

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

Wednesday, Jan. 20
5-6 p.m.

MLC 148

Job and Internship Searching Overview

Monday, Jan. 25

5-6 p.m.

MLC 248

General Career Center Resume Critique Days

Jan. 26-28, Feb. 1

Tate Grand Hall

For details on these and other Career Center events, please visit our website.

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.

If you would like a document edited/critiqued, please bring a printed copy.

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!