Grady Career News

Grady College Student Newsletter

Greetings from the Grady Career Consultant

Hi, everyone! I hope that this semester has been off to a great start for all of you, and that you're all getting ready for the Journalism and Mass Communication Career Day on Wednesday, Feb. 10!


We expect a record number of employers, and hope you'll head out to our panel events prior to the career fair to hear great job advice from our event sponsors. Please see below for more info on the full schedule of events and career fair prep from UGA Grady Careers.

In This Newsletter


  1. Change to Drop-In Hours
  2. Journalism and Mass Communication Career Day 2016
  3. Career Day- Networking RSVPs are Open!
  4. #GradyCareerDay Prep
  5. Career Development Spotlight: UGA Spring Career Fair
  6. Job and Internship Search Tips
  7. Meet with Samantha

Change to Drop-In Hours

Career Center drop-in hours with Samantha Meyer will not be held the weeks of January 25, February 1 or February 8 due to general Career Center events and the upcoming Journalism and Mass Communication Career Day on February 10. Drop-in hours will resume on Tuesday, February 16.

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.


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

RSVPs for Career Day Networking Meals are Open!

The Journalism and Mass Communication Career Day schedule will include a networking breakfast and luncheon with employers who will be attending the fair. To attend these events, please follow the RSVP instructions below.


Please note that only first-semester Grady students and above may attend the networking breakfast and luncheon.


To RSVP for the networking breakfast (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.) and/or luncheon (12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.), please log in to your DAWGlink account on career.uga.edu. On the left-hand side of the page, go to Events, then Information Sessions. Look for both events listed under UGA- Career Center.


Students will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.


Priority deadline: Tuesday, February 2, 2016. You will be added to our wait list if you RSVP after all spaces are filled. Please check your email for notifications that you have been taken off the wait list.


RSVP here (scroll to bottom of page): http://career.uga.edu/

#GradyCareerDay Prep

Career Center Resume Critique Days

Jan. 26-28

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tate Grand Hall


How to Become a LinkedIn All-Star

Feb. 3

5-6 p.m.

Journalism 412


LinkedIn Open Labs

Feb. 3 and 4

12-3 p.m.

Journalism Lab 418


Grady Resume Critique Days

Feb. 8 and 9

12-3 p.m.

Peyton Anderson Forum


Journalism and Mass Communication Career Day Prep Workshop

Feb. 9

6-7:30 p.m.

MLC 148


For the top 5 tips for preparing for #GradyCareerDay, check out our Career Day prep newsletter.

Career Development Spotlight: UGA Spring Career Fair

Preparing for a career fair is just as important as attending the event. Preparation and research leads to success and making great connections with the employers in attendance.


The first step to doing this is to know who is attending. The UGA Career Center has 240 employers and counting! These companies span industries, types of positions they're hiring for and majors they will hire. There are opportunities for everyone at this event, so please consider attending.


This may be worthwhile to attend if you are interested in a corporate position or want more information on employers directly outside of the communications industry.


Check out our Career Fair Prep newsletter for the tips for getting ready for the Spring Career Fair on February 3, including a list of who is attending.

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!

Journalism and Mass Communication Career Day 2016

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