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.
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.
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/
Career Center Resume Critique Days
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tate Grand Hall
How to Become a LinkedIn All-Star
LinkedIn Open Labs
Feb. 3 and 4
Journalism Lab 418
Grady Resume Critique Days
Feb. 8 and 9
Peyton Anderson Forum
Journalism and Mass Communication Career Day Prep Workshop
For the top 5 tips for preparing for #GradyCareerDay, check out our Career Day prep newsletter.
Career Development Spotlight: UGA Spring Career Fair
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.
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!