Grady Career News

Grady College Student Newsletter

Greetings from the Grady Career Consultant

I hope you're all getting through the end of the semester okay! You're in the home stretch!

For those of you I haven't gotten to interact with yet, my name is Samantha Meyer and I'm the Career Consultant for all Grady and pre-Grady students.

Be sure to check out the updates below on career advice from Grady alumni, info on job openings and telling the Career Center what kind of programs you'd like to see next year.

Feel free to contact me with any questions!

In This Report

1. #GradyChat for Career Advice This Thursday!

2. Share Your Thoughts on Career Center Events

3. DawgLink Job Postings

4. Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

5. Career Outcomes Survey

6. Satellite and Walk-In Hours

7. Make an Appointment with Samantha

#GradyChat with Grady Alumni Council THIS Thursday!

Thursday, April 23, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Connect with Grady grads for advice on entering the workforce!

Grady Alumni Council and @UGAGradyCareers

Are you getting ready for a summer internship or your first full-time job? Join the Grady Alumni Council and @UGAGradyCareers as alumni give students tips and advice on how to successfully transition from college to the workforce.

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Grady College-Career Center Survey

In order to provide the best programs for Grady students next year, the Career Center would like to hear your thoughts on what you'd like to learn more about! Please fill out the brief survey here:

Check DAWGlink for Job Postings!

It's not too late to find a summer internship, part-time job or even a full-time opportunity! Check DAWGlink for a ton of postings from a variety of employers looking for UGA students and alumni to fill a wide range of positions at all levels. Currently, there are over 1,000 openings!

Professional Development Opportunities


Friday, April 24

3-6 p.m.

Savannah, Ga.

The second annual Public Relations Internship and Nonprofit Organizations MissionPR:MIXER will be held Friday, April 24, in Savannah, GA from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The MissionPR:MIXER is intended to be an opportunity for students to meet leaders of local nonprofit organizations in hopes of getting an interview for a fall internship.

Any college junior or senior who is majoring in Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, and Business Communications is invited to participate; any registered 501c3 Non Profit Organization is eligible to register. Participation is FREE, but students and nonprofit organizations must reserve a seat by Friday, April 17.

This year’s MIXER is sponsored by Savannah Morning News, Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc., Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC. and The Savannah Chamber PR Council. For more information or to register, contact Cynthia Wright at

Southeast EMMY Awards

Saturday, April 25

9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (lunch included)

SCAD Digital Media Center

1611 West Peachtree Street, NW

Four panels focusing on:

Directing, Writing, Producing, Editing, Audio, Animation, Design, Branding, Interactive

4 Panels (panel participant list will be emailed soon)

Free Lunch

Network with professionals. Ask questions. Get insights into your career path.

FREE for student member, $5 for student non-member. Click here to Register NOW.

AdPR@UGA Social Media Marketing Bootcamp

Tuesday, May 5

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Atlanta, Ga.

The Advertising and Public Relations Department at UGA's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication will host an all-day social media marketing bootcamp on Tuesday, May 5, in Atlanta.

The hands-on seminar includes case-studies and interactive exercises to reinforce the information you will learn. Through lecture, real-world examples and discussion, class participants will have a well-rounded understanding of how social media marketing can be used for businesses, for their job, and even for career advancement.

The bootcamp is a collaborative effort between the Department of Advertising and Public Relations in UGA's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications and GRM.

Each seminar is limited to 20 participants to ensure personalized learning.

Seminars begin promptly at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.

Lunch and parking validation is provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a wireless laptop computer or tablet as real-time applications and examples will be explored.

There is a special $99 rate for individuals with a UGA connection.

Register today:

Career Outcomes Survey- Win an iPad Mini!

If you're an upcoming May 2015 grad, or an August or December 2014 grad, you are eligible to participate in the UGA Career Center's Career Outcomes Survey. If you do participate, you will be entered to win a free iPad Mini!

The Class of 2014 iPad winner is a Grady grad! Fill out the survey here.

Satellite and Walk-In Hours

As the semester is coming to an end, the last day of satellite hours in the journalism building will be Wednesday, April 22.

Career Center walk-in hours on the second floor of Clark Howell Hall will end on Monday, April 27.

All open hours will resume at the start of fall semester.

Meet with Samantha

Although open hours will be ending this week, you can still make an appointment for career counseling.

To make a one-hour, one-on-one 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.

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 planned the annual Athens Take Back the Night event. She is delighted to be able to work with Grady students. Go Dawgs!