Grady Career News

Grady College Student Newsletter

Greetings from the Grady Career Consultant

I hope you all are settling into the semester, and are getting ready for football season!

Be sure to check out information on upcoming career development events, and please note that our Fall Career Fair is only two weeks away! Tips on how to prepare for that and identify employers looking for media and communications positions are below. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Have a good three-day weekend, and Go Dawgs!

In This Report

  1. TOMORROW: Creating a Digital Portfolio Workshop
  2. Upcoming Events
  3. Career Development Spotlight: Fall Career Fair Prep
  4. Job and Internship Search Tips
  5. Meet with Samantha

Creating a Digital Portfolio

Thursday, Sep. 3

4-5 p.m.

MLC 248

Come to this workshop if you'd like more information on creating a digital portfolio to showcase work you've done and to 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.

Information presented by Samantha Meyer, Grady College Career Consultant, and Suzanne Voigt, Career Consultant for Fine Arts.

Upcoming Career Center Events

Resume Critique Days

September 8, 9, 10, 15

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tate Grand Hall

#UGAJobChat: Career Fair Prep

Monday, Sep. 14

3-4 p.m.

Career Fair Prep Workshop

Monday, Sep. 14

5-6 p.m.

MLC 102

UGA Fall Career Fair

Wednesday, Sep. 16

12-5 p.m.

The Classic Center, downtown Athens

Grady Kids and Grad School: Exploring Academia

Tuesday, Sep. 29

5:30-6:30 p.m.

MLC 213

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

Career Development Spotlight: Fall Career Fair Prep

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 seen a record number of employers for this fair, with 256 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.

A few of the organizations attending that may be of interest to Grady students are Cox Media Group, Mailchimp, Meltwater and Public Broadcasting Atlanta. To see a full list of who is attending, click here.

Check out our Career Fair Prep newsletter for the top 5 tips for getting ready for the Fall Career Fair on September 16.

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.

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!