Grady Career News

Grady College Student Newsletter

Greetings from the Grady Career Consultant

I hope you all are doing well as the semester continues, and that you've already connected with me and/or the Career Center at some point. If you haven't, please see below for upcoming events! Over the next two weeks, we've got some great Career Center workshops and other opportunities intended to help you all with networking and thinking about your careers.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

In This Newsletter

  1. Next Week: UGA Virtual Networking Hour: Top Bulldog Cities
  2. Upcoming Career Center Events
  3. Career Outcomes Survey
  4. Career Development Spotlight: Holiday Networking
  5. Job and Internship Search Tips
  6. Meet with Samantha

UGA Virtual Networking Hour: Top Bulldog Cities

Considering moving to a new city after graduation? You are invited to participate in a special virtual networking event with UGA alumni. As you consider your big move, choose to network with alumni in any of the regional areas below:

  • Dallas-Fort Worth area
  • Charlotte area
  • Chicago area
  • Los Angeles area
  • New York area
  • DC-Baltimore area

Connect with alumni to gain career tips and advice for living in their city. This free event is accessible via desktop or mobile device, making it possible to participate from your home or office.

Chats are text-based; no web camera required.

To participate:

  • Register here!
  • Log in during the designated time frame.
  • Enter a booth based on the area in which you would like to live.
  • Set your status to "available" to begin chatting with other participants. You can use your phone's microphone to speak your messages if you prefer.
  • At the end of one hour, the event will conclude and you will be able to review the individuals with whom you chatted.

Online event via desktop/mobile device
Tate/Bus/Coffee Shop, etc.
Wherever you are!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Register Now!
Questions about this event? Check here first.
Email Bethany Mills, Director of Alumni Career Services with further questions.

Career Center Events

#UGAJobChat: Salary Negotiation

Thursday, November 12

3-4 p.m.

Careers for Creative People Panel

Thursday, November 12

6-7:30 p.m.

MLC 148

Professional Etiquette and Communication

Monday, November 16

4-5 p.m.

MLC 102

UGA Virtual Networking Hour: Top Bulldog Cities

Tuesday, November 17

6-7 p.m.

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

Career Outcomes Survey

If you're an upcoming December 2015 grad, you are eligible to participate in the UGA Career Center's Career Outcomes Survey. We use this information to update our What Can I Do with a Major In...? pages for students doing major exploration, plus we love hearing everyone's post-grad plans! Participate here.

Career Development Spotlight: How to Make the Most of Holiday Networking

The holidays are filled with family gatherings, seeing old friends, and the dreaded question: "How is your job going?". For others, the dreaded question may be: "What do you intend to do with _____?". This can be a time of anxiety, but it can also be a time for some great networking.

Attend the Career Center's webinar on Wednesday, November 18 from 12-1 p.m. for advice on handling these situations.

We will discuss how to focus your responses to these tough questions, how to communicate how others might help you, and how to connect with your existing network of family and friends to network your way into a new opportunity. Join over your lunch break to hear some great tips! Click here to register.

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!