Grady Career News

Grady College Student Newsletter

Greetings from the Grady Career Consultant

I hope mid-terms went well for everyone who had them, and that you're all ready for Homecoming this weekend!

If you have time, stop by Internship Insider, our peer networking event for Grady and pre-Grady students later this afternoon. There are a lot of other events happening within the next few weeks as well, so be sure to check out the info below!

If you have any questions, please let me know!

In This Newsletter

  1. Today: Internship Insider
  2. Apply for Grady Goes
  3. Upcoming Career Center Events
  4. Career Outcomes Survey
  5. Career Development Spotlight: Networking Follow-up
  6. Job and Internship Search Tips
  7. Meet with Samantha
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TODAY: Internship Insider

Wednesday, Oct. 14

4:30-6:30 p.m.

MLC, 4th Floor Rotunda

Drop in for some quick chats with Grady students in this peer-to-peer networking event that connects current Grady students with newly admitted and Pre-Journalism students to discuss internship opportunities and student organization involvement. In a career fair set up, Insiders will represent their current/past internship sites and be prepared to share stories about their experience, successes and challenges, and how to get connected with internship opportunities. Other Insiders in attendance will also share their experiences in Grady College student organizations. This is a great opportunity for all Grady and pre-Grady students to network with peers and learn about ways to get experience both on and off campus.

Apply for Grady Goes!

On November 6, Grady College students will visit Atlanta by bus to tour Turner Broadcasting and a production company! On this exciting trip, students will meet with alumni and professionals in TV/film production, development, programming and research. Students will also have a chance to network with recruiters and alumni from Turner Broadcasting and learn how to break into the entertainment industry. This trip will last from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. If selected, there is a refundable $10 deposit to hold your spot and you will receive it once you board the bus. Apply here!

Career Center Events

Living the Dream: UGA Alumni Panel

Thursday, Oct. 15

6-7:30 p.m.

Networking 101: Finding the Hidden Job Market

Monday, Oct. 19

4-5 p.m.

Graduate School Information Day

Wednesday, Oct. 21

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Professional Etiquette and Communication

Tuesday, Oct. 27

5-6 p.m.

Diversity Internships Programs Panel

Tuesday, Oct. 27

6-7:30 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: Networking Follow-up

Since we've been talking about networking the past few weeks, it's important to remember to follow up after meeting someone, whether that's from a classroom presentation or a Grady/networking mixer.

Always try to get contact information (a business card) from the people you meet, and follow up within a day or two. Mention where you met, thank them for talking with you and remind them of something specific from your conversation to jog their memory. Feel free to add them on LinkedIn after sending the email so they can also see your picture, and include a quick personalized connection message.

A great way to follow up on networking and maintain a connection is to include something that requires an action, such as a response to a question. For example, you may ask them when their internship applications will open if you can't find that online, or ask the best way to set up an informational interview with their company or organization.

For more info on informational interviews, check out our Career Guide. As always, follow up with me for any questions you may have!

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.

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!