Highlights from Career Day 2019

Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Contents:

  1. Overview
  2. 2019 Attendance
  3. Events for the Day
  4. Sponsorship
  5. #GradyCareerDay

OVERVIEW

On Thursday, February 7, 2019, the Grady Careers team hosted the 15th annual Journalism and Mass Communication Career Day.


This event connects companies and organizations with students seeking careers in digital, print and broadcast journalism, creative mass media, media sales, film, advertising and public relations. Career Day activities this year were a coffee mixer, a career panel featuring event sponsors, a networking luncheon and a career fair. This event is hosted by Grady College and the UGA Career Center, in partnership with the Georgia Association of Broadcasters.


Career Day would not be possible without the support of Grady College faculty and staff, from sending students from your courses to the event and sending emails to students, to assisting with staffing the day of the event. Thank you for your contributions to making this event such a success!


Check out a few highlights from Career Day 2019 below.


With many thanks,

Samantha Meyer, Grady College

Whitney Denney, UGA Career Center

2019 ATTENDANCE

This year, we welcomed 105 professionals from 53 companies, including 13 event sponsors. We saw 443 students and alumni attend our events throughout the day, with our highest attendance being at the afternoon career fair.


Student were engaged and ready to connect this year--in our Grady College resume critique days on Monday and Tuesday before Career Day, we reviewed 75 resumes. We also had 154 submissions to the resume book we send to event sponsors.

EVENTS FOR THE DAY

We kicked off the day's events at 10:30 a.m. with a coffee mixer, followed by a career panel in the Peyton Anderson Forum. Our refreshments were generously provided by our Silver Level Sponsor, WTOC.


After introductions from Dean Davis and GAB President Bob Houghton, we started the panel, titled Kick-starting Your Career: Tips for New Professionals. Representatives from 11Alive, CBS46, Group M, Turner and WTOC shared advice and encouragement with our student attendees.


Prior to the career fair at 2 p.m., our employer participants connected with 105 students at our networking luncheon. To facilitate more targeted networking this year, we grouped the luncheon tables by interest areas.

SPONSORSHIPS

We would not be able to host this event without support from our event sponsors. We're so grateful for their partnership in attending and sponsoring, and in recruiting our students.

#GRADYCAREERDAY