Grady Career News
Grady College Student Newsletter
Greetings from the Grady Career Consultant
Hi, everyone! I hope you all had a restful spring break and are ready for the second half of the semester. Check out the info below for some exciting upcoming events and deadlines, including this spring's edition of Grady Goes and a number of Career Center events over the next two weeks. Please feel free to reach out to me with any career-related questions.
UGA Career Development Internship Program
Every year, the UGA Career Center conducts the Career Development Intern (CDI) program which provides valuable paraprofessional experience to undergraduate student workers, who aid the Career Center in meeting the needs of University of Georgia students, alumni, and employers. Career Development Interns are integral members of the Career Center staff and have significant opportunities to contribute to the Career Center team. CDIs serve as peer mentors by critiquing student resumes and cover letters during walk-in hours, and assisting staff with career-related events, among other special projects and duties as assigned.
Grady Goes: Apply by March 23
On April 1, Grady College students will visit Atlanta by bus to tour print, digital, and broadcast news organizations (including The AJC and 11 Alive). On this exciting trip, students will meet with alumni and professionals in various journalism career fields. Students will also have a chance to tour the organizations, network with recruiters and alumni, and learn how to break into the industry. This trip will last from 7 a.m. to 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. This event is open to Grady and pre-Grady students. Click here to apply.
Grady Virtual Networking Hour
Be sure to participate in this free, easy online networking hour. This is your opportunity to connect with alumni within the following industries: Journalism, Advertising, Public Relations, TV & Film, Digital Broadcast. Come prepared with questions on how to make the most of college and internships, and how to stand out in the job search. You can chat with up to six Grady alumni in the one hour online chat!
To learn more about how virtual networking events work, click here.
To register, click here.
Upcoming Career Center Events
Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop
Monday, March 21
Tuesday, March 22
Summer Employment Fair
Wednesday, March 23
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tate Grand Hall
Maximize Your Internship and Launch Your Career
Tuesday, March 29
Social Media and the Job Search
Wednesday, March 30
Career Development Spotlight: Creative Resumes
A creative resume, or a resume with creative design elements, is something that many UGA students ask about in the Career Center. The rules aren’t always the same for every situation, but there is a list of tips on the Career Center blog if you are interested in venturing into the creative side of resumes. Check it out here, and remember that I would be happy to do a creative resume critique with you.
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!