Grady Career News

Grady College Student Newsletter

Greetings from the Grady Career Consultant

I hope you're all having a fun and restful spring break so far! I'm looking forward to seeing you all when you get back and helping you with your career-related needs through the end of the semester. Stay safe this week!


For those of you whom I haven't gotten to interact with yet, my name is Samantha Meyer and I'm the Career Consultant for Grady and pre-Grady students.


Be sure to check out the updates below. Sign up for a Grady mentor and follow us on Twitter for Grady career updates. Feel free to contact me with any questions!

In This Report

1. Congrats to New Grady Admits!

2. Grady Mentoring Program

3. Grady/Turner Entertainment Network Summer Fellows Program

4. @UGAgradycareers

5. Meet with Samantha

6. Presentations for Grady Student Organizations

7. Spring Career Center Events

Welcome to Grady!

To all newly admitted Grady students: welcome, and we are so proud of you! It takes hard work and dedication to go through the Grady application process and to be admitted. I'm looking forward to continuing to work with you all; please reach out with any questions you may have. And remember: as Dean Davis said, it's never too early to start getting involved!

Grady College Mentoring Program

Grady College recently launched a NEW mentorship program where alumni will serve as mentors to our students! Mentors can assist you with questions, discuss career opportunities, and generally serve as your first professional networking connections.


To be matched with a mentor, please complete this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_zonXqF0uK0QaYUnDeecpSCQNFMoomXy6aeNepq4mF8/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link.

Turner Summer Fellows Program: Applications Due Next Tuesday!

This is an exclusive opportunity for Grady AdPR students. If you’re social media savvy, interested in entertainment marketing and into using social media to strategically build brands, then this opportunity is for you!


Turner Entertainment Networks (turner.com) is looking for five Grady students to work in a paid full-time marketing (3 interns) or social media (2 interns) fellowship from May 11 to July 31, 2015 (12 weeks).


Qualified students will: a) be social media experience savvy; b) have an active presence on social media platforms with extensive knowledge of platforms such as (but not limited to) Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Foursquare, GetGlue, Instagram, and Vine; c) have strong communication skills (written and verbal); d) be creative thinkers, collaborative in nature and have a strong work ethic; e) have strong analytical skills and the ability to digest and decipher data; f) coordinate with various professionals across multiple departments; g) be multi-taskers; h) show good judgment, problem-solving, critical-thinking and decision-making skills; i) have a passion for television and j) have a positive and pro-active attitude.


Applicants should have a strong proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, as well as Word and Excel. Photoshop experience a plus. All students should have proficiency with both Mac and PC operating systems.


If selected, marketing interns will: a) observe, support and participate in a launching successful marketing campaigns for TNT and TBS original series; b) provide assistance to Entertainment Marketing staff in the implementation of segments of a major marketing campaign (i.e. radio, online, outdoor, print); c) coordinate materials for marketing collateral including working with management during selection process, working with outside vendors when appropriate for revisions, proofing materials and distributing in a timely manner; d) gather and compile competitive intelligence to share with Entertainment Marketing team; e) assist with the selection and purchase of premiums for shows, premieres, special events, etc. Liaison for vendor on quality and delivery; f) fulfill internal and external requests for premiums, show descriptions, video, copy, etc.; and g) provide administrative support when needed.


If selected, social media interns will: a) help develop communications strategies for show- and network-level social media programs for TBS, TNT and TCM; b) collaborate across departments to identify specific content and opportunities to enhance engagement on social media accounts; c) help develop creative plans for ongoing fan cultivation; d) identify quotes, write copy and curate video- and image-based content for Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Vine, Instagram and all other social platforms; e) monitor social media platforms, news sites, blogs, actor pages, etc. for relevant and useful content for show fans; f) create ongoing dialogue with fans by responding to fan questions, highlighting superfans, providing one-on-one interaction, and establishing a “voice” for our brands; g) identify any potential negative conversations occurring on social media platforms and address appropriately; and h) analyze buzz about our network, shows and fans.


A Grady AdPR faculty member will work together with you to develop a research project to present to Turner executives near the end of the fellowship.


If you don’t have housing in Atlanta, the AdPR department can provide some suggestions.


If interested, send your resume and answers to the following questions to dleblond@uga.edu by Tuesday, March 17 at 4 PM.


1. What aspect of social media and reaching consumers interests you the most?

2. What relevant courses have you taken?

3. What internships and related experience do you have?

4. How open to working and living in Atlanta for 12 weeks?

@UGAgradycareers

Follow this account for updates on internships and jobs in all areas of communications, as well as campus recruiting events and job search tips. This is another great way for you to learn about upcoming opportunities all in one place, and in real time. We'll be sure to update with reminders as deadlines and events are approaching.

Meet with Samantha

Walk-Ins at the Career Center

These quick 10-15 minute appointments are offered Monday through Friday from 12-2 p.m. Students can get “just in time” career help with resumes, cover letters, job search strategies, etc. Walk-in hours begin each semester when classes start (first day) and end the last day of finals.


Samantha will be covering walk-ins on Fridays from 12-2 p.m. during spring semester 2015.


Satellite Hours in Grady

Satellite hours are short visits (10-15 minutes) about resumes, cover letters, internship/job search strategies, statement of interest editing and other major- and career-related topics. Satellite hours begin the first week of classes and end the last full week of classes.


Samantha's satellite hours are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. in the Journalism Building academic advising suite room 309-D.


Make a One-on-One Appointment

To make a one-hour one-on-one appointment, students can 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.

Presentations for Grady Student Organizations

Grady student organizations are invited to request presentations on career-related topics during the day or in the early evening. Ad Club, Association for Women in Sports Media and IABC are a few organizations who have benefited from this service.


If you are a member of a Grady student organization and want to schedule a presentation, complete the presentation request form online http://career.uga.edu/presentation_request. Please plan to schedule at least 2 weeks in advance.
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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 planned the annual Athens Take Back the Night event. She is delighted to be able to work with Grady students. Go Dawgs!