Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Involvement with clubs and organizations is an excellent way for students to meet peers, network with industry professionals and gain hands-on experience with projects and events.

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The following list features clubs and organizations sponsored by Grady College and/or UGA, which many of our students are involved in.

AdClub

UGA AdClub provides members with industry-related content and networking activities designed to guide the transition from the university to careers in the advertising industry.

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AdPR Connection

AdPR Connection is a major networking event where advertising and public relations students in Grady can interact with employers and attend informative panels.

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Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM)

The Association for Women in Sports Media is an organization whose female and male members support the advancement and growth of women – both professional and student – in sports media.
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Backlight Film Festival

The Backlight Student Film Festival is an award-winning collaborative effort between the Entertainment Media Industries Club and University Union with a mission to foster innovation and creativity within the University of Georgia community by promoting and highlighting the work of aspiring filmmakers.

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DiGamma Kappa

DiGamma Kappa provides enrichment & networking opportunities for Grady students across print, broadcast and digital platforms via hands-on experience with writing, producing, and editing.

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Grady Ambassadors

The Grady Ambassadors are a team of student leaders who serve as official hosts and advocates for Grady College. The group’s goal is to present a positive and lasting image of the college and its students to all constituents. Learn more about Grady Ambassadors here.

The Latest

Read the newest headlines, get updates and discover events happening at Grady.

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Reporting I students compete in beat story pitch competition

A pitch focusing on reviving in-person student activism in a digital age won the  University of Georgia’s spring 2024 Beat Story Pitch Competition. The competition allows students in the Reporting […]

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2024 faculty and staff award recipients announced

Grady College is proud to announce the recipients of the Diversity and Inclusion Advocacy Award, the Darwin Davis Award, the Vera Penn Staff Award for Excellence and the Teacher of […]

Grady College Convocation hits notes of resilience and enthusiasm

Editor’s Note: Grady College convocation can be viewed via this video on YouTube. A list of Spring 2024 graduates can be viewed on our Graduation webpage. Please view these photo […]

84th Annual Peabody Award winners announced

The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors announced the 34 winners elected to represent the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and streaming media during 2023. The winners were […]

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Profiles of Tenacity: Paige Searles

Paige Searles is a fourth-year advertising student with a certificate in new media. She encourages students to seek mentorship by joining the UGA Mentor Program and reaching out to professors. […]

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Mel Brooks wins Peabody Career Achievement Award and Quinta Brunson wins Peabody Trailblazer Award

The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors today announced that Mel Brooks, the award-winning actor, comedian, writer, and director whose career has spanned over seven decades, has won the Peabody Career […]

Perspectives

“The Red & Black has impacted the entire trajectory of my life. The numerous mentors that have taught me and helped me at R&B have also hugely impacted me both personally and professionally.”

Jacqueline GaNun

The Red&Black

Perspectives

“I’m beyond impressed by students on the Selection Committee for the Backlight Student Film Festival.. This level of commitment and collaboration is a trademark of the students at this college.”

Sherry Liang

Backlight Student Film Festival

Perspectives

“Through Women in Media (WIM), I have learned we can not only grow ourselves, but also help our peers grow. That is true women’s power.”

Jane Congfei Lian

Perspectives

“PRSSA has provided me with the opportunity to gain valuable insight from various industry professionals across diverse PR sectors, including sports, entertainment, cosmetics, politics and more.”

Raynor Manley

PRSSA

Perspectives

“Learning how a professional agency operates and getting real world experience working with a big-name client has been an invaluable experience I’ll never forget.”

Ike Epstein

Talking Dog

Perspectives

“This experience [through AdPR Connection] was so rewarding because we were able to create an enriching space for professional development where students feel confident — I am so proud of my team and what we were able to accomplish.”

Jin Lee

AdPR Connection

Perspectives

“Beyond the classroom, I could not be more grateful for the people I’ve met through my involvement with Grady Newsource, DiGamma Kappa, and UGA Miracle.”

Sailor Betts

DiGamma Kappa

Perspectives

“Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has given me invaluable industry insight, networking skills and above all a sense of community at Grady and UGA.”

Dolores Trobradovic

AB ’23

Perspectives

“Public Relations Student Society of America has given me so many opportunities, taught me so many things, and given me so many great friends.”

Emily Goncalves

AB ’22

Perspectives

“The Industry really helped to connect me on campus and get my foot in the door professionally. It surrounded me with other passionate storytellers who went out of their way to encourage and help me develop my passions.”

Cate de Castro

The Industry