Grady College to host its largest-ever Career Day on Feb. 10

Media industry professionals representing more than 65 employers will network with University of Georgia students Feb. 10, 2016, at the largest-ever Journalism and Mass Communication Career Day.

All Grady College majors seeking careers in advertising, broadcast and print journalism, creative mass media, digital, media sales, or public relations are invited to attend.

“This annual event brings companies and organizations to campus to recruit our students for internships, part-time and full-time job opportunities, externships, graduate programs, portfolio schools—a little bit of everything,” said Ryan Carty, director of experiential learning at Grady College. “Employers are looking for skills in editing, writing, social media, and even sales.  Our students can do a little bit of everything, and I think anyone can find a spot at this fair.”

Students can polish their resumes and brush up on their networking skills through a series of free preparation workshops leading up to Career Day.   

   ▪ “How to Become a LinkedIn All-Star” takes place on Feb. 3 from 5 to 6 p.m. in Journalism 412; 
   ▪ LinkedIn Open Labs will be held from 12 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 4-5 in Journalism 418;
   ▪ Resume Critique Days are 12-3 p.m. on Feb. 8-9 in the Peyton Anderson Forum; and
   ▪ Career Fair Prep Workshop is 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in MLC 148.

“At the Career Fair Prep, we’ll talk to students about how to build an elevator pitch, the importance of employer research and also discuss what employers will be looking for at the fair,” Carty explained.

The schedule for Career Day, Wednesday, Feb. 10, is as follows:


Networking Breakfast

9-10 a.m.

Peyton Anderson Forum

*Free for students, but register by Friday, Feb. 5

Get Hired: How to Stand Out in the Job Search 

10:10-10:55 a.m.

Studio 100

Free panel – no registration required.

Networking Tips: How to Work the Career Fair 


Studio 100

Free panel – no registration required.

Networking Luncheon

12-12:50 p.m.

Tate Grand Hall

*Free for students, but register by Friday, Feb. 5

Journalism and Mass Communication Career Fair

1-3 p.m.

Tate Grand Hall

No student registration required.  Employers can register here through Feb. 5.


Carty reminds students to follow up with recruiters after Career Day.

“We suggest all students follow up with at least a thank you email,” said Carty. “It’s very important.  These employers are going to meet at least 100 students and you have to remember to make yourself stand out.”

Career Day Silver Level sponsors are Blueprint and United Parcel Service (UPS).  Bronze Level sponsors include 13WMAZ, Cox Enterprises/Cox Media Group, HW Creative Marketing, Meredith Corporation: CBS46, Public Broadcasting Atlanta, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., WALB-TV, WCON, WTOC TV, WUGA-FM, and WUVG-TV 34 Univision.   Grady College also thanks the UGA Career Center and the Georgia Association of Broadcasters for their support.

*Students: To RSVP for the networking breakfast and/or luncheon, log in to your DAWGlink account on  On the left-hand side of the page, go to Events, then Information Sessions. Look for both events listed under UGA-Career Center. 

Date: February 3, 2016
Author:  Stephanie Moreno,
Contact:  Ryan Carty,