Grady College welcomes new director of experiential learning

Grady College is proud to be among the first colleges at UGA to fill the new position of director of experiential learning.  Ryan Carty (ABJ ’09) joins the Grady College staff Sept. 2 in this new role.

Carty will work to deepen relationships with corporate and institutional partners and to further develop Grady’s internships, with an emphasis on finding additional paid internships for students. He will also expand Grady’s professional development programming for students.

“Experiential learning, of course, is central to what we do, and so broadening the pool of internships and learning alliances will help us by helping our students,” said Charles Davis, dean of Grady College.

Carty is no stranger to Grady College.  He is a 2009 telecommunications arts graduate, and has worked closely with students for the past year as a career counselor for Grady College through the UGA Career Center.  While in this role he counseled more than 300 students each semester and advised students in experiential learning opportunities including study abroad programs and domestic field study programs. He also oversaw the 2014 Journalism and Mass Communication Career Fair, working closely with future employers.

 “All of Grady College welcomes Ryan back home, where his career began,” Davis said. “We are all so excited by what he brings to our students in terms of experiential learning, which forms a central part of the Grady education. Ryan’s energy and innovative ideas for career preparation will be felt immediately in our hallways. We already do so much experiential learning around here, and the potential for partnerships offers us so many new ways to work with corporate partners.”

In addition to his Grady degree, Carty also holds a Master of Education in professional counseling, a National Counselor Certification by the National Board for Certified Counselors and NACE Career Coaching Intensive by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Date: August 29, 2014
Author:  Sarah Freeman,
Contact:  Ryan Carty, / 706.542.5032