Grady Career Services

Grady College partners with UGA’s Career Center to help students and alumni with their career planning and development. We also connect interested employers with our students and alumni for all recruiting and staffing needs.

We can help you list or find employment opportunities, improve your resume or job interviewing skills, and connect you with the right people at seminars, career fairs and alumni and employer networking events.

Contact Your Career Consultant

The UGA Career Center can help you with exploring majors and careers as well as internship, job, and graduate school applications, and more. You can:

  • Drop-In with a career question. Laetitia Adelson, our career consultant, will at Grady College most Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. to answer questions. Stop by the small PAF Conference Room 239.
  • Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Career Consultant to discuss your goals and questions in depth.
  • Attend virtual and in-person career programs, and add the Arch Ready Professionalism Certificate to your resume when you attend five and qualify for the certificate!

Career Development and Networking Opportunities

  • Arch Ready – Whether you are exploring different major and career options, building your resume and cover letter, preparing for a largely-virtual job and internship search, or applying to graduate school, there are Arch Ready workshops for you. View our list of virtual & in-person programs and learn how you can earn your Arch Ready Professionalism Certificate.
  • Career Fairs – Check out in-person career fairs and a virtual career fair this fall.

Grady Students

Grady College students have a variety of programs and resources available to them to help network and find internships and entry-level jobs. Grady Career Services works closely with the Career Center to coordinate the following:

  • Career Fairs (AdPR Connection virtual in the fall and Grady Career Fair in the spring)
  • Résumé, Cover Letter and Portfolio Critiques
  • Career Panels and Workshops
  • Employer Info Sessions and Campus Visits
  • Newsletters: Grady Jobs & Internships and new DEI Jobs and Internships. Our Jobs & Internships newsletter comes out every Wednesday and highlights internships and entry-level jobs in the communications industry. Our new DEI Jobs & Internships newsletter comes out Tuesdays and highlights relevant career development topics around diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as it relates to career and internship experiences. This includes campus programming and info on organizations with DEI recruiting initiatives.Both are distributed to pre–Grady students, current students and recent graduates via the Grady Jobs listserv. If you are a Grady College student or alum and want to be added to the listserv, please contact Samantha Meyer via the email to the right.

Pre-Grady Students

Do you know what you want to do after graduation? Check out these resources.

What can you do with your Grady major?

Entertainment & Media Studies
Public Relations

When to see a career consultant

There is a Grady College career consultant based in the UGA Career Center at Clark Howell Hall. Students can see the Grady Career consultant for major/career choice, resume and cover letter critiques, mock interview, personal statements, graduate school, and general career-related questions. See details at right about connecting with the Grady Career Consultant.

Graduating Seniors: Update Your Post-Graduation Status

If you are a graduating senior, please share with us what you are doing post-graduation. The Career Outcomes Initiative provides insight into the employment and continuing education status of UGA graduates within an average of 6 months of their graduation date. Additionally, the data reports detailed employment, salary, and graduate school information.

Samantha Meyer

Samantha Meyer

Director of Experiential Learning





Journalism Building, 218

Laetitia Adelson

Laetitia Adelson

Grady College Career Consultant




Career Center Office

Clark Howell Hall

Grady College Office

Drop-in Tues or Wed, 1-3 p.m., Grady 239



Or, make an appointment on Handshake 

Alumni who have graduated from Grady College are encouraged to participate in a variety of Grady career services including the following:

  • LinkedIn Grady Alumni Group (join other Grady College alumni to find updates on job postings and college news.)
  • Grady Jobs & Internships Newsletter (targeted toward students and young alumni, this newsletter, distributed every Tuesday, highlights internships and entry-level jobs in the communications industry via the Grady Jobs listserv. If you are a Grady College student or alum and want to be added to the listserv, please contact Samantha Meyer via the email to the right.)
  • Alumni Career Coaching: Career services are free and available to all UGA graduates for the duration of their career.
      • Young alumni who have graduated within the past two years may make an appointment with Whitney Denney, the Grady Career Consultant. Please contact her via the email above.
      • Alumni who have graduated two or more years ago may meet with the Director of Alumni Career Services, based in the UGA Career Center. Review the many resources available for every stage in your career here. Set up an alumni career coaching appointment time here.
  • Be a Mentor—Alumni and friends of Grady College are encouraged to participate in the UGA Mentor Program. The UGA Mentor program is a structured opportunity for current undergraduate and graduate students to connect with alumni and friends of Grady College. Getting started is easy. Simply create a profile on the UGA Mentor digital platform, attend a quick orientation, then instantly begin searching for a mentor using a variety of search criteria including: industry, major, location and more.  Mentors and mentees are encouraged to talk one to two hours per month during a four-month period. These conversations will center around topics such as professional skills needed in today’s world of work, diversity and inclusion perspectives, and other topics based upon students interests. Mentors do not have to be based within the Athens area.
    For more information, please visit the UGA Mentor Program website, or contact Samantha Meyer, director of Experiential Programs for Grady College.

Grady Career Day

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023

10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Career Day connects top Grady talent with industries including digital, print and broadcast journalism, creative mass media, media sales, film, advertising and public relations. Career fair followed by a mixer with faculty, staff and students in the Journalism Building.

Visit Handshake for details


We value the support of employers. There are several ways employers can get involved with Grady College to network with current students and future employees:

  • Post a job for any UGA student/alum: Post employment opportunities on Handshake, UGA’s online job board. Only UGA students and alumni have access to this, and posting is free! You can target your posting to students in Grady College majors and certificates. Email Samantha Meyer at for detailed instructions and question.
  • AdPR Connection 2016 2020 Vision (Photos/Stephanie Moreno, Jobs & Internships Newsletter:  Grady College students and recent alumni receive a weekly Grady Jobs and Internships email newsletter through the Grady Job Leads listserv. Posts are primarily pulled from Handshake, and will be left in until the deadline. To have your opening included in the next newsletter, email Samantha Meyer at
  • Host a Grady College student: UGA’s Intern For A Day program allows employers to host one or more students at your location. It is a great way to connect with students, source Grady talent and provide information about your industry. Apply here to host a Grady intern for a day. Visit our Hire UGA webpage to apply. Contact Aaron Brown at or 706-583-5475 for more information.
  • Connect with Students in the Journalism Building: We offer several options to connect with students Grady student right here in our building. Employers have conducted info sessions, drop-in recruiting hours, resume and LinkedIn reviews and on-campus interviews with Grady students in the Journalism Building. Please contact Samantha Meyer for information and scheduling.
  • Career Fair: host a booth at one of our career fairs including AdPR Connection held every fall and the Journalism and Mass Communication Career Fair held each spring. Contact Samantha Meyer at for details.
  • Become an Exclusive Opportunity Partner: Grady College has formed partnerships with companies offering internship and fellowship programs exclusively for Grady students. For details, please email Samantha Meyer at