Three AdPR students selected for the Omnicom/Grady Fellowship

Grady College students Steven Coulombe, Julia Hemingway and Sabrina Lewis have been selected for a six-month fellowship hosted by Omnicom Media Group agencies in Atlanta.

“We've partnered with Atlanta-based agencies under Omnicom's umbrella to offer recent graduates an excellent opportunity for careers in the profession,” said Tom Reichert, AdPR Department head.

During the fellowship, students are mentored by an Omnicom director and spend three months with BBDO, the largest advertising firm in the world, and three months with one of Omnicom's leading global public relations firms.

“Fellows get leadership experience, as well as cross-disciplinary perspective,” Reichert said. “The fellowship program is uniquely designed to foster tomorrow's communication leaders. We are very pleased to offer this exclusive fellowship in partnership with Omnicom's Atlanta-based agencies.”

Fellows will begin the program in late May to early June. Coulombe, a graduate student in the 4+1 program, will begin his fellowship at Ketchum and end at BBDO. Hemingway, a graduating public relations senior, will begin her fellowship at BBDO and end at Porter Novelli. Lewis, a graduating public relations senior, will begin her fellowship at Fleishman-Hillard and end at BBDO.

About Omnicom Group
BBDO, Porter Novelli, Ketchum and Fleishman-Hillard are agencies within Omnicom Group.Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

About Grady College
Established in 1915, the UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication offers undergraduate majors in advertising; digital and broadcast journalism; magazines; newspapers; public relations; publication management; and, mass media arts. The college offers two graduate degrees, and is home to the Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism and the Peabody Awards, internationally recognized as one of the most prestigious prizes for excellence in electronic media. For more information, see www.grady.uga.edu or follow @UGAGrady on Twitter.

Date: April 28, 2014
Author:  Julia Hemingway, juliahem@uga.edu