UGA’s Grady College Career Week

It’s almost here! Details below …

Wednesday, March 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Grady College and Tate Student Center

Plan now to attend Grady College’s 8th annual Career Day activities. Professionals from more than 40 communication companies will be on campus to participate in workshops or the afternoon career fair. All majors encouraged to attend.

Events at Grady College:

10:10 a.m. – 11 a.m. –”Getting Your Foot in the Door: How to Get Hired!”
Journalism Building, Drewry Room (238)

Communication industry leaders share their advice and perspective on getting hired in today’s market. Panelists include:

  • Turner Broadcasting – Bridgette Aaron, senior campus recruiter
  • Atlanta Magazine – Betsy Riley, executive editor
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Barbara Senftleber, newsroom development editor
  • Creative Loafing – Chris Mihal, creative director
  • Georgia Association of Broadcasters – Jere Pigue, director
  • Moderator: Cecil Bentley, Grady College

11:15 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. –”Using Social Media to Find a Job”
Journalism Building, 1st floor, Studio 1

Industry professionals share tips on using social media and new media to find jobs and internships and building marketable skills as a job candidate. Panelists include:

  • CNN – Katrina Milam, corporate campus recruiter
  • Jackson Spalding – Katherine Strate, account executive
  • UGA Career Center – Laura Ledgerwood, social media consultant
  • mRELEVANCE – Melissa Bennett, account coordinator
  • Moderator: Dr. Karen Russell, Grady College

1:25 – 2:15 p.m. –”The Business of Freelance”
Journalism Building, 1st floor, Studio 1
What does the freelance market mean for those entering the production world? This DiGamma Kappa sponsored event will provide expert advice from:

  • ASV Productions – Aaron Stecker, president
  • Atlanta ImageArts – Jody Danneman, president and executive producer
  • Moderator: Professor James Biddle, Grady College

Events at Tate Student Center, Grand Hall:

1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Journalism & Mass Communication Career Fair
An estimated 40 communication company reps will meet with UGA students and alumni interested in careers in telecommunications, journalism, advertising and public relations. Sponsored by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the UGA Career Center and the Georgia Association of Broadcasters.


Thursday, March 22, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Journalism Building, Drewry Room

This visual workshop will be a day of smart people helping you get smarter about the business of visual journalism. There is no charge for any of these sessions, but please register in advance so we have an idea of who is coming. Sessions include:

10:30 a.m. – The Photographer’s Online Marketing Blueprint
Allen Murabayashi will cover fundamental web marketing tactics, essential website design requirements and critical features (plus some advance concepts) that will help photographers better utilize their website as a business and marketing tool and grown their online presence to best generate new business.

1:00 p.m. – The Business of Photography
Stanley Leary will walk you through figuring out how much you need to charge clients, negotiating usage rights, selling clients on yourself and developing a marketing plan.

2:30 p.m. – Photos, Videos and Public Relations
Scott Hartman and Ashton Staniszewkski will talk about working with and for PR firms, what the expectations are and how you build a workable relationship with them.


Friday, March 23, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Journalism Building, Studio 3

Production Consultants and Equipment lighting demonstrations and workshops will be held throughout the day in Studio 3. Drop in to find out about the latest products from PC&E


Friday, March 23, 3:15 p.m.
Journalism Building, 1st floor, Studio 1

Visiting international journalists in CNN’s Journalism Fellowship will join Grady students for a discussion about international reporting. All majors welcome.


Saturday, March 24

Early Registration Deadline:  March 19

The annual Digital News Bluejeans Workshop provides practical information for improving digital journalism and storytelling. Sessions include anchoring and reporting, international reporting and social media as news gathering. $35 before 3/19, $50 after. Register at

Mark E. Johnson

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