Outside Learning: Career Week

The schedule is below, with associated point values. Remember you need to send me a 200-300 word writeup on these with in 24 hours.

There are two sessions on Wednesday that overlap with the morning and afternoon classes – we will go to those sessions as a class, so they will not count.


Wednesday, March 21
10:10 a.m. – 11 a.m. –”Getting Your Foot in the Door: How to Get Hired!”
Journalism Building, Drewry Room (238) – Three points, but not for the morning 3610 section

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 – Three points

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 – Three points, but not for the afternoon 3610 section

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 – Two points
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. Please register online so we can have a head count, there is no cost to attend these. Sessions include:

10:30 a.m. – The Photographer’s Online Marketing Blueprint – Five points
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 – Three points
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 – Three points, but not for 5370
Scott Hartman and Ashton Stansiszewkski 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 – Two points for each session attended

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 – Three points

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: Today, March 19 – Six points

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 http://www.grady.uga.edu/bluejeans


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