Welcome back AdPR students: engaging events approaching!

As the spring semester gets underway, we are pleased to welcome back AdPR students. The AdPR department is looking forward to a host of engaging and rewarding events in the coming weeks. Learn more and mark your calendars for the programs below:  

Social Media Marketing Bootcamp

March 2 or April 20, 9 AM to 4 PM at UGA’s Terry College of Business Executive Education Centergrady_graphicEDIT

Social Media Marketing Bootcamp is a full-day, hands-on seminar that includes case-studies and interactive exercises to reinforce the information you will learn. Through lecture, real-world examples and discussion, class participants will have a well-rounded understanding of how social media marketing can be used for businesses, for their job, and even for career advancement.

The Bootcamp is a collaborative effort between the Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications at University of Georgia and Guest Relations Marketing.  Each seminar is limited to 50 participants to ensure personalized learning. Lunch and parking validation is provided.

Resume and Cover Letter Writing Workshop

January 20, 5-6 PM in MLC 148

Attend the Grady Career Center workshop to improve your professional skills and your job and internship search. Career consultants will be providing great tips for writing an impressive resume and cover letter.

Digital Portfolio Workshop

January 21, 5-6 PM in MLC 150

Attend the Grady Career Center workshop to learn more about highlighting your work in an online space and marketing yourself to future employers.

First Amendment Issues in Public Spaces

January 22, 10 AM in the Peyton Anderson Form

Based on incidents last month at the University of Missouri, Smith College and other campuses – as well as at other public settings – NPPA believes there is a significant need to facilitate a broad conversation on the First Amendment rights of citizens and journalists.

As a result, the association – in collaboration with the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia (site of NPPA’s headquarters) – will host a five-hour symposium on Friday, Jan. 22 that discusses current situations in order to better educate and inform all parties on their rights and responsibilities when covering or participating news events in public spaces.

There is no registration fee to attend the program due to generous financial support provided by the Sinclair Broadcast Group. To register, go here.

UGA Majors Fair

January 26, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM in the third floor concourse and atrium of the Tate Student Center

Almost 70% of students add or change majors at least once before graduation. The beginning of the Spring semester typically sees the highest level of activity related to major selection. With all of this indecision, there will be a Majors Fair to help students figure out what they want to focus on during their time at UGA.

The Office of the Vice President for Instruction is partnering with UGA’s Student Government Association to sponsor the 2016 Majors Fair.

January 27, 1:30-2:30 PM at the UGA Chapel2016 Founders Day Lecture

Each year, UGA celebrates the signing of its Charter, which named it the first state-chartered institute of higher education in America. To celebrate this historic anniversary, the university presents the annual Founders Day Lecture, which celebrates the ideals upon which UGA was founded: to teach, to serve and to inquire into the nature of things.

The 2016 lecture, “So You Think You’re Smarter than a Robot: The Race between Human Learning and Deep Learning,” will be presented by Thomas Reeves, Ph.D., professor emeritus of learning, design and technology at UGA’s College of Education.

Brian Heredia, a member of the Class of 2018, will provide the student response. Brian is a UGA Honors student and serves as an ambassador for the College of Education.

Can’t attend the lecture? Watch the livestream at www.ctl.uga.edu.

Peformics Google AdWord Training and Certification Program

Applications due January 29 in room 215 of the Journalism Building

Performics is offering AdPR students in the UGA Grady College the opportunity to gain an edge in a digital media career by taking the Google AdWords certification training and exams. This program is designed to train students in AdWords to enhance their digital advertising careers. Students who pass the exams will attain Google AdWords certification and be allowed to include this accomplishment on their resume.

Students who have participated in this program have landed exciting jobs at places such as: Performics/Chicago, Performics/Atlanta, The Media Kitchen/New York, 360i/Atlanta, Nebo/Atlanta, ESPN/New York, Edelman/Atlanta, VML/Atlanta, Dynamic Web Solutions/Richmond, and more. Participation in this program gave them a leg-up in the interview process.

ADPR students graduating in 2016 are invited to apply. Direct your questions to Grady College Mentors: Dr. Jhih-Syuan (Elaine) Lin, Assistant Professor of Advertising, jhlin@uga.edu. and Dr. Karen W. King, Professor of Advertising and Jim Kennedy Professor of New Media, kwking@uga.edu.

Please visit the Grady College Events Calendar for more listings and information.

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