Students Share Internship Experience at PRSSA Meeting

September 11, 2018

ATHEN’S, Ga. – On Tuesday, Sept. 11, select Public Relations Student Society of America members shared summer internship experiences in a panel led by president Brooke Hamil in Studio 100. Members learned about opportunities in different areas of the public relations field.

Anna Alyssa McKoy interned at Sharecare as a communications intern. Mary Kelly Coughlin shared her experience at Jackson & Coker, Locum Tenens as a psychiatry physician recruiting intern. Kayla Hall discussed her special events and entertainment internship at Full Picture PR, an entertainment public relations agency in New York City. Will Salter described his responsibilities at ATP Uncovered as a Junior Producer, a role he has worked towards for three years.

The four panelists answered questions about their experiences and gave internship advice. Attendees had the opportunity to ask the panelists questions at the end of the meeting.

Coughlin offered members advice, “It’s never too early to start looking for internships. If you have a company you are super interested in don’t be afraid to find a point of contact to express your interest. Additionally, if you feel like you aren’t ready for a full 9-5 commitment, find something small to start with that provides you with exposure to something you are excited about.“

The deadline for early bird PRSSA membership is Sept. 17 with pricing at $65. Oct. 15 is the deadline for regular pricing at $75.

Interviews for committee members will be held Thursday, Sept. 13 to Wednesday, Sept. 19.

On Sept. 18 at 6 p.m., PRSSA will join with AdClub and IABC in the Peyton Anderson Forum. Mitch Scharf from Publicis Zenith will share his communications experience in an agency environment. Grady students will have the opportunity to network.

About the John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA
The John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA at the University of Georgia is the largest chapter in the world with more than 250 active members. Named after the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s first dean, it was founded at the University in 1969. Currently, Kim Landrum is the faculty advisor and Lynn Harris Medcalf is the professional advisor.
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UGA PRSSA holds first meeting of the year in Studio 100

August 26, 2018

ATHEN’S, Ga. – On Tuesday, Aug. 26, returning and new Public Relations Student Society of America members joined in Grady’s Studio 100 for the kickoff meeting. Brooke Hamil, PRSSA President, discussed this year’s upcoming events, benefits of membership and how to get involved.

This year’s Executive Board introduced themselves and their roles in PRSSA. Anna Alyssa McKoy will serve as this year’s Vice President. Mary Kelly Coughlin will replace McKoy as Director of Member Relations. Will Salter will serve as Director of Internal Communications. Kat Blanchard will be the Director of Finance, Ashley Lollar will be the Public Relations Director, Emma Crosby will serve as Digital Media Director and Gustavo Cervantes will head the role of Publications Editor.

“This year we really want to work on building relationships,” said Hamil. “I am so excited to see what each member can bring to the table as we work to build relationships with our peers, the Grady faculty and staff, and industry professionals.”

Deadlines for early bird PRSSA membership is Sept. 17 with pricing at $65. Oct. 15 is the deadline for regular pricing at $75. Kat Blanchard introduced PRSSA’s first membership scholarship. The scholarship will be available for four students and will cover their dues for one year. The application for the Pathway Scholarship is open until Sept. 12.

Hamil discussed the benefits of joining a committee and stated that it would be a great way to get involved and learn new skills. The committees include Event Planning, Fundraising, Member Relations, Networking, Publications, Publicity, Recruitment and Social Media. Applications for the Recruitment Committee end on Sept. 6 at noon and the other applications close Sept. 11.

The next PRSSA meeting will be Sept. 11. There will be an Internship Panel led by members who had impactful experiences this summer. Anyone interested in the communication field is invited to learn how key students landed their dream internships and the experience they gained.

About the John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA
The John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA at the University of Georgia is the largest chapter in the world with more than 250 active members. Named after the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s first dean, it was founded at the University in 1969. Currently, Kim Landrum is the faculty advisor and Lynn Harris Medcalf is the professional advisor.

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Tour Stop: Nashville Was a Resounding Success

UGA’s inaugural music business networking event brought professionals to students

April 5, 2018

ATHENS, Ga. Tour Stop: Nashville was held on Friday, March 23rd, providing University of Georgia students with a platform to learn and network with industry professionals and UGA alumni without stepping foot off campus.

Tour Stop: Nashville was held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018. The event was hosted in Studio 100 of Grady College, and all UGA students were invited to purchase a ticket and join in on the opportunity. Attendees of the event were provided with breakfast, lunch and an inside look into several aspects of the ever-changing landscape of the music business in Nashville. “I am thrilled that we were able to offer this opportunity to students,” stated Kim Landrum, UGA professor and the event’s primary organizer. “We knew the concept was different but hoped that by bringing Nashville to Athens, we could provide students with a meaningful experience free from travel and expense.”

Tour Stop: Nashville consisted of four informational panels led by professionals from a diverse set of careers in the music industry. These panels covered entertainment law, technology, student networking and promotion. John King, a country music singer/songwriter and UGA graduate of the music business program, was featured as a keynote speaker to present his tale of climbing the music industry ladder.

More than 100 student attendees were given the chance to interact and network with the professionals at the conclusion of each panel. Live music was provided between panels by music business students. As Landrum puts it, “As an organizer, the best part of Tour Stop was watching and listening to the organic dialogue between students and professionals that took place in between panels. The energy in the room was palpable and I feel certain students left with a better understanding of the industry as a whole.”

About Tour Stop: Nashville

All roads lead back to Athens! Tour Stop is a student-oriented forum designed to bridge the gap between students and the music industry.

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Political communications consultant Brian Robinson speaks at UGA PRSSA meeting

March 22, 2018

Author: Melissa Seguin

ATHENS, Ga. – Brian Robinson, a political communications consultant, spoke to members of UGA PRSSA at their meeting on March 20. Robinson talked about his career path and offered advice to students hoping to work in political communications.

Robinson graduated from UGA in 1997 with a degree in newspaper journalism. After graduation, he worked with AJC for several years before making the leap into politics. He has previously served as Chief of Staff of Communications for Gov. Nathan Deal and currently runs his own communications consulting firm.

Over the course of Robinson’s political career, he has watched social media rise to prominence and change the way the field of communications operates. He shared with students that no matter what industry they go into, they will affect the way communications is growing and developing.

“We are all changing what we do. We are moving away from managing other people’s writing and trying to get other people to use our perspective and defenses, to creating our own content. We are now content creators and distributors,” Robinson said. “It’s our job to have a message a drive it.”

Robinson emphasized how exciting and fast paced the field of political communications. PRSSA is grateful to Brian Robinson for sharing his experiences and being an entertaining speaker.

About the John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA

The John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA at the University of Georgia is the largest chapter in the world with more than 250 active members. Named after the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s first dean, it was founded at the University in 1969. Currently, Kim Landrum is the faculty advisor and Lynn Harris Medcalf is the professional advisor.

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Southern Company internship opportunity offered to PRSSA members

February 27, 2018

Author: Kayla Nichols

ATHENS, Ga. – PRSSA welcomed Briana McClendon, Communications Specialist at Southern Company, located in downtown Atlanta. As a former Grady student, McClendon offered the internship with Southern Company to PRSSA members.

Southern Company’s culture allows interns to feel a part of the team. Southern Company looked at McClendon for fresh, new ideas during her time as their intern. She was hired by them after graduation. “You’ll never know what internships will turn into,” said McClendon.

Southern Company is the parent company of 11 subsidiaries, including Georgia Power. Each subsidiary has their own communications department, and they are located throughout the U.S., including D.C. and Chicago.

Typical days at Southern Company include brainstorming by looking at the calendar for upcoming events, including Earth Day and Women’s History Month. They then decide how to campaign for each event.

“Writing is the core to all the work that we do. Grady prepared me for that specifically,” said McClendon regarding how her time in Grady prepared her for the workforce.

McClendon planned an activity for UGA PRSSA based on a recent project at Southern Company aimed to remind employees of the company’s code of ethics. Members were asked to generate ideas for how companies should handle issues of sexual harassment in the workplace. Members suggested infographics and blog posts/articles, all of which Southern Company touched on.

“I loved learning about Southern Company and what they have to offer. It’s always nice to hear from a Grady Grad and how they’ve successfully transitioned into the workplace,” said Lacey Obrien.

PRSSA members are thankful for the opportunities presented to them, and they are hopeful to take advantage of the internship opportunity with Southern Company. The application ends March 9, and it can be found on handshake or the PRSSA Listerv.

About the John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA

The John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA at the University of Georgia is the largest chapter in the world with more than 250 active members. Named after the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s first dean, it was founded at the University in 1969. Currently, Kim Landrum is the faculty advisor and Lynn Harris Medcalf is the professional advisor.

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Lockheed Martin offers competitive position to UGA student

January 30, 2017

Author: Savannah Flynn

ATHENS, Ga. – Out of 500 applicants for Lockheed Martin’s Communications Leadership Development Program, University of Georgia student, Stephanie Dixon, received one of three offers for the company’s internal/external communications track.

Dixon is a current senior at UGA majoring in public relations in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications and serves as the Digital Media Director for the Public Relations Student Society of America’s (PRSSA) Drewry Chapter.

“When I was a sophomore in PRSSA I attended the Lockheed Martin CLDP information session put on by our chapter, and I knew right away that was what I wanted to do. I had to wait two agonizing years to actually apply after that, but getting the phone call telling me that I was being offered the position made it well worth the wait,” said Dixon regarding how PRSSA helped her discover her dream job.

Lockheed Martin is the nation’s leading defense contractor for the US Department of Defense. They specialize in missiles and fire control, space systems, aeronautics, and rotary and mission systems. The Leadership Development Program offers recent graduates a full time two-year rotational track, which will allow them to spend a year in one office location before transferring to another office the second year. At each location, the recipients of the position will focus on a specific aspect of the company within their given track.

Dixon will live in Moorestown, NJ for her first rotation working in rotary systems. For her second rotation, she will work in government affairs in Crystal City, VA. After the two years in the Leadership Development Program, she will have the option to continue with Lockheed Martin in a full time position in communications.

Dixon is not the first member of UGA’s PRSSA Drewry Chapter to receive the Leadership Development Program position. Ananda Costa is a UGA ’17 grad and was a member of PRSSA’s Drewry Chapter majoring in public relations. Costa currently lives in Arlington, VA as part of her first rotation in the program.

About the John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA

The John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA at the University of Georgia is the largest chapter in the world with more than 250 active members. Named after the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s first dean, it was founded at the University in 1969. Currently, Kim Landrum is the faculty advisor and Lynn Harris Medcalf is the professional advisor.

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Students attend non-profit tour in Atlanta

March 4, 2018

Author: Savannah Flynn

ATLANTA, Ga. –  Students in attendance at the University of Georgia PRSSA Non-Profit Tour gained insight on the non-profit sector while also exploring some unique career options. Visiting the Georgia Aquarium, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, and the Atlanta Community Food Bank, the group learned about how public relations is best utilized in a non-profit setting.

While learning about the philanthropic organizations, students also received valuable networking experience. Seeing how a career can make a meaningful difference showed students that working in a non-profit environment provides an experience that not every job can offer. In addition, each organization has internship opportunities for those interested in pursuing a position in the non-profit sector.

“Non-profits may not seem like they are glamorous, but there are a lot of really cool aspects and perks that people don’t realize,” said Claire Taylor, Vice President of the Drewry Chapter of PRSSA. Between spotting whale sharks at the Georgia Aquarium and learning about how one can make a career out of giving back, the non-profit tour was a huge success.

PRSSA would like to thank the Georgia Aquarium, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, and the Atlanta Community Food Bank for hosting such an incredible and informational event.

About the John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA

The John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA at the University of Georgia is the largest chapter in the world with more than 250 active members. Named after the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s first dean, it was founded at the University in 1969. Currently, Kim Landrum is the faculty advisor and Lynn Harris Medcalf is the professional advisor.

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PRSSA panelists share internship experience

February 14, 2018

Author: Marcella Genut

ATHENS, Ga.– Public Relations Student Society of America Drewry Chapter held a meeting where PRSSA panelists shared their internship experiences from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Before the meeting started, members broke out into networking committees and discussed topics led by their network chair.

Afterwards, PRSSA president, Riley Muse, gave announcements and introduced panelists Kayla Watkins, Delani Marchigiani, Kayla Hall, Savannah Flynn, Madison French and Jensen Strandberg. Watkins was a sports media for Turner Broadcasting over the summer, Marchigiani interned for the agency Jackson Spalding in the Athens location and Hall interned at Full Tilt Consulting. Flynn moved to New York for the summer and interned at boutique agency Fashion Technology and Strandberg interned in financial communications at Las Olas. French did multiple internships in Washington D.C. over the summer including public affairs, American Energy Alliance, Office of Senator Perdue and Office of Congresswoman Karen Handel-Press.

While each panelist had a variety of internship experience, one commonality was the importance of not being afraid to ask for help and willingness to learn. The panelists’ advice was to keep an open mind, don’t limit yourself and network.

Sophomore Natalie Robinson, a public relation and history major said, “The meeting was so helpful. Especially where they found their internships. I never knew to look on Indeed for internships.”

About the John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA

The John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA at the University of Georgia is the largest chapter in the world with more than 250 active members. Named after the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s first dean, it was founded at the University in 1969. Currently, Kim Landrum is the faculty advisor and Lynn Harris Medcalf is the professional advisor.

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UGA PRSSA hosts holiday social

November 30, 2017

Author: Melissa Seguin

ATHENS, Ga. – Members of UGA PRSSA gathered together for a holiday social on Nov. 28. This social marked the last time members would gather together in Studio 100 for the Fall 2017 semester.

In an effort to give back to the Athens community and spread Christmas cheer, UGA PRSSA sponsored two children in the foster care system, Gabriel and Teuron. Members donated dozens of gifts, including clothes, board games and puzzles. Faculty advisor Kim Landrum arranged for each child to also receive a bicycle. Landrum also spoke to attendees, emphasizing how much of an impact their donations would have in giving these two children a Christmas they truly deserve.

“Maintaining a positive attitude towards the idea of giving makes the holiday season worth celebrating. PRSSA has the resources to elicit these generous attitudes amongst students, and in return, we can make an impact in the Athens community,” said Chris Swinson, member of the Publicity Committee.

Members were dressed in their tackiest holiday attire and ate holiday snacks. They wrapped the children’s gifts and reflected on yet another successful semester as classes draw to a close.

PRSSA will reconvene in the spring semester, continuing to help members network and learn more about the PR field. The first meeting will take place on Jan. 16 and will feature the Coca-Cola Company.

About the John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA

The John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA at the University of Georgia is the largest chapter in the world with more than 250 active members. Named after the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s first dean, it was founded at the University in 1969. Currently, Kim Landrum is the faculty advisor and Lynn Harris Medcalf is the professional advisor.

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PRSSA takes members on classic city agency tour

November 9, 2017

Author: Marcella Genut

ATHENS, Ga. – Public Relations Student Society of America Drewry Chapter took 13 members on an agency tour in Athens on Nov. 8, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Members visited Jackson Spalding, See.Spark.Go and University of Georgia’s Marketing and Communications Team.

The day started with a tour of Jackson Spalding and a panelist discussion featuring Kristin Couch, Cody Nichelson, and intern and PRSSA member Delani Marchigiani. Topics such as Jackson Spalding’s culture, agency life, and differences between journalism and public relations careers was discussed.

Members then visited See.Spark.Go and spoke with Andy Thoms, the co-founder and Monique Jacques, the hiring director. Thoms and Jacques discussed resumes, internships and the importance of creative storytelling while also detailing insights to the public relations industry.

The final stop was UGA’s Marketing and Communications Team where students learned the challenges of UGA’s new logo launch last year. Karri Hobson-Pape, the vice president, first presented to the students and Michele Horn, the director of brand strategy, explained the strategy behind the new logo.

Janet Beckley and Peter Lee, the graphic designers, went through the creating process for the new logo. Kalena Stull, the social media principal, shared a glimpse into UGA’s social media presence.

“I found the classic city tour to be very informative. I came on to the tour not having a clear idea of what I wanted to do in public relations. Now, I am a lot more confident on where I want to go in my career field. I would recommend everyone to take advantage of this amazing opportunity,” said Marta Torres, a third-year public relations student.

About the John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA

The John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA at the University of Georgia is the largest chapter in the world with more than 250 active members. Named after the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s first dean, it was founded at the University in 1969. Currently, Kim Landrum is the faculty advisor and Lynn Harris Medcalf is the professional advisor.

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 Mizuno’s director of brand communications Harper Cornell speaks at UGA PRSSA meeting

November 7, 2017

Author: Kayla Nichols

ATHENS, Ga. – Members of UGA PRSSA gathered in Studio 100 on Nov. 7, to meet with Harper Cornell, Director of Brand Communications for Mizuno, to learn about the agency experiences that lead to her current position.

Cornell moved from Delaware to Atlanta after graduation to pursue the large PR Agencies the city has to offer. After receiving an internship with Edelman through a PRSA event, Cornell landed a full-time job where she gained experience in crisis communications, media relations, non-profits and corporate communications. Cornell’s projects at Edelman include Wal-Mart, Georgia Pacific and the International Paralympic Committee, which brought her back to her sports roots.

“Wait until you find a niche focus in your agency to move on to corporate,” Cornell emphasized. Cornell waited until the agency lifestyle helped uncover her passions to transition to Mizuno. As a softball player in college, Cornell wore and loved the brand. Her consumer experience with Mizuno and experimentation within Edelman lead to the perfect fit.

“I loved the emphasis Harper Cornell puts on trying new things in order to find your niche. It’s inspiring to see her use her passions in her work,” said Julie Morris, member of the Publicity Committee.

Cornell emphasized the importance of finding ourselves through curiosity and perspective, whether that be through asking questions or building your network. PRSSA is thankful for Cornell’s insight and inspiration on finding our niche in the world of public relations.

About the John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA

The John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA at the University of Georgia is the largest chapter in the world with more than 250 active members. Named after the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s first dean, it was founded at the University in 1969. Currently, Kim Landrum is the faculty advisor and Lynn Harris Medcalf is the professional advisor.

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Suzanne Rutledge of See.Spark.Go. Speaks at PRSSA Meeting

October 26, 2017

Author: Ansley Bolen

ATHENS, Ga. – Suzanne Rutledge of See.Spark.Go. spoke at a PRSSA meeting on October 24, 2017 about her career and her nine-month trip around the world. Rutledge gave her advice, personal experience, and a unique perspective to the journalism and public relations industry.

Rutledge, a University of Georgia Grady College graduate, captivated the audience as she recollected her travels abroad, which included volunteer work, cultural immersion, and daunting challenges. However, even after traveling for nine months, Rutledge returned to Athens, Georgia, and jumped straight back into her career. Currently Rutledge is a senior account lead at See.Spark.Go. “It was inspiring to see how [Rutledge] was able to travel and experience life in a new way, but still be able to return to a career she was passionate about,” said Cayce Reese, PRSSA member.

Living life to the fullest while also pursuing passions is Rutledge’s specialty. Her book, From the Rut to the Ledge, offers her real experiences and advice for taking advantage of life and seizing every opportunity. The PRSSA Drewry Chapter is grateful to Suzanne Rutledge for an engaging and informative meeting.

About the John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA

The John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA at the University of Georgia is the largest chapter in the world with more than 250 active members. Named after the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s first dean, it was founded at the University in 1969. Currently, Kim Landrum is the faculty advisor and Lynn Harris Medcalf is the professional advisor.

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Choice Publicity owner Heather Adams provides unique opportunity to UGA PRSSA 

October 9, 2017

Author: Kayla Nichols

ATHENS, Ga. Members of UGA PRSSA gathered on Oct. 9, to skype in with Heather Adams, UGA Grady Alum and owner of Choice Publicity, located in Nashville, to learn about the career paths leading up to her success. PRSSA members were given a unique opportunity to intern with Choice Publicity without having to relocate.

Adams first worked as a Public Information Officer, a Chief Marketing Officer and then head of the publicity department for Thomas Nelson publishing. Although each company taught her a new lesson, she highlighted that “relationships matter so significantly to your success in the field.”

Her knowledge and skillsets from those positions provided her the opportunity to create Choice Publicity. The company’s tagline, “We Make You Known,” attracts clients that need clarity, exposure and an audience, including former Bachelor Sean Lowe during his book release.

Adams takes her status as a UGA Grady Alum seriously. She was heavily involved with different aspects of UGA including Greek Life and serving as a Homecoming Chairman.

PRSSA member Kayla Hall commented on our Choice Publicity meeting, “I liked how honest Adams was in saying that we need to strengthen our networks and that we must have the skills to be competitive in the industry. It gave me inspiration considering I want to do Entertainment PR.”

Choice Publicity is a great example of a company with values that members of PRSSA want to uphold. PRSSA looks forward to the opportunities Heather Adams and Choice Publicity provide to its members.

About the John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA

The John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA at the University of Georgia is the largest chapter in the world with more than 250 active members. Named after the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s first dean, it was founded at the University in 1969. Currently, Kim Landrum is the faculty advisor and Lynn Harris Medcalf is the professional advisor.

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Tucker Sarkisian of SweetWater Brewing Company Speaks at AdPR Week

October 2, 2017

Author: Ansley Bolen

ATHENS, Ga. – Tucker Sarkisian, Director of Public Relations at SweetWater Brewing Company, came out to support UGA AdPR week with a candid and informational guest talk on everything from her robust career to her beginnings as a UGA Grady student. Sarkisian was recently named one of UGA’s 40 under 40; having her share her career advice and experience at AdPR Week with UGA was an honor.

Despite graduating a mere seventeen years ago, Sarkisian has made her mark on multiple different industries. Though she started out working at the UGA Grady College, she quickly jumped to editorial writing for Jezebel and then on to having her own firm. With many adventures in between every milestone, Sarkisian is now running the Public Relations department for one of the most well-known craft beers. She seems to have done it all – but you wouldn’t know it from her modest demeanor.

Sarkisian is approachable and honest about her success story. Listening to her speak not only inspired those in attendance, but captivated the spirit of AdPR week. She lectured on how to have fun with your career, take chances, and never give up on yourself. Throughout her interactive speech, she took listeners through a typical day at SweetWater. Polling the audience for crisis solutions and social media savvy tools, Sarkisian showed students that creativity and collaboration go a long way.

AdPR Week at UGA wouldn’t have been complete without Sarkisian in attendance. Thank you to both her and everyone else who made the week’s celebrations possible.

About the John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA

The John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA at the University of Georgia is the largest chapter in the world with more than 250 active members. Named after the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s first dean, it was founded at the University in 1969. Currently, Kim Landrum is the faculty advisor and Lynn Harris Medcalf is the professional advisor.

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Lockheed Martin presents unique career opportunity to UGA PRSSA members

September 27, 2017

Author: Spenser Thompson

ATHENS, Ga. – Members of UGA PRSSA conducted a meeting on Sept. 18, with members from Lockheed Martin’s public relations department to learn about the company’s Communications Leadership Development Program.

PRSSA members learned about the company’s background and leadership program from visiting Lockheed Martin employees They presented information on the details and opportunities that the program has to offer.

The leadership program is a full-time, two-year development program that consists of one-year rotations at two Lockheed Martin sites working with either internal/external or visual communication. There will be a permanent position available upon program completion.

Students can apply to the program by submitting a resume and cover letter to the Lockheed Martin career website by Sept. 27, with a decision by December.

“I’m really intrigued by the fact that the program not only leads to a permanent position with benefits, but that I will be a guaranteed to have a job by Christmas,” said Savannah Flynn, senior public relations major.

Lockheed Martin is the world’s leading global security, aerospace and technology company. PRSSA is excited about the unique career development opportunities that Lockheed Martin can bring to its members.

About the John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA

The John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA at the University of Georgia is the largest chapter in the world with more than 250 active members. Named after the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s first dean, it was founded at the University in 1969. Currently, Kim Landrum is the faculty advisor and Lynn Harris Medcalf is the professional advisor.

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Lockheed Martin presents unique career opportunity to UGA PRSSA members

September 27, 2017

Author: Spenser Thompson

ATHENS, Ga. – Members of UGA PRSSA conducted a meeting on Sept. 18, with members from Lockheed Martin’s public relations department to learn about the company’s Communications Leadership Development Program.

PRSSA members learned about the company’s background and leadership program from visiting Lockheed Martin employees They presented information on the details and opportunities that the program has to offer.

The leadership program is a full-time, two-year development program that consists of one-year rotations at two Lockheed Martin sites working with either internal/external or visual communication. There will be a permanent position available upon program completion.

Students can apply to the program by submitting a resume and cover letter to the Lockheed Martin career website by Sept. 27, with a decision by December.

“I’m really intrigued by the fact that the program not only leads to a permanent position with benefits, but that I will be a guaranteed to have a job by Christmas,” said Savannah Flynn, senior public relations major.

Lockheed Martin is the world’s leading global security, aerospace and technology company. PRSSA is excited about the unique career development opportunities that Lockheed Martin can bring to its members.

About the John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA

The John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA at the University of Georgia is the largest chapter in the world with more than 250 active members. Named after the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s first dean, it was founded at the University in 1969. Currently, Kim Landrum is the faculty advisor and Lynn Harris Medcalf is the professional advisor.

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