Everything You Need to Know About ADPR Connection
By Anna Gilstrap
Mark your calendars, advertising and public relations students! Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. is the day for the only
career fair on campus specifically geared towards those with career interests in the AdPR industry: ADPR Connection.
This year’s theme is “Discovering Your Drive.” The mission is to help students figure out what inspires them and apply that to their future careers.
Sign up for ADPR Connection HERE!
Tips for success:
While you review the event schedule and wait for Oct. 22, here are three ways to prepare now to make the most of ADPR Connection.
1. Plan your outfit
The attire for the event is business professional, so get those sharp power suits ready.
2. Bring your resume(s)
With employers available face-to-face, now is the perfect time to give them an impeccable resume and make a strong first impression. The best way to prepare is to have your resume reviewed by the UGA Career Center or anyone else who can give you constructive feedback. Don’t forget to bring multiple copies.
3. Research employers in advance
ADPR Connection has provided a list of employers in advance, so be sure to read up on them, know who interests you most and bring thoughtful questions and talking points.
Want more details about what to expect? Here’s a complete rundown of the event’s schedule.
Registration: 10:30 a.m.
Registration will begin. Registered students and professionals will pick up their name tags and bags.
Panel Session One: 11-11:45 a.m.
The event’s first panel will take place. There are three panels to choose from: “Finding Your Forte: Leveraging Your Strengths,” “Mastering Your Motivation: Using Your Skills to Develop an Eye-Catching Portfolio” and “Customizing Your Career Goals.”
Senior Luncheon: 12-1:30 p.m.
ADPR Connection will have a Senior Luncheon, giving seniors time to exclusively network one-on-one with industry professionals.
Underclassmen Panel: 12:45-1:30 p.m.
While seniors attend the luncheon, underclassmen will have the opportunity to attend the Underclassmen Panel entitled “Advertising and PR 101: Exploring Your Options.”
Panel Session Two: 1:45-2:15 p.m.
Students will get the chance to attend one last panel and choose from these three subjects: “Changing Lanes: What to Do if Your First Internship or Job Wasn’t the Right Fit for You,” “Diversity & Inclusion in the Industry” and “Building Your Network: Creating Connections for the Job Search and Beyond.”
Informal Coffee Hour: 2:30-3:15 p.m.
The event will hold an Informal Coffee Hour, giving students and professionals more time to interact one-on-one with coffee provided by Zombie Coffee & Donuts.
Career Fair: 3:15-5 p.m.
Finally, ADPR Connection’s Career Fair will take place. Employers will set up booths for students to come by and ask questions and further network.
Downtown Mixer: 5:30-7 p.m.
To finish off the day, there will be a Downtown Mixer at the downtown location of Depalma’s Italian Cafe for even more networking opportunities between students and professionals.