Fall semester is right around the corner, and the beginning of the year is a great time to get involved in Grady! Engagement fairs can be overwhelming with so many different options available. One of Grady’s greatest perks is the clubs available to students. Whether you’re studying journalism, public relations, advertising or entertainment media studies, there’s a club to meet your needs and spark your interest. 

If you’re feeling unsure of where to look and how to get involved, keep reading for some of the best clubs to join to further your career and build a community within Grady. 

AdClub

AdClub’s mission statement says the organization “enhances its members’ classroom education by merging a social atmosphere with industry presentations and activities designed to guide the transition from the University to careers in the advertising industry.” 

AdClub is a part of the American Advertising Federation, and it features meetings with advertising industry professionals where students learn, network and interact with both professionals and students alike. 

Which majors would benefit the most from AdClub? 

  • Advertising
  • Public relations

Learn more about AdClub:

Public Relations Student Society of America

UGA’s Drewry Chapter of PRSSA is the largest PRSSA chapter in the world. PRSSA’s mission statement says their goal is “to prepare students for life after graduation through skills acquisition, peer networking and professional development.

This organization features bi-weekly meetings with industry professionals where students learn about careers in the communications field. In addition to meetings, the club hosts workshops on career development and career fair preparation including: resume advice, interviewing tips, and professional attire advice. 

Which majors would benefit the most from PRSSA? 

  • Public relations 
  • Advertising

Learn more about PRSSA: 

Infusion Magazine

Infusion Magazine’s mission statement says their goal is to “provide a journalistic medium where minority students can speak their minds, voice their opinions, and exhibit their creativity.”

This magazine encourages students to have open discussions on social issues and current news while upholding journalistic standards in writing. As a member of the organization, you will contribute to one publication per semester, attend two release parties, and interact with other students through social events. You can join the team as a writer, editor, photographer, designer, or business/marketing team. 

Which majors would benefit the most from Infusion Magazine? 

  • Journalism 
  • EMST
  • Public Relations

 Learn more about Infusion Magazine:

WUOG 90.5 FM

If you’re looking to combine your love for music with an organization that can build your technical skills, WUOG 90.5 is the place for you. This is an alternative college radio station that’s “designed to help new and independent artists gain exposure on campus, in Athens, and throughout the nation.”

There are nine staff positions available including: Music, Local Music, Digital Media, Operations, Archives, News, Sports, Publications, and Events. You can also apply to be a DJ where you host your own show during the week. 

Which majors would benefit the most from WUOG? 

  • Any major in Grady! There’s a broad range of positions that can fit your career goals. 

Learn more about WUOG:

The Industry

The Industry is an organization geared toward students interested in the entertainment media business. This club supports and educates students on screenwriting, production, post-production, networking, and more. 

This organization provides a space for students to write and produce short films and receive creative feedback and support. You can either pitch a film idea or a script and see your vision come to life. 

Which majors would benefit the most from The Industry? 

  • Entertainment Media Studies
  • Public relations 

Learn more about The Industry:

Final Notes on Grady Clubs

There are many more clubs you can get involved with in Grady, but here’s a few to get started with. All of these clubs provide a community within Grady and help you form connections and relationships with other like-minded students. UGA and Grady can sometimes be overwhelming with so many students and opportunities, but joining a club is a great way to make this large college seem smaller. 

Be sure to check out these clubs at the Engagement Fairs hosted by UGA! 

  • Tate Student Center: Tuesday August, 30 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. 
  • Ramsey Student Center: Thursday September 1 from 7:00-10:00 p.m.