As students, Elizabeth and Joey’s hands-on learning experiences gave them a head start in their careers. Elizabeth’s interest in psychology was enhanced by a degree in public relations, allowing her to apply her understanding of how the mind works to everyday life. She used both majors as a member of UGA’s Public Relations Student Society of America chapter, where she served as a PR consultant for the student-run agency.
“I remember working for a company that was scouting locations for a TV show,” said Elizabeth. “I never imagined I would be able to work as a real consultant as a student.”
In his second year at UGA, Joey started working for The Red & Black, cold-calling classified advertisers. He rose in the ranks to eventually serve as student ad manager. Joey “fell in love with the chase” of advertising sales and “the rest is history.” He has worked in advertising since graduation.
“Through the Red & Black, I got fantastic hands-on experience in customer service and business that ultimately helped me land my first job after graduation,” Joey said.