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University of Georgia #ELGLInspire Speaker: Blaine Williams

Posted on November 16, 2019


Blaine Williams

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Blaine Williams

Manager, Unified Government of Athens Clarke County


What was the very first paying job you held (that you paid taxes on)?

I was a dishwasher in a restaurant.

What was your: undergraduate institution? Graduate institution? What was/were your degree(s) in?

Presbyterian College, English/Poli Sci BA,  UGA MPA

What class(es) (if any) are applicable to your job today?  

Dr. Meadows panel discussion class

What book are you currently reading? Would you recommend it?

Re-reading several fiction books.

What’s the best networking advice for job seekers you’ve heard or shared? 

Interview practitioners, enlist their assistance in helping you.

What’s the fastest way to NOT get a job or internship with you? (e.g. what should potential applicants avoid doing if they were to ever interview with you for a position).

You should ALWAYS write a cover letter.  That is your opportunity to distinguish yourself in a personal way.  Avoid dry statements – show yourself and your passion!

Why should an undergraduate student consider a career working in local government?

The ability to impact your community in ways you could never do in state and federal government.

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