Career Exploration

Building “Career Literacy” is part of the mission of the Office of Internship and Career Development. Our goal is for students to increase their awareness of possible career paths, find options that fit their interest, and feel knowledgeable about ways they can transfer skills and learning from the classroom to the workplace. Listed below are several tools for Career Exploration. Check out our Career Calendar and watch your email for specific event dates!

Career Treks are scheduled several Fridays per year and during Peak Week to expose students to the world of work by visiting a variety of organizations. We tour facilities, meet with alumnae and recruiters to learn about career opportunities, and hear about the daily work of the organization. Recent Career Treks have included Georgia Tech Research Labs, Kate’s Club, the Atlanta Hawks, AT&T Corporate Office, Laureate Medical, the High Museum of Art and Herndon Capital.

Career Safari to Kroger
Career Safari to Kroger #446


Alumnae Interactions

  • Career Panels are scheduled throughout the year to respond to student interest in particular areas. The Sophomore Career Panels and Reception occurs every February to inform the selection of major in the sophomore year.
    • Click here to see highlights from the recent Entrepreneurism panel featuring Cristina Crays, Chick-Fil-A Franchisee and Noreen Raines, CEO of Big Thinkers Science hosted by Jasmine Langevine (Insert link to video)
  • Lunch and Learns are informal lunches, coffee talks or breakfasts with alumnae who visit campus. Events in 2015 included Melissa Nysewander, Data Scientist and Kelly An, Client Manager with PayPal.
  • Alumnae Profiles are available to share the journeys of Scotties who have successfully navigated the world of internships, research, graduate school or career. Read their profiles to get a sense of the types of work available for someone with your major or career interests.
  • Informational Interviews are a great way to build career literacy and learn about the day-in, day-out work of a specific industry or position. Download this Student Guide and forward your “approved” resume to be connected with alumnae of interest.
  • Join a LinkedIn group to learn more about Scotties in a particular industry or area of work. If there is not a group that represents your area of interest, talk to Dawn Killenberg, Director of Internship and Career Development about creating one.

Information Sessions and Career Fairs

  • Employer Information Sessions & Tables
    • Examples include:
      • Office of Civil Rights in the Federal Aviation Administration
      • Lilly School of Graduate School of Philanthropy
      • The Carter Center
      • The Clinton Foundation
      • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
      • The Peace Corps
      • Woodruff and Whitehead Fellowship 
      • Home Depot 
      • Braves Ticket Event Team
      • Girl Scouts of Greater America
      • Emory Winship Cancer Center
  • Career Fairs
    • Nonprofit and Public Service Fair: Friday, September 9, 2016; 2:30 - 4:30 pm; Lower Evans ABC
    • GCC Career Fair: Wednesday, November 9, 2016; 11:00 am - 3:00 pm; Cobb Galleria Centre
    • GACE College-to-Career Fair: Wednesday, April 12, 2017; 12:00 - 3:00 pm; Cobb Galleria Centre

McCain Library Career LibGuide to conduct research on organizations, careers (including salary information and education requirements), and more