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The Center for Career and Leadership Development (CCLD) has many opportunities for potential employers to connect with students through our career development and student leadership programs.  

ATTEND A CAREER FAIR
We have a mix of small in-person and virtual career fairs and networking events for employers.  To register for our MGA career fairs, be sure to create an account on Handshake and/or add MGA as one of your preferred schools.  If you are unable to attend a career fair, we strongly encourage your company to advertise your job and internship opportunities on Handshake.  Handshake is free and connects you with the college students and graduates you need.  Over 4,500 MGA students and alumni have active Handshake accounts, and this number grows weekly.

Fall 2022 Career Fairs

Part-time Job Fair (Cochran)
Georgia Hall, President's Dining Room
August 16

Student Registration on Handshake

Employer Registration on Handshake

Part-Time Job Fair (Macon)
Student Life Center Lobby
August 17

Student Registration on Handshake

Employer Registration on Handshake

All Industry Career Fair (Macon)
Hatcher Conference Center (Jones/PSC Buildings
 
October 18
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 Student Registration on Handshake

Employer Registration on Handshake
Registration:  $50 (non-profit/govt); $150 (for-profit)
We also have a new sponsorship option!  For $350 you can have your logo included on all digital and event signage.  Sponsors will also have the opportunity to have marketing materials in the professional padfolios for up to 100 students attending the fair.  To sponsor, use this link once you have registered for the career fairs in Handshake.

Aviation Career Fair (Eastman)
City of Eastman Room
October 27
11 a.m.- 3P.m.

Student Registration on Handshake

Employer Registration on Handshake

Statewide Virtual Career Fair
Sponsored by the Georgia Association of Colleges & Employers
November 2

Student and employer registration will open in the fall through the GACE website.

 

All Industry Career Fair (Macon)
Hatcher Conference Center (Jones/PSC Building)
March 15
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Student Registration on Handshake - coming soon

Employer Registration on Handshake - coming soon

Aviation Career Fair (Eastman)
City of Eastman Room
March 30
11 a.m.- 3P.m.

Student Registration on Handshake - coming soon

Employer Registration on Handshake - coming soon

POST JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS ON HANDSHAKE

The CCLD uses Handshake to post all career opportunities to our students and alumni.  Handshake is a one-stop-shop for employers, allowing you to post to MGA students and alumni as well as other colleges within the Handshake network. Visit Handshake to create your account and post your job.

ON-CAMPUS RECRUITMENT EVENTS
Employers are encouraged to attend designated career fairs in order to meet with more students at one time. With more students taking a mix of online and in-person courses, attending a career fair is one way to be on a particular campus when students are in classes. For more information, contact our Executive Director

ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS
We can work with your company to set up in-person and virtual interview days for full-time jobs and internships.  Virtual interviews will allow you to reach students who live across the middle Georgia region and attend classes at any of our five campuses or online.  For a virtual interview day, we can still work with you to set a campus interview day and schedule students to meet with you through the Handshake scheduling system.  Interview days are a great way to connect with multiple MGA students in one day about an internship or job opportunity you have. You can request an interview date via Handshake or contact us directly 

PARTICIPATE IN MOCK INTERVIEWS
We also encourage employers to assist us with mock interviews, both in-person and virtual.  To set up a virtual mock interview day, contact us at .  

SPONSORSHIP
We offer employers a variety of opportunities to sponsor career development and student leadership programs. To learn more, contact our director, Dr. Mary Roberts.

DEVELOPING INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
If an employer is interested in having MGA students as interns, we can help you develop a job description and identify potential majors that would fit with the job duties and learning objectives. Contact Dr. Heather McIntosh to get started. As we work with you, we can help you determine which academic areas align with your internship in case students wish to get academic credit for the experience.  Be sure to also create an employer account on Handshake.

We follow internship guidelines set by the National Association of Colleges and Employers [NACE] (2018). NACE states that an internship is "a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent” (para., 6).

For an internship to meet the standards outlined above, NACE (2018) also advises that an internship meet the following criteria in order to be a legitimate experience.

  1. The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
  2. The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
  3. The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
  4. There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
  5. There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
  6. There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
  7. There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals. (para., 14).