Center for Career Discovery and Development
Located on the second floor of the Student Success Center, Career Services
- Helps students explore, select, and pursue a meaningful career;
- Provides career counseling to assist students with choosing a major;
- Sponsors the Georgia Tech Majors Fair, Business Etiquette Dinner, Career Focus, Resume Blitz, Mock Interview Week, and other annual events;
- Maintains a career library with information on various career fields, career planning, graduate school, and job search-related topics;
- Offers a comprehensive internship program to provide students with career-building experiences related to their major and sponsors the Internship/Co-op Job Fair in January;
- Conducts seminars on résumés, interviewing, business etiquette, money management, and job search strategies;
- Offers online career planning and job search resources; and
- Facilitates on-campus interviews for internships and full-time positions.
To register with Career Services, go to www.career.gatech.edu, click on “Job Search Advice,” then on “CareerBuzz,” and follow the instructions.
Division of Professional Practice
The Division of Professional Practice (DoPP) is home to Georgia Tech’s experiential education programs: cooperative education (co-op), internships, and work abroad. Those optional programs, which include mostly paid work assignments, offer students an opportunity to gain one or more semesters of work experience while attending Georgia Tech. More than 9,300 students and 3,300 employers—including small privately owned enterprises, major multinational corporations, nonprofits, and governmental agencies—are registered with the Division of Professional Practice. Georgia Tech’s DoPP programs are consistently recognized in U.S. News & World Report's “Programs to Look For,” a listing of top co-op and internship programs among U.S. colleges.
Located in Suite 238 of the Student Services Building, the Counseling Center
- Offers the services of licensed psychologists as well as a marriage and family therapist;
- Provides short-term, time-limited individual, group, couples, and career counseling;
- Provides educational programming and consultation to campus groups and organizations; and is available to all currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students free of charge.
Students can arrange an appointment by stopping by the office in person and completing the paperwork. Students who have an emergency situation will be assisted by a staff member as quickly as possible. Counseling sessions are confidential. In the event of an emergency or crisis after hours during evenings and weekends, a counselor can be reached for telephone consultation by calling the center and following the directions on the voice message. The Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, and the pre-doctoral internship program is accredited by the American Psychological Association.
Office of International Education
The Office of International Education (OIE) develops and implements the Institute’s goals for international education by supporting a range of programs and services for Georgia Tech students, including:
Education Abroad: This program assists students who wish to participate in the many study abroad opportunities sponsored by Georgia Tech. These include more than twenty-five summer programs and more than fifty semester programs offered around the globe. Programs offer a variety of coursework, with at least one program option for each Georgia Tech major.
The International Plan: This is an initiative for undergraduates in participating majors who wish to develop global competence through a combination of internationally focused coursework, international experience (study, work, and/or research abroad), and foreign language study.
Cross-cultural Programs: Working closely with student organizations, OIE supports cross-cultural programs intended to serve the entire campus community. These programs include the annual Culture Fest, International Education Week, the I-House (an international living and learning experience), and cross-cultural communication training for student leaders and Georgia Tech staff.
International Student and Scholar Services: This office provides assistance to F and J visa holders, helping them comply with immigration regulations governing their status and manage cross-cultural adjustment issues.
Students with legal questions should contact the Student Government Association. Legal advice can be obtained over the phone for general legal concerns, such as traffic court cases, criminal cases, and lease and landlord issues. Legal advice can be obtained in person for immigration law concerns. Consultations are private and free of charge. To get advising, you must book an appointment and can do so at www.calendly.com/gtsga.