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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
This spring, 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 3,000 MGA students and alumni have active Handshake accounts, and this number grows weekly.

Part-time Job Employer Pop-Up, Student Life Center, Macon

Limited to 5 employers.  Socially distanced, masks required.  1 recruiter per employer organization.  Employers who have part-time opportunities but cannot visit campus are encouraged to post jobs on Handshake or email them to

January 26,
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Student Registration on Handshake

Employer Registration on Handshake

Nursing Mock Interview Days (virtual)
February 5 & 12, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Student Registration on Handshake

Employer Registration on Handshake

Social Impact, Non-Profit & Government Employer Pop-Up, SLC Lobby - Macon
March 9, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Student Registration on Handshake

Employer Registration on Handshake

Graduate & Professional school Panel (virtual)

Graduate program representatives will share their opportunities and answer questions about the application process.  

March 16,
2 - 4 p.m.

Graduate programs who are interested in participating can contact us at . Slots are limited.

Virtual IT Career Fair
March 23,
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Student Registration on Handshake

Employer Registration on Handshake

Virtual All Industry Career Fair
March 30,
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Student Registration on Handshake

Employer Registration on Handshake

Aviation Employer Pop-Ups, Eastman Campus - Flight Lobby

Limited to 1 employer with 1 recruiter per pop-up.  Opportunity to talk to students in-person. An additional table will be on-site to promote career services for students.

January 28, February 4, March 11

Student Registration on Handshake

Employer Registration on Handshake

Aviation Mini Career Fair, City of Eastman Room

Limited to 10 employers.  Best for those who prefer in-person networking and can travel.

April 4,
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Student Registration on Handshake

Employer Registration on Handshake

Aviation Employer Virtual Recruitment Fair

Best for employers who cannot travel. This fair will be promoted at in-person mini career fair but student attendance may vary.  

april 14
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Student Registration on Handshake

Employer Registration on Handshake

 

 

 
November 10 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Registration and Information on the GACE website 

Hosted through CareerEco

MGA Career Fair Registration Fee:  For virtual fairs, we will offer an early bird registration fee: $50 for-profits/graduate programs and $25 for non-profit/government agencies.  For this spring only, our in-person Aviation Career Fair will also be $50 for employers.  Our small employer pop-ups have a registration fee of $25.

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
This spring, our on-campus recruitment events may be limited to the employer pop-up events that we have already scheduled.   However, if an employer would like to schedule a separate day to recruit in-person on the Macon or Cochran campus, they should contact Mary Roberts at .  

ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS
This fall, we can work with your company to offer virtual interviews (mock or real).  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 host a virtual mock interview day.  Virtual mock interviews provide students with a realistic view of how interviews are being conducted in today's public health environment.  In addition, a virtual mock interview allows the student and the employer to be comfortable in their own space, mask-free.  Hosting a virtual mock interview day also gives you the opportunity to meet with students across our five campuses and online programs.  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 us 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).