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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.  

This fall, we will host two virtual career fairs and participate in the virtual GACE Statewide Career Fair.  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.

Aviation Career Fair
Early Bird Registration Ends 9/1
October 1,
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Registration Details on Handshake
All Majors Career Fair
Early Bird Registration Ends 9/18
October 20,
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Registration Details on Handshake
GACE Statewide Career Fair
November 10
Details coming soon

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. 

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.

This fall, recruiting on-campus looks much different than it has in the past.  We are identifying possibilities for some in-person interactions for outdoor information tables, but due to social distancing requirements, we are offering virtual career fairs and virtual information sessions at this time.  To schedule a virtual information session, email Mary Roberts at .  To participate in one of our virtual career fairs, register on Handshake or contact Kenyetta Nesbitt about the Aviation Career Fair and Heather McIntosh about the All Majors Career Fair at .  

We have one space in Macon that can be used for campus interviews.  Since we are required to wear masks and social distance inside buildings, you may prefer to conduct your interviews virtually with students.  In addition, 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 

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 .  

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

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).