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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
Each fall and spring, we host an All Majors Career Fair in Macon and an Aviation Career Fair in Eastman for current students and alumni seeking full-time jobs, part-time jobs, internships, and graduate school opportunities.  To register, organizations should create an account on Handshake and then register for the specific career fair that interests them. Click here to access Handshake.

Spring 2020 Career Fairs - Registration for MGA career fairs is located on  Handshake.
All Majors Career Fair, March 10 - Macon
Aviation Career Fair, March 26 - Eastman
Statewide Career Fair, April 14 - Atlanta, Cobb Galleria Centre

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.

HOST INFO TABLES
Employers are welcome to promote job and internship opportunities throughout the fall and spring in high traffic areas.  Information tables are available Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the Macon, Cochran, Warner Robins Eastman, and Dublin campus. All information tables come with a 6-foot table, two chairs, and a black table cover (unless otherwise requested). You may distribute any job and/or internship information desired at no charge. Complete the Employer Request Form.

HOST ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS

If your company has internship, part-time, or full-time positions, you can collect resumes via Handshake and conduct interviews with MGA students or alumni in our employer interview suite on the Macon campus. You can request an interview date via Handshake or contact us directly If you would like to conduct interviews in Cochran or Eastman, contact us directly so that we can reserve space prior to your visit.

PARTICIPATE IN MOCK INTERVIEWS
We host multiple Employer Mock Interview Days on various campuses each semester. In addition to giving students a chance to practice articulating their skills, these opportunities help employers promote their brand to students. Employers can volunteer for a half or full-day, based on their availability.

Spring 2020 Mock Interview Days
April 7 - Macon
April 9 - Cochran
We are currently seeking employers to volunteer on both dates. To volunteer, email Mary Roberts 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 at 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.

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).