Resources for Faculty & Staff

Career Development Services

Our services should be used during a student's entire time at MGA so that they are ready to enter the workforce or graduate school upon graduation. To learn how our services can help students all four years, read about the MGA Career Readiness Plan and the services offered by both the Office of Career Development and Student Leadership Programs.

The Office of Career Development serves students and alumni through individualized in-person and virtual appointments, student organization and classroom presentations, employer networking activities, and campus-wide career and professional development programs. 

Appointment Referral

The Center for Career and Leadership Development provides career advising to all currently enrolled students and alumni. In addition to traditional career topics such as resume reviews, interviewing skills, and job, graduate school, and internship search strategies, we can also help students explore career options.  We strongly encourage students to see us early in their college experience to discuss potential career paths.  If you would like to refer a student to us for advising, you can email us or direct the student to contact us at

Request a Class or Student Organization Presentation

The Center for Career and Leadership Development is frequently requested to provide career and leadership focused presentations to academic classes and student organizations.  We recommend requesting your presentations at the beginning of the semester so that we accommodate requests at all five campuses.  Presentations can encompass a variety of commonly requested topics such as resume writing, developing career and leadership competencies, internship search, graduate and job search planning, and interviewing.  We can also do a short presentation on our career development and/or student leadership programs.  When you visit our presentation form, you will see a complete list of options.  Click Here to Request A Presentation

Handshake

MGA  now uses Handshake to post all jobs and internships for our students and alumni.  Our goal is to create a centralized location for students on all five campuses to access information about employers who want to hire them.  
If you have employers who offer internships or jobs to our students, we would be glad to help them connect on Handshake.  Our career development staff can also conduct presentations to academic departments on Handshake so that you can better encourage students and employers to use the system.

Career Resources

We have a variety of handouts that we have created that we can share with faculty and staff.  Contact us at  or check the "documents" section of our website for updated information.  

As students ask about job and internship search resources, our MGA Handshake platform and LinkedIn are two of the best resources you can recommend.  The career development staff can meet individually with students to develop a plan for using these resources.

The Professional Closet

To help students look their best at interviews and networking activities, the CCLD offers The Professional Closet on both the Macon and Cochran campuses for student shoppers.  We accept gently used donations of professional attire from all members of our campus community.  All donations are tax-deductible.  All MGA students are invited to visit our two store locations within the CCLD in Macon, Suite 261 in the Student Life Center and in Cochran, Suite 112 in Sanford Hall. Hours of operation are consistent with business operating hours for the university.  We accept cash only.  Items for sale include professional suits, shoes, shirts, blouses, ties, belts, and more.