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.   Students can now schedule appointments online through Handshake

Appointment Referral

As of Fall 2020, students and alumni can schedule appointments online through Handshake.  We have created this helpful document for you to add to D2L courses or to send to your students so that they know how to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment.  If you plan to require students to schedule appointments during the semester, please email our director, Mary Roberts, so that we can plan for your students.

Students will be able to schedule in-person appointments in Macon and Cochran.  Virtual appointments can be conducted from anywhere.  Students on our Dublin campus can also contact the Student Life Coordinator, Ashleigh Jennings, to meet with someone in person.

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. 

Request a Class or Student Organization Presentation

This fall, our career fairs will be virtual.  Please use this handout in your D2L courses and other communication with students to help them with the registration process.  All students must pre-register for the event in order to participate.

 

Request a Class or Student Organization Presentation

Our career advisors are also available to present to your students either in-person or through virtual means.  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 15-minute presentations to introduce your students to 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, contact our director so that we can 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

As of fall 2020, the Professional Closet will be closed in order to ensure the safety of our students and staff.  We are still available to meet with students to provide coaching and advice on proper professional attire.  We're also glad to recommend the best online and in-person shopping options for affordable professional attire.