Office of Career Development

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

In other words, if you have a career question, we're the place to go.  We have physical locations in Macon (Student Life Center, 261), Cochran (Sanford 112), and Dublin (Student Life Office, Lib - 94).  Currently, we ask you to schedule an appointment through your Handshake account. Once you have activated your Handshake account, go to "Career Center" and select "Appointments" to choose your day and time.  For Fall 2020, we are offering appointments via Microsoft Teams but will work with students on a case-by-case basis who would prefer in-person appointments.  If you prefer to meet in person, please schedule your appointment and email the career advisor you are scheduled to discuss switching your appointment to in-person.


    Career Development

  • Career and major exploration
  • Focus2 Career Assessment
  • Internship and job search strategies
  • Career fairs and networking opportunities
  • Resume and cover letter writing instruction and review
  • Interviewing skills and mock interviews
  • Grad/professional school search and personal statement coaching
  • Employer and graduate school networking connections, including Handshake Job and Internship Database
  • Individual career advising with appointment schedule available in Handshake's Career Center

     Professional Development

  • Salary negotiation coaching
  • Navigating job and graduate school offers
  • The Professional Closet and professional attire coaching 
  • LinkedIn headshots and profile development
  • Advisement on developing a professional portfolio
  • Professional branding related to your career

Student and Employers:  Connect with Handshake

We now use Handshake to post all job and internship opportunities as well as career fair and career events to MGA students and alumni.  Current students and alumni can also schedule their career advising appointments through the Career Center portion of Handshake.  New students should activate their MGA Handshake account during their first semester.  Alumni are encouraged to create an account as well.

Employers who already have an account should add MGA to their list of approved schools.  If your company is new to Handshake, go to and choose "employer" to set up your account.  After setting up your account, add Middle Georgia State University as one of your institutions so you can register for career fairs and post jobs and internships directly to our students.  Contact us if you have questions about setting up an account.

Fall 2020 Virtual Career Fairs

Aviation Career Fair, October 1

All Majors Career Fair, October 20

Statewide Career Fair, November 10

Employer registration for the MGA career fairs is available via Handshake.  For information about these career fairs, email us at