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), but we can also meet with you virtually via email or Skype.  In addition, our career advisors host programs and office hours in Warner Robins and Eastman throughout the semester.  

Services/Programs

    Career Development

  • Career and major exploration
  • 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
  • TruTalent Personality Career Assessment and ONET Interest Profiler
  • Employer and graduate school networking connections, including Handshake Job and Internship Database

     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.  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 mga.joinhandshake.com 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.

Spring 2020 Career Fairs

All Majors Career Fair, March 10, Macon Campus

Aviation Career Fair, March 26, Eastman Campus

Statewide Career Fair, April 14, Atlanta - Cobb Galleria Centre (GA Association of Colleges & Employers)

Employer registration will be available by December 16 via Handshake.  For information about these career fairs, email us at