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).  We strongly recommend scheduling an appointment on Handshake before visiting to talk to a career advisor.  Once you have activated your Handshake account, go to "Career Center" and select "Appointments" to choose your day and time. We continue to offer virtual appointments to accommodate the needs of all students, but we will have more in-person appointment options this spring in Macon and Cochran.  

We also host career development programs for students and alumni.  Check out our semester calendar, but be sure to check Handshake and Facebook for updates and new opportunities. 


    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.

Spring 2021 Career Fairs

Our career fairs are now published on Handshake.  The Aviation Career Fair will be offered as an in-person fair on April 8 and as a virtual option on April 14.  We will also be hosting the All Industry Career Fair (formerly the All Majors Career Fair) on March 30 and the Information Technology Career Fair on March 23 via Handshake's virtual career fair platform.  If you are an employer with questions about campus recruitment, please contact us at