Center for Career & Leadership Development

Welcome to the Center for Career and Leadership Development! We started the 2019-2020 academic year with a new name to reflect a new mission for our center.  In addition to providing students and alumni with career development resources and guidance, we now offer a set of Student Leadership Programs designed to help current students build the career competencies desired by potential employers. 

Student Leadership Programs

For the 2019-2020 academic year, we will be launching an incoming freshmen leadership program called Knights LEAD. Please visit this page often as we will be updating our website with additional information, events, and student leadership programs that will be implemented in the upcoming academic years. We will have an Emerging Leaders Program for sophomores in 2020-2021 and iLEAD Mentors Program for juniors and seniors in 2021-2022. Our goals are to retain, engage, and develop students into great student leaders who are able to obtain valuable professional experiences and are prepared to compete in a global economy and society.


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 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.

Thank you to our sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities are available to our employer and community leader partners who work with our Career Development and Student Leadership Programs.  To learn more, contact our director.