Georgia Institute of Technology — Goal 1 Initiative The Career Alliance @ Georgia Tech
The Career Alliance @ Georgia Tech is an initiative designed to ensure full and equal access to career readiness experiences for all Georgia Tech students. This program augments existing efforts to prepare students for careers by providing focused support to students who have not received sustained career preparation support or have faced historical institutional barriers that hindered their full participation and preparation for success in today’s competitive job market.
This effort was inspired through Georgia Tech’s participation in the Taskforce on Higher Education, where 34 academic institutions are collaborating to prepare our nation’s most vulnerable students and graduates of 2020-2023 for success and stability in the post-pandemic economy.
This effort will identify and engage students to ensure they have a range of career readiness experiences including:
- Experiential learning opportunities such as internships, co-ops, student assistantships, and on campus employment related to their desired field
- Coaching, counseling, mentoring, shadowing, and networking resources
- Personal branding trainings
- Professional development pathways
- Social engagement and personal development
- Job search support through alumni and employer engagement
- Other services as needed
Georgia Tech is taking this opportunity to put our new strategic plan into action; to achieve our goals of expanding access and amplifying our impact by ensuring all our students have structural pathways to contribute to technological advancement and improving the human condition across a range of industries and sectors.
The initiative launched in spring 2021 and will continue through 2023. During that time, the program will measure progress, build on successes, and continuously work to improve results. For more information contact Dr. Sybrina Atwaters, Director Office of Minority Education and Development or Mr. James Barricelli, Executive Director of Career Services, or Dr. Sonia Alvarez-Robinson, Executive Director of Strategic Consulting.