Patricia Bazrod is Director of the Center for Career Discovery and Development's Employer Relations. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of cooperative education, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona, and attended Law School in San Diego, CA.
Since 1984, Mrs. Bazrod has been a member of the Cooperative & Experiential Education Division (CEED) of the American Society for Engineering Education, where she has served as Chairman, Program Chair, Secretary-Treasurer, Chair-Elect, and on the Executive Board as that national professional organization's Archivist. Mrs. Bazrod has also served as President, General Conference Chair, and Assistant Conference Chair for other professional cooperative education organizations.
She holds memberships in the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA) and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), and was the recipient of the CED 2005 Borman Award for outstanding service to the field of cooperative education. She has made numerous presentations and conducted workshops on the state, regional and national levels.
Ms. Bazrod was Director of Cooperative Education at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA, before beginning her tenure with Georgia Tech in October, 2007.
Patricia Bazrod states, "To have the opportunity, on a daily basis for over twenty-three years, to witness, first hand, the realizations students have about themselves, their strengths and weaknesses and their growth – both personally and professionally – is rewarding to say the least. I have the ultimate dream job."