The Career Center (located in the Bill Moore Student Success Center) now offers professional headshots! With our new self-service professional headshot photo booth, you can stop by any time Monday – Friday from 10 AM – 4 PM to take your headshot with no appointment needed. The headshot photo booth is offered to all Tech students (undergraduate and graduate), as well as to GT faculty, staff, and alumni.
When you arrive at the Career Center, head toward the career coaching area, which is through the hallway next to the big TV screen, and you will see the booth. It’s easy to operate – when you enter the booth, just scan the QR code, enter your Tech email (@gatech.edu), follow the instructions, and you’ll be able to control the photo booth right on your phone. The photo booth offers you a tutorial with instructions on how to operate it as well. You can take up to three photos in one session, plus one retake, and choose one to edit & send to your email.
You are welcome to take as many pictures as you like, but please be mindful of those who are waiting behind you. If there is a line for the photo booth, you’re allowed 8 minutes to take your headshot before one of our staff members may come and kindly ask you to let someone else have their turn. While taking photos, you can choose either a 3-second or 6-second timer (the 6-second timer is highly recommended). In between photos, the photo booth also offers tips on how to take the best professional headshot possible.
The key to taking a good headshot in the photo booth is the same as taking any headshot for your CareerBuzz and LinkedIn profile photos, student organization portraits, professional portraits, or anything else that requires you to take a professional headshot. You should dress professionally and come well presentable – just like if you were going to a job interview, career fair, or to the office at your job, internship, work-study, etc.
When it comes to what to wear, business professional or business casual attire is highly recommended, but always remember to dress for the position that you’re seeking; for instance, dress codes vary between the advertising industry versus the business industry. Below are some tips on how you may want to dress for your professional headshot photo.
What should you wear?
- Solid colors are best and mid-range to darker/deeper sades are encouraged.
- Avoid large amounts of white and other light colors because they may draw attention away from your face.
- Solid black should also be avoided as the detail does not capture well in photos (light and dark colors are both fine if you wear a jacket or sweater).
- Avoid wearing distracting patterns or accessories.
- Business casual or business professional is strongly encouraged.
The photo booth is being provided to users for the purpose of professional headshots. Photos MUST not contain inappropriate gestures, props, or nudity. Please note that the Career Center has administrative access to all photos and reviews them periodically to ensure appropriate use and content. Inappropriate use will result in suspension of future access to the booth, as well as referral to the Office of Student Integrity for potential disciplinary action.
ACCESSIBILITY / ACCOMMODATIONS
If you require wheelchair or other accommodations, please email us at email@example.com to make an appointment to have your professional headshot taken for you.
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