Laura Garcia has worked in collegiate career services for over 10 years and serves as the Director of Career Education in the Georgia Tech Career Center. Laura works with key stakeholders to advise undergraduate students in enhancing their career and professional development, identifying career paths, and securing internships and/or co-ops, with the goal of finding career success upon graduation.
Previously she served as Associate Director for Recruiting and External Relations at the Emory University Career Center where she led the team in connecting employers to students through on-campus interviews, information sessions, career fairs, and other major events. In addition, she proactively partnered with Emory Corporate Relations, Advancement, and the Alumni Association on large-scale employer events and initiatives to bring high-level career opportunities to campus. Prior to her work at Emory, Laura provided career coaching to undergraduate and graduate students of all majors at the University of Georgia and Georgia State University.
She has been involved with the Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers (GACE), SoACE, and NACE through various leadership roles. In 2012, she received the GACE Rising Star award in recognition for her marketing and communication efforts on the behalf of the organization and the NACE Innovation Excellence Award for her communication strategy for the UGA Career Center.