Career Workshops & Programs
GT Career Center offers a wide range of events and workshops designed for Georgia Tech Master’s and PhD students focusing on a wider range of career and professional development topics — from career exploration to internship or job searches to offer negotiation as well as opportunities to connect with employers/alumni.
The Center for Teaching and Learning also offers Academic Job Search Support for Future Faculty workshops for academic job search for PhD students (and postdocs). Please click HERE to check them out.
Workshops by Request
The Graduate Career Development team leads career workshops and discussions upon request. For interested colleges, schools, graduate student organizations, or other campus partners at GT, the Career Center can provide Master’s and PhD students workshops on a wider range of career and professional development topics — from career exploration to internship or job searches to offer negotiation.
Please see the workshop samples below.
- Developing a strong CV
- Transforming your CV to a resume
- Developing an effective resume
- Preparing for job interviews
- Designing your career path for PhDs
- Job searching for international students
- Graduate Internship Program information session
- Advocating for yourself: Job offer negotiation
- Creating and managing your LinkedIn profile
- Marketing yourself as an experienced professional
- How to answer “Tell me about yourself”
- Graduate career development support overview
- and more!
On-Campus Career Fairs
One of the most Important events for graduate students in their career and professional development journey is the all-majors Career Fair, held in both fall and spring. This event allows students to network with, meet, and connect with various employers seeking to hire GT graduate students for internships and full-time positions. Various programs and schools across campus hold Career Fairs, as well! Check out all the upcoming career Fairs by visiting HERE
Additional Job Search Resources
Below are job search aids and resources to help your general job search and professional development journey. You can also check our MS/PhD Resources for more career resources. If you have questions or even would like feedback, please don’t hesitate to make an appointment with a peer mentor or a Graduate Career Advisor in CareerBuzz!
MS/PhD Resume Checklist
Take a look at what the Graduate Career Development team has compiled as a checklist for a great resume as a Georgia Tech Master’s or PhD student.
Resume vs CV Guide
Review the guide to learn about the differences between resumes and CVs and tips to develop strong CVs and/or resumes.
Cover Letter Guide
See the MS/PhD sample cover letters and the key differences between cover letters and resumes.
Remote Job Search Resources
We have compiled a list of virtual job search resources where you can find remote positions and relevant advice.
Leveraging Social Media and Enhancing Your Digital Presence
A positive, robust, and strong digital presence is critical to your professional success. This guide provides an activity sheet for students to work through on analyzing their current digital media and social media presence, and provides tips and ideas for elevating that—regardless of your major or stage in graduate study.
Kick Your Job Search Into High Gear!
Are you ready to self-analyze your own job search and take it to the next level? Let’s do it! With this activity packet from our team, you can work on discovering yourself, your passions, and your own future.
How to Negotiate Salary: 37 Tips You Need to Know
So you’ve got the job offer. But, you were hoping for something more or something different. A survey by Salary.com revealed that only 37% of people always negotiate their salaries—while an astonishing 18% never do. Even worse, 44% of respondents claim to have never brought up the subject of a raise during their performance reviews. So, whether you are in your first job or your fifth, it’s time to learn how to negotiate. And we’re here to help with this great article from “The Muse.”
Multiculturalism, Inclusion, and Career Development Packet
It can be hard to enter the workforce as multicultural student—and we get that. This activity packet can provide you some different perspectives, motivations, and ideas to make your search an inclusive, rewarding, and ultimately—successful one.
Strategies for Upskilling
Adding to your portfolio of skills or the proverbial “toolbox’ of what you can do, what you can offer a company, or expanding your knowledge base is integral to your continued and long-term professional success. This piece provides a wealth of resources, websites, and ideas for you to keep growing no matter what your industry is!
For more career resources, check our MS/PhD Resources.
Workshop and Professional Development Recordings
Career Workshop Recordings: Our Graduate Career Development Team offers virtual career development workshops tailored to Master’s and PhD students. Find our previous workshop webinars here.
The Graduate Career Development Team also offers “Professional Development Resources for Working Remotely” for students who are or will be working virtually in the future. This site offers workshop videos, LinkedIn course recordings, professional blogs and webinars, as well as helpful GT Career Center videos to aid you. Please click HERE for more info.