Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional Advising

Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional (PGPP) Advising works with students who choose to attend professional or graduate school or pursue prestigious fellowships. We support students and alumni considering careers in academia, health, law, teaching, and other fields. Our programs and advisors encourage students to reflect on their knowledge, skills, experience, and strengths to determine the best path forward to their immediate and long-term goals.

Pre-Health provides resources and events to help students and alumni explore health careers and navigate the application process   for professional school. A pre-health advisor provides informed support, and students can learn more through regular workshops, panels, and information sessions, as well as a weekly digest and on-line resources.

Pre-Law supports undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, and alumni who are considering a legal career. A pre-law advisor can answer questions about careers in law or the law school application process. Undergraduates may also pursue a pre-law minor or certificate, which focuses on the analysis and critical writing skills vital to success in a law program.  Students may also take advantage of Georgia Tech's partnership with Emory to earn a JM (Juris Masters) degree, by taking courses at Emory Law School in their final year and then taking an additional year of law classes at a discounted rate.

Pre-Teaching supports undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, and alumni considering a career in K-12 education by providing advisement and opportunities for career exploration through internships, community partnerships, volunteering, and other activities. Pre-Teaching helps students to carve out a career path while at Georgia Tech and guides them through the steps to enter into the classroom after they have earned their degrees or embarked on another career

Prestigious Fellowships helps students and recent alumni identify and apply for nationally competitive scholarships, such as the Goldwater, the Rhodes, and the Fulbright. These merit-based awards provide funding assistance for current undergraduate and graduate students to support study and research in the U.S. and abroad. The application process is also an opportunity to reflect on career goals and personal development.

Pre-Graduate helps students to discover avenues for advanced study in all academic disciplines. Students who believe an advanced degree or a career in research may be in their future may consult with an advisor to learn more about graduate study and how to pursue a master’s or Ph.D.  Shannon Dobranski handles Pre-Graduate advising and please feel free to submit any questions that you might have about the program HERE.