College to Career Test Page

COLLEGE TO CAREER

THE WAY TO YOUR FUTURE

College is an investment in your future. That’s why, at Georgia State, you’ll start preparing for postgraduate life the minute you set foot on campus. Through coursework crafted around career-readiness and the connections we’ll give you to professional and practical opportunities, you’ll develop the skills employers today value most.

As you ponder what’s next, you’ll find our career counseling services, development resources and impressive alumni networks invaluable. And when you graduate, you’ll have a foot in the door and the talent and confidence to convert your degree into your dream job.

COLLEGE TO CAREER

THE WAY TO YOUR FUTURE

College is investment in your future. That’s why, at Georgia State, you’ll start preparing for postgraduate life the minute you set foot on campus. Through coursework crafted around career-readiness and the connections we’ll give you to professional and practical opportunities, you’ll develop the skills employers today value most.

As you ponder what’s next, you’ll find our career counseling services, development resources and impressive alumni networks invaluable. And when you graduate, you’ll have a foot in the door and the talent and confidence to convert your degree into your dream job.

GRADUATING 10,000+ JOB-READY
CANDIDATES EACH YEAR

GRADUATING 10,000+
JOB-READY CANDIDATES
EACH YEAR

STARTING SALARY

$ 55,300*
  •  

MID-CAREER SALARY

$ 96,200*
  •  

RETURN ON INVESTMENT

$ 353,000*
  •  

* payscale.com 2023

“AN ECONOMIC ENGINE OF SOCIAL MOBILITY”
THE NEW YORK TIMES

“AN ECONOMIC ENGINE OF
SOCIAL MOBILITY”
THE NEW YORK TIMES
We’ve eliminated the achievement gap, proving students from every background can excel at the same high levels. Georgia State degrees change lives and lead to fulfilling futures.

FROM COLLEGE TO CAREER

Our College to Career initiative prioritizes equipping you with essential skills, savvy and connections that will give you a competitive edge in today’s ever-evolving job market. College to Career encompasses dozens of programs and tools that weave professional preparedness into every element of your college journey.

Click to explore our College to Career programs and tools.
A Personal Success Plan for Every Student
As soon as you enroll, we work to craft the most efficient academic path for you. Your personal success plan highlights your interests and strengths, avoiding avenues that don’t inspire you. That’s why, on average, our students graduate half a semester early and save $18 million collectively on unnecessary tuition. 
DATA-BASED TECHNOLOGY
We call on digital tools like our Graduation Progression Success system, which monitors your daily progress, Early-Alert system, which tells us when you’re struggling, and Pounce chatbot, which answers your questions at the drop of a text. They help us identify potential roadblocks and provide proactive solutions to keep you on track.
Academic Advisement
Through the University Advisement Center, you’ll be assigned your own academic adviser, who will work with you one-on-one to find your perfect major and help you register for the courses you need and want. You’ll bypass irrelevant classes, allowing you to focus and earn your degree in less time.
Financial Support
If you’re relying on the HOPE Scholarship to fund your education but your grades slip and you lose it, the Keep HOPE Alive Scholarship will help you get back on track to regain it. If you’re facing personal challenges and struggling to pay your tuition, our Panther Retention Grant program and Emergency Assistance Fund can provide the financial aid you need. Through the Scholarship Resource Center, we can also help you search and apply for scholarships. 
Innovative Programs 
Supplemental Instruction pairs students taking historically difficult courses with those who excelled in them. Success Workshops tackle frequently requested topics, like essay-writing, goal-setting and test-taking. Success Academy and Perimeter Academy invite students to arrive on campus early to get a head start on the college transition. And the Learning and Tutoring Center offers free coaching across all departments. 

UNLOCK UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES

In Atlanta’s business axis, our 100-acre-plus campus overlaps with Fortune 500 companies, chief health care and nonprofit organizations, and creative giants with whom we hold important relationships. That positions us to provide our students with unique professional opportunities.

Land Internships & Co-Ops

We’ll help connect you to the internship and co-ops that abound in Atlanta. Shadow nurses at Grady Memorial Hospital, dive into marine biology at the Georgia Aquarium, build databases for one of the city’s 14,000 technology companies, draft scripts at CNN and more. We can also help you find work-study programs and employment opportunities on campus to gain applied experience throughout your time here.

Build Your Own Business

We’re one of the few universities to offer a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship. With a minor option, you can build business savvy for a career across any major via the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute. Build your own business in our on-campus incubator LaunchGSU or apply to become a partner of StartupGSU, a student-managed venture capital fund. You can also compete for financial support for your startup from the Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund.

A LIFELONG CONNECTION WITH 285,000+
ACCOMPLISHED ALUMNI

When you join Georgia State, you join and hold a permanent place in the Panther family, which includes more than 281,000 alumni making a footprint around the world. Our alumni enjoy permanent access to beneficial resources, including postgraduation career support through University Career Services and the colleges, schools and institutes. With business moguls, entertainment professionals, doctors, politicians, artists and more among them, our graduates are proof THESTATEWAY changes lives. Take a look at some of their stories. What will yours be?

TOP 10 EMPLOYERS OF
GEORGIA STATE ALUMNI*
  1. The Home Depot
  2. Delta Airlines
  3. AT&T
  4. Emory Healthcare
  5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  6. Gwinnett County Public Schools
  7. State of Georgia
  8. Emory University
  9. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  10. Fulton County Schools
TOP 10 INDUSTRIES FOR
GEORGIA STATE ALUMNI*
  1. Information Technology
  2. Education
  3. Health Care
  4. Finance
  5. Retail
  6. Government
  7. Hospitality
  8. Real Estate
  9. Insurance
  10. Consumer Goods
Adam Schultz

ADAM SCHULTZ (B.A. '06, 40 UNDER 40)

ADAM SCHULTZ
(B.A. '06, 40 UNDER 40)

THE BIGGER PICTURE

In his role as chief official White House photographer for President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, Adam Schultz (B.A. ’06) manages a team of 13 people to cover events and travels everywhere with the president. He joined Biden’s team in April 2019 during the former vice president’s campaign for the Democratic Party’s nomination and continued to serve as the candidate’s lead photographer throughout the 2020 presidential campaign.