Tech Student-Athletes Take Part in Career Fair

Dec. 2, 2014

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THE FLATS – Georgia Tech student-athletes had the opportunity to think about life after sports Tuesday during the Georgia Tech Athletic Association’s Career Fair held inside the Edge Building. More than 130 student-athletes attended the nearly three-hour event.

Individuals representing 12 top-notch companies from various industries took part in Tuesday’s networking event, meeting with current student-athletes. The event is designed to prepare student-athletes for the job interview process before graduation rather than after the conclusion of their academic careers.

“The career fair is part of the Total Person Program umbrella. Outside of academics and athletics, what can we do to help the total person?” Assistant AD Doug Allvine said. “We had 12 companies here meeting with student-athletes about summer internship and full-time positions. The objective is to give them exposure now rather than at the conclusion of their academic career.

“This is designed to help them be better prepared to land their first job. The feedback from the companies has been really neat. They all were very complimentary about the quality of our student-athletes.

The 12 companies in attendance at Tuesday’s career fair were:

  • McKenney’s
  • AT&T
  • Ernst & Young
  • Country Financial
  • Atlanta Hawks
  • Bomgar
  • TeleNet
  • World 50
  • United Distributors Inc.
  • iVision Norfolk
  • Southern
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute

To learn more about The Total Person Program, visit http://www.ramblinwreck.com/school-bio/geot-rice-total.html.

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