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The Center for Career and Leadership Development (CCLD) has many opportunities for potential employers to connect with students through our career development and student leadership programs.  

All employers who wish to recruit MGA students and alumni for employment opportunities must have an account on Handshake and list MGA as one of their preferred schools.  To begin that process, please visit https://mga.joinhandshake.com.   

Spring 2023 Career Fairs

Teacher Recruitment Fair
Oak Hall, Warner Robins Campus

Registration for employers at this time is closed.  To be placed on a waiting list, please contact us.

January 19, 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Student Registration on Handshake

Employer Registration on Handshake

All Industry Career Fair (Macon)
Hatcher Conference Center -  PSC 211 
March 15
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Student Registration on Handshake

Employer Registration on Handshake 

Aviation Career Fair (Eastman)
City of Eastman Room
April 6
11 a.m. - 3 P.m.

Student Registration on Handshake 

Employer Registration on


To register for our MGA career fairs, be sure to create an account on Handshake and/or add MGA as one of your preferred schools.  If you are unable to attend a career fair, we strongly encourage your company to advertise your job and internship opportunities on Handshake.  Handshake is free and connects you with the college students and graduates you need.  Over 5,000 MGA students and alumni have active Handshake accounts, and this number grows weekly.



The CCLD uses Handshake to post all career opportunities to our students and alumni.  Handshake is a one-stop-shop for employers, allowing you to market your opportunities to MGA students and alumni as well as other colleges within the Handshake network. Visit Handshake to create your account and post your job.

Each semester, we look for employer to feature in our Virtual Internship Series. These virtual sessions allow you to reach students on all five campuses as well as those mainly taking online classes.  To learn more, contact Dr. Heather McIntosh.

You can also engage with students who participate in our Student Leadership Programs. These opportunities help you connect with students early in their college careers.  In our freshman leadership program, Knights LEAD, speakers discuss their career and leadership path while also emphasizing the importance of the NACE Career Competencies.  We also offer an upper-level program, Emerging Leaders, where speakers discuss their path in context of the Social Change Model of Leadership.  Employers can also volunteer their time as guest speakers at our Student Leadership Conference or by hosting company visits with these students.  For more information, contact Mr. Rafael Villamil.

We also look for employers to assist with mock interviews, resume reviews, workshops, and other educational programs focused on preparing students for their job search and the workforce.  For more information, email us at 

In addition to attending a career fair, we offer other opportunities for you to recruit MGA students and alumni.  We recommend the following options for specific types of recruitment.  Contact us at  to discuss options and what will work best for the majors and skill areas you are seeking.  We offer individualized options based on where our students take classes and when they are completing clinical or internship experiences.

Part-time Jobs

  • Information tables in a high-traffic location in addition to a job posting on Handshake. We will work with you to determine which campus best meets your needs.
  • The Part-time Job Fair in August in Macon and Cochran.  Check Handshake in July for details.

Full-time Career and Internship Opportunities

  • Campus Interviews following your participation in a career fair.  The career fair is a good opportunity for promoting the interview opportunity.  We have campus interview space regularly available in Macon but can also arrange space in Eastman for aviation employers. We can also work with you to schedule a virtual interview day specific to MGA students and alumni.
  • Virtual information sessions to expand your reach if your opportunity could appeal to individuals from multiple campuses or those who are attending MGA online.
  • In-person information sessions on the Macon, Cochran, or Eastman campuses depending on your targeted student population. 
  • Information tables (varies by major).  We have some majors who complete their upper-level coursework online.  In addition, some senior-level students will be in full-time internships or clinical experiences and rarely on campus.  We will work with you to determine if an in-person solution will work. 

Many of our students are now taking hybrid courses that may influence how often they are physically in a classroom setting.  We are happy to get your information and share it with a faculty member for class presentations that are focused on a particular career development or industry topic.

We offer employers a variety of opportunities to sponsor career development and student leadership programs. To learn more, contact our director, Dr. Mary Roberts. For Spring 2023 All Industry Job & Internship Fair and the Aviation Career Fair, we are offering sponsorship options for participating employers.

If an employer is interested in having MGA students as interns, we can help you develop a job description and identify potential majors that would fit with the job duties and learning objectives. Contact Dr. Heather McIntosh to get started. As we work with you, we can help you determine which academic areas align with your internship in case students wish to get academic credit for the experience.  Be sure to also create an employer account on Handshake.

We follow internship guidelines set by the National Association of Colleges and Employers [NACE] (2018). NACE states that an internship is "a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent” (para., 6).

For an internship to meet the standards outlined above, NACE (2018) also advises that an internship meet the following criteria in order to be a legitimate experience.

  1. The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
  2. The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
  3. The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
  4. There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
  5. There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
  6. There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
  7. There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals. (para., 14).


The Center for Career & Leadership Development (CCLD) is dedicated to connecting students and alumni with quality professional opportunities that complement and support their academic pathways and career goals.  The CCLD reserves the right to refuse services to employers who do not align with our recruitment guidelines. These services include but are not limited to Handshake job postings, campus in-person and virtual recruitment opportunities, and special career and leadership events for students. You can view all of our employer recruitment guidelines and expectations of employers in this document.  If you have any questions about our guidelines, please contact Dr. Mary Roberts, Executive Director for Career & Leadership Development at .