Job and Internship Search

Did you know that it takes 6 - 9 months to find a job or internship in your field? In fact, we believe your professional career search begins as soon as you begin college at MGA. Luckily, all MGA students have career advisors in the CCLD to help them with the process.  We have developed this page to help you access some of the key resources that we recommend for a successful job search. It will take multiple strategies to find the right opportunity. 

In addition to the resources below, be sure to check out these resources:

  • Job and Internship Search checklist for the multiple ways to find a job or internship.  
  • The MGA Career Fair Calendar.  The CCLD hosts 3 or more career fairs each fall and spring semester.  You get to meet employers in the comfort of your own university, which means short lines and employers who want to hire you!
  • Employer Events Listed in Handshake.  Fortune 500 and other well-known companies offer virtual sessions and career fairs in Handshake.  MGA students have completed virtual internships and workshops with Google, AT&T, and more.  

Getting Started with Your Job Search 
Handshake and LinkedIn are key for accessing job and internship postings and conducting employer research.  You can also use Stepping Blocks to better understand careers and to link with employers who are hiring college graduates.  

However, don't forget to develop a resume that is targeted toward the position you want.  You'll want to create a resume that a human or a computerized applicant tracking system can read.  Both will be looking for keywords to see how well you match the job.  JobScan provides helpful tips on applicant tracking systems and even offers limited free access to their resume screener. 

Developing targeted resumes and cover letters and perfecting your interview skills are big parts of your job search.  Schedule an appointment with a career advisor to make sure you are on the right track.


Activate Your Account and Create Your Profile

  • The #1 job search tool for college students
  • Job & Internship Database of MGA Employers
  • On-Campus Career Fairs & Events
  • Virtual Events with National Companies
  • Employer Database
  • Download MGA's Handshake User Guide


Create Your Account and Profile

  • The world's largest online professional network
  • Connect with alumni and recruiters
  • Search job and internship postings
  • Join professional groups
  • Follow and research companies 
  • Download our LinkedIn Profile Guide


Assess Your Personality to Better Understand Careers

Stepping Blocks Job BoardMGA Career Outcomes
  • Find careers that match your personality
  • Identify employers who hire for your field
  • Use the Job Board as a resource for identifying employers to research
  • Watch career videos to better understand the work involved in your field
  • Get average salary data for career fields 


Download our informational interview handout Over 80% of all jobs are found through networking. As you make connections through LinkedIn, career fairs, and your personal network, you can set up informational interviews as a way to tap the hidden job market.  After talking with a potential employer about their company, you might find that when they have an opening, you're the first person they think of when it's posted! 


The links below are examples of industry job boards that contact many of the positions for that particular industry.  Be sure to check the Professional Association Finder for ideas as well.

Non-Profit Jobs

Higher Ed Jobs

Job Boards for Majors - What Can I Do with this Major?

JS Firm - Aviation Jobs 


We have provided a few links to job boards related to specific career networks within the region and beyond. Your preferred region may not have a job board, so access your Chamber's members directory to create a list of companies.

Greater Career Works (Macon, GA)

Georgia DOL/Employ Georgia

National Labor Exchange

Move Up Upstate SC Job Board

US Chamber of Commerce Directory


Professional Associations are a great way to make connections with people in your field and tap into other job boards.  Use the Career OneStop Professional Association Finder to locate one in your field.  We have included a few other examples.

Professional Association Finder

PR Society of America Job Center

Society of HR Management - Job Board

Professional Associations for Majors - What Can I Do with this Major?