The Center for Career Discovery and Development (“C2D2”) is Georgia Tech’s central office for assisting undergraduate and graduate students with all aspects of career exploration, career planning, and job search. In addition, C2D2’s advising and counseling staff collaborates across campus with faculty, academic advisors, and career advisors in the Institute’s six college to ensure that students of all majors and levels have their career development needs met. The mission of C2D2 is to support students as they launch, navigate, and sustain satisfying and successful careers that make a contribution to society. Career directions supported from C2D2 include employment in major corporations or non-profits, developing or joining start-up businesses, pursuing service-oriented work and teaching, or applying to professional or graduate school.
C2D2’s employer relations specialists collaborate across campus as well, ensuring a “one-stop shop” experience for the many employers interested in recruiting Georgia Tech students. The employer relations team maintains connections with more than 1,600 employers worldwide, ranging from small privately-owned enterprises and start-ups, to major multinational corporations and governmental agencies, as well as non-profit organizations and school systems. Students can register on the CareerBuzz system through the C2D2 website to view and apply for internships, co-ops, and full-time employment opportunities with these employers. Employers conducted 9,450 interviews on campus with Center for Career Discovery and Development in the 2014-2015 academic year. These employers represent a substantial number of the Fortune 500 corporations, as well as many state and regional organizations.
Table 5.20 Professional Practice Programs, FY 2014-2015
|Professional Internship Program||819|
|Graduate Cooperative Program||1,084|
|Co-op Degrees Earned||477|