Making a Career Connection

A line of 6 AE students waiting for their chance to be interviewed by a prospective employer. All have nervous smiles. Totally charmingAbove, students lined up for informational interviews at the 2015 AE Career Fair, an exclusive event for School of Aerospace Engineering students.

Prepare Yourself for New Challenges

Your educational experience at AE is meant to prepare you for the next chapter of your own adventure -- whether that's a challenging career in industry, a research position in government, a post-doc position or a faculty appointment. While you are enrolled, we encourage you to keep tabs on the career fairs, resume preparation, fellowships, internships, and other opportunities that the School and Institute host. Stay up-to-date by scanning the AErial View e-newsletter, downloading events from the AE calendar, and visiting this page, where we will connect you with upcoming events.

Georgia Tech All Majors  Career Fair

(Fall 2018, date TBA)

Bring your A-game...and your resume. This campus-wide career fair will feature reps from more than 400 employers. Internships, co-ops, and full-time jobs are promoted at this event. Find out more

Aerospace Engineering Career Fair

(Fall 2018, date TBA)

Employers who are looking for the smartest, most hard-working, and best-educated engineers compete for a space at this event, where AE students look for the right fit. If you are ready for that forever-job or you are just looking for a good summer co-op, the AE Career Fair is for you.

Among the recruiters scheduled for the 2017 fair: ICF Global Consulting, Honeywell, Solar Turbines, United Technologies Corp (UTC), Pratt & Whitney, Joint Warfare Analysis Center, General Electric (GE), Delta Airlines, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), and the US Marine Corps

Sponsored by the Georgia Tech Chapter of Sigma Gamma Tau.

The only requirement is that you be ready to impress your future employer. Dress like you care and bring that resume. There are no second chances to make a good first impression.

Fellowships

For many students, funded fellowships provide a great opportunity to expand their knowledge and resume within a specific area of engineering. A visit to the Georgia Tech Fellowship Office is the first step toward finding a fellowship that will add dimension to your degree and to your career aspirations.

AE because...

A master's degree was always in the big picture for Christine Gebara. But, in 2017, when she graduated from Tech with her BSAE, a dream job at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab was also in that picture.

"There is no place that does the sort of work we do at JPL," says Gebara, who jumped at the chance to work as a mechanical engineer at JPL. "The motivation to pursue a Distance Learning MS degree really kicked in when I saw that all of the really smart people at JPL -- colleagues who could think through complex problems in a comprehensive fashion - had master's and Ph.Ds. I wanted to do what they do, so I made the commitment."

Gebara describes her DLP graduate school experience as very similar to its bricks-and-mortar counterpart: every day, after work, she goes home to do her graduate work.

"Except one thing," she says, with a laugh. "Some of my graduate work actually overlaps with my job. And, in addition to working with my AE faculty advisor on my degree, I'm collaborating with him on some research that he and JPL are both interested in."

Christine Gebara
BSAE '17, PROJECTED: MSAE '20