Center for Career and Leadership Development

The Center for Career & Leadership Development provides innovative, student-centered services, programs, and connection opportunities that prepare and empower students to identify, build, and articulate career and leadership competencies needed to enhance their local and global communities as professionals, leaders, and lifelong learners The Center for Career and Leadership Development collaborates with faculty, staff, community partners, and employers to connect students to career and leadership development resources that will enhance their professional aspirations. Services include career advising services focused on resume/cover letter writing and interview skills, mock interviews, job/internship/graduate school search assistance, employer networking opportunities such as career fair, and leadership development training. Students have access to free career assessments and occupational information through Stepping Blocks and Focus 2. To support the professional development of students, the CCLD hosts an annual Student Leadership Conference, provides free professional LinkedIn headshots, and access to gently used professional attire through The Professional Interview Closet on the Macon and Cochran campuses.   The CCLD offers two leadership training programs, Knights LEAD for first-year students and Emerging Leaders for upper-level students.  Returning upper-level MGA students may also apply to be a Peer Educator through the iLEAD program.   Additionally, the Center connects employers seeking full-time, part-time, or internship candidates to students and alumni of MGA who are ready to enter the workforce. The University’s online job board, Handshake, and many more career-focused resources are accessible 24/7 on the Center's homepage at Walk-ins are welcomed on the Macon campus (Student Life Center, Suite 261), Cochran campus (Sanford Hall, Suite 112), and the Eastman Campus during standard operating hours. Students and alumni alike are encouraged to utilize the Center by scheduling an appointment. The staff may be reached via telephone at 478-471-2714 (Macon campus) or 478-934-3110 (Cochran campus).