We’re so glad that you’re exploring the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. If you decide to attend school here, our office will be here from day one and beyond graduation to support you all as alumni.
We offer the following services to students and alumni:
- Career coaching
- Resume & cover letter critiques
- Career fairs & events
- Job/internship assistance
- LinkedIn profile feedback
- Mock Interviews
- AYS Student club information
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I have access to Handshake (our on-line job posting system)?
If I'm not currently in Atlanta, can I use AYS Career Services from afar?
What opportunities are available for Graduate Assistantships or Graduate Research Assistantships?
Do most students pursue part-time or full-time employment while pursuing a degree?
If attending school full-time, is it possible to complete an internship?
Do you keep lists of fellowships?
What does AYS Careers do to assist students with finding jobs or internships?
When I graduate will i still have access to AYS Careers' system?
Do I need to come to the Career Center to schedule and appointment?
Am I required to visit Career Services during my time in AYSPS?
What are the greatest career advantages to attending AYSPS?
Graduate Assistantships at GSU
Below is a partial listing of current Graduate Assistantship opportunities open to incoming students.
Once you are enrolled and classes have started, please also visit Handshake for a current listing.
Other ways to search for positions throughout GSU:
- Call or stop by offices to find out about positions and drop off your resume.
- Panther Career Net (University Career Services on-line posting system; also accessible after classes begin. Can also stop by their office to inquire about postings – Student Center West.)
- A couple of times per year, University Career Services also offers an On-Campus Job Fair. Visit their website for dates and times.
Andrew Young School - Career Services & Alumni Relations
Open to ALL GSU GRADUATE students graduating August 2019 or later.
This position reports to the Director and Assistant Director.
-Provide administrative support to multiple functions but primarily Employer Relations and Alumni Relations.
-Support Director and Assistant Director with logistics for events.
-Provide resume critiques to AYS undergrad students.
-See more specific responsibilities listed below related to EMPLOYER or ALUMNI relations functions.
EMPLOYER Relations Functions:
-Assist employers, students and alumni with utilizing database Handshake (training provided).
-Check main office email account. Respond to questions and/or forward to appropriate staff person.
-Assist in securing employers to attend events.
-Maintain accurate event data (attendance, etc.) and provide reports to Assistant Director as needed.
-Interact with Employers: Accompany Director and/or Assistant Director on employer visits.
-Maintain content for employer section of web site.
ALUMNI Relations functions:
-Maintain accurate alumni contact information and career-related data.
-Attend all alumni-focused events and build/foster connections on behalf of the office and school.
-Support Director in identifying alums to serve as panelists or speakers for programs throughout AYS.
-Develop content for the Alumni Journal – monthly e-newsletter distributed to all alumni.
-Locate alums for interviews highlighted in the Alumni Journal. Write summaries of interviews.
-Maintain content for alumni section of web site.
-Strong administrative and organizational skills; ability to manage time and projects efficiently and pay close attention to details
-Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
-Ability to work effectively as part of a team and pitch in where/when needed.
-Event planning/coordination experience
–Must have strong writing skills.
– Strong communication skills – Ability to work with a range of people/personalities; comfort interacting with individuals in high level professional roles (from government, nonprofit and private sectors).
-Microsoft Office (Access and Excel – a plus!). Comfortable learning new software in the workplace.
-High level of professionalism (“business-casual” attire); remain flexible & respond to immediate needs.
Additional, preferred skills:
-Interest in networking and relationship-building activities
-Some experience with Microsoft Publisher, Mail Chimp, Google docs, EventBrite.
TO APPLY: Send a cover letter & resume to Colleen Perry, Director of Career Services, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE: April 15th but position will be open until filled.
PLEASE NOTE: GAA Position = Tuition waiver + $monthly stipend (based on experience)