Career Advancement Center
Employers understand the value of a Robinson degree. Because our students tackle hands-on projects, often in collaboration with our corporate partners, they are prepared to bring immediate value to companies.
Here’s what employers who regularly hire our graduates have to say about Robinson talent.
“Robinson M.S. in Marketing graduates play senior roles in account management and business/brand strategy at Brunner. They are good thinkers; good doers; good leaders. They have a mix of the art and science mindset required to be a successful marketer in today’s world. They are critical thinkers and bring heart as well as a ‘glass-half-full’ approach to all situations. They are inventive risk takers. Robinson graduates are significant contributors to our business.”
-Jeff Maggs, managing director, Brunner
“Robinson graduates are eager to learn, hardworking and passionate. The M.S. in Finance curriculum enables them to jump quickly into the corporate finance discipline, and in areas like machine learning and Python, they have been quick to learn and adapt.
During the final year of the program, many Robinson students work part-time, resulting in opportunities to fine-tune their skills and receive full-time job offers in advanced analytics roles covering A.I., machine learning and corporate finance. Other universities we have interfaced with don’t provide the same flexibility for their students.”
-Tim Berryman, VP, decision analytics, Georgia-Pacific
“I recruit from several master’s programs in the country, but Robinson graduates possess a much deeper understanding of the security and IT audit space. In addition to a greater knowledge of security frameworks, Robinson hires bring a strong sense of business and client-facing communication skills to the table. I count on Robinson’s M.S. in Information Systems Audit & Control program as a source of candidates for both our companies.”
-Donna Bowling, recruiting manager, Meditology Services
“The best way for us to hire smart, talented people with a high real estate IQ is through Robinson’s M.S. in Commercial Real Estate program. The learning curve for Robinson graduates is significantly less steep; they ‘ramp up’ a lot faster than people without the degree. Over the last 15 years, real estate as an investment class has been increasingly recognized as an avenue to increase a firm’s alpha creation. At Voya, we need formally educated real estate professionals—they are critical in delivering results to our clients.”
-Gregory Michaud, managing director, head of real estate finance, Voya Investment Management
“Because Robinson Master of Taxation students take six required and four elective tax courses, they dive deeper into subjects such as taxation of individuals, corporations and partnerships, state and local taxation, international aspects of taxation, and estate taxation and planning. This in-depth exposure directly aligns with the projects they will work on at WBL, often positioning them to move up more quickly into roles of increasing responsibility.”
-Jamie Burak, human resources manager, Williams Benator & Libby
“WellStar offers a fellowship program, and our current Corporate Administrative and WellStar Medical Group Administrative fellows are recent Robinson graduates. Robinson students undergo a stringent and relevant curriculum instructed by knowledgeable industry leaders, which is evident in the value they have brought to our organization. They have a uniquely good understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the healthcare landscape.”
-Andrew Cox, chief of staff, vice president of leadership development
“Robinson’s Master of Taxation students spend several semesters learning technical skills they would not receive in other programs — including doing tax research or practice and procedures with the IRS. Professionals conduct tax research in the real world, and Robinson graduates already know how to form an opinion to support a position and how to write a memorandum.
Plus, we always encourage candidates needing the 150 hours for the CPA exam to consider Robinson’s Master of Taxation as the best and most relevant way to help fill those requirements.”
-Marc Azar, tax partner, Smith & Howard
“Robinson’s M.S. in Finance graduates often take on internship positions at my firm. In addition to exceptional Excel skills, I’ve noticed their ability to thrive in the area of financial modeling. Because of their exposure to real-world problems throughout the program, Robinson graduates are able to hit the ground running with financial modeling and valuation assignments.”
-David Hern, founder, Sofer Advisors
“Students from Robinson’s M.S. in Marketing program take on analyst and associate roles at TopRight, where they work directly with clients on marketing and sales challenges. Robinson graduates appreciate the art of marketing but also understand that analytics and scientific rigor are behind every great campaign. Their combination of business acumen and creative thinking is truly unique.”
-Dave Sutton, CEO and president, TopRight
“Robinson’s curriculum is incredibly relevant to the work we do on a daily basis. For example, a woman interned with us while enrolled in the Master of Taxation program. One of the projects she completed for class touched on the core concepts she encountered during our year-end tax provision, making it that much easier for her to jump in and make an impact.”
-Aaron Konnick, director of tax accounting and reporting, UPS
“Right out of the master’s program, Robinson graduates join us as analysts in training and can move up to senior-level, supervisory or consulting roles, depending on the path they pursue. What sets them apart is a great work ethic, humility, curiosity and team spirit. The foundation they established with a Robinson hospitality degree has really launched their careers.”
-Paul Breslin, managing director, Horwath HTL
“I have noticed that Robinson’s Master of Taxation graduates possess a strong work ethic, communicate well, have a positive attitude and are easy to get along with. I always look for those traits when I am hiring people.”
-Brian Keida, tax senior manager, Crowe
“Robinson’s MBA/MHA graduates typically fill consultant or senior consultant roles at our firm. They come in with a broad skill set to tackle the intense, ever-changing challenges they will face.”
-Steven Blubaugh, healthcare strategy manager, Dixon Hughes Goodman
“At Ernst & Young [EY], we rely heavily on Robinson’s Master of Professional Accountancy [MPA] program as a source for our Atlanta and Alpharetta offices. Robinson’s MPA graduates often fill internship and entry-level positions that focus on assurance, tax and advisory services; they also take on business development roles.
I can spot a Robinson graduate amongst other candidates when I look around the room. They are the ones optimizing their time and building their network.
We know that when we hire a Robinson grad, he/she will be hardworking. Robinson students love the city of Atlanta and want to build a life and career at EY.”
-Kelsey Rock, campus recruiter, Ernst & Young