Your career coach has access to CareerLeader, an assessment tool to help you better understand where your skills lie and what career field suits you best.
CareerLeader is a self-assessment tool used by more than 400 leading business schools and corporations worldwide. It measures your interests and abilities as well as what motivates you most in the workplace.
Students get exposure to specific industries in the professional world through a variety of year-round events and activities such as the Career EXPO; information sessions; informational interviews; and panel discussions with alumni, executives and other professionals.
The Career Advancement Center connects students with real-world experiential opportunities, part-time jobs, internships, student assistantships, volunteer opportunities, and professional organizations. Students also can apply to Robinson’s Signature Programs, such as Panthers in the District, Panthers in the Valley, and Panthers on Wall Street.
Through Career Advancement Center services, events and activities, we take very seriously our commitment to help you develop your career.
Handshake is your gateway to all Career Advancement Center services.
Through Handshake you can:
- Add and update your professional profile
- Upload your resume
- Search and apply for jobs, internships, and campus interviews
- RSVP to workshops and employer information sessions
Robinson's Career Advancement Center has installed a Professional Headshot Booth to help you build your personal brand and support your transition from college to career.
Robinson's Digital Career Toolbox provides an overview of the resources available through the Career Advancement Center. From career assessments to resume templates, and from cover letter examples to sample interview questions, this guide will help you manage your career during your Robinson experience and beyond.
Group Virtual Drop-in Sessions
Need assistance with your job search, internships, networking, resume improvements, interviews, elevator pitches, or any other career topic?
The graduate CAC team is available during “Ask-a-Coach,” Monday–Thursday from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. on Zoom.
No appointment is needed, and you can log in at any time in that hour. Sign on to Ask-a-Coach under events in Handshake to get the Zoom link.
This is a great way to get quick, just-in-time help and benefit from hearing the questions and tips of fellow job seekers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Connect with a career coach during virtual office hours:
Undergraduate: The most up-to-date undergraduate office hours can be found here.
Graduate: Graduate students can meet virtually with a career coach Monday-Thursday between noon and 1:00 p.m. No appointment required. Sign on to Ask-a-Coach under events in Handshake to get the Zoom link.
Sign in to Handshake with your campus ID and password.
- Log in to Handshake.
- Next to your profile picture, select “Career Center.”
- Under Appointments, select, “Schedule A New Appointment," then choose “J. Mack Robinson College of Business Career Advancement Center” and choose “Appointment Type.”
Appointments with Recruiters
Failure to appear for a scheduled interview or an information session you have RSVPed to attend is a discourtesy that recruiters and the Robinson Career Advancement Center take very seriously. A significant number of no-shows may result in recruiters not returning to campus and permanently affect future Robinson College of Business students seeking employment.
If you are unable to attend an interview or information session, you must cancel the interview through Handshake by 12 noon, two business days prior to the scheduled event.
Appointments with CAC Staff
You are expected to show up for scheduled phone or in-person appointments on time. If you need to reschedule, please do so at least 24 hours prior to the appointment by contacting our staff via email (using your GSU student email address).
- Phone number
- Undergraduate office location
- 55 Park Pl. NE, 12th floor, ste. 1251
Atlanta, GA 30303
- Graduate office location
- Buckhead Center: Tower Place 200, second floor
3348 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
- Undergraduate business students with more than 42 credit hours who are currently enrolled in a degree program
- Graduate students enrolled in a degree program
- Students enrolled in graduate courses in a certificate program
- Robinson alumni up to one year after graduation
The following groups are not eligible to receive our services:
- Post-baccalaureate students who are taking classes at Robinson but are not enrolled in a full degree program
- Students who have applied or been accepted into a Robinson program but have not started taking classes
- Students in Georgia State colleges outside of the Robinson College of Business
MyCareer is an internal website for current Robinson graduate students. It guides students through the many resources available to advance a career, including VMock, Handshake, Market-Ready To-Do List, and more.
VMock Smart Resume Platform is an essential tool in preparing your resume for prime time. The AI system will review your resume and provide feedback based on the Robinson template and thousands of reference resumes. Before uploading your resume to Handshake, make sure it gets a passing grade in VMock's Smart Resume Platform.
VMockAspire provides valuable feedback on your LinkedIn profile. Before you connect with your next contact, log into VMock and use the Aspire link for critical feedback.
Whether you are researching a career, industry, or specific company, Firsthand Intelligence provides inside information.
Contact Clare Higgins Morton, assistant director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will continue to send students our weekly email, which highlights our services, recruiting events, and recent job and internship postings.
One hallmark of the Robinson student experience is the opportunity to participate in immersive programs that equip you with real-world experience before you even graduate.