January 05, 2016
by Jere W. Morehead, President
When the University of Georgia celebrated fall Commencement in December, we were reminded of the deep connection between this institution’s outstanding alumni and the state we proudly call home. The majority of UGA’s nearly 300,000 alumni live in Georgia, supporting every major sector, from agriculture and education to business and government.
Graduates leave the University of Georgia ready to contribute to communities across the state and to work for organizations large and small. Most UGA alumni find employment prior to or shortly following their graduation. Of the students who graduated in the Class of 2015, 94% were employed, interning, or enrolled in graduate school within six months, and most remained in Georgia. It is clear that UGA graduates are putting their education to good use, and the resources invested in their education continue to benefit our state.
UGA students are assisted in charting their career paths and securing employment by the University’s Career Center, which offers workshops, career fairs, individual consulting, and other services. The Career Center helps undergraduate and graduate students in every college and school at UGA and works with the Alumni Association to support alumni at every stage of their careers.
From providing a world-class education to delivering outstanding career services, the University of Georgia remains committed to preparing our students and alumni to contribute to the bright future of this state.