The Digital Learners to Leaders (DLL) Program is a “Digital Literacy” program open to all GSU students, including our Perimeter College students. DLL is about technological innovation and it is open to all majors. Cohorts average 30 different majors. The DLL program is aligned with GSU's College to Career Initiative, offering students an opportunity to engage in and demonstrate several career readiness competencies and skills including collaboration, leadership, and conflict management. Students from past Cohorts became entrepreneurs. Some changed their majors to explore new pathways such as AR/VR and Film and went on to create their own niches. Others received prestigious internships at places they never thought they would work. DLL helps students connect the skills they learn in the program with the skills needed to be successful in the workplace.
Standing at a major turning point, three college students learn how to step with confidence into uncertain futures from people who've been in their shoes.
Making it to and through college is no small accomplishment. But what happens after the grind? Yvette, Sade, and Zohraish are all seniors at Georgia State University looking to the future, and finding it full of uncertainty and change. They set out on the road to speak with alumni who have navigated unique hurdles, and can help them embrace the winding road ahead. After meeting diverse leaders in travel writing, psychology, international business, and more, the roadtrippers realize that even if it feels like they're on shaky ground, they’ve made it this far—and there’s no limit to where they can go from here.
Civic Engagement supports community engagement initiatives and leadership opportunities as well as provides students, staff and faculty the chance to become involved with Georgia State University’s service community. Civic Engagement collaborates with many Atlanta area nonprofits, as well as campus organizations and programs. Within the city’s diverse and ever-expanding nonprofit and community service sector, students are sure to find a service opportunity that works for them.
Black Student Achievement promotes quality services and programs related to the retention, progression and graduation of African Americans attending Georgia State University by providing resources and advocating for their academic success, degree attainment, co-curricular involvement, cultural heritage and international and educational diversity.
The Virtual Exchange Initiative at Georgia State, also referred to as globally networked learning or collaborative online learning, is a teaching and learning paradigm. It is aligned with the College to Career initiative as it promotes the development of intercultural competence across shared multicultural learning environments. Global/Intercultural Fluency is one the of the eight career-readiness competencies employers value most.
Angela Christie, Faculty Director of GSU's QEP College to Career, spent time talking with students about the University and College initiatives at the College of Arts & Sciences Constitution Day hosted by the Student Government Association on 4 April 2019..
Instructors representing more than 10 institutions attended a course-based undergraduate research experiences institute hosted at Georgia State University on May 22-24.
Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) provide a wide variety of career-readiness competencies to students in STEM at Georgia State University. In early October, the Program for Undergraduate Research in the Life Sciences (PURL) launched an awareness campaign on campus to get the word out about these high impact opportunities. Over 45 Biology students, TA’s, and faculty energetically gathered at the Pounce statue wearing shirts designed to highlight their research teams, get a group photo, and share donuts and coffee. Among the benefits that students in CUREs achieve are intensive training in critical thinking and strong collaboration with dedicated faculty and graduate mentors. Students interested in joining a CURE next semester can learn more and apply via the PURL website.
FROM HERE TO CAREER … Between the Downtown Campus and the Decatur Campus, over 800 students attended the College to Career Social to learn about the programs the university is launching as part of the Quality Enhancement Plan. Students visited faculty tables to learn about career preparedness in the majors and pathways, the Portfolium tables to sign up for GSU’s free e-portfolio, and the program booths for information about how each college is developing career-focused courses. Also, over 50 students participated in Information Interviews with GSU Alumni about career readiness—these videos, along with Alumni responses, will be posted to the College to Career website within the next few weeks. Watch this space for information about the winners of the Write for Beats career-readiness competition.