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Georgia ranks no. 1 in business for fifth straight year

Site Selection, a leading economic development trade magazine, named Georgia the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business for the fifth consecutive year. “By emphasizing strong partnerships on both the state and local levels, we have cultivated an economic environment that produces greater opportunities for hardworking people, generates investment in local […]

Learning on set: senior shines light on career path

Learning on set: senior turns hobby into career path Hannah Gibbs ’18, is Master Electrician for the Oglethorpe University Theatre production of Mr Burns: A Post-Electric Play. In her time at Oglethorpe, she’s been able to work with professional lighting designers and companies to help develop her craft, from interest to potential career. Hannah Gibbs […]

Oglethorpe among elite entrepreneurial company

Oglethorpe University is highlighted in the recently-released 5-Year Report from Dorm Room Fund, a student-run venture fund backed by First Round. Jonathan Allen ’19, a Business Administration major, founded research platform Gauge in 2016. DRF funded Gauge in August 2017, citing how impressed they were with Jonathan, a solo founder with “unmatched grit” who has “achieved more than many […]

Modern Media Conference gives exposure to career options

Recently, I was able to attend the sixth annual Modern Media Conference at Georgia State University as a part of my internship with Pegasus Creative, Oglethorpe’s student communication agency in University Communications. This year’s conference featured keynote speaker D.W. Pine, creative director for TIME Magazine, and panels like “Let ‘em Know It’s YOU: Develop Your Own Media Personality,” “Writing […]

Photos: Fall 2017 Career and Internship Fair

Oglethorpe students gathered in the Turner Lynch Campus Center to hand out resumes, gather more information about possible opportunities, and meet potential bosses for jobs or internships. Campus career fairs are held twice a year and help provide students with connections they’ll use for their post-grad lives. Companies in attendance included Porsche, Chick-fil-A, UPS, Turner, […]

Georgia tops for business four years running

From a Joint Statement from the Metro Atlanta Chamber and Georgia Chamber: “Georgia celebrates a record-breaking $6.33 billion in economic development investment and an announcement by Area Development magazine that Georgia was named the #1 place for business for the fourth consecutive year. This recognition is a result of our state’s diligent work to invest […]

Mindful leadership program arrives in Atlanta, Oglethorpe for first time

A globally-recognized leadership program aimed with the intent to create a better world is coming to Atlanta for the first time, and calling Oglethorpe home. The Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI), will be on campus October 16-17, 2017 for the highly-interactive training program. Born at Google and based on cutting-edge neuroscience research, SIYLI focuses on […]

Pegasus Creative student communications agency celebrates 5 years

In 2012, Oglethorpe University opened its doors to the student communications agency, Pegasus Creative. Under the guidance of the professional staff at University Communications, Pegasus provides student interns with the opportunity to perfect their communication and journalism skills. This year marks its five-year anniversary. Since their time at Pegasus, many of these interns have used their […]

Psych major skills lead to career in a classroom

Sometimes an internship can lead you down a whole new path “I never saw myself becoming a teacher,” Josh Maley ’17 confessed. Oglethorpe has a way of opening new doors, just like it did for Maley. The university’s unique position within Atlanta allow it to surface opportunities that would never be on your radar otherwise. Maley […]

Independent colleges help to fill workforce needs – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta Business Chronicle by Susanna L. Baxter Common among most sectors of higher education, and especially among private, not-for-profit colleges, is a dedication to provide high-quality educational opportunities which complement and support the state’s educational and economic development initiatives. Georgia’s private colleges are committed to providing personalized experiences that expose students to a broad spectrum […]