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Career Growth and Development

Commit to your potential!

The University of Georgia is committed to providing ongoing skills training and career advancement opportunities for employees to enhance their workplace satisfaction and foster an environment of exceptionalism.

Grow your career at UGA through T&D courses and events across UGA.

Career Consulting Services

Are you up for a promotion? Would you like to make a change or propel your career to the next level? Do you frequently counsel others that are looking to advance in their careers? Prepare for your next opportunity.

We are available to help you with a variety of topics including:

  • Aligning your work and values
  • Revitalizing your resume and cover letter
  • Preparing for an interview
  • Networking at UGA

Our consultants will help you learn skills and identify tools necessary to pursue positions and opportunities at the University. Once you have drafted a resume/CV and cover letter, a consultant can work with you to tailor your documents and improve your job search correspondence, apply for positions, and prepare for interviews.


There are two scheduling options for a career consultation: 

1. Zoom Office Hours: For quick questions, we are now offering monthly Zoom drop-in “office hours” on the third Wednesday of the month from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All you have to do is click the link to connect – no appointment required, no agenda, no expectations. Staff members will be let in from the Zoom lobby one at a time to ask questions.

Click here to drop in on Emily Saunders’ career consulting office hours: Zoom call-in options are available; please email for the complete Zoom invitation.)

Office hours are held 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:
January 20, 2021
February 17, 2021
March 17, 2021
April 21, 2021

2. Request an appointment: Click here to request a one-on-one meeting with a T&D career consultant via Zoom or phone. Employees may request up to 2 career consultation appointments per year. 


If you need information on how to craft your resume or cover letter, please take our self-paced online course "Crafting Resumes and Cover Letters" offered via the UGA Professional Education Portal (PEP).

Employees that are current UGA students or alumni are also eligible to meet with UGA Career Center consultants and participate in UGA Career Center sponsored programming. Check out these opportunities and more on the UGA Career Center website

Please note: T&D is unable to provide job placement services. Career development consulting enables UGA employees the opportunity to truly flourish in their work so that they can better fulfill the mission of the University. 

Online Career Development Resources

Recommended LinkedIn Learning courses

To access UGA's LinkedIn Learning account, login with your UGA credentials here. Search for these recommended courses:

  • Creating a Career Plan
  • Giving Your Personal Elevator Speech
  • Personal Branding Basics

A list of more Distance-based professional development options, including a LinkedIn Learning Career Development Playlist can be found online here.  

Career Exploration Tools

The development and expansion of your career is rooted in a unique combination of your interest (those things you enjoy doing and commit time to), personality (qualities that form your distinctive character) and skillsets (combination of learned behaviors and abilities that you may possess or need to develop). Take time for some self-exploration with these tools:

Resumes and Cover Letters Guides

 Networking Advice

 Interviewing Tips

Earn a Degree

As a university employee, you can benefit from a University of Georgia education. Learn from faculty and staff in the classroom, or take advantage of our online resources.

University employees can earn a degree through the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). Information, application, deadlines and policy for degree programs. Please review all TAP policies, procedures, and other information available on the University System of Georgia (USG) website.

The USG system-wide TAP application form is available on the USG website. TAP forms should be scanned/emailed to


Updated 1.4.2021