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.
T&D Career Development Series
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? Make sure you are prepared for your next opportunity.
Join colleagues from across campus as we explore a variety of Career Development topics:
- Build Your Network – August 21, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
- Resumes and Cover Letters – September 26, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
- Preparing to Interview – November 7, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
- NEW! Enhancing Your Leadership Skills– December 11, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Drop in for Career Consulting Satellite Hours* this semester:
- September 12, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Science Learning Center near Einstein Bagel
- October 10, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Miller Learning Center near Jittery Joes
- December 4, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Main Library near Einstein Bagel
During satellite hours, T&D career consultants will be available to quickly review resumes, cover letters, or application materials or discuss other career development topics at different locations across campus.
Register for any or all of these sessions via the UGA Professional Education Portal (PEP).
*Registration is not required for drop in hours, but if you need more than 15 minutes, you may want to schedule a one hour career consultation appointment to ensure all of your questions are answered.
Career Consulting Services
Need a more individual approach? Request an appointment to meet with a T&D career consultant!
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 help you tailor your documents and improve your job search correspondence, apply for jobs and prepare for interviews.
Employees may request up to 2 appointments per year with a T&D career consultant. We recommend attending our Career Development Series courses prior to meeting one-on-one with a career consultant, so that appointments can be used to update or prepare for specific opportunities.
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.
Career Development for Your Team
Host a career development session in your unit! Training and Development consultants are available to offer career development programs to staff members in your unit looking to make greater impact at UGA. Request a session on growing in your current position, networking across UGA, or taking the next step in your career. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Online Career Development Resources
Recommended Lynda.com courses
To access lynda.com, login through Central Authentication Services (CAS). Search for these recommended courses:
- Creating a Career Plan
- Giving Your Personal Elevator Speech
- Personal Branding Basics
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
- Learn to Love Networking
- UGA Staff Council
- List of local organizations and associations
- UGA Social Media Guide
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.