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.
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:
https://zoom.us/j/93412238072(Additional Zoom call-in options are available; please email email@example.com 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
- 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
- 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.