The Business Analytics Center (BAC) at Scheller College of Business recently held a Career & Internship Expo at Georgia Tech’s Student Success Center. More than 50 Analytics students attended and connected with representatives from some of Atlanta’s top tech companies including Anthem, AT&T, CapTech, Graphic Packaging, McKesson, NCR, The Home Depot and UPS.
“I am very glad I came,” said Xiao Tan, a Scheller Master of Science in Analytics student graduating in December. “I really liked this career expo as it helped me learn more about what each company is expecting and the skill sets they are seeking.”
The morning kicked off with a Leadership Breakfast where students networked with executives in a casual setting. After the breakfast, MBA students Zach McClure and Karin Manly led an Internship Panel moderated by BAC Director Keith Werle. During the panel, Zack and Karin talked about their experiences as interns, including actions they took to secure the internship and how best to succeed as an intern. A lively Q & A followed the panel presentation.
The event concluded with a Career Expo, where students engaged with partner companies to discuss internship and employment opportunities. “Georgia Tech has an unbelievable pool of highly talented individuals and we know this because we see what they contribute here at The Home Depot,” said Michael Carpenter, The Home Depot’s Director of Finance - Decision Analytics. “In such a competitive job market, events like these create a terrific opportunity to get to know the students and for them to know what great, local Atlanta-based companies, like The Home Depot, have to offer.”
Students meet with a CapTech representative.
“At CapTech, we bridge the gap between business and technology on a daily basis,” added Lance Walton, a Data and Analytics Solution Architect at CapTech Consulting. “Georgia Tech prepares students to do that from the minute they step on campus, and the Business Analytics Career Fair was a great way to meet these students and introduce them to CapTech before they graduate.”
“This was our first Analytics Career Expo,” said Werle. “I think it was valuable for both the students and our Executive Council Companies. We will definitely do this again.”