Selected from more than 400 nominations, the program recognizes 40 outstanding UGA graduates under the age of 40. Criteria for the 40 Under 40 program include: making an impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors; demonstrating a commitment to maintaining a lifelong relationship with the University of Georgia; and aspiring to uphold the principles manifested in the three Pillars of the Arch, which are wisdom, justice and moderation. The UGA Alumni Association accepts nominations for the 40 Under 40 from February-April. Nominees then submitted additional material, which was reviewed by a selection committee.

Career Development

Many students who have graduated from the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs have moved into very successful careers in industry, academics, government and business. This page highlights just a few employers who have recruited graduates from our school.

Public Administration & Policy Majors

The following is a sampling of employers who have recently recruited graduates of our Master of Public Administration & Policy (MPA) program:

Federal

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Georgia headquarters)
  • U.S. Department of Education (D.C. office)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Virginia office, Georgia office)
  • U.S. Dept. of Labor (Philadelphia, PA office)
  • Fish and Wildlife Services (Virginia office)
  • General Accounting Office (DC office)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (through the Presidential Management Fellows program) (DC office)
  • Social Security Administration (Georgia office)
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Senate
  • Central Intelligence Agency

State

  • Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts, Performance Audits Operations Division
  • Georgia Department of Industry, Trade, & Tourism
  • Georgia Emergency Management Agency
  • The University of Georgia
  • Florida Legislature, Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability
  • Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration

Local

  • Athens Downtown Development Authority
  • City of Suwanee (Georgia)
  • City of Las Vegas (Nevada)
  • Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Gwinnett County Senior Services
  • Jackson County Government
  • Middle Georgia Regional Development Center
  • Capital City Fellows Program (Washington , D.C.)

Non Profit

  • Chief Executives Organization (Washington , DC)
  • Georgia 4-H Foundation
  • Hope Haven of Northeast Georgia
  • Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School , Director of Summer Programs/Theater Manager
  • United Way of Greenville County , (Greenville , SC)
  • Government Consulting
  • KPMG, LLP (DC office)
  • BearingPoint (Texas office)

For more information, please contact Aaron Redman, MPA Program Specialist, at (706) 542-9583 or send an email to aredman@uga.edu.

International Affairs / Political Science Majors

The following is a sampling of employers and graduate schools who have hired or recruited graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and/or Political Science :

Banking/Business

  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Promotions
  • Bank of America
  • BB& T
  • Coca-Cola
  • Georgia Power
  • GMAC
  • IBM
  • Invesco
  • Procter & Gamble
  • SunTrust Bank
  • Wachovia

Consulting

  • Accenture
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • Ernst & Young

Graduate/Law Schools

  • Georgetown University
  • University of Georgia
  • Georgia State University
  • Harvard University
  • University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill
  • Stanford University
  • University of Texas—Austin
  • University of Virginia
  • College of William and Mary

Law

  • Alston & Bird
  • American Arbitration
  • Fortson, Bentley & Griffin

Nonprofit

  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Pork Association
  • Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
  • National Rifle Association
  • Teach for America

Government/Politics

  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Army
  • Athens-Clarke County
  • Atlanta Police Department
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Center for International Trade & Security (CITS)
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Cobb County
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Congress/Senate
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • General Accounting Office
  • Georgia General Assembly
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (Vienna , Austria)
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • Los Alamos National Lab
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • New York City Department of Education
  • U.S. Peace Corps

Media

  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Albany Magazine and Publishing
  • CNN
  • Katz Media Group
  • U.S. News Wire

There's an app for that

The UGA career Center's "Career Guide" is one of many tools to assist you in your career exploration and planning. This resource will not only give you information about the Career Center and the Career Consultants, but it will also provide you with information about campus recruiting, interviewing, resume writing, cover letter writing, and graduate school. The Career Guide also includes information on DAWGlink, informational interviewing, and how to write a curriculum vitae. Be sure to check out this valuable resource.

Career Center

By The Numbers

2nd

Two graduate-level specializations in SPIA—public finance and budgeting, and public management and administration—are ranked 2nd among public universities in U.S. News & World Report rankings.