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Who says Atlanta’s job market is growing? The United States Department of Labor, for one.
According to an April 2017 report from the Southeast Information Office of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Atlanta’s rate of employment growth is above the national average. And U.S. News & World Report adds that “technology is one of the fastest-growing employment sectors in Atlanta.”
That’s great news for the nation’s No. 7 public university. Not only is Georgia Tech strategically located where Atlanta’s tech scene is booming, but it also churns out 6,400 tech-equipped graduates every year. Delta Air Lines is one of the major companies eager to work with those graduates and even current students.
“From Delta’s perspective, we’re blessed to have Georgia Tech in our hometown because we can tap into all the knowledge and talent that Georgia Tech has to advance Delta Air Lines,” said Chief Operating Officer Gil West.
“Through collaboration with Georgia Tech, what we hope to accomplish is to drive innovation in manufacturing and other parts of our business. Georgia Tech students, faculty, and alumni are key to Delta’s success. We hire hundreds of Georgia Tech engineers.”
"Georgia Tech students, faculty, and alumni are key to Delta’s success. We hire hundreds of Georgia Tech engineers.”
Chief Operating Officer, Delta Air Lines
Perspectives like West’s are why the job opportunities for Georgia Tech students in and around Atlanta are plentiful, which is why students who study here, stay here.
Sarah Banks is a Scheller College of Business alumna.
Sarah Banks is one such alumna.
She graduated from Georgia Tech’s Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business in 2013 and works as a consultant at Capgemini, a global consulting, technology, and outsourcing firm where she serves as a supply chain planning consultant focused on the company’s retail and consumer product division out of Atlanta.
In her time at Capgemini, Banks has gained experience working for clients in a variety of industries such as merchandising, retail, supply chain, and logistics, helping them optimize their program management operations by improving their processes and implementing effective technology solutions.
“I got the job that I'm in now due to connections I made at Tech.
There is a certain renown that the Georgia Tech name has that opens up so many doors that would otherwise be closed to young professionals,” says Banks.
“We, as Georgia Tech alumni, are held to a higher standard but given more opportunity. It is a great thing to be proud of!”