Georgia Tech Resources Available for You

Over the next several weeks, the Atlanta MBDA Centers will be highlighting individual resources and services provided by Georgia Tech for companies and industry leaders to further engage with the university. As a client of the Atlanta MBDA Business Center or Advanced Manufacturing Center, individuals not only have access to a developed network of industry professionals with top-notch expertise in accelerating business growth, but companies also take a step into the greater Georgia Tech community and the multitude of benefits that can only be accessed by partnering with a leading research and engineering institution.

The Atlanta MBDA Business Center and Advanced Manufacturing Center operate within Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2). EI2 is currently the largest university-based business outreach program, and it prides itself on offering its clients primary expertise in business and industry assistance, technology commercialization, and economic development. The Enterprise Innovation Institute’s vision to redefine the service role of the technological research university in the 21st Century economy parallels the greater mission of Georgia Tech which is to develop leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. As clients of the Atlanta MBDA Centers, business leaders around the country have the opportunity to adopt a new role as partners in Georgia Tech’s overall mission.

Today, Georgia Tech bolsters a colorful array of rankings, which only validate the tremendous and innovative initiatives that occur on campus every day.

According to the US News Georgia Tech Ranks

  • #35 in National Universities (tie)
  • #4 in Most Innovative Schools
  • #8 in Top Public Schools (tie)
  • #4 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • #5 in Computer Science (tie)
  • #3 in Co-ops/Internships
  • #19 in Senior Capstone (tie)

These rankings can only partially capture the ingenuity and drive that defines Georgia Tech faculty, students, and alumni. All those who have at one point or another cheered on the white and gold continue to pursue lasting legacies for years to come. Over the next few weeks, the Atlanta MBDA Centers will be highlighting different ways that our clients can engage further engage with the Georgia Tech community. Readers can expect to learn ways to recruit Georgia Tech Interns, Co-ops, and recent alumni as well as how to further engage in professional development and research opportunities through the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute.

Georgia Tech Career Center

The 2011 Georgia Tech Career Fair was held at the Campus Recreation Center (CRC).

The Georgia Tech Career Center is a multifaceted group that not only engages Georgia Tech students and alumni, but it also serves as a resource for employers looking to hire interns, co-ops, and recent graduates from Georgia Tech. By helping distribute internship and co-op opportunities via CareerBuzz (Georgia Tech’s online career portal), allowing companies to purchase student resumes, and hosting recruiters at a handful of career fairs throughout the year, the GT Career Center is an amazing resource for employers to engage with the current Georgia Tech community.

 

 

Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute

The Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI) is one of Georgia Tech’s

Advanced Manufacturing Facility on 14th St.

11 interdisciplinary research institutes (IRI’s), and an integral part of the broader Georgia Tech research enterprise. As an IRI, GTMI works with all of Georgia Tech’s colleges, other IRIs, including the Georgia Tech Research Institute, and affiliated programs like the Enterprise Innovation Institute and the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership in a cross-discipline way to fully harness GT’s strengths and resources.

To learn more about all the different opportunities to engage the Georgia Tech Career Center as well as the GTMI, make sure to check out the resource section of the Atlanta MBDA Centers’ newsletter as well as our blog.

A Valuable Resource to Combat Current Business Barriers

The Future of Business

In October, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) hosted The Future of Business Virtual Events Series. On October 16, WHIAAPI partnered with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) to discuss topics surrounding COVID-19 response initiatives, entrepreneurial network expansion, and digitalization and e-commerce. Donna Ennis, The Atlanta MBDA Business Centers’ Project Director, served as a panelist for this event primarily discussing the new Southeast MBDA Inner City Innovation Hub (ICIH).

In this discussion, Donna presented how the ICIH is a two-year, collaborative project amongst the Georgia Tech Enterprise Institute, Morehouse Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, and Preneruology Global. Focusing on innovation, connectivity, and technology, the ICIH prototypic design blends innovation, entrepreneurship, and educational programs to help entrepreneurs at all levels holistically develop their businesses. In her conversation, Donna speaks about the accessible features the new hub will offer towards minority business entrepreneurs and how this will serve as a valuable resource to combat current business barriers.

Click here to hear more information about the ICIH or listen to other MBDA speakers.