Programs, Organizations, workshops
The Honors Program, in partnership with other UGA organizations, sponsors, supports, and offers a range of career development programs and services. These are intended to assist Honors students in identifying career paths and to provide networking opportunities within them.
Third- and fourth-year Honors students who are interested in careers in financial services should consider the Corsair Society, which includes a spring seminar:
Introduction to Markets and Enterprises
This course is being offered in conjunction with the Corsair Society, an Honors-sponsored organization that helps prepare dedicated UGA undergraduates for careers in business. This one-hour course is intended for highly motivated second-year students, whether in the Honors Program or not, who may be considering a business career. Students will learn about the macroeconomic climate, markets and businesses functionality, and career realities in financial services, general management, and consulting. Speakers will include leading business professionals involved in a variety of companies and industries, including the private equity, investment banking, asset management, and consulting sectors, as well as enterprises across the industrial complex.
“Leading the Corsair Society, I finally had a chance to give back to the university that has given me so much. By connecting students with alumni in the business community, I helped ten juniors land selective internships in the financial services field and start their professional careers.” – Patrick Fitzmaurice ’12, Corsair Society President
“The Corsair Society prepared me for the Wall Street interview and internship process better than I ever could have prepared on my own. By pairing us with senior mentors currently working at firms in New York, I was able to connect with alumni and their coworkers to develop a better sense of what a sales and trading career entails and the best career path for myself.” – Derek Ponticelli ’13
atlas business society
First- and second-year Honors students interested in business careers should consider the Atlas Business Society.
The mission of Atlas Business Society is to introduce UGA freshmen and sophomores of all majors to the field of business. The society will provide a comprehensive foundation of the business world as a whole, introduce future career opportunities, and promote individual leadership. Students will acquire knowledge of business concepts, polish their professional skills, connect with a community of student leaders, and gain a competitive advantage in pursuing their careers. Members will participate in workshops to develop hard and soft skills, hear presentations from accomplished speakers, and work with successful Terry College student mentors.
The Atlas Business Society strives to foster an educational environment and a collaborative community among its members. Applications are open from September 1 to October 1 every year.
law & policy
Honors students interested in law and policy should explore:
science & medicine
Honors students interested in medicine and/or the sciences should explore:
Watch the Honors listserv for announcements of workshops addressing resume writing, drafting personal statements and cover letters, interview skills, and more.
alumni mentor network
Follow this link to access the Honors Alumni & Friends Mentor Network.