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Thursday – February 9th, 2017 | Graduate Students | Student Center Ballroom

The Career, Research, and Innovation Development Conference (CRIDC), held in the Student Center; Poster viewing and judging

Thank you to all of the panelists, judges, alumni and graduate students who came out to make this event successful!We will see you again in 2018!


Hear from qualified professionals in a wide range of fields share about their experiences in consulting, negotiating job offers, becoming entrepreneurs, applying for a postdoc etc. Feel free to come for individual sessions or stay for the whole day! No pre-registration needed to attend the panels or networking session.

Make sure to take advantage of this great event hosted by the Graduate Student Government Association, Center for Career Discovery and Development (C2D2) and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).

In addition to the companies listed below, we will have over 100 GT alumni with graduate degrees there to network and gain insight from!

Congratulations to our poster winners:

Office of Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development (Top 5 Overall)

  • Brian Schmatz
  • Allison Miller
  • Aneeq Zia
  • Emily Jackson-Holmes
  • Raj Lal

College of Engineering

  • James Iocozzia
  • Alexandra Tsoras
  • Caglar Caglayan
  • Jong Min Ha
  • Amir Hossein Hosseinnia

College of Sciences

  • Karan Jani
  • Jiyoun Jeong
  • Rachel Stuck
  • Allison Geoghan

College of Computing

  • Richard Li
  • Amrita Gupta
  • Hamid Reza Hassanzadeh

Office of Executive Vice President for Research

  • Andres Caballero
  • Sireesha Aluri
  • Jackson McCormick
  • Songcheng Wang
  • Matthew Smith
  • Sampath Kommandur
  • Krysten Minnici
  • Yang Jiao
  • Arkadeep Kumar
  • Hossein Taghinejad

VentureLab Pitch Competition

  • Akanksha Menon
  • Chris Oberste
  • Jordan Gulli

Campus Services

  • William Wahby

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Come to network with professionals from:

  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • McKinsey & Co
  • Bain & Co
  • Jabian Consulting
  • American Cancer Society, Inc
  • GE Power
  • Eaton
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • Sandia National Labs
  • U.S. Naval Research Labs
  • Savannah River Laboratory
  • FraudScope
  • Mavric
  • DHX Electric Machines
  • Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
  • Welsh Government (British Consulate General)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Atlanta BEST Program
  • School of Physics
  • Advanced Technology Development Center
  • Georgia Center for Nonprofits
  • Boys and Girls Club of America
  • Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Student
  • Habitat for Humanity International
  • Georgia State University
  • Spelman College
  • Morehouse College


If you are interested in competing for over $60,000 in travel awards, you can register for the Poster Competition to be held in the afternoon at CRIDC! The poster session offers the opportunity to get experience in conveying your research to judges from industry and Georgia Tech as well as getting feedback for how to best communicate science in both formal and informal settings. Leading up to the poster session, you will have an opportunity to get tips and advice from CETL through a workshop in January. Don’t miss the chance to improve you public speaking and possible win $$ with your research poster!

In conjunction with the Poster Competition we are also holding an Innovation Competition in partnership with VentureLab. VentureLab is full of people passionate about power of innovation, iteration and evidence-based entrepreneurship and exist to help the next generation of technological innovation move from academic concept to real-world application. Abstracts will be vetted for their innovation potential, and top applicants will also be selected to attend an entrepreneurship workshop in January.  The workshop will help prepare you for a short 5-10 minute pitch of your research at the Innovation Competition on Wednesday February 8th (the night before CRIDC)! Monetary awards will be given out to the top three winners!

Submit your abstracts using the link below!

Contact Brian Doyle ( with any questions.

Deadline: (Abstract Submission Closed)

IAC Paper Competition (Abstract Submission Closed)

The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts will be hosting a paper competition and awarding the winners at CRIDC again this year. Graduate students enrolled in IAC graduate courses are eligible to submit abstracts to present papers at the fourth annual IAC Graduate Student Conference, scheduled for Friday, January 27, 2017, 10am-5pm, in Room 102 of the Stephen C. Hall Building (215 Bobby Dodd) OR present posters at the Career Research and Innovation Development Conference (CRIDC) poster sessions in February 9, 2017. If you are presenting a poster, please use the link above for Poster Session Registration. Abstracts are due on December 6th with full papers to be submitted by January 1, 2017. You will send the final papers to Mario Bianchini (, who will also be the point of contact for any questions about the competition.