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

CRIDC-2018 Poster Award Recipients: Click HERE

Poster Competition Photos: Click HERE 

CRIDC Career Fair and Closing Ceremony Photos: Click HERE

Purpose/Mission Statement

CRIDC is an annual conference that is designed to create a synergistic interface between graduate students (from all majors and degree types) and research, academic, industrial and government institutions.

We hope CRIDC can equip our graduate students with the tools and insights to survive and thrive in the ever-changing technological, financial and political landscapes inherent to the 21st century market. In addition, we hope this conference will provide them with opportunities to explore varied career paths and directions that they can pursue to make an impact.


02/08/2018 – 02/09/2018


Student Center

Expected attendance:

500 Graduate Students.

Event Descriptions:

While building upon the motif of past conferences, we would also like to add a new component – A Graduate Career Fair. This is intended to address the long standing need for an exclusive career fair that is tailored to the needs of the graduate student body at Georgia Tech.

Overall CRIDC will encompass following events:

  • Panels (differentiated into industry, consulting, academia, entrepreneurship, and govt./national lab)
  • Company Talks(Info sessions of various companies)
  • Workshops
  • Poster Competition
  • VentureLab Innovation Competition
  • Graduate Career Fair
  • Additional Networking Opportunities

Poster Competition: CRIDC in collaboration with various Georgia Tech Academic Departments as also Corporate and Institutional associates, will organise poster competitions to provide a forum for the graduate students to broadcast their research as well as hone their interpersonal and communication skills.

CRIDC Poster Competition – Title and Abstract: Click Here

With regards to the poster competition, please encourage your students to submit an abstract (250 words or less) by December 22, 2017. Judges will be predominantly GT faculties in addition to academic professionals and industry professionals. There will be pre-CRIDC workshops with regards to poster preparation, resume writing, and interview skills. We will be sending out more information as we approach the event. Graduate Students(Masters and Ph.D.) are not eligible to judge posters.

Company Talks: CRIDC hosts talks for companies with two objectives: 1) highlight their representative technology and 2) provide information on employment for grad students.

Panels: CRIDC shall host forums where the students can have their queries on trending issues affecting their choice of career, discipline etc, directly addressed by a panel of experts.

Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Conference

The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts will host a paper competition and awarding the winners at CRIDC 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 26, 2017, 8am – 5pm, in Room 102, Stephen C. Hall Building, 215 Bobby Dodd Way, Georgia Tech OR present posters at the Career Research and Innovation Development Conference (CRIDC) poster sessions in February 8, 2018.

VentureLab Competition

VentureLab Competition will be held at 4 pm in the Student Center Piedmont Room on Wednesday, 2/7.  The full competition information and rules can be found here: CRIDC 2018 Innovation Competition Rules.


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For our schedule of information sessions, Click here

Day 1: Thursday, February 8th

Day 2: Friday, February 9th