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

CRIDC POSTER COMPETITION (Deadline extended to January 12): Sumbission Closed

Graduate Career Fair Employer Registration:

Students can sign up and upload a resume for the Graduate Career Fair on January 2: Click here

Employers will have an access to the Graduate Career Fair Resume Book on January 10.

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 and Ferst 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.

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.

CRIDC Poster Competition Link:

CRIDC Poster Judge Registration Link:

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.

Abstracts for presentation at the January 26, 2018, conference are due on December 6th. IAC graduate students can also submit 15-page papers to the essay competition by January 1, 2018. (Please note that a IAC graduate student planning to submit an essay to the essay competition should also submit an abstract to present at the IAC paper conference.)

You should submit your abstract via the link below and send the final papers to Adriana (, who will also be the point of contact for any questions about the competition.
IAC Paper Competition Link:

Venturelab Competition

Students will submit a one-page overview (format example: link) describing their innovation and its commercial potential.  The workshop sessions will explain the requirements and structure of the overview. Students should email their document in PDF format to by 5pm on January 26.  Late submissions will not be accepted.

A panel of judges will review and evaluate the submissions based on their degree of innovation, effectiveness of presentation, and commercial potential. Up to 12 finalists will be invited to present at the Innovation Competition finals.  Participants will be notified by January 27.

The full competition information and rules can be found here: CRIDC 2018 Innovation Competition Rules.


Day 1: Thursday, February 8th

Day 2: Friday, February 9th