Stephanie Jackson

Assistant Director - Undergraduate Advising and Career Services

Member Of:
  • School of International Affairs
Office Phone:
404-894-0342
Office Location:
Habersham 156
Overview

Stephanie Jackson joined the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2005. She earned her undergraduate degree from Howard University in Washington, DC. While at Howard, she was a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Intern, before being hired as a congressional staffer and served on Capitol Hill for nearly three years. After earning her graduate degree at Ohio University and an internship in Costa Rica, Stephanie returned to Washington, to begin her career in federal service with the Peace Corps and nonprofit management with Amnesty International USA and the Points of Light Foundation. Having this experience is one of the things that has prepared her best to work with students. She is familiar with where they are, having once been a student seeking to begin a career in Washington, DC, as well.

Currently, Stephanie serves as Assistant Director of Advising and Professional Development. In this role she oversees student services for all Nunn School undergraduate majors and minors, including advising, assessment, retention, and curriculum initiatives. A Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) and Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), she also manages employer relations and provides career exploration guidance to all students within the Nunn School. In addition to managing the annual DC Career visit, Stephanie also enjoys promoting international education efforts through leadership of International Education Week, the Georgia International Leadership Conference, and on-site support of study abroad programs in Jordan and Spain. She was awarded a Fulbright to establish higher education connections with colleagues in United Kingdom and an Erasmus+ grant to facilitate exchange programs in Poland.

Stephanie is both a Past President and Past Vice-President of Programs for the Georgia Tech Academic Advising Network (GTAAN), and is currently Chair-Elect for the Career Directors Group of the Association of Professional School of International Affairs (APSIA). She has received Best of State recognition from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), and was awarded Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advisor by Georgia Institute of Technology.  

Originally from California, in her free time Stephanie enjoys traveling around the globe, practicing at the golf range, cooking, as well as dining out, enjoying music, and time with family and friends. A profile of Stephanie for the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts can be found at: http://iamliberalartsgt.tumblr.com/post/163413493198.

Education:
  • MA, International Development Studies, Ohio University
  • BA, Political Science, Howard University
Awards and
Distinctions:
  • Erasmus+ Grant Recipient, 2017
  • Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminar, 2013
  • NACADA Best of State, Georgia, 2012
  • Ivan Allen College Buzz Student Services Award, 2011
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advisor, 2010
  • INTAGO Staff of the Year, 2009
Courses
  • INTA-2001: Careers In Intl Affairs