Nunn School Viewbook

 

 

Welcome

Welcome to the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech. The Nunn School focuses on training students for the 21st Century careers through applied learning and research in international security, global development, and international affairs, science, and technology. As a student, you will have the ability to develop your course of study based on specific needs and career aspirations. Our goal is for you to leave the program empowered to use the technical and essential skills to improve the global human condition, whether you work in the private, public, or nonprofit sectors. 

Degree Programs

Academic Resources

Academic Support

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The mission of Tutoring and Academic Support programs is to support undergraduate students in achieving their academic goals through a range of both personalized and campus-wide initiatives that foster self-regulated learning, enhance academic skills, and create opportunities for leadership and continued development within and beyond Georgia Tech's rigorous environment.

 

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Communication Center

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Trained consultants can help students with everything from their multimodal projects for English 1101 and English 1102 to graduate school applications, from engineering and science reports to team presentations, from storyboards for videos to poster designs, from grant proposals to cover letters and resumes 

 

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Academic Advising

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The academic advising experience at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs is hands-on and personal. It is a relationship in which both the advisor and student contribute. The goal is to provide a supportive and challenging environment in which students can explore academic and career options, discuss concerns, and creatively construct an undergraduate or graduate experience that helps achieve personal, academic, and career goals. 

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Career Services

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Career Center

The Georgia Tech Career Center is a part of the Georgia Tech Office of Undergraduate Education, created by the integration of the Division of Professional Practice (DoPP) and Career Services. DoPP includes the cooperative education (Co-op) and internship programs in which students can participate while attending Georgia Tech, and Career Services gives them the resources they need to support their searches for full-time employment after graduation, such as help with the exploration, selection, and pursuit of meaningful careers; career counseling; career fairs; seminars; resume writing; interview tips, and more. 

 

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CareerBuzz

CareerBuzz is a state-of-the-art interview and job posting management system. The CareerBuzz system will enable Students to upload resumes, search and apply for full time, part time, and internship positions, sign up for on-campus interviews and more. The system will allow employers to post job openings, review applicant resumes, request space for on-campus interviews, select and invite students to interview, and many other job management functions.

 

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Additional Job Search Resources 

Georgia Tech and the Sam Nunn School work together to help students understand the career which best fits them and provide them with the tools to pursue it. Career counseling is available to help students pinpoint their strengths and limitations, specific career interests, and the type of work environment they would excel in.  

 

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Internships and Careers

Internships

In this competitive job market, interning is an excellent opportunity for students to figure out postgraduation plans through valuable, hands-on experience. It is also a way to apply the technical and essential skills gained through classes in a professional work environment. Former students have interned at different organizations, including the ones below.

  • ACLU of Georgia 
  • Amazon 
  • American Chamber of Commerce in France 
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan 
  • American Enterprise Institute  
  • Amnesty International  
  • Booz Allen Hamilton 
  • Boston Consulting Group 
  • Canadian Consulate in Atlanta 
  • CARE USA 
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
  • Central Intelligence Agency 
  • CNN International 
  • Coca Cola Company 
  • Consulate General of Israel  
  • Deloitte 
  • Delta Air Lines 
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 
  • Equifax 
  • European Parliament 
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation 
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 
  • Georgia Bureau of Investigation 
  • Georgia Department of Economic Development 
  • Georgia State Capital Legislative 
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute 
  • Habitat for Humanity International 
  • Hudson Institute 
  • International Rescue Committee  
  • Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Atlanta 
  • National Threat Initiative 
  • NCR 
  • Point of Light 
  • Salesforce 
  • The Carter Center 
  • The Home Depot 
  • The White House 
  • U.S. Attorney's Office  
  • U.S. Congress 
  • U.S. State Department 
  • UNICEF 
  • United Nations 
  • UPS 
  • USAID 

Careers

The goal of the Nunn School is to prepare students to successfully transition into their careers. The Nunn School does this by complimenting the essential skills with more technical skills to give graduates an added advantage. Students leave the program with empirical/data analysis, critical thinking, oral communication, and writing skills to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues.

Our students work in the private and public sectors at organizations across the U.S. and around the world. From the class of 2020, 85% interned as a student, 63% held leadership roles in student organizations on campus, 33% completed independent research, and 41% had an employment offer at graduation with an average starting salary of $64,742. 

Below is a shortlist of titles and jobs alums have held upon graduating: 

Degree Company Title
BS EIA CMSPI Payments Analyst
BS EIA Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Research Associate
BS EIA ICF Data Analyst
BS EIA Peace Corps Peace Corps Volunteer
BS EIA PGIM Real Estate (Prudential Real Estate Investors) Investment Analyst 
BS EIA Regions Bank Corporate Banking Analyst
BS EIA United States Air Force Pilot Trainee
BS IAML Accenture Federal Services Management Analyst
BS IAML Coxe Curry & Associates Campaign Assistant
BS IAML Delta Innovation Consultant
BS IAML Equifax Operations Readiness Associate
BS IAML McKinsey & Company Business Analyst
BS IAML Teach for America ESL Elementary School Teacher
BS IAML United States Navy Officer
BS INTA Amazon Sourcing Recruiter
BS INTA Atlanta Mission Associate Donor Engagement Specialist
BS INTA Cox Communications Project Management Specialist
BS INTA Deloitte Consulting Business Technology Analyst
BS INTA Department of Defense Trainee
BS INTA Department of Homeland Security  Intelligence Operations Specialist
BS INTA PwC Management Consultant Associate
BS INTA The Boeing Company IT Career Foundation Program Member
BS INTA The Widener Firm Paralegal
BS INTA United States Marine Corps Second Lieutenant
MS INTA, BS IAML National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) Intelligence Analyst
MS INTA, BS INTA Capital One Finance Rotational Program
MS INTA, BS INTA Department of Homeland Security Analyst
MS INTA Apple, Inc Regional Training Manager
MS INTA Booz Allen Hamilton Senior Consultant
MS INTA Department of State Foreign Service Officer
MS INTA Governor's Office of Student Achievement Policy and Research Analyst
MS INTA Office of the Director of National Intelligence Data Scientist
MS INTA Office of the Secretary of Defense International Affairs Specialist
MS INTA United States Army Foreign Area Officer
DR IAST Georgia Institute of Technology Research Scientist II
DR IAST RAND Corporation Associate Political Scientist

Alums

Angeli Patel

Sam Rising

Nekabari Goka

Rizwan Ladha

Allison Stanford

Dianne Alleva Cáceres

Life As a Student

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Student Organizations

A big part of student life at Georgia Tech is what goes on outside the classroom, so you'll have plenty of company in pursuing your passions and interests. This includes 13 honor societies, 56 Greek organizations, and 400+ student organizations.  
 

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Sports and Recreation

Our NCAA Division I athletics program features 17 men’s and women’s sports, and Tech students are passionate about their beloved Yellow Jackets. Intramural teams and club sports, plus our award-winning Campus Recreation Center, make it easy for all students to find opportunities for competitive fun and personal fitness. Georgia Tech also has one of the best outdoor recreation programs in the country, with year-round excursions near and far.
 

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On-Campus Dining

On-campus locations include North Ave and Brittain Dining Halls, Highland Bakery, Starbucks, Wing Zone, Panda Express, Chick-fil-A, Twisted Taco, various food trucks, and more.  

 

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Arts and Culture

Because we live in a world where art, science, and technology touch every aspect of the human experience, Georgia Tech has a thriving arts and culture scene that ranges from the classroom to the coffeehouse. This includes 37 student-led arts organizations, 9 campus arts venues, and 28 academic programs that blend art and tech.  
 

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History and Traditions

From the world-famous “Ramblin’ Wreck” fight song to the fun and festivities of RATS Week, the Tech campus is steeped in time-honored traditions that students embrace from generation to generation. 

 

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International Experiences

Study Abroad 

The Nunn School encourages students to participate in at least one study abroad experience while completing the degree program. The School sponsors summer programs focusing on: 

  • European economic integration and security institutions in Brussels 
  • Nontraditional security challenges across Southeast Asia 
  • Democratization, privatization, and regional economic integration in Argentina 
  • Sustainable Development in Japan

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Intern Abroad

Interning abroad with global and multinational companies and organizations can help students obtain valuable work experience that will help shape them as global leaders. In addition to the resources available to assist students obtain local and national internships, the Global Internship Program office exists to help students round out their academic studies with practical, international work abroad experience. Co-op, internship, graduate, and undergraduate work experiences are designed to give students practical training, cross-cultural exposure, and learning. 

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International Plan

The International Plan is a challenging and comprehensive academic program for undergraduates that develops global competence within the context of a student’s major. 

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City of Atlanta

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Things to Do (Popular Attractions)

  • Centennial Olympic Park
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • National Historical Park
  • Piedmont Park
  • Atlanta Botanical Gardens
  • World of Coca-Cola
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Zoo Atlanta
  • Six Flags Over Georgia
  • Fox Theatre
  • SkyView Atlanta
  • Atlanta Beltline
  • Krog Street Market
  • Ponce City Market
  • Atlantic Station
  • The Carter Center
  • CNN Center
  • High Museum of Art
  • Margaret Mitchell House
  • Things to Do In Atlanta (Georgia Tech Hotel)

Places to Eat

Company and Organization Information

  • Delta Air Lines
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • UPS
  • NCR Corporation
  • The Home Depot
  • Cox Enterprises
  • Georgia-Pacific
  • Equifax
  • CARE USA
  • Carter Center
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • American Cancer Society
  • World Affairs Council of Atlanta
  • Atlanta Council on International Relations
  • Georgia Council for International Visitors
  • 26 Diplomatic Missions
  • 28 Bi-National Chambers of Commerce

Fun Facts

  • Atlanta has over 55 streets with the name Peachtree.
  • The Varsity is the world’s largest drive-in restaurant. Find it alongside I-85 at the corner of North Ave and Spring St.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest airport. Atlanta beat out Athens, Toronto, Melbourne, Manchester, and Belgrade to host the 1996 Olympics.
  • Atlanta may be the next Hollywood as Georgia now ranks third in the nation for film production and first in growth. Just a few of the many projects shot in Atlanta include The Walking Dead, Baby Driver, Stranger Things, The Hunger Games, Selma, The Vampire Diaries, several top Marvel movies, and more.
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Questions?

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