Why Georgia Tech

We know that you have an endless number of choices around the world when it comes to selecting a graduate program. That's why we've asked some of our students why they chose to attend Georgia Tech. Read on to find out what they said.

Scottie-Beth Fleming, Ph.D. Student, Aerospace Engineering
 

"It is important to first mention that I became a Yellow Jacket long before I started graduate school at Georgia Tech. I attended Georgia Tech as an undergraduate, based on my dream to work for NASA, and was hired as a NASA co-op student during my first year. When I was finishing up my undergraduate degree, I reflected a lot about whether to take a more permanent position at NASA or to continue with graduate school. What I realized is that I love learning, and I wanted to be in an inspiring environment where learning was valued."

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Deepak Gopinath, Master’s Student, Music Technology 
 

"I earned my bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics while living in my home country of India. In 2008, I arrived in the United States and pursued a Professional Diploma in Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston. After that, I knew I wanted to pursue a program that would help me bring the technical and artistic sides of my personality together. I was accepted at Georgia Tech, and Professor Gil Weinberg invited me to visit. So, I accepted his offer and really liked what I saw. For example, I loved the fact that the program provided me with an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of engineering fields, which could be applied to the area of music technology. By the time I left, I had a feeling I was going to accept Tech’s offer." 

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Elnora Kelly, Ph.D. Student, Industrial-Organizational Psychology 
 

"I started out in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology at Old Dominion University, where I earned my bachelor’s degree. I subsequently earned a Master of Public Administration and spent some time doing consulting and coaching for government organizations. While doing that, I realized that I wanted to be able to branch out and effect change in both the public and private sectors, which would require a Ph.D. I wanted a program where I could get experience with both the science and practice sides of my discipline — and Georgia Tech offered that. I have the opportunity to work with renowned professors at Tech, and Atlanta is home to many great companies offering opportunities for practical experience."

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Neal Parker, Evening MBA Student

"I first came to Georgia Tech to study Industrial Engineering as an undergrad and graduated in 2009. (I was fascinated with solving large-scale problems that businesses had within their operations.) I went to work with Coca-Cola's North American supply chain strategy team. As I have grown in my career, going from helping plan for capability to launching new products and packages, I am seeing more and more of the opportunities we have to improve our supply chain performance. I chose Tech to pursue my MBA to gain a broader and more comprehensive business perspective to continue solving the complex problems that large supply chain organizations face."

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