For SEC seniors and recent grads in the job market, there’s no better place in the Southeast than Atlanta.
In the business world, Atlanta is the center of the South. Regardless of whether you’re looking for a Fortune 500, a new startup or a thriving nonprofit, Atlanta has opportunities for you to do what you love. And with so many SEC alumni in the area, you’ll have a built-in professional network in whatever field you pursue.
Want to work for an established brand? Fortune 100s such as Coca-Cola, Delta and Home Depot were founded in Atlanta and have become synonymous with the city. And plenty of other major companies, including AT&T and UPS, choose to have their headquarters in the capital of the South. Not to mention the large branches of other businesses located throughout the city.
Perhaps you want to work for a newer organization, or even start your own business. Atlanta is a great place for that as well. Atlanta is among the top five best cities for tech startups, and the city was No. 15 in the nation in startup activity in 2015, according to the Kauffman Index. About a third of Atlanta’s jobs come from startups.
Recent SEC grads are probably familiar with one of the city’s recent startups, YikYak, which launched three years ago. After starting in Atlanta’s tech village, the company is now valued at more than $400 million. And it’s just one of the city’s success stories. Anyone who wants to work in the fast-paced, exciting world of startups don’t need to look further.
Maybe you want to get into the world of nonprofits. There are 42,000 nonprofits in Georgia, and four of the nation’s top nonprofits are headquartered in Atlanta. Some of the country’s top nonprofits, such as the American Cancer Society and the Boys and Girls Club, make their home in Atlanta.
You can help serve disaster relief with Habitat for Humanity. You can help those in poverty with CARE. You can have a worldwide influence at the Task Force for Global Health. If you want to make a difference, you can do it in Atlanta.
Don’t worry about making connections either. The city is home to alumni from every SEC school. You’ll meet plenty of fellow graduates who can help you in your career. Have to travel for work? Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the busiest airport in the country, will be right in your backyard and can get you anywhere you need to go.
It’s pretty clear. The city has everything an SEC fan could want. Between being in the heart of SEC football and the opportunities that abound here, there’s no better place for SEC fans to live than Atlanta.
Visit ChooseATL.com to learn more about job opportunities in Atlanta.