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Using Instructional Design at the CDC to Educate Public Health Professionals [Alumni Case Study]

Preferred developing courses vs. facilitating classes

Prior to applying to Georgia State’s Instructional Design & Technology (IDT) master’s program, I conducted face-to-face classroom trainings as a training specialist for about a year. I enjoyed my position, however I realized I preferred designing courses as opposed to facilitating classes. This came to light when… more »

Early Exposure to Educational Technology Leads to Career in Instructional Design [Alumni Case Study]

Interest in educational technology led to IDT degree

I started my career as a lab manager while I was an undergraduate at Southern Polytechnic State University (now known as Kennesaw State University’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology), providing faculty with technology and development training. As the dot-com boom surged in the early 2000’s,… more »

Former Web Designer Finds Her Sweet Spot in Instructional Design [Alumni Case Study]

I didn’t know the instructional design field existed

After graduating with a bachelor’s in Computer Science, I started a website and graphic design firm. I worked on ecommerce sites, flyers, promotional materials and event websites for about five years before deciding to pursue a master’s degree. Most of the projects involved training clients, which… more »

Social Foundations of Education Alumna Affecting Change Through Health Policies

Once Callan realized her passion lie in shaping educational and health policies, she decided to pursue a degree that exposed her to a broader understanding of how social policies impact urban communities.

*Callan Wells is an alumni of the Master of Science in Social Foundations of… more »

Inequities in Education System Led Alumna to Educational Research [Alumni Case Study]

Inequities in educational system led to new career

I relocated from Minnesota to Atlanta in 2004 with my husband and children to be closer to family. Shortly after arriving, I started working as an environmental planner for Georgia State’s Department of Transportation. After three years, I began to do a lot of soul searching… more »

Speech-Language Pathologist Passionate About Treating Kids with Brain Trauma [Alumni Case Study]

Family experiences sparked my interest in the field

After completing my bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at the University of Alabama, I immediately enrolled in Georgia State’s CSD master’s degree program. My motivation to pursue a career as a speech-language pathologist was fueled by an interest in special education. Some… more »

Multiple Field Experiences in Speech Pathology in Metro Atlanta Boosted Confidence [Alumni Case Study]

Academic adviser’s advice led to graduate program

Initially, I majored in psychology because I wanted a career in the helping professions. While I enjoyed the classes, I wasn’t sure I wanted to stay in that field, so I spoke to my academic adviser and she suggested a degree in speech-language pathology could be a… more »

Designing Own Learning Goals and Forward Thinking Propels Alumna’s Career [Alumni Case Study]

Attracted by multidisciplinary view of education

My career in higher education administration started at a private university in Indiana as a recruiter due to some previous experience teaching recruitment best practices to other universities. While the role was ideal for someone interested in a career in higher education, I wanted the challenge of something… more »