Why Georgia Tech

We know that you have an endless number of choices around the world when it comes to selecting a graduate program. So, we've gathered a few resources to help you with your decision. Here's a brief video highlighting Tech's research contributions. 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

Scottie-Beth Fleming in front of computer"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 

Deepak Gopinath in front of drums"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 

Elnora Kelly in front of computer"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

Neal Parker at Scheller College of Business"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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