Atlanta Connections



A downtown advantage

Atlanta is third in the nation among cities with Fortune 500 company headquarters. Attending school downtown gives students unparalleled access to internships and jobs. More than 120,000 Georgia State alumni live and work in metro Atlanta, giving students ample networking opportunities.

Georgia State students can also take advantage of the university’s easy access to Atlanta’s rich creative environment, diversity of cultures and lifestyles, and wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities.

Cooperative Education

Georgia State’s Cooperative Education program offers students full-time, paid, field-based experience that allows them to receive course credit and apply skills learned in the classroom to related work experiences. With countless businesses and organizations surrounding Georgia State’s Atlanta Campus, Cooperative Education gives students a competitive edge once they enter the workforce full-time. Cooperative Education is available in computer science, computer information systems, geoscience and political science with more programs on the way.

Campus in the city

Georgia State is in the middle of downtown Atlanta, making it a hub of activities, attractions, businesses and nonprofits within walking distance or a short MARTA ride from campus.


  • Castleberry Hill historic arts district
  • Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery
  • Mammal Gallery
  • Theatrical Outfit at the Balzer Theater
  • Woodruff Arts Center: Alliance Theater, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art

Business headquarters

  • CNN
  • Coca-Cola Company
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Home Depot
  • Mercedes-Benz USA
  • NCR Corporation
  • Newell Rubbermaid
  • Southern Company
  • SunTrust Banks, Inc.
  • UPS


  • Centennial Olympic Park
  • College Football Hall of Fame
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Fox Theatre
  • The Tabernacle
  • World of Coca-Cola
  • Zoo Atlanta


  • Auburn Avenue Research Library
  • Carter Presidential Library and Museum
  • Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
  • National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Nonprofits and government agencies

  • American Cancer Society
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • CARE
  • Carter Center
  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
  • Georgia State Capitol
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Professional sports

  • Atlanta United FC (MLS)
  • Braves (MLB)
  • Falcons (NFL)
  • Hawks (NBA)