Career Planning Opportunities

Career Planning

Connect to Your Future

Our Career Services office provides career planning, professional development opportunities, and job search preparation. We offer a variety of services for our nursing students and alumni.

The office is located in the Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs on the Plaza Lobby of the School of Nursing, and it is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information call 404.727.7980.

Career Advising

Career Services provides targeted career guidance through personalized career coaching, mock interviews, and resume and cover letter critique. You can schedule individual appointments on Handshake!

Career Fair

The Career Fair is a great opportunity to connect with recruiters from the Atlanta area as well as healthcare systems across the Southeast. These organizations are looking for qualified School of Nursing students and graduates for open positions. The Spring 2020 Career Fair will take place on January 30, 2020 from 11am-2pm in the SON Plaza Lobby.

Exclusive Job and Externship Postings

The Office of Career Services at the School of Nursing has just joined Handshake!  Click here to visit Handshake to view jobs and externships. You don't need to create a new account. To login, just use your Emory credentials! All School of Nursing students are given access to Handshake. If you have issues with Handshake please send an email to

You should also visit the Emory SON Liquid Compass job portal for all current nursing positions for enrolled students (tech and part-time options), new BSN grads (residency programs and more) and new MSN graduates. The openings on this site are updated every day. Click here for more information.

For community based opportunities such as babysitting or personal care assistance, click here!

Speakers and Programs

Career Services hosts Recruiter Information Sessions each semester that offer resume writing and interviewing tips with nurse recruiters from Emory Healthcare and other organizations.

Other strategic career programming includes resume workshops and mock interviews. Networking events such as speed networking are coordinated by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at the School of Nursing. 

Student Placement Statistics

Our graduates are well prepared for employment after graduation, and they enjoy access to career opportunities around the world.

MSN Career Placement

  • 90% are employed within 3 months of graduation
  • Average starting salary is $96,000
  • 25% of students earn $100,000 or more
  • Top Employers: Emory Healthcare, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Department of Public Health, Dekalb County Board of Health, Gwinnett Medical Center, Wellstar, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and Mattel Children’s Hospital of UCLA
  • 62% work in hospitals after graduation
  • 51% received multiple job offers

BSN Career Placement

  • 97% are employed within 3 months of graduation
  • Average starting salary is $53,000
  • 90% work in hospitals
  • 51% received multiple job offers
  • Top Employers: UCLA, Emory Healthcare, Piedmont Health System, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Wellstar, Northside Hospital, Atlanta VA Medical Center