Graduate Students

Graduate students play a significant role in the future of the college counseling profession. As an organization, we are enthusiastic to have graduate students and new professionals join us! We are a diverse bunch, representing counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, and psychology. The common thread is that we all have a passion for college counseling.

To join for FREE today, click here.

As a graduate student, your also eligible to apply for our Presidents’ Grant Award! Apply to win FREE conference registration, a cash stipend, and more!

Benefits of a Student Membership:

Free Membership. Student membership is 100% FREE with an affidavit of attendance from the graduate school. Students gain full access to free or reduced cost regional workshops held throughout the year, which are advertised on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Conference & Networking Opportunities. The annual GCCA conference is held each January on St. Simons Island, GA. This conference allows students the opportunity to network with professionals already practicing in the college setting.

Awards & Recognition. Presidents’ Grants are a huge benefit to graduate students! The President’s grant provides opportunities for Georgia students who are in masters, specialist, or doctoral level counseling or counseling related programs. Winners of the grant receive: a cash stipend, conference registration, and FREE lodging at the King & Prince Resort. Conference scholarships that waive the conference registration fee are available each year to graduate students.

Job Opportunities. GCCA has up to date job listings for college counseling centers around the state. When it is time for you to start your job search you will already have a place to start! Take advantage of our supervision listing that allows you to connect with experienced supervisors in the field of college counseling.

Students are encouraged to get involved with GCCA! Whether that entails being the graduate student member of the executive council, helping manage our social media pages, or other creative ways to participate, we love having students actively involved with our professional organization.