Student Hiring Improvement Project

In November 2020 Georgia Tech Human Resources (GTHR) launched an initiative to review and improve the Student Hiring process across the Institute. This project is just one element of an 18- to 24-month plan to build an office within GTHR to support the full student employment experience.

This site serves as a resource for anyone interested in or involved with the project. Check back often for updates.

This project will measurably improve the student hiring process across Georgia Tech by: 

  1. Decreasing the time it takes to hire a student; 
  2. Increasing transparency around each step of the hiring process; and 
  3. Developing detailed, end-to-end, useful operating procedures for hiring students that live in one, publicized, accessible location 


  • All of our work is undertaken in support of students. 
  • We will operate with transparency and collaboration with campus partners. 
  • We will relentlessly pursue excellence, efficiency, and consistency.  

Georgia Tech Human Resources (GTHR) is leading this project:

Team Leaders

  • Charvette Webb, Director of Talent Acquisition, Project Champion
  • Leslie Hall, Director of Human Resources Information Systems, Process Owner
  • Athena Smith, Program & Portfolio Manager, Project Manager
  • Yvonne Noland, Administrative Manager, Lead Facilitator


  • Emily Graham, Student Assistant, GTHR
  • Jacqueline Strickland, Academic Program Manager I, Graduate Studies
  • Jerry Jobe, ERP Project & Process Manager Senior, ERP
  • Kelly Rockwell, School Administrative Officer, Computer Science
  • LaTonya Harrell, Associate Director - Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid

The Project Team

  • Diana Robert, Student Employment Manager, GTHR
  • Justin Boone, Asst Dir-Tutoring & Peer Programs, OUE
  • Kayla Blackwell, HR Coordinator, GTHR
  • Maria Hunter, Director - Service Delivery & Support / OIT-DCIO
  • Nina Climes, HR Manager, CEISMC
  • Rachel Cox, Student Programming Lead, GTRI
  • Corey MacAllister, Office of Graduate Studies