Georgia State University and Alight

Alight is proudly a primary partner of Georgia State University (GSU), one of the United States’ largest and most diverse public research universities and a core source of talent to our Atlanta Hub.

Our Partnership with GSU

Beginning of the story:

Alight has been partnering with GSU since 2021, when we were gaining more maturity in our DE&I strategy specifically in Underrepresented Talent Acquisition and Retention initiatives.

GSU is not only one of the Top 10 universities in the United States to achieve the most ethnic diversity on campus, but they also have one of the highest prcentages in the coutnry to have first generation students, something that was very importatn to Alight's DE&I team.

Mutal Benefits:

  • Access to a diverse talent pool: Our collaboration grants us access to a remarkable talent pool, rich in diversity and a wide range of perspectives. We embrace this diversity to foster innovation and creativity within our workforce.

  • Community Engagement: Our partnership with GSU allows us to actively support education and diversity initiatives, strengthening our bonds with local stakeholders and customers in Atlanta, an important service delivery hub for Alight.

  • Support for first-generation students: We are proud to support first-generation students on their journey to success. Through scholarships, mentorship programs and internships, we empower these students to achieve their academic and professional goals.
  • Talent Retention: Our strong presence on campus makes us a preferred employer attracting top talent. Building relationships with students early on increases the likelihood of retaining them as future employees.
  • Networking Opportunities: Our partnership opens doors to valuable networking opportunities. We connect with faculty, alumni and other partners, leading to strategic alliances and business growth.

In joining forces with Georgia State University, we're not just building a partnership; we're forging a path to a brighter future for all. Together, we'll unlock a world of opportunities and create a legacy of diversity, innovation, and social impact.
SU's Diversity Focused Programs

The mission of this leadership program is to “advance women’s leadership in the world by empowering our students to aspire to and achieve leadership roles”. It provides women at GSU with education, leadership skills, and self-awareness to realize their ultimate potential by building confidence in oneself, one’s professional work, and one’s engagement and impact within their community.
GSU’s Women Lead program is specifically focused on growing and building women leaders with intersectional backgrounds. Through this engagement, our colleagues and GSU’s students have formed relationships that extend beyond mentorship and employment. More than 67% of Alight’s interns in 2022 identified as ethnically diverse as a direct result of our relationship with minority-serving institutions.

GSU Military Outreach Center

The Military Outreach Center assists reservists, National Guard and active duty servicemembers, veterans and their dependents with the support and services they need to reach their academic goals.
Each center employs a staff of advocates, all of whom are military veterans or dependents, prepared to serve those who have served. The Military Outreach Center supports military-connected students through the development and implementation of outreach programs and services focused on meeting their unique needs. By consistently promoting and collaborating with community-based veteran and military-affiliated organizations, the MOC fosters partnerships that benefit student-veterans academically and professionally.

The Inclusive Digital Expression and Literacy (IDEAL)

The IDEAL program is an Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE) program at GSU with a focus on creative media, art, film, theater, and music. Our mission is to prepare students with intellectual disabilities with job skills and employment-readiness information while providing access to university education, resources, and support that leads to higher levels of self-determination, meaningful employment, greater independence, and a higher quality of life. 
IDEAL provides a two-year, five-semester course of study where the students can participate in work-study and internship experiences and participate in a variety of extracurricular activities on campus.

GSU Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC)

The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) is an extension of the Multicultural Center and focuses on providing services, resources and intentional support for students identifying as or connecting to LGBTQ+ and varying gender identities.
The GSRC provides services including programming, workshops, organizational support and mentoring that focus on all identities within the LGBTQ+ and varying gender communities.  It supports student engagement by aligning their purpose with personal goals that will enhance students’ academic and career success by building a culture that fosters identity awareness, identity acceptance and support of all students from LGBTQ+ and varying gender identities.


Upcoming Alight events at GSU

Alight & Military Veterans Meet & Greet
In partnership with GSU's Military Outreach Center.

Stop by and enjoy a slice of pizza while chatting with our Team VALOR representatives and gain valuable insights into military career paths and resources for the military community at Alight.

Click here for more information about this event and to register to attend.
Alight Day at GSU
Alight Day is your opportunity to connect, learn and illuminate your path to success!

Join us for an engaging day of networking, panel discussions and insights into the world of Alight.

For more information and to register to attend, click here

Alight's Campus Programs

10-week summer internship program. 

Inspire is committed to helping build a diverse group of future leaders within our organization. The program is focused on creating a great place for current college students to  grow and thrive while developing practical business and professional skills. This nationwide paid internship program takes place 10 weeks over the summer. 

Full-time, new college graduate program

Ignite is committed to building a diverse group of future leaders within our organization. The program is focused on creating a great place for new college graduates to thrive and offer an accelerated educational program designed to build practical business and leadership skills.​

Full-time, 1-3 years of experience
or master’s graduate program

Illuminate is for individuals who have completed their undergraduate education and have been in the professional workplace for 1 to 3 years. The entry-level positions offered through Illuminate are great opportunities for a first-time job changer looking for a position to propel them forward into a new fulfilling career.

Alight Benefits

Remain healthy. Access to medical, dental, vision and prescription drugs on day one
Work/life balance. Paid time off, wellness days, family leave, bereavement leave, holidays.
Helping you prepare. Disability, life insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment benefits, pet insurance, parental leave includes adoption and foster care placement, and more.
Saving for the future. Access to 401(K) savings, Registered Retirement Savings Plan, flexible spending accounts, employee discounts
Alight cares. We're family and support our people through all of life's moments—good and bad
Professional development. We formally support ongoing professional development for our colleagues through Alight Academy to support personal and professional growth.

Alight's Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity
At Alight, we believe that diversity should be visible, valued, and sustained throughout the organization.  We are committed to enabling an inclusive culture of belonging that engages all colleagues and grows the diversity of our talent to proudly represent the clients and communities we serve.

That is why we start with inclusion. For us, inclusion is a verb. It is the act of creating an environment where colleagues can bring their whole selves to work, reach their full potential, and feel that they belong. When we act inclusively and colleagues feel they belong, that action is reflected in our diversity. Diversity for us is measurable, both visible and non-visible, and balanced. This balance is reflected in:
  • Culture - creating a sense of belonging in the workplace
  • Colleague Careers - improving the acquisition, development and retention of diverse talent
  • commUNITY - affirming our diversity inside and out
  • Marketplace & Commerce - diversifying our portfolio and infusing Alight culture in our client experiences

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