Don't miss out!  Take advantage of all the Dual Degree Program has to offer while you complete your associate degree, all the way through the completion of your bachelor's degree.  From DDP Induction to our exclusive Cording Ceremonies, the Dual Degree Program has numerous ways to network with other transfer students who currently attend GSU, as well as those still in pursuit of the associates degree at one of our 17 partner community colleges.  Current DDP students may contact dualdegree@govst.edu or check out the most recent DDP Newsletter for details on upcoming event dates. You may also visit the Dual Degree Program's Facebook page for recent event photos and special announcements.

Need to enroll in DDP?  Click on your community college's tab to the left, and schedule a virtual appointment with your designated DDP Transfer Specialist to get enrolled in the Dual Degree Program today!

  • DDP Induction

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    During the DDP Induction, newly enrolled DDP students have the opportunity to obtain additional information on the benefits of the Dual Degree Program. Students and their guests also have the opportunity to meet the GSU President, Provost, and faculty and program advisors. You will also have the chance to tour the campus, hear from other transfer students attending GSU, participate in fun activities with other DDP students, and you will be officially inducted into the Dual Degree Program! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your DDP Transfer SpecialistApril 8th will be the Spring Induction, please be on the lookout for the email invitation. 

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  • DDP Graduation Cording Ceremonies

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    Students who transferred to GSU in the spring and fall semesters are honored with a cord representing the community college where they recently graduated with their associate degree. In the company of several partnering college Presidents and GSU administration, students are corded by their respective DDP Transfer Specialists while proudly displaying their new DDP “One Degree Down!” t-shirts. 

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    Once DDP students graduate from GSU they are honored at the Dual Degree Program Cording Ceremony. During this ceremony, they receive a black and white cord braided along with the color of their community college, representing the attainment of both Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree.  

    DDP students graduating from GSU this year will be honored in a virtual cording ceremony, to acknowledge the completion of their Dual Degrees. Formal invitations will be mailed in early April 2021.

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  • DDP Monthly Community Service

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    Each month the Dual Degree Program coordinates a community service event with the help of its Student Transition Assistants. This is a perfect opportunity for students to become active members of their community, which has a lasting positive impact on society at large. Community service gives our DDP students the life skills and knowledge, as well as provides a service to those who need it most.  

    If you have any questions about the upcoming DDP community service event please feel free to reach out to our Student Transition Assistants.

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  • DDP Professional Development Symposiums

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    Scholarship Symposium
    The Dual Degree Program hosts an annual “DDP “Get Money: Scholarship Symposium,” during the fall semester. Due to the current global pandemic, the symposium has and may continue to be held virtually.  The week-long event has various virtual live online presentations, recorded sessions, and additional materials to help you graduate with as little academic debt as possible.   Our Scholarship Symposium topics may include:  

    •  Scholarship, Loans & Grants–Oh, MY! 
    •  GSU Foundation Scholarships 
    •  Mastering the Scholarship Application Process 
    •  Scholarships for Global Learning (Study Abroad) 
    •  Paying for Graduate School: Fellowships & Internships 
    •  Why Me? Writing Essays & Personal Statements  

    Career Symposium  
    The Dual Degree Program hosts an annual “DDP Get Jobs: Career Symposium,” during the spring semester. Due to the current global pandemic, the symposium has and may continue to be held virtually. The week-long event has various virtual live online Session presentations, recordings, and additional materials to assist you in your short and long-term career goals.  The Career Symposiums topics may include:  

    •  To Grad School, or Not to Grad School?
    •  What Can I Do with My Degree?
    •  Writing a Resume and Cover Letter
    •  Intro to Career Services @ GSU
    •  Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
    •  Know the Code: Myers Briggs Type Indicator Workshop
    •  Interview Preparation, Best Practices, and Mock Interviews

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    DDP Symposiums are perfect opportunities for students to obtain the tools they need to be successful in their pursuits of various forms of financial aid, and next step career planning. Keep an eye out in future emails for more  information!

     

  • DDP Socials and Other Events

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    The Dual Degree Program Hosts Welcome Back Socials where DDP students come from all DDP partnership campuses. During this event we discuss summer adventures, play board games and enjoy time well spent with each other. We also have raffles and give out DDP SWAG! Previously, are Welcome Back Socials were held in the Jaguar Den at GSU, but have been moved onto our online platform due to Covid-19 pandemic. Please stay on the lookout for DDP Socials and other events via your school email addresses or reach out to your DDP Transfer Specialist for more information.  

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