Samantha Campo was an elementary school teacher in New Jersey with no formal education in computer science.
Dan Hawks was an Atlanta media consultant who wanted to understand more about the analytics he was using in his job.
Jasmine McCray was a software developer in South Carolina who needed an affordable path to the next step in her career.
Katja Krivoruchko was a California software engineer, five months’ pregnant and ready to go back to school.
And Harkirat Virk was an officer in the Indian Army, stationed in his country’s northern mountains, where electricity — much less an internet connection — is hard to come by.
What do they all have in common? Each became a successful Georgia Tech graduate student. Each is putting that education to work in achieving their professional aspirations. And each is now connected to hundreds, even thousands, of classmates and alumni across every continent, many with similar stories — who may never meet face to face.
Five letters now connect these learners forever. The first two — GT — are known around the world, and the other three — OMS — are becoming better known by the day.
The programs that Georgia Tech has selected for OMS-ification (computer science, analytics, and cybersecurity) are not random. All three have a strong connection to computing and its related disciplines — which more readily lend themselves to online instruction — but each also teaches skills that are in great demand in today’s economy.
Georgia Tech Professional Education is a leader in innovative educational delivery, designed for working professionals in tech, business, and leadership. Our connection to the marketplace — coupled with our world-class faculty, researchers, and subject matter experts — provides an unparalleled prospective to education innovation, industry trends, future work, and lifelong learning. To read more about the premier innovators, collaborative platforms, and cutting-edge research transforming the university of the future, visit the Education & Innovation page.