OMED offers the following programs to support incoming transfer and graduate students at Georgia Tech:
Edge – Offers support from upperclassmen who serve as mentors to assist first-year students academically and socially.
Transitions – Enables graduate students and dual-degree/transfer students to network with peers, faculty, and staff as they settle into Georgia Tech.
Edge is a year-long peer mentoring program designed to support incoming students – both freshmen and transfers – during their first year at Georgia Tech. Incoming students are paired with a successful upperclassman, or Edge Leader, who serves as a peer mentor and offers support to help new students acclimate academically and socially during their first year. Here are the Edge Leaders from the 2016-17 academic year!
"When I transferred to Georgia Tech, the assistant director of the Edge program greeted me and instantly made me feel like home. She paired me with Sergio Sandoval, who became my OMED mentor and best friend at Tech. Sergio always supported and helped me along the journey and I graduated with highest honors as an aerospace engineer.”
— Giovanny Guecha, alumnus, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering