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The Real Guilfordians of Atlanta

Alums Live, Work, and Play in ATL!

While we love our home in Greensboro, N.C., we also love to see our graduates lighting up other cities. Atlanta has a lot to offer a Guilford grad — art, innovation, opportunity, and a rich civil rights history. Below, Guilfordians get real about Atlanta and how their Guilford education got them there, and they share advice on getting into industries including journalism, advocacy, promotions and science. Meet the Real Guilfordians of Atlanta!

Portrait of alumna Adrian Ortiz '12 with the quote, "My job really embraces the Guilford Core Value of community."

Meet Adriana Ortiz [VIDEO]

Adriana Oritz ’12, a Peace and Conflict Studies major, shares how Guilford empowered her to be her true self and gave her the interpersonal skills to thrive in the sales field.

Alumna Adriana Ortiz '12 poses for a portrait in Atlanta.

Working at a Cool Brand 101, from a Red Bull Musketeer

Adriana Ortiz '12 works for a brand as stylish as they come, and hitting all the cool venues in Atlanta is part of her weekly to-do list. Check out her advice for students interested in living the sales and promotions life. 

Photo of alum Bradley George with the quote, "I love Guilford because of everything that it stands for."

Meet Bradley George [VIDEO]

Bradley George ’02, a Theatre Studies and German double major, reveals how Guilford opened his eyes to the world by studying abroad and meeting a variety of people on campus.

Bradley George '02 outside Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Tips for Making it in Journalism, from a Radio Journalist

Bradley George '02, Atlanta Bureau Chief for Georgia Public Broadcasting, gives advice to students interested in pursuing a career in journalism. 

Guilford alumni Chris Lett in a photo with the quote, "Guilford is a place where you can grow."

Meet Chris Lett [VIDEO]

Chris Lett ’06, a Business major and Communications minor, expresses his calling to help mentor the youth of Atlanta through civic engagement.

A photo of the outside of the CNN building in Atlanta.

Lights, Camera, Action! Tips on Making it Journalism, from a CNN Producer

Chris Lett '06, field producer at CNN, shares advice for students interested in a career in journalism. 

A photo of alumna Erin Beacham with the quote, "Guilford was a catalyst for this path to advocacy."

Meet Erin Beacham [VIDEO]

Erin Beacham ’02, double major in Psychology and African-American Studies, shares how Guilford led her to a path of advocacy and creating safe, inclusive spaces.

Alumna Erin Beacham in a portrait at the Anti-Defamation League, Southeast Region, in Georgia.

So You Want an Impactful Career in Social Justice?

Want to build a career out of your passion for social justice? Check out these tips from Guilford alumni who did just that. Jess St. Louis '13 and Erin Beacham '02 share tips on how to make your passion your profession.

Alumni Ryan Best with a quote that says, "Guilford gave me an edge because I was able to be involved in my own self-directed research."

Meet Ryan Best [VIDEO]

Ryan Best ’03, a Physics major, shares how Guilford prepared him for a career in the medical field by providing the technical skills and emotional empathy needed to care for his patients.

Portrait of Ryan Best '03, who fights cancer as a medical physicist.

Advice for Future Scientists, from a Cancer-Fighting Physicist

Ryan Best '03 fights cancer with physics, and he has tips for science students who also want to make an impact. 

Living and Working Her Values

Jess St. Louis ’13 follows her passion to get voices heard and fight oppression.

Jess St. Louis '13, the former director of communications, evaluation and research at the US Human Rights Network in Atlanta, handled a variety of design and communication responsibilities. 

Portrait of Jess St. Louis