UWG is committed to being the hub of economic growth in the region. With an expanding presence, UWG serves as an economic growth engine for the entire state of Georgia.

In collaboration with leaders in areas like health care, business, technology, agriculture, government, media, performing arts, libraries, cultural heritage and preservation, military, non-profit organizations, and P-12 and other educational institutions, UWG will continue to cultivate a strong network of partners dedicated to making the region a better place to live, work, learn, and play.

This includes providing valuable training and resources for businesses small and large as well as individuals seeking to increase their personal marketability through continuing and professional education or advanced degree study.  Please explore the links to the right to see how UWG can help you and your business reach the next stage of your dreams. 


  • Professional, Entrepreneur, and Continuing Education

    At UWG, education is at the heart of what we do and we believe learning is an ongoing process critical to personal, professional, and community growth. We offer a wide variety of certificate and non-certificate courses designed to help individuals and employers find the training they need to succeed.

     Our Department of Continuing Education provides face-to-face, online, and hybrid training options including business classes such as customer service essentials, leadership training, and more. We also offer technology certification and training in a number of high-demand programs as well as on-site training for businesses and employer groups.

    In addition, several formal Certificate Programs are available through the university.

    The UWG Small Business Development Center is part of the Richards College of Business and is one of 17 centers in the Georgia SBDC Network. Our professional business consultants at the UWG SBDC offer confidential, consulting services free of charge to companies seeking management, marketing, and financial advice. Some assistance is also provided to pre-venture businesses that have gathered the necessary information and are ready to move forward. The UWG SBDC serves Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson, Heard and Polk counties.

    Looking for an advanced degree? The University of West Georgia offers several Master's, Specialists, and Doctorate degrees that may benefit you.

    Need something you don't see listed? We encourage you to contact Continuing Education and/or the SBDC to inquire about future availability.

  • Startup and Business Growth Services

    Healthy businesses mean healthy communities and UWG is committed to helping build both.

    Our UWG Small Business Development Center offers counseling and advice on topics such as start-up mentoring, manufacturing and logistics support, business retention, budgeting, business plans, marketing,  international trade, financing, and more.

    We are also able to assist in commercialization, innovation ecosystem support, and other efforts through our partnership with The Burson Center, a business incubator and resource center for companies in the West Georgia region.

  • Recruiting Resources

    Handshake, UWG Career Services' free job posting system, has changed.  Please use the link from the Handshake button on the top right of this page to log in and post your part time, internship or full time positions.

    The UWG Career Services Department works with employers and graduate school recruiters to connect students and alumni to their successful futures.  Post a job, attend an event, conduct an information session, and meet with candidates through on-campus interviews and recruitment tables.  Our programs enable you to efficiently find the best talent for your organization or program as well as provide your company with branding and exposure to our campus.

    UWG welcomes participation from all employers - small to large organizations, and from all employment sectors.  At West Georgia, you will find outstanding students who have been shaped by rigorous academics, an exceptional faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and an interdisciplinary educational system that promotes innovation across academic boundaries.

    We would love to speak with you further on how to become a valued partner with the University of West Georgia, so please feel free to reach out.  Amazing things happen when you HireWest!

    UWG Career Services is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and expect all employers recruiting our students to abide by NACE's Principles for Professional Practice for Career Services and Employment Professionals. Please review our employer policies and guidelines for more information.

  • Research Assistance and Centers

    One of the most significant advantages of having a college campus in your backyard is access to professional-quality research assistance. UWG collaborates with businesses and communities through a number of centers and services including:


  • Regional Planning and Development

    UWG maintains a strong connection to regional development and recruitment. One of our most valued partnerships in this area is with Carroll Tomorrow, a unique, countywide public-private economic development association committed to preparing for and promoting positive growth in Carroll County.

  • State Resources