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Rich purple walls and a bar outfitted with a zebra-print façade sounds more like club decor than the decor of a school. For the past 20 years, however, the National Bartending School of Atlanta has put on mixology clinics in just this kind of lounge-style setting. At its six learning stations, teachers train professional bartenders during hands-on certification courses that cover more than 100 drink recipes, as well as eclectic topics such as free pouring or the art of making a cocktail from whatever falls down a waterfall. Alternatively, students can dabble in the art of cocktail creation during two-hour, noncertification courses, which focus on classic drinks such as the cosmo and the margarita.

2090 Cobb Pkwy SE
Smyrna,
GA
US

College & Career Links helps clients find jobs and develop as professionals with services such as resume overhauls and internship- and job-search consultations. It also provides professionals and students with free virtual workshops, such as Your Major & Your Money, which helps high schoolers and college freshmen and sophomores learn about the salary statistics of various majors.

70 Mansell Court Suite 100
Roswell,
GA
US

Get Hired Boot Camp's team of instructors and business insiders have one simple mission: to get their students the jobs they deserve as quickly as possible. With it's self-described “no fluff, no BS” approach, GHBC equips job applicants with easy-to-follow online videos and audio files that lay out vital tips to launching a rewarding new career. Each course tackles a specific aspect in the job-search process, such as how to perfectly sell yourself with your resume, how to utilize social media to build a powerful network, and how to succeed in the feat of strength portion of a job interview. Customers can also visit the site’s blog to glean free job searching advice on topics such as how to use Pintrest for your job search, taking a job overseas, and how to job search while employed.

4575 Webb Bridge Rd Box 5394
Alpharetta,
GA
US

Veterans of the banking, marketing, and corporate worlds, Resume Workshop's three founders repeatedly interviewed ideal job candidates who struggled to articulate why they were qualified. To remedy the trend, they draw upon their years hiring for Fortune 500 companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase and Barclays to dispense step-by-step assistance to prospective employees.

Whether clients are applying for entry-level work or vying for a spot in upper management, instructors make sure their resumes and cover letters clearly and persuasively demonstrate their aptitude and are free of errors. During group or one-on-one sessions, job interview coaches prepare students for the questions they can expect and reveal what types of answers stand out to employers. For following up after an interview, Resume Workshop also imparts strategies that are more effective than the tradition of mailing a thank-you ham.

236 Forsyth Street SW, Suite 202
Atlanta,
GA
US

The nonprofit Saferide America pursues a single, noble goal of keeping drunk drivers off the road. The volunteer-based program dispatches licensed drivers to bars, restaurants, and parties across Atlanta to pick up impaired clients and return them—and their cars—safely home. Divided into three branches of service, Saferide maintains on-call cars that cruise the streets from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m., daily, professional chauffeurs who pilot customers on preplanned nights out, and drivers at parties to drive home multiple guests. The organization raises funds through donations, and contributes money to children who have lost parents to drunk driving.

130 W Wieuca Rd NE
Atlanta,
GA
US

Signature Service: Entrepreneur training and development
Established: 1996
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Pro Tip: Email communication is the best way to contact us due to high call volume and interest in services.

200 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta,
GA
US