Mikala Bush

Admission Counselor

Years at Tech: 2.

Favorite thing about Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech is committed to what it does best. You’ll find that our 35 majors are all so technologically focused and creates a unique academic and social experience for our students. Every experience on campus leads to solving a problem with this focus in mind and it really sets graduates apart when they leave for their next steps.

Favorite place on Campus: Tech Green is definitely my favorite spot on campus. The space connects Wenn Student Center and Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons where you can grab a cup of Starbucks or a bite to eat with friends.  It’s also lovely green space with hammocks for reading under the trees, a quad for campus events and food trucks for lunch every day!

Favorite Place in Atlanta: I love Piedmont Park! There is always an event taking place, whether a festival, 5K, or concert. You can always grab Atlanta’s famous King of Pops across the street (the best flavor is Thai Iced Tea).  On Sundays, it’s a wonderful place to sit on a bench and read in front of a lake or overlooking the midtown skyscrapers.

Favorite Restaurant near Campus: Negril Village is one of the best brunch spots in Atlanta but the food is just as good Tuesday through Saturday. Negril’s mixes Caribbean island flavor with a Southern twist. 

What I recommend to do while in Atlanta: Pay a tribute to alumnus Ryan Gravel and take a stroll, run, or ride through the Atlanta Beltline – the fruition of his master’s thesis. There are plenty of fun outdoor activities to try as you make your way through the city (like rec soccer at sunset and yoga on Tuesdays) or stop through the Ponce City Market for dinner, shopping and games on the roof top.