Sparkle Hodge

Admission Counselor

Years at Tech: Less than 1.

Favorite thing about Georgia Tech: It sounds cliché, but Georgia Tech is unique in that the community is made up of people with different backgrounds and experiences. I love that students can come to collaborate and learn in an environment that continually encourages and pushes them to grow, not only as students, but as a person as a whole. What students learn in the classroom is balanced out by the experiences and memories they make by interacting with people they may not have met otherwise. 

Favorite place on Campus: Clough Rooftop! The view of the Atlanta Skyline is beautiful and such a breath of fresh air during a busy day. It allows you to take in the majority of the city in one view. 

Favorite Place in Atlanta: Georgia Aquarium. I go there every year for my birthday just to see the dolphin show and the beluga whales. If you ever visit, take a behind the scenes tour! 

Favorite Restaurant near Campus: Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! It’s a bit further off of campus, but still within the Perimeter. The bbq ribs are amazing and fall off the bone! 

What I recommend to do while in Atlanta: I recommend taking in the heart of the city as much as you can! Atlanta has so much to offer in terms of food, music, art, shopping, and more. Anything you do will have a lasting impression on you.