As an aside, the eng job is full time, at GE, so a pretty good company. Im also working part time at a bio-tech as an IP consultant (have IP W/E too, but intersnhip tuff while in undergrad) Also, do you think the potential for me to work as a patent agent while at GSU will counteract its joblessness? Laslty, my current plan is to go to GSU for two years part time while completing the equivalent of my 1L, then, if Im in a pos. to transfer, transfer to Emory? (while saving up as much as possible at my eng/IP job?)
Nothing outside of nepotism will counteract GSU v Emory. That being said, the things you mentioned will go a long way once you get an interview etc. But unless you are in the top few people in your GSU class, those interviews will not occur.
As far as transferring goes, I think it is great if you don't get into Emory at all. But don't turn down an offer to do so. But I don't think you would have to do miraculously well at GSU to get an Emory transfer acceptance. As in top few students, maybe top 10-15-20% I really don't know.
Also, if you can get in, the Ti:Ger program sounds right up your alley. There are a ton of IP people here and it sounds like you would fit in very well.