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At GW, You Are Not the Only One

Focused on Your Career Goals



Career Services



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GW’s College of Professional Studies is proud to offer a career services office designed specifically for professional students. You will soon discover how our personalized attention and focused resources give you a distinct advantage in fulfilling your professional goals.    


Our Career Services advisors are seasoned professionals with a talent for opening many doors. By working with them, you will take advantage of key industry contacts and maximize your ability to match your talents with new opportunities.  



Meet the Staff 

Our office provides one-on-one advising, programming and resources to assist students and alumni in exploring opportunities, developing job search strategies and sustaining lifelong career success.




Career Advising 


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Career Services provides individual confidential 45-minute advising sessions free of charge to CPS students and alumni. Appointments are offered in-person, on WebEx or over the phone. Students may work with an experienced advisor to engage in:

  • Exploration of future career options
  • Development of a job search plan
  • Resume, cover letter and online professional profile critique
  • Job interview preparation








GW students and graduates can find all career services and resources through Handshake, GW’s career service portal. Log in to Handshake using your GW email address and password. An account has already been created for you.

In Handshake you can:

  • schedule a career counseling appointment,
  • view industry and program resources,
  • search jobs and internships, and
  • register for upcoming career fairs and events.

If you graduated before 2015 you can request a Handshake account.

For Employers 

We encourage all potential employers to post internship and job opportunities to Handshake, our career and recruitment portal. You will find step by step instructions on how to create an account, free of charge, and instructions on how to post a job to Handshake.

For help with Handshake, please contact Kushal Ismael at [email protected].


Employer Site Visits


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The Career Services Office works with our valued employer partners to sponsor site visits for students and alumni. These visits provide a unique opportunity to meet with industry professionals and hiring partners, tour workspaces, learn about job opportunities and receive valuable career advice.


Examples of employers visited include:

  • The Library of Congress
  • Deloitte
  • GSA
  • National Institute of Standards & Technology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology