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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.  

 

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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.

 

 

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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

 

 

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Handshake

 

 

Handshake

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].

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Networking

As a student of George Washington University’s College of Professional Studies you are part of GW's extensive student and alumni network. There are over 280,000 GW Alumni in 150 countries around the world! Your networking opportunities include access to: 

  • LinkedIn Groups where you can privately connect with current students, alumni and faculty of your program. 

  • GW Career Connect, GW's online community that brings together GW students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends for professional connections, career advice and mentoring.

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Events

Throughout your tenure as a student you will have multiple opportunities to attend a variety of career-related events. These will give you forums to engage with employers, expand your career outlook and develop professionally, including: 

  • GW Career Fairs held every fall and spring semester with over 100 employers.
  • Employer sessions scheduled on Campus or virtually (Examples: Atlantic Media, The CIA, IBM).
  • Visits to employer offices (Examples: Accenture, The Library of Congress, NIST, Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz). 
  • Workshops on resumes, cover letters, applying to federal jobs and related career topics.