Nicole Mintz, the newly hired director of career services for the GW College of Professional Studies (CPS), brings a wealth of experience to the job. She joined the team in August following a seven-year stint as advisor in the GW Career Services Center.
In her new role, she will provide one-on-one career advising sessions free of charge to CPS students and alumni to:
- Explore employment opportunities;
- Develop job search strategies;
- Critique resumes, cover letters or online professional profiles; and
- Prepare for job interviews.
While her office is located on the Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, D.C., she will be regularly available to meet with students at the Arlington and Alexandria Education Centers, the Virginia Science & Technology Campus in Ashburn, or virtually (phone or WebEx).
Students will benefit from Ms. Mintz’s professional experience, which includes career coaching, training and facilitation. In addition to a Graduate Certificate in Career and Workforce Development from The George Washington University, she has a B.A. in Sociology from Ithaca College and an M.S. in Applied Behavioral Science in Organization Development from The John Hopkins University.
Ms. Mintz is also a Certified Career Management Coach, Strong Interest Inventory Certified Practitioner and a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) Certified Practitioner.
In addition to one-on-one coaching, she will guide students to the extensive resources available to them through Handshake, GW’s career service portal. It allows users to view industry and program resources, search jobs and internships, find career-related events and much more.
“I am passionate about working with students and see career development as the intersection of professional and personal development,” said Ms. Mintz.
Students and alumni can make appointments with her through the Handshake portal, connect with her on LinkedIn or directly contact her by email.