Opportunities for Students

GW Alumni

The support of GW's global network of alumni enhances the student experience from their first day at Colonial Inauguration through graduation on the National Mall.

Programs & Events

Colonial Ambassadors
The Colonial Ambassadors are a select group of students that connects the student community with alumni, promotes GW traditions, and encourages a culture of philanthropy.

Dinner with Alumni
GW alumni host students for dinner through this valued program that builds connections in the GW community.  Share career interests, gain professional advice, and swap stories about the GW experience.

How Do I Become A. . .
Our popular lecture series design to highlight GW alumni from various careers and professions.

Summer Send-offs
Graciously hosted by alumni and parents in cities throughout the world during the summer months, GW Summer Send-Offs afford new students and their families an opportunity to meet current members of the GW community including parents, students, alumni, and administrators.

Speed Networking Nights
This program, brought to you by the Career Center and Alumni Relations, teaches you how to sell yourself and how connecting with the right people can help you get that dream internship or job. Learn the importance and how-tos of networking from members of the Career Center and GW alumni professionals in a variety of fields. Log into GWork to sign up for the next Speed Networking Night!

Senior Class Gift
The Senior Class Gift, a tradition at GW since the 1980s, is a way for each class to leave an imprint on the university. This year we have the unique opportunity to create a legacy as distinct and diverse as our class by giving back to the areas of the university and organizations of our choice.  You can give to any part of the university you choose - your favorite sports team, student organization, school, or scholarships and financial aid – and challenge your friends to do the same!


Online Resources

The Career Advisor Network
A GW-only online network designed as a resource for you and alumni seeking professional development or career advice. Before you contact anyone on the network, please read the Guidelines and Tips for Contacting Alumni Advisors.

GW Alumni Association LinkedIn Group
GW Alumni Association has an official LinkedIn group for the GW community to help expand our worldwide network of people and opportunities. We encourage you to explore LinkedIn and join the GWAA Group and begin connecting to your GW legacy!

For more information on the above programs, please contact Molly Kastendieck, assistant director of student-alumni programs, at 202-994-5878 or mollyck@gwu.edu.

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