Career Programs

Career Resources

The George Washington University supports all of our alumni throughout their lifelong career journey. The Office of Alumni Relations, the Center for Career Services, and the GW school-based career centers provide a number of career management resources to assist you including professional development programs, lifelong learning opportunities, and career and networking events.

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Networking opportunities

Alumni Industry Networks

  • In-person and virtual professional networking opportunities through our eight Alumni Industry Networks: Finance, Healthcare, Media & Communications, Marketing & Advertising, Politics & Government, Real Estate, Retail & Fashion, and  Technology.

    • Make connections within your industry, or industries
    • Join LinkedIn groups for each Industry Network

If you have any questions about the Alumni Industry Networks, please contact Kate Schuster, Director of Career Programs and Industry Networks, at [email protected].
 

GWAA LinkedIn Group

The GWAA LinkedIn Group is managed by the Office of Alumni Relations. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at [email protected].
 

GW Career Connect

  • All GW alumni are invited to join GW Career Connect.

    • Connect with undergraduate students, graduate students and fellow alumni to connect around industry areas of interest. 

GW Career Connect is managed by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Center for Career Services. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at [email protected].
 

Virtual Networking Hours

  • Chat-based networking sessions held online throughout the year

If you have any questions about Virtual Networking Hours, please contact Kate Schuster, Director of Career Programs and Industry Networks, at [email protected].
 


Please visit the GW Alumni events calendar to find out more about upcoming events and programs where you can also network with fellow alumni!

Professional development

GWebinars

If you have any questions, please contact Kate Schuster, Director of Career Programs and Industry Networks, at [email protected].
 

Career management workshops, educational panels, and programs

If you have any questions about Alumni Career Programs, please contact Kate Schuster, Director of Career Programs and Industry Networks, at [email protected].

 

Mentor current students

  • Share your professional expertise, career guidance, and industry knowledge with current GW students on the newly launched mentoring platform, GW Career Connect (offered by GW Center for Career Services and the Office of Alumni Relations)

If you have any questions about mentorship opportunities, please contact Bonnie Graham, Director, Alumni Volunteer Programs & Professional Development, at [email protected].

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Job Listings on Handshake

The university has partnered with Handshake, a modern career development and recruitment platform that will help build and strengthen relationships between organizations and GW students and alumni.

Handshake offers many exciting new features for our students, alumni, and alumni employers:

Search for a job
Handshake personalizes job recommendations based on your interests and connections, pushing out customized information that is relevant and timely based on your career interests, experiences, and major or field. The system features 180,000 diverse employers listing thousands of full-time positions, internships, as well as seasonal and temporary employment opportunities.

Access resources & events relevant to your career needs
On Handshake, you can easily search for employment, sign up for events and appointments, access the on-campus recruiting program, review career resources that are relevant to you, and receive the latest information from your career services office and the employers you follow.

Alumni with GWork Profiles
On July 1, 2017, Handshake replaced the former GWork (Simplicity) system. Alumni who had been previously registered in GWork should have received an email instructing them on how to access Handshake and set up their profiles.  Note: If you had personal documents uploaded to your GWork profile, e.g., resumes, cover letters, etc., they will NOT be transitioned to Handshake. If you do not already have copies of these materials, you should download them from GWork. You will have access to your GWork documents library until November 1, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact the Handshake Help Desk at [email protected].

Individualized career consulting services

Individualized career consulting services by appointment are offered by the central GW Center for Career Services and School-Based Career Centers.
   

Access to employer events

Employer events are offered by the central GW Center for Career Services and School-Based Career Centers.

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Job Listings on Handshake

Handshake offers a streamlined and centralized college recruiting process for employers that allows you to easily connect with great Colonial candidates, post jobs and internships at no cost, and register for career events and on-campus recruiting.

Employers — you may access Handshake by going to gwu.joinhandshake.com to set up your profile.

If you have any questions, please contact Employer Relations at [email protected].

 


Asha Aravindakshan

“Through GW alumni career opportunities I was able to build a strong digital presence, gain confidence in my elevator pitch, and practice my networking skills. Thanks in part to that career services programming, I secured a role in an organization that I learned about on social media and made the career pivot I was looking for.”

Asha Aravindakshan, GWSB '02


 

Post or Search for a Job

Recruit or work with fellow Colonials by posting or searching for a job on Handshake, GW's career management system.

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Join a Professional Network

GW has a variety of professional networks that you can join online, in your industry and in your workplace.

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