Business, Finance, Consulting & Economics

Careers in Business

The Center for Career Services offers industry-specific resources relevant to careers in business for:

  • Undergraduate students in Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS), Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA), School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS), and Milken Institute School of Public Health (GWSPH)
  • Graduate students in Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS)

Note: Students in the School of Business (GWSB) are served by the GWSB-F. David Fowler Career Center. Graduate students not in CCAS are served by their school-specific graduate career center.

Career Coaches

The Industry Career Coach serving students pursuing careers in business sectors.primarily meets with upperclassmen and recent alumni who are at the focused stage of their job search, helping them develop their personal brand and job search strategy. 

Career coaching appointments can be scheduled through Handshake.

Special Business-Focused Career Programs

To access the most current Information on upcoming employer events as well as industry-specific programs and workshops, go to the Events section in Handshake.

Past workshops have included: On-Campus Interviewing 101, Consulting 101, Interview Prep Workshops, Case Interview Prep Meetups.



Resources relevant to careers in business can be found in:

This one­-credit course is designed for students pursuing careers in business sectors and is an excellent way to insure thorough preparation for the application & interview process. Students will learn business career management skills, including:

  • Set a professional direction and leverage online resources and networking contacts to accelerate the internship and job search
  • Use assessments in clarifying strengths, interests and motivators to explore careers
  • Prepare a resume, cover letter and 60­second pitch that position them competitively
  • Deliver a presentation of their elevator pitch
  • Develop an action plan to guide their search
  • Attend networking events, career fairs and other industry/job events
  • Build skills in behavioral­based and case interviewing
  • Secure and conduct an informational, internship or job interview
  • Evaluate and negotiate a job offer
  • Acquire techniques for managing the job search as a life­long endeavor

This course is open to seniors, juniors & sophomores in CCAS, ESIA, SEAS, & GWSPH. Two sections are available each semester and are taught by Julianna Hutchins, Industry Career Coach for Business, Finance, Consulting & Economics. Apply thru GWeb.


The GW Real Estate & Finance Alliance (REFA) is a network of GW alumni, parents, and friends working in all facets of the real estate and financial services industries in Washington, DC, New York City, and throughout the world.

One of the primary goals of the REFA Board in DC is to actively engage with current GW students interested in the real estate and finance industries. The DC REFA Sophomore Mentoring Program successfully launched in Fall 2015, with a new cohort selected for the program each fall semester.

The primary purpose of this program is to facilitate the exploration of the finance and real estate industries through events, mentor/mentee conversations, and networking opportunities. Students do not need to know yet what degree/major they will be pursuing or if they prefer finance or real estate. Each student mentee is paired with two alumni mentors from the DC REFA board.

The Junior Year REFA Program is facilitated by the F. David Fowler Career Center in GWSB. For talented students from any school at GW aspiring to careers on Wall Street and in NYC real estate, this mentorship program provides an unparalleled opportunity to secure high­level internships that lead to coveted jobs.

Application information for this program will be available in the fall semester and will be included in the Careers in Business Newsletter and in Handshake.

Sponsored by the Center for Career Services and the Career Services Council, and supported by a generous gift from Board of Trustees Emeritus Mark R. Shenkman, MBA '67, and his wife Rosalind, Career Quest offers GW students an exclusive opportunity to gain an up­close and personal experience with leading organizations in New York City and Los Angeles. More information on Career Quest.

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