Career Prep

Our professional career coaches have extensive experience working with students in career development, employment advising, internship preparation, interview skills, and document preparation. Career coaching is available for all degree-seeking GW students and alumni through either the Center for Career Services or through individual school-based career centers.

Schedule a Coaching Appointment

If you are a student, you may schedule a meeting with a career coach through the Handshake profile. Alumni who had Handshake accounts can still schedule appointments through Handshake. Alumni without a Handshake account can call us at 202-994-6495 to schedule an appointment. 

Scheduling appointments in Handshake:

  • Log in to Handshake
  • Click on Career Center
  • Select “Appointments” and “Schedule a New Appointment.”
  • Select an appointment based on what you’d like to discuss

For questions regarding Handshake, please contact us at [email protected].

    Types of Appointments

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    Career Exploration Coaching

    Our career exploration and assessment coaches can provide guidance and support in:

    • Identifying your interests, skills, and values
    • Exploring academic major and career options
    • Developing your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile to help you communicate skills and experiences
    • Understanding how to approach the internship and job search processes
    • Reviewing assessments including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, CliftonStrengths, and the Strong Interest Inventory
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    Industry Career Coaching

    For students who have a good understanding of the sector, industry, and roles they are targeting or for a student who is exploring careers, but has questions about a specific career field.

    Our industry career coaches provide:

    • Internship and targeted job search strategy
    • Personal branding and networking
    • Interview preparation
    • Advanced resume and cover letter review



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    Resume & Cover Letter Support

    Meet with peer advisors and staff to review your resume and cover letter, update your Handshake profile, discuss your networking strategy, and gain access to the student-to-alumni networking platform, GW Career Connect.

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    Interviews & Offer Negotiations

    Meet with a career coach to:

    • Prepare for interviews including general behavioral questions, and specialized sessions for finance, case interviews, and technical interviews
    • Evaluate and understand job offers
    • Learn how to approach salary negotiation


    Drop-In Hours

    Meet with a Career Ambassador or Career Coach during drop-in hours to review your resume, cover letter or application for a part-time job, internship or campus leadership position.

    Drop-in hours have concluded for the spring semester and will return in the fall.

    Industry Career Newsletters 

    Sign up for online newsletters produced by the Industry Career Coaches in the Center for Career Services & stay informed of the latest events, resources, internships, jobs & more in your field of interest: