Career Preparation: Coaching

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.

Drop-In With a Quick Question

If you have a quick question (10-15 minutes) related to your resume or cover letter, career resources, upcoming programs or using Handshake, come by the Resource Room. During the academic school year, our drop-in hours are Monday-Friday 11:00am-2:00pm; during the winter, spring, and summer breaks the hours are Monday-Friday 11:00am-1:00pm.

Schedule a Coaching Appointment

If you are a student, you may schedule a meeting with a career coach by clicking the "Appointments" link in the left column of your Handshake profile.  If you're an alumna or alumnus, call us at 202-994-6495 to schedule an appointment.

Types of Appointments

Career Exploration Coaching

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

  • identifying your interests, skills, and values related to choosing an academic major and exploring career options 
  • developing your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile to help you communicate your professional competencies
  • internship and job search processes

Industry Career Coaching

For students who have a good understanding of the sector, industry, and job 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:

  • advanced resume and cover letter review
  • internship and targeted job search advising
  • personal branding and networking strategies
  • interview preparation

Schedule an Appointment