Graduate Student Career Series

The Graduate Student Career Series is an initiative of the Career Services Council to provide all graduate students with access to career learning programs and workshops from industry specific to general career development topics.  Through this collaborative effort, graduate students in all schools across GW will have access to workshops that may have once been unavailable.

Spring 2023


In-Person Employer Briefing for Graduate Students: FHI 360

1/12/2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This in-person employer briefing at FHI 360 will be an opportunity for GW graduate students to hear from HR and staff about the organizational culture, work, priorities and employment opportunities.

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In-Person Employer Briefing for Graduate Students: Partnership for Public Service

1/12/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This in-person employer briefing at The Partnership for Public Service will be an opportunity for GW graduate students to hear from HR and staff about the organizational culture, work, priorities and employment opportunities. They will also discuss all their innovative federal fellowship program opportunities.

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Employer Briefing (TSPPPA): Federal Hiring and Resumes (presented by HUD)

1/25/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hear directly from Human Resources at HUD (Housing and Urban Development) on how to understand the federal hiring process, ways to maximize your opportunities, and how to write a federal resume.

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Employer Briefing (TSPPPA): Federal Hiring and Resumes (presented by HUD)

1/25/2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hear directly from Human Resources at HUD (Housing and Urban Development) on how to understand the federal hiring process, ways to maximize your opportunities, and how to write a federal resume.

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The Non-Academic Job Search for Doctoral Students (CCAS Alumni Panel)

1/30/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Not all doctoral students are looking to pursue careers in academia. For those who are looking to build a career outside of academia, the process can seem daunting or overwhelming. Many doctoral students are not trained on how to find and apply to non-academic jobs or internships in the public, private or nonprofit sectors. And it can be challenging to show employers the valuable knowledge, skills, and abilities developed in a doctoral program. The purpose of this program is to give attendees ideas on such topics as how to identify areas and employers of interest, how to tell their story to employers, how to network, and how to land a non-academic job. The alumni panelists will share their experiences and tips on successfully navigating the non-academic job search process.

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Leadership Connect Training (hosted by TSPPPA)

2/15/2023 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Learn from their Client Success Manager how to use this searchable service to identify and connect with alumni and key decision makers across all sectors. GW pays for this tool which is accessible in the resource section of Handshake.

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Demystifying Executive Search Firms (Carlyn Madden GW '10, CEO, Good Insight)

2/23/2023 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Hear from Carlyn Madden (GW '10), Founder and CEO of Good Insight, a national nonprofit executive search firm and governance consultancy. The firm’s mission is to connect good causes to great leaders and serves a range of nonprofits, associations, public agencies, universities, and social enterprises.

She will discuss how to effectively work with search firms, career paths to these types of roles and about the current job market for social impact careers.

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Leadership Connect Training (hosted by TSPPPA)

3/30/2023 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Learn from their Client Success Manager how to use this searchable service to identify and connect with alumni and key decision makers across all sectors. GW pays for this tool which is accessible in the resource section of Handshake.

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Leadership Connect Training (hosted by TSPPPA)

4/11/2023 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Learn from their Client Success Manager how to use this searchable service to identify and connect with alumni and key decision makers across all sectors. GW pays for this tool which is accessible in the resource section of Handshake.

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Past Semester: Fall 2022


Public Health Consulting Panel (Virtual)

9/9/2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join this virtual event to hear from representatives of Deloitte, Guidehouse, ICF, and Booz Allen Hamilton about Public Health Consulting Careers and what skills to highlight from your Public Health curriculum and experiences to be a successful candidate during the recruiting process.

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Employer Briefing (hosted by TSPPPA): Rios Partners (Consulting Firm Focused on Human Centered Design)

9/12/2022 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Hear from Maria Ramirez, Head of Talent & DEI Strategy, about Rios Partners' mission, values, teams approach and employment (jobs/internships) opportunities. They are currently recruiting for full-time consultants (Summer 2023 start dates) and Analyst/Senior Analyst positions. They will also soon be recruiting for their Summer Consultant Internships.

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GW Student-Employer Ice Cream Social

9/15/2022 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Kick off the fall and enjoy sweet treats with employers! Engage casually with companies looking to hire GW students from across majors or academic disciplines.

This is a casual event so come as you are!

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Employer Briefing (hosted by TSPPPA): Human Rights Campaign

9/27/2022 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Hear from Human Resources at the Human Rights Campaign about their work, mission, organizational culture and employment opportunities (jobs, internships and fellowships). After the initial presentation, there will be time for Q&A.

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The Elevator Pitch

10/5/2022 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Elevator Pitch: GSEHD Career Services Workshop.

What's an elevator pitch, and how can it help your career? An elevator pitch—also known as an elevator speech—is a quick synopsis of your background, experience, and purpose. The reason it's called an elevator pitch is because it should be short enough to present during a brief elevator ride.

This speech is all about you: who you are, what you do, and what you want to do (if you're job hunting) or are doing.

Join Emily Crum, GSEHD's Senior Career Counselor, to learn all about elevator pitches, how to nail one, and even an exercise to get you started!

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Virtual GW STEM + Health Career Connection Fair

10/7/2022 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The virtual GW STEM + Health Career Connection Fair is an excellent opportunity connect with employers with positions ranging from clinical research and science to biotech, engineering, and public health.

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Virtual Media, Journalism & Public Affairs Networking Fair

10/18/2022 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

The MJPA Networking fair provides the opportunity for a smaller and more intimate event to learn about the career paths of different organizations including any possible internships and jobs.

This fair is cosponsored by GW's Center for Career Services, GW Graduate School of Political Management, GW School of Media & Public Affairs, Cawley Career Education Center at Georgetown University, and American University.

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How to Make a Strong LinkedIn

10/26/2022 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

How to Make a Strong LinkedIn: GSEHD Career Services Workshop

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Employer Briefing (hosted by TSPPPA): Spencer Stuart (Leadership Consulting)

11/1/2022 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Hear from Keri Lindsay, Talent and Senior Associate, and Atzimba Parra, Project Coordinator, about Spencer Stuart, a global leader in executive search, board services and leadership consulting. Learn about their work, culture and employment opportunities.

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Relationship Building

11/9/2022 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Relationship Building: GSHED Career Services Workshop

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Virtual Government & Non-Profit Career Fair

11/18/2022 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Virtual Government & Non Profit Career Fair, provides an excellent opportunity for students to meet with and learn about career paths within non-profit organizations and government agencies that are of interest and/or align with their field of study. open to students from George Washington University, New York University, University of Delaware, University of Pennsylvania, and Women's Foreign Policy Group.

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National Park Service (NPS)/Purposeful Growth Institute, NPS Business Plan Internship Info Session (hosted by TSPPPA)

11/21/2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

What if you could use your skills and expertise in strategy, operations, policy, and finance to promote the sustainability of America’s most beautiful and culturally significant sites? What if you could spend your summer outside of the confines of a traditional office, tackling unique problem sets with creativity and autonomy? What if a summer internship could provide powerful hands-on experience balancing multiple stakeholders and making mission-critical recommendations to anchor a career in consulting, public service, and beyond?

Join the Purposeful Growth Institute, a nonprofit partner of the National Park Service (NPS) and the facilitator of the NPS Business Plan Internship (BPI), for an in-depth look at this Summer 2023 opportunity.

Together, we'll work through a sample problem set, offering you a glimpse of a "day in the life" of a BPI consultant. Purposeful Growth Institute staff will also be available to answer questions you have about the program and application process.

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Wellness in the Workplace

11/23/2022 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Wellness in the Workplace: GSHED Career Services Workshop

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