Graduate Student Career Series

Spring Semester 2018

Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care
GW SMHS Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2nd Annual Lecture 

Tuesday, February 6
Noon - 1 pm
Ross Hall 101

The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites you to a lecture in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s advocacy for human rights.  Dayna Bowen Matthew, JD, the William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law and F. Palmer Weber Research Professor of Civil Liberties and Human Rights at the University of Virginia School of Law, will inspire and challenge the SMHS community to take action to fulfill the dream of equitable health care for all.
Matthew is a leader and expert in the intersection of law and policy with health care, public health, race, and equal protection. Matthew was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow, served as a professor and academic leader at the University of Colorado Law School, co-founded the Colorado Health Equity Project, and has advised several influential policy groups such as the Brookings Institution, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Civil Rights. Her primary research interests are in health equity and integrated health care delivery, with an emphasis on developing alternative payment models to address social determinants of health. Matthew most recently authored "Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care." RSVPs are required by contacting Jinny Jang.

2nd Tuesday Career Cafe
January 30, February 6, February 13
4 pm - 5 pm
Graduate Student Lounge, 6th floor, 1957 E Street
Join the Elliott School for International Affairs for an open discussion of your global career options and questions in a changing political environment. Tips on how to stay positive, inspired and focused on your career mission. Be the change you wish to see! 

GW Spring 2018 Career & Internship Fair
Friday, February 9
11 am - 3 pm
Charles E Smith Center
This fair provides opportunities for GW students and alumni to meet with organizations from a variety of industries that may be recruiting for full-time, part-time, and internship positions, and/or getting their brand out to the attention of GW students and alumni.  At this event, students and alumni will have the opportunity to meet, on average, more than 100 company representatives who will discuss their organizations and possible internships and job opportunities.  Students and alumni can review these listings in Handshake before attending the events.  Register in Handshake!

GW Start Up Panel and Fair
Wednesday, March 7
11 am - 12 pm and 12 pm - 3 pm
Marvin Center, Room 309 and Grand Ballroom (3rd floor)
The Startup Career & Internship Fair is a big event where some of the hottest startups along with hundreds of the most entrepreneurial students from the greater DC area gather to network for future internships and job opportunities. This is your opportunity to utilize your elevator pitch and garner information on great internship and job opportunities with startup businesses in the DMV area.  A Startup Guest Panel will be held prior to the start of the Fair from 11 AM - 12 PM in Marvin Center Room 309.  Register in Handshake!

Politics and Policy Networking Forum
Wednesday, March 28
5 pm - 7 pm
Marvin Center Grand Ballroom (3rd floor)
Are you interested in the exciting world of policy and politics in DC?  Join us for a stimulating conversation with alumni and other representatives from some of DC's best policy and political organizations.  This event is open to GW Seniors and Graduate Students.  RSVPs are required through Handshake!

Fall Semester 2017

The Port Authority of NY & NJ 2018 Leadership Fellow Program
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's Leadership Fellows Program is a distinguished program for graduate students who expect to receive their degree in fall 2017 or spring 2018.  It is a two-year rotational program that offers on-the-job experience in approximately four different business functions.  Leadership Fellows have an opportunity to explore many different areas such as operations, finance, transportation, human resources, etc.

For additional information and to apply, visit, click on the "apply online" link on the upper right hand side of the page, keyword:  2018 Leadership Fellows Program.  The deadline to apply for the Program is December 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.

Federal Resumes 101
Tuesday, October 24 (5:30 - 6:30 pm)- Marvin Center 403 and Friday, November 3 (Noon - 1 pm)- Marvin Center 538 -- (only attend one session)
Learn how to interpret a federal job or internship posting on, and get the scoop on how to put together a strong federal resume in this small group workshop.  Ask a career coach specific questions, pick up useful handouts, and get a jump on the federal application process!  NOTE:  This Federal Resumes 101 workshop is geared towards students preparing to write their first federal resume.  Register for October 24 or November 3 in Handshake!

Federal Government:  Pathways Programs/Presidential Leadership Fellows
Monday, October 30
4:30- 6:00pm (Pathways/PMF presentation followed by PMF Alumni Panel)
GW Law School Lerner Room 401
Join us for a briefing and update on serving in the federal government through the Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) program and the Pathways program.  This even will feature GW alumni from these programs and career development staff to help answer any questions you may have about these great programs. Register in Handshake!

Why Start Thinking About Your Career Now?
Wednesday, November 8 (noon) and Thursday, November 9 (5 pm) (only attend one session)
Join GSEHD Career Services for a conversation about the power of networking, informational interviewing, and personal branding while you are a student to help propel your career development beyond graduation.  This will be hosted as a webinar through WebEx.  The meeting link will be sent to registered students 24 hours before the workshop.  The session will be an hour in length, including a presentation and time for questions.  Register for November 8 or November 9 in Handshake

Non Profit & Government Career Forum
November 17, 2017
11:30 am - 3 pm
Marvin Center Ballrooms (3rd floor)
Gain valuable professional insight and advice about working in the NGO and Government sectors.  Network with organizational representatives and learn about internship and full-time opportunities.  Held in collaboration with the Women's Foreign Policy Group, New York University, and the University of Pennsylvania. 


Past Programs- Spring Semester 2017

Say it With Presentations
Policy & Politics Networking Mixer
How to Land a Job or Internship on Capitol Hill

Past Programs- Fall Semester 2016

International Business Bootcamp: Going Global

Alumni Virtual Networking Hours

Law or Healthcare

Consulting or Art & Entertainment

Marketing & Advertising or Education

Finance or Technology or Media & Communication

Psychology & Social Work or Politics & Government

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Overview & Alumni Panel