Graduate Student Career Series

The Graduate Career Series is an initiative through the university-wide Career Services Council to provide GW graduate students with more access to Career Learning Programs and Workshops. Through this collaborative effort, the graduate students of GW will have access to workshops that may once have been unavailable. This initiative aspires to offer a broad array of programs from industry-specific to general career development topics for all GW graduate students.

Below you will find information on career programs available to graduate students.

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 feautre 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, inlcuding 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 woking in the NGO and Goverment sectors.  Network with organizational representatibves 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