Graduate Student Career Series

The Graduate Career Series is a new 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 Career Workshops and Learning Programs from industry specific to general career development topics to all GW graduate students.

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

Spring Semester 2017


Say it With Presentations

Thursday, April 13th
Jack Morton Auditorium



Policy & Politics Networking Mixer

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
5:15 - 7pm
Marvin Center Continental Ballroom



How to Land a Job or Internship on Capitol Hill

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017
3:30 - 5 pm

Gelman Library Room 300


Fall Semester 2016


International Business Bootcamp: Going Global

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
5 - 7pm
Duques Hall 553
Register by Friday, November 11, 2016
(Registrations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis)

Are you a graduate student with a global mindset and looking for an international career? Join us for a highly-interactive two-hour bootcamp designed to help you hone your global brand, develop a global career strategy and action plan, and market your global capabilities. Learn and practice how to:

  • Define your international career goals and identify high-growth markets and industries.
  • Showcase your overseas experiences to potential employers.
  • Package your international skills in order to apply them to current global business trends.

Presenter: Stacie Nevadomski Berdan. Ms. Berdan, an international careers expert and award-winning author, has worked in more than 50 countries and continues to counsel companies on global issues. She spends a great deal of her time speaking on college campuses where her advice on global careers has been characterized as “engaging, insightful, inspirational and authentic” by professionals, campus counselors and students alike. You can learn more about Stacie and read her articles and blog at

Alumni Virtual Networking Hours

Your chance to connect with Colonials in your industry! Would you like to make valuable connections with GW professionals in your fields of interest? The Graduate Career Series is offering an exclusive opportunity for graduate students to build your GW network. Whether you're on campus or around the world you can grow your network from anywhere with these virtual networking events. Find your interest network(s) below and register for the virtual networking hours that will help you expand your industry connections. 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Law or Healthcare

Consulting or Art & Entertainment

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Marketing & Advertising or Education

Finance or Technology or Media & Communication

Psychology & Social Work or Politics & Government

During the event, you will be paired with fellow Colonials for several minutes that will allow you to make a connection, exchange contact information and build your GW network. 


Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Overview & Alumni Panel

Friday, September 30
Lerner Law Building - Room 301

Learn about the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program, recent program graduates, internship programs and how best to navigate the process to land these opportunities. The session will cover the PMF process and application timeline.

4:30-5:30 pm
Panel: Advice and perspective from Presidential Management Fellows alumni

Denise Riebman
Director of Career Development & Alumni Services
Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration
Download Pathways for Students & Recent Graduates to Federal Careers Presentation (PDF)