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Career Exploration and Self-Assessment Resources

The Center for Career Services provides resources for students who wish to:

  • Identify interests, skills and values related to choosing a major
  • Explore career options or plan for graduate school or additional study
  • General resume and cover letter assistance

Industry Career Resources

The Center offers industry-specific resources for students with an interest in careers in the following industries.

  • Gain information & insights into careers in these sectors
  • Schedule an appointment with the Industry Career Coach for a particular sector
  • Learn about and register for industry-related career programs and events
  • Sign up for each of the Center's online industry newsletters to stay informed of the latest news, events, resources, jobs & internships.
  • Review past online newsletters for each of the industry areas.

Global Career Opportunities

Passport Career

Passport Career is your online career resource for exploring opportunities around the world. Whether you are seeking a job, an internship, volunteer work, or are studying abroad, this resource provides extensive guidance, strategies, tools and support to help you make your international career move.

Exclusive access for GW students and alumni: Log in to your Handshake profile. In the Resources section you will find, Resources for Global Job & Internship Opportunities which will have instructions on how to register, including the registration key exclusively for GW students and alumni, and tips to get started.

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Find Jobs in China is an online recruitment platform that allows Chinese students to search for jobs and internships in China. In addition to postings, the platform includes useful tips and resources, along with free online pre-employment classes for job seeking preparation in China‘s job market (in both Chinese and English).

To accessLog in to the Resources section in your Handshake profile - you will find instructions on how to access Find Jobs in China.

Special Initiatives

International Students

Through the Center’s specialized programs and services, international students can identify their career interests and build career and employment skills to succeed in the U.S. marketplace or in their home country.

Military & Veteran Students

The Center for Career Services provides information, resources and assistance to help support the successful transition of GW's military and veteran students from GW to a new career path.

Disability Career Development Services

The Center works collaboratively with the Disability Support Services to help students begin thinking about employment during and after their time at GW.

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Connect with Leaders & Decision-makers

Leadership Connect provides background and contact information of key leaders and decision-makers in government, business, media, legal, nonprofit, and healthcare organizations. The directories in this resource include nearly half a million leaders at over 40,000 organizations.

  • Access this directory on a computer within the GW network. If you need wireless or remote access, use the virtual private network (VPN).
  • Enter your GW SSO email address (
  • Check your inbox for a message with a confirmation code. (If you do not see the email, please check your spam folder)
  • Enter the code into the service to sign in

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Search for a Government or Political Job

Brad Traverse Jobs is the most comprehensive resource if you’re seeking a job on Capitol Hill or in government relations, public policy and affairs, public relations, communications or political campaigns.

Exclusive access for GW students and alumni: Log in to your Handshake proile. In the Resources section you will find Brad Traverse Government & Political Jobs, which will have the GW-specific username and password to access the system.

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Salary Negotiation

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) works with partners across communities, cities, and states to offer free in-person and online salary negotiation workshops. AAUW Work Smart is designed for women who are already in the workforce at any career level and helps you negotiate for a new job, raise, or promotion.

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Washington Business Journal

GW provides free access exclusively to GW students. To access the resource online, students will need to be on campus or use the university's Virtual Private Network (VPN).

A note about online resources:

The GW Center for Career Services website may include hyperlinks to websites maintained or controlled by others.  By linking to the third-party websites, the University is not endorsing its products, services, or security policies. Because the University does not have control over third-party websites, the University is not responsible for the accuracy, legality, security policy, or any other aspect of the content of those websites. The University is also not responsible or liable for any damage, loss, or a breach of personal information security caused by the use of any content available on or through any third-party website. All concerns, issues, or questions regarding the usability or functionality of the third party website should be directed directly to the third party website operators.