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GW is now on Handshake!

GW has switched to Handshake, the leading career platform used at over 400 colleges and more than 200,000 employers.

Used by all Fortune 500 companies, Handshake allows you to discover and favorite jobs at top financial institutions, cutting-edge tech firms, leading design and marketing agencies, nonprofits making the world a better place, and more. You can also receive personal recommendations based on your interests, skills, major, location preferences and search history.

Login today to complete your profile and put your best self forward to employers.

Finding a job or internship can be daunting, but Handshake is here to help you take the first step towards building a great career and fulfilling your potential.

Questions? Need help? Contact us at handshakehelp@gwu.edu


It is important to build effective job search skills and enhance your employment and recruiting knowledge to meet your career goals.

The Center for Career Services features resources—online and in person—that can help you learn how to target potential employers, negotiate salaries, draft and edit superior resumes or cover letters and interview well. These resources can increase opportunities for internships and part-time employment while you’re a student and for full-time jobs in the future.

Job Search Tools

In addition to job listings in Handshake, we offer exclusive online resources that allow you to search for employment opportunities and company contact information at thousands of organizations in a wide variety of industries.

Handshake Job & Internship Listings

Handshake Career Management System logo symbo If you have questions about Handshake or need assistance with your account, contact handshakehelp@gwu.edu.

  • We use the Handshake system to allow GW students and alumni exclusive access to their own personal employment management center. All full-time, degree-seeking GW students and alumni and thousands of employing organizations are registered in Handshake.
     
  • All full-time current degree-seeking students will receive a welcome email at their @gwmail.gwu.edu email address with password and login information for Handshake. Incoming students for Fall 2017 will receive this information in mid-July prior to their first semester.
     
  • Internship and Job Listings: Search and apply for full-time and part-time jobs and internships specifically posted for GW students and alumni. Positions include full-time, part-time, on-campus, off-campus, Federal Work Study positions, paid and unpaid internships and temporary and short-term positions. Receive automatic notifications of new job postings that meet your preferences.
     
  • You can also apply for positions that interest you through the on-campus recruiting program and schedule on-campus interviews with various organizations.
     
  • Make sure to make an appointment with your Career Coach to assist you with the preparation, search and interview process.
     
  • RSVP to attend dozens of career and internship fairs, career development workshops, networking receptions and employer information sessions.
     
  • For more tips and advice, review Locating and Applying for Internships [PDF] from the National Association of Colleges & Employers.

Internship Funding & Credit Information

Grants for Unpaid Internships

Apply for funding for your unpaid internship through the Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund (KACIF). KACIF encourages you to pursue unpaid internships that foster career exploration and enhance your academic interests, but reduce the financial challenges associated with unpaid internships.

Elective Internship Course

Taken online simultaneously with a paid or unpaid internship in the U.S. or abroad, the UNIV 2001: Elective Internship course facilitates structured observation, reflection, and synthesis of experiences during the internship so that students may learn what to expect from and how to succeed at the internship; explore and assess career skills and strengths; critically examine the values, structure, and leadership of the internship organization; and identify and practice professional behaviors in the workplace. Managed and taught by the GW Center for Career Services, UNIV 2001: Elective Internship course credit will be noted on the students’ transcript, but does not count toward graduation.

Access your own personal career management center

Contact us about Handshake

If you have questions about Handshake or need assistance with your account contact handshakehelp@gwu.edu