Virtual Services & Resources

for our GW community & partners

June 1, 2020

Message from the Associate Vice Provost for University Career Services about recent racial incidents:

On behalf of the Center for Career Services team, I wanted to express the profound sadness, frustration and indignation we are feeling as a result of the racial incidents that have occurred in this country. No words or sentiments can adequately address the situation, however, I would like to convey to our Black and other communities of color at GW - including the incoming class and those considering GW - that our team sees you and supports you.
I'd like to reference a recent message from the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement that outlines continued efforts to support the GW community with initiatives and virtual events being planned to respond to the situation:
"Over the coming days, ODECE and university partners will host events for the GW community to come together to process, work on healing, learn from one another, and move towards action. We recognize that sharing what you feel right now may also be critical and timely, and offer you space to do so here. Please know that our university resources for support remain available, including Counseling and Psychological Services, Advocacy & Support, Student Affairs, Human Resources, Faculty Affairs, and of course ODECE.
Please know that the Center for Career Services also stands as a resource for you.
Following university guidelines, effective Monday March 16, 2020, the staff of the GW Center for Career Services is available to you virtually during regular operating hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm). Our primary concern is for the health and safety of our community and we are committed to supporting you during this time.
Please see below for ways to continue to connect with us, and, as always, check Handshake, or reach out to us directly at [email protected] or 202.994.6495. I also encourage you to engage with us on our social media platforms, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
On behalf of the Center for Career Services staff, I wish you the best and ask that you take good care of yourselves. Please let us know how we can assist you.
Associate Vice Provost for University Career Services

Student Employment

For student employment issues or concerns, please contact our Student Employment team at [email protected] or 202.994.8046.

Virtual Coaching Appointments

  • Career Coaching Appointments: Virtual appointments are available via Handshake. Sign up as usual (click ‘Career Center,’ then ‘Appointments’, 'Schedule an Appointment') Under Appointment Medium, select Video Call/Virtual and a coach will be in touch with you to set up the virtual meeting.
  • Existing Appointments: If you have already scheduled an appointment with us please review your emails for previously scheduled appointments.

Employer Events & Interviews

  • Events:  We have been reaching out to employers who scheduled on-campus events and will update Handshake events listings on a frequent basis.  Some employers will choose to switch to a virtual format while others may opt to cancel. Tthere could be many changes on this front, so please continue to check Handshake for the latest updates.
  • On Campus Interviews: If you have an on-campus interview scheduled through Handshake, your interview slot will remain the same (unless you hear otherwise from the employer). You will participate in the interview virtually and will receive instructions on how to connect at your specified time. 
  • Other Interviews: If you have an interview already scheduled, please reach out directly to the employer to ask about any changes to their process.
For employer-related issues or concerns, please contact our Employer Relations team at [email protected] or 202.994.8633.

Virtual Resources & Guidance

The GW Career Services team is here to help our students and alumni meet their career goals and employment opportunity needs.  We have outlined our virtual services and have provided information and guidance regarding the various aspects of the job and internship search. These documents will be updated regularly as new information becomes available. Students also have access to these resources in the Handshake Resource Library.

Keep up to date with COVID-19 campus advisory information: