The George Washington University supports all alumni throughout their lifelong career journey. The Office of Alumni Relations, the Center for Career Services, and the GW school-based career centers provide career management resources to assist you including professional development programs, lifelong learning opportunities, and career and networking events.
I'm looking for:
- Networking opportunities
Alumni Industry Networks
In-person and virtual professional networking opportunities through our eight Alumni Industry Networks: Finance, Healthcare, Media & Communications, Marketing & Advertising, Politics & Government, Real Estate, Retail & Fashion, and Technology.
- Make connections within your industry, or industries
- Join LinkedIn groups for each Industry Network
If you have any questions about the Alumni Industry Networks, please contact us at [email protected].
GWAA LinkedIn Group
All GW alumni are invited to join the GWAA LinkedIn group.
- 37,000+ members
The GWAA LinkedIn Group is managed by the Office of Alumni Relations. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at [email protected].
GW Career Connect
All GW alumni are invited to join GW Career Connect.
Connect with undergraduate students, graduate students and fellow alumni to connect around industry areas of interest.
GW Career Connect is managed by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Center for Career Services. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at [email protected].
Virtual Networking Hours
Chat-based networking sessions held online throughout the year
- Check the GW Alumni events calendar for upcoming virtual networking hours.
If you have any questions about Virtual Networking Hours, please contact us at [email protected].
Please visit the GW Alumni events calendar to find out more about upcoming events and programs where you can also network with fellow alumni!
- Professional development
- Live and on-demand career and personal development and networking webinars.
- Upcoming GWebinars
- If you’re interested in presenting a future webinar, request to be a presenter.
If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].
Career management workshops, educational panels, and programs
Career management workshops and educational panels (offered by GW Center for Career Services and School- based Career Centers)
- Career Programs (offered by the Office of Alumni Relations)
If you have any questions about Alumni Career Programs, please contact us at [email protected].
Share professional expertise with current students
Share your professional expertise, career guidance, and industry knowledge with current GW undergraduate and graduate students on the university's online networking platform, GW Career Connect (offered by GW Center for Career Services and the Office of Alumni Relations)
If you have any questions about GW Career Connect, please contact us at [email protected].
- A new job
Job Listings on Handshake
The university has partnered with Handshake, a modern career development and recruitment platform that will help build and strengthen relationships between organizations and GW students and alumni.
Handshake offers many exciting features for our students, alumni, and alumni employers:
Search for a job
Handshake personalizes job recommendations based on your interests and connections, pushing out customized information that is relevant and timely based on your career interests, experiences, and major or field. The system features diverse employers listing thousands of full-time positions, internships, as well as seasonal and temporary employment opportunities.
Access resources & events relevant to your career needs
On Handshake, you can easily search for employment, sign up for events and appointments, access the on-campus recruiting program, review career resources that are relevant to you, and receive the latest information from your career services office and the employers you follow.
Please note to gain access to Handshake, alumni must have a UserID and an @gwu.edu email account. If you need assistance with obtaining a UserID and/or an @gwu.edu email address, please click here.
If you have an existing Handshake account…
Log into Handshake with your @gwu.edu email address and the associated password. Please DO NOT USE your @gwmail.gwu.edu email address. If you have any questions, please contact the Handshake Help Desk at [email protected].
If you do not have an existing Handshake account and need to create one...
If you do not have an account currently, alumni can also request an account using this form. You will receive a response within a week of your submission confirming your account creation. If you have any questions, please contact the Handshake Help Desk at [email protected].
Individualized career consulting services offered through Career Services
Access to employer events, including:
- Career fairs and expos
- Information sessions
- Site Visits
- Post a job
Job Listings on Handshake
Handshake offers a streamlined and centralized college recruiting process for employers that allows you to easily connect with great GW student and alumni candidates, post jobs and internships at no cost, and register for career events and on-campus recruiting.
Employers — you may access Handshake by going to gwu.joinhandshake.com to set up your profile.
If you have any questions, please contact Employer Relations at [email protected].
“Through GW alumni career opportunities I was able to build a strong digital presence, gain confidence in my elevator pitch, and practice my networking skills. Thanks in part to that career services programming, I secured a role in an organization that I learned about on social media and made the career pivot I was looking for.”
Asha Aravindakshan, BBA '02