Networking

GW hosts in-person and virtual networking events throughout the year, allowing alumni to create new connections and stay engaged with the GW community.

Alumni Industry Networks

GW's Alumni Industry Networks provide opportunities for alumni to connect based on their professional areas of interest. Whether you’re looking to expand your network in your current profession, or seeking to make connections in a new field, the GW Alumni Industry Networks are a great way to network and stay connected to your alma mater, from wherever you are! Each network hosts solo and partnership events throughout the year in a variety of cities across the country.

There are eight networks currently established. You can opt-in to as many networks as you would like and be added to the email list for communications about upcoming events and programming.

Industry Email Opt-In

Alumni in Finance

Who you’ll find in the finance network:

Sub-Industries: Banks, Capital Markets, Consumer Finance, Diversified Financial Services, Insurance, Mortgage REIT’s, etc.
Job Titles: Investment Manager, Financial Analyst, Senior Attorney, Wealth Management Advisor
Companies: Goldman Sachs, Freddie Mac, Ernst & Young LLP, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley

The GW Alumni in Finance Industry Network is open to all alumni who are currently working in, or interested in working in, this career field. This network includes alumni from a wide range of institutions and backgrounds including (but not limited to): private companies and firms, government, law firms, banks, financial services institutions, and consulting companies covering areas such as analytics, wealth management, investment management, financial services, accounting, financial advising, economics, and other areas of current industry trends. As a member of this network, you will be connected to fellow career professionals involved in this multifaceted industry and related industries.

To sign up for finance network emails, please fill out the form.

Alumni in Healthcare

Who you’ll find in the healthcare network:

Sub-industries: Biotechnology, Healthcare Equipment & Supplies, Healthcare Providers & Services, Healthcare Technology, Life Sciences Tools & Services, Pharmaceuticals

Job Titles: Clinical Psychologist, Chief Operating Officer, Medical Lab Technician
Companies: Kaiser Permanente, Amgen, MedStar Health, Johns Hopkins University Hospital, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
 
The GW Alumni in Healthcare Industry Network is open to all alumni who are currently working in, or interested in working in, this career field. This network includes alumni from a wide range of institutions and backgrounds including (but not limited to): hospitals, government, the private sector, healthcare consulting, and management covering areas such as medicine, health policy, global health, health and wellness, health research, and other growing areas of current industry trends. As a member of this network, you will be connected to fellow career professionals involved in this multifaceted industry.
 
To sign up for healthcare network emails, please fill out the form.

 

Alumni in Marketing & Advertising

Who you’ll find in the marketing & advertising network:

Sub-industries: Agencies, Public Relations, Graphic Design, Photography, Social Media

Job Titles: Photographer, Strategist, Creative Director, Web Content Manager, Director of Communications
Companies: Google Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Yahoo Inc., Bloomberg News, Kate Spade New York, Disney ABC Television Group, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
 
The GW Alumni in Marketing & Advertising Industry Network is open to all alumni who are currently working in, or interested in working in, these career fields. This network includes alumni from a wide range of institutions and backgrounds including (but not limited to): agencies, private firms, consulting companies, and non-profit companies covering areas such as public relations, graphic design, photography, design, and other growing areas of current industry trends. As a member of this network, you will be connected to fellow career professionals involved in these multifaceted industries.
 
To sign up for marketing & advertising network emails, please fill out the form.

 

Alumni in Media & Communications

Who you’ll find in the media & communications network:

Sub-industries: Digital, Print, Television, Mobile and Radio Production, Telecommunications Equipment and Services, Mass Communications

Job Titles: Media Relations Specialist, Multimedia Producer, Animator, Freelancer, Talent Agent, Digital Press Secretary, Publicist, Senior Graphic Designer, Reporter
Companies: NBC Universal Media, US Department of State, ESPN, Fox Television, National Geographic Society, The Washington Post
 
The GW Alumni in Media & Communications Industry Network is open to all alumni who are currently working in, or interested in working in, these career fields. This network includes alumni from a wide range of institutions and backgrounds including (but not limited to): agencies, reporters, freelancers, government, production companies, private firms, consulting companies, and non-profit companies covering areas such as entertainment production, journalism, social media/digital strategy and communications, media relations, and other growing areas of current industry trends. As a member of this network, you will be connected to fellow career professionals involved in these multifaceted industries.
 
To sign up for media & communications network emails, please fill out the form.

 

Alumni in Politics & Government

Who you’ll find in the politics & government network:

Sub-industries: Energy, Public Security, Politics, Human & Social Services, Finance & Treasury, Public Transport, Infrastructure, Education Policy

Job Titles: National Policy Director, Researcher, Lecturer, Senior Community Development Analyst, Foreign Service Officer, Policy Director, Formal Complaints Manager
Companies: FedEx, United States Army, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, Government of Canada, U.S. Coast Guard, Library of Congress, Raytheon, Alzheimer’s Association
 
The GW Alumni in Politics & Government Industry Network is open to all alumni who are currently working in, or interested in working in, these career fields. This network includes alumni from a wide range of institutions and backgrounds including (but not limited to): congressional/legislative offices, government, think tanks, public service organizations, non-profit organizations, the private sector, and advocacy organizations covering areas such as policy, international affairs, energy, finance, defense, and other growing areas of current industry trends. As a member of this network, you will be connected to fellow career professionals involved in these multifaceted industries.
 
To sign up for politics & government network emails, please fill out the form.

 

Alumni in Real Estate

Who you’ll find in the real estate network:

Sub-industries: Commercial, Residential, Industrial, REIT, Law

Job Titles: Director of Commercial Leasing, Broker, Realtor, President, Real Estate Attorney, President
Companies: Jones Lang LaSalle, RE/MAX Spectrum, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
 
The GW Alumni in Real Estate Industry Network is open to all alumni who are currently working in, or interested in working in, this career field. This network includes alumni from a wide range of institutions and backgrounds including (but not limited to): residential and commercial real estate companies, government, resorts/leisure centers, law firms, and consulting companies covering areas such as commercial/residential transactions, properties, development, construction, and other growing areas of current industry trends. As a member of this network, you will be connected to fellow career professionals involved in this multifaceted industry.
 
To sign up for real estate network emails, please fill out the form.

 

Alumni in Retail & Fashion

Who you’ll find in the retail & fashion network:

Sub-industries: Apparel, Footwear, Beauty, Licensing, Manufacturing, Specialty, Luxury, Consumer Products, Accessories, Toys, Grocery

Job Titles: Merchandise Manager, Brand Manager, Account Executive, Designer, Buyer, Planner, Operations Lead, Consultant
Companies: Macy’s, Amazon, Gap, Inc., L’Oreal, ELLE Magazine, Tory Burch, Nike, Starbucks, and PepsiCo
 
The GW Alumni in Retail & Fashion Industry Network welcomes all alumni currently working in, interested in working in, or working in an industry closely related to the retail, fashion, and consumer products market. This network comprises a diverse group of alumni across companies including (but not limited to): global fashion brands, large retailers, ecommerce companies, consulting firms, beauty companies, and manufacturers across sales, planning, sourcing, supply chain, visual merchandising, marketing, and retail finance. This network also includes many alumni members whose fields directly relate to the retail market. 
 
To sign up for retail & fashion network emails, please fill out the form.

 

Alumni in Technology

Who you’ll find in the technology network:

Sub-Industries: Communications Equipment, Electronic Equipment, IT Services & Consulting, Internet Software and Services, Software, Technology Hardware, Semiconductors, Office Equipment, Education Technology

Job Titles: Software Developer Engineer, Entrepreneur, Market Analyst, IT Data Security & Compliance Officer, Lab Tech, Business Owner, Patent Counsel
Companies: 3M, Amazon Web Services, Airbnb Inc., Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard Company, GE Aviation, Verizon, Apple, Google, The Boeing Company, IBM
 
The GW Alumni in Technology Industry Network is open to all alumni who are currently working in, or interested in working in, this career field. This network includes alumni from a wide range of institutions and backgrounds including (but not limited to): government, private sector, and management covering areas such as equipment, IT consulting, hardware and software development/sales, management, and other growing areas of current industry trends. As a member of this network, you will be connected to fellow career professionals involved in this multifaceted industry.
 
To sign up for technology network emails, please fill out the form.

 


Volunteer with a Network

Each network has a small council of alumni volunteers that assist our office with planning the programming each year. If you are interested in potentially taking on a more active role as an Industry Leadership Council volunteer, please fill out this form.

 


GW Career Connect

GW Career Connect's Industry Career Network is an online community that enables students to seek career guidance and professional development from alumni, as well as provides alumni an opportunity to network with fellow alumni around fourteen industry areas of interest, including: Finance; Healthcare; Marketing & Advertising; Media & Communications; Politics & Government; Technology; Real Estate; Retail & Fashion; Arts & Design; Consulting; Education; Law & Legal Services; Museum Professionals; and Science & Engineering.

 

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Virtual Networking

GW Alumni Career Programs host several virtual networking hours each year, enabling alumni to speed-network from wherever they are. These unique opportunities give alumni a chance to share experiences, exchange career tips and build-up their professional network with Revolutionaries around the world. Look for upcoming virtual networking hours on our alumni events calendar.
Alumni Virtual Networking Hour