Career Consulting Services
The George Washington University Career Center offers a wide range of services, including a strong consulting program for current students and recent graduates.* Our professional career consultants have extensive experience working with students in the areas of career development, employment advising, internship preparation, interviewing, and document preparation. We provide students and alumni with access to resources, information, and support. Take time to review the services listed below and log in to GWork to schedule an appointment.
All students served by the GW Career Center will be able to schedule appointments on-line with a career consultant by clicking on the "Request an Appointment" button on your GWork profile home page. You can also select the "Calendar" function and then click on "Consulting Appointment" to make an appointment with a GW career consultant. (Alumni - please call 202.994.6495 to schedule an appointment).
If you have any technical difficulties making an appointment, please email GWork Help at email@example.com. If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope that you find this service helpful as we continue to support your connections to career opportunities!
What You Can Expect & What Is Expected Of You
Consultant Office Hours
48-Hour Resume & Cover Letter Critique Service
Cooperative Education (Co-op) Appointments
InterviewStream (online practice interviews)
*The GW Career Center serves the majority of undergraduates, graduate students and alumni. Click here to find out which University career center serves your needs.
Alumni within one year following graduation are eligible to utilize all of the services listed above at no charge. For more information on services for alumni, click here.
Assess skills, interests and values that support career decisions and academic paths
Research and understand career options
Develop and implement a successful plan to obtain internships, part-time jobs, co-ops and other pertinent experiences
Utilize knowledge of transition realities to pursue professional employment or educational opportunities
Drop-in consulting provides convenient access to career advice without an appointment. Held in our Resource Room during the academic school year, students can meet with Peer Career Ambassadors, Monday-Friday, 1-4pm for quick questions (10-15 minutes) related to resumes, cover letters, career resources, upcoming programs, and GWork. While you’re here, browse our resource library, access GWireless, or use one of our computers.
Career Ambassadors may refer you to a consultant during office hours if they feel that your question can be better answered by our professional staff. Office hours should not be viewed as appointments but rather a time to ask sensitive questions during a quick five to ten minute visit. See the schedule below for office hour availability. Access to consultants is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Use this convenient service to have your resume and/or cover letter critiqued by a trained reviewer. Students should submit documents utilizing the online request form. Critiques will be returned by e-mail within 48 hours (two business days). Please note that we are only able to receive and send documents to GW e-mail addresses. Once submitted and critiqued, students who still have questions are welcome to visit the Career Resource Room during drop-in consulting, meet with a career consultant during office hours, or schedule an employment advising appointment. To request an online critique: gwired.gwu.edu/career/resumecritiqueform
Professional staff members are available to assist students in developing a job-search strategy, writing or revising a resume or cover letter, building career networks, negotiating salary, learning about internship options, and much more. Log in to your GWork account to schedule an appointment.
To prepare for an employment advising appointment, please bring a copy of your resume. If you would like to update it prior to the appointment, click here for our online resources. If not, the career consultant with whom you meet will guide you in making changes to your resume based on your goals. Also, bring any other documentation (e.g., cover letter, job description, etc.,) you believe will be helpful during your appointment.
Career development consulting appointments are offered to students who need guidance and support in identifying majors, career options, or planning for further study. Career consultants utilize a variety of web-based tools and assessments to provide support, resources, and information. Sometimes, students may need long-term support beyond what our office can provide. In these cases, the Career Center will provide referrals to the University Counseling Center where professional counselors can provide career counseling services and assessments. Log in to your GWork account to schedule a career development consulting appointment at the Career Center.
Cooperative Education (Co-op) is a managed education program that provides students with in-depth, paid, major work experience. Interested students can request an appointment with the program coordinators to discuss interests, past placements, and the procedures required for participation in this highly structured program. Log in to your GWork account to schedule a Co-op consulting appointment at the Career Center.
InterviewStream simulates an interview by asking challenging questions that can be customized to fit your interests or tailored to a specific field. You can repeat each question as often as you like, as well as hear expert advice on how to answer certain types of questions. To access InterviewStream, log into your GWork profile and look for the icon on the left.