Connecting the Dots on a Winding Path
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Connecting the Dots on a Winding Path

By Chrissy James Career Exploration Coach GW Center for Career Services I found my career path through a mixture of self-assessment and the leveraging of transferable skills found through myriad experiences. It took almost a decade, but I did it, through trial and error and a lot of work. During my undergraduate career, I focused … Continue reading

Opportunities with Teach for America
Career Exploration / Industry Focused / Job Search / Student Success

Opportunities with Teach for America

By Juman Kekhia B.A. in International Affairs and Dance, Minor in Sociocultural Anthropology May 2016 When I look back and think about why I initially applied to Teach For America (TFA), a flurry of things come to my mind. It starts with my love of helping others, even if it’s just a single person, and it ends with … Continue reading

5 Takeaways from GW Career Quest
Industry Focused / Job Search / Networking / Student Success

5 Takeaways from GW Career Quest

By Avra Bossov, MA Candidate in Media & Strategic Communication (2016) “The mission of an organization can’t be changed, but the traditions can.” As these words percolated the air of the conference room in The New York Times building I found myself in on Monday afternoon – after having dreamed of entering the building since … Continue reading

Plan Ahead, Plan Ahead, Plan Ahead – But Don’t Rely on It!
Career Coach Corner / Career Exploration / Industry Focused / Interviews / Job Search / Student Success

Plan Ahead, Plan Ahead, Plan Ahead – But Don’t Rely on It!

By Ryan Toney, BS Biological Sciences, Minor in Public Health, GWU 2016 Since middle school, I have had 5, 10, and 20-year plans in mind. I’ve always found something so romantic about extensively planning for the future. Maybe it lends me a false sense of achievement – if I tell people what I’m going to … Continue reading

My Five-Month Journey: From a Junior Without Passion to a Confident and Employed Senior
assessments / Career Exploration / Industry Focused / Interviews / Job Search / Student Success

My Five-Month Journey: From a Junior Without Passion to a Confident and Employed Senior

By Anjani Patel, BS in Public Health GWU 2016 At the end of my junior year, I watched my senior friends graduate and it dawned on me that in 365 days I would be in their place. Fear instantly filled my mind. When you’re in school you believe you have time to figure out your … Continue reading

Career Self-Assessments: Like Buzzfeed Quizzes but Better
assessments / Career Ambassador / Career Exploration / Student Success

Career Self-Assessments: Like Buzzfeed Quizzes but Better

By Jack Cronin, International Affairs and Arabic Studies, GWU May 2018 Hey everyone! I’m Jack and I’m a sophomore here at GW and a Career Ambassador at the Center for Career Services (CCS). As a sophomore, it’s time for me to get my life together and declare my major, and let’s be honest, that’s not … Continue reading