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

Interning with National Geographic: Exploration and Storytelling
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Interning with National Geographic: Exploration and Storytelling

By Samantha Sorbaro, JMC Major, GWU ’16 Everyone at the National Geographic Channel (NGC) was welcoming – it felt like a family. I joined the scheduling and programming department September 2015. The first week consisted of intensive training about the brands of both NGC and NatGeo Wild (WILD). The team encouraged us to ask questions, … Continue reading

My Journey to Grad School: Confessions of a Nonprofit Drop Out
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My Journey to Grad School: Confessions of a Nonprofit Drop Out

By Mallory Levy, BA in Psychology May 2013, MA in Education and Human Development May 2017 If you had asked me six years ago, as a freshman at GW, if I was planning on going to graduate school I would have probably laughed. But here I am today working on my double alumni status: getting … Continue reading

Accepting & Embracing My Fate as a Generalist
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Accepting & Embracing My Fate as a Generalist

By Avra Bossov M.A. ’16, Media & Strategic Communication (expected) B.A. ’15, Political Communication “I want you to feel comfortable with being a generalist,” said Lonnie, my career coach. I had never heard these words in a way that rang true—until this conversation. In my 5th year at GW, as I am completing my Master’s … Continue reading

Post-Grad Success: A Conversation
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Post-Grad Success: A Conversation

By Ava Taylor, B.A. ’13, Communication and Carson Zarin, B.A. ’13, Sociology Carsen: It became clear very early on in my conversation with Ava that we define success quite differently.  My mind immediately began whirling of my fellow classmates who graduated to work at places like Google and Time Magazine. Ava: While it’s true some of our peers and … Continue reading

In the Land of Red Bottomed Shoes
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In the Land of Red Bottomed Shoes

By Melyssa Granat, Dual BA in Dance & Journalism and Mass Communication, GWU May 2016 This summer I lived the dream of college fashionistas all around the world. Surrounded by fabulous shoes, bags and people, it’s safe to say I loved my time as a Global Communications and Press Intern for the ever-sexy, always timeless, Christian … Continue reading

When There’s a Fork in Your Career Path, Take it!
Career Exploration / Internships

When There’s a Fork in Your Career Path, Take it!

By Zoe Spielvogel, BA in Journalism and Mass Communication, May 2017 For most of my life, I’ve known what career path I wanted to follow. To that end, this summer I had the opportunity to intern at PBS’ To The Contrary, an all-female news analysis show. I conducted interviews with female politicians, wrote show scripts … Continue reading