The Key to Networking & Success: 4 Steps
Networking / Student Success

The Key to Networking & Success: 4 Steps

Guillermo J. Martinez | BA Political Science and Political Communication |  Expected Graduation Date: May 2017 | @GuilleMarti Many friends and students I work with at the GW Center for Career Services have talked to me about how they are often put off by the idea of networking, usually for two reasons.  First, it’s hard; … Continue reading

A Paid Internship: Money is Not the Only Benefit
Internships / Networking / Student Success

A Paid Internship: Money is Not the Only Benefit

By Kara Zielinski B.S. in Biophysics (Expected 2018) My name is Kara Zielinski, a sophomore biophysics major, and I would like to talk to you about the benefits of a paid internship. I know that may not make too much sense; the benefit is in the money itself, right? A lot of people are convinced, especially … Continue reading

How to Make the Most of Being an International Student
International Students / Networking / Student Success

How to Make the Most of Being an International Student

By Laura Gomez Cadena, BA in International Affairs and Economics, GWU 2018 Studying abroad is a great opportunity. You not only get to embrace a different culture and different education system, but you most importantly will learn to see the world from the perspective of many other students around the globe. Being born and raised … Continue reading

Interning with National Geographic: Exploration and Storytelling
Career Exploration / Industry Focused / Internships / Student Success

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 Career Success: Working and Learning at GW
Career Exploration / Job Search / Networking / Student Success

My Career Success: Working and Learning at GW

By Lauryn King, International Affairs and Sociology, GWU 2015 As senior year progresses, students are constantly asked one difficult and pressing question: What are your plans after graduation? For some, these plans are clear. For others, they’re a little more cloudy. As GW students, we are afforded incredible opportunities for scholarly and professional development. That … Continue reading

Taking the Training Wheels off of the Recruitment Cycle
Career Coach Corner / Job Search / Networking / Social Media & Online Presence

Taking the Training Wheels off of the Recruitment Cycle

By Jen Cadman, Employer Development Consultant at the GW Center for Career Services Searching for job is a job in and of itself.   There are a lot of moving pieces and intricacies between industries and doing your research is a lot of the battle.  I work to build relationships with employers within Arts, Media and … Continue reading

Accepting & Embracing My Fate as a Generalist
Career Coach Corner / Career Exploration / Internships / Student Success / Uncategorized

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