The George Washington University Columbian College offers a wide range of tools to help graduate students on the path to their future careers. Whether you are interested in researching at a think tank, leading a corporation, starting a nonprofit or joining the ranks of academia, we can help connect you with the resources you need to get there. Find job and internship postings, networking events with prospective employers, guidance for international students, connections with like-minded alumni and much more. 


Career Services Advising Support

Job Search and Networking Tools


Video: Supporting Your Career Success

With networking and career events, students have hundreds of opportunities to interact with employers and alumni and bring their dream job closer to reality. Watch our overview video to learn more about career services available to George Washington University graduate students.

More Career Resources

Graduate Student Career Series

The Graduate Student Career Series provides graduate students with access to career programs and workshops from industry specific to general career development topics. Through this collaborative effort, graduate students in all schools across GW will have access to these workshops.

GW Handshake

Handshake is GW's online portal for jobs, internships, career fairs and other employer events, workshops and more. Students must log into Handshake using their university email address ( Handshake's many resources include:

  • VMock: Use the 24/7 online résumé tool that leverages technologies to provide personalized feedback on your résumé.
  • InterviewStream: View interview tutorials and/or participate in a practice mock interview.
  • Going Global: Use country career guides to find employment abroad and in the United States.
  • Leadership Connect: Search background and contact information for over half a million key leaders and decision-makers in government, business, media, legal, nonprofit and health care organizations.
  • Vault Guides: Explore industry and job guides and company listings.


Connect and Network

  • GW Career Connect: Join the online community to make professional connections, get career advice and find networking opportunities. Log in through LinkedIn, Facebook or email.
  • GW Alumni Association LinkedIn Group: Exclusive to alumni, this LinkedIn group connects more than 30,000 alumni from across industries and around the world.

Career Outcomes



The Value of a Degree

Discover how recent graduate alumni fared after graduation and get details on employers, industries, salary ranges and more. You can even filter the data by program.

Questions about this data should be sent to the Office of Survey Research and Analysis at [email protected].

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Dan Stevens

"I got an internship with the GOP... It was a really cool opportunity to use the skills I've gotten at GW thus far and apply them to a real-world and relevant application."

Dan Stevens
MS '17, Data Science

CCAS Alumni Success Stories

CCAS Coast Guard Alumni Serve Ships and Shores

As Coast Guard officers, alumni like Zeita Merchant, MPA ’10, (right) and David Ruhlig, MPA ’18, are trailblazers and lifesavers. They are also among the nation’s leading military minds.