Work With Graduate Student Services!
Graduate Student Services (GSS) strives to offer new and exciting opportunities for Elliott School graduate students and alumni, and we are always looking for new relationships with employers and organization both in DC and across the globe. Whether you are interested in hosting a site visit, leading an on-campus information session, or looking to hire Elliott School students, GSS is here to help connect you with the best and brightest minds. Contact GSS Director, Jim Wylde ([email protected]), for more information.
Recruit at Elliott
Career Networking Panels
On-Campus Presentations and Interviews
Employer Site Visit program
Professional Development Seminars/Workshops
Dinner with Alumni Series
Grow your organization with talented international policy professionals from the Elliott School. The Elliott School of International Affairs Graduate School Services will connect you with graduate students who have international experience, language skills, and a multi-disciplinary skill set.
We can assist you in alerting our M.A. candidates and alumni about full-time employment, internship opportunities, and special projects within your organization. We will post them free of charge in our jobs database. Should you choose to post these positions yourself, please register in Handshake. Handshake has replaced GWork to become GW's one-stop shop for managing the career development and recruitment needs of our students, alumni, and employers!
Throughout the year, GSS sponsors career networking panels that are generally one and a half hours in length. Ideally, three to five panelists from a specific industry share their perspectives on the career field and their organizations. There is also a question-and-answer session. Students greatly appreciate the career panels, as they are unique opportunities to receive firsthand information about organizations, as well as receive feedback and suggestions for their job or internship search.
On-campus presentations, as well as interviews, provide an excellent opportunity for you to introduce students to your organization and industry, as well as meet our students. Additionally, students can learn about a variety of positions available at your organization. Presentations are generally one and a half hours in length, include a multimedia presentation, and occur at the Elliott School. In addition, our center has three interview rooms available for your use throughout the year.
Designed as an informational program to help familiarize students with both your organization and the industry in general, site visits also offer students a chance to learn about internship or employment opportunities within your organization. Hosting a site visit requires a commitment from one to four hours and can include 10 - 50 students.
To ensure that Elliott School students are meeting your needs, GSS offers various workshops such as networking strategies and/or interviewing skills during the fall and spring semesters. Working with a career coach to facilitate a professional development seminar/workshop, sessions are usually one hour in length and can occur in person or online through a webinar.
The Elliott School Dinner with Alumni Series brings together employers with a small groups of students for intimate conversations designed to provide students with insights in their career paths. They occur bi-weekly during the academic year.
The emloyer(s)-in-residence program is an opportunity for senior-level industry experts to volunteer and work with Elliott School graduate students on career-related concerns.
Employer(s)-in-residence enable students to gain a unique perspective on their chosen career field directly from employers and receive individual feedback on résumés, cover letters, and/or interviewing strategies. The program also provides employer volunteers an opportunity to help prepare Elliott School graduate students for their next career move, identify potential talent for their industry, as well as give back to the Elliott School by aiding graduate students in their career development.
Please let us know what your unique recruitment requirements and processes may be. We will discuss how we can partner to help you meet your goals and objectives.