Graduate Career Development

To help you realize your aspirations, our career development team connects you to meaningful career opportunities. From the outset of your Elliott School education, we assist you in developing a career plan. That is followed by consistent interaction with our career coaches and participation in our support programs. Our services continue even after you complete your degree as Elliott School alumni can also take advantage of our services. Our career development team is at your disposal from admission to retirement!


Schedule a Career Coaching Appointment

GSS career coaches work with you in person, over the phone, or through virtual meetings on WebEx or Zoom.

Please note: All appointments are limited to 30 minutes, excluding mock interviews and MBTI® assessments, which are one hour long. Students and alumni are limited to one appointment a week.

 

Topics to Discuss

  • Clarification of career goals
  • Resume and cover letter critiques
  • Networking tips
  • Job and internship search strategies
  • Compensation negotiation assistance
  • Job and internship advice for international students
  • Career coaching for mid-career professionals
  • Mock interviews
  • MBTI® assessments

 

students talking at GSS event

 

Schedule an Appointment!

 


Meet Your Career Coaches 

*Virtual Drop-in Hours

During the 2021-2022 academic year, most of the coaches will hold in-person drop-in hours with the option for students to join over the phone or virtually on Zoom. By clicking on one of the links above during the allotted time period, you will be placed in a queue to meet with the coach virtually!

View step-by-step instructions for accessing virtual drop-ins (PDF)

 


Career Resources and Services

Professional Resources

Professional Resources

  • Professional Document Guidelines
  • Sample Resumes
  • Sample Cover Letters
  • Hiring cycle information
  • Order business cards

 

Professional Resources

Partnerships, Fellowships & Grants

Partnerships, Fellowships & Grants

Enhance your Elliott School experience by taking advantage of our partnerships and applying to fellowship and grant opportunities!

Partnerships, Fellowships & Grants

 


Professional Development Programs

The career development team at Graduate Student Services (GSS)' offers information sessions and career-networking panels throughout the academic year. These resources span many sectors and industries within international affairs. In addition, career coaches are available to conduct mock (practice) interviews with students to prepare them for a broad spectrum of opportunities.

Site Visit Days

 

Career Workshops

 

Alumni & Career Networking

 

Explore GSS Career Development Programs