The Office of Graduate Student Services (GSS) combines graduate academic advising, international education, and career development under one roof in order to help students plan their studies for their future career. It is dedicated to providing guidance throughout a graduate student's tenure at the Elliott School and worldwide career opportunities to current graduate students and graduate alumni.
"Graduate Student Services (GSS) offers a unique integration of academic, experiential and career support for students as they become the next generation of leaders in global public service. Our goal is to help graduate students to maximize their program of study and focus their passion through professional work experience that benefits the wider international community. Please come visit us!"
"The mentorship program I found through Elliott's Graduate School Services is precisely the kind of opportunity I was looking for when I traveled to the US all the way from Pakistan as a Fulbright scholar. The program will prepare me for the critical, front-line work on youth-led, community-centered peace-building in the Pakistani society."
Shaheera Jalil Albasit
Every year, GSS collects data on the Elliott School's master-level graduating class and processes it for the employment reports.
Here is a snapshot of where the 2017 graduating class was 6 months after graduation. Here are the employment reports for the past few years:
The George Washington University and the Office of Graduate Student Services encourages professional behavior from all students. This includes keeping their commitments to attend professional meetings and programs, including:
Students should cancel academic advising, career counseling, and study abroad appointments and event RSPVs at least 24 hours before the meeting and the event. Students are expected to cancel their own appointments and event RSVPs in Handshake. We will not take cancellations by phone or email.
High-demand employer events (on-campus interviews, employers-in-residence) and other important career events may have more stringent RSVP and cancellation expectations which will be communicated in the event description and your RSVP confirmation email. Please note, if you register for an event hosted by another GW career center (i.e. GWSB, SEAS, CCS etc), you must comply with their policies. They may have the right to limit your Handshake access.