Graduate Student Services

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 careers. 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.

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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!

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"Whether I’ve needed some quick help regarding a term an employer used that I wasn’t familiar with, or long meetings about utilizing LinkedIn, I’ve always received incredible help from Graduate Student Services."

Kimberly Archuleta
M.A. Latin American & Hemispheric Studies '22


Policies

The George Washington University and the Office of Graduate Student Services encourage professional behavior from all students. This includes keeping their commitments to attend professional meetings and programs, including:

  • Scheduled appointments
  • Career-related events (workshops, networking events, speakers/panels, etc.)
  • Employer events (presentations & site visits)

Students should cancel academic advising, career counseling, study abroad appointments and event RSVPs 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.

Please see our policies in more detail below: