On Campus

Career Development

The Colonial Career Development Program, in collaboration with the George Washington Career Center, focuses on enhancing student-athlete development to aid student-athletes in marketing the transferable skills learned through their time at GW. The career development program is a four stage process that consists of career exploration, career preparation, career practicum, and transition. The goals of the program include determining career strengths, creating a working resume, developing interview and networking skills, gaining internship experience, and being prepared for life after college.

Colonial Career Development Program

Stage 1: Career Assessment & Exploration
  • Complete a career assessment and review with Career Exploration Coach
  • Resume Upload to GWork and reviewed by the Student-Athlete Development Assistant
  • Attend resume and cover letter workshop
Stage 3: Career Practicum
  • Attend the Student-Athlete Career Networking Forum
  • Participate in a mock interview
  • Attend a Career Industry event
  • Participate in the mentoring program
  • Attend an Internship Preparation workshop
Stage 2: Career Preparation
  • Attend a LinkedIn Workshop and join GW Athletics LinkedIn Group
  • Attend a What to Wear Workshop
  • Participate in an etiquette dinner
  • Attend the Student-Athlete Career Networking Forum
Stage 4: Transition
  • Attend Senior Job Search Kick off
  • Attend a Career Industry event
  • Attend a transitional program for student-athletes focused on life after college athletics
  • Reflection of internship experiences
  • Continue in the mentoring program

GW Athletics' Programs

Mentoring Program
The GW Athletics mentorship program pairs athletics alumni with current junior and senior student-athletes. Through a one-on-one relationship, mentors are asked to help develop skill sets of student-athletes looking to enter in to the work force.

Student Athlete Networking Forum

The Student Athlete Networking Forum is a career event for student-athletes held in the Spring. The event provides student-athletes the opportunity to network with alumni and potential employers. The event consists of a panel discussion and networking session.

Life After College Athletics
The goal of this program is to bridge the gap between student-athletes' athletic experience and their careers when they graduate. The seminar will give student-athletes insight into their future professional experiences and financial literacy beyond graduation. In 2016 the program was funded by the Shenkman Career Services Fund.

Transition to Tomorrow
This program focuses on career development, re-engagement and reframing with the intent to enhance the professional and career development of GW student-athletes. Session topics include but are not limited to; transferable skills, professionalism, financial literacy, and self-care. In 2015 the program was funded by the Shenkman Career Services Fund for 25 student-athletes.

Career Center's Programs

  • Attire Workshops
  • Career and Internship Fair
  • Etiquette Dinner
  • Drop in Coaching Hours
  • Make an appointment with a career coach in the Career Services Office
  • For Career Fairs and Expo Listings, visit Career Fairs

For internship and Job Listings, please visit Handshake Please also check the Raise High-GW Athletics LinkedIn page for jobs and internship postings.