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CAREER SERVICES OPPORTUNITIES

The George Washington University has an extensive Career Center that posts available internship and job opportunities on their GWork system. Each student-athlete is asked to take advantage of the career events (such as job fairs, resume critiques and mock interviews) that the Career Center offers as well as to meet with a career consultant once during each academic year. The Department of Athletics, in partnership with the Career Center, hosts a career athlete networking forum in the spring which brings 20 to 30 employers to campus to interact with student-athletes through a panel discussion and networking opportunities. Additionally, the department works closely with the Career Center to organize career development events specifically for student-athletes.

Mentoring Program

The GW Athletics mentorship program pairs athletics alumni with current junior and senior student-athletes. Ideally, the mentor is employed in a career in which the mentee has an interest in pursuing. 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. To participate in the program please contact Madison Townley, mtownley@gwu.edu, for more information.

Student Athlete Networking Forum

The Student Athlete Networking Forum is a career event for junior and senior student athletes held in February. The event gives student athletes the opportunity to network with local businesses and alumni. There are between 20 and 25 employers and alumni in attendance. 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. All GW senior student-athletes will participate in a seminar that covers the information and resources they need to succeed post-graduation. The seminar will give student-athletes insight into their career fields, professional development, and work expectations; and provide a platform for them to receive answers to important life adjusting questions. In addition, each student-athlete will receive a copy of Life After School Explained by Cap and Compass, a reference guide for life after athletics. In 2016 the program was funded by the Shenkman Career Services Fund.

Transition to Tomorrow


Living out their childhood dreams, most NCAA student-athletes become fully salient in their athletic identity. Yet, all student-athletes must realize and become aware the athletic dream may come to an end at some point in their life and a new career begins. With the necessary support and education, student-athletes can have a high quality and empowering transition into a new career and salient identity. 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 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

Events

Prep for the Career & Internship Fair
Monday, September 14th, 7:00pm
Marvin Center Amphitheater
Student-Athlete Career Networking Forum
Monday, February 22nd, 6:30pm

Marvin Center Grand Ballroom
Life After College Athletics (Seniors)
Monday, April 11th, 7:00pm
Colonial's Club, Smith Center



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

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