Current Graduate Students
Welcome to the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Graduate Career Development Center. We invite you to explore this site and learn more about the Center's resources and how we can help you in your career development.
As a graduate student, you may schedule a one-on-one advising session with a career development professional to discuss your job search needs. To make an appointment with a career development professional, click here.
The Center maintains a password-protected database of current jobs and internships with hundreds of posted positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. New opportunities are added every week, so check back regularly!
Symplicity also allows you to post your profile and your current resume. Employers can search resumes by key words, such as a language skill or security clearance. If your resume is not there, employers cannot find you, so post your resume and update it as you add new skills and experiences over the course of your Georgetown studies. If an employer is doing a resume drop, you can load other documents on Symplicity as well, including reference letters, your transcripts, and writing samples.
Career Development Skills Workshops
The Center offers a series of career development skills workshops to help you with your job search. These workshops include writing effective resumes and cover letters, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation, and preparing for career fairs. For a complete list of our workshops, click here.
The Career Bulletin
The Center publishes a regular newsletter, Career Bulletin, which provides information on upcoming career events, select jobs and internships, and other timely job search information. The Career Bulletin is available in the Documents Library on Symplicity, as well as via email. If you are a current student, you will receive the Bulletin automatically. If you are an alum and you'd like to subscribe to the email version, click here. When subscribing, please include your full name, preferred email address, Georgetown degree program, and year of graduation.
The internet is an indispensable tool in your job or internship search. Check out our list of selected online resources that other students have found helpful. Keep in mind that while some of these sites post actual listings, others will simply provide you with useful research information.
The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs has developed a series of sector profiles that may assist you in your job search. To learn more about various career options in the international arena, click here.
In our Office...
The Center maintains a selection of current books relevant to students interested in international affairs careers. The office offers a collection of sample resumes, cover letters, and other handouts that will aid in the job search. These are also available in the Documents Library on Symplicity. You may use the Center's computers, printer, and fax machine to help conduct your job search.
M.A. Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, '09
"My work-trip in Javakheti was one of the most productive and educational seven days that I have had in my life."