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.
- Jun 20, 5pm-7:30pm: Foreign Service Oral Assessment (FSOA) Info Session
- Jun 21, 8am-4pm: Breaking through the Glass Ceiling
- Jun 25, 12:30pm-1:30pm: Alumni Career Services: The Coach Approach to Leadership
- Jun 25, 6pm: Next Steps: Beginning and Expanding Your Networks
- Jul 11, 12:30pm-1:30pm: ACS Webinar: Communication in the Workplace for Women
- Jul 16, 12:30pm-1:30pm: ACS Webinar: Best Practices for GMAT Preparation
- Jul 18, 12:30pm-1:30pm: Alumni Career Service: Parachuting Into Your Next Challenge
- Jul 25, 12:30pm-1:30pm: ACS Webinar: Creativity and Mindfulness
- Jul 31, 5pm-7:30pm: Foreign Service Oral Assessment (FSOA) Info Session
- Aug 22, 5pm-7:30pm: Foreign Service Oral Assessment Info Session
- Aug 29, 5pm-8pm: Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) Info Session
- Sep 6, 3pm-8pm: Deloitte 2nd Annual Day for Veterans
- Sep 12, 5pm-7:30pm: Foreign Service Oral Assessment (FSOA) Info Session
- Sep 19, 5pm-8pm: Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) Info Session
- Sep 20, 10am-3pm: Fall Career Fair
M.S. Foreign Service, '09
"My experience this summer allowed me to practically implement many of the lessons learned throughout the school year and to understand the discrepancies between theory and practice."