Georgetown graduate students have great access to opportunities that advance careers in Washington, DC and around the world. Washington is a nexus for many industries networked to Georgetown through faculty connections, internship positions, and positions post-graduation.
Hoya Gateway is an online platform that connects students with alumni based on academic and career interests. When you join the platform and take the "Matching Quiz," Hoya Gateway will give you recommended alumni to reach out to based on your answers. These alumni are passionate about meeting with students and are available for everything from resume reviews to general advice about life on the Hilltop. Hoya Gateway also gives you the chance to explore all that the alumni community has to offer through the "Resources" section. To sign up for Hoya Gateway, please visit: https://hoyagateway.georgetown.edu/.
Specialized Career Centers
If you are in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, the McCourt School, the Department of Government, or Biomedical Graduate Education programs, you will have access to a specialized career center instead of the Cawley Career Education Center. Each group's career center is able to cater to the specific interests of graduate students in those areas. These centers list job and internship opportunities for organizations that commonly employ graduates of those programs. They also deliver targeted skill workshops, site visits and information sessions, regular career bulletins, and more. Alumni get involved with current students through these centers to offer additional networking opportunities. For more information, visit the appropriate program's career center:
Cawley Career Education Center
The Cawley Career Education Center provides comprehensive career services to students enrolled in many of Georgetown’s graduate programs. Cawley plays an important role by helping you make connections with employers and find positions suited to your career goals. A variety of employer presentations, industry-specific programs, workshops, and networking events are designed to help you learn about career fields and enhance your search for internships and jobs. Many of these resources are available to you after you leave Georgetown as well!
Hundreds of employers visit campus through our career fairs, alumni panels, and company information sessions to speak with students about different career fields and job opportunities. In addition, thousands of job and internship postings across a variety of career fields are available to graduate students online through Hoya Career Connection. Graduate students have the opportunity to make connections with Georgetown’s many successful alumni through the Alumni Career Network, Hoya Gateway, and alumni presentations. For the busy graduate student who finds it difficult to attend live events, the Cawley Career Education Center offers a number of valuable virtual resources to help you to craft a resume, perfect your interview technique, learn about companies, and search for jobs.
Examples of past career events includes:
- Employer sessions from top companies in finance (Barclays, CitiGroup), consulting (Deloitte, EY), service (Peace Corps, Clinton Foundation), government (variety of agencies and departments), and many more
- General and industry-specific career fairs
- "Industry Weeks" - in-depth explorations of an industry over the course of a week, including 10+ events
- Themed alumni networking events
- Career workshop series
- Programs for international students who want to work in the United States and for domestic students who want to work abroad
You should check with your individual programs for specific job and academic placements. In general, our graduates are very successful in finding opportunities after Georgetown when they take advantage of all that their programs and career center have to offer. Graduates have taken jobs domestically and internationally, including professorships and post-doctoral opportunities at all types of universities.