Career culture Class of 2013 survey results My Career Success Plan Self-Knowledge Exercise Academic Integration Internships Employer services Parents’ role GW Career Success
The George Washington University’s distinguished career culture empowers its students and alumni to translate their world-class academic and co-curricular experiences at the university into a lifetime of productive and engaged citizenship. This culture: Enhances knowledge in action Educates students and alumni about career management skills Supports and extends GW’s worldwide and lifelong community Is embedded throughout GW’s academic and co-curricular offerings GW Career Culture
Career Success: Class of 2013 Employment/graduate school 85% Employed full/part-time 63% Attending graduate school 19% Military Service 2% Self-employed 1% Volunteer/Gap year activity 5% Other activity/undecided 2% Seeking employment 8%
Drop-in Hours in academic buildings Classroom Presentations and Special Requests ESIA Careers (Career Development & Job Search Classes) GWSB Career Management Strategies (for GWSB students and non-GWSB majors) Collaborations with Academic Advising Academic Integration
First Year (not yet) – Focus on self knowledge and leadership skills through: student employment/Federal Work Study, community service, student groups, and organizations Sophomore, Junior, Senior year – One semester +, quality better than quantity, skills to be developed – Credit (or not) paid (or not) – Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund – Percentage of GW students who have done an internship? Internships
Employer Services Top 100 Employers Employers at Career Services Council Meetings Development & Alumni Relations Monthly Meetings Corporate Relations & Alumni Career Services Parents Campaign Student Focus Groups Industry Events DC Site Visits NY Site Visits coming 2015
Helping Your Student Share your knowledge and experiences Encourage exploration and reflection – wear your buttons! Helping GW GW LinkedIn group Hire GW: internship and employment opportunities Industry expos and networking events Getting Involved Office of Parent Services Partnership Parents Facilitate Career Success, too!