All Career Center events are posted in CORE. Once logged in, go to the Events section in the left navigation bar to get started. The event listings in CORE include events hosted by the Career Center, as well as external events that may be of interest to law students. Recordings of select Career Center information sessions and webinars are accessible in the CORE Resource Library.
The Career Center hosts a number of signature annual events. Additional details and dates coming soon!
- National Security Law Career Fair: October 27, 2020 - 4-6pm EDT
- Welcome Reception for International JD Students: October 28, 2020, 8:15pm EDT
- How I Found My 1L Summer Job: November 6, 2020 - 12pm EST
- Practice Area Expo: November 12, 2020 - 3-5pm EST
- IP Networking Reception: February 11, 2021
- SBA Small & Medium Firm Networking Event: March, 2021 (Date TBD)
The Career Center offers a series of interactive workshops for students throughout the year. The workshops are designed to demonstrate resources and provide time for students to develop individualized documents and job search plans. All workshops require registration in CORE. Career Center workshops are eligible for Foundations of Practice credit.
Resume workshops cover the skills and techniques to draft a strong resume. Time is provided in each workshop for students to draft and revise their resume while a career advisor is available to review and answer student questions.
In addition to a short presentation covering the techniques for improving your cover letter, time is provided in each workshop for students to draft and revise their letters while a career advisor is available to review and answer student questions.
This workshop covers the most commonly used resources for identifying internship and other job opportunities. We will review websites and databases to identify employers, job postings, and strategies for submitting your application.
The informational interviewing workshops will provide tips for identifying contacts, inviting professionals for an informational interview, setting goals and developing a follow up plan.
The Interview Skills Workshop teaches participants how to create a plan for an effective interview.
The Career Center periodically offers additional workshops and webinars on various topics on an as-needed basis. These may include topics such as public interest funding options, diversity applications, fellowship or scholarship applications, OSCAR, OCI, and other topics.
Spring 2021 Workshop Schedule
|Interview Skills Workshop||Wednesday||1/6/2021||12:30 - 1:30 pm EST|
|Interview Skills Workshop||Friday||1/8/2021||10:00 - 11:00 am EST|
|Interview Skills Workshop||Wednesday||1/13/2021||12:00 - 1:00 pm EST|
|Advanced Interview Skills Workshop||Friday||1/15/2021||1:30 - 2:30 pm EST|
|Interview Skills Workshop||Thursday||1/21/2021||2:45 - 3:45 pm EST|
|Advanced Interview Skills Workshop||Wednesday||1/27/2021||12:30 - 1:30 pm EST|
|Resume Workshop||Thursday||2/4/2021||1:45 - 2:30 pm EST|
|Cover Letter Workshop||Friday||2/5/2021||10:00 - 10:45 am EST|
|Informational Interviews Workshop||Wednesday||2/10/2021||12:15 - 1:00 pm EST|
|Interview Skills Workshop||Friday||2/12/2021||1:30 - 2:30 pm EST|
|Job Search Resources Workshop||Friday||2/19/2021||10:00 - 10:30 am EST|
|Resume Workshop||Wednesday||2/24/2021||12:00 - 12:45 pm EST|
|Cover Letter Workshop||Thursday||2/25/2021||3:00 - 3:45 pm EST|
|Advanced Interview Skills Workshop||Monday||3/8/2021||3:00 - 4:00 pm EST|
|Informational Interviews Workshop||Friday||3/12/2021||12:30 - 1:15 pm EST|
|Resume Workshop||Wednesday||3/17/2021||12:30 - 1:15 pm EST|
|Cover Letter Workshop||Friday||3/26/2021||12:00 - 12:45 pm EST|
GW Graduate Student Career Series
The Graduate Student Career Series includes select career events and programs open to all GW graduate students. For a more comprehensive listing of career events and programs for graduate students at GW, please review Events in Handshake, the University's platform for job postings and events for all GW students.
Practice Area Spotlight Series
The Career Center's Spotlight series program started during the summer will continue this fall. The programs are live video presentations on a variety of practice areas and practice settings that feature a counselor from the Career Center interviewing a practicing attorney. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions via the chat function during the program. Programs run approximately 45 minutes.
Previous programs included: Privacy and Data Security, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Labor and Employment, Government Contracts, Insurance, Health, Energy, Criminal Law, and Practicing Law as In-House Counsel. Each program was recorded and is available via the Resource Library in CORE.