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Missed a Resume or Cover Letter Workshop? Attend a Webinar!

2014 November 24
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If you didn’t get a chance to attend one of the Career Center’s workshops on resumes or cover letters this semester, we are offering these workshops via a LIVE webinar over winter break.  All workshops will also resume on campus in the Spring semester.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Resume Workshop Live Webinar                   11:00 am – Noon
Cover Letter Workshop Live Webinar           12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Resume Workshop Live Webinar                   11:30 am - 12:30 pm

These workshops will be conducted in a live, interactive webinar format.  Students may submit questions in real time and a counselor will be available in real time to answer questions.  Registration in Symplicity is required to participate.

Please note that the webinar will be conducted through so you will need a reliable internet connection and, preferably, a telephone connection to participate. After you RSVP with Symplicity, you MUST ALSO register with in order to receive the log-in information.

This workshop is available to GW Law students only.

In Case You Missed it: Career Exploration Fair

2014 November 19
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Career Exploration

On November 7, 2014 the Career Center hosted the Career Exploration Fair for students in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom.  Employers from over twenty-five practice areas in varying practice settings came on campus to meet with students.  Law students who attended the fair took advantage of the opportunity to learn more about legal practice areas and practice settings, including government, private sector, and non profit organizations.


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The event allows students to connect with practitioners with varied backgrounds and experiences in a single afternoon.  This fair is one of several key events for GW Law Students, and in particular, first-year students as they begin their summer job search and longer-term career planning.  In addition to meeting with a career counselor to develop a personalized plan, first-year law students are encouraged to use the 1L Job Search Toolbox available on the Career Center Portal Page as a starting point for their summer job search and to stay up-to-date key career-related events for especially for 1Ls.  The 1L Job Search Toolbox can be found here (note log-in to the portal is required): 

Career Exploration


Career Exploration Fair – Friday, November 7

2014 October 31
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What areas of law interest you? Take advantage of this prime opportunity designed for first-year students to meet and network with practicing attorneys in a variety of practice areas. You will be able to speak with attorneys from government agencies, private practice, public interest, associations, and business. This is an excellent opportunity to network with attorneys in many fields of interest as well as to get access to great career resources!

Business attire encouraged.

*This event is open to GW Law students only*

The following practice areas will be represented:

Administrative Law
Civil Rights
Commercial Litigation
Consulting Practice
Consumer Financial Services
Corporate Criminal Defense
Criminal Prosecution
Government Contracts
Higher Education
Intellectual Property: Copyright/Trademark
Intellectual Property: Patent
Investment Management
Privacy and Cybersecurity
Public Policy
Real Estate


Master Public Speaking Workshop: Hone Your Oral Advocacy Skills with the Shakespeare Theatre Company [Career Center Upper Class Program]

2014 October 30
“Good lawyers lack no clients.”
- William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, Act I Scene 2
With several Mock Trial and Moot Court rounds fast approaching, the Inns of Court program has put together an intensive workshop to help you hone your public speaking talents, step outside the box, and give you the edge in advocating for your clients, maximizing your presentations, and navigating negotiations.
We have been fortunate enough to secure an actor and professional development instructor from the world-renowned Shakespeare Theatre Company to help you solidify your oral advocacy toolbox in a 2-hour hands-on course addressing:
- Vocal Care and Preparation;
- Physical Storytelling; and
- Improvisation and Text Analysis…ultimately culminating in coached and rehearsed presentations for peer and instructor feedback.
Master Public Speaking Workshop: Hone Your Oral Advocacy Skills
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 (just in time for many Mock Trial/Moot Court rounds)
5:00-7:30 PM (including dinner)
Student Conference Center
RSVP required through Symplicity:
(Click on the “Events” tab at the top and then select “Workshops” in the drop down menu.  The Shakespeare event is listed there.)
Eva Wilhelm holds an MFA in Classical Acting from the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University. Locally, she has appeared in productions at Folger Theatre, Studio Theatre, Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, Faction of Fools and Taffety Punk Theatre Company. In Chicago, she worked with Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Shattered Globe and Stage Left, among many others. She is currently an Associate Producer with Faction of Fools.

The Philadelphia Diversity Law Group Fellowship Program Information Session is Tomorrow!

2014 October 23

The Philadelphia Diversity Law Group Fellowship Program Information Session - TOMORROW, Friday, October 24, 2014 from 12-1 pm in the Moot Court Room

Join program director Lois Kimbol and past fellows from GW Law to learn about participating and applying for this incredible opportunity.  Please register in Symplicity if you plan to attend (program can be found under “Workshops” in the “Events” section of Symplicity).

The PDLG Fellows Program offers first-year students an additional route to summer employment in outstanding law firms and corporate law departments after their first year of law school. The PDLG hopes this program will enable a group of those students to get summer clerkships in Philadelphia, whether as part of formal summer programs or not, and thus allow them to experience the law firm or corporate law environment in Philadelphia and, perhaps, help them “kick-start” their legal careers. The application deadline is not yet available but will likely be discussed during the information session.  For more information, visit


GW Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund Applications Open 10/31

2014 October 21
The GW Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund (KACIF) application period for Spring 2015 will commence on Friday, October 31!  Below are some general details for you about this great university initiative.
KACIF was established to encourage all GW students in good standing to pursue high-quality, necessarily unpaid internships that foster their career exploration and enhance their academic program, while reducing the financial challenges associated with unpaid internships. Necessarily unpaid internships are typically those with non-profit, governmental, educational, and non-governmental organizations that genuinely lack the financial resources to pay salaries or wages to their interns.  The Fund was initiated by the Career Services Council, and funded by generous donations made by alumni, parents and members of the GW Board of Trustees.   
Key Points:
    • The application period for Spring 2015 commences on Friday, October 31, 2014, at 8:00am EST, and closes at 8:00am EST, Tuesday, November 11, 2014.  Unfortunately, no late or incomplete applications will be accepted after the application period ends.
    • The Fund is open to all current matriculating GW students in good standing from all schools - both undergraduate and graduate students.
    • Applications will be reviewed by the Career Services Council, and recipients will be notified on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.
    • Grant awards will range up to $3,000.
    • For information on KACIF eligibility requirements and the application process interested students can be referred to the KACIF FAQ page at
 Students who have further questions may also be referred to, and are encouraged to follow KACIF at @GWInternFund on Twitter.  Please see the flyer below for additional information on this funding opportunity.


2014 October 20
w/ special guest Dr. Lisa Rohrer
Executive Director | Case Development Initiative at Harvard Law School
Thursday, 10/23/14, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. in the SCC
Have you ever had a challenging boss?  Do you want to know how to successfully work with different types of attorneys and how to benefit from having done so?  This session will examine the concept of sponsorship as a tool for creating connections with influential and more senior attorneys to gain valuable experience and expertise. We will explore this topic through the use of a business school-style case study about Yoon-Young Lee, a junior attorney at the firm (then named) Wilmer Cutler & Pickering. Yoon-Young formed a solid working relationship early on with a partner who had a reputation for being challenging to work for. We’ll discuss the advantages and challenges of working for different types of senior attorneys and how benefits can come from unexpected places. As an added bonus, Yoon-Young will be on hand to share her perspective with the participants.

Dr. Lisa Rohrer is the Executive Director of the Case Development Initiative at Harvard Law School, having joined in fall 2013 after serving as Georgetown Law School’s Director of Executive Education and Research Director at the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession. As an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown, she also designed and taught J.D. course focused on organizational behavior to help students prepare to be better counselors, advisors, and leaders. From 2009 to 2012, Lisa served as the Director of the Hildebrandt Institute at Thomson Reuters, and before that was Research Fellow at Harvard Law School. She earned her PhD in organizational behavior from Harvard Business School in 2004.


Media & Communications Week: Oct. 20-30

2014 October 14
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The George Washington University Center for Career Services presents Media & Communications Week – October 20th-30th.

Events are open to all GW students.



Highlights include:

  • our annual Media, Journalism, & Public Affairs Employer Meet & Greet
  • two Google information sessions
  • CNN/Turner Broadcasting and Fox News information sessions
  • a Sony virtual information session
  • a strong on-campus LA entertainment lineup and recruitment session with:

DreamWorks, CBS, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and (just added!) ABC/Disney 

Panelists include:

  • Peter Campbell, DreamWorks Animation, Human Resources Manager
  • Nancy Robinson, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Director, Education Programs
  • Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, CBS Television, Vice President of Communications & Diversity
  • Russell Williams, Oscar and Emmy Award Winning Sound Engineer (Training Day, Dances With Wolves, Glory)
  • (Representative just added and TBA), ABC/Disney

Events are open to GW students only.

3L Deadline: October 15 for the Presidential Management Fellows Program

2014 October 11
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The application period for the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Class of 2015 opened on October 1, 2014 and closes on October 15, 2014.

The Presidential Management Fellows program is a flagship leadership development program for advanced degree candidates seeking entry-level positions in the federal government. You can learn more at the PMF website.

If you were unable to attend the Federal Government Pathways Information Session & PMFAlumni Panel that was held at the law school on October 3, 2014, you can access a recording of that session and specific application tips, including the Updated 2014-15 PMF Guide and links to application forums on GW Law’s PMF Information page (note: log-in to the law school portal is required).

Writing Competitions from the American Constitution Society

2014 October 10
by gwlawcareers
ACS - 10 Years of Progress

The 2015 
Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition
on Regulatory and Administrative Law

The Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law is open to a wide array of participants. Practicing lawyers, policymakers, academics, and law students all are encouraged to take part. The judging committee will include federal judges and leading academics. A winner will be selected in both the lawyer and student categories. The author of the winning paper in each category will receive a cash prize of $1,500. The winning papers will receive special recognition at the ACS National Convention, on the ACS website, and potentially through other means agreed upon by the authors and ACS.

We encourage participants to view this topic broadly and welcome submissions on a variety of substantive areas.

Submissions must be emailed by Friday, February 6, 2015, 11:59pm EST. Papers emailed after this date will not be considered. Papers must be emailed to in Word format.

Click here for more details about the 2015 competition.

The 2015
Constance Baker Motley National Student
Writing Competition

ACS’s National Student Writing Competition bears Constance Baker Motley’s name in honor of her legacy as a civil rights leader, elected official, and the first African-American woman appointed to the federal bench. Papers will be judged on their effective use, analysis and/or expansion of legal scholarship. The judging committee will include federal judges and leading academics.

The student authors of the top three papers will receive special recognition at the ACS National Convention in the summer of 2015 and a cash prize for their work. The winner will be awarded $3,000 and each of the two runners-up will receive $1,000. The top paper will also receive an offer of publication in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. 

Examples of topics include but are not limited to: Civil legal aid, civil liberties, education, freedom of speech, LGBT rights, human rights, immigration, labor law, money in politics, privacy, racial equality, religion, the second amendment and voting.

The deadline to apply is February 13, 2015

Click here for more details about the 2015 competition.