Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the quick answers to our most common questions. If you have a question that isn’t listed here, contact us at 202.994.7340 or

When is the Career Center open and where are you located?

We are open Monday–Thursday from 9am–5:30pm, and Friday from 9am–5:00pm. We are located in Burns 310.

What does the Career Center do?

Our office assists students and alumni in all phases of career strategy and professional development. We provide personalized career counseling, conduct mock interviews, review application documents, coordinate with employers for job postings, host career panels and job fairs, conduct job skills workshops, and more. Just ask!

How do I make an appointment with a counselor?

You may make an appointment with a counselor online or by calling our office at 202-994-7340.

What is CORE?

CORE is the Career Center’s database for employers, job postings, OCI, and workshops. CORE uses single sign-on (SSO) technology to link directly to your GW Law Google account. If you receive an error message when attempting to log in, it may be because are logged into a personal (non-GW Law) Gmail account. Please try logging out of your personal Gmail account or launching CORE in a separate browser.

Alternatively, you can log into you GW Law Gmail account, click the Google Apps icon in the upper-right corner, then click “More”, then click the CORE icon​. This should automatically log you into CORE.

CORE is available to all GW Law students and alumni. Contact us with any questions.

I don’t have an appointment but I have an urgent question, can you help?

We have a drop-in counselor available to answer questions and provide guidance on discrete issues during our office hours. We accept walk-ins by phone or in-person. All drop-in requests are first-come, first-served.

I work during the day and I can’t make it into the office, may I still talk to someone?

Yes! You may make appointments to speak to a counselor by phone or Skype.

I heard there is a job fair, but I can’t find any details, where should I go?

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 sponsored by the Career Center (career panels, workshops, job fairs, etc.), as well as external events that may be of interest to law students (events hosted by employers, networking opportunities, and more).

What are the workshops and when are they offered?

The Career Center offers a series of interactive workshops for students throughout the year. Workshops are offered on Resume Writing, Cover Letter Writing, Informational Interviews, Job Search Resources, and Interview Skills. All workshops & webinars require registration in CORE. Career Center Workshops are eligible for Foundations of Practice credit.