Career Services

The Office of Student Services provides career development support for all students in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Whether you are trying to determine your next move or need help perfecting your resume, we can help! 


Handshake is your jumping-off point for career support. Sign in using GWU Single Sign-On and gain access to:

  • A robust job and internship board.
  • Events, including employer information sessions, career services workshops, networking opportunities, career fairs, and more.
  • Resources for your career development needs, including interview preparation, resume support, and job search tips.

Create your profile and get started today!

Note: New students are not given access to Handshake by the University until a few weeks before their first semester as an enrolled student begins. Any questions regarding access to Handshake can be directed to or If you are an alumnus/a and do not already have a Handshake Account, please complete this form to request an account.

Career Coaching Appointments

Please note: the Office of Student Services is currently in the process of hiring a new Sr. Career Counselor. Until that position is filled, you can request a career coaching appointment with the Director of Student Services.

Connect to Alumni

GW Career Connect is an online community for GW students, alumni, faculty, and friends to build a professional network, develop long-term mentors, access professional expertise, and receive industry knowledge and career guidance. With over 800 alumni from around the world (and growing) this platform is a unique engagement opportunity for GW students and alumni. You will be able to post questions, schedule meetings, and potentially find a mentor.


Reach out to us with any questions at