Amber Samuels

SEAS Career Services Fellow

Amber Samuels

Amber Samuels, MS, LGPC (DC), NCC, CCC is the Career Services Fellow at GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Randolph-Macon College and a Master of Science degree in Counseling & Human Development from Radford University. Amber is a Certified Career Counselor (CCC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC), and an MBTI-Certified Practitioner. She is currently a PhD candidate at GWU’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Amber is interested in both clinical practice and higher education and would ultimately like to practice and train the future generation of mental health counselors.

Prior to her role at The George Washington University, Amber provided counseling in various settings. She also worked as a Professor of Record at Radford University and taught 3 sections of an undergraduate career decision course, COED 260: Seminar in Career Development. She also enjoyed working directly with students as a Career Counselor at Radford University’s Career Center. Amber currently participates in various associations including the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), the Association for Adult Development and Aging (AADA), and Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ).

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How to Develop Strong Followership Skills

If you aspire to hold a leadership role one day, you first need to learn how to be a great follower. Today, many organizations are pushing back on leadership-centric structures and instead relying on team-centered approaches—which depend on active followership …

By Meagan Solloway - Vault
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Here’s What You Should—and Shouldn’t—Capitalize on Your Resume

As a career coach, I’ve worked alongside recruiters and heard their complaints as they review resumes. I remember one squinting at the screen as she tried to read a resume with tiny font, and another telling me she doesn’t even …

By Leto Papadopoulos - The Muse
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What to Do When Employers Are Ignoring You

You’ve spent hours writing your resume, searching job sites, and applying to different roles—only to receive rejection after rejection. And that’s if you even hear back about your application at all. After a while, this all gets pretty exhausting, and …

By Andrew Fennell - Vault
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When, Why, and How to Use Personal References in a Job Search

Wouldn’t it be great if you could walk into your ideal company, tell them about yourself, and score your dream job right on the spot? Unfortunately, a job search takes a bit more effort than that, and employers want to …

By Kaila Kea-Lewis - The Muse
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Workshop: What to Expect at the Career Fair

If you are planning to attend the Virtual GW STEM + Health Career Connection Fair (9/30), come to this workshop to learn about resources and tips that will increase your success.

Thursday, September 23rd at 2:00 PM, Virtual via Zoom

RSVP …

By Amber Samuels
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Questions to Ask About COVID-19 in Your Next Interview—During the Pandemic and Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the world in many ways—including how we think about our careers and workplaces. A lot of people began rethinking their priorities in life, and asking themselves what they want from a career. Multiple surveys have predicted …

By Heather Krasna - The Muse
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6 Great Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

In interviews, hiring managers and recruiters will inevitably ask, “So, do you have any questions for me?” And when they do, you better have at least a few questions prepared to ask. As for which questions you should ask, below …

By Ellie Yantsan - Vault
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Fall 2021 Conferences – Sign up today!

Grace Hopper —    Sept 27-1st  —  VIRTUAL
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Indianapolis
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Orlando
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5 Common Interview Mistakes and How to Fix Them

You’re ready for a new challenge. You did your research, sent out applications, and eventually interviewed. When you finally heard back, you were told you were a great candidate, but your application just didn’t stand out. Why?

One likely answer …

By Anne DeBruin Sample - Vault
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Featured Resource: Salary Negotiation Guide

Looking to learn how to negotiate your salary? Salary negotiation is an essential and normal part of the job search process. Although it can feel intimidating, it is important to ensure that you are being adequately compensated for your work. …

By Amber Samuels
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