Amber Samuels

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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Speak with Confidence Workshops (Fall 2019)

Are you trying to find your voice? Are you interested in speaking with more confidence? Consider attending these workshops! The Fall 2019 Schedule for the Speak With Confidence workshop series has been released!

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A New Funding Opportunity for SEAS Graduate Students

To encourage the career development of SEAS graduate students, the W. Scott Amey Career Services Center is establishing a Graduate Student Professional Development Fund. This fund will cover the cost of membership fees to engineering and technology organizations. By joining …

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Skill-Building Opportunities during Federal Furlough

Welcome back! Given the current federal government furlough, we know that many members of our GW community may be personally affected by it. These are some work and skill-building opportunities for GW students who may be affected by the shutdown …
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Career E-Portfolio Tips

What is an e-portfolio?

A career e-portfolio, much like your resume, is a demonstration of your skills, abilities, and achievements as they relate to the type of position you are seeking.

Why use an e-portfolio?

You can include media:
text, …

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Diversity in STEM

Diversity in STEM is ever-expanding. Check out this brief review of diversity in STEM and at SEAS to learn more about it.
Variety of Graduate Programs offered at SEAS
Engineering Management
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Regulatory Biomedical Engineering
Systems Engineering

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Informational Interview 101

What is an informational interview?

An informational interview is an informal conversation with someone working in an area that interests you who will give you information and advice about a job or occupation.

Step 1: Identifying People to Interview

Use …

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Top 5 Interview Tips

Are you looking to get ready for your next interview? Check out these top 5 interview tips that will get you on track.
1) Research the Organization
Research  
Look at the organization’s website and LinkedIn page to identify recent news, …

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LinkedIn Profile Tips

Why use LinkedIn?

LinkedIn helps you learn about companies and industries, find and apply for jobs and internships, and build a strong professional network.

Did you know?

You are 11 times more likely to have your profile viewed if there …

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Perfect Your Pitch: Elevator Pitch 101


So, what’s an elevator pitch?

An elevator pitch is a short summary used to quickly capture who you are, what you’re interested in, and what you want. Overall, it is an introduction to yourself and your background. The name “elevator …

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Organize Your Job Search

Keep and Maintain Records
Keep track of the jobs you apply to.
Contacts of employers, deadlines, etc.
Record-keeping will help you follow-up appropriately and in a timely fashion.
Plan to follow-up!
Manage Your Time
Define your schedule and set goals.

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