Kendra Northington

Senior Career Counselor

Kendra Northington

Kendra is the Senior Career Counselor and works with SEAS graduate students on their career development. She believes that everyone has an interesting story and her goal is to empower students to tell their story well as they navigate career transitions.

Previously, Kendra was a career counselor at Georgetown University and research assistant for a social services evaluation firm. She earned her masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from GW’s School of Education and Human Development, and a bachelors degree in Psychology from Duke University. She is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia, and a Certified MBTI Practitioner.

Kendra is originally from Lexington, KY, is a passionate Kentucky Wildcat basketball fan, and any Prince song is her favorite song.

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Google Virtual Events in April & May

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Black Women in the Tech Industry

April 21st @ 4:00 PM PT / 6:00 PM CT / 7:00 PM ET

Join us as we highlight the experiences, perspectives, and impact of Black Women across Google. From early-career technologists to industry leaders, in both …

By Kendra Northington
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KACIF Summer 2021 Applications Open

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GW Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund
Call for Summer 2021 Applications

Students who will be interning in necessarily-unpaid internships at government and nonprofit organizations in Summer 2021 are encouraged to apply to the Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund …

By Kendra Northington
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3 Smart Ways Entry-Level Engineers Can Get an Employer’s Attention

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If you’re reading this article, chances are you already made one of the best decisions of your professional life: You’re pursuing a career in engineering.

As an engineer, not only are you book-smart, but you’re also forward-thinking. After all, it’s …

By Corlis D. Murray
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Applications are OPEN for FedTech Startup Studios!

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FedTech is a venture builder that thrives at the intersection of US entrepreneurship, breakthrough technologies, and mission-driven organizations. We do this through our Startup Studio programs, pairing entrepreneurial talent with exciting technology ready for commercialization from over 30 top R&D …

By Kendra Northington
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Save the Date: GW Women Veterans in Cybersecurity Conference

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Interested in opening cybersecurity careers to women veterans?

Closing the Gap: A DoD Conference on Re-entry for Women Veterans into Cybersecurity Careers addresses two crucial needs: To fill the exponentially growing cybersecurity talent gap in the U.S., and to harness …

By Kendra Northington
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Everything You Need to Know About Being (and Becoming) a Software Engineer

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Software engineering is one of the hot careers that everyone seems to be talking about, but it can be a bit opaque from the outside. I’ve spent 15 years in various software engineering and engineering manager roles. Over that time, …

By Joy Ebertz - The Muse
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Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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How to Use Spring Break to Advance Your Career

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by: Alyssa Towns

When you think of spring break, you might think of beach vacations, nights out with your best friends, or a week full of rest and catching up on sleep. But, if you’re like me, you might feel …

By Kendra Northington
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How to Interview with Your Whole Self

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It’s natural that interviewing can sometimes feel unnatural, as it can often be difficult to know “who you’re supposed to be” during an interview. You might think that you need to interview in a certain way and try to be …

By Natalie Fisher - Vault
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A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Post Fair Resume Drop – March 15th Deadline

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As a follow up to the Internship Fair, students can submit their resumes to the following organizations. The deadline to submit resumes is March 15th. This drop is to provide recruiters and hiring managers who attended the Internship Fair with …

By Kendra Northington
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The Engineer’s Guide to Career Growth — Advice from My Time at Stripe and Facebook

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Raylene Yung likes to say that her path into engineering management was in some ways gradual, and in others, a wild ride full of challenges at every twist and turn. Her first taste of life as an engineering manager came …

By Kendra Northington
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