Career Tips

Career-related tips and resources

The Idealist Careers Guide to Understanding Employee Benefits

Here is a short list of some common benefits currently being offered at many organizations across the sector. Take a read through to understand what each benefit may include as well as what questions to ask (and what you may …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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Idealist Careers Try This Challenge #3 | Reconnect with Your Network

How’s it going so far? Have you completed Challenges 1 and 2? Here’s a perfect opportunity for you to freshen up your contacts.

Challenge #3

Set a calendar reminder for the 15th of each of the remaining months in 2020. …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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GW Career Quest Austin – Application Deadline February 10

The GW Career Quest program offers students an exclusive opportunity to gain an up-close and personal experience with leading organizations in Austin during the summer break!

Through this program, select undergraduate students from the classes of 2021 and 2022 (e.g., …

By Yiwen Chen
Yiwen Chen SEAS Career Ambassador
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5 Soft Skills Every Software Engineer Needs

Pop culture stereotypes depict computer programmers as non- client-facing, socially awkward office drones relegated to the basement office. However, the most successful software engineers are not only incredible problem-solvers; they’re seasoned communicators, empathizers and, yes, leaders. Like in any industry, …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
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Problem-Solving in Software Engineering: An Inside Look

Software engineering is about problem-solving first, coding second. Why? Computers need to be told exactly what to do; they can’t make assumptions like a human would when given vague instructions. Secondly, software engineers are tasked with designing features and applications …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
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Spring 2020 Career Advising Hours

Welcome back to campus! Whether you are getting close to graduation and need a full-time job, or if you are just getting started on your summer internship search — SEAS Careers is here to help!

We’ll be hosting open career …

By Kendra Northington
Kendra Northington Senior Career Counselor
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5 Self-Reflection Exercises to Start Your Year Off Right

We’re running all over, getting things done, working toward a noble mission. We take the action, then check it off our list. We get the project done, then move onto the next one. When it comes time to have the …

By Liz Peintner - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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3 Tips to Take Action on Your Career Goals

Happy new year! Now is the time when many people are energized to take action on their personal and professional goals. Here are 3 tips that can help you make your career dreams a reality.

Set clear goals.

The Muse

By Kendra Northington
Kendra Northington Senior Career Counselor
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New GW Student Employment Website

Looking for an on-campus job for Spring 2020? Check out the new Student Employment website. This will be the only place for GW students to find on-campus positions.

To get started:

Visit https://gwu-studentemployment.peopleadmin.com
Create an account using your @gwu.edu email address …

By Kendra Northington
Kendra Northington Senior Career Counselor
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Career Tips for Winter Break

In addition to visiting with family, celebrating the holidays, and catching up on sleep, the winter break can be a good time work on your job or internship search. While you may see more “out of office” emails and fewer …

By Kendra Northington
Kendra Northington Senior Career Counselor
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