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Career Center Policies

ACCESS TO SERVICES

  • RSVP & Cancellations

    The George Washington University and the W. Scott Amey Career Services Center encourage professional behavior from all students. This includes keeping commitments to attend professional meetings and programs.

    Late cancellations and no-shows reflect poorly on you, as well as the university, and may jeopardize the school’s relationship with an employer or alumni. Your registration represents your commitment to arriving punctually and prepared to engage professionally.

    Career advising appointments and event RSVPs should be canceled at least 24 hours BEFORE the meeting.

        • Students are expected to cancel their appointments and event RSVPs in Handshake. We will not take cancellations by phone or email.
        • Some high-demand events and important career events may have more stringent cancellation expectations. This will be communicated in the event description and your RSVP confirmation email.

     

    We understand that scheduling conflicts may arise regarding specific event dates/times, but we believe it is in our students’ best interest to have as much visibility to employers as possible. Our staff will work with students and employers on a case-by-case basis with significant conflicts due to religious holidays and observances.

  • Handshake Account Block

    To maintain high-quality service to the GW community, your Handshake account may be blocked for one of the following reasons:

        • Missing any on-campus interviews, employer-in-residence/executive-in-residence/peer-in-residence, or career treks without proper notice.
        • Repeatedly missing or canceling appointments without proper notice.
        • Other violations as determined by career center staff.

     

    If your account is blocked, you will be unable to make appointments, apply for jobs and internships, schedule on-campus interviews, or participate in select career-related events. Students with blocked accounts still can sign in for future events in which they have already RSVP’d. If your account has been blocked, contact us at seascareers@gwu.edu to discuss the next steps for account reinstatement.

FRAUDULENT EMPLOYERS

Unfortunately, not all employment opportunities are legitimate; entities may pose as employers as part of a scam to elicit personal information from or otherwise defraud their victims. Listed below are some tips and advice to help students be vigilant about fraudulent employers and to help them identify steps to take to verify the legitimacy of an employer. If you have any questions or concerns about an employer, please contact the GW Employer Relations team at oci@gwu.edu or 202-994-8633.

TITLE IX RESOURCES FOR HARASSMENT

Review these resources if you have questions or concerns about harassment in the workplace.

INTERNSHIP & PART-TIME JOB SAFETY GUIDELINES 

In response to COVID-19, many organizations (including GW) are changing their operations to prioritize safety. GW Career Services has developed student guidelines for internships, part-time, and off-campus Federal Work Study positions to assist all students as they consider opportunities during the 2020-21 academic year.