Lifelong Career Services for Students & Alumni

At the Trachtenberg School, we are unwavering in our dedication to advancing your public service aspirations throughout your entire career journey. Our lifelong career services for students and alumni, enriched by expert advisors, an expansive employer network, and an engaged alumni community, truly make all the difference in shaping successful and impactful professional journeys. With an active LinkedIn Group, TSPPPA-specific job and internship board, and highly personalized advising - career exploration at every professional level, resume reviews, LinkedIn advice, interview preparation and salary negotiation - we are here for our students and alumni!

Interested in enhancing your resume, cover letter, interviews and more?

Written specifically for the Trachtenberg School community, our ten career guides cover topics including networking meetings, federal resumes, LinkedIn and compensation negotiation.

Searching for job boards and professional resources specific to your interests?

We offer a breadth of job boards and career resources related to the public sector, nonprofits, foundations, environment, social impact, international development, and academia. We also provide tools related to salary research, executive search firms, military personnel career resources and professional networking groups.

Wanting to do a deep dive into different public service fields?

We have curated lists of sample employers and professional resources for twenty public service fields aligned to the areas of interest for our students and alumni.

Exploring internship and fellowship resources?

We offer an expansive list of fellowships including government (federal, state, local, county), policy/nonprofit, international, health and research/university to help our students and alumni find opportunities during and after graduate school. We also provide more information for students seeking internships while studying at the Trachtenberg School.

Looking to learn about employment resources for diverse populations?

Visit this page to learn more about the numerous employers that offer special recruiting opportunities for diverse populations.

Looking to watch our Quick Tips from Alumni and recording career programs?

Visit the Video Hub to view available recordings from alumni panels, employer briefings and Quick Career Tips from alumni. 




(45 min appointments for students and alumni; virtually and in-person)

Whether searching for a job or internship, transitioning to a new field, looking for leadership advancement, or doing long-term career planning, our team is always here for you.

  • Student Access to Handshake (Once logged in, you can schedule advising in Handshake: Career Center > Appointments > Schedule an Appointment > CCAS > TSPPPA)
  • Alumni Access to Handshake (Refer to section "Access Resources and Events Relevant to your Career Needs" to see how to access Handshake)


(15-20 min appointments for students and alumni; first-come, first-served; virtually and in-person)

Need a quick resume review? Have a time-sensitive career question? Interested in brief interview prep? Looking to connect with our alumni network? 


Upcoming Trachtenberg School Career Programs 


GW Resources 


GW Career Connect

GW Career Connect is a global and diverse community that enables undergraduate and graduate students from all GW schools, class years and industries to seek career guidance and professional development from alumni.

Military and Veteran Students

GW's Military and Veteran Services is committed to providing our student veterans, dependents, and military personnel with excellence in service through timely and accurate benefit processing, high-quality customer service, and supportive community-building activities.

International Students

The International Services Office at GW facilitates international educational exchange through its services and programs.  It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for the GW international community.


Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services (DSS) is the university’s central resource for academic support for students with disabilities. GW recognizes disability in the context of diversity.