Career Information for Current Students & Alumni

 

Whether you are preparing for a first interview or negotiating the salary for a promotion, our lifelong career development services connect you with the resources you need to be successful.

The supportive environment of the Trachtenberg School’s career services fosters your professional growth with personalized guidance from our dedicated advisors. We also compile a variety of resources to help you get ahead in your chosen field, including recruiting programs for diverse populations, job search strategies and comprehensive career programming.

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Resources at a Glance


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The Trachtenberg School Handshake is an online career management tool for job, internships and fellowship announcements; applications; on-campus recruiting and subscriptions/websites.  


Students use their gwmail email address as their username. Alumni usernames are initially set to their current email address. Email [email protected] if you have difficulty logging in.

Alumni who have not logged into the system since July 1, 2016, need to complete the Handshake Alumni Access Form to request access to Handshake.

 

 

 

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“"I love working with our students and alumni to help them figure out which direction they'd like to go and steps to take as they build and progress in their careers."

Denise Riebman Fowler
Director, TSPPPA Career Advising

 

Recent Alumni Career Outcomes

 

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Work Related to Degree

94% of MPA grads thought their work related to their degree

100% of MPP grads thought their work related to their degree

80% of MA-ENRP grads thought their work related to their degree

100% of PhD grads thought their work related to their degree

100% of graduate certificate grads thought their work related to their degree

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2019 Average Salary by Degree

MPA - $75,641

MPP - $64,487

MA-ENRP - $48,750