Career Information for Current Students & Alumni

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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 and employment resources for diverse populations, job search strategies and comprehensive career programming.

Drop-In Career Advising

Available via phone or Zoom. 15-20-minute appointments; first-come, first-served basis.

Denise Fowler: 5/30, 3-4pm; 6/8, 1-2pm; 6/14, 11am-12pm | (P: 202-994-8475; Zoom meeting)
Melissa Feuer Mondays, 1-2pm (in person or virtual); Thursdays, 7-8pm (virtual) | In person: MPA Building Room 608; Zoom meeting

Resources at a Glance


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

Log in to Handshake

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.



Denise Fowler holding a pen midair at her desk and listening to a student

"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