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, job search strategies, and comprehensive career programming. These services are available for you in D.C.and remotely (we Skype!).

Among many things, we can help you:

  • Develop your career strategy
  • Refine your job search
  • Connect with alumni, faculty, current students and friends of the program for networking advice and leads
  • Practice interviewing
  • Polish your resume and cover letter

 


Handshake 

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.

 

 


Industry/Field by 2018 Graduates and Median Salary

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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 certficate grads thought their work related to their degree

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2018 Average Salary by Degree

MPA - $60,727

MPP - $68,861

MA-ENRP - $58,125