Individual Advising Appointments

Current students and alumni are encouraged to meet with Trachtenberg School Career Services advising staff in person, on the phone and over Skype to provide assistance clarifying career goals, editing resumes and cover letters, exploring networking options, planning a career search strategy, and preparing for compensation negotiations. Career Advising Appointments can be scheduled via Handshake

For Handshake­ related questions, visit Handshake’s Help Center at If you need to contact a staff member in the Center for Career Services, please e­mail [email protected] or call 202.994.6495. 


Alumni with GWork Profiles
On July 1, 2017, Handshake replaced the former GWork (Sympicity) system. Alumni who had been previously registered in GWork should have received an email instructing them on how to access Handshake and set up their profiles.  Note: If you had personal documents uploaded to your GWork profile, e.g., resumes, cover letters, etc., they will NOT be transitioned to Handshake. If do not already have copies of these materials, you should download them from GWork. You will have access to your GWork documents library until November 1, 2017.

New Alumni Users

To gain access to Handshake, please complete the short request form. Once your alumni status is confirmed, you will be sent a message to your GW email account when your account is ready. Requests take 3-4 business days to process. If you have problems accessing the system, please e­mail [email protected].