Trachtenberg Admitted Student Events

Congratulations on your acceptance to GW's Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration! We hope you can attend one of our admitted student events. You will have the opportunity to talk with current students and alumni, chat with your program director and learn more about the Tberg student experience. Check your email for an invitation. We look forward to connecting with you!

Upcoming Events:

Trachtenberg Connect and Learn Summer Series: Summer Socials and Professional Development

TSPPPA has some fun summer events planned for you, both on-campus and online! Spend time this summer connecting with students, alumni, and faculty through the Connect and Learn Summer Series. 

  • July 18, 4:30-5:30pm, In-Person
    Temperatures are Rising: Hot Tips to Maximize LinkedIn

  • July 18, 5:30-7:30pm, In-Person
    After Work Mixer

  • July 31, 8-9pm, Virtual
    Surfing in USAJobs: Navigating the Federal Government

  • August 7, 12-1pm, Virtual
    Cool Down: Refresh Your Resume With the Latest Trends


Trachtenberg Summer Workshops

Join TSPPPA this summer for Tberg Summer Workshops led by some of our incredible faculty!

  • July 8, 5pm, Virtual
    Op-Ed Writing Led by Professor Amber Palmer-Halma

  • August 2, 5pm, Virtual
    Excel Tutorial Led by Professor Dr. Stephanie Cellini


Drop-In Career Advising Hours for Admitted Students

(15-20 minute appointments for incoming students; first-come, first-served)

July 8, 8-9am, Denise Fowler via Zoom 

July 22, 3-4pm, Denise Fowler via Zoom 

Past Events: 

Admitted Student Day

Saturday, March 23, 2024, 10am-2pm

Visit campus to meet with our faculty, alumni, and current students. Learn about career options, internship opportunities, and more from our director of career services and explore our programs' fields of study with faculty. Ask our alumni questions in a panel setting and over lunch. Speak with a representative from our student organizations and take home some Trachtenberg swag!

Ask Us Anything!

Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 12pm 

Do you have questions about your program, careers and internships, or student services? Join us to have all of your questions answered at this special admitted student session hosted by faculty, our career services director, and our student services lead.  

Life as a Graduate Student

Thursday, March 28, 2024, 6pm

No matter what your background may be, starting graduate school can feel a bit overwhelming. We understand and want to provide a space for you to talk about it with your cohort and current students. The session will be led by Mindy, a first-generation college student from a low-income family, who worked her way through a master's degree and is now finding her way as a doctoral student. All admitted students are welcome! 

Career Services and Alumni Panel

Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 4pm 

We'll start with having each of the panelists speak for a few minutes about the role of data expertise has with their career path and current work, and then we'll open it up to Q&A. For the last 10-15 minutes, each panelist will be in a separate breakout room for individual networking. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 6pm 

Learn about different career pathways, in all sectors, from MPA alumni. We'll start with having each of the panelists speak for a few minutes about their career path and current work, and then we'll open it up to Q&A. For the last 10-15 minutes, each panelist will be in a separate breakout room for individual networking.

Thursday, April 11, 2024, 7pm 

Hear from Director of Career Services, Denise Fowler, as she discusses all that the Trachtenberg School does to help you propel your career. Denise will also be joined by alumni representing various programs and fields to talk about their experiences beyond the Trachtenberg School and GW.

Summer Social and Professional Development Events

Breakfast & Coffee: Friday June 7, 2024, 8:30-10am, In-Person

Don't Get Burned: Strategically Build Your Network: Friday June 7, 2024, 10-11am, In-Person 

AI is Heating Up the Job Search: Tools to Make it Faster and Easier: Thursday June 20, 2024, Virtual

Trachtenberg Summer Workshops

R Tutorial Workshop with Professor Leah Brooks: Thursday June 6, 2024, 5pm, In-Person/Virtual

Data VisualizationWorkshop with Professor McCall Pitcher: Wednesday June 17, 2024, 5pm, Virtual

Virtual Events Hosted by the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS)

Check your email for a message from CCAS with a link to register for the virtual events offered by CCAS.

For the most up-to-date list of CCAS Virtual Admitted Student programming, please visit the CCAS Graduate Admitted Student Events website.


Questions? Contact [email protected]