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CONTENT WELCOME LETTER………………………………………..3 MEET OUR TEAM..…………………………………………4 ENGAGE EARLY……………………………………………..7 PROGRAMS…………………………………………………...8 CAREER PLANNING…………………………………......9 JESUIT CORE VALUES...……………………….………10 EXCLUSIVE RESOURCES…………….………………..11 TIMING IS EVERYTHING…………….……………….13 BE PREPARED……………………………..……………….14 HIT THE GROUND RUNNING……...……………....16 CONTACT INFORMATION…………...……………….17


WELCOME LETTER ANNE STEEN, M.Ed, PCC DIRECTOR of the SFS GRADUATE CAREER CENTER Congratulations on your admission to the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University! The Graduate Career Center team looks forward to partnering with you as you begin this journey, and lay a new foundation for personal and professional growth. SFS was founded over a century ago with a mission to foster peace and stability through educating students and practitioners from a global perspective. SFS Dean Joel Hellman states there are several qualities that make SFS unique: •

Our commitment to service. We see service not as a particular career path, but as an approach to solving problems that is just as relevant in the private sector as the public sector.

Our extraordinary pairing of first-rate scholars and practitioners. We push our students to constantly challenge big ideas with experience of practice from all over the world.

The unequalled range and depth of our understanding of countries, regions and cultures. We have over 20 different centers and programs that cover all regions of the world and key crosscutting global issues.

Our convening power in Washington, D.C., creating extraordinary opportunities for us to engage (and sometimes even influence) the debates that lead to real action.

As you navigate your time here in SFS, keep your end goal in mind. Remember what motivated you to start this journey, and what you want to gain from the experience. What skills do you hope to add to your repertoire? What internships, research and class projects will enhance your value in the workplace? What industries and employers do you want to explore while on campus? How do all of these elements align with your personal mission and values? Know the GCC team, SFS alumni, staff, and faculty are here as a resource. I encourage you to leverage these resources while you are here on campus. (Also keep in mind that you have full access to our services as a student, and as an SFS alum as well.) This is just the beginning of a long working relationship! The SFS Graduate Career Center is located in the Intercultural Center (ICC) Suite 305. You are welcome to make an appointment with one of our career coaches on WalshWorks to get started. Also, please stop by and visit at one of our open houses on August 15th and September 8th. On behalf of the Graduate Career Center team, we look forward to partnering with you as you begin your Georgetown GSFS experience. Hoya Saxa, Anne Steen Director of the SFS Graduate Career Center 3

MEET OUR TEAM OF TALENTED PROFESSIONALS ANNE STEEN DIRECTOR, SFS GRADUATE CAREER CENTER Anne is passionate about partnering with students and alumni to move the needle forward. She works with individuals, groups and teams to explore, strategize and create pathways to personal and professional fulfillment. Anne will challenge and support you to stretch, grow and get uncomfortable. She is a connector and a true believer in the power of the Hoya network. Anne has established a strong reputation as a coach and leader in career development and leadership. As well as serving as Director of the Graduate Career Center, Anne is also an adjunct professor in GU’s School of Continuing Studies. Prior to coming to Georgetown, Anne was the Associate Dean for Student Life at American University. She also taught career development and job search courses as an adjunct professor at George Mason University. She has facilitated career courses at American University, University of Virginia, and the former Corcoran School of Art. Anne is a certified leadership and executive coach. She holds an M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in Economics from University of Mary Washington. Anne enjoys spending down time with family and friends. She is an avid walker, having recently walked 150 miles of the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

REBECCA BONCO ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CAREER COACH Rebecca works with students and alumni to help them discover, create, and move toward achieving their goals. She loves to strategize, brainstorm, and explore in individual and group sessions. She brings a unique combination of counseling and corporate experiences to her coaching practice. Prior to Georgetown Rebecca worked on Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Career Development Team where she created innovative programming that encourages personal and professional development related to global marketplace competencies. Her corporate experience includes working as a recruiter at the Boston Consulting Group, and she has held other positions at American Red Cross HQ, and Ashoka. She holds an M.S. in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in Social Work from George Mason University. Rebecca grew up a Navy brat but has permanently made home base in Rockville, MD with her husband and 3 children. She is at her best when she is outside running, hiking, biking, and kayaking with her family. 4

JASON ROSS CAREER COACH Jason has been coaching and mentoring individuals and groups in the federal government, the consulting field, and academia for 10 years. He is a reliable leader who is passionate about professional development and helping clients realize their potential. Jason's approach to coaching is firmly based in a collaborative process that empowers clients to develop and achieve their goals. Previously, Jason worked as a Management Consultant for Washington D.C. based firms where he advised several public-sector clients on large-scale human capital transformations. Prior to consulting Jason was an officer in the United States Air Force where he specialized in Human Resource Management and rapid force deployments. He holds a M.A. in Diplomacy and a B.A. in Political Science both from Norwich University. Jason is originally from the shoreline of Connecticut and currently lives in Northern Virginia with his wife Laura, rescue-pup Carter and senior cat Zohan. When he’s not in the office Jason enjoys flying, bicycling and traveling to new and familiar places.

ERIN FERREE CAREER COACH Erin is passionate about helping Hoyas with thoughtful career discernment, well-prepared job search materials, knowledge of various US government hiring practices and enhanced negotiation skills. Prior to joining Georgetown University, Erin worked at the Partnership for Public Service on federal hiring reform and designed and delivered trainings for federal government recruiters and career services offices around the country. She also was part of the human capital team at the US government’s international development start-up, the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Additionally, she is Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Step 1 certified and is a Certified University Career Coach. Erin holds a B.A. in Political Science from Wake Forest University and an Executive Master’s in Leadership from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. She loves mountains and studio art.


NATE GREEN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, EMPLOYER RELATIONS Nate serves as the liaison between our graduate students and the employers that seek to hire them. He works to coordinate on-campus information sessions, interviews, and employer site visits while keeping an eye toward trends in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Prior to joining the Graduate Career Center, Nate worked in the field of special education before serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Independent Samoa. While in Samoa, he was tasked with training teachers and working with local principals and chiefs to further develop Samoan curriculum. Nate also serves as a Chair on Georgetown University's Fulbright Committee. Nate conducted his undergraduate studies at the University of Maine at Farmington, focusing on Political Science and History. He is also currently a Masters candidate in Georgetown's Security Studies Program. He enjoys playing hockey and traveling, having recently hiked in Patagonia and attended a wedding in India.

MARY ELLEN KOONTZ CENTER ADMINISTRATOR Mary Ellen has a passion for connecting people and resources. As Center Administrator, she ensures that students and alumni have up-to-date information, coordinates events and student staff, and oversees the dayto-day operations of the Center. Prior to joining the School of Foreign Service, Mary Ellen worked on the recruitment team for the English Language Programs and was a fellow for the Immigration and Refugee Policy team at Church World Service. She also served as an AmeriCorps volunteer in central Pennsylvania where she developed and led community outreach projects. Mary Ellen holds a B.A. in Political Science and History from Loyola University Maryland and is currently pursuing her Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. She spends her free time outside and is always seeking new music.

“The Career Center was an invaluable resource during my job search. From tips on networking and using LinkedIn, to advice on email etiquette and salary discussions, to strategies on interviewing and negotiating offers, Rebecca, Erin, and Jason were always willing and eager to help. Most importantly, they were always there during those "freak out" moments that I had while looking for jobs. I can't thank them enough!”



ENGAGE EARLY WITH OUR TEAM Our Career Coaching staff can help you explore your personal and professional goals and design an action plan to execute them. We offer customized individual and group coaching to help you identify what employers want and how to position yourself for success. We offer inperson, phone, or virtual appointments throughout the year. Our Employer Relations and Operations Team promotes the School of Foreign Services’ talent to recruiters and alumni across industries for regional, national, and international jobs. We provide opportunities for students to connect with employers through information sessions, office hours, and on-campus interviews. Our goal is to provide our students with exposure to as many opportunities as possible. Our "The Graduate Career Center WalshWorks platform provides (GCC) was an integral part of my access to over 7,000 new jobs experience as a graduate student annually, and last year we hosted in the School of Foreign Service. over 150 unique employers. Whether it was reviewing a cover letter or resume, strategizing internship and job searches, or We strive to provide connecting with potential students with various employers, the GCC staff provided thoughtful, opportunities for individualized guidance. I highly face-time with recommend getting to know their employers. staff early on in one's graduate This includes information sessions, education and taking full industry panels, site visits, and oneadvantage of their regular office on-one informational interviews with hours as well as drop-in hours recruiters. We provide exposure to throughout the year." employers from every sector in every size: from large multinational Andrea Welsh (GHD'17) companies, to the federal government, to an 8-person NGO. 7

PROGRAMS WE OFFER CORE WORKSHOPS Throughout the course of the academic year the Career Coaches and staff frequently host a number of core workshops focused on various topics all relevant to professional development and individuals’ job search. Our core workshops also offer the opportunity for students to meet and interact with students from all academic programs in a collaborative learning environment. Topics include: ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪


CUSTOMIZED BOOTCAMPS The Career Coach staff partners with students and academic program leaders to design and deliver specialized professional development Boot Camps or programs. Past examples include: ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪


Boot Camps provide a higher level of interaction between the Career Center staff and a specific population of students focused on their desired professional development needs.






The foundation of a successful job search is grounded in the identification of your core values, strengths, abilities, and interests. Finding clarity and congruence in these attributes can accelerate your career search and help you identify your short-term and long-term career goals.

EXPLORE your industry

Research is essential in helping you prepare for finding the right job. It will help you understand industry trends, identify networking opportunities, and give you insights on how to market your skills appropriately.

CONVEY your message

Once you have established your career goals and target industry, it is important to communicate your value to employers quickly and effectively in conversations, resume & cover letters, and LinkedIn. Work with a career coach to refine your message and deliver a polished product that reflects your personal brand.

CONNECT your dots

Leveraging your network and connecting to those doing great work around you help create lasting relationships that lead to future jobs. Establishing a solid network can provide you with career agility as you launch your career, navigate a new organization, vie for your next project, or pivot to a new industry.

DELIVER to your audience

You will have many opportunities to deliver your message to various audiences in graduate school and beyond while interviewing, giving presentations, and networking. Practice your scenario with a career coach to receive advice and constructive feedback on your verbal and nonverbal skills, content delivery, and executive presence.

MANAGE your career

Solidifying the job is only the first step. Be prepared to negotiate the job offer, position yourself for promotions, and develop leadership and professional competencies. Remember, as alumni, you have access to the Graduate Career Center for life! Let us continue to be a resource for you on your professional journey beyond Georgetown. 9

JESUIT CORE VALUES ENHANCE THE JOB SEARCH Increasingly, the global market demands that employees have strong interpersonal skills. Employers are seeking creative ways to adapt their interviewing processes to a more predictive model through behavioral interviews and assessments to identify the best candidates to make it in their industries. The Jesuit Core Values at Georgetown, infused in your graduate school experience, will give you an advantage in the global marketplace!

Contemplation in Action Academic Excellence Educating the Whole Person Cura Personalis Faith and Justice Women and Men for Others Interreligious Understanding Community in Diversity


EXCLUSIVE RESOURCES AND RECOMMENDATIONS As a Hoya, you will enjoy access to a myriad of resources to support and enhance your job search. Below are a few favorites to take advantage of:

Produced & Managed by GCC WALSHWORKS The web portal serves as the hub for the GCC event schedule and job postings curated for our student population and alumni. You will also submit your resume for staff review and approval through this system and book one-on-one coaching appointments easily and quickly. THE CAREER BULLETIN During the academic year, you will receive a weekly email from our GCC team highlighting key upcoming events, deadlines (internships, fellowships and full-time employment) and insights from across Georgetown and the international affairs community. Make sure it doesn’t get caught in your Georgetown email spam or promotions filter so you don’t miss it!

Hoya Specific Resources PASSPORT CAREERS Navigate the world of international careers, find city-specific resume examples and get your questions answered with over 15,000 pages of resources. Includes information by country (including the US) regarding employment options, work authorizations, lifestyle considerations, and local resources. Use the registration key: gtown987. VAULT GUIDES Start your industry research by accessing Vault’s rich information on starting careers in a variety of industries ranging from energy to nonprofits to financial services firms. CASE QUESTIONS (CQ) INTERACTIVE Prepare for case interviews with confidence and get a jump on the practice you will need to confidently apply to consulting industry positions. LYNDA.COM Access your subscription via Georgetown University’s Library to explore this unique training platform with tutorials on computer languages, design programs and a host of other skills you might want to enhance beyond the classroom to get ready for your next career move. 11

Best for Connecting with Georgetown Network LINKEDIN Start a profile on this professional network to share your profile with others, connect with past and current colleagues and, most importantly, find Hoyas around the globe by searching an academic field, employer, geographic location and skills. Join us for LinkedIn Lab to learn more about the platform’s robust free functionality. ALUMNI CAREER NETWORK Search thousands of GU alumni who have offered to be a resource to other Hoyas for networking and industry advice. The platform is managed by Alumni Career Services. HOYA GATEWAY Start your own personal profile to see which experienced alumni volunteers match your common interests or backgrounds for in-person informational interviews, mock interviews and resume reviews.

Recommended Tools for Career Planning and Research GLASSDOOR Research company culture, interview practices and salaries of employers around the globe. EDx and COURSERA Take world-class courses for free or no cost as a way of supplementing your formal classroom education.

"The SFS Graduate Career Center offers a wide range of services to support graduate students, from improving professional writing to securing quiet spaces for interviews. Its advisers use their breadth of experience, industry knowledge, and expertise to help students develop strategies and steps to achieve future career goals. I visited the SFS Graduate Career Center multiple times during my first year at Georgetown and benefited from industry sessions that featured distinguished alumni, skills workshops, and individual career advising. The individual advising improved my applications, and the industry sessions and skills workshops guided my summer job search for positions abroad. The Center’s resources were very helpful in securing a summer position that aligns with my long-term professional and academic goals."




50% of our employers begin recruiting once you step on campus in September. We highly encourage you to attend our employer information sessions and coffee chats to gain insights into the unique needs of each employer. These sessions provide you with the opportunity for in-person interaction with recruiters and alumni.

RECRUITING DEADLINES Be on the look-out for application deadlines as early as July and August 2017 for summer 2018 internships (first year students) and full time positions (second year students).




State Department Spring Internships | June 30, 2017 United Nations Young Professionals Program | mid-Aug 2017 Central Intelligence Agency Summer Internships| August 14,2017 Deloitte Summer Internships | October 2017




BE PREPARED WHEN YOU GET TO CAMPUS PROFESSIONAL DRESS First impressions matter! You will find many professional opportunities to engage in on the hilltop. The School of Foreign Service hosts many prominent individuals in International Relations and the Graduate Career Team hosts over 150 employers in our center every year. Consider your time on the hilltop to be one long job interview; don’t forget to dress accordingly. CLICK HERE for dress tips from Georgetown’s Cawley Career Education Center!

RESUME REVIEWS Get a head start on job and internship applications by submitting your resume for review by our coaching team. Upload your resume in the “Documents” section in your WALSHWORKS account. Our coaching team will review it and give feedback within 7 days. You only need approval once; subsequent documents will automatically upload into your account. Prior to submitting: ▪ ▪ ▪

Review our alumni vetted resume template (on page 15) Watch our RESUME WEBSHOP for tips and advice Make an individual virtual or in-person appointment with one of our coaches via WALSHWORKS ONCE APPROVED YOU CAN BEGIN TO BROWSE OVER


JAN HOYA 3221 P St., NW • Washington, DC 20007 • (202) 555-1375 • EDUCATION GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, Walsh School of Foreign Service Washington, DC Master of Arts in German and European Studies May 2016 Relevant Coursework: Financial Management, Accounting and Finance, International Finance, Structuring and Financing Foreign Investments, Negotiations in Developing Economies, and Marketing CORNELL UNIVERSITY Ithaca, NY Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Peace Studies, summa cum laude May 2013 Study Abroad, European Peace University, Schlaining, Austria Spring 2012 Thesis: Interplay of Major Interests in the European Union on the Verge of the 1996 IGC EXPERIENCE THE AVASCENT GROUP Washington, DC Analyst – Summer Intern May – Aug. 2015 • Provided analytical support to consulting services team leading initiatives with executives in defense, aerospace and technology sectors relating to mergers & acquisitions and market sizings. • Conducted in-depth analysis of critical relationships between political changes and macroeconomic issues and their impact on markets in Europe and Canada. • Created a database of specifications on 50 Central European financial institutions for prospective business relationships and crafted currency fluctuation reports. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Embassy Berlin Washington, DC Virtual Student Foreign Service eIntern Sept. 2014 – May 2015 • Collaborated remotely with the U.S. Embassy Berlin’s Political Section to provide German language research assistance, contributing to the panel discussion in partnership with the German Marshall Fund. • Performed primary open source research to produce approximately 30 updated biographies of key German political figures for use by embassy staff. THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION Washington, DC Globalization Studies Project Assistant Jun. 2014 – May 2014 • Conducted research and created monthly newsletters on trade policies, human rights, and corporate social responsibility for Congressional distribution. • Updated website, maintained social media presence and managed 20 communication databases. • Marketed projects to the press and secured media placement in four national newspapers including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTE Lima, Peru Democratic Governance Program Intern Jun. – Aug. 2012 • Organized public integrity survey and interviewed community leaders in six regions for NDI report. • Drafted citizen participation curricula, including distance learning classes and democracy fairs, in advance of legislative elections. • Conducted research for political committees involved in drafting Peru’s citizen participation law. DISTINCTIONS Languages: Spanish (fluent); German (fluent) Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop, Dreamweaver Leadership: Team Leader, Habitat for Humanity, Washington, DC Chapter Interests: PADI Certified Open Water Scuba Diver, Soccer, and Classical Piano Clearance: Secret Clearance (U.S. Department of State)


HIT THE GROUND RUNNING FALL 2017 Stop by the GCC this Fall to get your career journey started! We are located on the 3rd floor of the Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC). From Red Square, you will enter the ICC on the third floor. The GCC is to the right of the MUG coffee shop, behind the bright green wall. When you visit the GCC, you’ll find numerous resources in our lobby, including resume and networking guides, a bulletin board of highlighted opportunities, as well as our graduate student workers at the front desk, and our Center Administrator. If you’re visiting for a scheduled or walk-in appointment, you will be asked to swipe your GoCard at the front desk and wait for the coach in our waiting area to the left of the front door. We look forward to meeting you soon!

AUGUST & SEPTEMBER EVENTS SUMMER SFS Graduate Career Center Open House | Friday, Aug 15th Writing Effective Resumes & Cover Letters | Wednesday, Sept 6th FALL SFS Graduate Career Center Open House | Friday, Sept 8th Consulting Day | Saturday, Sept 9th Case Interview Practice Sessions| Monday, Sept 11th Career Fair Strategies | Monday, Sept 11th Telling Your Story in 60 Seconds | Tuesday, Sept 12th First Impressions: Insights from a Professional Stylist | Mid-September Federal Government Jobs: Find & Apply | Tuesday, Sept 26th

OCTOBER EVENTS Structured Problem Solving with David Ohrvall | Thursday, Oct 5th LinkedIn Lab | Tuesday, Oct 3rd Informational Interviewing | Friday, Oct 6th Networking for International Students | Tuesday, Oct 10th Integrating Mindfulness into Your Daily Routine | Thursday, Oct 12th Professional Branding | Monday, Oct 16th Leveraging Your Hoya Network | Wednesday, Oct 18th Employers Value Soft Skills, But What Are They? | Thursday, Oct 26th Compelling Conversations | Monday, Oct 30th 16

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Floor, 305

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SFS | Graduate Career Center Summer Welcome 2017  
SFS | Graduate Career Center Summer Welcome 2017