Where to find a job this fall

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The Center for Career Services hosts job and internship fairs on campus every year. Enjoy snacks as you meet potential career coaches and learn about the resources GW offers to match you with your dream job or internship.

Still haven’t found a job yet for the fall? Whether you’re fresh out of high school or looking to graduate this spring, here’s where you can go to snag a job or internship over the next few months.

1. Senior Job Search Kick Off
Sept. 3, 6 p.m.
Marvin Center Grand Ballroom

This kick-off session is an introduction to a series of events and programs designed to give seniors the tools to find their dream job. Seniors who RSVP in GWork can enjoy snacks and desserts as they meet potential career coaches and learn about the resources GW offers to match students with a career.

Afterward, participants can make an appointment with their career coach for more individualized guidance on job searches.

2. Federal Work Study Job Fair
Sept. 4, 11 a.m.
Marvin Center Continental Ballroom

Open to undergraduate students who qualify for a federal work-study position, this job fair is where students can connect with future employers and learn more about work-study positions at GW. Organizations at the fair include GW departments or other University-approved employers looking to hire students for the year.

Local employers such as D.C. Reads, the Department of Dance and Recreation, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, among others, will be at the fair again this year.

3. Fall 2015 Career and Internship Fair
Sept. 16, 1 p.m.
Smith Center

The biannual event includes more than 100 organizations like the U.S. Peace Corps, the U.S. Department of State and Macy’s, who will share information on internships and full-time jobs available to students.

Last year, representatives from Amazon, the Berkeley Research Group and the U.S. Council of Foreign Relations were there. The event is open to all students and alumni, though it requires an RSVP through GWork.

4. Media, Journalism & Public Affairs Networking Fair
Oct. 21, 3:30 p.m.
Marvin Center Continental and Grand ballrooms

This job fair offers networking, as well as a Q&A panel-style information session, tailored to the media and public affairs field. Students can register to attend on GWork to meet with representatives from top news organizations like CNN and POLITICO. Other organizations at the fair include Atlantic Media, The Tab and Reingold Link.

5. Talent Career Fair
Oct. 29, 9 a.m.
Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20008

This career fair is open to people in the D.C. area looking to meet with top local and Fortune 500 companies. Attendees should come dressed in business attire with a resume to meet with employers looking to fill positions in fields like government, healthcare and education.

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