The F. David Fowler Career Center

 

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The F. David Fowler Career Center’s mission is to support GW School of Business (GWSB) students and alumni in developing lifelong career management skills and building partnerships among students, alumni, employers and faculty, resulting in rewarding and fulfilling careers.

The Career Center has moved to full service remote operations during the period of virtual learning and will offer extended career coaching hours from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Fridays.

 

 

Your Career Action Plan

Seven Steps to Success

 

Partner with a Fowler Career Center consultant today to discuss your Career Action Plan — a strategy centered around seven essential job search steps designed to build on one another, leading you down an organized path to career success.

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1. Self-Assessment and Visioning

What is your passion? What is the best job function and organizational culture for you? What are your business-related skills, interests, and motivators? Take the Career Leader Assessment to help identify or confirm your preferences.

 

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2. Research

Now that you have a better idea of what you’d like to do, where can you research organizations and get access to a wide array of company rankings and industry guides? Start with the Vault Guides, then explore your interests with your career consultant.

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3. Resume and Cover Letter Writing

A concise, engaging resume and a well-crafted cover letter can help you stand out from the crowd and score interviews. Use VMock to get your resume started off on the right foot, and make an appointment with a career consultant to talk about how to present your unique story.

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4. Personal Brand and Reputation Building

First impressions are critical. Let a Fowler career consultant help you develop and refine your introduction/elevator pitch and provide a compelling answer to the interview question, “So, tell me about yourself?” We'll also guide you in building your profile on LinkedIn and other platforms to present yourself online in the best possible light.

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5. Network Development & Networking

Research has shown that most jobs are found as a result of networking and cultivating professional relationships. Work with your career consultant to develop a strategy to build your network, meet alumni, and maximize informational interviews and LinkedIn opportunities.

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6. Interview Preparation

”You only get one chance to make a first impression.” Interview methods differ among employers and industries. Set up mock interviews with your career consultant to work through potential interview questions and learn more about the importance of body language and pre- and post-interview protocols. Interviewstream can also help with your preparations.

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7. Managing the Offer Process

Congratulations, you received a job offer! What now? Meet with your career consultant to discuss questions about salary negotiations and start dates or talk through the pros and cons of accepting or declining an offer.

 

 

 

Your Resources

A Career Development Toolkit

 

View General Resources for All Students

 

Undergraduate Career Resources

Graduate Career Resources

Alumni Career Resources