Code of Conduct
The Walsh School of Foreign Service Graduate Career Center (SFSGCC) is dedicated to supporting its stakeholders, which include students, alumni, employers, and SFS faculty and staff. We commit to partnering with each of these groups to further career opportunities and advance the brand of the GU School of Foreign Service. This partnership is governed by the following Code of Conduct, to be used in conjunction with the Georgetown University’s Student Code of Conduct.
Pledge to Students and Alumni
We pledge to support and assist you with all aspects of your career search throughout your tenure at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and beyond, to the best of our abilities. While we cannot place you into a job directly, we will provide advice on job search strategies, resume and cover letter preparation, effective networking, interview preparation, and salary negotiations. We strive to demonstrate knowledge of all steps in the job search process and of many employment sectors and functions. We promise to create meaningful relationships with employers with the goal of creating employer events and job opportunities for our students and alumni. We pledge to treat all clients fairly and respectfully in all dealings.
Expectations of Students and Alumni
As a representative of the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, each student or alumni must:
- Represent him/herself with factual data. This includes but is not limited to: job application materials and interactions with alumni, employers, and members of the Georgetown community.
- Adhere to commitments. You are expected to show up to scheduled On-Campus Interviews, scheduled meetings during Employer Office Hours, scheduled career coaching sessions, and events to which you RSVP’d.
- Be prepared. Come to meetings at the School of Foreign Service Graduate Career Development Center with an agenda; do your homework before any interaction with employers or networking contacts.
- Dress professionally and appropriately for all Georgetown events. Business attire is required at all on-campus interviews and most employer events.
- Treat all Georgetown faculty, staff, students, alumni, and employers with respect.
Career services are one of the many benefits you have earned by joining the Georgetown University SFS community. Failure to uphold these expectations will be followed by discussion, and, where necessary, an official warning in writing. The Walsh School of Foreign Service Graduate Career Center reserves the right to revoke career services following any official warning.