Welcome to the Walsh School of Foreign Service Graduate Career Center. The GCC provides services to nearly 1,000 students in the eight SFS graduate programs as well as graduate students from the four Government Department programs. Our graduates are leaders in international affairs, business and finance, government, security, and non-governmental organizations.
The Graduate Career Center provides services to nearly 1,000 students in the nine SFS graduate programs as well as graduate students from the four Government Department programs. We offer a variety of services to employers interested in recruiting graduate students for internships and part- or full-time employment. Learn more about employer information sessions, on-campus interviewing, the WalshWorks jobs and internships database, resume books, and our reference library below.
Employer Information Sessions
One of the best ways to meet students and generate interest in your organization is to come to campus to conduct an employer information session. The GCC will promote the event and generate an audience of interested students. If your organization has an important application deadline, please alert us as early as possible so students will have ample time to apply before the deadline. If you are located in the Washington, D.C. area and would prefer to hold an information session at your facility, that’s possible, too. To schedule an information session, please email us at email@example.com.
Another option for your organization is to send a speaker to talk and meet with students to discuss industry trends or events. The GCC hosts a number of sector speakers and panels throughout the academic year, and we would be happy to have you on campus to meet our talent pool and discuss future trends.
Recruiters may reserve space for on-campus interviews by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with ample time prior to the selected interview date.
Employers often come and meet with students for 20 – 30 minute office hour appointments. These appointments are not usually tied to a specific position, but serve as a vehicle for recruiters/alumni to meet students interested in their company and industry.
Jobs and Internships Database
Job and internship openings are listed on WalshWorks, the GCC’s electronic database, to which all current SFS students and graduate alumni have access. As an employer, you may register to search the database for relevant resumes. You may also post jobs and internships for students and alumni to see.
Employers who prefer to review the resumes of graduate SFS and Government students as a group may submit their requirements to the Graduate Career Center. Center staff will collect the resumes of applicants and forward them directly to the appropriate department of your organization.
Professional Development Seminars & Workshops
The GCC offers targeted workshops such as networking strategies, personal branding, and interviewing skills during the fall and spring semesters. We encourage recruiting partners and alumni to facilitate a professional development seminar/workshop. These workshops are usually one hour in length and can occur in person or online through a webinar.
This is an opportunity to help students improve their interviewing skills. Students meet with employer volunteers and participate in a practice interview. Volunteer commitments can range from two hours to half a day.
The Executive-in-Residence Program is an opportunity for industry experts to volunteer and work with SFS graduate students on career-related topics.
Executives-in-Residence enable students to gain a unique perspective on their chosen career and receive individual feedback on resumes, cover letters, and interviewing strategies. The program also provides employer volunteers an opportunity to help prepare SFS graduate students for their next career move, identify potential talent for their industry, as well as give back to SFS by mentoring graduate students in their career development.