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- Redefined career services and programs for the incoming freshman class presented at Colonial Inauguration.
- Search for Assistant Provost for University Career Services. The final round of interviews were conducted at the end of August.
- The university’s central career services center moved to the Marvin Center at the beginning of August as part of the redefinition of the fifth floor of that building. This transition positions career services alongside the following key student services offerings to strengthen the connections between these services and to promote their availability and access to all students:
- Assistant Provost for University Career Services is hired.
- New shared resources - databases, directories, and technology - as specified by the Career Services Advisory Council, become available for all students and career services staff.
- Initial assessment activities will be established for new students that integrate with academic advising, and help students to define and build upon their skills and begin to explore academic majors and career paths.
- For employers, a coordinated plan will be developed to foster the management of organizational relationships and to provide companies with easy access to well-prepared GW students and alumni.
- Career consultants specializing in the following industries/disciplines will be available to meet with students to support their transition to meaningful employment and other activities following graduation:
- Arts, Media, and Communication
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
- Public Policy, Government, Law, and International Development and Affairs
- Health Sciences, Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health
- Education, Training, and Social Services
- Business and Economics
- The Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund was launched in late Spring 2013. The Fund offers grants--donated by alumni and parents--to support students with internships that are necessarily unpaid. The first round granted awards totalling $50,000 to almost 40 undergraduate and graduate student applicants with unpaid summer internships.
- New hires included the associate director for student employment, the senior assistant director for career assessment & professional skill development, and a second employer relations coordinator.
- The Career Center officially changed its departmental name to the Center for Career Services.
- Hires for new positions included - managing director for employer services, senior coordinator and coordinator for career assessment & professional skill development, and coordinator for student employment.