Fall 2020 Career Services

Healy Hall and the John Carroll statue with blue skies above

Below is a summary of our approach to fall 2020 as well as what is available to students who are full-time, part-time, or are taking a leave of absence. If you have additional questions, please visit our FAQ page, or email careercenter@georgetown.edu, or schedule an appointment on Handshake.

100 Percent Virtual
We are committed to both safety and equitable access to opportunities and connections for all students. As such, all Cawley Career Education Center activities will take place in a virtual format this fall. This includes appointments with staff, employer information sessions, interviews***, workshops, and drop-in appointments. 

All Students, All-Services Through December 2020
All students, regardless of enrollment status, and members of the Class of 2020 will have full access to the Cawley Career Education Center through December 2020***. While we don’t know what Spring 2021 will look like, fall 2020 services include:

  • All career-related platforms including Handshake, Hoya Gateway, Vault, and Big Interview (available September 2020), and Resume Worded (available September 2020)
  • Drop-in appointments
  • General career and industry-specific appointments 
  • Practice interview appointments
  • Recruiting activities including career fairs, employer information sessions, coffee chats, etc. 
  • Access to “on campus interviews” (all will be held virtually) if they meet the employer application requirements***
  • Cawley-led and externally sponsored workshops

If you are enrolled full-time or part-time, you are also eligible to enroll in one of two one-credit courses: UNXD 190 “Personal Narrative and Professional Discernment” for sophomores and a new section for juniors and UNXD 351 “What’s My Story?” for seniors.

***Employer Requirements for Students on a Leave of Absence

Students should take employer requirements into account when considering a leave of absence. Most (though not all) non-government employers are generally open to interviewing students who are on a leave of absence, as long as the leave of absence does not alter the student’s graduation date. If you are a senior looking to participate in fall 2020 recruiting for full-time positions, you should have a graduation date of December 2020 or May 2021. If you are a juniors looking to participate in summer 2021 internships, you should have a graduation date of December 2021 or May 2022. If you are a sophomore applying for summer 2021 internships, your graduation date should be December 2022 or May 2023. Check with one of our industry advisors and any organization you are interested for their specific policies.

Students on a leave of absence during the fall 2020 semester should, in good faith, plan on keeping within those same graduation date ranges, as per employer requirements.

Please note that students interested in the federal Pathways Internship program must meet all eligibility requirements as indicated in the individual job announcement, and be enrolled at least half time (as defined by Georgetown) during the period of performance. If you are on leave for the fall 2020 semester, you are not eligible for the federal Pathways Internships during the Fall 2020 semester. 

Finally, government agencies will take leave-of-absence students as interns on a case-by-case, agency-by-agency basis. Read postings on USAJobs carefully. If a position is listed as “Pathways” then the rules above apply. If not, then it’s agency-by-agency, case-by-case. Postings will also say at the top if the position is telework eligible.

See our FAQ page to learn more. If you don’t see your question there, contact us at careercenter@georgetown.edu.