Government, Nonprofit & Education: Late April Edition

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April 21, 2021 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources

From the Advisor: 

Hey Hoyas!

I’m going to keep it light and brief in this portion as I know you all are up to your eyeballs in preparation for the end of the term. Much like the last newsletter, please be sure to read all the way to the end of this newsletter as we have A LOT of opportunities coming your way. 

Which brings me to my main point – many of you have come to me in recent weeks worried that you are behind in your search for summer opportunities. “Not so,” says I! In fact you are right in the thick of it. If you haven’t already, be sure to update your Handshake profile, start favoriting employers and jobs there – and check out all the great opportunities below. Also check out our handout for some upcoming deadlines for government opportunities so you can start to plan ahead. 

Are you looking for ways to get paid for that summer internship? Be sure to read about the SIPS Fellowship, sponsored by CSJ. And also here is a link to various opportunities sponsored by Cawley – as well as other Georgetown and external funding opportunities.

“Yeah this is all well and good,” you say, “but I am absolutely exhausted. Do I have to do an internship this summer? Or can I take a break?” Believe it or not – yes you can take a break this summer. And if a year plus of virtual learning has zapped you dry – I would highly recommend you do so. Since most internships will be virtual this summer, if a break from the screen is what you need, then listen to your body and brain and do that. 

What I will say is that you shouldn’t spend all summer watching Netflix and sleeping in until noon. Instead, maybe look for jobs outdoors, or volunteer opportunities that you wouldn’t have otherwise. Or look for a neighbor who has young kids who you could help out with while we still wait for a transition to in-person work and school. As long as you are doing something, that is often what folks are looking for. And trust me, most employer representatives I speak with wish that they, too, could have a summer off. After this past while, we all could use it. 🙂 

And speaking of which, I will be out the last week of April for a much needed break. Be sure to check on Handshake for new appointments which will start back up in May. Grace will still be meeting with students while I’m away, and you can find her listed as “Government Peer Advisor.” Until then Hoyas, good luck with the final push. 


Ps – When I was a junior in college, I lived in an awesome all-female co-op (new window). We often had free range in the kitchen to make things on our own time. And during finals time many of my housemates would often stress-bake, leaving the house full of wonderful aromas. And so, in that spirit, I share this amazing and quick recipe with you (new window). Happy baking and studying!

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Article of the Week

Ever think of how many books you could read just based on the amount of PDF pages you’ve read or skimmed through this semester? Give your brain a break and read for FUN! Check out this article listing exciting new book releases of 2021 to add to your summer reading list.

Career Center Resources

Industry Advisor:
Beth Schill (new window) (new window)

Writing Resumes & Cover Letters (new window)
Networking Skills (new window)
Interviewing Skills (new window)
What Can I Do with My Georgetown Major? (new window)

Virtual Drop-Ins:
New drop-in hours for spring semester!
Drop-ins will now be available (new window) from 9-10AM Tuesday through Friday, 1-2PM Monday through Friday, and 7-8PM Monday through Thursday every week. 

Appointments: Virtual appointments are available via Handshake (new window). Sign up under ‘Career Center,’ then ‘Appointments’, then ‘Industry Advising,” then ‘Government, Nonprofit, and Education’.