Class of 2022: Summer Career Services – Cawley is Open!

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May 6, 2020 – Career Advice & Opportunities for Sophomores

You Made It!

Dear Class of 2022,

You did it! This was one crazy semester and you made it to the end. Congratulations! We hope you have some time to rest after many weeks of upheaval and change. 

Normally each summer, Cawley staff take time to review the previous year and make plans for the next academic year. But because of the impacts of COVID-19 on jobs, internships, research, and other plans this summer, we have pivoted to instead provide a suite of career development programs to help students (re-)create a summer that will be productive and fruitful even in the face of uncertainty. From alumni panels to for-credit courses (new window), we have something for all students to do to move their careers forward.

In addition, we will be providing expanded one-on-one drop-ins, advising, and communications to keep you in the loop. Click here to learn more (new window)

Finally, if you just need a little pick-me-up, check out these words of wisdom (new window) from Hoya Alumni.

Whether your summer plans are still intact or have been completely scrambled, the Cawley Career Center has something for you. We encourage you to explore different options at Georgetown (new window) or beyond and take advantage of what sounds enticing. You never know where any experience or conversation will lead!

Cawley Career Education Center

In partnership with the Red House and Baker Trust for Transformational Learning, the Cawley Career Education Center is offering students a series of new and expanded credit and non-credit experiences to advance career exploration and professional skills development. 

The Summer 2020 offerings are: 

  • REFLECT: Career CoursesOne-credit courses provide students with the essential tools of reflection, strategy, and resources. Rising sophomores take UNXD 190.  Section 11 is for CMEA/GSP-connected students.  Financial aid available; no cost if enrolled in other summer session courses.
  • UP-SKILL: Career Co-Labs (skill modules – e.g., project management). Compact modules that offer job-ready skills through faculty coaching on material from existing courses, LinkedIn Learning modules, and corporate sources. No cost if enrolled in other summer session courses.
  • EXPLORE: Career Pathways (new window). Weekly seminars to explore and reflect on five career fields through conversations and presentations with alumni, faculty, and career coaches. No cost. Students can register via Handshake.
  • PLAN: Careers in a Time of Crisis (new window). A series of opportunities for students to examine our current moment in the context of recession and the gig economy. No cost. Students can register via Handshake.

Ways to Connect with Career

While Cawley staff spend most summers planning for the fall semester, we realize this summer will be different from any other. We are therefore extending our academic-year services to the graduates of the Class of 2020. Our services will include:

  • Drop-in Appointments via Zoom (new window): Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern.
  • One-on-One Appointments with Career Counselors and Industry Advisors. Students may sign up via Handshake (new window); appointment times vary by counselor. 
  • Newsletters (new window). We will continue sending out our General Newsletter* to all students every other week and will send out our opt-in Industry Newsletters monthly. 
  • Social Media. Follow us on Facebook (new window) and Instagram (new window) for more regular updates.  This summer will feature tips, tricks, and the “Job of the Day.”

Questions? Email us at (new window).

*Please note that all students are automatically signed up for the weekly General newsletter when they arrive on campus but must opt-in to industry newsletters based on their interest. Be sure to check your “Promotions” folder to ensure you are receiving the general newsletter each Monday!

Words of Wisdom from Alumni

“If you do not know what you want to do, try figuring out what you do not want to do and go from there. Do not get over-stressed with results, the process is as important.”
Kaan I. (F ‘14 | World Bank)

“Keep a pulse on industry publications and news. Moreover though, get in touch with alumni or other connections to have 30 minute meet-ups to talk about what they are doing and what is new.”
Peter S. (B ‘10 | IBM)

“Don’t compare yourself to your peers. Don’t use their achievements as a yardstick with which to measure yourself. Your personal and professional growth is yours and yours alone.”
Alsharif H. (S ’15, MAAS ’16 | Office of King Abdullah II of Jordan)

“If I could go back and change one thing, I would have engaged with more student groups on campus that were not primarily focused on my field of study. I still regret never auditioning for any of the a cappella groups!”
Lydia B. (C ‘15 | Georgetown Law)