Engaging with Hoyas
As an employer, you have a variety of ways to engage with Georgetown students, including career fairs, information sessions, coffee chats, office hours, and through one-on-one interviews.
The Cawley Career Education Center will accept event requests for Fall 2021 events from all employers beginning on July 12, 2021. All requests can be made through Handshake.
Looking for more ways to engage? Please see recommended options below. Also, feel free to reach out to our Employer Relations Team (new window).
- Career Fairs
- Information Sessions and Coffee Chats
- On-Campus Interviews
- Student Groups & Clubs
- Email, Newsletters, and Social Media
Georgetown University offers a variety of career fairs to help you engage with students that meet your needs. The following is a list of upcoming career fairs. All registrations can be done through Handshake and fees vary by fair.
Fall Finance Fair for Boutique & Middle Market Firms (Virtual) (new window)
September 7, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
For firms hiring undergraduate juniors and seniors
Consulting Night (Virtual) (new window)
September 9, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
For firms hiring undergraduate juniors and seniors. Click here to learn more and to register.
Annual Fall Career Fair (Virtual) (new window)
September 17, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Please join on Friday, September 18, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for our annual flagship event! This event is offered exclusively for degree-seeking Georgetown University students and degreed alumni of Georgetown University.
GW & Georgetown Media, Journalism, & Public Affairs Networking Fair
October 19, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The virtual fair provides you a smaller and more intimate networking opportunity than a larger career fair. This fair is co-sponsored by the Center for Career Services, Graduate School of Political Management, School of Media & Public Affairs, and the Cawley Career Education Center at Georgetown University.
Diversity in Business National Career Fair (new window)
November 9, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Diversity in Business National Career Fair focuses on the opportunity for employers and students of diverse backgrounds to network and learn about each other. Students will take this opportunity to ask meaningful questions about company culture and how the respective companies are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Students from 11 universities with business programs will participate.
Employer Information Sessions, Coffee Chats, and Office Hours
Employer events slots are offered during the following timeframes:
Fall 2021: Monday, August 30 – Friday, November 12
Spring 2022: Wednesday, January 12 – Thursday, April 25
- Information sessions generally take place at either 5 p.m. or 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
- Coffee chats, office hours, and tabling can be scheduled between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Request information session dates and times on Handshake. There is no fee for virtual information sessions or coffee chats, for the fall of 2021.
For coffee chats, office hours and tabling requests, please reach out to Patrick Denenea at email@example.com. Because all events are virtual, there are no fees for information sessions, coffee chats, or office hours.
“On-Campus” Interviewing Program
We welcome employers to interview candidates one-on-one. While interviews will take place virtually in fall of 2021, we encourage employers to interview within the following timeframes:
Fall 2021: Tuesday, September 7 – Friday, November 12
Spring 2022: Tuesday, January 18 – Thursday, April 25
Student Groups & Clubs
Many employers want to connect directly with student groups and clubs. We understand that these organiations offer a targeted audience based on student interest and can be an effective way for employers to market their open positions. However there are a few things about Georgetown student groups and clubs you should keep in mind:
- Keep in mind that student clubs are only as organized as their student leaders, which change from year to year. Some clubs are very effective some years, while others are effective in other years.
- Many Georgetown clubs are application-based, meaning that they are exclusive to select students. Connecting with student groups sometimes means that you might be missing out on great student candidates who were not accepted into the club, for whatever reason.
- Many student clubs were inactive during the pandemic. You may find that some clubs are unresponsive; please understand that they may not have had an opportunity to operate normally over the past 1.5 years, as the vast majority of Georgetown students were not allowed on campus.
Each September, the Cawley Career Education Center will reach out to clubs to ask if we may share their contact information. Some clubs are responsive to our outreach and some are not. And for those who are responsive, not all clubs want to share their contact information. We will share what contact information we can with our employers, but understand that students are students first, and are often inundated with employer requests. We ask that you funnel your opportunities through our channels and we will do our best to match you with the target audience most appropriate for your firm.
Email, Social Media, and Newsletters
Georgetown students are active email and newsletter readers. Our most effective methods of communication are these two channels and our social media presence is building. Each week we send out a general newsletter to all undergraduates, and students also have the opportunity to opt-in to specific industry weekly newsletters, including a Business, Finance & Consulting newsletter; Government newsletter; Education & Non-Profit newsletter, Creative Industries newsletter; Health & Science newsletter; Tech newsletter; and Pre-Law newsletter.
If you would like to advertise your opportunities and events to our students, please send the Handshake links for each job or event to Rebecca Cassidy at least 10 days prior to the event date or application closing.