Below you will find recruiting and academic dates for 2018 — 2019 at Georgetown University. Please keep these dates in mind as you plan for your recruiting activities.
If your firm is recruiting for summer 2020 interns in the spring of 2019, please scroll to the bottom of the page for relevant policies and dates.**
Questions? Feel free to contact Rebecca Cassidy at email@example.com.
|Classes Begin||Wednesday, August 29, 2018|
|First day for company presentations||Wednesday, August 29|
|Office closed - Labor Day||Monday, September 3|
|Boutique & Middle Market Finance Fair||Friday, September 7|
|First day for on-campus interviews (OCI)||Monday, September 10|
|Health, Science, Analytics and Tech Career Fair||Thursday, September 13|
|Annual Fall Career Fair||Friday, September 14|
|No second round interviews||
Monday, September 24 - Friday, September 28
|Columbus Day - Office Closed||Monday, October 8|
|Parents Weekend on campus||Friday, October 19 – Sunday, October 21|
|Thanksgiving – Office Closed||November 22 and November 23|
|Last Day for OCI and company presentations||Friday, November 29|
|Classes End||Monday, December 10|
|Exams||Tuesday, December 13 – Wednesday, December 21, 2018|
|Classes Begin||Wednesday, January 9, 2019|
|First day for company presentations||Wednesday, January 9|
|Martin Luther King Day – Office Closed||Monday, January 21|
|First day of on-campus interviews (OCI)||Tuesday, January 22|
|No second-round interviews||
Monday, January 28 - Friday, February 1
|Employer educational workshops||Monday, February 4 – Friday, March 22|
|Government & Non-Profit Expo||Friday, February 8|
|President’s Day – Office Closed||Monday, February 18|
|Spring Break||Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 10|
|Easter Break – Office Closed||Thursday, April 18 – Monday, April 22|
|Last day for OCI and company presentations||Friday, April 26|
|Classes End||Tuesday, April 30|
|Exams||Friday, May 3 – Saturday, May 11|
Recruiting for Summer 2020
**For years, financial services has been the most sought after post-graduate destination among Georgetown undergraduates, with 22 percent entering the field. Most of them secure their positions through summer internships after their junior years, however, the recruiting timelines and practices for those internships have changed considerably in recent years.
As an educational institution and a career services office, we prioritize equitable and consistent access to opportunities, student preparedness and professional conduct. We strive to ensure that all of our students, regardless of age, major, or school have:
- Awareness & Access. As second-semester sophomores, students are exploring majors, internships, research options, study abroad programs and service opportunities for the summer of 2019. As such, sophomores are not typically honed in on or ready to consider plans for the summer of 2020. Those students who are ready are usually those who are “in the know” due to family connections or student club memberships. As a career center, we often have a challenge reaching out to sophomores who are already being asked to make these many - and often more timely - big decisions.
- Industry-based education. Bulge bracket, middle market, boutique firms? What is investment banking, sales and trading, wealth management, corporate banking? What type of experience within financial services may be a good fit based on one’s skills, interests and experiences? What is ‘meaningful work’?
- Programming on professionalism. This encompasses everything from knowing and telling their personal “stories” on resumes and in interviews to networking with alumni and corporate representatives to accepting, and not reneging, on job offers.
We believe these concerns are best mitigated by allowing us the time to build awareness through multiple communication channels and to partner with you to prepare students.
Where does this leave us? We ask that you participate in our Financial Services Networking Night kick-off event on January 17, 2019, engage with students throughout spring 2018, and consider conducting summer 2020 interviewing after the current academic year ends in the summer or fall of 2019. We feel this schedule is in your best interests as well as the best interests of the students.
We highly value our employer partnerships, respect business needs and will accommodate your recruiting preferences. Please see the calendar below, review our policies and, as always, reach out at any time.
|November 12 – 21||Partners submit date requests for information sessions and OCI|
|November 22 – 23||Thanksgiving holiday – no school|
|November 26 – December 21||All firms submit date requests for information sessions and OCI|
|December 24 – January 1||Georgetown holiday – no school|
|January 9||Classes resume|
|January 10||Women on Wall St. panel|
|January 15||Wall St. 101 workshop|
|January 17||Summer 2020 recruiting kickoff networking night|
|January 21||Martin Luther King Day – no school|
|January 22||First day of information sessions|
|February 28||Last day of information sessions|
|March 3 – 8||Spring Break – no school|
|March 11||first day for on–campus interviews/superdays at firm locations|
|April 17||Last day for on–campus interviews/all recruiting activity to end|
|April 18 – 22||Easter break – no school|
|April 29||Last day of classes|
|May 1 – May 12||Study days + final exams – no recruiting Activity|
|May 13 – beyond||Recruiting activities continue|