Summer Career Development Opportunities

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Georgetown is offering students a series of new and expanded credit and non-credit experiences to advance career exploration and professional skills development. This is a robust set of new opportunities for students to widen their horizons by exploring potential careers, broaden their professional skills, network with alumni and members of our global community, and acquire tools for designing a fulfilling life of purposeful work.

Career development courses are available at no additional cost for all Georgetown students enrolled in one or more summer sessions courses.

Parents and families, if you missed our parent/family webinar in May, you can listen to Cawley leadership discuss Summer 2020 options in more detail (webinar is just under 1 hour long).

Open to Georgetown undergraduates, free to those enrolled in summer session (You will see a charge, but as long as you are registered for other summer 2020 courses, a credit will be placed to offset the charge no later than June 1.)

One-credit courses provide students with the essential tools of reflection, strategy and resources designed to guide them toward paths of meaningful work and life beyond the Hilltop. 

Rising sophomores and juniors can take UNXD 190, Personal Narrative and Professional Development.

Rising seniors can take UNXD 351, What’s My Story?: Developing a Personal and Professional Narrative. Graduating seniors, you can indicate your interest in a non-credit version of this course via Handshake (new window).

Financial aid is available.

Designed for Georgetown undergraduates, free to those enrolled in summer session (You will see a charge, but as long as you are registered for other summer 2020 courses, a credit will be placed to offset the charge no later than June 1.)

Compact modules that offer job-ready skills through faculty coaching on material from existing courses, LinkedIn Learning modules and corporate sources (e.g., IBM, Deloitte). Courses include:

  • UNXD 002 Digital Mapping
  • UNXD 003 Creative Web Design
  • UNXD 004 Professional Writing
  • UNXD 005 Data Visualization
  • UNXD 006 Personal Finance
  • UNXD 007 Return on Inclusion: Inclusive Leadership
  • UNXD 008 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence in Business Operations

and more  . . .

Students not registered for summer sessions courses can pay a small program fee to enroll.

Open to Georgetown undergraduates

Weekly seminars to explore and reflect on six career fields through conversations and presentations with alumni, faculty and career coaches.

Open to Georgetown undergraduates

A signature program that pairs students with alumni for immersive, part-time, short-term (1-to-8 week) projects.

Open to Georgetown students and alumni

A series of opportunities for students to examine our current moment in the context of recession and the gig economy.

  • What’s it Like to Launch into a Crisis? — Hoya Voices from 2008-2010
  • International Careers in a Time of Crisis
  • Navigating the Gig Economy

Inside Entrepreneurship | Virtual Speaker Series
The “Inside Entrepreneurship” series highlights Hoya business leaders and entrepreneurs and their advice for operating in periods of crisis. Each episode will feature practical tips for execution and growth against a backdrop of uncertainty. Designed for anyone with an entrepreneurial mindset, whether already growing a business or simply looking to think creatively and impactfully in their everyday lives.

Each conversation will be led by Jeff Reid, Founding Director of Georgetown Entrepreneurship and Professor of the Practice at the McDonough School of Business.