The McCourt School Office of Career Development and Alumni Engagement offers a wide variety of resources to current students looking to begin or enhance careers in public policy and policy management.

McCourt Connects!

McCourt Connects! is a password-protected database of current jobs and internships with hundreds of posted positions in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. New opportunities are added daily, so check back regularly. There are also career development handouts loaded on McCourtConnects!. Our Career News is also available in case you miss the emailed version. A Georgetown NetID login and separate password is required. If you cannot remember your log-in or need your password reset, email Briana Green at bhg6@georgetown.edu.

You can also use McCourtConnects! to:

  • Create job alerts for your preferred employers
  • Upload your resume to your Personal Profile
  • Browse the Professional Network for McCourt School alumni and students
  • Register for career development programs and events
  • Schedule a counseling appointment

Counseling

We encourage all students to visit our offices early in the Fall semester to have their resumes/curriculum vitae reviewed and to go over internship and job search strategies. The McCourt School Office of Career Development and Alumni Engagement offers a number of individual services to current students and alumni:

  • Individual career counseling appointments
  • Internship and job search strategies
  • Document critiques (e.g., resumes, cover letters)
  • Interview preparation and mock interviews
  • Salary negotiation
  • Elevator pitches and other branding issues

How to Schedule An Appointment: McCourtConnects!

  1. To create a counseling request click on the “Calendar” tab on the top navigation bar and then click on the “Counseling Appointment” tab and click “Request New Appointment”.
  2. Set the Counseling Type filter to view available counselors and to set additional filters.
  3. Click on a date to see available appointments and select the desired time.
  4. Once a time is selected, the details will appear and click “Submit Request

Workshops

Each semester the McCourt School Office of Career Development and Alumni Engagement offers workshops on different career development skills including networking, resume writing, social media, and interviewing techniques.

Employer Events

Many employers come to speak with McCourt students throughout the academic year. We encourage students to attend as many employer events as possible, as it is a great way to learn about post- graduation employment options. Contact the Assistant Director of Employer Relations if you have a question about an employer event.

Internship Fund

The McCourt Fund for Student Excellence provides financial assistance to students that are advancing their careers with substantive and meaningful unpaid summer internships. We at the McCourt School of Public Policy believe in experiential learning and support students who wish to apply their skills and gain experience while making a difference in their field of interest. Application information is provided to students in the spring semester.

Networking

The Office of Career Development and Alumni Engagement offers a variety of resources to allow current students to connect with alumni in a meaningful way to create professional relationships and grow their network of contacts in public policy.

Hoya Gateway is an innovative program that facilitates career-related conversations between current Georgetown students and alumni. It creates an opportunity for generations of Hoyas to connect for in-person, one-on-one meetings in the form of an informational interview, resume review, mock interview or job shadowing.

Georgetown University National and International Alumni Clubs : Looking to network out of DC or abroad? Take a look at the Georgetown University Alumni Clubs both in the U.S. and throughout the world.

Business cards enable you to maintain communication with key contacts you meet at social gatherings, employer information sessions or even on the Metro platform. As a student, your business card should include your name, your degree program, the McCourt School of Public Policy and your contact information. First impressions count, so be sure to have your business cards on hand at all times. Ordering business cards with the Georgetown University seal is easy and relatively inexpensive. To order official Georgetown business cards, visit Hoya Printing.

Alumni Mock Interview Program

In the spring semester, the Office of Career Development and Alumni Engagement hosts an Alumni Mock Interview Program. The Program provided students with the opportunity to sharpen their interview skills through firsthand practice before McCourt School alumni who offered constructive feedback.

Career Development Team

Briana Green

Director, Office of Career Development and Alumni Engagement

 Old North, 103
 (202) 687-7968
 Email Briana

Katrina Randolph

Assistant Director of Employer Relations

 Old North, 105-C
 (202) 687-5542
 Email Katrina

Page Morton

Career Coach

 Old North, 107
 Email Page