Alumni Career Services FAQ

Career Services at Georgetown

Q: Who can access the programs provided by Alumni Career Services? 

A: All alumni of Georgetown University regardless of class year or degree granted have access to the portfolio of services available through Alumni Career Services.

Q: Are there customized career-related resources available to me as an alumnus? 

A: Depending on your class year and degree granted you may have access to additional services. Please visit the School-Specific Services and Additional Resources page for a complete list of other career offices and their portfolio of services.

Q: How can I have my resume or cover letter reviewed by Alumni Career Services? 

A: Please visit the Virtual Resume & Cover Letter Reviews page for complete details on submitting your resume for review.

Online Alumni Career Services Directories

Q: I am an entrepreneur. How can I join the Entrepreneurial Alumni Directory? 

A: Contact Alumni Career Services via e-mail at acs@georgetown.edu.

Q: I am a career coach or executive recruiter. How can I join the Career Coach & Executive Recruiter Directory? 

A: Contact Alumni Career Services via e-mail at acs@georgetown.edu.

 

Posting a Job or Internship for Georgetown Students & Alumni

Q: How do I post a job or internship for Georgetown students and alumni?

A: Currently all job postings (with the exception of law, MBA, & Foreign Service) are posted through Georgetown's Career Education Center. Employers can post jobs/internships, participate in on-campus recruiting, post an organization profile, participate in our professional network, and access an alumni resume book. All of these services are FREE and provide access to all undergraduate students as well as graduate students and alumni in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Nursing and Health Studies. (The MBA, Graduate School of Foreign Service, and Law School all have separate career offices; please see the next question if you need additional information on these offices). To access Hoya Career Connection, go to https://georgetown-csm.symplicity.com/employers and click on the "register" tab. The Career Education Center will review and approve your registration within 48 hours. Once you have been approved you will receive an email with your password (your user name is your email address). You may customize your password by clicking on "Account" and then "Change Password." Please make a note of your new password.

Q: How do I post a position for MBA, GSFS, GPPI, or Law students or alumni? 

A: Please visit Resources for Employers for information on each office and its posting process.

 

Alumni Career Network

Please read the following frequently asked questions before you access the Alumni Career Network

Q: What do Career Network volunteers provide?

A: Career Network volunteers provide Georgetown students with advice on careers, industries, organizations and contacts within their areas of expertise.

Q: Can Career Network volunteers provide jobs or internships? 

A: No, Career Network volunteers have not agreed to provide job opportunities. They also have not agreed to interview students or participate in extended communication over time.

Q: How can I explore a career that I'm interested in before I commit to a major? 

A: Career Network volunteers are Georgetown alumni from various graduation years, majors or schools who can give you first-hand accounts about a particular career, industry or organization in a specific geographic location. Many volunteers can also talk about career trends in your field of interest.

Q: Can I send my resume to Career Network volunteers?

A: Georgetown University's Career Network is not a job search or resume service. We strongly encourage students and recent alumni to use the MBNA Career Center, which provides employment advice and services.

Q: Can I use Career Network to recruit interns or employees?

A: The Career Network is not a recruiting service. We strongly encourage employers to use the MBNA Career Center, which provides employee recruitment services.

Q: Can I use Career Network to solicit support for any business ventures? 

A: No, the Career Network is for informational purposes only and should NOT be used to solicit support for business ventures.

Georgetown University Alumni Association reserves the right to revoke access from students and alumni upon notification of instances of abuse.

Access the Alumni Career Network.

Should you have any questions about using the Career Network, please contact Alumni Career Services.

 

Webinars

Q: What is a webinar?

A: Webinar is short for web-based seminar: a seminar conducted remotely over the web. The "audience" views the slides through their web browser and hears the speaker's commentary over their telephone or via the computer speakers using VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). VoIP is a webinar technological feature that carries the presentation audio over the internet allowing you to hear the presentation through your computer's speakers.

A key feature of a webinar is its interactive elements—the ability to give, receive and discuss information.

Q: How much are the webinars? 

A: Alumni Career Services does not charge a fee to attend webinars. Please note if utilizing the telephone to access the webinar audio, it is a toll-based number and long distance fees will apply as appropriate.

Q: How do I register for a webinar?

A: You can visit alumni.georgetown.edu/careers, and click on "View upcoming Career Webinars." Under each upcoming webinar description there is a link for easy registration. Upcoming webinars are also promoted in the Georgetown Today monthly e-newsletter. In addition, members of our Alumni Career Network receive our quarterly e-newsletter which includes information on upcoming webinars. If you are not a member of our Alumni Career Network, visit our website to sign up.

Q: How do I join a webinar?

A: Upon registration for a webinar, you will receive a confirmation e-mail, which will include log-in details and instructions. You will also receive reminder e-mails with this same information one week, one day and one hour prior to the presentation. Be sure to test the link included in these e-mails well before the webinar starts to determine your system compatibility. You may be prompted to download software such as an ActiveX component to participate in the webinar.

Q: What are alternative ways to join a webinar? 

A: If the log-in link is unavailable, go to www.gotowebinar.com and click "Join a Webinar." You will need to enter the webinar ID (provided in the confirmation e-mails) and your e-mail address. Another way to join a webinar is to go to www.joinwebinar.com, type or paste in the webinar ID provided by the organizer and enter your e-mail address, click "Yes" or "Always" (or "Trust" on a Mac) if prompted to accept the download, and, if required, enter the webinar password provided by the organizer.

Q: What are the system requirements for attending a webinar?

A: To attend a webinar on a PC, the following is required:

  1. Internet Explorer 6.0 or newer, Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or newer (JavaScript and Java enabled)
  2. Windows 2000, XP, 2003 Server or Vista
  3. Cable modem, DSL or better internet connection
  4. Minimum of Pentium class 1GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM (Recommended) (2 GB of RAM for Windows Vista)

Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP will need a fast internet connection.

Q: Can Mac users join a webinar? 

A: Yes, Mac computer users can attend Webinars. System requirements:

  1. Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or newer
  2. Safari 3.0 or newer, Firefox 2.0 or newer (JavaScript and Java enabled)
  3. Cable modem, DSL or better internet connection
  4. Power PC G4/G5 or Intel processor (521 MB of RAM or better recommended)

Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP will need a fast internet connection.

Q: I live abroad; can I attend a webinar?

A: Yes, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) service enables participants to receive audio over the internet using speakers connected to their computers. If VoIP is not available, please e-mail acs@georgetown.edu for an international local toll-number for your country.

Q: How often are webinars offered?

A: Webinars are offered four times a month. They typically occur on a Tuesday or Thursday at 12:30-1:30 p.m. EST.

Q: Who presents the webinars?

A: Webinar presenters are alumni, faculty or staff with expertise in a career-focused topic or industry. When appropriate, non-alumni friends of Georgetown University, affectionately called Honorary Hoya Presenters, provide a career-focused topic or industry expertise.

Q: Are the webinars recorded and available for replay?

A: The majority of our webinars are recorded and archived on our website within a week of the live webinar. Please visit our website and click on "View Career Webinar Archive" to view a complete list of our archived webinars.

Q: How can I be a webinar presenter?

A: If you are interested in being a webinar presenter, please contact Emily White, Assistant Director of Alumni Career Services, at acs@georgetown.edu.

Q: What should I do if I have a technical difficulty during a webinar?

A: We encourage attendees to log in a few minutes early to ensure the internet and/or telephone connection. If you have any difficulties, submit concerns to the organizer using the "Questions" or "Chat" areas of the webinar on your computer. Once the webinar has started, the organizer is not able to access e-mail or answer the telephone.

Q: Can I ask the presenter a question during the webinar presentation?

A: Yes, questions from attendees are encouraged. The majority of presenters are prepared to take questions immediately following their presentation during the Q&A portion. You can submit your questions using the "Questions" area on your computer screen.

Q: What do I do if I inadvertently delete the confirmation e-mail with the log-in details?

A: You will receive reminder e-mails one week, one day and one hour before the webinar. If you no longer have access to any reminder e-mails, simply e-mail acs@georgetown.edu for the webinar ID number. With the log-in number go to www.gotowebinar.com, click "Join a Webinar" and, when prompted, enter your e-mail address and the webinar ID number to join.