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Alumni Career Services FAQ

Career Services at Georgetown

  • Who can access the programs provided by Alumni Career Services?

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

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

    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.

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

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

    Online Alumni Career Services Directories

  • I am an entrepreneur. How can I learn more about the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance (GEA)?

    Visit hoyapreneurs.org to receive communications from the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance (GEA) and to learn more about the entrepreneurship community at Georgetown.

Posting a Job or Internship for Georgetown Students & Alumni

  • How do I post a job or internship for current Georgetown students?

    Visit the¬†“For Employers”¬†resources on the Cawley Career Education Center website to post your opportunity to¬†Handshake¬†or connect with the recruiting team.

  • How do I post a position for Georgetown alumni?

    Email job postings in Word format to Alumni Career Services at¬†acs@georgetown.edu. Jobs are shared on¬†Georgetown Alumni Career Services’ Facebook Page¬†with the hashtag #HireAHoya.

Harness the Power of the Georgetown Alumni Network

  • How can I connect with fellow Georgetown alumni for professional development and career opportunities?

    • Join¬†Hoya Gateway, Georgetown’s networking platform of more than 8,000 alumni and current students. Search for fellow alumni by industry, area of expertise, locaiton, etc. and build your Hoya Network.
    • Join the¬†Georgetown University Alumni LinkedIn Group. With more than 30,000 members, this is the broadest and most comprehensive group of Georgetown alumni available online.
  • How can I search for jobs posted by Georgetown alumni?

    Follow Alumni Career Services on Facebook to see weekly job postings with the hashtag #HireAHoya.

  • How can I post jobs for fellow Georgetown alumni?

    Help to #HireAHoya by emailing job postings in Word format to acs@georgetown.edu.

  • How can I meet with someone for one-on-one career counseling and advice?

    Connect with a¬†GUAA Career Coaching Partner¬†for one-on-one career coaching sessions. All Coaching Partners are vetted through the Georgetown University Alumni Association and are graduates of Georgetown’s Certificate in Leadership program.


  • What is a webinar?

    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‚ÄĒthe ability to give, receive and discuss information.

  • How much are the webinars?

    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.

  • How do I register for a webinar?

    You can visit¬†our website, 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.

  • How do I join a webinar?

    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.

  • What are alternative ways to join a webinar?

    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.

  • What are the system requirements for attending a webinar?

    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.

  • Can Mac users join a webinar?

    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.

  • I live abroad; can I attend a webinar?

    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.

  • How often are webinars offered?

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

  • Who presents the webinars?

    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.

  • Are the webinars recorded and available for replay?

    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.

  • How can I be a webinar presenter?

    If you are interested in being a webinar presenter, please email Alumni Career Services at acs@georgetown.edu.

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

    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.

  • Can I ask the presenter a question during the webinar presentation?

    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.

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

    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.