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Job/Internship Search Resources: Business Sectors

GW Career Services Workshops

The Career Services offices at GW regularly offer workshops and employer information sessions for students. Events vary by semester, but often focus on these topics:

  • behavioral interview prep
  • management consulting case interview prep
  • networking
  • offer evaluation & salary negotiation

To see the most current list of upcoming events, log into Handshake.

BADM 3001: Career Management Strategy class

BADM 3001 is a one-credit undergraduate course designed for students pursuing careers in business sectors and covers business career management skills, including:

  • effective internship & job search strategies and tools
  • identifying your skills, interests, motivators, culture match & career match via the CareerLeader business-focused assessment
  • writing a recruiter-ready resume and cover letter
  • developing an elevator pitch/professional introduction
  • networking skills
  • interview preparation (behavioral & case)
  • creating a professional online presence

This class is a required part of the curriculum for all undergraduate students in the School of Business. There are also sections open to seniors, juniors, & sophomores in CCAS, ESIA, SEAS, & SPH each semester. Refer to the Schedule of Classes for information.

Bloomberg Terminals Access and Bloomberg Market Concepts Course

GW operates Bloomberg terminals in Duques 155 and all GW students have access to set up an account and use the terminals. Students interested in finance career paths are encouraged to consider completing the Bloomberg Market Concepts course, which can be done for free if using GW's terminals. As long as a class is not meeting in Duques 155, students can use the room/computers.
  • Step 1: Create your Bloomberg account. In Duques 155, access the Bloomberg Terminals via one of the computers with a multi-colored keyboard.
  1. first, log onto the computer with your GW NetID
  2. next, click on the Bloomberg icon on the desktop & follow the instructions for new account set-up. Use your GW e-mail as the designated e-mail, and have your cell phone ready to receive a text account confirmation.
  • Step 2: Access the Bloomberg Market Concepts course: once logged in to your Bloomberg account, just type BMC at the top of the screen & then click on Bloomberg Market Concepts (it will appear in a list). Follow the instructions for completion. This is an 8-hour, self-paced course that GW students can complete for free if using the terminals in Duques 155. The course does not have to be completed all at one time.

Lynda.com Classes

There may be skills you need or want to develop in order to be a competitive candidate in your field of interest. Some of these skills will be gained in your classes or internships, but some you may need to develop on your own. Lynda.com is your best friend when it comes to learning new skills! GW students have FREE access to this online learning portal (go here to set up your account); For alumni, it’s only $20-30/month to pay for independent access. Lynda classes are top-quality & available 24/7; you can go at your own pace. Here are some examples of Lynda.com classes you might want to check out:

  • Microsoft Excel: 2016 Essential Training2016 Tips & TricksAdvanced Functions in depthFinancial Functions in depthMacros in depthPivot Tables in depth

  • PowerPoint Tips & Tricks for Business Presentations

  • Tableau 10 Essential Training

  • Data Visualization: Storytelling

  • Intro to Data Science

  • Writing Proposals (includes info on RFPs)

  • Project Management

  • LinkedIn Profiles for Social Business Success and/or Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile

  • Mastering Common Interview Questions

  • Developing Your Emotional Intelligence

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