Alumni Career Advisor Network
Registration Form for Alumni
What is the Alumni Career Advisor Network?
Established in January 1994, the Alumni Career Advisor Network is a valuable resource for current GW Law students seeking practical guidance and alumni pursuing a career transition. The Network is comprised of alumni who practice in diverse legal settings across the country and who have volunteered to serve as informational resources. This searchable database enables the CDO counselors to connect students and graduates with Alumni Career Advisors who can provide advice and information on particular practice areas, specific employers, and/or geographic areas.
Because the database is only accessible to CDO staff members, the CDO can closely monitor its use and ensure that no Alumni Career Advisor is ever unduly burdened by too many referrals. In addition, before a referral is made, students and alumni must first discuss their career objectives with a career development professional in the CDO. These discussions help clarify career goals and help the CDO counselors identify the most appropriate contacts for that person.
For Students and Alumni Job Seekers - Accessing the Network
If you would like to be put in contact with an Alumni Career Advisor, call the CDO at 202.994.7340 to make an appointment (by phone or in-person) with a counselor. It is important to remember that the Network is not a "job network", but simply an excellent way to expand your professional contacts, learn more about a particular legal career, or gain insight into the current legal market in a particular geographic location. The CDO continually updates the Network to ensure that contact information is current and is actively working on expanding the number of alumni who participate.
For Alumni - How to Volunteer
The Network is a great opportunity to be involved on a personal level with current students and fellow alumni of the GW Law School. One of GW Law's greatest assets is the diversity and breadth of experience of its graduates. Providing students a simple way to tap into that wealth of expertise and experience, and providing alumni an easy way to share their expert knowledge on a one-on-one basis, are the goals of the Network. The Network database is NOT directly accessible by students or alumni, thereby ensuring that no Alumni Career Advisors are ever overwhelmed with informational interview requests.
If you are interested in participating or would like to learn more about the Network, you can either fill out the Registration Form online, or print out a copy and fax or mail it to the CDO at 2000 H Street N.W., Burns Suite 310, Washington, DC 20052, fax 202.994.7352. (If you have the professional edition of Adobe, you can fill out the form online, save it, and email it to the CDO.)