Options Series

Graduate Student, Staff, and Faculty Hoyas – did you ‘do’ postgraduate service? We want to hear from you. Help us out and fill out this short form.

2020 Service Options Series

Hoyas, register via Campus Groups for the 2020 Options Series Events.

The link above takes you to the Options Series events in Campus Groups. If the link does not lead you there, log on to Campus Groups, search “Options Series” in the Events Section, and select the event for which you would like to register. All events are online and free.

“Just Beginning” Discernment Dinner
Tuesday, October 27, 5:00pm-6:30pm EDT

Deepen your understanding of how social justice service opportunities can change your life and the lives of those around you. This Discernment Dinner is for Hoyas who are in the early, general stages of discernment if postgraduate service is a good fit or an option. There will be GU alumni and GU staff representing various postgraduate service programs at the dinner.

For GU Faculty and Staff: Postgraduate Service 101 Thursday, October 29, 12:00pm-12:50pm EDT

Georgetown faculty and staff are invited to bring your lunch to a Zoom conversation about postgraduate service featuring your own colleagues! Learn about how best to support Hoyas discerning postgraduate service and dispel some myths around these options.

  • Anna Harty (Office Manager, Domestic Violence Clinic, GU Law Center; Jesuit Volunteer Corps)
  • Yasamin Mahallaty (Assistant Director, Georgetown Scholarship Program; Cristo Rey Network)
  • Daniel Minot (Assistant Dean, McDonough School of Business; Teach for America)
  • Patty Ritter (Program Coordinator, School of Foreign Service; Peace Corps)

Email dcmission@georgetown.edu for the Zoom link.

Postgraduate Service Fair, hosted by Catholic Volunteer Network

Fall 2020’s Virtual Fair will take place in two parts:

  • Part 1 – Monday, November 9, 5:30pm – 8:30pm EDT
  • Part 2 – Tuesday, November 10, 12:30pm – 3:30pm EDT

This virtual schedule offers students a variety of postgraduate service organization-led information sessions, as well as spaces for discussion and discernment support. Students can learn more and register for the free Fair online here.

Discernment Dinner: A Faith that Does Justice
Wednesday, November 11, 5:30pm-7:00pm EDT

Considering a term of service with a faith-based postgraduate service program? Interested in exploring your understanding of how to live out “faith that does justice”? Join GU alumni and staff members from programs including L’Arche, Catholic Charities, and Avodah for a conversation around post-graduate programs that include a faith-based component

Jesuit Volunteer Corps Information Session
Friday, November 13, 4:00pm-5:30pm EDT

Join members of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC), from staff to current volunteers, to discuss full-time service opportunities available to Georgetown students after graduation. JVC offers a spectrum of full-time placements for one to two years in fields like healthcare, education, housing, legal aid, and social services. Since the organization’s founding, more than 10,000 people—from senators to teachers—identify as Former Jesuit Volunteers, and have dared to change through this transformative experience. 

Discernment Dinner: Hoyas for Others
Thursday, November 19, 6:00pm-7:30pm EDT

Join GU alumni and staff members from programs like the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and Teach for America, for a discernment conversation on service programs. While Hoyas bring their faith, spirituality, and religious identities to their service, in this Discernment Dinner, we will specifically talk about programs that do not have a specific faith-based component.

** CSJ asks students to only sign up for one Discernment Dinner, as space is limited. CSJ will coordinate with participants of discernment dinners to cover the cost of ordering a delivery meal. **

Questions about Options Series and Postgraduate Service

Email dcmission@georgetown.edu if you have questions about the Options Series or postgraduate service.

Learn what other resources are available as you discern postgraduate service.

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