Careers for the Common Good


Thursday, February 16, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fisher Colloquium, Rafik Hariri Building

Careers for the Common Good is an annual event that brings together current undergraduates with over 75 alumni who are working in industries and fields that support "the common good." Throughout the ninety minute networking event, alumni share their career path experiences, advice, suggestions and lessons-learned to help students take a step towards a career for the common good. Career fields and industries represented include nonprofit organizations, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, social and direct service organizations, and alumni engaged in health, international development, environment and sustainability, education, philanthropy, adovcacy, activism, and more.

Bill Reynolds (C'79, P'10, P'13), Executive Director of the Georgetown University Alumni Association, will give the opening remarks of the event.

Careers for the Common Good is an annual event of the Service Work Action Group (SWAG) with members from Alumni Career Services, Cawley Career Education Center, Center for Social Justice, College Dean's Office, McDonough Office of Career Development,  School of Foreign Service Dean's Office, Campus Ministry, School of Nursing and Health Studies Dean's Office, Kalmanovitz Initiative, Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation, LGBTQ Resource Center, Georgetown Environment Initiative, and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. It is further supported by the Georgetown Alumni Club of Metropolitan DC, Office of Advancement, and Women's Center. 

For Students

Please click here to register. 

The 2017 Careers for the Common Good will be held on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 pm in Fisher Colloquium. It is an official event of CSJ's Social Justice Weeek. Contact CSJ's Executive Director, Dr. Andria Wisler, with questions about the event. 

Helpful Hints

  • The attire for this event is business casual. Careers for the Common Good is not intended to be a job placement or recruiting session, but another way to broaden your alumni network and knowledge of the job market. Please do not bring your resume, but feel free to bring business cards if you have them.​ The event is run like a reception with food and drinks. 
  • Check out these great webinars from Alumni Career Services, to help you prepare for the event!
    So Call Me Maybe? Strategies for Connecting to Hoya Alumni
    Interview Like a Talk Show Host: Land the Job
    How to Network When You Don't Know What You Want to Do
  • These are some of the sites that have been represented in recent years:
    Jesuit Refugee Service, NPR, Children's National Medical Center, Women LEAD, National Labor Relations Board, DC Prep, DC Hunger Solutions, World Vision, ICF International, Peace Corps, Booz Allen, CIPE, U.S. House of Representatives, The MITRE  Corporation, Brookings Institution, The Atlantic, Georgetown University, The World Bank 

For Alumni

If you are interested in attending Careers for the Common Good as an alumni representative, register here or contact Matt Kelly with Alumni Career Services.