Options Series

2016 Options Series

Options Fair

Explore postgraduate service opportunities and meet recruiters from social justice service organizations such as Peace Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, and City Year. Here is a list of some of the organizations that have participated in past Options Fairs.

Thursday, October 6
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Great Room of Healey Family Student Center Great Room

For students: Register for the Options Fair here!

Are you wondering how to best prepare for the 2016 Options Fair? Click here to access resources on what questions to ask recruiters, what service organizations have attended past fairs and to schedule a consulatation on postgraduate service with a CSJ staff member.

For recruiters: Register for the Options Fair here!

Options Workshop

How to Make a Living and Change the World – Careers in Change, a workshop by Dr. Craig Zelizer

This highly interactive workshop will provide students with concrete tools and resources to advance a changemaking career. We will explore topics including how to develop critical skills to advance one’s career, explore the range of sectors, how to effectively market one’s skills, and emerging trends. This will be an fun and engaging workshop where students will learn by doing. All participants should also bring three copies of their resume. 

Friday, October 7
3:o0pm - 4:30pm
Center for Social Justice, 130 Poulton Hall

For students: Register for the Options Workshop here!

Craig Zelizer (@CraigZelizer) is the Founder and CEO of PCDN, the go-to hub for global social change.  From 2005 to 2016 he served as professor the Conflict Resolution program at Georgetown University before stepping down in June 2016 to work on PCDN full time. Craig has dedicated his life to being an entrepreneur and to creating a more peaceful world.  Before creating PCDN, Craig also helped to found two NG0s – the Alliance for Conflict Transformation and the TEAM foundation in Hungary. Craig serves on a number of boards and advisory boards including the Alliance for Peacebuilding, the Inzone Project, Tech Change, Move this World, Amani Institute, and several others. He spent two years in Hungary as Fulbright Scholar and was a Boren Fellow in Bosnia. 

Craig has led trainings, workshops and consultancies in over 20 countries organizations including USIP, USAID, CRS, Rotary International and others. Craig is a recognized leader in the social sector field. He has received several awards including George Mason’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution’s alumni of the year award and an alumni career achievement award from Central European University. He has published widely on peacebuilding, entrepreneurship, and innovation in higher education. His most recent edited book is Integrated Peacebuilding (2013, Westview Press) and most recent article is "The Role of Conflict Resolution Graduate Education in Training the Next Generation of Practitioners and Scholars" in Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology.


Listen to and ask questions of a GU staff and alumni panel who have completed postgraduate service or are currently engaged in their term of service. Time for informal conversation and questions will follow the panel. 

Monday, October 17
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cawley Career Education Center

For students: Register for the Options Panel here!

The Options Panel is co-sponsored with the Cawley Career Education Center. Confirmed speakers include: Robert Fronta (Americorps VISTA); Kevin Molloy (Jesuit Volunteer Corps); Lindsay Kelleher (Alliance for Catholic Education) and Kim Wilson (Peace Corps). The panel will be moderated by Georgetown student.

Discernment Dinner

Discuss and reflect on postgraduate service discernment with alumni  and GU staff who are currently serving or have completed terms of service.

Thursday, October 27
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Copley Hall, Faculty-in-Residence Apartment

For students: Register for the Discernment Dinner here!

The Discernment Dinner is co-sponsored with Campus Ministry.

Jesuit Volunteer Corps Information Session with School of Foreign Service

Friday, November 18
McGhee Library, ICC (SFS Dean's Office)

The School of Foreign Service (SFS) invites you to an information session about the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC). Members of JVC, from staff to current volunteers, will discuss fulltime service opportunities—around the country and world—available to Georgetown students after graduation. JVC offers a spectrum of fulltime 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. 

Contact SFS Assistant Dean Lisa Gordinier with any questions.

Questions about Options Series and Postgraduate Service

Email CSJ's Executive Director, Dr. Andria Wisler, if you have questions about the Options Series or postgraduate service.

Click here to learn what other resources are available as you discern postgraduate service.