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GW Handshake and Career Advising


Handshake is an online career management tool for jobs, internships, and on-campus recruiting. Students should use their gwmail email address as their username to log into Handshake for one-on-one appointments. Alumni usernames are initially set to their current email address. Email [email protected] if you have difficulty logging in.

*Note – Beginning May 2, 2022 and through October 2, 2022, Mary Gohar, Associate Program Director, will be handling career advisement. Please schedule all appointments through Handshake.


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Chibesa Mwape
Data Science Career Coach Chibesa Mwape




Career Advising Appointments in Handshake

Appointments (45 minutes) with Chibesa Mwape, data science career coach, are available via Handshake. You can schedule sessions on a bi-weekly basis.

To access the advisement schedule:

  1. Select ‘Schedule a New Appointment’
  2. Select ‘CCAS – Graduate’
  3. Select ‘Student & Alumni Advisement Appointment’
  4. Select ‘Data Science – CCAS’


Drop-in Career Advising on Zoom

Chibesa Mwape also holds 20-minute drop-in sessions on a first-come, first-served basis. Ask quick questions, no appointment needed!

April  Drop-in hours: 

4/5, 10-11am

4/13, 5-6pm

4/22, 3-4pm

4/27, 2-3pm

Join via Zoom or call in: 202-994-8253. 

If someone is in the meeting room before you, you will be placed in the waiting room until your turn. 


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