Last week, thousands of GW students took part in the commencement celebrations for the class of 2013. Before the full university ceremony on the National Mall on Sunday, Elliott School students took part in a school-wide ceremony on Friday where they were addressed by Dean Michael E. Brown, former Dean Maurice “Mickey” East, and Professor Ed McCord.
We are very proud of all of our graduating students and are excited to see where their next adventures will take them!
Check out some of the pictures from the day’s events below.
Last Friday, we welcomed over 200 admitted graduate students to the Elliott School for our Admitted Student Open House. We enjoyed putting faces to the names of the applicants we had come to know throughout the application process!
The Open House was a wonderful opportunity for admitted students to interact with current students, alumni, faculty, and staff of the Elliott School and witness firsthand what makes this place so special!
Check out photos of some of the activities of the day, including a current student/alumni panel, campus tours, and reception.
The first post in this series explained how many embassies based in Washington DC are using social media and which platforms embassies most frequently use.
After looking at embassy presence across all platforms, Facebook and Twitter proved to be the two most popular - over 50 embassies in Washington DC were identified as having Twitter accounts and 60 embassies had Facebook accounts…
This week, the Graduate Student Career Development (GSCD) Office released its latest set of employment data. Every year, GSCD surveys the most recent alumni six months after their graduation to collect information on where they are employed, how much they are earning, and. what types of experience they had before attending the Elliott School.
You can find the full survey results on our website, but below are some of the highlights (93% of graduating students responded to the survey).
90% of respondents were employed at the time of submission. An additional 4% were continuing their education in a variety of programs.
34% of graduates are now working in the non-profit sector; 31% in the private sector; and 35% in the public sector.
52% of those students in the private sector are working in consulting or government contracting positions.
You can also find data from the last five years of the survey on our website. We are incredibly proud of our alumni and the important work that they are doing all over the world!
Kaylan Geiger is an M.A. candidate in the Middle East Studies program at The George Washington University. She was born in New Orleans, LA and obtained a B.A. in International Studies from the University of New Orleans. She has studied abroad at the American University in Cairo, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and Birzeit University in the West Bank. Between 2007 and 2012, she traveled to Egypt, Israel, and the Palestinian Territories several times in order to study Arabic and gain an accurate understanding of the region.