GW Alumni Career Change Fellowship - May 2020

Alumni Career Change Fellowship

30 day online program to design a career you love

Wondering what comes next for your career? Now's the time to make a plan. 

Whether you want more from your current career or you want to change careers entirely, this program will help you get there.

The GW Office of Alumni Relations has partnered with the career change experts at Mission Collaborative to bring you the Alumni Career Change Fellowship, a 30-day online program to help GW alumni like you get the clarity and plan you need to create a fulfilling career that fits you.

Whether you're early, mid, or late career, the Fellowship provides the structure and accountability you need to make the breakthrough progress you've been struggling to achieve on your own, while fitting into your busy schedule.

Define what you really want

Pinpoint exactly what you want from your career and prioritize what matters most to you

Identify your unique value

Uncover the core strengths and transferable skills you can leverage in your next career move

Discover exciting options

Identify career options that fit you better and learn how to test them before committing to one

Create an Action Plan

Make a plan for your next steps towards a more fulfilling career, and be held accountable for following through

Who this is for

This Fellowship is designed to help GW alumni like you figure out exactly what you want next from your career and develop a plan to get there, regardless of your age, background, or industry.

The Fellowship is perfect for you if you're:

  • Unsure about your future in your current career

  • Wondering how your skills and experience translate to other career paths

  • Feeling unfulfilled, burned out, under-appreciated, or not using your strengths at work

  • Transitioning to a new phase of life and want to reinvent your career

Early Career

Kim: Moved to a better

fit company

"This experience was more than well worth it, especially for busy professionals. You'll get superb resources, top-notch career ideas, and insight that will set you on a promising path towards your next career move."

Mid Career

Laura: Software sales

to educator

"I had already wasted a ton of time trying to change careers on my own with no actual progress and a lot of fear. The Fellowship helped me understand what I want and how to get it, and the community is priceless."

Late Career

Scott: Lawyer to

small business owner

"The course platforms were easy to use, flexible, and the whole program fit into my busy schedule. I even developed a detailed action plan that I used immediately to identify new career opportunities."

How it works

The Fellowship has been designed to give you a step-by-step process and to hold you accountable. 

Starting May 2nd, you'll spend about five hours per week doing the following:

Complete assignments on your own time

Watch career design videos from the experts, explore curated resources, and complete insightful exercises. Just get the work done by the recommended deadlines!

Weekly team working sessions

Video conference with your team to get new perspectives and enlightening feedback. Choose between Wednesdays at 7pm EST or Thursdays at 9pm EST.

1-on-1 calls with your partner

Get out of your head and talk things through with your hand-picked Accountability Partner  (you schedule the calls at a time that works for both of you).

Leverage the whole community

Crowdsource ideas, resources, and connections from other GW alumni, your personal network, and the facilitators. You're not alone; put your growing network to work for you!

What you'll experience

Expect to spend around five hours per week working through the program. You'll have a 1.5 hour video call with your assigned Team once per week (Weds at 7pm EST or Thurs at 9pm EST, you pick). You’ll also have a weekly hour-long phone call with your Accountability Partner at your convenience.

Week 1

May 2 - 10

Identify your strengths, transferrable skills, and interests

Use assessments, self-reflection, and conversations to know yourself better

Week 2

May 11 - 17

Define what you want and identify options that align

Prioritize criteria you want your career to fit and start discovering potential options

Week 3

May 18 - 24

Choose your top potential career paths to explore further

Use our proven "testing strategies" to narrow down your options 

Week 4

May 25 - 31

Create and start executing your Action Plan

We'll help you start networking and making progress towards your next career

Ongoing Support

Additional resources and lifetime access to the curriculum

Continued accountability + tools and templates for a more effect job search

Can't make it this time?

Next Fellowship: Late Fall 2020

Leave your email and we'll alert you as soon as enrollment opens. See you then!

"This was the greatest investment I've made thus far into advancing my career" 

- Ogechi, Journalism to healthcare

Enroll now

We're committed to offering GW alumni outstanding experiences that are accessible to everyone.

Compare to career coaching ($150-$350/hr) and Mission Collaborative's public Fellowship ($349).

Enrollment closes April 27th. The Fellowship begins May 2nd.

Early Enrollment

EXTENDED to 4/27


SAVE $50

Regular Enrollment

4/12 - 4/27


Money Back


We're confident you'll love it. There's really no risk in joining!

​Going through financial hardship?

Apply for a partial scholarship