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

$199

SAVE $50

Regular Enrollment

4/12 - 4/27

$249

Money Back

Guarantee

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

​Going through financial hardship?

Apply for a partial scholarship

 

Is the Fellowship right for me?


We've designed the Fellowship to help 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 will NOT be a good fit for you if:

  • You already know exactly what you want and just need help landing a job ASAP
  • You want one-on-one industry expert coaching
  • You want the answers handed to you and aren't willing to put in the hard work
  • You aren't excited to spend some of your time helping your peers
  • You're not able to commit to completing the assigned work (about 5 hours per week)
Still not sure if the Fellowship is right for you? Send us a message and we'll talk!




What do you mean by "career change"?


We're not just talking about changing from one career to something entirely unrelated and different; we're talking about making some sort of change to your career that brings you more fulfillment. For some people, success is finding a similar role in a new organization, and for others, success is starting over entirely in a new role, new organization, and new industry. We'll help you figure out what's best for you!




How much time will this take?


We've designed the Fellowship to be about five hours of work per week (mostly on your own schedule, except for the Team calls, which are 1.5 hours weekly). Participants get the best results when they keep up with the suggested deadlines and attend all of the weekly Team video calls.




What technology do I need to participate?


All you need is a computer with a webcam (tablets won't work!), reliable wifi, and a Google account. We'll be using a program called Teachable for the program curriculum, a tool called Slack for our community discussion forum, Google Hangouts for our video calls, and Google Docs for our assignments.




What if I have to miss one or more of the Team video calls?


While we really want you to participate as fully as possible in the Fellowship, we understand that you may occasionally have a conflict. When you enroll, you'll be asked to choose either Wednesday or Thursday meeting times. If you need to miss just one of the four Team video calls, you can give you team advanced warning and make up the work later. However, if you need to miss more than one, we suggest you wait for the next Fellowship.




Refund Policy and Money Back Guarantee


You are eligible for a full refund up until 7 days before the Fellowship begins. After that, we cannot provide a refund, but we can transfer your enrollment to a later date up until two weeks into the Fellowship.

​If you are still feeling totally lost after the Fellowship, we'll provide 1-on-1 coaching to help you figure out exactly what to do differently. If you’re following what we suggest and it’s still not working, we will give you your money back.




Who is facilitating the program?


Grant Schroll, cofounder of Mission Collaborative - I'm passionate about helping others figure out who they want to be when they grow up. I've navigated several career changes myself, going from engineer to consultant to designer and now entrepreneur. I use my background in Design Thinking and facilitation to reimagine career change and create transformative experiences for bold people like you!

Ashley Artrip, Lead Facilitator at Mission Collaborative - I’m on a mission to make changing careers less painful. I combine my experience from Gallup, where I worked on employee engagement research, and at SV Academy, which is a career accelerator for underrepresented minorities breaking into sales roles. I am a certified Gallup StrengthsFinder coach, and I deliver actionable career advice that’s built around your strengths and what makes you unique so you can bring your whole self to work.





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