Alumni Career Programs:

Career Change Bootcamp


Jumpstart your next career move

Join Mission Collaborative and GW alumni for a full-day workshop to help you develop the clarity and confidence you need to find a fulfilling career that fits you

Do you feel like you're just going through the motions at work? Are you no longer growing or making the impact you want to create? How much longer will you put up with this?

The GW Office of Alumni Relations has teamed up with the career change experts at Mission Collaborative to help you design a career you love!

We created the GW Alumni Career Change Bootcamp to give you the tools and motivation to get unstuck from your unfulfilling career and start doing work that excites you!

This full-day workshop is for GW alumni who are ready to make a career change, but need help figuring out exactly what comes next.


Whether you're early, mid, or late career, the Bootcamp's unique collaborative format will help you make the breakthrough progress you've been struggling to achieve on your own.

We'll teach you a more effective process for changing careers, and work together to help you identify some exciting paths forward. Along the way, you'll connect with other career changers, do a lot of self-reflection, and pick up a ton of useful tools to help you build a career you actually love!


Get the clarity you need to know exactly what you want from your next career move


Develop a concrete action plan to make a successful career change


Expand your network of fellow GW alumni and get the accountability you need

  • Overcome limiting beliefs and get motivated to design a career you love

  • Clearly define what you want from the next stage of your career

  • Work with the community to define three potential career paths to explore

  • Learn how to test potential career paths to narrow down your options

  • Create an action plan for your next steps

  • Learn a better process for landing your next job as a career changer

And more specifically, you'll:

"Before the workshop I felt overwhelmed and unsure of how to even begin to find a new and more fulfilling career. The Bootcamp gave me a methodology to identify my strengths, tease out a future vision, and develop an execution plan to achieve that vision."

- Dolapo, Fall 2018

"In my 30 year career, I have participated in or facilitated tons of workshops. The Bootcamp stands out because it is ground-breaking, delightfully-facilitated and most importantly – effective.  I got EXACTLY what I was looking for out of the session."

- Janice, Spring 2019


Spend a whole day investing in your future

When else are you going to find the time to sit down and put in the work?

Before the Bootcamp

The week before the workshop


Oct 12th


Career Change Bootcamp

  • Intros, meet the community, Greatest Fears activity

  • Peer interviews to define your values, strengths, and interests

  • Build your Career Profile to define what you want next

  • Lunch break (we provide lunch)

  • Team brainstorming to define several potential career paths

  • Learn strategies to test career paths

  • Create an Action Plan for your next steps

  • Schedule a follow up call with your Accountability partner


After the Bootcamp

The journey continues

  • "How to land a job as a career changer" video series

  • Take advantage of additional GW alumni career resources

  • Check in with your Accountability Partner at the time you set

Can't make it this time? Leave your email and we'll alert you about the next one! 

Email Kate Schuster, Director of Career Programs and Industry Networks, at to find out about other upcoming Alumni Career Program events!


Workshop will be held on at 1509 16th St NW, Washington DC


You deserve to love your career

It's time to invest in yourself and commit to finding more fulfilling work

We're committed to offering you world class professional development opportunities at an affordable price. Compare to traditional career coaching at $150-$350 per hour.


By Sept 28th

Spots limited!


SAVE $30


By Oct 11th


Going through financial hardship? We offer partial scholarships to those with financial need. Fill out this form to apply.

Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back

If after completing the workshop you're still feeling totally lost about what you want from your career, we will personally meet with you 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 return your full registration fee.


Is this workshop right for me?

We've designed the Career Change Bootcamp 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 role.

The workshop will be hugely valuable to you if you fit any of the following criteria:

  • You feel stuck in an unsatisfying job and you're not sure what to do next

  • You like your work right now but want to figure out what else is out there

  • You have several options for what you could do next, but need to narrow them down

The workshop 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 expert coaching

  • You want the answers handed to you and aren't willing to put in the hard work

What is your refund policy?

Registration is fully refundable up until seven days before the workshop. Within a week of the workshop, we are unable to offer refunds.

Still not sure if this workshop is right for you? Let's talk about it! Email us

For more information on GW alumni career services, email Kate Schuster, Director of Career Programs and Industry Networks, at