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?
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
Watch our Career Design Process videos
Complete the pre-workshop reflection exercise we'll email you
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.
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