Career Resources

Career Resources


A hands-on education for

real-world challenges



Our more than 4,000 alumni around the globe are leaders and change-agents in the worlds of government, politics, public relations, and public affairs. We helped them take their careers to the next level.

GSPM's Career Services division has the resources, strategies, and connections you need to get ahead in the job you want.

We host workshops, seminars, and training programs focused on skill-building and career advancement. Our “Meet and Greet” sessions take students to visit potential employers and talk with our alumni who provide an “insider’s look”– and invaluable introductions – to top-tier firms in politics, communications, and advocacy. 

GSPM offers personalized career counseling sessions which provide tailored guidance on relevant career topics such as professional goal setting, résumé and cover letter development, interview skills, and general job search strategies. We then work with students to focus their academic program, aligning course electives with career goals. 

Explore career paths for GSPM degrees

"I have hired many GSPM alumni and I will continue to do so. What makes GSPM students stand out is that they have a clear understanding of the principles of politics and know how to put them into action. If I see someone that has GSPM on their resume I’m definitely going to talk to them."

Megan Whittemore

Political Management, Class of 2010
Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga.

Resources for Current and Prospective Students

GSPM has a variety of resources available for current and prospective students looking to advance their careers. 

Our Career e-Book has advice on how to look for jobs, as well as advice on maximizing networking events and informational interviews. 

The Career Services Office has developed a Career Development Plan template to help guide your efforts. 

Meet the Director of Career Services


Margaret “Mag” Gottlieb is the Career Services Director at the Graduate School of Political Management. She brings a great combination of career and political skills to the school.

Prior to joining GSPM, Mag served as the Managing Director of Foster Partners, a KPMG spin-off retained executive search firm. At Foster Partners, Mag handled business development and conducted executive searches for a wide array of clients in and around Washington, DC. She was the first woman to head a retained executive search firm in Washington, DC.

She always has an open door to students and alumni to provide advice on career matters and develops the school's professional relations with employers including career visits to leading agencies and consulting firms in Washington.