The George Washington University Presidential Administrative Fellowship offers high-achieving seniors the opportunity for professional development and a Master's degree at GW. Founded in 1989, the PAF program requires a two-year commitment and fellows contribute to the advancement of the GW community by serving as ambassadors through their academic, professional, and personal involvement.

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PAF Program Updates


Marcus on Self Knowledge

February 27, 2017

During PAF Spring Training, the PAFs engaged in an interactive session on the self knowledge professional development competency.


Katie on Managing Up

February 27, 2017

At Spring Training we discussed how to effectively manage up. Following the 70/20/10 model, which posits that professional development takes place through 70% personal experiences, 20% learning from others, and 10% direct education, the training included a brief presentation, simulations, and small group discussions.

Professional Development Advising Transition

February 27, 2017

The PAF Program is excited to welcome Mae Cooper as our new Professional Development Advisor, joining Toby Davidow and the rest of the PAF Advising Team in guiding the career and professional development activities for fellows. Although we are excited welcome Mae, it is a bittersweet moment, as we bid “farewell” to Sara Melita who served as the founding Professional Development Advisor for the PAF program.

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A Message from Joe Bondi

February 27, 2017

This spring, the current PAF cohorts are striving to once again reach 100% participation for philanthropic giving to GW by the annual PAF Commencement Reception on May 19th and they have upped the ante by challenging the PAF alumni community to match their efforts, cohort-by-cohort.

2017 PAF EdFest

Current and Alumni PAFs Help Run DC's EdFest

January 29, 2017

In December second-year PAF Katie Wynne and first-year PAF Dor Hirsh Bar Gai volunteered at EdFest, DC’s citywide school fair where thousands of District residents have the opportunity to explore over 200 public and public charter school options.


Annual Reports

Each year, Presidential Administrative Fellows write an annual report about important events and activities that took place during the year.