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

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PAFs Discuss Fundraising and Leadership in Philanthropy with PAF Alumna Heather Malkin Nesle

May 01, 2017

During the weekly meeting on Tuesday, April 25th, the PAFs had the pleasure of speaking with and learning from Heather Malkin Nesle, CCAS BA ’97, GWSB MTA ’99, who is currently the President of the New York Life Foundation.


PAFs Launch Cross-Departmental Grassroots Advocacy Grant Competition

May 01, 2017

This semester, second-year PAF Katie Wynne and first-year PAF Marisa Cordon launched Campaigning for Change, a new cross-departmental initiative to teach participants about community organizing and advocacy.


On Perspective as a Professional Development Competency

May 01, 2017

During the weekly meeting on Tuesday, March 28th, I presented on the professional development competency of Perspective.

PAFs reflect on experiences made possible by the PAF Professional and Academic Development Fund

May 01, 2017

Check out our graduating PAFs’ reflections on how they used the PAF Professional and Academic Development Fund, made possible by generous gifts from alumni to support their involvement with events by the UN Foundation and GW’s Research Days!

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Time Management tips from our Professional Development Advisor

May 01, 2017

During our last time management tip, PAF Professional Development Advisor Mae Cooper discussed how to distinguish between the urgency and importance of activities in our work and personal lives.

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Alex’s Trail Recommendations

March 31, 2017

Hi Friends, I’ve done three marathons in the past and to train I run a different route every day of the week in D.C. to make my runs fresh and exciting!


Annual Reports

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