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  • How do I download the Global Career Services Summit 2024 App?

    We highly encourage downloading the conference app in advance of your trip. Utilize the app to see a list of attendees and speakers, conference schedule, venues, sponsors, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Under FAQ you will also find hotel and metro tips.

  • How do I connect to the WiFi at George Washtington University

    We know many of you will want to hop on WiFi at the Summit as soon as you can. Here is what you need to know to connect to the Guest Wireless Network at GWU.

  • What will the weather be like in Washington, D.C. in March?

    Average temperatures in March are highs of 13C/55F and lows of 3C/37F with moderate rainfall.

  • What clothing should I bring?

    We recommend a medium/heavy weight, rain proof jacket, hat, scarf, gloves, and umbrella. Make sure to check the weather closer to the Summit to make sure you are prepared. The Summit dress code is business casual to casual. The dress code for the signature dinner (Tuesday 12 March) is cocktail attire.

  • What currency should I bring?

    The national currency of Washington, D.C. is the US Dollar ($). We recommend checking with your bank about additional international transaction fees.

  • What is the gift exchange? 

    On Monday, March 11, the morning will kick off with the GCSS gift exchange. It is designed to help you meet a new colleague, meaning that participants will introduce themselves and exchange a gift. Please bring a gift (suggested value ~£20) representing your place of work or your part of the world. Past gifts have included hats, t-shirts, scarves, snacks, spices, and books. Feel free to be creative and bring something you would like to receive yourself!

  • How do I book extra nights at the hotel? 

    Your registration is inclusive of 4 nights accommodation (10 -13 March). If you would like to book any additional nights, please email us as soon as possible at: and we can arrange this for you (depending on availability). Additional nights will be payable to the hotel directly upon check-in.

  • Is breakfast included? 

    Breakfast is included as part of your stay. During the Summit (11-14 March inclusive) breakfast will be served in Senate BC, located on the second floor. Individuals who are booked on the pre/post dates will have breakfast in the hotel restaurant, Awbrey & Sons (also included your rate). Breakfast will only be in the restaurant on mornings that are not 3/11-3/14.

  • Do I need a visa?

    For the most up-to-date information on requirements for U.S. visitor visas, make sure to visit the U.S. Department of State website. Participants who are a citizen or national of a country part of the Visa Waiver Program may not need a visitor visa but still need to apply for an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).

  • Do I need Medical and Travel Insurance?

    Please check with your employer to see if they offer medical and travel insurance or if you need to procure insurance as an individual. Please note: the Global Career Services Summit is not responsible for any travel or health related issues of its participants, either before, during, or after the Summit.

  • What’s the best way to travel around DC?

    Washington DC has a very convenient public transportation system. Many of the venues and locations are close to Metro stops. It remains one of the fastest and most economical ways to get around DC.

    To utilize the Metro, you can buy a SmarTrip card at many metro stations. The card costs $2, and then you preload additional funds onto the card for your metro fare. Metro is a tap-in and tap-out system. Fare prices vary by time of day and by length of travel. Most fares range from $2 to $6 per ride. You can also choose to use either Google Wallet or Apple Pay, if you would prefer not to reload your SmarTrip card.

    We will be using the metro to get to and from GW most days. In addition, Uber (thank you Uber!) will be providing $50 in Uber credits to assist in your ability to get around DC. Those Uber credits are really useful in getting to dinner on Tuesday night when we are all dressed up and getting back to the hotel on Monday and Tuesday night after dinner. An email about how to use those credits will be going out by Saturday March 9th.

  • How do I get from the airport to the hotel?

    The Hyatt Centric Arlington was selected for proximity to the Summit location and public transportation.The hotel is steps from the Rosslyn Metro stop.The distances and approximate costs of taxi rides from the three major international airports in the area can be found here.  

    Both major airports in DC have great Metro access. From Washington Dulles, take the silver line towards Washington DC/Largo. Exit at the Rosslyn Station for the Hyatt Arlington. At the top of the escalator, follow the signs to the “kiss and ride” exit. Once up the stairs, the hotel is one block and visible. Typical taxi fare from Dulles can be as much as $50 or more. A metro ride is about an hour and would be as little as $2 to $4 on the weekends.

    From Washington Reagon Airport, it is even quicker. Board the Blue line towards Washington DC/Largo. Travel for about 15 minutes and exit at the Rosslyn Station.

  • How do I get from the hotel to the University Student Center?

    The University Student Center is located on the George Washington University main campus: Foggy Bottom.

    From the Hyatt Centric Arlington, walk about one and half blocks to the Rosslyn Metro Station entrance. Purchase a metrocard at a machine; each trip will cost approximately $2.00 – $3.00 USD depending on the time of day. Take either the Blue, Orange, or Silver lines one stop to the Foggy Bottom Metro Station. Exit at Foggy Bottom and walk two blocks east to the University Student Center building.

    If you take a rideshare, be aware that there is likely to be traffic on the bridges on early weekday mornings.

  • Are meals included in the registration?

    All meals are included as part of your registration. This starts with an evening reception on the 10th March and ends with a closing reception on the 13th March.

    Please note: food provided at the opening and closing receptions (10th and 13th March) will only be appetizers and not a full dinner.

  • Do you recommend any eateries for either side of the Summit and particularly the Wednesday night after the closing reception?

    Although meals are provided during the Summit, if you are staying extra nights before or after the Summit you might be looking for places to eat, or somewhere to eat after the closing reception on Wednesday. Here are some suggestions kindly provided by Symplicity:

  • Are there any pre-Summit activities?

    On Sunday, March 10, the Summit will be hosting an optional group tour of the Smithsonian African American Museum before the Summit kick-off that evening. Please arrive by 1:00 pm EST the latest–the group tour begins at 1:15 pm. RSVP here so we know have a good headcount as to how many attendees to expect. We anticipate being able to accommodate additional guests.–hope you will join us! 

  • What are the opening hours of the hotel bar? 

    The bar is open 5:00pm – 11:00pm (last call is at 10:45pm).