GW is what you make of it. You have to be your biggest advocate to get what you need, because it's very easy to be pushed off to the side. Reach out to your professors, build your network, and ask for what you want, because no one is going to reach out to you if you don't make the first move. I take great courses with great professors because I have older sisters in my sorority to ask about them, and I know myself well enough to know what will and won't work for me. Don't be afraid to hound your advisors, either!