Good afternoon.

Graduate School USA (GSUSA) is an independent, not for profit educational institution with headquarters in the District of Columbia. GSUSA offers educational workforce training and services designed to support organizational missions, career and occupational development, and the personal and professional ambitions of adult learners in the United States and around the world.

GSUSA is dedicated to providing the highest quality, most up-to-date programming and services. In order to better understand the rapidly evolving professional development needs of GSUSA’s current and former students within the National Capitol Region, GSUSA has partnered with Fors Marsh Group (FMG), an applied research firm, to conduct focus groups. You are part of a small group invited to participate in this effort.

A focus group is a unique opportunity to influence the kinds of training and professional development services that GSUSA provides, and your participation is vital and greatly appreciated. The focus groups will be led by a trained moderator, will take place during business hours at GSUSA (L’Enfant Plaza), and will take approximately 60 minutes. Light refreshments will be provided.

As a follow up to this email, you will be contacted by a member of the FMG team via email ( to gauge your interest in participating and determine your availability. If you have any additional questions about participation in the focus group, please feel free to contact Amanda Alter, GSUSA Program Manager, at

Thank you.