Contact Us

Monday-Friday: 10 am - 4 pm

Contact:
Fernando, Gihan S
Assistant Vice Provost

Butler Pavilion, Room 5th Floor on a map

Career Center 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016-8033-8011 United States

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Operating Updates

The Career Center is operating in a hybrid modality, with team members working in the office and remotely.

Questions? Contact us at careercenter@american.edu or call 202-885-1804.

Upcoming Events

Visit Handshake Events and filter for "Career Fair" for additional fairs.

Thursday, February 2 | 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Analytics & IT Career Fair & Networking Reception (3:30 – 5:30 career fair; 5:30 – 7:30 networking reception)

Campaigns, Congress, & Lobbying (Advocacy) Industry Week

Tuesday, February 28 | 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. | SIS International Affairs Career Fair

Wednesday, March 1 | 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Marketing & Communication Day (3:30 – 5:30 career fair; 5:30 – 7:30 networking reception)

Wednesday, March 29 | 1 – 4 p.m. | Spring 2023 Job & Internship Fair

Wednesday, April 19 | 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Just in Time Hiring Fair & Reception with Management & Innovation Track

Spring 2023 Workshops & Casual Career Chats

Thursday, January 26 | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Setting Yourself Up for Success in the Spring Semester

Tuesday, January 31 | 4 – 5 p.m. | Network to Get Work: Leveraging LinkedIn

Monday, February 13 | 12 – 1 p.m. | Casual Career Chat: Advocating for Yourself in the Workplace

Thursday, February 16 | 6 – 7 p.m. | Resumes for Graduate Students

Wednesday, February 22 | 1 – 2 p.m. | Job Search Skills for International Students

Thursday, February 23 | 6 – 7 p.m. | Interview Preparation: Organization and Company Research

Monday, February 27 | 12 – 1 p.m. | Casual Career Chat: Affinity-Based Career Resources

Thursday, March 2 | 4 – 5 p.m. | Combatting Imposter Syndrome at Work

Tuesday, March 7 | 6 – 7 p.m. | Salary Negotiation 101

Wednesday, March 8 | 12 – 1 p.m. | Casual Career Chat: Workplace Etiquette

Monday, April 3 | 12 – 1 p.m. | Casual Career Chat: Navigating Difficult Workplace Conversations

Tuesday, April 11 | 6 – 7 p.m. | Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Thursday, April 20 | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Trends in the Future of Work

Monday, April 24 | 12 – 1 p.m. | Casual Career Chat: What comes next? Tips for a successful summer break

Missed a webinar? Watch recordings on your YouTube channel.

Meet 1:1 with an organization representative. Schedule your appointment and see who's coming through Handshake.

Spaces are limited. Slots open at 9 a.m. two weeks before the event. Please review our program policies and to learn how to sign up for these opportunities.

If an EiR is full or you cannot attend the date, still click 'Apply' in Handshake to be placed on the wait list and send a copy of your resume to the employer. 

Students, see upcoming opportunities to meet with employers in Handshake.

Missed a webinar? Check out our YouTube channel for recordings. Here are some of our featured playlists: 

Fall 2022 Career Education Workshops - includes webinars on resumes and cover letters, networking, virtual interviewing and more. 
Job Searching in an Economic Downturn Alumni Panels - includes 2020 CAS alumni panels and tips from individual alumni.
Peer Advisors Present - let our Peer Advisors guide you through Handshake, QuadJobs, and other Career Center resources.

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AU Students Prepare for the Future of Work - with Help from Deloitte

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Career Guides by Major

Not sure what your career path might be, or how your major can help you get there? Use our career guides to explore the skills you'll develop through your coursework, how you can apply them in a variety of fields, and where to learn more about industries related to your major.

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Alumnifire

Connect with AU alumni for help with everything from general career advice to job opportunities. Sign up with your LinkedIn or Facebook account.

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Career Exploration and Self-Assessments

Learn four career exploration steps and the self-assessments available to help you find your next steps. 

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Partner with Us!

Students, if you're interested in co-sponsoring an event with the Career Center or would like to request a workshop for your organization or club, please contact Emily Lelandais.  

Faculty and staff, to learn more about how the Career Center can support or enhance your work in and out of the classroom, please contact Elizabeth Romig.

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Announcement

Two American University Alumni Win 2022 Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

American University alumni have been awarded prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholarship.

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International

American University #1 in Boren Fellows; SIS Recognizes 11 Boren Award Winners

American University is first in the nation for graduate students who received the prestigious Boren Fellowship in 2021.

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Achievements

AU Celebrates Fulbright Scholars

The highly competitive Fulbright US Scholars Program honored 11 American University alumni and one PhD student with awards to carry out self-designed research projects or teach English during the 2020–2021 academic year.

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Achievements

Diversity in Diplomacy

Highly competitive fellowships honor outstanding young people bound for foreign service careers, reward excellence, and encourage underrepresented groups.

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