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AU Job & Internship Fair

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The Spring 2020 Job & Internship Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8 from 1 - 4 p.m. in Bender Arena. 

Recruit AU Students & Alumni

Join us for our Spring 2020 Job & Internship Fair on Wednesday, April 8 from 1:00-4:00 PM in Bender Arena. Meet talented AU students and alumni seeking full-time, part-time, and internship positions.

The AU Job and Internship Fair is open to AU students and alumni and registered employers only.

This high-impact fair connects representatives from 140+ nonprofit organizations, companies, and government agencies with more than 1,200 students and alumni from a variety of disciplines within AU's:

Registration Fees

Last day for cancellation/refund is Friday, March 20. Payment is due no later than Friday, April 10.

Nonprofit Organization
Fee: $300.00

Government Agency
Fee: $450.00

For-profit Organization
Fee: $650.00

Registration fee includes:

  • Eight feet of exhibit space, including a six-foot table, cloth, and two chairs
  • Customized sign displayed at your table
  • Buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the fair for two representatives
  • Complimentary on-site parking

Registrant's Terms of Agreement Policy

You, as the fair registrant, are responsible for abiding by the following policies:

PAYMENT DEADLINE POLICY: All payments must be received by Friday, April 10.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: If your organization needs to withdraw from the fair, you must notify Elaine Salisbury, Employer Relations Specialist, via email by Friday, March 20, in order to receive a refund. No refunds will be granted after Friday, March 20.

NO SHOW POLICY: If representatives are unable to attend the fair at the last minute, your organization will be responsible for paying the registration fee in full.

Only organizations with accounts in good standing will be eligible to participate in campus recruiting activities in the future.

Employer Check-in

Please ensure that all participating representatives from your organization review the information below:

Registered employers may check in as early as 11:00 a.m. on the Upper Mezzanine Level of Bender Arena and enjoy a buffet lunch beginning at 11:30.

Student and alumni attendance is greatest at the start of the fair, so please arrive early, enjoy lunch, and complete your set-up before 1:00 p.m.

Career Center staff will be on hand to help deliver your materials from the elevator, loading dock, or check-in table to your exhibit area. Large displays extending beyond your eight-foot area or audio visual equipment requiring electrical outlets cannot be accommodated. However, employer literature, business cards, and giveaways are welcome.

Wireless Internet access is available in Bender Arena.

Advertise to Students & Alumni

Help your organization stand out through our Job & Internship Fair mobile app. Grab the attention of prospective interns and employees with a captivating banner or video ad on our mobile app. Our app is widely promoted on campus and at the fair to help students and alumni pinpoint opportunities and organizations of interest.

Mobile App Banner Ad
Cost: $100.00
Artwork Specifications: All artwork must be 600 x 110 pixels.

Help your organization stand out through our Job & Internship Fair mobile app. Grab the attention of prospective interns and employees with a captivating banner ad that doubles the size of your organization's space in the employer list. All artwork must be 600 x 110 pixels. If possible, provide a short message you would like to promote ("Now hiring!" "DMV employer!" etc.) OR provide a readymade ad from your marketing team. 

Mobile App Video Ad
Cost: $200.00
Draw more students to your table with the NEW video feature in the job fair app. An average of 75% of our students download and view the app ahead of the job and internship fair. Video ads allow you to have an embedded video as part of your employer profile in the app. Gen Z students watch short videos to learn about everything, including prospective employers. You will receive an analytics report after the job fair including number of video views. You must provide the video content. 

Please provide the URL to which your ad should link, e.g., to your organization's about us or career pages.

For advertising questions, contact Nathan Slusher, director of career education & outreach.

For all other questions, contact Elaine Salisbury, employer relations specialist.

Shipping to and from AU

Shipping Materials TO American University

If you would like to ship materials prior to the fair, please send them to:

American University Career Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Butler Pavilion, Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20016-8011
Attention: Elaine Salisbury

PLEASE NOTE: Any materials left at your booth at the end of the fair will be discarded.

Please call the Career Center's mainline at 202-885-1804 with questions.

Shipping Materials FROM American University


Bring your package to the UPS Store, located in the tunnel across from Bender Arena. UPS pick-up occurs at 5:30 p.m.


  1. Please bring a completed air bill and attach it to your package.
  2. Ensure that your air bill includes the following information:
    • Billing account number
    • Shipper and recipient names
    • Type of service
    • Approximate weight of package, if possible
  3. Call 1-800-463-3339 to schedule a pick-up.
    • Schedule your pick-up for NEXT DAY, no later than 4:30 p.m.
    • Pick-up location:

      American University Career Center
      4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
      Butler Pavilion, Fifth Floor
      Washington, DC 20016-8011


Contact Elaine Salisbury, Employer Relations Specialist, at 202-885-1852.