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Advising Appointments

Questions?

  • Career Center
    202-885-1804
    Fax: 202-885-1861
    careercenter@american.edu
    Butler Pavilion, Room 5th Floor

    Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Fernando, Gihan S
    Executive Director-Career Center

Mailing Address

Take 30 seconds to create an account and check out features brought to you by popular demand. All users can opt in for text message reminders and alumni can book appointments online. You can also cancel your appointment online, but only if something really, really important comes up. Try our appointment system today or call us at 202-885-1804.

Learn how to prepare for your appointment.

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Internship and
Career Advising

As an undergraduate, graduate student, or alum within one year of graduation, you can tap into the expertise and guidance of a peer advisor or career advisor dedicated to your school.

Utilize our online appointment system to schedule a 30- or 50-minute session with your CAS, SIS, SOC, or SPA advisor or stop by our Career Center Resource Library to meet with a peer advisor.

Schedule an Appointment

Call 202-885-1804 or

Book Online Now

Find Your Advisor

Merit Awards
Advising

Nationally competitive, merit-based scholarships offer students and alumni the means to study abroad, fund graduate education, and gain high-level work experience.

Search our National Scholarship Directory for opportunities. Then schedule an appointment with a merit awards advisor to learn more and to compete for specific awards.


Schedule an appointment

Call 202-885-1854

Alumni Career
Advising

If you graduated more than one year ago, you are invited to meet with our alumni career advisor, Anne Kirchgessner, for a 30-minute advising appointment at no charge.

Changing careers or finding work in a tight market can be challenging. Anne offers phone and in-person appointments each Wednesday from 3:30–8:00 pm.


Schedule an Appointment

Call 202-885-1804 or

Book Online Now

 

Drop-In Advising

Find a career advisor at these locations and receive quick advice without having to schedule an appointment. Peer advisors also offer drop-in advising Monday through Friday in our Career Resource Library.

Hours are subject to change and only occur during the academic year.

M-F: Business Hours
MON: 1:30-2:30 pm
TUE: 1:30-2:30 pm
T-W: 3:30-5:00 pm
M-F: 3:30-4:30 pm

Career Center Library
Career Center Library
TDR Entrance
Ward Lobby
SIS Atrium

with Peer Advisors
with Felicia or Julia
with Anna or Marie
with Jennifer or Rob
with David, John, or Marc

Why meet with a peer advisor?

  • Learn about Career Center services and resources. 
  • Enhance your application materials, including resumes, cover letters, and portfolios. 
  • See demos of online resources including AU CareerWeb and Going Global. 
  • Explore the Career Resource Library’s extensive collection of books and periodicals. 
  • Refine your professional image and effectively present yourself during networking events and interviews. 
  • Learn effective search strategies in order to attain jobs
    and internships. 
  • Receive quick advice without scheduling an appointment.

Why meet with a career advisor?

  • Understand your interests, skills, personality traits, and work values through self-assessment.
  • Hone your research skills in order to explore career and advanced degree options.
  • Choose a major, concentration, or advanced degree that aligns with your career goals.
  • Learn effective search strategies in order to attain internships and jobs.
  • Enhance your application materials, including resumes, cover letters, and portfolios.
  • Refine your professional image and effectively present yourself during networking events and interviews.
  • Evaluate job offers and compensation packages and sharpen your negotiation skills.