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Critical Thinking/Analytical Reasoning


Career Center
Fax: 202-885-1861
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

Career Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8033-8011
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Critical Thinking and Analytical Reasoning

The successful candidate will…

“Provide research and analysis…”

“Experiment with new and creative ways to leverage our activities…”

“Analyze quantitative and qualitative data…”

If you have seen position descriptions with phrases like these, you are looking at jobs where you will be expected to demonstrate your critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills. So, what does it mean to have these skills, and how will you show an employer you fit the bill?

Your American University degree and extracurricular experiences have helped develop and demonstrate these skills, regardless of your major. Consider your academic experiences. If you have participated in academic research, classroom discussions, capstone projects, etc., you have demonstrated these skills. If you have created a program, hosted a fundraiser, or founded an organization you have also demonstrate these skills.