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Oral Communication


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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The #1 skill employers want

"Must have strong oral and written communication skills.”

If you’ve searched for a job or internship, you’ve seen this requirement in one form or another. According to the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), the ability to communicate orally is the number one competency sought by employers.

So, what does it mean to have strong oral communication skills, and how does your degree prepare you to use oral communication skills in the workplace? The good news is that your American University degree and campus experiences do develop this skill, whether you’ve majored in the liberal arts and sciences or business.

Keep reading on the My Career Advisor blog.

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