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Investing in Your Student

Find information and resources here to help you support your Kogod student during their first year at American University.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where should my student go if he/she isn't feeling well?
Students can go to the Health Center (202) 885-3651 or the Counseling Center (202) 885-3500 for assistance.

Who should my student talk to if he/she is struggling with a class?
Recommend that they speak with their professor, go to the teaching assistant (TA), or attend Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions. More information can be found on the Academic Support and Access Center website. Additionally, they can also approach their Academic Advisor for more guidance.

My student wants to get involved, volunteer, and meet people - where can he/she start?
Recommend that they go to the Kogod Leadership and Applied Business (K-LAB), Student Activities, join an intramural team at the sports center, or speak with their Peer Mentor.

Where should my student start if he/she wants to explore DC?
Downtown Washington, D.C. is only minutes from main campus. There is a university-run shuttle service that can transport students from campus to the Tenleytown metro station. Also, Student Activities has structured events all semester.

What if my student wants to be more challenged?
Recommend that they meet with the Honors' Department.

What if my student wants to switch majors, add a minor, or transfer?
Recommend your student meets with his/her advisor to discuss this decision. To find more information, visit Kogod's Undergraduate Advising website.

What if my student wants an internship?
Students can attend Kogod Center for Career Development (KCCD) events or make an appointment with the KCCD to strategize on attaining an internship. For details, visit the Center for Career Development website.

What if my student wants to go abroad?
Recommend that they visit the Global Learning website to see which programs are available.

Stay Involved

Use the link below to learn more about how you can stay involved.

Career Development