John advises graduate students in the School of International Service as well as all AU students pursuing international internships. His primary function is to work with students in individual sessions on applications for internships, jobs and fellowships. He also leads the Career Center SIS Team, which develops programs for SIS students, including the Alumni in the Atrium series and networking receptions.
John believes that achieving career success after graduation from AU depends largely on activities undertaken during one’s time on campus—through internships, student organization involvement, participation in conferences and seminars in Washington, D.C., and networking with alumni and other students, faculty and staff.
John’s professional experience includes two stints at federal government agencies, serving as program manager for an educational nonprofit, and teaching English in Japan.
DegreesMA, Communication, University of Hawaii
MA, Education, Stanford University
BA, Government and French, Oberlin College
Favorite Spot on Campus:Pathway between Kogod and Battelle-Tompkins
Book Currently Reading:Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking by Susan Cain
Languages Spoken:French, Japanese (and a smattering of Thai and Indonesian)
- Career Center
- Butler Pavilion - 5th Floor
- MWTh 8:30 to 5:30, Tue 12 to 8, Fri 9 to 1
- LinkedIn profile
Partnerships & Affiliations
Career Directors Group (2008-present)
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Certified Practitioner, 2009-Present