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Katherine Stahl

Executive Director-Career Center Career Center

Katherine has led the Career Center as Executive Director since l998. From 1991 to 1998, she directed internships and cooperative education in the Center. She has presented at numerous conferences, but is most energized when meeting students and alumni and hearing about their successes in internships, jobs, and nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. She is passionate about the perpetual search for new ways to improve student services and is proud of her fabulous staff. Katherine is also committed to advancing volunteerism and currently leads a large college/university coalition as part of the Brookings Initiative to double the number of Americans volunteering abroad by 2010.
Before coming to AU, Katherine worked primarily in the nonprofit sector, leading program development and fundraising for organizations, including the Children’s Defense Fund, National Gardening Association, and The Year of American Craft. She also spent five years working at the University of Vermont.


MEd, Counseling and Higher Education Administration, University of Vermont
BA, English, University of Vermont

Favorite Spot on Campus
Quad in spring, Amphitheater at opening convocation
Book Currently Reading
Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson and David O. Relin
Career Center
Butler Pavilion - 5th Floor
Contact Info
(202) 885-1829 (Work)
(202) 885-1804 (Office)

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AU Expert

Area of Expertise: Career decision-making assistance, job search coaching, graduate school advising, expert career advising services

Additional Information: Katherine Stahl
has more than 35 years in the fields of education and nonprofit management. She has served as a county extension agent and assistant professor of extension education; and as a director of education and development for a national environmental nonprofit organization. She also directed the fund-raising efforts for other nonprofits before coming to American University in l991. In l998, she became executive director of the American University Career Center.

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