American University’s Career Center provides a variety of assistance to job searching students. Whether you would like an individual advising appointment with a career advisor, use the Center’s library at your leisure, or use the Center’s considerable online resources, you will certainly find a way that suits your career development needs. Click here to see where previous MIS graduates work (PDF).
Beyond one on one advising, the Career Center provides an array of online tools to meet students professional development needs. By logging in to American University’s CareerWeb, you can access thousands of listings posted exclusively for American University students and alumni. Explore this database for year-round information on employers, jobs and substantive internships.
Build the Optimal Resume
If you need to overhaul an outdated resumé or want to build a new resumé for a new career path, this online tool will help you create a new resumé tailored to your needs. Additionally, the tool contains downloadable resumé samples that can be modified using your own information.
The Vault Online Library
The Vault accessed through American University’s CareerWeb provides a large number of e-books on a variety of career related subjects. Students can also find detailed information on industries, professions, and relevant companies. Moreover, the “Day in the Life of...” blog posts offer an inside look at the day-to-day duties of different careers and professions.
Self-Assessment and Exploration
The process of self-assessment can help students to identify careers that suit their interests, skills, personality traits, and work values. They may do this informally by talking with academic and career advisors, professors, family members, and friends. They may also do this formally by utilizing popular self-assessment tools that offer suggestions (not answers) for them to consider when selecting their career path. Learn More.
InterviewStream is a tool students can use to practice their interviewing skills and elevator pitches with a webcam and feedback from a career advisor. The tool can be accessed through American University’s CareerWeb.
Living and Working Abroad
Going Global, a comprehensive online tool that can be accessed through American University’s CareerWeb, provides a vast amount of information about living and working abroad, as well as working in the US. Users will find country-specific Visa and employment information in addition to a job search engine. The job search engine is also connected to popular employment sites such as Ideaslist.org and Devex. Going Global is a useful tool not only for international students but also for American students looking for jobs abroad and in the US.
Glassdoor.com allows students to see salaries, potential interview questions, and much more. Students can access the full site through the Career Center; the access point is all the way on the bottom right.
Jobs and Internships
Access thousands of listings posted exclusively for American University students and alumni in American University’s CareerWeb. Search year-round for substantive internships and full-time jobs in this robust database managed by the Career Center.