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Career Support for Students

ALUMNI NETWORK

The SIS community includes over 20,000 alumni around the world. Whether you are learning about career options, trying to meet people who work in your target field, or searching for a new job, our alumni network can serve as a source of guidance and support. We offer many opportunities for students and alumni to connect at career events and other school-sponsored programs. We also provide space to share ideas and connect via the "American University School of International Service (official)" LinkedIn group. Look us up and join today!

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AU CAREERWEB

AU CareerWeb is a password-protected database where students can apply for thousands of full- and part-time jobs and internships, receive automatic alerts when new positions that match your search criteria are posted, save application materials in one place, appear in resume books available to employers, and RSVP for career events hosted by the school and university. For assistance, call the central career center at 202-885-1804.

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CAREER ADVISING

Students can schedule a one-on-one in-person, phone, or online meeting with a career advisor at any point during their program. We offer support in resume/cover letter writing, career exploration, career planning, internships, interview preparation, offer negotiation, networking, job search strategy, and other career concerns.

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CAREER EVENTS

We organize a series of on-campus and online events for students to learn about career options, sharpen professional skills, and meet people working in their target fields. These events include a variety of workshops, panels, and site visits designed specifically for SIS students, as well as our annual events: the SIS Site Visit Program in August, a networking reception in February, Mock Interview Madness in March, and a series of in-depth industry boot camps in January. All require an RSVP in AU CareerWeb as a courtesy to presenters.

CAREER RESOURCE LIBRARY

We maintain an online Career Resource Library that holds a selection of self-service career tools and resources relevant to pursuing careers in international affairs. Here you can find answers to common career questions and download resources like resume templates, career guides, email templates, and more. The site is password protected, and the password is shared with students in career advising appointments and via the career advising team's weekly career emails.

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CAREER NEWS

The SIS career advising team sends weekly emails to promote upcoming career events and application deadlines and to share select job and internship postings. These emails are the best way to stay up-to-date with the latest career news. New students are automatically added to our email lists. Alumni may subscribe to the list by sending their first and last name, academic program, and graduation year to sisgradcareer@american.edu or sisundergradcareer@american.edu.

FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION SUPPORT

Nationally competitive, merit-based scholarships offer students the means to accomplish a variety of goals, including studying abroad, funding graduate education, and gaining high-level work experience. The Office of Merit Awards can help students identify fellowships and assist with the application process.

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MOCK INTERVIEWS

Mock interviews offer students a chance to practice and gain confidence in their interviewing skills during a formal interview "dry-run." Mock interviews can take place during scheduled appointments and Mock Interview Madness.

RESUME REVIEWS

A well-written resume opens the door for you to meet and interview with employers. Resume reviews can take place during scheduled appointments, at drop-in career advising, or by email. Templates are available online and must be used to make revisions before submitting documents. Students must meet with a career advisor prior to requesting a review via email. Please allow at least one week for feedback on resumes sent via email.