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Alumni ·

American University Offers ICF-Accredited Executive Coaching Program

On February 12th, 2018, American University’s School of Professional & Extended Studies will begin the fourth cohort of Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance (LCOP), an International Coach Federation (ICF) Accredited Coach Training Program.
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Alumni ·

Here are our Top 10 News Stories of 2017

Our students lobbied in Congress, visited economists at the World Bank, advocated for veterans’ rights, and so much more.
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Alumni ·

Becoming Lucius25: What to Know Before Attending our Crucial Conversations Event

The School of Professional & Extended Studies sits down with spoke word artist Theo Wilson and Washington Post reporter Peter Holley to talk race, politics, and the internet age.
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Alumni ·

To Learn the Art of Political Lobbying, this Alumnus has Words of Advice

Washington Semester Program alumnus, Gil Ruiz, credits his Sustainable Development Professor, Dr. Heather Heckel, and his experience in DC overall as a huge boost to his career preparedness. Read his story!
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On Campus ·

SOC Professor Offers 7 Tips for a Successful Life

SOC's Chris Palmer previews his Design Your Life for success series of courses, which begins October 19.
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Alumni ·

For Human Resources Professionals, American University has Launched Several Career-Advancing Initiatives

AU’s School of Professional & Extended Studies Has Launched a Milestone Partnership with SHRM to Accelerate Career Success for HR Professionals
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Alumni ·

Doing it for the Story: WSP Alum Ben Thomas Helps Celebrate 20 years of Local Art in DC - One Storyteller at a Time

WSP Alum Ben Thomas is helping celebrate 20 years at DC-based Story District and 70 years with the Washington Semester Program. Here's his story.
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Alumni ·

Need a Job Right After College? One Student Says WSP was her Bridge to Professional Achievement

Meg Cusik, a Washington Semester Program alumna, credits WSP for setting her up for success in her first full-time communications job.
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Alumni ·

International WSP Student Recalls Covering the Election in DC

One student from Germany recalls his WSP semester as an experience that prepared him for success in his journalism career.
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Graduate Professional Studies alum, David Thurkill, poses in front of a white wall in business attire.

Alumni ·

IMF Employee Celebrates AU’s Graduate Professional Studies Program for Giving Him ‘a Foothold in Washington’

Graduate Professional Studies alumnus David Thurkill found the clarity he needed for a successful career path through a competitive internship and academic seminar.
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