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Student-Alumni Programs

Explore opportunities for engagement with alumni.

The Alumni Association develops programs and services that connect students and alumni for networking, mentoring, and social engagement, enhancing and supporting the student experience. Through meaningful interaction between students and alumni, we can inspire learning and encourage lasting relationships.

The Alumni Association hosts a variety of programs and initiatives for students and alumni to interact. Students benefit from the advice and guidance from experienced professionals and alumni remain connected to AU.

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Upcoming Events

Check out Alumni Association events for alumni, students, and the entire AU community happening soon!

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FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

Attend a Summer Welcome event with other incoming students. Attend events based on academic school, geographic region, and identity. Get to know fellow AU students and meet alumni! 

Learn more about the Alumni Association and Student-Alumni Programs during Orientation sessions.

Join the Alumni Association at various events throughout Move-In and All-American Welcome, including Convocation, Sophomore Welcome, and a Transfer Student Alumni Panel.

CURRENT STUDENT-ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Do you wonder if there are other AU students in your town, studying remotely? Would it be helpful to meet other Eagles who know what it's like to be "doing AU" in Texas, or Ohio, or Puerto Rico?  

Eagles Everywhere is a way to help AU get together, right where you're living. This is your platform; it's not a structured event, or part of a class, or another Zoom meeting. (Though of course you can meet up by Zoom if you like!) It's a way to find each other and reach out.  

There's also information on connecting with alumni and a number of ways for parents and families to meet and support each other. 

You're not alone in these challenging times. We're AU Together — and there are Eagles Everywhere! 

Fall 2022 Registration is Now Open!

Since 2010, the Dinner with Alumni program has become part of the AU experience. Last year, we connected over 650 students and alumni through virtual dinner conversations. This year, we hope to connect even more Eagles in-person and virtually! Let's continue the conversations, community-building, and mentorship.

American University students and alumni from across our schools and colleges are invited to come together for small group dinners and one-on-one conversations across the globe!  Sign up to be matched and participate in this AU tradition.

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Apply for funding and marketing support for student organizations to engage with alumni. Learn more. 

Connect with students and alumni with shared identities, interests, and careers. Alumni affinity groups and networks are here to support you now as students and motivate you for what alumni engagement looks like in the future! Check out our groups, scholarships, and upcoming events. 

Contact Edwina Simms, Senior Director for Multicultural and Affinity Alumni Engagement, esimms@american.edu, with questions. 

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Invite a staff member from the Alumni Association to your next student organization meeting. 

  • Learn about the Alumni Association and our resources. 

  • Connect with alumni of your organization.  

  • Collaborate on events.  

Contact us at alumni@american.edu to schedule.  

STUDENT-ALUMNI CAREER RESOURCES

Connect with AU alumni for help with everything from general career advice to job opportunities. Sign up with your LinkedIn or Facebook account.

AU’s official platform for posting and applying for job and internship opportunities. Start your search for your next opportunity! 

Did you know within one year of graduation, you can still schedule appointments with your academic school career advisor?

After one year, you will have access to an alumni career advisor, for life! Make an appointment on Handshake or by contacting the Career Center at careercenter@american.edu.

The Career Center and Alumni Association are partnering with academic programs across the university to provide a series of events aimed at connecting Eagles with one another and with employers and opportunities in various industries. Follow back this fall to see upcoming events.

FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS

Attend the Graduation Fair to enter to win a diploma frame sponsored by the Alumni Association! 

Make a gift and choose your legacy by giving to the area of campus that means the most to you. Give your class year (i.e. $20.22) to receive a medal from the Student Philanthropy Council to wear at Commencement. 

Any AU alumni who graduated in the last 10 years and lives in the DC or NYC metropolitan areas are welcome to engage with a Young Alumni Chapter. Both chapters sponsor social, cultural, and professional events and work with other affinity groups to create meaningful programs to enrich the lives of young alumni. Learn more about the Chapters.