Career Center Operating Updates

In this time of uncertainty and stress, the Career Center is still here for you. Our staff are working tirelessly to ensure you can access our appointments, workshops, and employer events online. Please see below for the most up to date information about the status of our operations.

  • Our hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern (some appointments may be available outside of these hours).
  • Email (careercenter@american.edu) is our primary means of communication. Please allow 48-72 business hours for a response as email traffic has increased.
  • Career advising appointments are taking place through Skype. You can schedule an appointment in Handshake and create a free account in Skype.
  • In place of drop-in hours, we are offering 15-minute express appointments Monday-Thursday, between 2 and 4 p.m. Book an express appointment with a career advisor up to one day in advance.  
  • Our Spring Job & Internship Fair will take place online on Friday, May 15th. Many of our other employer recruiting events have also moved to virtual platforms, and our online workshops are in development.
  • We are sharing updates in Handshake, through social media (@AUCareerCenter on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), and in our Monday Recruiting Newsletter. 
  • We have added and are updating a Career Planning and COVID-19 Resources page with relevant articles and advice.

Please be safe and well, and let us know what questions you have. We are here!

Learn more about the University's response to COVID-19.

Contact Us

Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Contact:
Fernando, Gihan S
Executive Director

Butler Pavilion, Room 5th Floor

Career Center 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016-8033-8011 United States

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Upcoming Events

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If an EIR is full or if you cannot attend the virtual date, still click 'Apply' in Handshake and a copy of your resume will be sent to the employer.

4/14 | MDW Communications Office Hours

4/23 | Federal Emergency Management Agency (slots open April 9)

4/28 | U.S. Department of State (slots open April 14)

6/12 | Google (slots open May 29) 

Military Recruiting on the AU Campus

Career Guides by Major

Not sure what your career path might be, or how your major can help you get there? Use our career guides to explore the skills you'll develop through your coursework, how you can apply them in a variety of fields, and where to learn more about industries related to your major.

Explore Career Guides

Alumnifire

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

Join Alumnifire

Career Center Library

The Career Resource Library contains more than 400 books and 17 periodicals. Come browse our collection and check materials out for up to four weeks. Enjoy free coffee and tea and a quiet place to work. Receive immediate support from trained peer advisors.

Alumni

Ugoeze's Story: World Bank

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Learn how SIS alumna Ugoeze Achilike (SIS/BA '17) landed a full-time, paid position at the World Bank Visitor Center after getting her foot in the door as a volunteer.

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Alumni

What Students Have to Say: Dira Hanifah

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Alum and former international student Dira (CAS/BA '18) talks about meeting with Career Center advisor Marie for mock interviewing, and about recognizing and talking about your skills.