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As a graduate of American University, you may access unparalleled career services throughout your lifetime. Whether you reside inside or outside the Beltway, the Career Center is committed to helping you to manage your professional and academic pursuits.

Did you graduate from Kogod, SIS, or WCL? Access school-specific career services via the links below.

Kogod Center for Career Development (KCCD)

SIS Office of Career Development

WCL Office of Career & Professional Development


If you graduated more than one year ago from CAS, SOC, or SPA, you are invited to meet with our alumni career advisor, Anne Kirchgessner, for up to three 30-minute appointments at no charge.

Changing careers or finding work in a tight market can be challenging. Anne offers phone and in-person appointments each Wednesday from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. Schedule an appointment online or call 202-885-1804.


Use Handshake, your free and comprehensive career management tool, to search for jobs and internships specifically posted for AU alumni. To explore nationally competitive, merit-based scholarships that may enable you to study overseas, fund graduate education, or gain high-level work experience, search our National Scholarship Directory and learn more about the Office of Merit Awards.


Establish valuable connections with fellow alumni who may offer career advice or opportunities through the American University Alumni group in LinkedIn. Interact with the Career Center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Want to give back by mentoring, networking, or sharing your professional experience with students? Take a look at some of the ways alumni can volunteer and get in touch with Alumni Relations to get started.


Participate in free events and programs to advance your job search and network with alumni and employers. Consult the calendar for upcoming job and internship fairs, networking receptions, employer information sessions, workshops, and presentations.

Check Upcoming Events on the alumni association site to find online networking events and career building opportunities.