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VIRTUAL AU Job & Internship Fair

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Virtual Job & Internship Fair in Spring 2021 - Date TBD

Recruit AU Students & Alumni

AU will host its next Job & Internship Fair in Spring 2021 - Date TBD - typically the last Wednesday in March from 1:00 - 4:00 pm ET, in partnership with Handshake. Connect with our talented AU students and alumni from all over the U.S. and the world. The fair is open to AU students and alumni and registered employers only.

This fair connects representatives from many companies, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies with students and alumni from a variety of disciplines within AU's:

Registration Fees

Nonprofit Organization
Fee: $175 

Government Agency
Fee: $300 

For-profit Organization
Fee: $425 

Last day for cancellation/refund for spring 2021 fair: TBD

Employer Registration & Fair Preparation

Please ensure all participating representatives from your organization review the information below:

AU will partner with Handshake to host our virtual job & internship fair. Review Handshake's Virtual Fair Training for Employers here. 

Handshake virtual fair platform allows you to host: 

  • Up to 100 organization representatives
  • 18 1:1 appointments - per representative
  • 6 30-min group sessions at 50 attendees each

The fair registrant must invite representatives, create group sessions & 1:1 appointments. If sessions are not created and if reps do not claim their schedules, candidates will have nothing to sign up for and you will have no candidate interactions with during the fair.

Registrant's Terms of Agreement Policy

You, as the fair registrant, are responsible for abiding by the following policies:

PAYMENT DEADLINE POLICY: All payments must be received by: the Friday following the fair.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: If your organization needs to withdraw from the fair, you must notify Elaine Salisbury, Employer Relations Specialist, via email by the Friday two weeks before fair date. No refunds will be granted after this date.

NO SHOW POLICY: If representatives are unable to attend the virtual fair at the last minute, your organization will be responsible for paying the registration fee in full.

Only organizations with accounts in good standing will be eligible to participate in campus recruiting activities in the future.


Any violation of our employer recruiting policies or online career services Terms of Service may result in a sanction against the organization.  Examples of recruiting violations may include but are not limited to:  disclosure of student information, unprofessional or inappropriate conduct with students, or mass-emailing to faculty, staff, students or alumni.

An organization that commits a violation of American University Recruiting Policies will receive notice of the violation.  In addition to issuing the notice, American University may also impose a sanction against the organization for the violation. Sanctions imposed may result in the following: 1) issuance of a warning letter, 2) suspension of recruiting privileges at American University for a designated period, or 3) termination of recruiting privileges.   In the event of a suspension, the sanctioned organization may request reinstatement of recruiting privileges shortly before expiration of the designated sanction period. The request for reinstatement shall include information on how the organization will avoid any future occurrences of the violation sanctioned and detail what, if any, procedures the organization will employ to avoid any future violation of American University Recruiting Policies. Upon review of the request for reinstatement, American University will send a written notification of reinstatement and the effective date of the reinstated recruiting privileges.

Any sanction may be appealed to the Executive Director of the American University . The Executive Director will review the appeal and determine whether the sanction will be affirmed, modified, or reversed.   Upon such determination, the Executive Director will send written notification of the decision to the organization.

For all other questions, contact Elaine Salisbury, employer relations specialist.

Handshake Virtual Fair Tips

Handshake virtual fair trainings for employers:

Recording of Handshake's Virtual Fair Employer Training

Virtual Fairs in Handshake A Guide for Employers

Creating A Schedule For Virtual Fair

Video How to Set a Schedule for a Virtual Fair

Claiming & Participating in a Schedule

Schedule Management

Handshake Video Requirements & Troubleshooting

Remember: Each employer may invite up to 100 representatives to join the fair to host group sessions and 1:1 appointments. Now everything is virtual, consider increasing the number of representatives attending our fair! This will increase the number of interactions you will have with candidates.  AU alumni, newly hired young professionals or high-level leaders could assist with group sessions or 1:1 appointments.

Handshake Virtual Fair FAQs


Contact Elaine Salisbury, Employer Relations Specialist, at 202-885-1852.