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Signature Programs and Events

Job & Internship Fair

Audience
Students and alumni
Timeline
Late September and late March of each academic year; employer registration opens several months in advance.
Location
Bender Arena, Main Campus
Description
Each semester, the AU Job & Internship Fair attracts more than 140 public, private, and nonprofit organizations eager to recruit AU students and alumni. The AU Job and Internship Fair is open to AU students and alumni and registered employers only. Employers frequently commented on feedback surverys that ours is the best organized and executed fair in the region.

Student-Alumni Networking series

Audience
Students and alumni
Timeline
Four receptions per academic year, typically in October, November, February, and March
Location
East Campus
Description

Each year we host a series of networking receptions based on hot-button industries. Even if you are not hiring, attend a relevant reception to share your story, impart advice, and otherwise help guide AU students as they explore their career options. This year’s receptions are:

  • Human Security (including National and Cyber Security, Intelligence, & Counterterrorism), October 2, 2018
  • Public Health, Health Policy, & the Sciences, November 8, 2018
  • Education, Service, & Social Equity, January 30, 2019
  • Energy, Environment, & Sustainability, April 9, 2019

If you would like to attend as an industry representative or alumni employer, please contact Charley Fogel

C2C: Class to Career Intensive

Currently accepting applications for January 2019 in Handshake!

Audience
Students and recent grads
Timeline
Late October/Early November - Information sessions
Early November - Applications accepted and confirmed on a rolling basis. Apply early!
Early December - Final admission decisions made
Second week of January - C2C Intensive
Location
East Campus and off-campus
Description
C2C is a free, three-day pre-semester program that helps undergraduate students connect the dots between the skills they learn in the classroom and the top skills employers seek. It features workshops, employer site visits, alumni networking, mock interviews, and an etiquette dinner. Meals are included and residence halls will be open.

NY Intensive

Audience
Students and alumni
Timeline
Early October - Information session
Late October - Applications accepted and confirmed
Late November/Early December - Orientation for admitted students
Second week of January - NY Intensive
Location
New York City
Description
Designed for career exploration and in-depth networking, the trip offers a select cohort of up to 25 students exposure to career paths and industry trends as well as exclusive access to AU alumni living and working in New York City. Attend in-depth site visits with a range of organizations over the course of the two days and have the opportunity to engage with New York-based alumni at a student-alumni networking event on January 8th. All participants are responsible for making travel and lodging arrangements, as well as for all meals unless otherwise indicated in the final schedule.

Media By Metro

Audience
Students
Timeline
September - Applications accepted and confirmed on a rolling basis.
Mid-October - Media by Metro
Location
Washington, D.C.
Description
Learn about media careers on this one-day program during fall break. Meet AU alumni and media professionals. Explore the broad reach of communication careers. Past site visits include National Geographic, NPR, Edelman, Bloomberg BNA, Discovery, Interface Media Group, Porter Novelli, POLITICO, and others.

Eagle Internship Fund

Audience
Students
Timeline
Description
Since 2014, the EIF has provided funding for 300+ high-need students to participate in unpaid internship programs.

Student Eligibility

Students who are enrolled current semester with senior, junior, or sophomore status (by credit), and who are financially eligible for the current semester as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.

  1. Minimum GPA of 2.5 at the time of application
  2. All applicants must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University.
  3. Recipients will be selected based on a combination of factors, with priority given to seniors and then juniors who have not yet received an Eagle Internship support payment.

Internship Eligibility

Unpaid non-credit internships* with the following organizations are eligible for consideration:

  1. Government (US Federal, State, County, City)
  2. Nonprofits/Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  3. International/overseas internships are eligible provided they meet the above criteria (cannot be with a for-profit company for instance)
  4. Students must not be pursuing AU academic credit for an internship to be eligible. For-credit internships are not able to be supported by this Fund.
  5. Continuing or ongoing internships are eligible, but completed internships cannot be funded retroactively
  6. You must participate in the internship described in your application for at least 160 hours during the semester for which you apply.

*Minimal compensation such as an employer-provided stipend for transportation or food does not disqualify an internship.

Professional Development Fund

Audience
Students
Timeline
Description
The Professional Development Fund assists high-need students with career-related necessities such as business attire, travel costs to interviews, and attending professional conferences.