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Job & Internship Fair

Who? Students and alumni
What? 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 surveys that ours is the best organized and executed fair in the region.
When? Late September and late March of each academic year; employer registration opens several months in advance.
Where? Bender Arena, Main Campus

A student talks to a professor at the public health networking reception in Constitution Hall, East Campus

Student-Alumni Networking Receptions

Who? Students and alumni
What? 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
When? Four receptions per academic year, typically in October, November, February, and March
Where? East Campus

Two students work together at a table during C2C

C2C: Class to Career Intensive

Who? Students and recent grads
What? 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.
When?

  • 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

Where? East Campus and off-campus

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NY Intensive

Who? Students and alumni
What? 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. All participants are responsible for making travel and lodging arrangements, as well as for all meals unless otherwise indicated in the final schedule.
When?

  • Early October - Information session
  • Late October - Applications accepted and confirmed
  • Late November/Early December - Orientation for admitted students
  • Second week of January - NY Intensive

Where? New York City

Media By Metro

Who? Students
What? 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.
When?

  • September - Applications accepted and confirmed on a rolling basis.
  • Mid-October - Media by Metro program

Where? Washington, D.C.