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Job & Internship Fair

Who? Students and alumni

What? Each semester, the AU Job & Internship Fair attracts 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 comment 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? In 2021, the event will take place on Handshake

Industry Focus Events

Who? Students and alumni

What? Each year we host a series of industry-focused events. Even if you are not hiring or looking for a job, attend a relevant event to network with fellow Eagles, share or seek industry advice, and more. This year’s industries are:

When? Three-four industries per academic year, typically in October, November, February, and March
Where? Main Campus or East Campus, virtually in 2020 & 2021

NY Intensive

Apply for the 2021 Virtual NY Career Intensive. The application will be open between December 9, 2020 and January 15, 2021 at 12 p.m. 

Who? Current AU students and alumni May 2019-May 2020
What? Designed for career exploration and networking, this year's virtual NY Career Intensive trip will take place online! The program will offer students exposure to career paths in marketing and communication fields, industry trends, and alumni networking. The three virtual site visits will focus on PR & media firms, communication, marketing, television, and/or film. 

All participants must attend the "How to Prepare for Virtual Networking Opportunities" workshop and at least one virtual site visit (participants are welcome to attend all three). 

Participant resumes from each virtual site visit will be included in a resume book for the specific panel they attend. 

Attend the Marketing & Communication Fair on February 25 for additional opportunities to network with employers and alumni.  


  • December 9, 2020 - January 15 - Applications open on Handshake
  • January 27, 2021 - Applicants notified of their status
  • February 2021 - Weekly virtual site visits with employers
  • February 25, 2021 - Marketing & Communication Fair 

Where? Zoom

2021 Virtual New York Career Intensive FAQS

What is the annual NY Career Intensive? 

The NY Career Intensive trip is an annual trip, during early January, to NYC to visit organizations related to media and entertainment companies. 2021 marks the 16th year in a row that events have been scheduled. Any AU student, sophomore to senior and graduate students, are able to apply and join the trip to visit nine sites in three days to learn about what it’s like to work in the field, what life is like at the various organizations, and they succeeded. There is also time to network with alumni and professionals. The trip primarily hosts SOC students, though the application is open to all eligible AU students. 

How is this year's NY Career Intensive different from a typical year? 

This year, given the safety precautions surrounding COVID-19, the trip will not happen in person, but through a virtual panel series over several days in the month of February. These panels will be informative and interactive and offer opportunity for you to connect and follow up. 

Who is eligible to participate?

All current students are eligible to register to participate through Handshake. A small committee, made of professors and Career Center Staff, will review all submissions and reach out with details for how to participate. Specific details are listed in the Handshake posting (Handshake Posting ID#: 4226105) 

What should I do to apply?

Make sure you have your resume is updated and ready to submit with your short statement of purpose before the deadline on January 15. Once formally invited to attend, participants will attend one of the two prep sessions run by Prof. Sarah Menke-Fish, Prof. Scott Talan, and SOC Career Advisor Julia Beyer. Prep sessions will be offered on January 26 at 12:00PM and February 4 at 6:00PM. 

What employers are participating? 

We look forward to hosting panels with CNN, MWWPR, & AMC Network. (Nickelodeon is pending.)
Virtual Site Visit #1: CNN, February 5 @ 2:00PM
Virtual Site Visit #2: MWWPR, February 11 @ 11:00AM
Virtual Site Visit #3: AMC Network, February 15 @ 11:00AM

Will I be able to network with employers? 

Yes, students will have a chance at the end of the panel to network at the guidance of the moderator. Here is the schedule for each panel: 

  • Students arrive 15 minutes prior to start of panel.
  • Panel runs approximately one hour.
  • Networking will begin at the conclusion of the panel. 

Will I get a job offer if I participate? 

This program is considered educational and focuses on career exploration. While this is not formally a recruiting event, all students who attend the panels will be included in the resume book for that specific organization, sent to their HR team and our alumni connections. Participants attending multiple panels will be included in multiple resume books. Students who have participated in past programs have indeed been offered paid internships, fellowships, and jobs. But again, the objective of the NYCI is for you to learn, explore, and meet. 

In the statement of purpose, do my career goals have to align exactly? 

The purpose of the trip, and this year’s Panel Series, is to help students explore and be exposed to high-level employers in the communications industry. In your statement of purpose, you should make a case for how the program could potentially benefit you, but we understand that career goals are always evolving and changing. 

Do I have to attend all employer sessions? 

Students will review the schedule and determine which sessions they are interested in attending. Participants may wish to only attend one panel, or they may choose multiple events. Each panel will be one hour, with a pre 15 minute check-in, and post 15 minute networking built in. The choice is yours. 

What is the time commitment?

Students who are invited and accepted will attend a prep session (as noted above) to talk through how the sessions will function, professional expectations, and how to prep with research and questions. The prep session is designed to help you succeed and answer any questions. Each panel will be one hour, with a pre 15 minute check-in, and post 15 minute networking built in.