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Alumni

What Students Have to Say: Dira Hanifah

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Alum and former international student Dira (CAS/BA '18) talks about meeting with Career Center advisor Marie for mock interviewing, and about recognizing and talking about your skills.

Alumni

Ugoeze's Story: World Bank

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Learn how SIS alumna Ugoeze Achilike (SIS/BA '17) landed a full-time, paid position at the World Bank Visitor Center after getting her foot in the door as a volunteer.

Alumni

Ugoeze's Story, Part 2: LinkedIn & Networking

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SIS alumna Ugoeze Achilike shares how to network like a pro. In our last video, Achilike detailed how she was able to land a full- time paid position at the World Bank. In this video, she shares with us the importance of being bold and reaching out to people in your industry, as well as how to do it effectively.

Student

Alain's Story: Obama Foundation Internship

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Alain discusses what he learned as an AU student and through his internship at The Obama Foundation. Apply for internships at Obama.org/internship. Highlights: 4:39 What was it like working at the Obama Foundation? 7:23 Meeting Barack Obama and shaking his hand

Doctoral student lands job with East West Center

Marie, my career advisor, helped me fully prepare for my interview.

I reached out to Marie Spaulding (career advisor for CAS) to ask if she could give me a mock interview for this job. Even though she wasn’t in the office that day, she swiftly responded encouraging me to schedule an appointment. Marie challenged me by asking many questions that I was not prepared for and provided helpful suggestions that addressed my concerns and weaknesses pertaining to this specific interview. This interview considerably strengthened my confidence, which is one crucial factor that helped me perform well in the real interview.

Event

Bobbie's Story: NY Career Intensive

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Learn more about the NY Intensive from Bobbie Semple, who landed her dream job at MWW PR after making a connection with an AU alum on last year's trip! 

Winner of a Rangel Fellowship

I wanted to pursue a career in public service as a Foreign Service Officer.

"Growing up in the Virgin Islands, I experienced firsthand how climate change impacts the most susceptible individuals. Experiencing these environmental pressures fostered my dedication to environmental activism and my desire to help those who are similarly affected. The Rangel Fellowship presented an amazing opportunity to finance graduate school and an avenue into an impactful career working to prevent environmental degradation. The Office of Merit Awards helped me prepare a competitive application and provided continuous support during the process."

Office of Merit Awards Stats

number 2 for Boren Scholars & Fellows combined

55 Fulbright Scholars since 2013

127 recipients, alternates, and finalists for nationally competitive scholarships (2017-18)