Come enjoy some free food, ask pressing questions to upperclassmen in the program, and meet our wonderful faculty.
The School of Communication (SOC) Diversity Committee strives to maintain a sustainable environment that welcomes and nurtures diversity in all aspects, including diversity within the School, student body, staff, faculty, curriculum and teaching, creative, scholarly and professional activity, and service. Come have lunch and chat about the diversity committee's work and engage in an informal dialogue.
MGC Rooms 2-4
Fast track your way to a Master's Degree. These degree programs allow accomplished undergraduates to complete both a Bachelor's and Master's at AU within a shorter amount of time than it would take to complete separate Bachelor's and Master's programs.
Find out about our faculty, course offerings and enjoy delicious pastires!
Kogod Student Lounge
Technology Day is a signature career event designed to bring together American University students, alumni, and employers with interests and experiences in the technology sector. The day includes a career preparation workshop, a career fair, two employer panels, and a networking reception. Register for each session you would like to attend.
- 9 a.m.: Technology Career Preparation Workshop
- 10 a.m.: Fireside Executive Chat with Michael Bush, CEO of Great Places to Work
- 12:30 p.m.: Career Fair
- 4 p.m.: Employer Panel #1 (**panelists will be updated as they are confirmed**)
- 5:30 p.m.: Employer Panel #2 (**panelists will be updated as they are confirmed**)
- 6:30 p.m.: Networking Reception
- Technology Day Event
Interested in a Masters degree from the School of International Service? Find out if the BA/MA in SIS the right opportunity for you and your career path. Students will have the opportunity to hear from Graduate Admissions, Graduate and Undergraduate Advising, and SIS Career Advising.
Come learn about majors, minors, electives and AU CORE classes with the Critical Race, Gender and Culture Studies Collaborative. Meet informally with professors and grab lunch too!
Meet SIS Student organizations! This is an opportunity to connect with various student orgs, learn more about what they do and how to get involved!
Open house event allowing students to explore opportunities in elementary and secondary education. Students may also discuss career opportunities with the School of Education academic advisors and placement coordinator who can provide field experience insights. Faculty and student ambassadors will represent their majors.
Don Meyers Building 203
This Q&A session will provide information regarding the dual-degree, combined plan engineering program option. During this session, you will have the opportunity to meet the Program Director, explore the program requirements and ask any questions that you might have. This unique opportunity is available to all AU students who desire to couple their AU undergraduate major with a B.S. degree in engineering from Columbia University.
Are you interested in learning more about the original Rainbow Coalition? Do you enjoy intellectual conversation over delicious pizza? Join the Sociology Department for a movie, a meal, and a meeting of the minds!
(This location can be found by using the elevator by the campus bookstore and taking it to the 3rd floor. Enter the stairwell towards MGC once off the elevator. MGC 330N will be on your right amidst faculty and staff offices.)
MGC 332 - Cancelled!
Anthropology majors and minors and anyone interested in anthropology or careers in the field are invited to a panel discussion with Anthropology alumni and faculty. Panelists will represent a variety of fields relating to anthropology. Get academic and career-related advice from professionals who have launched diverse and rewarding careers.
East Campus: Constitution Hall
Come learn about our new Masters Degree in Literature, Culture and Technology! This degree is open for students to consider as a combined Bachelor’s/Master’s student. This degree is designed to teach you how the deep study of literature, culture, and ideas interfaces with the increasingly digital professional world. We offer specialized tracks in interdisciplinary approaches to literature, culture, and writing; data and computer science; or game design.
Battelle Atrium - updated location!
Come learn about AU's programs in art history, design, and studio art. Snap a pic in the photo booth and let the fun begin!
Career Center Library, 5th Floor - Butler Pavilion
Stop by our workshop for tips and tricks on looking for a job or internship. We are going to walk through the 'Jobs' tab on Handshake, and how to apply filters. If time allows, we will also look at other search engines, such as LinkedIn or Indeed. If you wish to request disability-related accommodations or accessibility information, please contact Samantha Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come join us as we engage in a conversation about resumes, cover letters, and internship opportunities. We will be joined by a Career Advisor and a SOC Professor to discuss ways to prepare for career related opportunities.
Location: Battelle Atrium
Information session on Majors/Minors/Certificates/Abroad benefits
Come explore the life science majors (biology, chemistry, environmental studies, biochemistry, neroscience) and learn what careers are available! Information about careers in medicine, and how the premedical/prehealth program can help you prepare will also be discussed.
Butler Conference Room A
Overview of Econ programs with Q&A (Use Sports Center Elevator and take it to the 6th floor. Conference Room A is through the double doors.)
Jodi Goldberg from Wiley Rein LLP will talk about the pressing legal issues in space and how she ended up becoming a...Space Lawyer!
Location: Kogod Student Lounge
Come meet your Kogod professors outside of class! You will have the opportunity to enjoy casual conversation over light snacks with professors from various disciplines.
By now you might have a decent resume and know how to write cover letters. What’s next? In this session, David Fletcher and John Charles will show you concrete ways to build your professional network. We will help you brainstorm ideas and put into practice methods that will bring results. Topics will include techniques that are online (LinkedIn, AlumniFire) and offline (informational interviews, professor office hours). We will provide you scripts and talking points to help you feel confident in your approach. Before you leave, you will have an action plan.
Join the Physics Department for our 9th annual chili (and cornbread) cook-off! Meet other physics students, faculty, and staff while enjoying, and voting on, a variety of delicious chilis! Student entries are both welcome and encouraged.
Career Center Library, 5th Floor - Butler Pavilion
Visit the Career Center's Exploration Week Open House to learn how we can support your career journey at AU and beyond. Grab some Chipotle while exploring resources or chatting with staff and pick up a coupon (expires April 27th, 2020) for a FREE Strong or MBTI self-assessment before you leave.
This session is designed to explain and review the SIS regional focus requirement. We will discuss the various ways in which students can fulfill this degree requirement, identify the six designated regions of study, and highlight SIS course offerings, as well as those across campus that qualify for regional credit. The session will be led by the SIS Dean for Undergraduate Education in coordination with regional faculty experts, SIS Advising, and student representatives.
Location: Kogod Student Lounge
Join Kogod seniors for a panel discussion and conversation focused on tips and tricks to be successful. Topics will include job/networking advice, classes, student involvement, and more! Light refreshments will be served.
The Thematic Areas Fair is an opportunity to explore various paths in international service, learn about the topics and courses offered in each thematic area, and talk with SIS faculty about their research and areas of expertise.
Come in from the cold — enjoy baked goods & hot drinks with Jewish Studies faculty & students. Learn about our course offerings in history, literature, theatre, religion, gender studies & more!
Come meet with peer advisiors from each school to hear about best practices for making the most of your time at AU/in DC. They will discuss opportunities for academic success, the student experience and extracurriculars specific to each school. The final 30 minutes will be reserved for networking. Pizza will be served.
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM | MGC 200
Join alumnae who have pursued careers in the sciences as they share insights about their career paths, networking, and applying for jobs. Panelists will represent a variety of fields in the sciences. Open to all students regardless of major or gender identity.
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center
This fair features top employers recruiting students and alumni for internships and full-time jobs in the government, education and non-profit sectors. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about these careers and to network with employers. Registration opens on-site the day of the fair at 10:00 am
Only students or degreed alumni from American University, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College, The College of William & Mary, Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University's Harvard College, NYU, University of Virginia, University of Richmond, Swarthmore College, and Yale University are invited to attend.
12:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | GW’s Marvin Center
Join some of the hottest startups along with hundreds of the most entrepreneurial students from the greater DC area gather to network for future internships and job opportunities. This is your opportunity to utilize your elevator pitch and garner information on great internship and job opportunities with startup businesses in the DMV area.
Invited Schools: American University, Catholic University, George Mason University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, and Howard University
6:00 p.m. | MGC 200
Art History alumni will be speaking about their career paths and offering advice to current and prospective art history students:
- Brittney Bailey - Rytgers PhD program
- Allison Porambo - Gold Leaf Studios - conservation
- Fanna Gebreyesus - Glenstone - curatorial
- Caroline Marsh - National Gallery of Art - administrative
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. | Weschler Theater, MGC 315
Come watch “Hero With a Thousand Faces” with the Department of Health Studies. The Ebola Virus is the focus of this documentary. This event is co-sponsored by the Student PH Association.
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Hughes Formal Lounge
Offered annually in the spring, brings some of the most distinguished thinkers who are working on the frontiers of contemprary thought, and who are relevant to many disciplines.
2020 Keynote Speaker: Nkiru Nzegwu, SUNY Distinguished Professor at Binghamton University
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | SIS Founders Room
The annual Durfee lecture was initiated by a generous gift from Harold A. Durfee and Doris G. Durfee. Held every spring, the series provides our students and colleagues with the opportunity to meet distinguished thinkers.
2020 Keynote Speaker: Father Columba Stewart, this years Phi Beta Kappa fellow
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | SIS Founders Room
Representatives from embassies, state agencies and former AU students will come to share their experiences of how the ability to speak several languages has boosted their professional careers.
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | East Campus Commons at Constitution Hall
This reception will bring together students, alumni, employers, faculty, and staff from across campus working or interested in data and analytics, for an opportunity to grow your network, connect with fellow Eagles, and learn about job and internship opportunities. Check back often to see a live-update list of employers attending. Register for the event to be sure you receive information about each of the representatives, including alumni, who are dedicated to your success.
1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Bender Arena
Take advantage of having more than 140 public, private, and nonprofit employers recruiting on campus. AU students and alumni are encouraged to attend the Spring Job and Internship Fair to learn about full-time and part-time jobs and internships. Visit the fair web page for more information about registered employers as well as prep events and resources. Download the Career Fair Plus app for iOS or Android in your app store, then search for American University to view an interactive map, full list of employers, and more.
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. | Bender Arena Mezzanine
This mini-event will take place during the Spring Job & Internship Fair on Wednesday, April 8 in the Bender Arena from 2-2:45pm on the Mezzanine Level - overlooking the arena floor. This event will provide you with the opportunity to connect with employers looking to hire international students for U.S. or global jobs & internships. Ask employers for the inside scoop on the best ways to land a job or internship with their company and make connections with professionals in your desired field/s. Plan to attend the AU Job & Internship Fair and simply head to the mezzanine level from 2-2:45pm before or after you visit employers at the fair.