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Contact:
Moye, Christina Noami
Administrative Assistant

Battelle Tompkins, Room 168

CAS Undergraduate Advising 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016-8012 United States

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Exploration Week February 24-28, 2020

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Accessibilty

American University is committed to providing accessible programs and services.

For accommodations, please contact asac@american.edu.

Monday, February 24

Battelle Atrium

Come enjoy some free food, ask pressing questions to upperclassmen in the program, and meet our wonderful faculty.

MCK 101

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.

Battelle 228

Find out about our faculty, course offerings and enjoy delicious pastires!

Tuesday, February 25

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

SIS 112

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.

Battelle Atrium

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!

SIS Atrium

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!

MGC 247

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.

MGC 330N

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.

Wednesday, February 26

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 smitc@american.edu.

MCK 100

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

Hurst 102

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.)

DMTI 111

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.

SIS 300

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.

DMTI 111

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.

Thursday, February 27

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. 

SIS 300

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.

SIS Atrium

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.

Battelle 228

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! 

MGC 245

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.