Office of Career Engagement Updates

The Kogod Office of Career Engagement will continue to support our students’ career development while maintaining their safety and well-being by moving our services online. To best provide accessibility to our services and resources over the next few weeks, we will implement the following changes:

All career advising appointments will be conducted virtually. Handshake appointment confirmations will contain a Zoom link for your meeting. If you have difficulty locating the Zoom link or scheduling an appointment, contact kogodcareers@american.edu for assistance.

MS drop-in hours will continue from 12 to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, please email kogodcareers@american.edu for the Zoom link.

We are moving upcoming workshops online and will update the event details in Handshake accordingly.

Our Employer Relations team continues to work with employers recruiting Kogod students. Handshake will be regularly updated with available job and internship opportunities, and we will continue to host information sessions, panels, and other recruiting-related events virtually.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work through this together. Please check Handshake frequently for updates on programming and opportunities. We encourage students to continue submitting applications and expanding and engaging your professional networks. If you need help adapting your career strategy or have any other questions or concerns, please email kogodcareers@american.edu or schedule an appointment on Handshake.

The Kogod Office of Career Engagement

The Office of Career Engagement empowers students and alumni to build meaningful relationships and careers. We provide the guidance, skills and networking opportunities to turn aspirations into meaningful outcomes.

Students receive one-on-one guidance on relationship building, transitioning to new business jobs, crafting their resumes, and utilizing social media in their job searches. We also partner with employers to connect them with students and alumni who align with their professional needs.

The Office of Career Engagement helps build the path from passion to success, helping students, alumni and employers make informed and intentional career decisions.  

 

Career Planning during COVID-19

During this time of transition, we remain available to support you in navigating an internship or job search. Review the CAREER steps and resources below and stay connected via Facebook, Instagram, and our email digest.

your target function, industry, geographic preference

  • Skills Courses: Build skills using free and inexpensive courses
  • Micro-Internships: Consider a micro-internship. They are short-term, remote, and paid professional assignments that enable students to explore career paths while demonstrating skills and building their network. Projects are posted by companies from Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups, range from 5-40 hours total, and are similar to those given to new hires or interns International students, please note: micro-internships do not qualify for CPT or OPT. Learn more and apply at http://info.parkerdewey.com/american
  • Pro Bono Projects: Kogod has sourced a variety of projects across industries to help you gain experience and broaden your network. Reach out to Angela Petras, Director of Strategic Partnerships, for additional information

for jobs and internships

  • Handshake: Update your profile in our jobs/internship portal, where you can search for opportunities and be directly recruited by employers. Check the career center tab for additional resources, including our résumé template and guide
  • CareerShift: Aggregate jobs posted on individual company websites and job boards, and search by salary range and location. Find contact information and access in-depth information about companies. Access via Handshake>Career Center>Resources
  • GoinGlobal: Review career guides for countries and cities across the globe, search for international jobs and internships, and access database of domestic companies who have provided sponsorship. Access via Handshake>Career Center>Resources
  • LockIn U: Connect with global opportunities in China, India, Japan, Korea & Malaysia. Access via Handshake>Career Center>Resources
  • AstrumU: Apply for this AI powered platform matching students’ skills and interests with paid internship and full-time job opportunities. Sign-up here 

this is a time of transition

  • Schedule an appointment with a career advisor; we are here to support you and discuss your search! Access our appointment schedule via Handshake>Career Center>Resources
  • Review our Career Management Checklist to break your career management into actionable steps
  • Access mental health resources at COVID-19 Counseling Resources
  • Take mini breaks from your search by volunteering

with employers and alumni

  • Review and register for upcoming recruiting events
  • Join professional associations as a student member – gain access to new and diverse resources
  • Register for a free Forté Rising Star account and complete activities to earn a Women in Business Certificate and gain access to Forté’s growing networking of corporate partners. Access via Handshake>Career Center>Resources

available resources

out to your network

  • Build connections, via LinkedIn, with alumni who can provide career insight and support. Watch this tutorial from Jim Waite, Kogod’s Director of Alumni Relations
  • As you reach out and connect with your network – be sure to ask how they are managing through this time. Human connection is important for all of us
  • Connect with AU Alumni who have joined the AlumniFire platform to help students navigate opportunities in the real world

Questions?

Office of Career Engagement
Phone: (202) 885-1908
Email: kogodcareers@american.edu

Hours:
Monday through Friday,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Evening Hours by Appointment,
Monday through Thursday


Drop In Advising with a Peer Consultant:
Monday through Friday
from 1 to 4 p.m.