Career Advising

When it comes to career advising, we want to see you early and often. From discussing career goals to offering advice on networking, and from first résumé review to mid-career strategy setting, we provide personalized support to help you pursue a career that meets your goals, even as those goals change over time.

Schedule an Appointment

Undergraduate Students

Schedule a 45-minute in-person, phone, or Skype appointment.

Drop-in advising will be shifted to email until in-person classes resume. Students with quick, general questions on résumés, cover letters, and internship/job search strategy can email siscareer@american.edu.

Schedule appointment

Graduate Students

Schedule a one hour in-person, phone, or Skype appointment.

Drop-in advising will be shifted to email until in-person classes resume. Students with quick, general questions on résumés, cover letters, and internship/job search strategy can email siscareer@american.edu.

Schedule appointment

Appointment Availability

Unfortunately, at certain points in the semester, our career advisors' schedules can fill up a week or two in advance. Please plan ahead: don't wait until the day before an application is due or the last month of your last semester to contact us. If you need immediate assistance, please stop by our weekly drop-in hours in the SIS Atrium. If you cannot make it to drop-ins, you may email us at siscareer@american.edu, and we will do what we can to help.

Career Advising in Downtown DC

For students and alumni who can't get to campus because of an internship or job, we spend the last Friday of each month at an office location in downtown DC. Email David Fletcher, Senior Career Advisor, at fletcher@american.edu to schedule an appointment. Career Advising in Downtown DC will resume in Fall 2020.

SIS Career No-Show Policy

Outside of sudden illness or other emergency, we expect students to honor their commitments and show up for the appointments and events they sign up for. Students who accumulate three (3) no-shows will be suspended from further use of our services and must schedule a meeting with Shaine Cunningham, Director of Career Education and Employer Relations, to discuss their absences and regain access.