Employer and Alumni Opportunities

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Engage With Students

We are always looking for alumni and employers who want to meet and support SIS students.

This spring, SIS is hosting an on campus, Career Week during the week of February 27- March 3. Career Week will elevate professional development opportunities among students and engage the SIS community to celebrate opportunities for career advancement. Career Week will include a number of student engagement opportunities for alumni and employers. We are seeking volunteers to help our students develop their skills and find jobs/ internships suited to their unique SIS degrees. Some possible opportunities include:

  • conducting mock interviews to help students practice their skills
  • getting coffee with students for informational interviews about your work
  • recruiting for current openings with a booth at the SIS Job and Internship Fair.

Can’t come to campus? We’re partnering with alumni to host two programs that bring the students to you! Consider hosting an undergraduate Job Shadow student and provide an experiential learning opportunity that involves observing a working professional throughout their typical workday. Or, provide an in-person, in-depth look at your organization for a group of interested graduate students on an employer Site Visit. The Job Shadow and Site Visit programs are running during the week of March 13-17, so you won’t have to miss Career Week to participate!

Are you an employer who prefers a more intimate recruiting experience? Consider joining us for one of our Recruiter Networking Receptions at the end of April! Get to know our students on a personal level, with ample time to discuss your career opportunities, as you share a meal with interested students. Engage in conversation beyond what is possible at a fair booth and get to know everything SIS students have to offer. Reconnect with students you met at the SIS Job and Internship Fair or develop new relationships. You’ll meet current students who are about to graduate in just a few short weeks, as well as students preparing long-term to graduate next year, so bring your current openings and find the best candidate at an SIS Recruiter Networking Reception. Meet undergraduates on April 12 and graduate students on April 19.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities or if you have a different idea to get involved, please contact Claudia Coscia, Assistant Director of Career Outreach and Programming. We would love to hear from you!

Jobs & Internships

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If you have an internship, job, or other opportunity that you'd like promoted specifically to SIS graduate students, please send the description to siscareer@american.edu.

We send the SIS Career Digest email to juniors and seniors three times each semester with a list of opportunities and upcoming events, as well as profiles of successful student interns and alumni. Likewise, every Tuesday, we send graduate students the Career Compass email to promote networking opportunities and to share internships and jobs sent to us directly by alumni and employers.

Please click here to review the university's recruitment policies.