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New York Career Intensive

The New York Career Intensive is an on-location experience, during early January, in New York City. 2022 will mark the NY Intensive’s 17th year. Participants visit media and entertainment companies, and engage in lively discussions with industry leaders, many of whom are AU alums. AU undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply for this three-day intensive to learn about what it’s like to work in the field, what life is like at the various companies, and how to succeed. Time is also available to network with alumni and professionals.

This signature program is designed for career exploration and networking. The program offers students exposure to career paths in marketing and communication fields, industry trends, and alumni networking.

The New York intensive is open to all current AU undergraduate and graduate students who are in good academic and judicial standing. Interested students should complete the online application via Handshake and be prepared to submit their current resume and a statement of purpose. Applications for the 2022 intensive will become available in the fall semester.

All submissions are reviewed by a small committee made of professors and Career Center Staff.

The program fee is $150. Students should plan to provide their own transportation, housing, and meals during the trip. AU faculty and staff are available to provide assistance finding accommodations near key sites.


Contact Sarah Menke-Fish, Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning at 202-885-2098 or

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Meet the 2019 Cohort

Get the behind-the-scenes look at the New York Intensive from the student perspective.

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Meaningful Career Connections

Jackie Anyanwu

Public Relations and Strategic Communcation

These people were once in my same position, and to see where they are now gives me confidence that I could be there someday too.

Jackie applied for the New York Intensive trip because she wanted to get a first-hand look at companies and organizations in that market and get a taste of what life could be like working in New York.


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Bobbie's Success Story

Bobbie's Success Story

Learn more about the NY Intensive from Bobbie Semple who landed her dream job at MWWPR after making a connection with an AU alum on last year’s trip! 

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NY Intensive 2019

Meet the 2019 Cohort

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the New York Intensive from the student perspective. 

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A Foot in the Door

“One of the biggest things that I learned through this intensive is that no professional journey looks the same.” 

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