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Your Network of Success

Thousands of School of Communication alumni are working in the field around the world. Pick any major media outlet and you'll find one of our alumni in a key role. Because they appreciate what they learned here, they keep returning to share their success.

Our alumni mentoring program bridges the gap between the classroom and the professional world as you prepare for your future career.

Every year, through a partnership between the School of Communication and the AU Career Center, dozens of undergraduate seniors and graduate students are paired with alumni who are thriving in their fields, and who are able to help you navigate your career path.

From counseling on short- and long-term goals to sharing tips for improving your resume and portfolio, to helping you network your way into the communication field for internships and job opportunities, our alumni mentors are an invaluable source of knowledge and experience.

To qualify for this very selective program, you must be a senior or graduate student in the School of Communication with a minimum GPA of 3.0. First-year graduate students may apply, but must meet the GPA requirement by January to participate. Eligible students are invited to apply for the current year's program through an email sent in September.

Application Requirements

  1. Completed Application
  2. Online resume
  3. Personal Statement (maximum 500 words) about why you are interested in the alumni mentor program. The statement should be professional and persuasive, including why you think you should be selected to participate in the program, what you hope to gain, and your career aspirations, including your short- and long-term goals.
Over 700 students have benefited from our alumni mentoring program since 2002.