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Spring 2018 Recruitment Schedule

2018 Recruitment Schedule

View the listing below to learn more about our Spring 2018 recruitment events. For more information and/or to meet us on the road, please contact spainfo@american.edu.


List of SPA recruitment events.
Event Location Date
2018 Recruitment Schedule
Questions: SPAInfo@American.edu
National Conference for College Women Student Leaders College Park, MD May 30-June 2, 2018
PPIA Junior Summer Institute University of Chicago July 13, 2018
16th Annual PPIA Public Service Expo, Graduate School and Career Fair Marvin Center, The George Washington University, Washington, DC July 20, 2018
3:00-6:30 PM
New York City Idealist Grad Fair Metropolitan Pavilion September 12
5:00-8:00 PM
Boston Idealist Grad Fair Boston University George Sherman Union Ballroom September 17
5:00-8:00 PM
Philadelphia Idealist Grad Fair Temple University Mitten Hall September 18
5:00-8:00 PM
Atlanta Idealist Grad Fair Georgia Tech University Student Union Ballroom
September 24
5:00-8:00 PM
Washington, D.C. Idealist Grad Fair Walter E. Washington Convention Center Hall D
October 1
5:00-8:00 PM
Chicago Idealist Grad Fair University of Illinois Chicago
October 4
5:00-8:00 PM
San Francisco Idealist Fair Golden Gate Park County Fair Building
October 8
5:00-8:00 PM
Los Angeles Idealist Fair Los Angeles Convention Center
October 10
5:00-8:00 PM

Save the Dates!

School of Public Affairs: SPA JumpStart (All Master's Programs)

Start: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 9:00 AM (EST)
End: Friday, June 22, 2018, 5:00 PM (EST)

Registration Close Date: June 18, 2018

Join us for SPA JumpStart

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) will host SPA Jumpstart that will offer a robust agenda that will cover two days on the beautiful American University (AU) campus. The agenda will be designed to cater to all of SPA's traditional, master's degrees and will "jumpstart" new students' academic, professional and social engagement in graduate student life. The agenda will offer a faculty panel addressing a current issue/topic, campus resource fair, housing bus tour, professional networking session, current student/alumni panel as well as a culminating social reception with skyline views of Washington, D.C. or on the banks of the Potomac (based on venue choice). SPA's Jumpstart offers Fall 2018 enrolled master's students an opportunity to further engage with: SPA faculty, staff and current as well as incoming students; campus and community resources; and their new Washington, D.C. home. The experience is sure to affirm for the SPA's incoming cohort that their graduate school choice was absolutely ideal!

All Fall 2018 enrolled SPA master's students are strongly encouraged to make plans to attend. More details including a detailed itinerary and travel logistics will be offered to registered students closer to the event.

Questions: SPA_GradEvents@American.edu

Open Houses
(All Master's Programs)

Open House, June 12, 2018
Start: Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 3:00 PM (EDT)
End: Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 5:00 PM (EDT)
Optional Class Visit: Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 5:30 PM (EDT)

Registration Close Date: June 11, 2018

Join us for an SPA Summer Open House

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University will host summer, monthly open houses for interested candidates. The event will showcase SPA's nationally recognized degrees enabling visitors to learn more about degree-specific curricula, professional outcomes, student, and campus life. The agenda will include sessions with graduate academic advisors, current students, and admission representatives. Attendees may also choose to visit an SPA class as part of their experience. This is your opportunity to learn how SPA prepares leaders for professions of purpose!

Questions and to RSVP: SPA_GradEvents@American.edu 

Open House, July 17, 2018
Start: Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 3:00 PM (EDT)
End: Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 5:00 PM (EDT)
Optional Class Visit: Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 5:30 PM (EDT)

Registration Close Date: July 16, 2018

Join us for an SPA Summer Open House

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University will host summer, monthly open houses for interested candidates. The event will showcase SPA's nationally recognized degrees enabling visitors to learn more about degree-specific curricula, professional outcomes, student, and campus life. The agenda will include sessions with graduate academic advisors, current students, and admission representatives. Attendees may also choose to visit an SPA class as part of their experience. This is your opportunity to learn how SPA prepares leaders for professions of purpose!

Questions and to RSVP: SPA_GradEvents@American.edu 

Open House, August 14, 2018
Start: Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 3:00 PM (EDT)
End: Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 5:00 PM (EDT)
Optional Class Visit: Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 5:30 PM (EDT)

Registration Close Date: August 13, 2018

Join us for an SPA Summer Open House

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University will host summer, monthly open houses for interested candidates. The event will showcase SPA's nationally recognized degrees enabling visitors to learn more about degree-specific curricula, professional outcomes, student, and campus life. The agenda will include sessions with graduate academic advisors, current students, and admission representatives. Attendees may also choose to visit an SPA class as part of their experience. This is your opportunity to learn how SPA prepares leaders for professions of purpose!

Questions and to RSVP: SPA_GradEvents@American.edu 


Virtual Sessions

School of Public Affairs: Virtual Information Session

Start: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
6:00 PM (EST)
End: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
7:00 PM (EST)

Please join the SPA Admissions Team for an Information Session.

Login Instructions:
Use this link to log on

Select "Enter as a Guest" & Type name
Click "Enter Room"

RSVP to: SPA_GradEvents@American.edu

School of Public Affairs: Virtual Information Session

Start: Tuesday, July 18, 2018
6:00 PM (EST)
End: Tuesday, July 18, 2018
7:00 PM (EST)

Please join the SPA Admissions Team for an Information Session.

Login Instructions:
Use this link to log on

Select "Enter as a Guest" & Type name
Click "Enter Room"

RSVP to: SPA_GradEvents@American.edu

School of Public Affairs: Virtual Information Session

Start: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
6:00 PM (EST)
End: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
7:00 PM (EST)

Please join the SPA Admissions Team for an Information Session.

Login Instructions:
Use this link to log on

Select "Enter as a Guest" & Type name
Click "Enter Room"

RSVP to: SPA_GradEvents@American.edu