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Summer 2018 Recruitment Events

View the listing below to learn more about our 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
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: Fall Preview Day (All Master's Programs)

Start: October 26,2018 5:30 PM
End: October 27/2018 5:00 PM

Registration Close Date: October 20, 2018

Join us for SPA Fall Preview Day

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) will host Fall Preview Day that will begin with a social reception on Friday evening to be followed by a full day on campus on Saturday, October 27, 2018; 10:00am-5:00pm (EST). SPA's Fall Preview Day offers both prospective Spring 2019 and Fall 2019 master's students an opportunity to explore academic fit, engage with faculty and their future peer network, as well as experience the beautiful American University (AU) campus and the excitement of Washington, D.C. The experience is sure to enable students the privilege to envision themselves as part of the robust AU and SPA communities.

The SPA Fall Preview Day agenda will begin with a social reception in the vibrant D.C. area on the evening of Friday, October 26. The experience continues on Saturday, October 27 with an agenda that will include faculty current issue talks, a career services and professional outcomes presentation, current student/alumni panel, as well as a session devoted to the application process and SPA’s merit aid strategy.

All Spring 2019 and Fall 2019 prospective graduate students are invited to attend. Make your travel plans now to join us! More details including a detailed itinerary and travel logistics will be offered to registered participants closer to the event.

To make inquiry and/or to request an invitation to this special visit day: SPA_GradEvents@American.edu

Questions: SPA_GradEvents@American.edu

School of Public Affairs: Top Prospect Day (Special Invitation Only-All Master's Programs)

Start: February 8, 2019 5:30 PM
End: February 9, 2019 5:00 PM

Registration Close Date: February 1, 2019

A Selective Invitation Event-SPA Top Prospect Day

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) will host Top Prospect Day that will begin with a social reception on Friday evening to be followed by a full day on campus on Saturday, February 9 2019; 10:00am-5:00pm (EST). SPA's Top Prospect day is designed for candidates who have demonstrated strength through a compelling application file and/or priority affiliation. Top Prospect Day offers prospective Fall 2019 master's students an opportunity to explore academic fit, engage with faculty and their future peer network, as well as experience the beautiful American University (AU) campus and the excitement of Washington, D.C. The experience is sure to enable students the privilege to envision themselves as part of the robust AU and SPA communities.

The SPA Top Prospect Day agenda will begin with a social reception in the vibrant D.C. area on the evening of Friday, February 8. The experience continues on Saturday, February 9 with an agenda that includes faculty mini-class presentations, research centers, labs, and professional institute panel, a career service and professional outcomes presentation, current student/alumni panel, as well as a session devoted to SPA’s selective admission process and merit aid strategy.

Fall 2019 prospective graduate students will be identified and extended an exclusive invitation. Travel vouchers are available. More details including a detailed itinerary and travel logistics will be offered to invited participants closer to the event.

To make inquiry and/or to request an invitation to this special visit day: SPA_GradEvents@American.edu

Questions: SPA_GradEvents@American.edu

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) will host Spring Ph.D. Admitted Student Day that offers a full day on campus on Thursday, March 28, 2019; 10:00am-5:00pm (EST) with a social reception to follow. SPA's Ph.D. Admitted Student Day offers Fall 2019 admitted doctoral students an opportunity to engage with SPA faculty, meet their peer network, as well as experience the beautiful American University (AU) campus and the excitement of Washington, D.C.

The SPA Ph.D. Admitted Student Day offers a robust agenda that will include curriculum review and orientation with faculty and current doctoral students. The Ph.D. Admitted Student Day will culminate with an early evening, social reception.

Questions: SPA_GradEvents@American.edu

School of Public Affairs: Spring Engagement Day(s) (All Master's Programs)-Two Dates

Start: March 29, 2019 5:30 PM
End: March 30, 2019 5:00 PM

Or

Start: April 12, 2019 11:30 AM
End: April 12, 2019 7:30 PM

Registration Close Date: March 22, 2019 and April 5, 2019

Join us for SPA Spring Engagement Day

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) will host two Spring Engagement Day events. The first date offers students a full, visit experience and the second offers an abbreviated version. Both dates offer a social reception for guests to engage with select faculty, administrators, current students, and peers. The March 30th date offers a full visit day on campus following the Friday evening reception, 9:00am-5:00pm (EST) while the April 12th date offers a half-day visit schedule followed by an evening Happy Hour. SPA's Spring Engagement Day(s) offer Fall 2019 admitted master's students an opportunity to explore academic fit, engage with faculty and their future peer network, as well as experience the beautiful American University (AU) campus and the excitement of Washington, D.C. The experience is sure to enable students the privilege to envision themselves as part of the robust AU and SPA communities.

The SPA Spring Engagement Day visit agenda(s) will include faculty current issue talks, departmental meetings with Chairs, Program Directors, and Academic Advisors, a career services and professional outcomes presentation, current student/alumni panel, as well as a session devoted to SPA’s merit aid strategy. (Again, please note the April 12th Engagement Day will offer an abbreviated agenda.)

All Fall 2019 admitted graduate students to SPA are invited to attend. Make your travel plans now to join us! More details including a detailed itinerary and travel logistics will be offered to registered participants closer to the event.

Questions: SPA_GradEvents@American.edu

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

Start: Thursday, June 20, 2019, 9:00 AM (EST)
End: Friday, June 21, 2019, 5:00 PM (EST)

Registration Close Date: June 13, 2019

Join us for SPA JumpStart 2019

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) will host SPA Jumpstart that will offer a robust agenda spanning 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 career development panels and workshops, an academic component, campus resource fair, housing bus tour, current student/alumni panel as well as a special, culminating social reception. SPA's Jumpstart offers Fall 2019 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 jumpstart the incoming cohort’s pursuit of a profession of purpose!

All Fall 2019 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

Campus Information Sessions

Information Session, July 24, 2018
Start: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 3:00 PM (EDT)
End: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 5:00 PM (EDT)
Optional Class Visit: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 5:30 PM (EDT)

Registration Close Date: July 23, 2018

Join us for an SPA Summer Information Session

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University will host summer, monthly information sessions 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 

Information Session, August 14, 2018
Start: Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 3:00 PM (EDT)
End: Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 5:00 PM (EDT)

Registration Close Date: August 13, 2018

Join us for an SPA Summer Information Session

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University will host summer, monthly information sessions 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. 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: 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