Industry Days

SPA provides students the opportunity to meet alumni and employers through Industry Days. These events will feature panels of industry experts and networking receptions here on campus.

Join us for Industry Day’s sponsored by the School of Public Affairs and the AU Career Center.

Industry Days provide students the opportunity to hear and meet alumni and employers currently working in that industry. It provides employers the opportunity to meet students and discuss job and internship opportunities during our networking reception (hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served at the reception). Whether you are seeking new talent, or hoping to strengthen your professional network, you won't want to miss Industry Days.

Industry Days are free to participate in. All events will take place on the American University campus: 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20016.

Working for Justice

Monday February 10, 2020, 6-8pm
Constitution Hall

Students/Employers/Alumni Registration

Washington College of Law students are welcome to attend this event. To register please email Justin Williams ( On site registrations will be accepted.

Faculty/Staff Registration

6-6:15pm: Registration & Check-in

6:15-7pm: Panels

  • U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) Panel
  • Law Enforcement & the Courts Panel

7-8pm: Networking Reception

Intelligence Community (IC) Panel will have representatives from Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), FBI, and US Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS).

Law Enforcement & Courts Panel will have representatives from FBI, Fairfax county Police Department, and Prince George’s County Police Department.

Directions to Campus

Hourly parking is available in the garage under the Katzen Arts Center. Campus can be reached by DC Metro rail and bus, or by using the AU Shuttle Bus.


Monday October 21, 2019, 9-11AM
Constitution Hall

9-9:15am Alum/Employer/Student Check in & Networking
9:15-10am Panel “Working for a Non-Profit”
10-11am Networking Reception

Samantha Paige Davis
Jaleesa Hall
Kristen Scott Kennedy


Campaigns, Congress and Lobbies

Tuesday September 24, 2019, 6-8PM
Constitution Hall

6-6:15PM - Alum/Employer/Student Check in & Networking
6:15-7PM - Panels on campaigning and lobbying running simultaneously
7-8PM - Networking Reception

Campaign Panelists:
Tom Bonier, CEO, TargetSmart
Christian Curto, Campaign Solutions
Alicia Kolar Prevost, Director of the Voter Study Group, Democracy Fund
William R. Sweeney Jr., Distinguished Practitioner, Department of Government, School of Public Affairs

Lobbying Panelists:
Laura Uttley, Lewis-Burke Associates LLC
Awesta Sarkash, Director of Advocacy & Communications, Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED)

More Events

There are several other industry-specific networking receptions hosted by the Alumni Office and Career Center throughout the year. Students can find these events through Handshake.

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