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.

Campaigns, Congress and Lobbies
Tuesday September 24, 2019, 6-8PM
Constitution Hall

Further details coming.

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

Further details coming.

Working for Justice
Monday February 10, 2020, 6-8PM
Constitution Hall

Further details coming.

6:00-6:30pm EST — Check-in and Employer set up MGC 2 & 3

6:45-7:30pm EST — Welcome and simultaneous Panels – one on campaigns (MGC 4) and one on lobbying (MGC 5)

7:30-8:00pm EST — Networking Reception MGC 2 & 3

Campaign Panelists:
Glen Bolger, Partner, Public Opinion Strategies
Alicia Kolar Prevost, Director of the Voter Study Group, Democracy Fund
Tom Bonier, CEO, TargetSmart

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

American Fisheries Society
American Jewish Committee
Briskman for Supervisor
Campaign Inbox
Change Corps
Congresswoman Eleanor H. Norton Congressional District office
J Street
One Click Politics
Perkins Coie
PhRMA Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

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.

Campaigns, Congress and Lobbies

Tuesday February 12, 2019
MGC Rooms 2-5

An evening of panel discussions and networking with alumni, employers, faculty, and staff for students interested in, but not limited to, campaign work, lobbying, and working in congress. There will be a panel of experts who have worked on campaigns as well as a separate panel of experts on what lobbying entails.

Students, Employers, & Alumni Registration
Faculty & Staff Registration

Working for Justice

Thursday October 25, 2018 6:30PM EST
MGC Rooms 2-5

An evening of panel discussions and networking with alumni, employers, faculty, and staff for students interested in, but not limited to, criminal justice, law enforcement, and criminology.

Panelists include Christina Kiritz, Sasha O'Connell, Blake Norton, and Lohena Cabrera.


  • Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services
  • The National Police Foundation (panelist)
  • Reynolds and Associates, Inc.
  • Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
  • Maryland State Police
  • Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership
  • Prevent Human Trafficking (panelist)
  • Guidehouse (panelist)
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia

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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