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Jump In! Thursday, June 22 & Friday, June 23, 2017

Jump in to your new academic and professional career by engaging in our two-day schedule designed to ease your transition to current student life. Please see a listing of some of the exciting sessions planned just for you!

Refer to the DRAFT SPA Jumpstart Agenda.

Refer to the SPA Jumpstart Fact Sheet for logistical information.

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Join the School of Public Affairs for this exciting two-day event.

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Schedule Sneak Peek

Thursday, June 22 - 10:00 AM-7:30 PM EST
Friday, June 23 - 10:00 AM-3:00 PM EST

  • TEDxAmericanUniversity

    This event will speak to your heart and mind. This mix of inspiring speakers, art, and film will center around the theme—Included.

  • Working Lunch/Career Service Presentation

    Jumpstart your internship and job search with “CareerStart,” a presentation that offers practical advice on the “how-tos” and value of networking in the opportunity-rich and relationship-driven D.C. region!

  • Housing Tour

    Get on the bus! Join us for a guided tour of housing options in the beautiful history-filled neighborhoods that surround the AU campus.

  • Book Launch & Networking Reception

    Join us for an exclusive blockbuster event with the authors of Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign. SPA faculty member and former Executive Producer of Meet the Press, Betsy Fisher-Martin, will moderate this compelling conversation with political writers Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes. Meet the authors, have a book signed, and stay for the reception to network with the SPA community-at-large!

  • Professional Head Shots

    Banish those selfies and cropped photos! SPA is offering the opportunity for you to get a professional head shot for your LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media accounts.

  • SPA's Metropolitan Policy Panel: Life in DC

    SPA faculty engage in a thought-provoking panel discussion on the issues confronting DC neighborhoods today. Learn how your SPA graduate education can help you address real-life challenges and inspire change!

  • Internship/Job Show-n-Tell

    Lunch-and-learn with SPA. Did you know that 96 percent of SPA graduates have a job within six months of graduation? They do. Join us as current students and recent alumni share how they utilized SPA’s career services, faculty, peer, and professional networks to land their internships and jobs!

  • Campus Resource Fair

    Stay cool in school. SPA’s valuable student service partners from across campus will join us for an ice cream social so you can meet-and-greet all of the folks who will support you during your student life.