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Announcement ·

American University Launches Pegasystems Certification Training Course for Beginning and Mid-Level IT Professionals and Recent Grads

American University has partnered with software company Pegasystems to offer the first course of its kind in the Washington, DC region.
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Education ·

The School of Professional & Extended Studies Launches Inaugural Immersion Experience for Online Graduate Students

Online education is on the rise. At American University, we’re ahead of the curve by offering a diverse portfolio of course offerings and creating physical spaces for students to convene face to face when it really matters.
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Education ·

The American University Gap Program: A Launchpad for College and Lifelong Success

As one Washington Post article describes, taking a Gap Year is “an investment in the whole person.” Learn how AU Gap is upholding this important standard for all of its pre-college students.
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Alumni ·

Women to Watch

With the Inauguration of American University’s first female President, we celebrate eight incredible women who have made their mark at SPExS and beyond.
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Alumni ·

A Running Start: This WSP Student is Helping Change the Face of Politics

Washington Semester Program student Tracy Hanqing interns at Running Start and studies within the Justice & Law seminar.
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Graduate Professional Studies student Samy Ahmed at the Washington Monument

Alumni ·

The Reputation Researcher

From learning about foreign affairs in class, to researching how to manage public image as an intern, Samy Ahmed's experience runs the gamut.
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First Person ·

Three Ways Evaluation Skills Can Boost Any Career

Program Director for the Master's of Science in Measurement and Evaluation, Dr. Mindelyn Anderson, presents three key things that distinguish professionals with evaluations skills as those who have the right talent for difficult-to hire-positions.
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Alumni ·

From Washington Semester to Washington Insider

After interning at the Democratic National Committee, Ariana Hooks scored a full-time job with that same office. Here's how she did it.
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Alumni ·

American University Offers ICF-Accredited Executive Coaching Program

On February 12th, 2018, American University’s School of Professional & Extended Studies will begin the fourth cohort of Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance (LCOP), an International Coach Federation (ICF) Accredited Coach Training Program.
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Alumni ·

Here are our Top 10 News Stories of 2017

Our students lobbied in Congress, visited economists at the World Bank, advocated for veterans’ rights, and so much more.
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