American University President Sylvia Burwell gives a speech during her inauguration in April 2018

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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Tracy Hanqing and a friend post at a speaker's at the U.S. House of Representatives, flags on display close behind them.

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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Professor Mindelyn Anderson

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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Ariana Hooks poses in a light blue collared shirt.

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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Two business people shaking hands.

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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Washington Semester students pose in front of frame prop sign with their professor

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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Theo Wilson (left) and Peter Holley (right).

Alumni ·

Becoming Lucius25: What to Know Before Attending our Crucial Conversations Event

The School of Professional & Extended Studies sits down with spoke word artist Theo Wilson and Washington Post reporter Peter Holley to talk race, politics, and the internet age.
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Gil Ruiz poses in a blue tshirt, with nature in the background.

Alumni ·

To Learn the Art of Political Lobbying, this Alumnus has Words of Advice

Washington Semester Program alumnus, Gil Ruiz, credits his Sustainable Development Professor, Dr. Heather Heckel, and his experience in DC overall as a huge boost to his career preparedness. Read his story!
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Chris Palmer

On Campus ·

American University Professor Offers 7 Tips for a Successful Life

Design Your Life Coach Chris Palmer has a few tips to improve your career and your life overall.
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