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Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Contact:
Fernando, Gihan S
Assistant Vice Provost

Butler Pavilion, Room 5th Floor on a map

Career Center 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016-8033-8011 United States

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Scam alert

As you search for jobs, internships, and fellowships, watch out for scammers posing as legitimate employers. Recently, students have received messages from scammers posing as AU faculty and staff. The initial message appears to come from an @american.edu email address but changes to a different domain (i.e., Gmail) when the recipient replies. See our tips to avoid scams. 

Operating Updates

The Career Center is operating in a hybrid modality, with team members working in the office and remotely.

  • Our office in Butler Pavilion, 5th floor, welcomes in-person visitors Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Here's how to find us from the quad! 
  • Appointment availability and responses to emails and calls occur during and outside of these hours. 
  • Students may select from virtual or in-person career advising appointments and drop-ins. For appointment requests outside the hours available in Handshake, please email careercenter@american.edu or call 202-885-1804.
  • Employer recruiting events and career advisor presentations and chats are hosted in person and online. See Upcoming Events below for details.  

Questions? Contact us at careercenter@american.edu or call 202-885-1804.

Upcoming Events

Check back for more Career Center Workshops in Fall 2022.

October 3 | 6—7 p.m. | Don't Fear the Resume (Zoom)

October 12 | 1—2 p.m. | Can You Find a Job on TikTok? (Hybrid)

October 25 | 7—8 p.m. | The Best Brand is Just Being Yourself: And other Tips on Personal Branding (Zoom)

November 11 | 6—7 p.m. | Job Search Like a Pro! (Zoom)

November 10 | 6—7 p.m. | Your Next Job Interview — Nailed It! (Zoom)

November 28 | 1—2 p.m. | Just Breathe: Tips for Juggling School and Work

Missed a webinar? Watch recordings from our Spring 2022 Job Search Series. 

Meet 1:1 with an organization representative. Schedule your appointment and see who's coming through Handshake.

Spaces are limited. Slots open at 9 a.m. two weeks before the event. Please review our program policies and to learn how to sign up for these opportunities.

If an EiR is full or you cannot attend the date, still click 'Apply' in Handshake to be placed on the wait list and send a copy of your resume to the employer. 

Students, see upcoming opportunities to meet with employers in Handshake.

Missed a webinar? Check out our YouTube channel for recordings. Here are some of our featured playlists: 

Spring 2022 Job Search Series - includes webinars on resumes and cover letters, networking, wellness in the job search and more. 
Job Searching in an Economic Downturn Alumni Panels - includes 2020 CAS alumni panels and tips from individual alumni.
Peer Advisors Present - let our Peer Advisors guide you through Handshake, QuadJobs, and other Career Center resources.

Career Planning during COVID-19

Find resources to help navigate the job and internship search during the ongoing global pandemic.

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Career Guides by Major

Not sure what your career path might be, or how your major can help you get there? Use our career guides to explore the skills you'll develop through your coursework, how you can apply them in a variety of fields, and where to learn more about industries related to your major.

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Alumnifire

Connect with AU alumni for help with everything from general career advice to job opportunities. Sign up with your LinkedIn or Facebook account.

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Career Exploration and Self-Assessments

Learn four career exploration steps and the self-assessments available to help you find your next steps. 

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Partner with Us!

Students, if you're interested in co-sponsoring an event with the Career Center or would like to request a workshop for your organization or club, please contact Emily Lelandais.  

Faculty and staff, to learn more about how the Career Center can support or enhance your work in and out of the classroom, please contact Gihan Fernando.

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