Preparing you for life after graduation

Housed within the School of International Service, the Office of Career Development supports the school's juniors, seniors, graduate students, and alumni through all stages of career development. Our mission is to create innovative, collaborative, and effective opportunities for career education and mentorship to prepare students for life after college. Whether you come to us looking for your first internship or with 10+ years of work experience on your resume, we will help you plot out your next steps in pursuing an extraordinary and meaningful career in international affairs.

Upcoming Career News

Job Shadow Program

This spring break, we are excited to welcome back the SIS Job Shadow Program! For the job shadow, interested students get to spend a half day shadowing an SIS alumni on the job in DC or Virginia. This is an exciting opportunity to meet SIS alumni, learn on-the-job, and explore a place of work downtown. 


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Think Tanks Site Visit

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US Foreign Assistance Site Visit

April 6, 2 to 4 PM


Homeland Security Site Visit

March 23, 10 to 12 PM


The goal of this event is to introduce students to an organization doing interesting, relevant work, and learn more about what it takes to get there.

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Internship Funding Applications Open

Deadline: April 10

Do you have an unpaid or underpaid summer internship? Apply for funding to help offset the costs of doing that internship this summer!

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AU Students Prepare for the Future of Work– with Help from Deloitte

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Jeffrey Moeller, Soukayna Lakhsassi, and Lina Abisoghomyan

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Mentoring Program Strengthens SIS Students’ Career Development

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Developing and Showcasing New Skills

I am really interested in the stories data can tell.

In my interview for my current position, I was able to talk about how the SIS 306 course guided students through this really interesting, year-long research project for the first time. In that class, I was able to learn how to use SPSS and get comfortable with large sets of data. 

Discover your future with AU

Six months after graduation,

% of Graduates are now Working, Grad School, or Both

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