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  • Sue Gordon 10:29 pm on April 27, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: , , Employment, ,   

    “Think Critically” by guest blogger, Robert Mack, SIS ’12 of PublicRelay 

    This post is the second in a series on critical thinking and analysis, one of the top skills employers want you to have.   Here, SIS alum Robert Mack tells  how the critical thinking skills he learned here at AU  have been important to his career at PublicRelay.  Robert is currently a Media Analyst and Recruitment Specialist. 

    Think Critically, by Robert Mack

    Analyze; problem solve; synthesize; think critically. To anyone perusing CareerWeb’s listings, these terms quickly become a dime a dozen. Yet these words appear often for good reason – employers need individuals who can come up with simple solutions to massively complicated problems. As evidenced by a recent survey, 93% of employers highly value critical thinking skills – so highly, in fact, that they value critical thinking skills more than an applicant’s undergraduate major.[i] Writing as an AU alum who now works in a recruiting role, I can attest to the fact that critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills are in demand more than ever and that AU is a great place to perfect them.       (More …)

  • Francine Blume 4:32 pm on June 6, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: cities, Employment,   

    Where are the jobs? The 10 cities with the most! 

    Are you footloose and fancy free? Thinking that after school you could go anywhere to pursue your career and your dreams? Click here for the 10 cities with the most jobs per person according to indeed.com and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (And good news if you like DC which is number two on the list.)

    Photo by foshie


  • Jennifer Carignan 7:49 pm on October 22, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Employment, , , , student,   

    Defining and finding federal internships 

    Are you a current student looking for some work experience in the federal government? If so, the information in this post could save you a lot of time when searching for a federal internship.

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  • John Charles 1:42 pm on August 12, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: Employment, , , PMF   

    Presidential Management Fellowship Application – for SIS grad students finishing degrees by August 31, 2010 

    Please note: Students from other AU schools should contact the school PMF representative. If you don’t know who that person is, please contact Travis Sheffler in the AU Career Center: 202-885-1804.

    From: Sharon K. Weiner, SIS PMF Nominating Official

    RE: The Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF)

    What is the PMF?
    The U.S. Government’s Office of Personnel Management describes the Presidential Management Fellows Program as “a stepping stone to highly visible and respected leadership positions in the federal government.” This two-year full-time fellowship is a leadership development program designed to groom recent graduates for careers in federal service. The fellowship includes 80 hours of training a year, rotations with different government agencies, and accelerated promotions. Most fellows start at a Grade 9 level, and receive full federal employee benefits. After the first year, PMFs are eligible for promotion GS-11 to GS-13. Federal agencies must offer fellows a permanent full-time position upon successful completion of the fellowship. More than 90 percent of PMFs convert to regular government service at a GS-12 level or above.

    Who is eligible for the PMF?
    Students who will graduate from American University with an advanced degree (an MA, PhD or JD) between September 1, 2009 and August 31, 2010.

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