Greetings and welcome to the 2015-2016 academic year! As we all embark on our new academic and professional experiences, I’m resuming my blog series to reflect on most interesting, challenging or typical questions that students ask me during our individual appointments. I hope that this will help those who may have similar questions but haven’t had a chance to visit the Career Center yet. (More …)
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If those holiday shopping bills are coming back to bite you this semester, maybe it’s time to start looking for a little supplemental income. Whether you’re looking to work for a federal work study award, a part-time job, or you’re in need of full-time employment, AU has lots of resources to assist you with your job hunt. With so many resources, many students don’t know where to start; so, I’m going to attempt to breakdown AU sponsored job resources in this career confusion.
The Advocacy Project (AP) is looking for young professionals and graduate students to volunteer with AP’s community-based partners in the summer of 2011. This is the fellowship for those who relish a challenge and are passionate about human rights.
For many graduating students, suntans and lazy afternoons have been replaced with job applications and balancing busy interview schedules. In this tough job market – interview preparation is everything. Being comfortable and prepared in your interview can really set you apart from other candidates; and we all know: practice makes perfect! As you prepare for your next interview, take advantage of the many resources the Career Resource Library has to offer:
You’ve aced the interview, negotiated a stellar salary and in a little over a week you will be throwing your graduation cap in the air, saying goodbye AU and hello to the “real world.” Sure, your dreams of six figures and a rooftop apartment were a little off – but you’re ready to take the workplace by storm and really make a name for yourself in your first job. The Career Center wants to make sure you’re fully prepared so we’ve stocked our Career Resource Library with plenty of materials to help you make a smooth transition. Here are just a few of our most popular resources:
Students and Alumni from the School of International Service came out on February 4 for a networking workshop before a reception to learn the basics of successful networking and relationship-building from Jim Wylde, an SIS MA alum from ’87.
Jim is a leadership coach specializing in global management development, networking and career/life planning. His background includes 16 years with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as well as faculty and staff positions at American University, Georgetown University, and George Mason University, and is also a certified/licensed trainer in the methodology of Contacts Count and facilitates workshops to help others develop networking know-how for business and career success.
Sound wylde? Well, students in attendance agreed- and everyone was glad they came:
If you aren’t in SIS or you couldn’t make it to the workshop, have no fear! The AU Career Center still has your back. There’s a slew of upcoming workshops on our events calendar for networking and more.
Okay…The truth is that there won’t be an opportunity to meet CBS’s Harry Smith and Julie Chen again till next January’s NYC trip. I just like this photo from last month’s adventure! However: there are great opportunities coming up.
In backwards chronological order, and from the most general to more niche-related opportunities:
TUESDAY, MARCH 2: Sign up for the SOC Alumni-Student Networking Reception (7-9 p.m.), where students meet and mingle with illustrious alumni as well as non-alumni employers near and dear to SOC and the Career Center. For pointers on mingling from the best mingler in history, sign up for Chris Palmer’s Networking Workshop at 6 p.m., right next door!
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27: Women In Film and Video’s JOB FAIR
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23: Get ready for that Job Fair with the WIFV and AU Career Center Co-Sponsored WIFV RESUME SWAP, with industry experts at every table!
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21: SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS: Are you an SOC Grad Student interested in Producing, Interactive Journalism, or Public Communication? Have you been out in the work world for at least a few years? Then even if you’re not a Weekend Grad, don’t let the name fool you: you’re eligible to sign up for this special program with skills-building workshops and a panel that includes: the national politics editor from Politico.com, a program development manager from Nat Geo Channel, a Sr. VP and Chief Operating Officer from Fleishman Hillard, and a Telly-winning SOC MFA-in-film, who was once a journalist who launched many a newspaper’s Science section (including the Washington Post’s) and now does Public Communication at NIH…. Read more and RSVP!
The U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) has several unclassified open source analysis units in the Washington, DC area to conduct research related to national security issues and is looking for undergraduate and graduate student summer research analysts who can conduct native language research on the internet, apply social science research methods to identify social and political trends, and critically analyze and present information.