Kogod Office of Career Engagement

At the Office of Career Engagement, we empower our students and alumni to build meaningful relationsh

The Kogod Office of Career Engagement (OCE) is committed to helping both students and employer partners meet their goals. Students receive one-on-one guidance on relationship building, transitioning to new careers, crafting their resumes, and utilizing social media in their job searches. Employers are connected with talented candidates that meet their targeted business goals, and also work with th

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02/21/2024

Interested in the Entertainment field? Learn about the many opportunities available to you in that industry. Join John Simson on Friday! You won't be sorry! See you in the Kogod Student Lounge - please RSVP!

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We are excited to have Sion Deganus of ATA join our exciting Marketing panel on Monday, February 5th! Join us in the Kogod Student Lounge at 5:00 PM.

01/16/2024

Applications for the Spring Mentoring program close on 1/18/24. Register on Handshake for the information session and complete your application today!

01/10/2024

Use the many resources we have for you. Career Shift, Firsthand/Vault and Goinglobal are available through Handshake. Get the answers to these questions: What is their financial health? What are their plans for the future? Who are their competitors? Where are they located? Don't forget the company's website is a good source of information too.

01/08/2024

Having an understanding of employers can help you determine if their positions are aligned with your career goals, and enable you to tailor your application materials. Also, learn how to set yourself apart from other candidates during an interview.

01/03/2024

Your current and former colleagues are important members of your network! Remember that networking is reciprocal! When you offer something, your hand is open to receive.

01/02/2024

Start the new year off by communicating with your network. They should know your school year, your major and if you are seeking an employment or internship opportunity. Practice your networking skills!

12/29/2023

Mentoring is a gift for both the recipient and the giver. Its recriprocal nature provides a dynamic, life-changing journey of endless possibilities.

12/28/2023

Candidates who have an impactful LinkedIn profile, along with being in industry-specific groups, are something we look for. Using inappropriate language is a definite red flag!

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LinkedIn has become an important tool to create and maintain connections! It is also a way for you to promote who you are and what you can offer. Recruiters use LinkedIn to find and hire qualified candidates. You should revisit each area of your LinkedIn profile and use Vmock/Aspire to get individualized AI-powered feedback. Go to Handshake and access our LinkedIn resources to learn more.

12/21/2023

What are you bringing to the organization? Let you resume also reflect your co-curricular leadership experiences.

12/20/2023

Use the current buzzwords on your resume! Read the job descriptions to ensure you have the skills and experience they are looking for.

12/19/2023

Students in the Kogod Mentoring program have expressed their gratitude to their mentors and satisfaction with the opportunity to learn and grow! Our mentors have shared how much they've enjoyed engaging with our students and asked to continue their participation.

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Take a deep breath and think of everything you've accomplished over the last few months. Does your resume reflect your growth? Will an employer determine your fit for the job if they view your resume? Are you using all of the resources available to you, including coaching appointments, resume templates and Vmock? Visit the resources area in Handshake, including our Action Verb list.

12/13/2023

Include your professors when you conduct informational interviews. They can offer unique perspectives and may be willing to share contacts with you.

12/12/2023

Applications are now open for the Spring 2024 Kogod Mentoring program. Go to Handshake to register for the information session! Mentoring occurs when someone shares their knowledge, skills and experience to help another progress.

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Informational Interviews can foster knowledge gathering and networking building. Asking someone about their career trajectory can provide personalized insights that may assist you in your career management plans. Reach out to past supervisors, colleagues, neighbors, friends of your parents, etc., to conduct these powerful 15-minute interviews. Learn from them! Here's our guide to Informational Interviews: https://app.joinhandshake.com/edu/articles/28833

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We continue to have a great lineup of events for you this semester! Check out all of the career education opportunities and employer events on Handshake. Opportunity awaits!

09/06/2023

You don't want to miss the Forte Welcome Back event! Join us in the Kogod Student Lounge on September 7th to kick off the school year.

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The Office of Career Engagement is here to support you all summer long. Whether you're polishing your resume or exploring new career paths, we've got your back! Our summer hours are Monday - Friday from 9am-5pm (except holidays). In-person and virtual appointments are available on Handshake. We hope to see you soon!

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Next Wed. 6/14 is 'Mapping Your Financial Future: Personal Finances and Your Career' with Kogod professor and certified financial planner Jason Howell. Learn about managing student loans, creating a budget, and understanding credit. Attend to get your questions answered and for a chance to win a copy of Jason’s book! Register on Handshake.

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MS Sustainability student Stephan Minor has two recommendations for students who are searching for internships: First, do your research. Second, utilize the resources at the Office of Career Engagement.

Congratulations to Stephen as he joins Cushman & Wakefield as an intern on their ESG team for the summer!

The Office of Career Engagement is open all summer to support Kogod students and alumni. Schedule a career coaching appointment through Handshake at any time or reach out to our team!

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The Kogod Office of Career Engagement is now on LinkedIn! Follow our LinkedIn page for the latest updates on career events and services: https://tinyurl.com/KogodOCELinkedIn

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The Just In Time Hiring Fair is on Wednesday, April 19! Don't miss the opportunity to meet employers actively recruiting for full-time jobs and internships before the end of the semester. Companies recruiting for roles in management & innovation will be featured. Register on Handshake.

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Join us virtually for the Environment & Sustainability Career Panel and Networking Event on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 from 4:00-5:30 PM ET. AU alumni will talk about their experiences and career journeys in environmental and sustainability industries/functions. Virtual networking will follow the panel. Register on Handshake.

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SEO Career prepares Black, Latinx, and Native American students for prestigious summer internships with 200+ top tech, real estate, finance, marketing and HR companies. AU undergrads are invited to the virtual info session on 3/23 at 3pm ET to learn more. Register on Handshake.

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Join us for the Kogod Graduate Showcase on Wednesday, March 22, from 5:30-7:30 PM ET. Through the virtual networking event, students can meet with employers actively recruiting graduate students (MBA and MS) for full time-jobs and internships. Register on Handshake.

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Join us for the virtual Marketing and Communication Industry Fair on Wednesday, March 1. Meet with employers seeking marketing and communication talent through group sessions and 1-on-1 conversations. Register on Handshake. American University Career Center Kogod School of Business (American University) American University School of Communication

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Join the Office of Career Engagement and Forté on Valentine's Day to connect! We will provide quick, on-the-spot help with resumes, cover letters, interview prep, and more!

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Our Story

The Office of Career Engagement empowers students and alumni to build meaningful relationships and careers. Students receive one-on-one guidance on relationship building, transitioning to new careers, crafting their resumes, and utilizing social media in their job searches.

Employers are connected with talented candidates that meet their targeted business goals, and also work with the Office of Career Engagement on industry-specific events focused on the specialized areas of consulting, marketing, information technology, accounting, finance, and more. Site visits, arranged by the Office of Career Engagement, allow employer hosts to share their experiences with engaged students in a real-world setting.

The Office of Career Engagement works year-round to address the issues that its stakeholders face at any given moment, whether that is helping a student find the perfect internship or connecting an employer with qualified, eager applicants.

We build the path from passion to success.
We provide the guidance, skills and networking opportunities to transform aspirations into fulfilling careers.

We are inspired by the pursuit of knowledge.
Our deep understanding of the marketplace equips our student, alumni and employer communities to make informed and intentional career decisions.

We are diverse & inclusive.
We cultivate the skills necessary to successfully navigate a complex and diverse global environment.

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