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Advising Appointments

An advisor speaks to a student as the student takes notes.

Start building your career. Meet with your career advisor for help with your resume, interview preparation, or to build your networking skills.

You can meet with your advisor in-person, over the phone, or over Zoom (while the Career Center works remotely due to COVID-19, all advising appointments will take place over Zoom).  Schedule your appointment online using Handshake. If you have questions, please email careercenter@american.edu.

You can cancel your appointment without penalty online up to 24 hours before the appointment time. Failure to attend three scheduled appointments without providing sufficient notice will result in a suspension of your advising privileges for the semester.

Internship and Career Advising

As an undergraduate, graduate student, or alum within one year of graduation, you can tap into the expertise and guidance of a peer advisor or career advisor dedicated to your school.

Schedule your 30- or 60-minute session with your CAS, SIS, SOC, SOE, or SPA advisor online using Handshake.

Merit Awards Advising

Nationally competitive, merit-based scholarships offer students and alumni the means to study abroad, fund graduate education, and gain high-level work experience.

Search our National Scholarship Directory for opportunities. Then schedule an appointment with a merit awards advisor to learn more and to compete for specific awards. Email meritawards@american.edu to schedule an appointment.

Alumni Career Advising

If you graduated more than one year ago, you are invited to meet with our alumni career advisor, Alyssa Best, for up to three 30-minute appointments at no charge. Alyssa works with American University SPA, CAS and SOC alumni. Kogod alumni, please make an appointment with the Kogod Office of Career Engagement; SIS alumni should contact the SIS Office of Career Development.

Changing careers or finding work in a tight market can be challenging. Alyssa offers Skype appointments each Wednesday from 12-7 p.m. Schedule an appointment with Handshake.