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    1. 1. Everything You Need to Know to Get the Jobs and Internships You Want<br />By Rob SanGeorge and John Charles<br />Career Center SIS Team<br />American University<br />August 21, 2009<br />
    2. 2. Quiz:<br />1. Why should I intern?<br />2.When should you start looking for a full-time job?<br />
    3. 3. A Full Range of Services<br />SIS team services:<br /> - Internships- Career Development<br /> - Self-Assessments<br /> - Networking Opportunities<br /> - Interview Coaching<br /> - Job Search Strategy<br /> -Website and Listserv Postings<br />John – 1st year grad students<br />Robert – 2nd year grad students<br />Federal Careers Week<br />SIS Networking Receptions<br />SIS Career Week<br />
    4. 4. Aspects to consider as you begin your program<br />Level of competition in the field for internships and jobs<br />Key employable skills<br />Networking and sources of contacts<br />How to enhance your marketability during your studies<br />Languages, technology skills<br />
    5. 5. Nearly 80% of SIS students intern while at AU<br />Most students complete more than one internship<br />Internships strongly influence career plans<br />DC is a great place to intern<br />Let the Career Center help you locate your internship! <br />
    6. 6. Unique Resources<br />Resume Builder<br />Virtual Mock Interview<br />H1VisaJobs for International Students<br />Career Center Facebook Page<br />AU Career Web<br />inCircleOnline Community<br />My Career Advisor blog<br />
    7. 7. Advisors bring it to you<br />Scheduled 45 minute and 30 minute appointments (online scheduling at<br />Davenport Drop-in hours<br />Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 pm<br />Stop-in session during busy times: Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1-2 pm and Wed. Sep 2 in Career Center, 5th Floor Butler Pavilion<br />
    8. 8. Two Annual Job and Internship Fairs<br />Our Fairs typically draw over 150 organizations!<br />
    9. 9. SIS Employers registered for Job Fair, Sept. 24th, 20091-4 pm in Bender Arena<br />
    10. 10. AU Career Center Home Page<br />
    11. 11. AU CareerWebProfile Page<br />
    12. 12. Networking with Alumni & Employers<br />Federal Careers Week–Oct 5-9<br />SIS Career Week—early February inCircleOnline Community<br />
    13. 13.
    14. 14. It’s Not Just the White House That is a Metro Ride Away<br />
    15. 15. Nonprofits, Public and Private Sector?<br />
    16. 16. ABC World News Tonight<br />AED<br />American Red Cross<br />Amnesty International<br />Bearing Point<br />Biometrics<br />BioReliance Lab<br />Booz Allen Hamilton<br />Brookings Institution<br />Center for Strategic and International Studies<br />Chemonics<br />CIA<br />Clear Channel Corporation<br />CNN International<br />Coalition to Stop Gun Violence<br />Corcoran Gallery of Art<br />C-Span<br />DC Superior Court<br />Defense Intelligence Agency<br />Department of State<br />Discovery Communications<br />Drug Enforcement Agency<br />Embassy of France<br />Emily’s List<br />Environmental Protection Agency<br />European Institute<br />Fannie Mae<br />Fleishman-Hillard<br />Fund for Peace<br />Goldman Sachs<br />Heritage Foundation<br />Human Rights Campaign<br />Inter-American Foundation<br />International Foundation for Election Systems<br />IFC<br />Places Students Have Interned<br />
    17. 17. More Places Students Have Interned<br />Kennedy Center<br />KPMG<br />Legg Mason<br />Maryland House of Delegates<br />Merrill Lynch<br />Middle East Institute<br />Morgan Stanley<br />MTV<br />National Cancer Institute<br />National Democratic Institute<br />National Endowment of the Arts<br />National Geographic<br />National Public Radio<br />PBS<br />Public Citizen Global Trade Watch<br />Public Defender Service<br />Public International Law & Policy Group<br />Republican Youth Majority<br />Smith Barney<br />Smithsonian Institute<br />The Washington Post<br />The White House<br />UBS Financial Services<br />United Nations<br />United States Congress<br />United States Department of Justice<br />US Dept of Commerce<br />USA Today<br />Washington Capitals<br />Washington Sports and Entertainment<br />World Bank<br />WTOP Radio Network<br />
    18. 18. Strategy<br />Create your own online profile <br />AU CareerWeb<br />LinkedIn<br />Clean up Facebook page<br />Meet with John at some point before the end of fall semester<br />Expand you network while in school<br />Take advantage of professors’ connections<br />Sign up for SIS-L <br />
    19. 19. QUESTIONS???<br />Schedule an appointment with John Charles by going online at<br /> (John prefers phone calls: 202-885-1810)<br /><br />