Career services at SIS are a key part of how we prepare our students to make a positive difference. Whether it’s résumé help, internship applications, or even possibly getting hired by one of our more than 25,000 alumni worldwide, SIS is committed to preparing and assisting our students and recent alumni.
Careers and Internships
The SIS Office of Career Development was great. I had an opportunity to meet with different counselors to talk through different opportunities and make sure that they were going to be a good fit for me.
Before I started at American, I was able to go on a site visit. And my ability to go and meet people at that organization really kind of sparked this major interest that led to an internship and now, full time position there.
The SIS alumni network really is powerful. Since graduating, these people have become my friends, my colleagues, my peers, advisors, who I get in touch with, when I'm trying to figure out a certain problem. Always know that there's someone from this community that can reach out to and they're going to respond, not only, just with an answer, but also very eager to help and engage with me on whatever project I'm working on.
My first opportunity out of American University, I was able to work for a company that sent me all over the former Soviet Union to do research. I worked for Voice of America, I worked for the BBC. It was very exciting. My next job was also through American University through contacts that I'd made here. I'm currently the Chief Operating Officer of D3, and we're an international research company. We have projects all over the world. I'm grateful to the experience I had at American University, because it put me in a position to take on the leadership of the company that I run now. And I regularly hire people from the School of International Service because I'm looking for people with that growth mindset. People that want to continue to learn. People that want to make a difference. People who are ready to change with the times, and I get that from American University. So this is where I do my hiring.
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