Our graduate programs offer experiential learning opportunities from being embedded on The Washington Post Investigative team to traveling to L.A. and NYC to network with alumni. Your coursework will build your professional portfolio and our career advisors will help you perfect interview skills and develop a strong resume.
I think there's no better place to go to school than American University. Because we're located here in Washington DC. We've worked with Discovery Television, NBC, CBS-- from the National Park Service to the Smithsonian Gardens, and Smithsonian Institute's. And we connect the students with those opportunities, not only in the classroom, but also through opportunities in internships, summer jobs. There are several people on my team along with myself. And our whole goal is to help you through the various resources to help you with career development. You can participate in our one-on-one advising sessions. You can network with employers. You can be part of our SOC alumni mentoring program. We pair a student with an alumni, and the alumni individual becomes a mentor to them. Our students really know and care about our program. You know, they want to give back because they wouldn't be where they were, if it wasn't for some help that that the faculty has given them. We are connected to the students because we work with them so closely. Our Dean's internship program-- It's special. We have made connections with organizations throughout the city. Those are usually paid internships, they oftentimes lead to jobs. We have so many alumni in every newsroom in the city, and beyond the city too. So you can turn to the Washington Post. You can turn to Vox. You can turn to the Atlantic or the Hill or CQ roll call, you'll find AU people there. DC is the third largest film market outside of LA and New York. And so there are narrative films that come through here all the time and use DC as a backdrop and our students work on those productions. And even the PR firms-- So we've had a lot of great relationships with Elderman and FleishmanHillard. And a lot of places that people have worked after graduation.
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