The Employer Relations team provides a variety of in-person, hybrid, and virtual opportunities for students to interact with employer representatives from a variety of organizations. Please see the Upcoming Events on our main page to learn about these recruitment opportunities.
Students and alumni can view job posts and upcoming recruitment events in Handshake, our career management tool. Register for events or apply for a job using your Handshake account. Follow your favorite employers in Handshake to receive alerts anytime an employer is on campus or posts a job opportunity.
February 13 | 9:30 - 12:00 p.m. | In-Person
Maryland Metropolitan Education Expo (MMEE)
Hosted by the University of Maryland. Open to AU students.
February 9 | 10:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Virtual on Handshake
Government, Education & Non-profit Career Fair
February 20 | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. | In-Person
Advocacy, Policy & Legislation Networking Reception
February 27 | 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. | In-Person
Management & Entrepreneurship Career Fair and Networking Reception
March 21 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | In-Person
Marketing Career Fair and Networking Reception
March 27 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. | In-Person
Spring 2024 Job & Internship Fair
These in-person, virtual or hybrid sessions are interactive meetings between employers and interested students and alumni. These sessions provide a chance learn more about an organization or area of interest, network with recruiters and gain an insider’s perspective on the recruiting process for a specific organization. Get tips on hiring trends, what job skills you should be honing and what it takes to be a successful candidate. See a list of upcoming information sessions on our homepage. Those interested should register for information sessions in Handshake to save a spot.
The Employer-in-Residence (EiR) program takes place in-person or virtually and brings together students and recruiters/representatives with partner organizations for pre-scheduled appointments. These sessions offer students the opportunity to meet with representatives in a one-on-one setting for learning and networking. All EiR & Recruiter Chat sessions will be posted in Handshake, and all degree-seeking students in CAS, SIS, SOC, SOE and SPA are eligible to participate. Appointments are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Appointment slots will open at 9:00 AM two weeks prior to the organization's visit. Details of when slots become available are posted in each event description. Remember to log in on the date and time that the slots open to select a slot. The Career Center recommends students meet with a peer advisor or schedule a meeting with with a Career Advisor to assist in preparing for this informational interview. Business casual dress is required.
See a list of upcoming EIR events on our homepage.
How to sign-up for an EiR time slot:
1. Log into your Handshake account. *Before you can sign up for a time slot, you must have an updated, default resume saved in your “My Documents” folder.
2. Click ‘Jobs’ tab at top of screen. In search bar, type ‘Employer-in-Residence.’ All upcoming EiR events will populate, listing the particular organization in the title.
3. Click to open the event that interests you. The bar at top identifies the date and time slots open and close.
4. Click on ‘Apply’ in top right of screen to apply. Attach your most recent resume and answer any application questions, if applicable. Then click ‘Submit Application’ button.
5. A screen will appear to allow you to select a time slot. Choose your preferred slot. You will receive a confirmation and reminders once you’ve secured a slot.
6. If you have any questions about how to sign up for an slot, contact the Employer Relations Coordinator, Caleb Brown at email@example.com or (202) 885-1807.
Reminders & Tips:
- If all time slots are filled, your name will be added to a waitlist. You will be emailed if an opportunity arises for you to choose a time slot. Very popular organizations will fill up within the first few minutes of opening. Mark your calendar for the date and time registration opens!
- If you receive a message stating: “Your school has restricted your ability to apply to this job” please contact the Employer Relations Coordinator, Caleb Brown, immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 885-1807, or the Career Center front desk at 202-885-1804 for instructions on how to proceed. (A reminder, EiR events are open only to current degree-seeking CAS, SIS, SOC, SOE & SPA students).
- These sessions are not recruiting in nature, rather they are a chance for those that are interested in applying to specific jobs, or interested in learning more about how their skill set might apply to the organization, to learn from the organization's representative.
- The system will repeat the word “interview” as a system word, as these are housed in On-Campus Interviews (OCI) to manage the event. However, these are not formal interviews.
- You will need to have an updated resume saved as a default document in your account under “My Documents” before you can sign up for a time slot. These resumes are sent to the employer ahead of their visit to prepare for your informational interview.
- Most organizations will allow all CAS, SIS, SOC, SOE, SPA students in the various majors and degree programs, but there are instances where restrictions apply. Those restrictions will be listed under the “Application Status.”
- We suggest business smart/business professional attire for your meeting. The general rule of thumb is to be more dressed up than the representative with whom you are meeting. Plan ahead, dress to impress, and make a great first impression.
The Employer-in-Residence (EiR) program brings together students and recruiters/representatives with partner organizations for pre-scheduled appointments. These sessions offer students the opportunity to meet with representatives in a one-on-one setting for learning and networking. These are not recruiting events or interviews, however they are professional business meetings and a great first impression is important and lasting.
- The Employer-in-Residence program is open to all current degree-seeking students of CAS, SOC, SOE, SIS and SPA.
- In advance of the meeting, students will prepare by conducting further research about the current events of the organization, positions in which they are interested, and consider the different questions and topics they would like to address.
- Students will dress in business or professional attire.
- All appointments are held on a virtual platform or by phone. Students will arrive on-time to their appointment. A student arriving five or more minutes past their appointment time, may forfeit their ability to meet with the employer, and will be considered a no show.
- Resumes are sent ahead to the representatives so that they can review their appointment schedules in advance. If a student needs to cancel their appointment, they will give the Career Center as much notice as possible to allow us to move a student from the waitlist into their slot and maximize the time and resources of the professionals taking the time to visit campus. Students will give at least 24 hours’ notice. If you must remove yourself from your slot in Handshake, you must also contact the Career Center to give notice that you have removed yourself from the schedule.
- Failure to cancel without any notice and/or cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice will be marked as a “no show” and the student will be blocked from participating in Employer-in-Residence appointments and On-Campus Interviews (OCI) until they attend a meeting with a Career Center advisor to discuss their actions. A student may be permitted back into the program if they make and attend their appointment, and the advisor grants them access again.
- Repeated cancellations (3 or more) and repeated no-shows will result in a block from accessing the program completely.
- Students will only sign up for one appointment, per organization, per semester. If there are extenuating circumstances in which a second appointment in one semester is mutually agreed upon by the representative and the student, the student will inform the Employer Relations Coordinator well in advance.
Designed for career exploration and networking, the New York and L.A. Career Intensives are annual, experiential learning programs organized by the Career Center, the School of Communication, and the Office of Alumni Relations.
These trips provide students exclusive access and connections to AU alumni, parents, and professionals working in media and entertainment. During these trips, students will attend site visits, panel discussions, networking events, and workshops intended to launch their careers in communication.
New York Career Intensive
The NY Career Intensive offers students exposure to career paths in marketing and communication fields, industry trends, and alumni networking. Past participating organizations include CNN, MWWPR, and AMC Network.
The 2022 NY Career Intensive will take place March 6 - 8. Apply to the program and learn more.
L.A. Career Intensive
This competitive program is open to juniors, seniors, and recent alumni looking to begin careers in L.A. The 2022 L.A. Career Intensive will take place May 18 - 25. Learn more about the program.