Build Your Network and Gain Practical Skills

SIS students have access to both the SIS Office of Career Development and the AU Career Center. The following sections provide more information about the programs hosted regularly by the SIS Office of Career Development. Our programs are designed to introduce students to networking and skills building in professional development. Meet alumni, hear from top employers, and get on-the-ground experience by attending events and programs!

Many of these programs target SIS juniors, seniors, and graduate students, but most are open to all AU students and alumni to participate. Students can see all upcoming activities and sign up for them in Handshake. 

Explore our programs & events

Upcoming Career Events
Date Event Time Type Location Description
4/16/2024 Washington Headquarters Service Department of Defense Info Session 4-5:30pm In Person SIS 233 Hosted by Kogod Office of Career Engagement and SIS Career
4/18/2024 Translating your AU Accommodations to the Workplace 5:30pm-7pm Virtual Virtual Hosted by AU Career Center
4/22/2024 Graduating Student Sendoff: Soaring to New Heights with LinkedIn Photobooth! 1-3pm In Person MGC 2nd Floor Hosted by the AU Career Center
4/22/2024 Prepare to SOAR –R, Results 4-5pm In Person MGC 200 Hosted by the AU Career Center


The SIS Mentoring Program connects students with alumni mentors for one academic year. The program is open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Students and alumni do not need to be based in the DC area to participate. This year-long program begins in September each year, with new applications opening up in August. 

Applications are currently open and are due August 28th. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity!

Outcomes: explore post-graduation pathways, learn how to create networks that support their goals, and move towards your next professional steps

Learn more      View this year's mentors

Site Visits

Industry Site Visits are in-person visits at the office of an industry employer. These educational trips offer students the opportunity to meet with professionals at an organization, including AU alums, learn more about that organizations work and opportunities, and prepare to engage in professional workspaces before entering their careers. 

Site Visits occur periodically throughout the year. When they are available, the sign up will be in Handshake. Students should check Handshake regularly for the most up-to-date information.

Outcomes: practice asking questions, dressing professionally, giving handshakes, taking notes, and meeting new professional colleagues all while learning about a industry top employer and gaining access to opportunities that employer has to offer