Highly competitive fellowships honor outstanding young people bound for foreign service careers, reward excellence, and encourage underrepresented groups.
In May 2020, Brianna Crummy graduated from American University's School of Communication with a journalism degree. She recently accepted a job as a digital producer at Politico. Learn how the Career Center helped her and advice she has for students in their search.
Britt Jacovich, 2020 SPA/SOC recent graduate and alumni of the Career Center's Peer Advisor program was hired as a press assistant for Allied Progress in DC, where she'll start after graduation. Britt shares some insight on her job search, how the AU Career Center has helped her along the way, and tips on how to stay proactive in your own hunt to find a job!
Alum and former international student Dira (CAS/BA '18) talks about meeting with Career Center advisor Marie for mock interviewing, and about recognizing and talking about your skills.
Learn how SIS alumna Ugoeze Achilike (SIS/BA '17) landed a full-time, paid position at the World Bank Visitor Center after getting her foot in the door as a volunteer.
Phanwin Yokying, CAS/PhD ’18
Marie, my career advisor, helped me fully prepare for my interview.
I reached out to Marie Spaulding (career advisor for CAS) to ask if she could give me a mock interview for this job. Even though she wasn’t in the office that day, she swiftly responded encouraging me to schedule an appointment. Marie challenged me by asking many questions that I was not prepared for and provided helpful suggestions that addressed my concerns and weaknesses pertaining to this specific interview. This interview considerably strengthened my confidence, which is one crucial factor that helped me perform well in the real interview.
Learn more about the NY Intensive from Bobbie Semple, who landed her dream job at MWW PR after making a connection with an AU alum on last year's trip!
Chenoa Lee, SIS/BA, CAS/BA ’15
I wanted to pursue a career in public service as a Foreign Service Officer.
"Growing up in the Virgin Islands, I experienced firsthand how climate change impacts the most susceptible individuals. Experiencing these environmental pressures fostered my dedication to environmental activism and my desire to help those who are similarly affected. The Rangel Fellowship presented an amazing opportunity to finance graduate school and an avenue into an impactful career working to prevent environmental degradation. The Office of Merit Awards helped me prepare a competitive application and provided continuous support during the process."
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127 recipients, alternates, and finalists for nationally competitive scholarships (2017-18)