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Felicia Parks

Julia Beyer

Alyssa Best

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY MY CAREER ADVISOR (The Career Center's blog offers general career advice and specific resources for SOC students. Virtually meet your SOC advisors - Felicia Parks, Julia Beyer or Alyssa Best - before scheduling an appointment. Also check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and main Webpage!) UPCOMING EVENTS/DEADLINES:

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Join us for the new Job Search Essentials in 90 Minutes program, Tues, Feb 14th MGC 5 from 6pm8pm which consists of three 30-minute sessions (Resumes, Interviewing, Linkedin) and an opportunity to network with other attendees. Refreshments will be served. RSVP through AU CareerWeb. Questions? Contact the Career Center at careercenter@american.edu or at 202-8851804. If you like animal videos, we've got an evening for you! Storytelling and Animal Protection with HSUS. Tues, Feb 14th at 6:30 pm (food and drink provided). With his teams, Chad Sisneros, Managing Director of the Creative Department at The Humane Society of the United States, have supported many of HSUS's largest campaigns against factory farming, puppy mills, dog fighting, and the Canada seal hunt, just to name a few. The strength of their video storytelling is one of the main drivers of their campaign success at HSUS. Come and watch some amazing animal stories!


Personalizing the Presidency: Digital Media & the Obama White House, Wed., Feb. 15th, 7-8:30pm, Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater: Three former White House media staffers tell the stories behind the photos, videos and social media posts that helped shape the Obama family's image. Audience Q&A to follow. Panelists include: Amanda Lucidon, Official White House Photographer; and Adam Garber, Video Director for the White House Office of Digital Strategy. Advice to My Sophomore Self, Wed., Feb. 15th, Battelle Atrium 7-9pm: Sophomore year in a student’s life is one in which students encounter a number academic and personal feats as they face pressures to officially declare a major. It is a time when students face a lot of significant decisions regarding their time here at AU. Join CAS faculty and staff to share good laughs, poignant moments, and sound advice as they reflect on their sophomore year of college and what they wish they had known. We will also have cookies, fruit, hot chocolate, and apple cider. Personalizing the Presidency: Digital Media & the Obama White House, Wed., Feb. 15th, 7-8:30pm, Doyle Forman Theater: Three former White House media staffers tell the stories behind the photos, videos and other visual media that helped shape Obama's image. Audience Q&A to follow. Panelists include: Amanda Lucidon, former official White House photographer; Adam Garber, former video director for the White House Office of Digital Strategy; and Kodiak Starr, former creative director for the White House Office of Digital Strategy. FAMU Study Abroad Info Session, Thurs. Feb. 16th, Doyle/Forman Theatre, 2:30pm: We will be holding information about the AU Study abroad opportunities in the Czech Republic at FAMU, the world-renowned film school in Prague. This is a program we recommend for all film students who wish to study abroad since it complements their learning experience at American with a semesterlong, full immersion program at one of the best film schools in the world in one of the greatest cities in which to study. The program at FAMU is taking students interested in both fiction production and documentary production. Students who attended FAMU will be there to share their experience and screen some of their work. FAMU coordinator, Professor Gary Griffin will be on hand to answer questions and describe the program. Faculty Forum: Thriving in the Field with Backpack Journalist Bill Gentile, Thurs. Feb. 16 th, 11:30am-12:30pm, McKinley Media Innovation Laboratory 100: SOC Film and Media Arts Professor Bill Gentile with discuss how he became a conflict zone journalist presenting clips from his own archives. Professor Gentile has four decades of field experience as an independent journalist and documentary filmmaker. How to Network for the SOC Networking Reception, Thurs., Feb. 16th, 6-7pm, Career Center Library: Students and alumni attending the SOC Student-Alumni Networking Reception that are interested in refining their networking skills and receiving professional advice on how to effectively interact with alumni and employers are invited to join SOC’s Prof. Chris Palmer in this interactive pre-reception workshop. Prof. Palmer, a successful documentary producer and networker extraordinaire, will give tips on projecting confidence while starting conversations, making connections, and exchanging contact information. Learn how to gracefully move from one conversation to the next, so that you can mingle with more people and broaden your network. (Prof. Palmer is also a stand-up comedian, so he's sure to keep the workshop fun and lighthearted.) SOC Networking Reception, Thurs., Feb. 16th, 7-8:30pm, MGC Rooms 205: There are 23 registered employers (and counting) that will attend the SOC Networking Reception, so you don’t want to miss it. Join the Career Center, Office of Alumni Relations, and the School of Communication on Thurs, Feb 16th from 7-8:30pm in MGC 2-5. You’ll get a chance to chat with representatives from Arena Stage, Dept. of Homeland Security, Green Buzz Agency, Mix 107.3, National Geographic, Newseum, NFL Network, SRB Communications, Oasis Productions, PRoffessional Solutions, LLC; Stone Soup Films, Teach for America and more. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and refreshments while


mingling with students, alumni, employers, faculty, and staff. Students and Alumni seeking connections: Register Here Social Marketing Association of North American (SMANA) DC Social and Behavior Change Networking Event Tuesday, Feb. 21st, 5:30-7pm, Doyle/Forman Theater, McKinley Building, second floor, School of Communication: Join SMANA and AU for an evening of networking with and learning from fellow DC social marketers and behavior change colleagues. Hosted by the AU School of Communication and AU Kogod School of Business, the event will feature Caty Borum Chattoo speaking on the role and importance of powerful, emotional media stories that spark empathy and human connection—a tool for social marketing professionals to know, learn and put into practice. This event is free and open to all. Snacks and drinks will be provided by Action Research (http://action3630.com/). To RSVP: Email Kelley Dennings at kdennings@gmail.com or join the SMANA Meetup group and register for the event at http://www.meetup.com/Metro-DC-SocialMarketing-Meetup/. Multicultural Career Connection, Tues., Feb. 21st, 6-8pm, MGC Room 2-5: Join the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the Career Center, and the AU Alumni Association at this highly anticipated event on Tuesday, February 21st from 6:00-8 p.m. in MGC 2 - 5. Alumni will share insights and advice on career planning and job searching from a multicultural perspective. Following the panel presentation, there will opportunity to network with students, alumni, professionals, faculty, and staff. Media that Matter: Hate Rising, Wed. Feb. 22nd 6-8:30pm, Doyle Forman Theater: Film Screening and Q&A with film director Catherine Tambini, sound recordist Peter Miller and cinematographer Larry Engel. Hate Rising was inspired by by the incident in which journalist Jorge Ramos was ejected from a Donald Trump press conference and told by the presidential candidate to “go back to Univision.” The Mexican-born Ramos examines how hate is contagious and sits down with the white nationalists who are emboldened by the Trump campaign. Marketing and Communication Day, Thurs. Feb. 23rd, 2:30pm-7:00pm, Kogod Harris Lounge: Join us for our annual Marketing & Communications Day sponsored by the Kogod Center for Career Development. Students will have the opportunity to meet with marketing and communications employers to discuss job and internship opportunities during our Career & Networking Fair. After the fair, we invite corporate partners, alumni, and students to join us for a reception. Students must dress professionally and bring their resumes! Visit the Marketing & Communications Day website for more information and to register. Sports Industry Network and Career Conference, Friday Feb. 24th and Saturday 25th Off-campus, Join a community of hundreds industry professionals and like-minded students looking to break-in to the sports industry. Invest in your career and your future by attending SINC17. Education - top sports executives share insight on best practices and future trends. Placement - 1-on-1 interviews conducted on-site for internships, part-time, and full-time positions. Networking - over 100 sports business professionals connect with SINC attendees each year. RSVP Required: http://www.sincconference.com/registration/ Being LGBTQ in the Workplace, Tues., Feb. 28th, 6-8pm, Mary Graydon Conference Room 2-5: Join the AU Alumni Association, the Career Center, and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion for a panel discussion on being LGBTQ in the workplace. Explore how identities are expressed, received, and restrained in the pursuit of living and working as your authentic self. Following the panel presentation, enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and refreshments while networking with students, alumni, professionals, faculty, and staff. There is no charge to attend.


EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT (more info available on “SOC Student Career Resource Center" Blackboard page) The Advisory Board is seeking new talent starting Summer 2017! Advisory Board is hiring through OCR for their Associate, full-time position under job ID#121591. Here is the role in brief: As an entry-level salaried sales position, the Sales and Marketing Associate will support a Marketing Director and be responsible for day-to-day interactions with our prospective members in either the health care or higher education industry. Sales and Marketing Associates, as part of a larger team, play a major role in the firm’s business development efforts, from establishing initial contact with members and potential members to facilitating follow up activities that lead to new business opportunities. Deadline to apply: February 16! 2017 Startup Career Fair AU is partnering with George Washington University's Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship to host its annual Startup Career Fair and Guest Panel on Wednesday, March 1 from Noon - 3:30pm. With more than 30 startups in attendance, attendees will have the chance to connect with, learn about, and discuss intern and job opportunities with Washington, DC-area’s top startups. To attend, sign-up here: http://bit.ly/2lHTtcx . Atlantic Council: Millenium Leadership Program The Atlantic Council is recruiting for the 2017 Millennium Fellowship. We seek rising leaders with an entrepreneurial spirit, bold vision for the future, character to lead and inspire, and passion for shaping the world. Fellows may come from a range of backgrounds including but not limited to: government, civil society, business, the arts, journalism, politics, and the military. This two-year program brings together rising leaders thirty-five years old and under from around the world who share the Council's mission for building a more prosperous, global, and secure future. To review the position description and candidate requirements search under Job ID# 123012. The application deadline is Sunday, March 12, 2017. INFORMATION SESSIONS/WORKSHOPS Google: 2/13, 3pm, Virtual Information Session, "What is ‘Project Work’ and What Does it Look Like on a Resume?" Google: 2/16, 3pm, Virtual Information Session, "Job Opportunity Spotlight: The Software Engineer, Tools & Infrastructure New Grad Role" Google: 2/23, 3pm, Virtual Information Session, "How to Transition Your Academic Skills to the Tech Industry" Amazon: 2/27, 6:30pm, Information Session, MGC 200 *This session is geared toward technical majors (i.e. computer science, IT, etc.) Google: 2/28, 3pm, Virtual Information Session, "Diversity and Inclusion at Google" FINCA: 3/6, 5pm-8pm, Off-campus Information Session and Networking, "FINCA's 2017 International Women's Day" Central Intelligence Agency: 3/22, 2-3pm, General information session during the Job & Internship Fair (Mezzanine Level) Peace Corps: 3/28, 5-6pm, Application Workshop, Location TBD *Bring your application to work on it with the PC recruiter! U.S. Department of State: 4/25, 5-6:30pm, Information Session, MGC 200 FELLOWSHIPS AU Summer Scholars & Artists Fellowship Program: Advanced undergraduates are invited to apply for a


fellowship to be an American University Summer Scholar or Artist for summer 2017. Funded by the Center for Undergraduate Research, fellows will be granted $4,000 to conduct full-time research that demonstrates the potential to lead to significant scholarly or creative work. Students should apply through this link by February 24th Meet AU Scholars: Hear Their Experiences and Get Great Advice, Wed., Feb. 15th, 5-6:30pm, Letts Formal: This is an opportunity to meet with AU's national scholarship recipients. Past scholars will share their experiences and wisdom over an informal dinner. SOC DEAN’S INTERNSHIP: The signature Bloomberg BNA/SOC internship and training program is open to rising seniors and is structured to prepare selected students for positions with Bloomberg BNA after graduation. Interns will gain hands-on experience reporting for one of the foremost news organizations in Washington and get paid for it. During the 10-week program, interns will produce breaking news stories under deadline each day from the halls of Congress and around D.C., and cover other important developments that impact Bloomberg BNA’s audience of key professionals and decision makers. Responsibilities may include pitching and writing enterprise stories, conducting exclusive interviews, and collaborating with other media platforms. Those students with multimedia experience may work with the video producer on pieces that accompany our news reports. See the attached description, which is available on our Dean’s Internship website. The application deadline for all our internships is Tuesday, March 21, 2017. EMPLOYER IN RESIDENCE The following employers will be available to students for informational meetings as part of the EmployerIn-Residence program. All appointments will be held in the Career Center and must be scheduled in advance through AU CareerWeb. Spaces are limited. Additional employers and dates will be added throughout the spring semester. Please click here for information on how to sign up for a slot. Employer: Date, Time, Date to sign up (Slots open at 9:00am) Central Intelligence Agency: 2/16, 10am-3pm, Slots open 2/2 *Slots full, waitlist available Central Intelligence Agency: 3/2, 10am-3pm, Slots open 2/16 The Atlantic Council: 3/7, 10am-4pm, Slots open 2/21 National Institutes of Health (NIAID): 3/8, 1-4pm, Slots open 2/22 Peace Corps: 3/28, 10am-4pm, Slots open 3/14 U.S. Department of State: 3/28, 9:40am - 5pm, Slots open 3/14 National Institutes of Health (NIAID): 4/5, 1-4pm, Slots open 3/22 U.S. Department of State: 4/25, 10am-4pm, Slots open 4/11 Smithsonian Institution: 4/11, 10am-3pm, Slots open 3/28

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SOC Student/Alumni Networking Reception: Thurs, Feb 16; 7-8:30pm, MGC 2-5 Marketing & Communication’s Day: Thurs, Feb 23; 3:30-7pm; Kogod Student Lounge CAS Education Networking Reception: Wed, March 1; 7-8:00pm, Spring Valley Multi-Purpose Room 618 Spring 2017 Job & Internship Fair: Wed, March 22; 1-4pm, Bender Arena


Women in Film and Video (WIFV) Media Job Fair - Sat, April 1; 12:00-3:30 pm. @Pepco Edison 702 8th Street, NW (Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro). $10 WIFV Members; $20 Public.

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2016-2017 Resume Book. The AU Career Center would like to encourage students who are currently seeking jobs and internships to include their resume in the open 2016-2017 Resume Book in AU CareerWeb. The AU Resume Book is a collection of resumes from students and alumni that are made available to employers who are looking to hire AU candidates. In an effort to better serve both students and employers, we update the resume book annually to include more current job seekers and to reflect a broad range of talent. We hope that you'll consider joining the AU Resume Book as this is an excellent career resource available to students, alumni, and employers! Here's how to proceed: 1. Log in to AUCareerWeb; 2. Upload an updated resume in the Documents tab of your student account; 3. In the upper right corner, click into the circle with your monogram or picture; a. Click the Privacy tab and choose YES to have your default resume* included in the AU Resume Book; b. Update all personal and academic information in your profile. See tips for participating in the book on your AU CareerWeb homepage. Looking for a spring 2017 internship or a full-time opportunity? Then be sure to take advantage of Skype, phone or email appointments with one of your three industry-savvy SOC advisors. Alyssa Best, Julia Beyer or Felicia Parks are happy to help with resumes/cover letters, internship and job search strategies, figuring out your niche, interview tips, and more, for any and every stage of your career development. Be sure to check out the many resources we offer, and then schedule a phone, email or Skype appointment from the comfort of your home. Whether you’re exploring careers, starting your internship/job search or interviewing for your next job, the Career Center has a variety of online resources to assist you in your career development. Commonly used sites include InterviewStream (practice mock interviewing), Going Global (identify country-specific career info), and CareerSpot Videos (three minute career advice on a variety of topics) Stay in touch with us on social media - @AUSOCCareers, @AU_SOC, @AUCareerCenter or facebook.com/AmericanUniversityCareerCenter; check out our school specific resources; and review resources in our "SOC Student Career Resource Center" Blackboard course. This course has various links including: announcements (key events); instructions on scheduling appointments with SOC Career Advisors; Career Development Videos (Career Spots videos with 3-5 minute advice of attending a job fair and so much more); Disability Resources; Employer & Industry Lists (which includes reports on employers that have hired SOC students within the last 3 years); Interviewing Tips; websites for Job & Internship Searches; tips on Networking & Informational Interviewing; Online Branding; Resumes and Cover Letters; Salary Negotiation and how to complete SelfAssessments MediaLine.com: Check out the most comprehensive, up to date television newsroom job listings out there. View openings such as: anchors & reporter listings (i.e. freelance, consumer, general assignment, video journalist, etc.); entry level (i.e. graphic artists, production assistant, reporter); or news producer/assignment editor/management (social media manager, digital news producer, web producer, etc.). Contact the Career Center for the username and password. The Prelaw Advising website includes resources to assist students that are evaluating the pursuit of a legal education, developing strong application materials, and selecting the right law school.


Students can also receive one-on-one pre-law, through a scheduled appointment. Call the Career Center at (202) 885-1804. ADVISING: ONE-ON-ONE or DROP-IN: 

Make an appointment with your career advisor for individualized, industry-savvy help with resumes/cover letters, internship and job search strategies, figuring out your niche, interview tips, and more, for any and every stage of your career development. Be sure to check out the many resources we offer, then schedule a phone, email or Skype appointment with your advisor and learn various tips from the comfort of your home. SOC's Drop-In Advising is available on Mondays. Have a quick question for your SOC advisor? Interested in learning about services within the Career Center? Then take advantage of drop-in advising from 1:30 - 2:45pm across from the Media Innovation Lab (MIL, first floor). Below is JUST a sampling of recently posted openings on AUCareerWeb. Use the number in parentheses as a keyword to look for specific listings, but also be sure to search more broadly for other opportunities; there are more new postings and many posted long ago for ongoing opportunities! (If you have any problems logging in, call the front desk at 202-885-1804!)

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Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure: Spring Events, Development and Communications Intern (Paid; 123280) American Institute of Implant Dentistry: Videography Intern (123262) Better Markets: Summer Communications Intern (Paid; 123142) Birkdale Media: Commission-paid Internship with Media Training Company (Paid; 123214) CommonLit: Content and Marketing Intern (Education Nonprofit) (123122) DC Fashion Foundation: DC Fashion Incubator Internships (123162) EventPro Strategies: Sophomore/Junior Summer Field Marketing Internship Program (Paid; 123274) MacFadden: Outreach and Engagement Intern (Paid; 123176) National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA): Communications & Program Intern (122696) Periodontal & Implant Associates of Greater Washington: Social Media Marketing Intern (123218) Trust for the National Mall: Internships in Marketing, Communications and Social Media, and Development (123196) TV Asahi American, Inc.: Broadcast Journalism Intern (123104) Veracity Media: Digital, Political Strategy and Comms Internship (Paid; 123289) Well & Lighthouse, LLC.: Content Team Intern (Paid; 123175)

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Carahsoft Technology Corp.: Public Relations Coordinator (Paid; 69939), Social Media Coordinator (Paid; 90699), Marketing Coordinator (Paid; 69849) Fulbright Association: Communications and Marketing Manager (Paid; 123269) Impact Alabama: Media Production Fellow (Paid; 119334)


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The Advisory Board Company: Associate - Sales and Marketing (Full Time), Job ID# 121591, resume deadline 2/16 The Kenjya-Trusant Group, LLC: Video Producer/Editor (Paid; 123074) Washington Free Beacon: Assistant Editor (Paid; 123266) WYPR-FM: Producer, On the Record with Sheilah Kast (Paid; 123230)

AUCareer Web Search Tip: These are not the only jobs and internships you'll want to see! Once you've logged in, be sure to hunt around for all the other opportunities that might suit you by sorting by school (SOC), Position Type (internship, entry-level job, mid-level, etc.), and Keyword. Try different keywords that may hit items of interest to you. General Tip: Be sure to research any outfit before applying to make sure you and they are a good fit, and to better target your resume and cover letter. Dig into your future through AU CareerWeb! Please note that this is a general mailbox that is checked infrequently. Please send messages directly to your SOC advisors Julia Beyer (juliab@american.edu) and Felicia Parks (parks@american.edu). Thank you


Feb. 15 SOC Spot