At the Kogod School of Business, we want the best career outcomes for our students, and we provide the resources to prepare them to successfully manage their career in a global business environment. Through a tailored approach to career services, we support students as they change jobs, move up in their organizations, or simply expand their range of available opportunities.
The Kogod career services team has a history of helping students develop the skills they need for upward movement and career progression long after graduation. Kogod is ranked as a top-50 Best Business School by Bloomberg Businessweek, which bases its ranking in large part by how well schools prepare their graduates to earn good jobs.
Students need to look at their careers as an evolving journey, not as a series of disconnected jobs. Kogod addresses individual needs depending on where students are in their job search. Career advisors provide individualized support to help students move forward. Students improve their networking skills and learn to better market themselves as they advance, switch careers, or find their next job.
This support includes:
providing feedback on résumés, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles
analyzing professional accomplishments
preparing for interviews and conducting mock interviews
24/7 Access to Career Resources
During the program and after graduation, Kogod provides Business@American students with access to a suite of online tools to chart their career course and evaluate and negotiate job offers. To prepare students for the job application process, we offer resources such as sample questions and tips for case interviews—scenarios in which job applicants create and defend business models on the spot.
Students will also hone their career development skills while taking part in MBA immersions or analytics capstone courses by participating in face-to-face networking and career programming.
Available career software and systems include:
a comprehensive online resource hub with informational videos, templates, and exercises to help students develop a professional brand and expand their career paths
business career self-assessment using CareerLeader
access to Handshake, AU’s career services platform that provides Kogod business students with one-stop access to opportunities to attend on-campus interviews, events, workshops, apply to jobs and internship postings and utilize online career resources as well as skill building tools.
use of VMOCK, a 24-7 online resume-review tool, leverages data-science, machine learning, and natural language processing to provide instant personalized feedback on your resume based on criteria gathered from employers and global best practices.
Alumni Network and Events
American University has over 125,000 alumni from all U.S. states and territories and 160 countries. Our students and alumni have a track record of hard work and success. AU is a top producer of dedicated, politically active leaders, including:
Boren scholars and fellows
Presidential Management Fellows semifinalists
Because online business program students have access to the entire Kogod and American University alumni networks, they can make connections and attend networking events around the world. With 38 alumni chapters globally, students can find local alumni and events that are convenient for them.
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To learn more about career services and support for students, contact an admissions counselor at 855-572-2800 or via e-mail.