Career Services

Helping Students Build Career Momentum

At the Kogod School of Business, we provide the resources and support students need to successfully manage their careers and achieve their professional goals. Through a tailored approach to career services, we mentor and advise students as they change jobs, move up in their organizations, or simply expand their range of available opportunities.

Career Planning Support

The Kogod career services team has a history of helping students develop the skills they need for career growth and progression long after graduation. Our advisors and resources guide students through several areas of professional development, including:

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writing a compelling resume, cover letter, and CV

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interview preparation and salary negotiation

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creating a personal professional brand

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networking effectively within and across global industries

Sharpen Your Competitive Advantage at the Kogod School of Business

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Kogod Career Resources

The Career Engagement Resource Hub

Students can connect to 24/7 online career planning and education resources—including sample interview questions and scenarios, resume and cover letter insights, salary negotiation preparation, professional development courses and lectures, job search tools, and more.

Career Advisors

Kogod career advisors work one-on-one with students, meeting them where they are in the job search process to help create a personalized career development plan. They review resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles; conduct mock interviews; and help each student market themselves effectively as they advance, switch careers, or find a new job.

Virtual Career Workshops

Students are invited to participate in virtual networking events and information sessions with prospective employers, industry experts, and Kogod and AU alumni. In these workshops, students can build meaningful professional relationships as they receive invaluable coaching and career advice.

Professional Portals and Tools

Students gain access to helpful online career search resources such as Vmock resume review; the Big Interview mock interview tool; and job search portals Handshake, CareerShift, GoinGlobal, and Vault.

A Community of Successful Professionals

From the day students enroll in a Kogod online business program, they can engage meaningfully with Kogod and American University student and alumni groups and networks. Joining this community of leaders opens doors to professional connections and networking events around the world.

Kogod LinkedIn Groups

Students and alumni connect on LinkedIn to network and share job opportunities—groups include online business students and alumni and the broader Kogod student and alumni community.

The Alumni Network

The Kogod School of Business alumni network is over 22,000 strong, and students have access to this powerful community from day one. This is in addition to the global American University alumni network, which has 30 alumni chapters and over 130,000 alumni.

AU Alumni around the World

  • 50 U.S. States
  • 14 U.S. Territories
  • 160 Countries

Many AU graduates are dedicated leaders with a track record of hard work and success. Our alumni community includes:

  • Fulbright scholars
  • Boren scholars and fellows
  • Presidential Management Fellows semifinalists

Prepared for Success: The Kogod Graduate Job Outlook

By providing students with collaborative, immersive, and personalized learning experiences, Kogod’s online business programs prepare forward-thinking professionals to advance their careers in the industry of their choice.

MBA Career Paths

Kogod online MBA students prepare to lead businesses into the future through strategic thinking, thoughtful analysis, and strong decision making.

MBA graduates may work as:

Financial managers
Marketing managers
Operation managers


89%
of U.S. employers plan to hire MBA talent in 2021.1


Learn more about possible career paths for MBA graduates.

Analytics Career Paths

Students who focus on business or marketing analytics learn how to use data to solve the pressing business challenges of today and tomorrow.

Analytics professionals may work as:

Business analysts
Financial analysts
Market research analysts


63%
of U.S. employers plan to hire master’s in analytics graduates in 2021.1


Explore career opportunities for analytics professionals.

Grow Your Career as a Global Business Leader

Join us at the Kogod School of Business to develop a comprehensive understanding of the evolving business landscape, hone a focused skill set, and create a personalized path to continued success.

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1 Business School Report: Corporate Recruiters Survey 2020. Graduate Management Admission Council. Retrieved October 1, 2020, from https://www.gmac.com/-/media/files/gmac/research/employment-outlook/gmac_corporate_recruiters_survey_sept_2020.pdf