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NYC Site Visit Trip

Students meet around a conference table at Discovery Communications.

Winter Break: January 6-7, 2016

The Career Center, Kogod School of Business, School of Communication and Office of Development and Alumni Relations invite you to participate in the NYC Site Visit Trip January 6-7, 2016.

Designed for career exploration and in-depth networking, the trip offers a select cohort of 25 students exposure to career paths and industry trends as well as exclusive access to AU alumni living and working in New York City. 

Networking Opportunities

Attend site visits over the course of the two days and have the opportunity to engage with alumni and employers at an intimate student-alumni networking reception on January 6. Students will have in-depths visits with a range of organizations, including:

•FOX News
•Ketchum Inc.
•MWW Group
•United Entertainment Group

Application Process

Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students interested in pursuing a career in marketing, advertising, public relations, journalism, television, film, or a related field are eligible to participate. Preference will be given to those who demonstrate a career focus and professionalism through the application process. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so get yours in as soon as possible.

Application Requirements:

  • Resume

  • Unofficial transcript that demonstrates a minimum GPA of 3.0 (transfer students/first-year graduate students may submit their most recent transcripts from their previous institutions).

  • Statement of purpose in 300 words or less that addresses what you hope to gain from the trip and your expectations for how the trip will impact your career development.

Applications will be accepted through AU CareerWeb / Kogod CareerSource (search for position 107033 on either page) beginning Friday, November 6 at 9:00 a.m. and ending on Sunday, November 15 at 11:59 p.m. Only complete applications will be considered.

Students will be notified of their selection status by Wednesday, November 18

Participant Requirements

  • Attend a trip orientation on Thursday, November 19, from 5:30 –7:00 p.m., in the Career Center
  • Attend all scheduled events during the NYC Site Visit trip, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on January 6 and ending by 6:00 p.m. on January 7, 2016.
  • Submit a $100 nonrefundable registration fee at the pre-departure orientation. Financial assistance may be available for students who find the registration fee cost-prohibitive.
  • Students are responsible for their own arrangements and costs associated with travel, accommodations, and all meals unless otherwise indicated in the final schedule.


What to Expect

NYC Site Visit

Get a behind-the-scenes look at previous trips.

2014 Site Visit Trip

2012 Student Diary


Contact Samantha Mitchell in the Career Center at 202-885-6007 or

Email Samantha