Exploration Week
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Monday, September 18

Why Art History?

11:00 am | Battelle 228
Introducing the field of art history and its importance in the contemporary world of image.

Is a dual-degree in engineering an option for you?

12:00 PM | Battelle T-30
Come learn about the dual-degree engineering program with AU and Columbia University. This is an exciting option for all AU students in any major who meet the program admission requirements.

Bachelors/Masters Options in Health Studies

1:00 PM | Battelle 228
An overview of the options for earning a Bachelor's and related Master's degree in 5 years in the Department of Health Studies.

Exploring A Future in Business

1:00 PM | MGC 245
Learn about Kogod majors, minors, student resources and various opportunities.

Exploring Your Bachelor's/Master's Opportunity in CAS

2:00 PM | Battelle 228
A brief discussion on American University's Bachelor's/Master's opportunity. Learn how you can earn credit towards a Master's degree while completing your Bachelor's degree.

Anthropology Welcome Meeting

4:00 PM | MGC 247
Discussion of the major, minor, and future opportunities with the a degree in Anthropology--including careers and graduate school.

Tuesday, September 19

AU Abroad Fair

11:00 AM-3:00 PM | MGC 2-5
American University consistently ranks among the top doctoral institutions in the nation for the number of students who study abroad. Take your first step toward your student abroad experience by attending the annual study abroad fair! Representatives from partner universities and programs as well as AU Abroad alumni will be present to answer any questions you may have! Drop by any time and take a look at some study abroad programs that may interest you!

Finding Your Major(s)

12:00 PM | Battelle 228
Unsure of what to major in? Or how to add a second major or minor? Come learn tips to help navigate all of your academic choices!

AU's Dance Program

1:00 PM | Battelle Atrium
Get dancing at AU! All students can add a dance course to their schedule, audition for AU Dance Performances, and participate in events. Want to study dance more in depth? Become a Dance Major or Dance Minor! Join Dance Program Faculty for all the info to get moving and grooving at AU.

Physics and Phriends Phacilities Tour

2:00 PM | Meet in front of Don Meyers Technology (DMTI 101)
Come for the interferometer demonstration and stay for posters and information about the program!

Psychology Information Session

3:00 PM | Butler Pavilion Boardroom
Come learn about the Psychology major, minor, and honors requirements.

How a Liberal Arts Major Prepares You with the Skills Employers Seek!

4:00 PM | MGC 245
Often, people who major in the liberal arts are questioned as to "what are you going to do with that degree?" The good news is that the humanities and social sciences strongly prepare students with the top skills sought by employers. Come learn how a liberal arts major will enable you to find a job upon graduation!

Literature Welcome Event

5:30 PM | Battelle Tompkins Atrium
The Welcome event is for majors, minors, and those considering joining the Literature Department. Students will have a change to learn about the four different tracks/minors: Literary Studies, Cinema Studies, Creative Writing, and Transcultural Studies. Faculty members and students from each of these tracks and minors will be present to answer questions. Careers, internships, and double majoring in Literature will also be discussed.

Food will be served.

Job Search Essentials in 90 minutes!

6:00-8:00 PM | McDowell Formal Lounge
Career Center staff will provide essential information you need to know on the following topics:

  • 6:00 PM Job and Internship Fair Preparation
  • 6:30 PM Career Exploration
  • 7:00 PM Resumes and LinkedIn Profiles
  • 6:00-8:00 PM - throughout the event advisors are available on a drop-in basis http://www.american.edu/careercenter/calendar/?id=7335933

Wednesday, September 20

Majoring or Minoring in a Foreign Language

11:00 AM | MGC 5

Explore your options when considering a foreign language as part of your AU experience!

Double Majoring or Minoring in SIS

12:00 PM | MGC 5
 Interested in a double major or minor in SIS? Meet with the SIS Undergraduate Advisors to learn more about the SIS major and minor to see if this is a path you would like to pursue. We will discuss the requirements and how they may fit in with your current major.


Find your place with the CRGC

12:00 PM | Battelle Atrium

Come learn about major and minor options within Philosophy, Religion, and the Critical Race, Gender & Culture Studies Collaborative. Food and giveaways provided!

Revolutionizing Perception

1:00 PM | Battelle 228 (Humanities Lounge)

Join the Humanities Lab for a lecture by Professor Arthur Shapiro (Department of Psychology and Computer Science) discussing our perception of the world, the physics of our environment, and the interpretive actions of our brains.

Physics Department Colloquium

2:30 PM | Don Meyers Technology Building 109
Come hear from Simone Brooke, who has a background in physics and material science and volunteered for the Optics Olympiad. Snacks provided.

SOC Undergraduate Dean Office Hours

3:30-5:30 PM | McKinley 104 A
Meet with the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Academic Services and learn about opportunities in the School of Communication.

Thinking About Becoming a Health Professional?

4:00 PM | Battelle Atrium
This informational session will provide information regarding how to prepare to apply to various health professional graduate programs. We will discuss class requirements, what to major in, and how to obtain clinical, research, and volunteer experience, as well as application timelines for these programs.

Spain Information Session

6:30-7:30 PM | MGC 247
Are you interested in studying abroad in Spain? Do you want to improve your Spanish and experience the country's vibrant culture? Come to our Spain information session to learn more!

Thursday, September 21

But I don't like politics...

11:00 AM | Battelle Atrium
The School of Public Affairs offers students the opportunity to study more than just Political Science. Com learn about the areas Public Affairs encompasses through our majors, minors, and combined bachelors & masters programs.

School of Communication: Major and Minor Options

1:00 PM | MGC 247
Attend this discussion to learn more about the fields of student available in the School of Communication: Journalism, Public Relations & Strategic Communication, Film and Media Arts, Communication Studies, Foreign Language & Communication Media, and the minor in Communication.

Finding Research Opportunities in the Sciences

1:00 PM | Battelle Atrium
American University provides a wide array of research opportunities for students in the sciences. Come learn about how to find research positions on campus as well as how to look for external opportunities and internships. In addition, learn about how and when to apply for research funding. Students of all levels are encourage to attend!

Exploring a Future in Business

2:00 PM | Battelle Atrium
Learn about Kogod majors, minors, student resources and various opportunities.

Economics Information Session

3:00 PM | Battelle Atrium
Get acquainted with the various opportunities for a second major or minor in economics.

Double Up!

4:00 PM | Battelle Atrium
Are you interested in a second major or a minor, but don't know how to start? Attend this information session to learn about where to start!

Kenya Information Session

5:30-6:30 PM | MGC 247
Are you interested in Sub-Saharan Africa? Have you always wanted to study in a dynamic and cosmopolitan Africa capital? Come to the information session and learn more about AU Abroad's program in Nairobi, Kenya!

Friday, September 22

CAS Open House

11:00 AM-1:00 PM| Battelle Atrium
Stop by the Battelle Atrium to meet your academic advisor or come to learn about our 50 majors and 57 minors! Refreshments will be served.