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American University

49 Alums took the salary survey

American Alumni Salary over Time

American University Salary over time
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American Salaries

$72,740Starting Annual Salary
$226,59110 Year Annual Salary

Said that American contributed

20.41%75-100% to their career success
6.12%50-75% to their career success
63.27%25-50% to their career success
10.20%0-25% to their career success

Had the employment status

59.18%Self Employed
10.20%Top Management
18.37%White Collar workers
4.08%Pink Collar workers
0.00%Blue Collar workers
0.00%Entry Level employees

Life Satisfaction

87.76%Are satisfied with their current job.
89.80%Said things are generally going well.
24.49%Are still in the field they majored in in college.

Reputation & Preparedness

Help from Reputation6.1
Preparedness for Real world5.6
Most Frequently mentioned Graduate Jobs
Manager (32), Contractor (28), Sales (28), Realtor (27), General (27),
% went on to Graduate or Professional Ed.

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... Do stuff that you want to do, not just what you feel you need to do to advance your career or whatever ...Read full comment
... The career center is also an invaluable resource for students ...Read full comment
... A lot of good faculty, and a great career center to help you find tons of internships ...Read full comment
... As a current student at American University, it is quite clear that there is a host of diversity here as well as a strong, career driven spirit .....Read full comment
... The School of International Service, especially in the 300 (Junior) level and up is really great, and at that point the teachers are open to t...Read full comment
... Those are pretty good numbers and you will definitely have a career/job coming out of SIS ...Read full comment
... People here are trained a little too early on there desired careers which is the minor negative of AU ...Read full comment
... The School of International Service, especially in the 300 (Junior) level and up is really great, and at that point the teachers are open to t...Read full comment
... A quick comment, I cant comment on the current state of academics at AU, but I want perspective students to do their due diligence regarding inter...Read full comment
... In addition if the career counseling has not improved since I was there, then I would strongly recommend against going here ...Read full comment
... Yes, the price tag is large, but it is definitely worth it as internships and career opportunities abound (for those who reach out for them) ....Read full comment
... They know nothing about the real world ...Read full comment
... This school costs a fortune, and a lot of the income goes to the president (he made 500,000 last year, and his salary just keeps going up -- along...Read full comment
... AU offers great programs if you're pursuing a career in international relations or anything involved in politics ...Read full comment
... I joke that I know what my tuition went to my last two years of my education: An increase in the President's salary and a new school song that n...Read full comment
... Employers value GPAs though, so this can be a good thing ...Read full comment
... DC is also very career-oriented ...Read full comment
... SIS basically leaves you to your own devices - they can look at your resume and tell you where to apply ...Read full comment
... CAREER HELP: The career center is very good for resume help, interview prep and internship search, but when you're looking for a job talk to ...Read full comment
... BUT the Career Services Office is outstanding and combined with the Alumni base around DC, they are very helpful in placing students in inter...Read full comment
... The AU Career Center helped me apply for grants to fund my graduate studies at the London School of Economics ...Read full comment
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