American University Student Panel

Recorded Tuesday, September 22 at 08:00 PM

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School information

American University

Washington, DC

Ask current American University students questions about academics, campus life, dorm living, and more. Livestream viewers will get to vote on questions and ask their own!

🎙 Guest Moderator: Ellen Spokes

Meet the panelists: Alexandra, Alexis, and Sam

Alexandra is a senior from Philiadelpha, Pennsylvania. She attends both the Mckinley School of Communications and the Kogod School of Business. Alexandra is a major in Public Relations and Strategic Communications with a minor in Business Entertainment. During her time at American she has had the opportunity to intern at numerous entertainment companies, such as ABC, NBC, and The CW. On campus, she is an active member of the Public Relations Student Society of America while serving as President of her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega. In her free time Alexandra enjoys spending time with her friends visiting all of the DC "hot spots", working out, cooking, or just relaxing on her couch.

Alexis is a senior from Chappaqua, New York currently living in Westport, Connecticut. She attends the Kogod School of Business majoring in Business Administration with a Marketing specialization. Alexis is a member of the women's club volleyball team. In addition, she has completed internships at Coca-Cola and Morgan Stanley. In her free time Alexis enjoys cooking, visiting Georgetown and getting coffee or brunch downtown with friends.

Sam is a junior from Houston, TX. He is majoring in Business Administration and specializing in Finance at the Kogod School of Business. He is also an avid tennis player, and enjoys watching and playing most recreational sports. Additionally, Sam and his friend Clark are in a band called Clam. They can sometimes be found performing rock 'n roll hits from the 60's and 70's in the campus coffee lounge, The Bridge.

School information

American University

Washington, DC
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Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Priya and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
9:54@anonymous:Thank you all for answering questions so much! I wanted to know how the dorms are at American university and if single dorms are open to freshmen?
11:55@anonymous:what does a typical day look like?
14:54@anonymous:Can you share about Faculty-student bonding?
16:11@anonymous:Hi! I would like to know about internship opportunities that AU offers to students.
19:06@sophomore_chaos:What is the alumni base like (in terms of internships/networking)?
19:55@anonymous:What does Greek life look like at American?
21:30@anonymous:What kind of abroad programs does American have?
23:06@anonymous:what types of clubs are there, and what is your favorite club (if you have one).
24:45@Kayli:If it's possible to answer this, How often do undergrad students stay at AU for grad school? And if they don't, which schools do they commonly go to? Thank you for hosting this by the way.
25:29@Chinue:Are your classes lecture-based or discussion-based?
26:19@anonymous:how accepting is the school about things like the LGBTQ+ community?
27:11@anonymous:Can you speak on the racial/ethnic diversity of the student body at AU?
27:30@Chinue:Are classes lecture-based or discussion based?
28:51@anonymous:Is there a great deal of focus on the political scene there due to the location of the school?
32:35@yash_m:what is student life like at AU? ex. night life, friendships, weekend life
36:20@anonymous:How are the dining halls on campus?
36:51@AminaSimmer:How is the food in the dining room/ what are your favorite restaurants by campus?
39:19@Vinisha:Does AU offer any opportunities or internships at the White House?
39:54@anonymous:Would you say that it being a religious university makes much of a difference?
40:23@Vinisha:What is AU particularly known for? Are there any fun traditions?
42:03@anonymous:How long have you known you wanted to be in your major?
44:34@anonymous:Can you comment on academic support and tutoring at AU?
44:46@anonymous:if you have a problem who are you most likely to turn to at the school?
45:52@anonymous:Can you share specifically what is campus like? Outside spaces to hang out or more an indoor experience? Can you get a seat in the library? where do you study if you don’t want to be in your room? How does weather affect campus use? We can’t visit in person.


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