'CASE Award' Gold Award Given To SIS Alumni For Career Program Innovation


American University's School of International Service (SIS) received the CASE Gold award for their student affable innovation.

Among the 50 entries, the American University "SIS Resume Review Week: Eagles Helping and Hiring Eagles" bagged the Gold CASE Circle of Excellence Most Innovative Program award.

"SIS Resume Review Week: Eagles Helping and Hiring Eagles" is a student-alumni engagement series. Through this effort that began in March 2015, undergraduate seniors' and graduate students' resumes will have the opportunity to be personally reviewed by SIS alumni.

The students are then invited to upload their resume to the SIS Global Alumni Network through AU Career Center's CareerWeb for distribution. Their resumes will be subject for internships, fellowships and positions by more than 15,000 alumni, Council for Advancement and Support of Education reported.

Resumes are categorized according to interest areas such as Consulting, Economics, Environment & Natural Resources and Sustainable Development, Intelligence & Security, International Communication, International Development, International Education and International Peace & Conflict Resolution.

Stephanie Block, SIS alumni relations associate director said that the award was the fruit of the SIS community's collective effort. She also added that this has not just become a training avenue for graduate students and undergraduate seniors but an opportunity for the alumni to look back on their college days as well.

Through this project, alumni also find an opportunity to pay forward to the next generation whatever their former generation has given them. Block also believes that the Gold award signifies the quality of student-alumni engagement programs accessible to alumni and SIS students.

Aside from the benefit of the one on one feedback that interested students receive from the alumni, viewing their resumes was also made easier through the use of SIS Resume Books hosted by AU Career Web.

This year's SIS global alumni network session was participated by more than 100 students. These participants are offered with networking tips, resource and career advising appointments, American University reported.

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