American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) prepares its students and graduates for success and leadership in a rapidly changing and global world.
AUIS has an alumni network of over 1900 graduates, most of whom work all over Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. An AUIS education makes our alumni competitive candidates for employment opportunities in international relief organizations, multinational corporations, and local companies and businesses. AUIS graduates work primarily in the private sector - an exception in a region where public sector employment still dominates career paths. According to a 2016 survey, more than 78 percent of AUIS’s undergraduate alumni are employed full-time or pursuing advanced degrees at prestigious universities in the United States and Europe.
Our graduates are a distinct point of pride for the entire AUIS community and we strive to maintain a lifelong relationship with our alumni. In 2012, our alumni established an Alumni Association which is involved in inviting alumni to lectures, events, and meetings of interest at the University; hosting alumni-specific events, including networking socials, reunions, and trips; incorporating alumni into university traditions and making them a more vocal and active part of the AUIS community; sharing professional opportunities via the Career Services Office; and bringing alumni back to campus to share experiences and career advice with current students.