Welcome, Erin Aucar, DC Regional Engagement Manager!

Author: Marcella Mullaney

Erin Acuar

The Meruelo Family Center for Career Development is excited to announce that Erin Aucar (‘16) has been hired as the new DC Regional Engagement Manager. This role is an expansion of our regional engagement model to our nation's capital in Washington, DC. 

This role plays a critical role in deepening relationships with employers, alumni, parents, and friends of Notre Dame in the Washington, DC area to advance placement of Notre Dame students into top tier internships and full-time positions. This position will engage with all industries and serve both undergraduate and graduate students. As part of Notre Dame's centralized Career Development team, the manager will interface with faculty and staff across all academic colleges. A particular focus will be to serve students enrolled in the University's growing Keough School of Global Affairs.

Read more about Erin's story below:

Erin Aucar was most recently the National Outreach Manager for Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS), an international nonprofit providing summer and gap year programs in Latin America since 1965. She specifically managed young alumni engagement and gap year outreach strategy for the Regional Operations team. Prior to AMIGOS, Erin studied Political Science with minors in Business Economics and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. During her time at Notre Dame, Erin enjoyed a variety of experiential learning & service opportunities, completing an SSLP at Andre House Homeless Shelter in Arizona, studying abroad in Santiago, Chile, and participating in the 2015 Pilgrimage to Poland. She was also a member of the Mock Trial team and served as the Farley Hall Vice President. 

In Washington, D.C. Erin held internships on Capitol Hill and the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration before moving to Arlington, VA permanently after graduation. In her free time, she enjoys dog-sitting, traveling, running, and exploring fun places to enjoy food and wine. She also sits on the Board of Directors for the Gap Year Association and will graduate this year with an M.A. in Social Entrepreneurship with a concentration in International Education at American University.