University Career Services is George Mason University's centralized career center. We take an industry-focused approach to serving our students and employers. 


Saskia Clay-Rooks

Executive Director


Career Education and Counseling Team

This team assists students in exploring their majors and career paths and in learning how to use their talents, strengths, and interests.

Elena Chiru

Associate Director, Career Development

Rachel Lindsey

Assistant Director, Career Education

Shaunda Durham

Career Counselor

Ken Guerrant

Career Counselor, Manager of Graduate Intern Program

Carolyn Kleiman

Career Counselor

Industry Advising and Employer Development Team

This team serves students who have identified their industry of interest and want to build a strategy for breaking into an internship or full-time position. It also works with employers who want to build a recruitment strategy at Mason.

Trasi Watson

Associate Director, Industry Advising and Employer Development

Sara Chandler

Assistant Director, Employer Development

Industries: Consulting, Financial Services, Real Estate, Retail, Consumer Products | Email

Kimberly Bellamy

Manager, Industry Advising and Employer Development

Industries: Science, Health, Research, Pharmaceuticals/Biotechnology, Agriculture and Forestry, Energy and Petroleum

Sean McGowan

Manager, Industry Advising and Employer Development

Industries: Construction, Engineering, Manufacturing, Technology, Transportation

Matt Myers

Manager, Industry Advisor and Employer Development

Industries: Government, Law, Criminal Justice

Charlotte Strauss

Manager, Industry Advisor and Employer Development

Industries: Education, Hospitality/Tourism, Human Services, Non-Profit, Sports and Recreation

Laura Winkler

Manager, Industry Advisor and Employer Development

Industries: Advertising, Arts and Entertainment, Marketing, Media, Public Relations

Bernadette Davey

Career Fair Manager


Grant Haver

Employer Relations Coordinator

Lesley Jaycox

Special Projects Manager

Mary Claire Kraft

Manager, Employer Outreach


Debbie Zuiker

Experiential Learning Specialist

Professional Development Team

This team strives to raise the baseline of student professionalism at Mason. They help students polish their professional skills in order for them to better transition to life after Mason.

Raechel Timbers

Associate Director, Student Professional Development

Nora Gerrity

Customer Service and Student Leadership Coordinator

Trends, Assessment and Communication Team

This team tells the story of student and employer success at Mason using data and visuals. They also serve as our promotions team for all career events.

Stephanie Lampron

Assistant Director, Trends, Assessment and Marketing

Carollei McMillin

Communications Marketing Coordinator


This team keeps the career center running smoothly behind the scenes, taking care of our day to day production necessities and technology needs.

Kathy Shifflett

Technology Coordinator | Webmaster

Rebekah Truog

Office Manager

Employers in Residence

This team teaches UNIV 420: College to Career and partners with industry advisors, faculty, and other stakeholders to present career workshops that increase students' job hunting effectiveness and success.

Dave Bauer

Employer in Residence

Ralph Lattanzio

Employer in Residence

George Siragusa

Employer in Residence

Student Staff

This team provides customer service to all of our stakeholders, schedules appointments, and assists students during walk-in hours with their resumes, cover letters, and HireMason questions.

Lola Owokoniran

Peer Career Mentor

Madiha Rizwan

Career Services Assistant

Asra Ahmad

Peer Career Advisor

Jumoom Ahmed

Peer Career Advisor

Efua Dennis

Peer Career Advisor

Sydney McLain

Peer Career Advisor

Brittany Maley

Peer Career Advisor

Spencer Mullen

Peer Career Advisor

Karla Thomas

Senior Peer Career Advisor

Keshawna Veney

Peer Career Advisor

Susmita Gautam

Technology and Engineering Peer Career Advisor


Vision Statement

Making big dreams an attainable reality

Mission Statement

We prepare and connect career-ready students for post-graduate success

Hours of Operation

Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Walk-in Schedule
Monday - Thursday (2 to 4 p.m.) and Friday (10 a.m. to Noon), Evening hours: Tuesdays 5 to 7 p.m.

Contact Us

University Career Services (central office)
Student Union Building I, Room 3400
4400 University Drive, MS 3B6
Fairfax, VA 22030

School of Business Career Services
School of Law Career Services | 703-993-8020

Schar School of Policy and Government Career Development Office


Coming to Campus provides directions on getting to Mason, information on where to park, maps of campus, and suggestions on where to stay.

Models of Success Advisory Board

Models of Success Advisory Board

2016-17 members: Michael Kamel, Jocelyn Martinez, Obum Egolum, Taylor Pigram, Elana Sokol, not pictured: Kathleen Peña, Rachel Christoff, Diana Milea-Ciobanu, Desmond Moffitt, Evelien Krijnen, Jaclyn Jones

The Models of Success Board provides valuable input to the director of University Career Services on existing and proposed programs, services, and publications.

Participating students are selected based upon their engagement with University Career Services, involvement across campus, and success in working towards their post-graduation goals.