University Career Services appreciates all of the cultures, ethnicities, and identities in our student body. We are committed to supporting traditionally under-represented groups in their career journey. However, students must play a proactive role in their own career development and so we have provided these resources for you.
Investigating a Company's Commitment to Diversity
If working in an organization that values diversity is important to you, research what companies are doing to create an inclusive environment for all employees. See below for a few tips or view our handout "Investigating a Company's Commitment to Diversity".
During the interview
After getting an offer
Joining a student organization connects you to our Mason community while developing the soft skills employers are looking for - teamwork and leadership. Here are a few places to start looking for an organization to join:
There are literally hundreds of different groups out there, many of which are specific to particular industries. Reaching out to a professional organization can:
- Connect you with mentors in your field
- Open up the possibility of scholarships, internships, and full-time positions
- Provide a network of support as you start out in your career
- Link you to industry specific news and tips
Read Five Reasons Professional Organizations Are Worth Joining for more.