Thank you for recruiting at Mason! We've found that following these steps makes for the most effective recruiting on our campus.

Step 1: Develop Your Relationship 

Create a HireMason Account

The first step to recruiting at Mason is to create a HireMason account. Not only does HireMason house all job and internship postings, it also provides you access to event registration and announcements from University Career Services. Register for HireMason.

Post Jobs and Internships

Once you receive a confirmation email with your login information, you may create job and internship postings by following these steps:

  • Login to HireMason
  • Click on "Jobs"
  • Select "Add New"
  • Complete and submit the request. Your position will be reviewed by a staff member and approved in 1-3 business days.

Step 2: Enhance Your Strategy

Fairs and Signature Events

Keep your contact info current in HireMason in order to receive regular invitations to our Fairs and Signature Events. Take part in one or more of these well-established programs annually for campus-wide publicity and broad exposure to students and recent graduates. 

Career Fair Sponsorship

Go a step further in your branding by becoming a Career Fair Sponsor. Sponsorship includes:

  • Preferred booth location including electrical hook up
  • Additional pipe and drape booth to conduct interviews during the fair
  • Two additional representative registrations and parking passes
  • Recognition at the fair via signage and company logo on floor plan handouts (1,500 per day)
  • Recognition as a Career Fair sponsor on the University Career Services website, HireMason and on over 30 tv screens across campus
  • Access to our Career Fair Twitter hashtag the week before the event 
Register for the fair or contact, Bernadette Davey, Career Fair Manager, with questions on sponsorship.

Step 3: Maintain Your Presence 

Build Your Own Event (BYOE)

Here at Mason employers are given the freedom to think outside the box! With our distributed campuses and large population of working students, we found that traditional information sessions do not attract a lot of attention. So, as a solution, we developed BYOE or Build Your Own Events. Our Industry Advisors work with you to create a unique event to grab student attention. Here are a few examples of what employers have created in the past:

  • Tech Talks with product demonstrations
  • A day in the life of a…
  • Case study competition
  • Ice cream social
  • Giant game of chess on the quad
  • Mock interview day
  • Flight simulation

Please note: Only those employers who have participated in at least one Signature Event during the year are eligible to create a BYOE.

Student Organizations

Connect with students directly by reaching out to student organizations to share your company info or plan an event. Work with your Industry Advisor to connect with students groups.

Career Link

Give back to the newest generation of Mason students via Career Link, our mentor-student connection tool. Share your industry experience, career path advice, and job search expertise with students by registering in Career Link. Once in the database, students will be able to search for you by their professional interests and reach out to you with career questions and requests such as: 

  • Informational interviews
  • Job shadowing
  • Mentoring
  • Phone or email conversations
  • Resume critiques

University Career Services uses Career Link as a resource to fill volunteering opportunities such as facilitating workshops and serving as a career panelist.

Career Link also serves as a networking tool for you to connect with other recruiters as you too can search the database.

Sign up for Mason Career Link today! 

Step 4: Become a Partner

Partnership Program

We rely on the support of our valued employers to help achieve UCS's mission to educate our students and prepare them for meaningful careers in a global society. Learn more about our Partnership Program.

Career Ready Recruits


Our goal is to ensure that our grads have the skills necessary to enter the workforce as productive additions to your organization. We call this being "career ready."

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) developed a definition of career readiness and identified these eight competencies as necessary for a successful transition into the workforce:

  1. critical thinking/problem solving
  2. oral/written communications
  3. teamwork/collaboration
  4. digital technology
  5. leadership
  6. professionalism/work ethic
  7. career management
  8. global/intercultural fluency

We incorporate these competencies into our work with students and encourage you to do the same in your internship programs.