Career Services hosts a Career Fair twice a year, once in October and again in February. We also host an Education Recruitment Day fair in March for those interested in recruiting future educators.
Spring Career Fair: February 19 and 20, 2014
This is a campus-wide fair for organizations that have internships, co-ops, full-time jobs, and part-time jobs. It is open to all students and alumni of George Mason University. It attracts over 1,200 students each day.
NEW THIS SPRING:
February 19, 2014: Engineering, Science and Tech Day - come celebrate National Engineering Week!
February 20, 2014: Business, Public Service and Non-technical Day
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center, Fairfax Campus
All registration fees include a 6 foot by 3 foot table and 2 chairs, two parking passes per employer, breakfast, lunch and other refreshments throughout the day, as well as wireless internet access.
Career Fair Sponsor: $1,000 per day (includes one day registration to the fair, your preferred booth location, including electrical hook up, pipe and drape booth reservation to conduct interviews during the fair, two additional parking passes, career fair recognition with signage at the fair along with a company logo and acknowledgement on floor plan handouts (1,500 per day), recognition as a career fair sponsor on our website and over 30 TV screens located on campus.
Corporate employers: $600 per day
Government agencies: $400 per day
Non-profits and charities: $200 per day
We accept payment by check and credit card. We only accept Visa and Mastercard. The deadline for payment of the registration fee is Friday,March 7, 2014.
If paying by credit card, please click here to go to our secure site. Mastercard and Visa only. Sorry, we cannot accept American Express or Discover.
The Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel is conveniently located on campus with free parking.
For reservations call 703-865-5705.
For other hotel accommodation, visit the George Mason visitor site.
Before parking your vehicle, please drive to the Johnson Center loading dock (located behind the building) to drop off displays and materials. Please follow the signs on campus. Student volunteers will assist you with unloading and carrying your supplies to your table.
After unloading, follow signs to the Mason Pond Visitor Parking Deck. All levels of the parking deck will be open for your use (excluding those spaces marked reserved) and will be available both days of the fair. If Mason Pond parking deck is full, please proceed further around Patriot Circle to Shenandoah parking deck.
Each registered organization is eligible for two parking passes. In order to receive your pass, bring your parking ticket to the Employer Registration Desk at the fair. You must give the parking attendant both your ticket and your pass on your way out of the parking garage in order to exit for free.
A campus map with unloading instructions will be sent to you before the fair.
Employer representatives may ship materials for use at the fair. University Career Services does not assume responsibility for the shipping of any packages before or after the fair. If you are shipping materials, please allow adequate time for packages to arrive before the fair and ensure that packages are picked up after the fair.
Do not ship items to University Career Services. Displays and materials for the fair may be shipped to the following address:
Attention: Keith Epps, JC Building Supervisor, George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Johnson Center, Room 323/324
Fairfax, VA 22030
Return Shipping of Packages:
Employer representatives must repackage their materials and displays, attach the correct mailing labels, and call their shipping carrier for package pick up at the end of the fair. You will need to supply your carrier with the following information:
Pick Up Location: Packages will be kept in a locked closet adjacent to the fair location, G29. Drivers must enter the building to get the packages. A staff member will unlock the closet where packages are stored. Packages will not be on the loading dock once the fair is over.
Type of Carrier Service: Please specify which service you are requesting as carriers often determine which vans to send depending on the shipping method: ground, overnight, express etc.
- Labels: Make sure you attach a return label that includes a correct account number, package label number, etc. Often, the account number is not shown on the label, and carriers will not schedule a pick up without the account number.
- You may cancel your registration before the payment deadline and receive a refund. No refunds are given after Friday, March7, 2014. If we have to cancel for weather related or other reasons, a credit will be given to a future fair.
Display Area and Materials
You will have a table about 6 feet by 2 feet with two chairs in the event space. Due to the popularity of the fair, space can be quite limited. Please plan to bring a displays that will fit on the table. If you have requested access to electricity, you must bring your own extension cord. Balloons are not allowed in the event hall.
Education Recruitment Day 2014: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
This career fair is an opportunity for graduating teachers and school counselors, in addition to graduating BS / BA students, and the Mason community, interested in teaching, to mingle and discuss opportunities with education recruiters from school systems from the Washington metropolitan area and surrounding regions.
In the morning, the event will feature a job fair format where candidates are free to talk with representatives on an informal basis from 9 – 11:30 a.m. Where there is mutual interest, education recruiters can schedule half hour individual interviews from Noon to 4 p.m.
The cost is $150 per day, per employer. Payment must be made by the deadline of Friday, March 7, 2014.