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August 27

Jump Start Workshop Day

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
SUB 1, Room 3400

Attend one or more of our career workshops presented by employers and Mason's career staff. All workshops are offered free of charge. Attend one or multiple workshops throughout the day! No registration is required.

Resume & Cover Letter Writing
10 – 11 a.m.

Learn how to write a targeted resume and cover letter for your job or internship applications.

Finding Career Connections
11 a.m. – Noon

Did know that over 70% of jobs are filled through personal connections? Learn how to enhance your job or internship search by connecting with people! We will provide some resources to get you started and review how to professionally approach people you meet about your search.

SPEEDSHOP: Applying for Federal Work Study & On-Campus Jobs
Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Be a S-T-A-R at Interviewing
1 – 2 p.m.

Learn techniques and strategies to be successful during your behavioral interview. Practice the STAR method and enhance your interviewing performance.

Salary Negotiation
2 – 3 p.m.

How do I start the negotiation process? What can I do if an employer rejects my salary proposal? What are some non-monetary considerations I should be aware of during the negotiation process? Join us to learn how to prepare for a salary negotiation. Co-presented by Emagine IT.

Being the Intern Who WINS the Full-time Job
3 – 4 p.m.

You landed your dream internship, now what? Learn what it takes to become an intern who WINS the opportunity to convert their internship into a full-time position. Co-presented by Sherwin-Williams.

Your Amazing Race: Preparing for Your Career Journey
4 – 5 p.m.

Before setting out on the road to finding a job or internship, you FIRST have to know who you are and what you have to offer an employer. This interactive workshop will help you figure out the clues to map out your path. Learn how University Career Services is your critical resource no matter what your class year or experience level is! You will leave with results to help you know who you are, what's important to you, and web resources to conduct additional research.

Job Search for International Students
5 – 6 p.m.

Searching for a job as an international student has some unique challenges. This workshop will teach you strategies for an optimal job search as an international student, including important resources and how to identify employers open to internationals. Co-presented by the Office of International Programs and Services.


September 02

Part Time Job Fair

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Dewberry Hall, lower level Johnson Center, Fairfax campus

On campus employers will be looking for student workers in various departments across campus.  Local employers will be recruiting for part time jobs in the area which are accessible by public transportation.  The list of participants will be available in August.

September 11

Career Connections Friday

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Gateway Library, Johnson Center

University Career Services and University Libraries invite all students to drop in for career planning and company research assistance on Fridays in the Gateway Library.  An advisor from Career Services and the Business Subject Librarian will be on hand to help you get the job of your dreams and learn more about companies that are hiring.  Appointments are drop-in only and first come, first served.  


September 14

Beginning Your Career in Government

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
SUB I, Room 3400

A career with the U.S. government can mean working for organizations at federal, state or local level. This field includes a wide group of professions, based in the public sector, with a large number of potential career paths. Come to learn how to connect your academic major, interests, and skills to opportunities to make a difference.


September 14

Getting Government Experience on Your Resume

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
SUB I, Room 3400

Want to be a competitive candidate for that internship or job? Find out what experience to get on your resume ASAP to make you stand out! Presented by guest speaker Jon Stehle of MITRE.